One of the highlights – for me, anyway – of Ubisoft’s E3 presentation was their big For Honor presentation, where they talked about the next big update to the game that, astonishingly, wasn’t a Battle Royale mode. Rather, it’s a brand new faction (The Chinese) and a new mode called Breach.
First, the trailer introducing our new faction and the update in general, called Marching Fire.
So we’ve got an old dude general, a knife-wielding bodyguard, an ol’ monk with his staff, and a dude with a long sword, kickin’ butts and taking names. By now, though, the other three factions have far more than just four warriors to choose from, so it’s possible that there are more yet to be announced, or the extra Chinese warriors will be released periodically afterwards in future expansions.
But that’s not the only new bit: we’ve also got the new Breach mode.
Breach is the game’s first asymmetric mode, with one team attacking and the other, defending. The attacking team will use siege weapons and overwhelming force to try to break into the enemy’s castle, cut through their defenses, and assassinate the enemy general. The defenders, meanwhile, will use ballistas, burning oil, and other defensive measures to try to ward off the attackers for as long as possible. It looks like it would be more fun if there were more than just four people on the team, but the new maps and the possibilities look exciting… even if it’ll probably just come down to another version of a 4v4 deathmatch.
One final thing: for a week, the PC version of For Honor will be free to anyone who wants to dive in now. Which is exciting, but it also suggests this new update won’t be a free: so better prepare to pay that expansion money, For Honor fans, as this new content will be ready come October.