Ever-committed to ensuring a regular influx of content is available, Ubisoft have today launched For Honor Year 3, Season 2 and with it comes a rather haunting Hero, a new map as well as a load of gameplay improvements. So let’s find out more about Season 2 and the formidable Hitokiri character class.
The Hitokiri are ghostly warriors, belonging to the Samurai faction, who have lost all faith in humanity. They wander the land clutching their Masakari – the mighty axes they used to sentence criminals – and their sheer presence on the battlefield spreads a black cloud that can terrify their enemies. This new archetype will have both female and male versions available in the form of Sakura and Yato. The Hitokiri will be immediately playable for all owners of the Year 3 Pass, while all other players will be able to unlock the Hitokiri in a week, on 9th May for the grand total of 15,000 Steel.
As for the new map Canopy, and well, everyone can get involved with via various modes – Tribute, Skirmish, Elimination, Brawl and Duel – and it’s a map that’s the source of many legends. One is about a group of Samurai settlers who had fled there and used the landscape to triumph over one thousand enemies. Another tale speaks of a mysterious deity that gave birth to the sacred grove, before turning to stone. Besides its mystical aura, this isolated village is protected by natural barriers and has become a coveted refuge for all factions.
On top of this, there are improvements to both Lawbringer and Raider Heroes, including changes to chains, shoves, impalements and the amount of damage their attacks do has been increased, amongst other things. Of course, a whole load of minor changes and fixes have implemented into the general gameplay too; a full run-down of which can be found in the Official Patch Notes for the For Honor Year 3 Season 2 update that’s out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Be sure to fire up the game and see how you get on with the Hitokiri warriors as well as all of the changes. Our full review will tell you everything you need to know about For Honor if you haven’t spent time mastering its fighting experience as of yet.