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For Honor’s Closed Beta Starts Next Month; New Metagame Announced

by Mike Guarino


For Honor is set to launch early next year, but before that the game will have a closed beta that shows off several of the game’s features. Now Ubisoft has confirmed that the closed beta will kick off in January, though specific days and times were not given. However, you can sign up for a shot at getting in by clicking right here.

One of the biggest things that the beta will be adding to the game’s formula is the War of the Factions, which is a metagame that has each of the game’s three factions battle in a “persistent fight for supremacy.” As you play games with any of the factions you will gain points for that faction, causing the rivalry between Vikings, Knights and Samurai to be that much more intense.

We learned recently that the game would require an internet connection whether you’re playing single player or multiplayer, despite previous claims suggesting that the game could be played offline. This was revealed by Ubisoft customer support, who said “We can confirm that For Honor is an always online experience. Some elements of progression, which is hosted online, are shared across story and multiplayer modes. Players will need to be connected to the Internet at all times to play For Honor.”

The game’s single player campaign has been described as a full story campaign, which has you playing as members of different factions through three different homeland regions. It’s also intended to be a full experience, with the developer claiming that if you bought the game just for the single player then you will be satisfied even if you never touch multiplayer. We’re still waiting to get the full details on the single player portion of the game, though.

For Honor is set to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 14th.

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