Ubisoft has revealed that For Honor’s next season, dubbed Grudge & Glory, will launch next week, on August 15th for all platforms. This new season also marks a jam-packed content update, the biggest to date as it includes new heroes, maps, gear, ranked play and a wealth of gameplay tweaks.
All maps and gameplay updates will be free for all players while the new heroes will be free for Season pass holders on Day 1 of Season 3. Those who opted to not buy the Season pass will be able to unlock them starting August 22nd for 15,000 Steel.
Here’s a quick overview of the newest fighters:
- Highlander (Viking Hybrid): Their defensive form allows for counter-attacking and trading blows, while their offensive form empowers them to unleash their deadliest attacks at the expense of being able to block.
- Gladiator (Knight Assassin): Equipped with little armor, they can punch their opponents to create separation to set up attacks and stuns. Their larger stamina meter and reduced cool down times make them extremely dangerous.
The two new maps, Sentinel and Viking Village, feature a unique and deadly environmental hazard, which will force players to re-think their strategy and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Additionally, there will also be a new legendary gear rarity and increase the max reputation for all Heroes to 40, giving players more customization options.
Furthermore, the third season brings 1v1 duel tournaments. Through tournaments, players will be able to vie for higher rankings, which resets every season. Your efforts won’t be in vain as you’ll be rewarded with exclusive tournament rewards. Ubisoft also plans 4v4 ranked modes later this year.
Included with the Season 3 update is the update 1.11 which adds several additional gameplay updates such as gameplay adjustments to better balance offensive and defensive play styles.
The Season 3 content will be showcased during a live stream event on Twitch on August 12th starting at 7PM BST.