Ubisoft gave gamers a taste of their unique IP a few months ago when For Honor had its first beta. The up close and personal combat between knights, vikings, and samurais offered something new to the third person genre. Those who are suffering from severe withdrawal from that type of action will be happy to know what’s coming next month. The For Honor closed beta will be available in January with the exact release date to be revealed soon. Just be sure to sign up for the next beta. This time players will be able to play on the lands of Ashfeld, Valkenheim, and Myre with new multiplayer experiences.
Alongside the closed beta will be a limited time event called War of the Factions. This will track all multiplayer activity across all platforms to see which group is the strongest. If your faction racks up the most wins then rewards will be given out to all warriors that participated. Three new classes, one for each group, were also announced today by way of video reveals. You can check out their roles and description below.
Warlord is a name from an ancient Viking tradition, a name that is earned by only the true leaders in combat, those who are ready to spend their whole life servicing all who need it. Warlords’ shields are as versatile as they are strong and their sword, while simple in design, is sharp and deadly.
Selected from the desperate, the humbled or the devoted, they are sworn to secrecy by unbreakable oaths. Quick and lethal, they fight with a short sword in one hand and a dagger in the other. Peacekeepers are the deadliest duelists of all Assassins, capable of winning a fight before their enemy even knows they are here.
Once the guardians of the Samurai, they have become as family. Massive and fierce, their weapon of choice is the kanabo, a huge stick that only they can wield efficiently. The Shugoki might not have the same agility as the other Samurai, but their rock-like resistance and demon-like strength make them an unavoidable force on the battlefield.