For Honor’s season pass is basically just cosmetics

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Update February 2, 2017: Ubisoft are going down the free route with their For Honor DLC, so it’s a little strange to see a season pass pop up for the game. However, the pass seems to be centred around giving holders exclusive cosmetics as well as early access to upcoming heroes. 

The pass gives holders access to all six DLC heroes a week before they’re made available for free to everyone else. Maps, modes, and gear will be made free to all straight away, but season pass holders will get a bunch of items and emblems for their money. 

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For Honor's season pass can be purchased alongside the full game or through the Gold Edition. 

Here’s what you get:

  • Six all-new Heroes available seven days before release to all players
  • Six elite outfits to customise the new Heroes
  • Day One War Pack
    • One exclusive sunbeam effect on emotes for all Heroes
    • Three exclusive emblem outlines
    • Three scavenger crates to unlock additional gear
    • 30-day Champion Status that gives XP boosts to friends, more XP from crafting and additional end-match loot

All of this loot, minus the heroes, will be available at launch. The heroes will be made available two at a time as each new season of For Honor’s Faction war - an international stat-tracking of allegiances - begins. 

You’ll still have to pay steel to unlock the heroes after the early access period ends, just like everyone else. While For Honor’s free content is a massively consumer friendly move, this might be the most pointless season pass yet.

The For Honor open beta will run from February 9-12.

Original Story January 12, 2017: A listing for the different editions of For Honor, which also explains the game’s season pass, appeared yesterday on the Ubisoft store. It was quickly removed, but you know how these things go by now. A sharp-eyed Redditor took some screengrabs, and so here we are.

Taking the season pass first, it looks like this will follow the successful format laid out by Rainbow Six Siege. You’ll get a week's early access to six new warriors, plus early access to other new content. There is also some exclusive ‘Stuff’: an emblem and the ‘Sunbeam’ emote, which looks like it might call down rays of sunlight, and three scavenger crates (loot boxes, I guess). 

For Honor gold edition

The season pass is included in the gold edition of the game. Other editions are the deluxe and the standard. The deluxe adds some Stuff over the standard edition (which is just the base game). The deluxe Stuff is also included in the gold edition, and is as follows: three unique helmet crests, another emblem, and a special smoke effect when you execute someone. 

The deluxe Stuff also includes ‘seven-day champion status’, while the gold edition gives ‘30-day champion status’. This is the equivalent of the boosters in Siege, and will confer bonus XP and ‘Steel’, which is - and I’m not kidding - the name of For Honor’s in-game currency.

For Honor editions

Ubisoft declined to comment on the leak.

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For Honor is due for release on February 14.

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Xerkics Avatar
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6 Months ago

Didnt they say there would be no season pass for this game and all updates will be free?

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Mackles Avatar
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6 Months ago

If any season pass is in the same vein as Rainbow Six it mainly takes the form of early access to new content, rather than exclusive paid access - i.e. getting to use a new warrior a week earlier, but it is still available free to everyone after that 7-day period.

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mundox Avatar
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6 Months ago

Sounds like a nice way to handle the season pass. As long as you can get everything gameplay related without it.

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nu1mlock Avatar
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6 Months ago

You can. Heck, you're not even getting a boost for in-game gold (or steel as they call it) with the season pass. You earn that just as fast as someone that only paid for the base game.

Steel can be used for a lot of things, but most are cosmetic. What's not cosmetic is upgrading equipment to be better, but this is only available for the "Dominion" game mode. But, again, you don't even get that faster - granted, you'd have more since you don't have to spend it on new characters.

But that's it.

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