Ubisoft reveals the open beta dates of For Honor and announces a celebrity livestream of the game, confirming a Twitch Prime leak from earlier in the week.
Early details regarding For Honor‘s upcoming open beta leaked online earlier this week thanks to a partnership between For Honor‘s developer Ubisoft and Twitch, which is offering special in-game perks for Twitch Prime members. Now, Ubisoft has officially confirmed much of that information, stating in a blog post that For Honor‘s open beta will run from February 9th through the 12th.
Starting on the 9th, all PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One users will be able to download the For Honor open beta and swear allegiance to one of three factions: Knight, Samurai or Viking. Multiple multiplayer modes will be ready for testing including Dominion, Brawl, and Duel, along with a new Elimination mode that will pit players against each other in a best-of-five series of four-on-four matches with no respawns. Ubisoft will track victories by the various factions, and rewards will be available for the winner when For Honor officially launches on February 14.
Various top streamers have already played For Honor thanks to the recent closed beta and the new Elimination mode will also be seen for the first time on Twitch. Ubisoft is hosting a special “celebrity livestream” at 2 p.m. PST on February 7 to show off the new mode. Celebrities including Jason Momoa, Alfie Allen, and Demetrious Johnson will go toe to toe with top streamers for bragging rights and online glory.
As was reported during the earlier leak, Twitch Prime members will get in-game loot, a 10-day champion status, and an exclusive United Factions emblem free with membership, once the game launches. Twitch Prime is free with an Amazon Prime membership, and subscribers get free DLC and other goodies each month.
While much of the promotion around the game so far has been focused on For Honor‘s multiplayer modes, it’s worth nothing that the game will also feature a full single-player experience. Game Rant had an opportunity to play a preview of For Honor‘s single-player campaign a couple of months ago and came away impressed, calling it “unexpectedly engaging and thrilling.”
While it’s true that many developers today use beta events as marketing opportunities, it’s still exciting to know that everyone will have a chance to play For Honor ahead of the official release. Those wondering if their gaming rig can handle the title should check out the official PC specs that were revealed a couple of weeks ago.
For Honor releases on February 14 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game’s open beta runs February 9th through the 12th.