For Honor will be receiving plenty of content following its launch early next year, though what that content will entail and how much it will cost had not been confirmed previously. While we’re still waiting on details on what we’re to expect for post-launch content, it has now been revealed that all of the maps and modes that will be coming to the game post-launch will be free.
This information was revealed by the game’s director, Damien Kieken, in an interview with Eurogamer. The reason for doing this is that the team does not want to end up fracturing the community by causing only some people to acquire the DLC. He said that “everything that’s matchmade [including] new modes and new maps, will be given for free to the players. We’ll also have other free content. We are a big team supporting the game after launch.”
The article then points out that this free content does not include new heroes, which is likely due to the fact that it will be with new heroes where the developer charges. While this isn’t confirmed, this is a similar method to how Ubisoft handled things with Rainbow Six Siege and their Operators. Even so, that game still allowed players to acquire the new Operators with in-game money if they didn’t want to pay real money, giving more people a chance to acquire the content.
It also looks like there will be in-game monetization with Steel. You earn some Steel after completing a match that can then be spent in the game’s virtual store, though you will also be able to spend real money to acquire more of it. However, they also confirm that everything is unlockable just by playing the game, and that people won’t be able to buy end-game items early on and get an advantage over players who don’t spend real money.
For Honor will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 14th, 2017.