Wow — For Honor was the most-downloaded PS4 game from PlayStation Store last month! Of course, Horizon Zero Dawn made a massive debut, landing at the #2 spot with only one day of sales counted here. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin made made a beefy debut on PlayStation VR, but not quite beefy enough to dethrone the unstoppable Job Simulator. Who woulda figured the first thing people want to do in virtual reality is work?
A cataclysm has laid waste to the world’s civilizations, sending humanity hurtling towards total ruin. From the charred remains of once great nations, three factions rise up to reclaim their glory: the knights, vikings, and samurai of old. Ready your blade; For Honor launches next week on PS4.
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For Honor launches February 14 on PS4, but if you’re eager to get a head start on swinging steel as a knight, samurai, or viking before then, the open beta is free to all players on PS4 today through February 12. And it packs in more features than any of the tests before it.
The open beta features nine playable heroes (out of a total 12 available at launch), as well as a new game mode, Elimination, which pits two teams against each other in a best-of-five, four-on-four match with no respawns. Teamwork — and moving quickly to revive downed players — is an essential part of victory here, so we strongly encourage you to stay in constant communication with your teammates. It’ll also give you an edge in the other available modes: Duel (1v1), Brawl (2v2), and Dominion, a four-on-four match in which two teams fight for control of a huge battlefield.
For Honor offers players the chance to storm battlefields as one of 12 heroes who can tear through rank-and-file enemies and stand against nearly any foe.
Each one of these heroes is suited to a different play style, so if you’re looking for a warrior with the range to keep sword- and axe-wielders at bay, you’ll want to try the Nobushi. One of the four Heroes of the Samurai faction, the Nobushi is a mysterious masked warrior who carries a spearlike naginata, using its reach to confound and destroy opponents.
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