Enter the chaos of a raging war as a bold Knight, brutal Viking, or deadly Samurai, three of the greatest warrior factions of legend. For Honor is a fast-paced and immersive experience, mixing skill with visceral, never-before-seen melee combat. Storm castles in massive battles and confront deadly bosses in the memorable story campaign and support your allies while slaughtering enemies in the groundbreaking multiplayer modes where your combat skills will make the difference between life and death.
In the understandable event you don’t want to watch the video, here’s a brief summary: on the 16th, when the expansion launches, all players will have access to an improved UI, a graphical overhaul that should make things look rather neat, the brand-new Breach mode, and a new dialogue system. But if you decide to spend some dolla dolla bills on the new mode, you’ll also get the four brand-new Wu-Lin heroes (who will be available to the public two weeks after launch, on October 30th) and a new unlimited solo/co-op Arcade Mode where you battle a number of foes using different rules and setups to rank up and get steel, improved equipment, and other stuff that’ll transfer to the multiplayer game.
Ubisoft is calling this the biggest update the game’s enjoyed since its launch last year, and that looks about right. If it’s enough to make For Honor as competitive as Rainbow Siege Six, well, we have yet to see. But as a former For Honor player, I can say confidently it’s not quite enough for me to dish out for the expansion.
It’s tempting, I’ll grant you. But not tempting enough.