For Honor Free Weekend Coming For PS Plus Members August 10-13

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For Honor Free Weekend Coming For PS Plus Members August 10-13

Ubisoft shares seven tips on how to survive the dangers of melee combat.

Update: The For Honor free weekend will be available only for PlayStation Plus members.

Yes, it’s true. From August 10-13 PlayStation Plus members will be able to download and play For Honor for free on PS4. Free! This is the full game, mind you — the whole kit and caboodle. It’s all of the intense multiplayer action across five modes, as well as the entire campaign (playable solo or in online co-op) that immerses you in the age-old war among the Knights, the Vikings, and the Samurai. Every map and every hero will be available as you take up arms and test your skills in the innovative melee combat system. And you can get a head start by pre-loading the game beginning on August 7 at 9:00 PM Pacific.

Whether you’re slicing enemies with a steel katana as the Samurai Orochi or wielding a shield and a vicious flail as the Knight Conqueror, each hero has a unique weapon and fighting style that makes them a force to be reckoned with. The basic tutorial will help you find your footing, and we’ve got a few more tips to help you hit the ground running.

1.) Meet Your Heroes
Take a few minutes to watch the Basic Video under How to Fight in the hero menu for each hero you want to play. It’ll show you their playstyle and a few moves to try out. You don’t need to master the Berserker’s Bear Mauler combo right out of the gate, but knowing that they can’t hold their block stance like other heroes will help you stay alive longer.

2.) Spar Before Battle
All the heroes, including the new Shinobi and Centurion, can be used in the practice mode available in the How to Fight menu. This is the perfect spot to get your bearings and try out a combo or two before heading out to the battlefield.

3.) Finish Strong
If you finish off an enemy with a Heavy Attack (R2), you’ll get a chance to perform an execution. Not only do executions look friggin’ awesome, they also restore some of your health. Just be careful about executing an enemy if their friends are nearby, because they can (rudely) interrupt you.

4.) Don’t You Forget About Feats
Each hero has an array of special attributes and abilities called feats that unlock as a 4v4 match progresses. Some give you passive benefits, but others need to be activated by using the D-pad. For example, using healing feats when your health gets low can keep you alive long enough to use a more aggressive feat: calling in a catapult strike to decimate your enemies!

5.) Ledges Are Your Friends, Ledges Are Your Enemies
Forcing an enemy off a ledge will almost always kill them and probably make you cackle with glee. Getting knocked off a ledge will almost always kill you and probably make you wail in agony. Be very aware of ledges and other environmental hazards like spikes, large fires, and forge hammers.

6.) Sweet, Sweet Revenge
If (or rather, when) you end up outnumbered in a fight, don’t give up! Blocking and taking damage fills your Revenge meter. Activating a full Revenge meter will automatically knock back any attacking enemy and boost your attack power and speed. Focus on killing one of your foes in this powered-up state, and you might just make it out of there alive.

7.) Fake ‘Em Out
Catch your opponents off-guard by starting a Heavy Attack (R2), then canceling it (Circle) and immediately following up with another strike or a guardbreak. Cracking through a stalwart defense can take some creativity, and feints are a good way to bait your opponent into giving you an opening.

If you get a taste for video game glory and want to continue to play after the free weekend ends, you can purchase the game for 50% off between August 10 and August 20. Any progress you make while playing for free will carry over when you buy the game, so you won’t have to leave any of your hard-earned loot behind.

Hot on the heels of the free weekend, For Honor will be starting its third season — “Grudge and Glory” — on August 15. This event introduces new maps, adds ranked play, delivers a heaping helping of gameplay updates, and debuts two new heroes. The claymore-wielding Highlander will join the Vikings, and the Knights will welcome the Gladiator, who brandishes a long trident and small buckler.

You can get a glimpse of the new heroes and maps in action during the For Honor Season 3 Live Event: Grudge & Glory Reveal livestream tournament that will air starting August 12 on Twitch. You’ll also be able to see some of the world’s best For Honor duelists in action, and maybe pick up a few tips.

Pre-load on August 7. Fight for free from August 10-13. Smite your opponents with spear and sword and savor the sweetness of victory. For Honor awaits you, warriors. We’ll see you on the battlefield.

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  • Awesome news, thanks. I played in the beta and thought the combat system was really cool but I’m not really a PvPer and I heard the campaign was pretty thin, so never bought it. Hoping For Honor 2 offers more for those of us who prefer beating the crap out of NPC opponents.

    • Glad you’re interested, @Dragonchasers! Hope you enjoy the campaign, but check it out: each of the five multiplayer modes can be played PvP or PvE. Just select the mode, use the D-pad to switch between the two options, and get ready to show those NPCs the business end of your weapon. Have fun!

  • This game had potential but I think you guys drowned out the cool unique battle system and main reason many people wanted to play (dueling) with too much cliff falls/traps, unblockables, feats and unique character attacks. The game became a rush to spam your strings or shove people off cliffs, far from the cool dueling that happened early on.

    Wish you guys the best with your product but after playing through season 1 and most of 2, I probably wont return.

  • How/where do I download it?

  • Will trophies unlock?

  • Hey Chris I really enjoyed playing For Honor and have rented it twice from Redbox and currently have it on my hard drive with save data (playing it today with the Shinobi). Will I have to download it on the 7th or will the game be good to go on the 10th?

  • How do i preload tonight? I’m central time so.i have 1 more hour 2 wait. Was going 2 buy this when it came out but didn’t see 2 many good reviews but watching gameplay and willing 2 try it 2 see if I like it looks awesome from what I seen and ubisoft your games don’t disappoint me 2 much so why not give it a shot. Plz let me know how I can preload it thanks

  • So I was going to pre load and get ready for this weekend but I’m not seeing where to download in the store or anything. Please help.

  • So if we download it, is the game going to be permanent or temporary download on the PS4? Thanks

    • Of course it’s gonna be temporary. That’s why they’re giving us the chance the preload, so we can play as much as we can before the deadline.

  • I see no option to preload the game!

  • Help us Chris! we can’t find the option to preload!

  • I previously bought for Honor and no longer have it. I deleted all memory related to For Honor but the moment I try to load it through PSN it just says cannot download. Suggestions?

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