For Honor, Ubisoft’s impressive new Viking Vs Samurai Vs Knight melee-focused combat game is now in Open Beta on PS4, Xbox One and PC!
For Honor weaves a rather flimsy story (involving a warlord called Apollyon attempting to create an age of all out war) as an excuse for Vikings, Samurai and Knights to be going to war for each other. You won’t be playing For Honor for the story though – you’ll be playing for the brutal, bone crunching and strategic third person melees-focused combat.
The majority of the multiplayer modes are 4v4, but you also have masses of minions swarming around the battlefield that make the battles feel that much more epic (and make you feel like a badass when hacking your way through them). When you come across a man opponent things get a little tougher though, with you entering into a duel mode where weapon positioning, timing, blocking and close observation of your opponents movements are vital.
The For Honor Open Beta features 9 playable heroes, 6 maps, four game modes and the Faction War. It’s available to download right now via PSN, the Xbox Store and Uplay (PC) until 10pm GMT Feb 12th. So if you’re keen to unleash your inner Viking/Samurai/Knight download the Beta Now, we’ll see you on the battlefield!