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For Honor season 5, Age of Wolves, is nearly upon us

Get ready for Ubisoft to ring in the changes for For Honor season 5, Age of Wolves.

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For Honor season 5

Get ready for Ubisoft to ring in the changes for For Honor season 5, Age of Wolves.

Ubisoft are busy mixing things up, changing things round, and hopefully, not throwing the baby out with the bathwater. There’s a new update to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, some changes to the competitive leagues for Rainbow Six Siege, and now, a raft of changes for For Honor season 5 (which for some reason is called Age of Wolves).

For Honor season 5 kicks off on February 15th, 2018, the first anniversary of the game’s worldwide release. No, we’re not sure how they fit five seasons into one year either, but it’s best not to think too hard about it.

There will be balance updates to the roster, a bunch of new training features, and crucially, the implementation of dedicated servers. Here are the full details, from Ubisoft:

Implementation of Dedicated Servers

Following a successful Open Test in December which allowed the production team to gather players’ feedback and data, the dedicated server infrastructure will be implemented in For Honor during Season Five. This implementation will remove the resyncing, session migrations and NAT requirements that players currently have and deliver stable connectivity on all platforms. The exact timing of the implementation will be communicated at a later date.

Major Hero Updates

Five Heroes – Kensei, Conqueror, Highlander, Berserker and Nobushi – will receive major gameplay updates in order to re-balance the available roster. The Kensei and Conqueror will both receive new move sets, animations and more to their kit, while the Highlander, the Berserker and the Nobushi, will also receive meaningful balancing updates. Following Season Five, more heroes will receive similar updates as the development team continues to prioritise game balancing.

New Training Features

After the launch of Season Five, For Honor will introduce three new training modes designed to change the way players hone their skills. Newcomers will be able to learn the basics of the game as well as more advanced techniques in the Apprentice Trials and the Warriors Trials modes. Finally, The Arena mode will allow advanced players to practice against specific heroes and moves that will prepare them for any potential fighting combinations.

They’ve also released a trailer for For Honor season 5, you know, if you’d rather see and hear the same information again, only through the medium of moving pictures:

We’ll see you there, warriors.


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