For Honor shows absolutely no signs of dying, and after a slow uptake, and an initial launch with little fanfare, is a game that has gone from strength, to strength, to strength. Today we see Ubisoft kick on with the Art of Battle as Season 3 of Year 3 hits home, alongside the arrival of a new Viking warrior.
Year 3 Season 3 is powered by the Jormungandr, a new feral warrior who are joining the ranks of the Viking Faction in For Honor on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Available from today to owners of the Year 3 pass, the Jormungandr will appear at 8pm BST, while all other players will be able to gain access to the new Hero on 8th August at 7pm BST for 15,000 Steel.
The Jormungandr are Viking sectarians who wear their devotion to the Great Serpent, after whom they are named on their scarred bodies. Led by Hulda or Gretar, the female and male version of the New Hero, the Jormungandr aims to crush the weak before Ragnarok comes, as they believe only the most worthy must remain for the Great Battle. Wielding their mighty War Hamarr during fights, they cull their opponents with their powerful attacks.
Further to that though, Season 3 of Year 3 sees all players given the chance to wield their weapons on a new Breach map – that of the Viking fortress of Storr Stronghold. And further still, following in the footsteps of previous gameplay updates, Season 3 will also further balance the roster with new Hero updates to the Nobushi, Shinobi, Orochi, and many others.
If you’re a die-hard For Honor player and can’t wait for the next step in this brutal battler, then the Year 3 Pass is now available and included in the For Honor Complete Edition. And that’s the edition you want to get too, as it’ll give you the best opportunity to experience the engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes, embodying the warriors of the four greatest of factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings, the deadly Samurai and the fearsome Wu Lin.
Should a fight to the death be something that appeals to you, but you still haven’t made the jump onto the battlefield, then make sure you check out our full review of For Honor on Xbox One. Just bear in mind that some time has passed since the launch back in 2017 and the game is certainly an altogether different kettle of fish to that which we first saw.