If you’re a regular For Honor player, then you will already know what to expect when the third season of the game gets underway – but even then, the promise of new heroes, more maps, ranked play and numerous updates to the whole game experience should be something that is highly anticipated.
Ubisoft have now not only announced the release date for when season three gets going, but also the full details of what we should come to expect. If we’re honest, it looks and sounds pretty damn good too.
So, starting on August 15th 2017 will be “Grudge & Glory”, the third season of Ubisoft’s For Honor. Launching simultaneously across all platforms, season three will usher in new heroes – the proud Highlander and the fearless Gladiator – who will be available for free for Season Pass holders. If you’re not one of those, but still want in on the action, then you will be able to unlock them come August 22nd for 15,000 Steel.
Full details of each hero is as follows:
- Highlander (Viking Hybrid) – Highlanders are patient heroes capable of switching between two different fighting forms. Their defensive form allows for counter-attacking and trading blows, while their offensive form empowers them to unleash their deadliest attacks at the expense of being able to block. Wielding the heaviest and longest sword in the game, the Highlander’s massive claymore gives them a deadly combination of strength and range.
- Gladiator (Knight Assassin) – Wielding a trident and shield, Gladiators have made a living off of killing for sport, and now bring their ruthlessness and skill to war. Equipped with little armour, they can punch their opponents to create separation to set up attacks and stuns. Their larger stamina meter and reduced cool down times make them extremely agile and dangerous opponents.
Two new battlefields will also be added, the Sentinel and Viking Village. Each hold unique but deadly environmental hazards, forcing players to master the new terrain whilst being aware of their surroundings at all times. You’ll also find a new rarer legendary gear set, an increase to the max reputation to 40 and competitive play for all.
The introduction of 1v1 duel tournaments will allow players to vie for higher rankings, which will reset each season, and win exclusive tournament rewards. Competitive play will continue to grow with the introduction of 4v4 ranked modes later on in the year, with dedicated servers and another season both in the offing.
Those looking to get their first peek at the new content included in Season 3 can tune into the For Honor Season 3 Live Event: Grudge & Glory Reveal livestream tournament on twitch.tv/forhonorgame on August 12th starting at 7PM BST. This live event will also see the winners of the For Honor Hero Series qualifiers coming together from around the world to compete for their share of a $10,000 prize pool.
So, what do you think? A few good moves by Ubisoft? Let us know in the comments below!