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A free weekend ushers in For Honor season four: Order & Havoc

A free weekend at the start of For Honor season four is a great way for everyone to come together for Order & Havoc.

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For Honor season four Order & Havoc

A free weekend at the start of For Honor season four is a great way for everyone to come together for Order & Havoc.

For Honor, Ubisoft’s open world hack and slash romp, has been well-supported since launch. As with Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft’s other competitive online multiplayer game, the new thing is ‘seasons’. These are a collection of game modes and new content that join together to extend the game’s longevity, all bookended into discrete segments for different content, timed events, and leaderboards.

For Honor season four – otherwise known as Order & Havoc – is set to launch on November 14th, 2017. Here’s what’s in it.

New Tribute mode and Dominion Ranked

Tribute introduces a brand new way to play the game, in which teamwork and communication are more important than ever. In this new objective-based mode players fight for control of three Offerings scattered throughout the map and aim to bring them to their teams’ Shrines and secure victory. Upon the presentation of an Offering, each Shrine grants the entire team a unique buff, forcing players to make strategic choices on where to place their Offerings. In addition to this new mode, For Honor competitive play will continue to expand with the introduction of Ranked Dominion mode later on within the season, allowing players to team up with friends and compete online for glory and in-game rewards.

New Maps and New Heroes

Two new maps, Market Town and The Gauntlet, enter into the fold. With the addition of two new dangerous warriors, each faction now boasts a full roster of six unique heroes:

Aramusha (Samurai Hybrid) – Wielding dual katanas, the Aramusha use their blades for both offence and defence. Navigating the battlefield carefully, they are capable of dodging and attacking quickly. The Aramusha capitalise on the mistakes of their opponents and punish them with a never ending flow of fast attacks in every direction.

Shaman (Viking Assassin) – Equipped with a hatchet and a dagger, Shamans utilise these two different weapons with quick and deadly precision. They are fierce and aggressive warriors who are strongest when on the offensive. Pouncing on their opponents like wild beasts, Shamans become more deadly as their opponents bleed out onto the battlefield.

To celebrate the launch of For Honor season four, there’s going to be a free weekend, immediately prior to the new season going live. It will kick off on November 9th and end on November 12th – exact times and regional variations to be confirmed – on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

You can commence pre-loading on November 7th on PS4 and on PC via Ubisoft’s Uplay client; there’s no mention of an Xbox One pre-load yet.

All of the content up to and including season three, and all of the For Honor game modes, will be available during the free weekend. If you like the game, you’ll also be able to pick it up with a 60% discount, and keep all your progress.

We’re still waiting for the DLC to add the missing ‘u’ to the game’s name, though. Maybe that will come in season five.


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