Publisher and developer Ubisoft makes the open beta files for its forthcoming hack-and-slash game, For Honor, available to for pre-load before the event.

For those unaware, For Honor is set to have an open beta soon, with fans being able to take part in the trial that begins on February 9 – which is just two short days away from now – and ends on February 12. In order to let those who wish to dive headfirst into the game’s bloody fray as soon as the event begins do so, Ubisoft has now made the client associated with For Honor‘s open beta available to be pre-loaded before the beginning of the test on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

According to VideoGamer, the file size for For Honor‘s open beta is around 27 GB, which ought to cause those gamers taking part in the trial to breathe a sigh of relief that they won’t have to wait such a long time for the client to finish downloading on the first day of the beta. Furthermore, those who played the hack-and-slash title’s recent closed beta will find that the open beta is set to provide a similar experience.

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For Honor‘s beta is going to feature four different modes called Elimination, Dominion, Brawl, and Duel. Of course, with the beta being a segmented version of the full game, fans should expect for there to be a limited number of characters from which to choose, and Ubisoft will only be providing nine fighter classes. Once For Honor finishes production and officially releases, the complete game is going to contain 12 heroes and five modes.

In addition to the aforementioned characters and modes being made available in For Honor‘s beta, the forthcoming trial is also set to include six separate multiplayer maps out of the twelve that will be available once the full game goes live in February. Taking all of this into consideration, it’s definitely nice to see that those giving the beta a go will get to test out a remarkably solid portion of the finished product.

Beyond For Honor‘s open beta, Ubisoft recently announced its Season Pass plans to provide post-launch support for the title, which will expand the pool of available content even more so beyond the base game. Not to mention, for those who want more of a For Honor fix, Ubisoft is going to hold a “War of the Factions” competition today featuring Game of Thrones star Jason Mamoa and MMA’s Demetrious Johnson, in addition to some Twitch personalities, with the competition starting at 2:00 PM PT and streaming right here on Twitch. Bearing in mind all of the intense promotion going on for For Honor, it’s no wonder why many perceive the title to be one of the most anticipated video games of 2017.

For Honor is set to launch on February 14, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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