Ubisoft’s upcoming fantasy multiplayer fighter For Honor seems to be following in the footsteps of Rainbow Six: Siege.
With just under two weeks until launch, Ubisoft has detailed just what gamers can expect from For Honor’s season pass, plus a glimpse at what the developers have planned down the road.
Those who pick up the Gold Edition of the game or buy the season pass à la carte will get one week early access to the six planned new characters, the Day 1 War Pack, Champion Status (XP Bonus), a handful of exclusive emblem outlines, three Scavenger Crates with loot to improve your fighters and early access to unannounced content.
From the trailer, For Honor will feature for seasons in the game’s first year that will each add two new characters, two new maps and a myriad of new loot for players to collect. The new maps will be free to all players, including those who skip out on the season pass. Unlike Ubisoft’s other multiplayer focused game, Rainbow Six: Siege, it doesn’t seem like the new characters will be free to everyone. Players will likely have the ability to buy individual DLC characters with real money, if other Ubisoft games are any indication.
Although it’s not touched upon in the trailer, For Honor will also feature RNG-like Scavenger Crates that feature cosmetic modifications as well as character enhancing gear and armor. It’s worth noting that like Ubisoft’s other multiplayer-centric games, there is an in-game currency that is earned through challenges and game progression, but obviously those who are willing to drop serious cash on Scavenger Crates could potentially have an advantage. This is a departure from the micro transaction design of Rainbow Six Siege. While Siege featured a pretty expansive store full of premium priced microtransactions, they all revolved around cosmetics and didn’t change gameplay. While the Ubisoft team likely balanced the game to ensure the game doesn’t dredge into pay-t0-win territory, it’s something to be aware of going in.
According to to Brand Director Luc Duchaine, For honor is sticking around for the long haul, so if the game holds its audience like Ubisoft’s Siege, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the team greenlight a season two next year.
For Honor launches Feb. 14, 2017 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.