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Play For Honor for Free Nov. 9-12, Season Four Starts Nov. 14

Learn about the upcoming fourth season of For Honor, and try the game for yourself for free next weekend.

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On November 14, For Honor enters Season Four with the launch of Order & Havoc – a new update that adds two new Heroes, two new maps, new modes, and more to the war between Samurai, Vikings, and Knights. And if you haven’t yet jumped onto For Honor’s battlefields to outwit other players with its innovative Art of Battle system, PlayStation Plus members can play for free from November 9-12, giving you a chance to hone your skills ahead of Season Four’s launch.

Headlining Order & Havoc are its new Heroes: the Aramusha, a ronin-like Hybrid for the Samurai faction; and the Shaman, a lightning-fast Assassin for the Vikings. Inspired by historical samurai Miyamoto Musashi, the Aramusha wields dual katanas and is capable at offense and defense, able to chain together fast attacks and counter when the enemy least expects it.

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“The Aramusha is like the sea,” says Game Director Damien Kieken. “He can be very calm, nearly static, and then go mad and stormy and unleash a very fast mix-up on you if you upset him.”

The Shaman, meanwhile, looks similar to the Berserker, but has the ability to stalk opponents and strike quickly for massive damage. Carrying a hatchet and a dagger, the Shaman’s bestial fighting style is inspired by predatory animals. Also, stabbing her enemies with her dagger can deal bleed damage, which in turn triggers her Blood Trance, enabling her to pounce on her opponent to deliver a potentially deadly strike, or to attack with multiple smaller strikes that each heal the Shaman. Both new Heroes will be available immediately to Season Pass holders on November 14, while other players can unlock them for 15,000 Steel (For Honor’s in-game currency) each starting November 21.

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New fighters are just the beginning of what Season Four adds. Two new maps, Gauntlet and Market Town, will be available free to all players on November 14. Gauntlet is a Viking stronghold designed to channel attackers directly into the defenders’ fortifications, with a massive trench built to funnel invaders into a Killing Field where they can be picked off by attacks from above. Market Town, meanwhile, is based on a campaign level with rooftop playing fields, and adds a new gameplay feature: the zipline, which lets you quickly traverse the map or drop down to attack other players below.

Finally, there’s Tribute, a new 4v4 multiplayer mode in which players battle to claim three Offerings and bring them to a Shrine. Each Shrine imparts a different buff when given an Offering, which is granted to the entire team and adds a new dimension of strategy to the battle.

“In this mode, more than in any other modes, the final outcome is up in the air until the match is over,” says Kieken. “Even if you’re down 3-0, you can still come back if your team plans and executes a comeback plan correctly. I’ve been in many matches where we were in Win Confirmation, a short time period during which the winning team must maintain their win, only to steal an Offering with one or two seconds left, and go on to win the match. It’s the best feeling in the world, really.”

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Season Four also brings new gear and gameplay updates – including the ability to equip up to four executions – as well as a Ranked Dominion mode, which will be added later in the season. Before Season Four’s launch, new players will get a chance to test their mettle during the free weekend, which begins at 12:00 a.m. PT on November 9 (with pre-loading available starting at 9 p.m. PT on November 6), and runs through 12:00 a.m. PT on November 13. That gives you four days to play all of For Honor’s standard-edition content, including its campaign and multiplayer modes, all while earning gear and building up any of its 16 Heroes – including the recently added Shinobi, Centurion, Gladiator, and Highlander, who are unlockable for 15,000 Steel each.

If you want to keep your momentum going after the free weekend is over, For Honor will be on sale for up to 60% off until 12:00 a.m. PT on November 20. Nine months of updates and player feedback have honed For Honor into a fast, feature-rich experience, making this the perfect time to dive in. So grab your weapon of choice, grit your teeth, and get ready to storm the battlefields for free.

Add Your Own

drd7of14 said:

November 2nd, 12:08 pm

For Honor is an awesome game! I don’t think there’s much questions there for those who have at least tried it out…But it’s difficult to stick around when it feels like without the Season Pass, there’s so much content missing from the package.

The base game doesn’t have enough, and the Season Pass or Deluxe game is just too expensive. True, there have been sales, but they pretty much bring it down the what the full price should have been for the base game.

Extra characters, maps, etc…This stuff in a Season Pass splits the already relatively small community, and only seeks to strengthen the divide by adding more content to SP holders. Scrap the Pass, add some bonus voucher stuff, and open up the game to a wider audience.

    Shadead said:

    November 5th, 8:24 am

    Umm, what are you talking about? The season pass has a week early access and no steel cost. That’s it. Everything is available to everyone except for a few minor cosmetics that mean nothing.

    Seidnerz_is_WINS said:

    November 12th, 3:37 pm

    I’m getting a “content not available” error message when I try to download this off of PlayStation Plus. What’s going on?

Akmaljon said:

November 2nd, 3:40 pm

Not planning to play Pay to win game. Why couldn’t it be like a Rainbow Six Siege? It includes in game purchases, but doesn’t effect gameplay.

    Wolf_Dog said:

    November 3rd, 7:10 am

    Pay to win? what are you talking about? Have you even played it?

    Akmaljon said:

    November 3rd, 1:07 pm

    @wolf_dog either you are blind or ignorant if you have no idea what I am talking about

    Shadead said:

    November 5th, 8:28 am

    There is literally nothing to pay for that equals winning. All characters can be obtained for free and all gear drops as you level. And no gear is purchasable. Why are people spreading such idiotically false statements?

marporte said:

November 3rd, 7:59 am

Has Ubisoft finally added the Dedicated servers?

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