For Honor – Closed Beta and War of the Factions Revealed

Prepare for war. For Honor’s Closed Beta begins in January, giving you an opportunity to don the mantle of a Viking, Knight, or Samurai and battle your foes in new multiplayer experiences. To help up the ante, For Honor is also introducing War of the Factions, in which your faction allegiance impacts a persistent fight for supremacy between For Honor’s Vikings, Knights, and Samurai.

In War of the Factions, all multiplayer victories (as any hero) will contribute towards your declared faction and its global leaderboards. Entering the Closed Beta automatically enrolls you in War of the Factions, and all participants will receive a special in-game reward, with the winning factions earning additional in-game rewards to be revealed at a later date. Want to be a part of it? Sign up here for a chance to turn the tide of war and help your faction reign supreme.

For Honor is scheduled for release on February 14. For more information on the game, check out our previous coverage:

For Honor – 6 Essential Battlefield Tactics

For Honor – Parallel Paths from the Story Campaign Offer Surprises

For Honor – 12 Heroes Battle Across 5 Multiplayer Modes at Gamescom 2016

For Honor

For Honor

Release date — February 14, 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Enter the chaos of a raging war as a bold knight, brutal viking, or mysterious samurai, three of the greatest warrior legacies. For Honor is a fast-paced, competitive experience mixing skill, strategy, and team play with visceral melee combat.

The Art of Battle, For Honor’s innovative control system, puts you in total control of your heroes, each with distinct skills and weapons, as you fight for land, glory, and honor. As a skilled warrior on an intense, believable battleground, you annihilate all soldiers, archers, and opposing heroes who stand in your way.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence
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