A sizeable expansion is coming to For Honor in a few weeks’ time, which means that Ubisoft is keen to spool up the hype. With that in mind, a Marching Fire open test on PC will let anyone – even those who don’t actually own the game – check out what’s new in advance of the October 16th update.
The so-called “test” will go live to PC players on September 6th and run until September 10th. During that time, nearly the entire game will be available to all. That means the full 22 hero roster including the new Wu Lin faction, playable in either 1v1 Duel mode or the upcoming 4v4 Breach mode. The test will also feature several quality-of-life updates such as a refreshed UI, team voice chat, new perks and a responsive dialogue system.
In case you’re not familiar, Breach pits two teams against one another on either an attacking or defending side of a castle siege. The objective: break down the castle doors and kill the keep’s commander or prevent as much from happening, depending on which side of the mode you’re on. Naturally.
If any of the gameplay you experience during this “test” strikes as intriguing to you, players can purchase a Marching Fire edition of the battler, which includes the base game and the Marching Fire expansion. If you already own the base game, then you just have to pick up Marching Fire itself, which grants you access to the Wu Lin roster and the PvE Arcade Mode immediately. If none of this buying Marching Fire stuff strikes your fancy, you’ll still get Breach mode and the other QoL updates.
Pre-load of this test/demo starts on September 4th on either Steam or the Uplay launcher. Details are here.
If the remarks sprinkled through the story weren’t a clue, we’re pretty sure that this test is more of a sales demo than anything else. Regardless, we’re still not going to look the gift horse of a free game for a weekend in the mouth and hope that this new expansion of For Honor is a lot of fun.
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