For Honor Season 2

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Fog hangs low in Times Square, New York City

It is day 4 in my trip to New York City with my wife. While she goes to work, I remain alone, most of the time in our hotel room, where I spend most of my hours typing furiously into finishing the Red Whale. We’ll be here until next week, where we will move to an apartment space, thanks to Airbnb, and after a few more days we’ll be jumping on board a plane and fly back home.

Anyhow, once again my friends of Ubisoft has sent me a press release, again about “For Honor” and despite not having played the game yet, all the new content sounds really intriguing. I do hope to get a PlayStation 4 soon to catch up with all these blockbuster games.

Press release follows.

FOR HONOR SEASON TWO, SHADOW AND MIGHT, COMING MAY 16

Ubisoft announced that “For Honor” Season Two, Shadow and Might, will launch simultaneously across all platforms on May 16. Shadow and Might will bring new content to “For Honor” including two additional heroes, two extra maps, new customization items and gameplay updates. Maps and gameplay updates will be free for all players at the start of Season Two. New heroes, the lethal Shinobi and the fierce Centurion, will be available for free immediately for Season Pass holders on May 16, while all other players will be able to unlock them with their in-game Steel on May 23.

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In the war between the three deadly factions, Knights, Vikings and Samurai, two new Heroes enter the battlefield:

  • Shinobi (Samurai Assassin)
    – The Shinobi are silent warriors able to move with a dancer’s grace and kill with precision thanks to a lifetime of disciplined training. They wield the traditional Japanese Kusarigama.
  • Centurion (Knight Hybrid)
    – The Centurion sees the battlefield like a chessboard. Equipped with the reliable standard issue gladius, Centurions can bypass enemy defenses through strategic close-quarters combat.

The two new maps, Forge and Temple Garden, will expand upon the selection of multiplayer battlefields. Additionally, Season Two will introduce a new level of gear rarity – Epic gear – that will increase the maximum gear score along with a balancing overhaul for the entire gear stats system.

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Coinciding with the end of Season One, a new title update (Update 1.06) was released on Windows PC to improve network stability while introducing new gameplay changes and hero balancing. The update is planned to release on consoles very shortly. For Honor will continue to be supported post-launch with additional content and consistent gameplay balancing updates.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios,* For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes. Players embody warriors of the three Great Factions, the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the deadly Samurai, fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The Art of Battle, the game’s innovative combat system that puts players in total control of their warriors, allows them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.

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For Honor gets Open Beta

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I just received a press release from Ubisoft. I’d write a more proper article but oh, I have this headache.

Anyway, I first ran into Ubisoft’s “For Honor” at E3 2015. I was with a group of other games journalists from Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. And they were all crazy about this game and none of us could get a decent schedule to view it because there was just so many people to wanted to check it out.

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For Honor Closed Beta Peaked at #1 Streamed Game on Twitch on the First Day

 Ubisoft announced that the “For Honor” Open Beta will be available to all players from February 9 to February 12 on current-gen consoles and PC. Prior to the Open Beta and to continue the War of the Factions, Ubisoft will dispatch some of the fiercest warriors including Lauren Cohan, Jason Momoa, Alfie Allen and Demetrious Johnson, as well as several of the top Twitch streamers to pledge their swords in a live For Honor battle taking place on Tuesday, February 7 at 11:00 p.m. CET Paris Time. This live War of the Factions competition, which will showcase the new Elimination mode, will be livestreamed on the For Honor Twitch channel.

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Players can continue to hone their skills on the battlefield by joining the For Honor open beta from February 9 to February 12. This beta will include the new Elimination mode, a best of five rounds four-versus-four match with no respawns. Elimination joins three additional modes playable in the open beta including Dominion, Brawl and Duel, and nine playable Heroes. At launch, For Honor will feature twelve playable Heroes and five different multiplayer modes.

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The War of the Factions will continue into the open beta giving more players a chance to fight for one of the three Factions – Knights, Samurai and Vikings. Following the closed beta, the Vikings led the War of the Factions, which pulled data from the performance of players across all three platforms. Although the Vikings are currently in the lead, Samurai and Knight players have the chance to lead their Faction to victory during the open beta and earn rewards when “For Honor” launches on February 14, 2017. (Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Yay!)

Here are the details for the Open Beta.