For Honor release date, system requirements, beta and everything else we know

For Honor release date

Pitting Vikings, Samurai and Knights against each other in a never-ending conflict over water, enflamed by a black-clad evil baroness named Apollyon, For Honor is  hot on melee combat and getting you into intense duels against the faceless masses of the internet. A bit like Twitter. Here’s everything we know about For Honor.

We like For Honor so much it made it onto our best PC games of 2017 list.

For Honor release date

For Honor released on February 14, 2017. We hope you had as much of a suitably stabby Valentine’s Day as we did.

For Honor system requirements

For Honor PC Minimum Requirements Specs

Here’s what you need to run For Honor at 720p and 30 fps on low settings:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-550 / AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
  • GPU:
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX660/GTX750ti/GTX950/GTX1050 with 2 GB VRAM or more
  • AMD Radeon HD6970/HD7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX460 with 2 GB VRAM or more.
  • RAM: 4GB

Meanwhile for 1080p60, here’s what you need:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6350 or equivalent
  • GPU:
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX680/GTX760/GTX970/GTX1060 with 2 GB VRAM or more
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX470 with 2 GB VRAM or more
  • RAM: 8GB

For Honor gameplay

It’s an odd game. The video above is from our first couple of hours with the beta: it’s closer to a fighting game than your average third-person action game, but For Honor is certainly a unique blend. We recommend some research, as for the right crowd it will be everything they’ve been waiting for, multiplayer-wise.

For Honor classes

For Honor, akin to Rainbow Six Siege, has characters so individually unique that they’re practically classes within themselves. They are split into broad categories though, like the all-rounder Vanguards and the fast-but-squishy Assassins. For more details read our For Honor class guide.

For Honor editions

Since For Honor is a Ubisoft game, there’s a whole batch of bonuses and collector’s editions. Here are the options:

  • Regular Edition – just the vanilla game. No frills here..
  • Deluxe Edition – the above, plus “day one content”, or the Deluxe pack. This gives champion status – a way to speed up progression – for 7 days, as well as some cosmetics.
  • Gold Edition – all of the above, plus the season pass.
  • Collector’s Edition – all the above, plus some real life tat, a nice box, the soundtrack, etc. This is still available on the Ubisoft website.

For Honor DLC

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In the For Honor season pass you get six new heroes and additional elite outfits. You also get the “Day 1 War Pack”: a sunbeam effect for all emotes, emblem outlines, and 30 days of champion status. On top you get three scavenger crates – or packages of high quality gear.

We’re up to the Season Three update with the struggling For Honor, which belatedly brings ranked matchmaking as well as new maps. Other updates include dedicated servers and patches intending to make fights less defensive.

For Honor story

Playable in single-player and 2-player co-op, you choose between the Warden, Raider, and Orochi stories. Each story you choose is designed to introduce you to each class and tell the tale of the Vikings, Knights, and Samurai as they engage in historically suspect scraps amongst themselves and the army of the bloodthirsty warlord Apollyon. Because of course they do.

That’s it on For Honor – let us know if you enjoyed the game in the comments below.