Good news for fans of Ubisoft’s tactical fighting game, For Honor. Launching mid February as a free update and coinciding with the first anniversary, Age of Wolves adds a few new things to the base game.
First, and probably most important, are the implementation of dedicated servers. Following a successful Open Test in December that 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 and deliver stable connectivity on all platforms. The exact timing of the implementation will be communicated at a later date.
Second up is a major heroes update. 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 movesets, 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 balancing updates as the development team continues to prioritize game balancing.
Lastly, new training features will be added. 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.
Season Five will also bring several quality of life updates including a new item that will boost XP in exchange for salvage, the shift of 4v4 Ranked Mode from Dominion to Tribute, a new reputation level cap, new gear progression and more. Age of Wolves will be the first season of a full year’s worth of content coming to For Honor in 2018. Ubisoft has been on a roll supporting their already released games, as this news is hot on the heels of continued support for Rainbow Six Siege.
For Honor is available now for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.