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For Honor is a third-person action game developed by Ubisoft Montreal for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It was announced at E3 2015 and was released on February 14, 2017. While not much was seen after the initial announcement, more gameplay footage was shown to players at E3 2016 along with the release date. The Factions, originally known as The Legion, The Chosen, and The Warborn are now known instead as Knights, Samurai, and Vikings respectively.

The game is available for pre-order at the official website and players could have signed up for the For Honor Beta (Which has as ended) via their UPlay accounts. The game is available in a Standard, Deluxe and Gold Edition. All three include 3 exclusive armor designs. The Deluxe includes access to the exclusive Day One content and the Gold Edition includes this as well as access to the Season Pass. The current prices for all platforms available are $59.99 (standard), $69.99 (deluxe) and $99.99 (gold). Collector Editions are also available.

To view your player stats and edit your emblem online, go to the new For Honor player website

Open Beta is scheduled for February 9 at 9 am EST to the 12th at 5 pm EST all platforms. Pre-download is available. 

Game EditionsEdit

For Honor Standard Edition

For Honor Deluxe Edition - Includes extra content

For Honor Gold Edition - includes extra content and Season Pass

For Honor Collector's Edition - exclusively at UPlay Store for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

  • Gold Edition - includes extra digital content and Season Pass
  • Game Soundtrack
  • Exclusive Lithography
  • 3 Helmets representing factions -  with a stand (full metal - actual size unknown)

For Honor Apollyon Edition - PS4 - Exclusively at Gamestop [1]

  • For Honor Gold Edition - includes extra content and Season Pass
  • 14" Apollyon Statue - highly detailed accurate reproduction of the warlord Apollyon
  • Exclusive Apollyon Lithograph - Limited Edition
  • Origins Note - Discover more about Apollyon's past
  • Premium Collector's Edition Packaging

For Honor GameplayEdit

For Honor is a competitive third-person melee fighting game mixing speed, strategy, and team play with visceral close range combat in multiplayer action. Experience the chaos, fury, and brutality of battle where you and your friends cut a bloody trail of carnage as brutal Vikings, deadly Knights, and cold-blooded Samurai.

The innovative Art of Battle system lets you feel the power of every strike, the strength of every impact, and the weight of the weapon in your hand. It is meant to deliver a feeling of really dueling without the sacrifice of accessibility and simplicity. The system was built using motion capture by real martial artists and professional stuntmen to give the battles realism not otherwise possible. Players can easily switch between three different stances in order to block an attack or strike an enemy. Watching the enemy closely to see which stance they switch to is key to defense and offense. This give the players a chance to plan their next move and ideally the next few as well. Players can also shift stances mid-swing and feint, in an attempt to trick opponents into shifting their guard.

There are three playable factions in For Honor and each one presents the story from their own point-of-view. Play through each one for a completely unique experience. The For Honor Story Campaign mode can be played solo or in 2 player co-op. Players will be thrust into the war raging with the other two factions. There is also a competitive multiplayer online mode that pits players against each other.

Heroes TypesEdit

Each of the three factions have their own heroes with a total of four playable heroes per faction. Each of the Heroes comes with their own set of skills, weapons, armor and fighting style and are grouped into one of four types.

They are:

  • Vanguards - These are well-balanced Heroes with good attack and defense capabilities. They also have great versatility.
  • Assassins - This Hero type is swift and lethal. They have good offensive skills and are a good choice for duels.
  • Heavies - These Heroes have the highest resistance to damage but their attacks are slower than the other types, although still deadly. They are best used to defend a capture point and exterminating AI enemies.
  • Hybrids - Hybrids are a mix of the other three types, making them a little more difficult to master due to their unique use of tactics, but they are no less effective in killing for the player willing to make the effort.

