For Honor Free Weekend Runs August 10 – 13, Includes All Platforms

We have all asked this question at some point in our lives: Could a Samurai take down a Knight? If you’ve spent countless hours imagining the outcome of this once-impossible battle, take comfort in knowing you will no longer have to concoct theoretical outcomes, because For Honor is getting a free weekend on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. From August 10 to August 13, you will have access to a deep roster of diverse heroes, as well the game’s five multiplayer modes, all multiplayer maps, and full campaign (playable in single-player or online co-op). Season 2’s Heroes, the aforementioned Shinobi and the brutal Centurion, are accessible via For Honor’s in-game currency for 15,000 Steel each. PlayStation 4 users and Uplay members can pre-load the game starting today, August 7, at 9PM PDT.

If you want to keep playing and carry your progress over to the full game, we’ve got some extra good news: For Honor will be on sale with a 50 percent discount across all versions, including the Gold Edition with the Season Pass, from August 10 to August 20 for consoles, and from August 10 to August 14 on PC (dates are North America only).

This is a perfect time to jump into For Honor, as it precedes the impending release of Season 3: Grudge & Glory, which features two new heroes (the Highlander and the Gladiator), new maps, ranked play, and additional updates. The Highlander and Gladiator are available immediately to Season Pass owners on August 15, and will be available for 15,000 Steel each for all other players starting August 22. The launch of Season 3 is the first in a series of events on the For Honor development schedule that includes a new season in November and the introduction of dedicated servers at a later date.

For Honor is currently available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. For more information, check out our previous coverage, visit the official site, or check out the For Honor Season 3 Live Event: Grudge & Glory Reveal livestream tournament on August 12 at 11AM at twitch.tv/forhonorgame to watch players compete in a 1v1 tournament and see live gameplay of Season 3 content.

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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Giancarlo Varanini picked up a controller at the age of four and hasn't put it down since. This makes things like eating hamburgers or driving a vehicle incredibly problematic. You might remember his previous work from great media outlets such as GameSpot, EGM, Official US PlayStation Magazine, Nintendo Power, and others. Follow him on Twitter: @gvaranini