Towards the end of last month, Ubisoft revealed a wealth of new goodies coming to the studio’s hack-and-slash fighting game For Honor, including new game modes, playable heroes, and dedicated servers. It was this last feature that served to excite players the most; For Honor, while not necessarily a bad game by most measures, has been plagued since its launch with frequent connection problems and general desynchronous experiences among its players, and the announcement of dedicated servers seemed to finally address this most major of problems.
To both celebrate this reveal and to herald the start of For Honor’s competitive Season 3 (which will be beginning August 15), the game will be entering a free-to-play weekend this Thursday. Check out the announcement below:
The trailer proudly displays the different features in For Honor, which now includes 14 different, playable characters, an “immersive story mode,” and a variety of multiplayer modes that range from 1v1 duels, 2v2 brawls, and 4v4 dominion, skirmish, and elimination matches. There’s also quite a lot of customization available for those Vikings that insist on looking their best when they go out for another day of fighting and bloodshed.
Players who don’t own For Honor will be able to download and play the game for the first time on August 10 at 3:01 am EST for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The event will conclude on August 14 at 7:59 pm EST. PC players will get access to the event a bit later at 1:00 pm EST, and it will also finish earlier as well on August 13 at 4 pm EST.
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