For Honor Year 4 To Offer Battle Pass, Two New Heroes

Year 4 coming in 2020.
Year 4 coming in 2020. Ubisoft

For Honor revealed that it is about to enter Year 4, which has been dubbed the Year of Reckoning. Similar to Year 3, For Honor's Year 4 is also going to be divided into four Seasons with each Season offering its own theme, activities, and rewards. Year 4 is also going to offer a Battle Pass and new heroes.

For the past few years, rewards in For Honor were typically earned in scavenger crates or through random drops after matches. Year 4 is set to introduce the For Honor Battle Pass, which is a new way to earn rewards. With 100 tiers ready to unlock, players now have a better visibility of the rewards available, and what needs to be done to earn each one.

Each Season is going to offer its own Battle Pass, which has both a free track and a premium one. The free Battle Pass is accessible to all players and can unlock ornaments, color swatches, champion status, Steel, and embossing, to name a few.

The premium pass, meanwhile, lets players unlock unique customization rewards, which include new signatures, weapons, executions, and effects. Players with the premium pass are also going to be able to unlock all free Battle Pass rewards. Even with the Battle Pass, players can still unlock items from the new content of the week, sales, scavenger crates, and through post-game drops like before. In addition, the Battle Pass only contains character customization items and consumables, and won't be needed to unlock the new Heroes.

Speaking of heroes, the Year of the Reckoning will introduce two new ones, resulting in increasing the roster to 28. This should mean that balancing the heroes and game modes is just as important. The development team revealed that they are going to continue to utilize Testing Grounds as a balancing tool in Year 4. They also currently working to increase character viability as well as broaden the range of team compositions at high-level play. Finally, the team hopes to improve overall offense to enhance the core gameplay of For Honor.

Back in Year 3, the team at For Honor took steps in supporting community-organized and grassroots competitive tournaments. Year 4 is going to continue that and likely will grow it with a new all-access competitive program. More details on this program will be revealed closer to the start of Year 4. Finally, as a way of thanking the community for all the art, cosplay, fan-fiction, and videos they’ve made, For Honor made the decision to work with renowned artists to create a unique work of art for each Season.

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