For Honor will be getting its largest update ever beginning on August 15th, when two new heroes, maps and competitive tournaments will begin rolling out. The heroes will be of the Knight Class (Gladiator) and Viking (Highlander) and be available beginning on August 15th for season pass holders. Those who do not own the pass will need to wait a week until August 22nd and purchase them in game for 15,000 steel each.
The never-ending war between Knights, Vikings and Samurai welcomes two new deadly Heroes into the fray:
- Highlander (Viking Hybrid) – Highlanders are patient heroes capable of switching between two different fighting forms. 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. Wielding the heaviest and longest sword in the game, the Highlander’s massive claymore gives them a deadly combination of strength and range.
- Gladiator (Knight Assassin) – Wielding a trident and shield, Gladiators have made a living off of killing for sport, and now bring their ruthlessness and skill to war. Equipped with little armour, 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 agile and dangerous opponents.
The two new battlefields, Sentinel and Viking Village, will be added to the world map. Both maps hold a unique and deadly environmental hazard, which will force players to master the terrain and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Additionally, Season Three will introduce a new legendary gear rarity and increase the max reputation for all Heroes to 40, giving players more customisation options for their Heroes.
Season Three will also bring competitive play to all platforms with the introduction of 1v1 duel tournaments. Competing in tournaments will allow players to vie for higher rankings, which will reset each season, and win exclusive tournament rewards. Competitive play will continue to grow later this year with the introduction of 4v4 ranked modes. In conjunction with the launch of Season Three and in order to further balance the game in preparation for competitive play, title update 1.11 will bring several additional gameplay updates. Additional gameplay adjustments to better balance offensive and defensive play styles will be tested throughout Season 3.
Check out both of the trailers below.