HeroesEdit

Below are the factions with their Hero types:

VikingEdit

For Honor Berserker Raider Warlord Valkyrie

KnightEdit

For Honor Peacekeeper Warden Conqueror Lawbringer

SamuraiEdit

For Honor Orochi Kensei Shugoki Nobushi

LoadoutEdit

Each hero has their own Loadout or gear that they can buy and upgrade. (Please update this)

For Honor Game ModesEdit

There are currently two game modes available in For Honor. They are single player Story Campaign and multiplayer PVP . For Honor’s in-depth progression is unique to each Hero, with select elements shared across PvE and PvP gameplay modes. At the end of each multiplayer match and each campaign mission, players are awarded XP that unlocks new combat abilities and new visual customization options. They also have the chance to loot armor and weapon parts on the battlefield, with specific stats allowing each player to adapt their gear to their playstyle while ensuring fairness and balance in multiplayer.

Story CampaignEdit

The Story Campaign takes players on a journey with their chosen faction (players can play through all three if they choose) that may pit them against others in their own faction or against rival factions. All three campaigns will introduce players to the game's main antagonist, Apollyon - the leader of the Blackstone Legion.

MultiplayerEdit

The multiplayer mode includes 5 different types of PVP game modes. They are:

  • Dominion - a 4v4 objective based mode. Two teams fight for control of the battlefield by taking objectives and eliminating enemy players. This mode relies on communication and teamwork as well as skill.
  • Brawl - 2v2 mode in which each team of two players will need to kill the two enemy Heroes to win a round. Skill, awareness, cooperation and the capacity to use the environment to the player’s advantage are key components.
  • Duel - This 1v1 mode puts two Heroes face-to-face in a fight to the death. Skill is fundamental in Duel of course, but as in Brawl, players have the possibility to use the environment to their advantage.
  • Elimination - In this 4v4 mode, the last surviving player on the battlefield wins the round for their team.
  • Skirmish - This is a 4v4 Team Death Match like mode. Combat skills are key in this mode as players score points for their team by killing enemy Heroes.

Season Pass and Post-Launch ContentEdit

Ubisoft has announced on the 2nd of February 2017 an season pass and post-launch content.[2]

The season pass includes:

  • Six new Heroes – These will be released two at a time. The Heroes will be introduce at the beginning of each new season of the Faction War. Season Pass owners will have early access to these Heroes. After the Season Pass early access period, these Heroes can then be unlocked by all players with Steel (For Honor’s in-game currency).
  • Six elite outfits to customize the new heroes
  • Exclusive sunbeam effect on emotes for all Heroes
  • Three exclusive emblem outlines
  • Three scavenger crates that unlock additional gear
  • 30-Day Champion Status – Gives XP boosts to you and your friends.

Also in addition to the Season Pass content, For Honor will feature free downloadable content that will be released over the course of the three seasons. This content includes:

  • New maps
  • New modes
  • New gear

All this will be available to all players, however Season Pass owners will have an early access period for some of this content as well.

The Season Pass is available for purchase alongside the main game, or automatically included in the For Honor Gold Edition (A deluxe version of the game).

For Honor Trailer- Season Pass & Post Launch (DLC)02:12

For Honor Trailer- Season Pass & Post Launch (DLC)

PC RequirementsEdit

Minimum (in alpha - still undergoing optimization)

  • Resolution – 720p @ ~30FPS
  • Video-Default – low
  • VSync – off
  • OS – Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-Bit-Versions)
  • CPU – Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560Ti (1GB VRAM) | AMD Radeon HD 6870 (1GB VRAM) or equivalent
  • RAM – 4GB

Recommended (in alpha - still undergoing optimization)

  • Resolution – 1080p @ ~60FPS
  • Video-Default – High
  • VSync – off
  • OS – Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-Bit-Versions)
  • CPU – Intel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350 or equivalent
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 | AMD Radeon R9 285 or equivalent
  • RAM – 8GB

NotesEdit

10/6/2016 - The split-screen option for console is being removed from the game.

GalleryEdit

VideoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Apollyon Edition exclusively at Gamestop
  2. https://blog.ubi.com/honor-season-pass-free-post-launch-content-revealed/

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