=Ubisoft’s For Honor will be going into closed beta testing in January and players will be able to test the multiplayer action.
The beta event will include what they are calling War of Factions with the Samurai, Vikings and Knights all battling out to see who will reign supreme. The test will include 12 heroes from all three factions and these new guys will also be making an appearance…
- Shugoki: Once the guardians of the Samurai, they have become as family. Massive and fierce, their weapon of choice is the kanabo, a huge stick that only they can wield efficiently. The Shugoki might not have the same agility as the other Samurai, but their rock-like resistance and demon-like strength make them an unavoidable force on the battlefield.
- Warlord: Warlord is a name from an ancient Viking tradition, a name that is earned by only the true leaders in combat, those who are ready to spend their whole life servicing all who need it. Warlords’ shields are as versatile as they are strong and their sword, while simple in design, is sharp and deadly.
- Peacekeeper: Selected from the desperate, the humbled or the devoted, they are sworn to secrecy by unbreakable oaths. Quick and lethal, they fight with a short sword in one hand and a dagger in the other. Peacekeepers are the deadliest duelists of all Assassins, capable of winning a fight before their enemy even knows they are here.
The Faction War ‘meta-game’ has also been revealed and it will track every multiplayer battle which will have an impact on the world as players accrue War Assets based on performance. These ‘Assets’ can then be used to help players defend and conquer territories. This Faction War will span a ten week season with players receiving rewards based on the rank of their faction. Once the season ends it will be reset and a new season will launch.
The beta test sign-ups can be found over on the official site. Now here’s few new trailers…