For Honor closed beta coming next month – here’s how to sign up

A closed beta period for historic fighter For Honor will take place in January 2017, Ubisoft has announced.

You can now register for a chance to take part in the beta on the official website by choosing your desired platform and allegiance.

By allegiance, it means you can select from one of three different classes: Samurai, Knights and Vikings. The beta itself will have 12 playable heroes to choose from.

This ties into a promotion for the game known as ‘War of the Factions.’ Ubisoft will track unique stats from each allegiance once the beta goes live, with the most popular emerging victorious.

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In addition to the closed beta, Ubisoft has announced a new For Honor metagame known as Faction Wars. This is a “persistent cross-platform conflict” between three different factions.

“Players begin by pledging their sword to the faction of their choice. Every multiplayer battle in For Honor impacts the world as players earn War Assets based on their personal performance in matches,” Ubisoft said. “These War Assets can be deployed and spent helping players conquer and defend territories. Every match makes a difference as all players contribute to the glory of their faction during each 10-week competitive multiplayer season. Once the season ends, all For Honor players will receive rewards based on the rank of their faction. At the end of each season the Faction War resets and resumes after an off-season period.”

This new feature will hopefully add an additional layer of depth to For Honor’s multiplayer, rewarding the most hardcore of players with cool bonuses.

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Games Editor Brett Phipps recently had a chance to play For Honor on PS4. Here’s what he thought:

“For Honor works best when it’s played on the smaller scale. The fewer people I had to fight the more I enjoyed it as I felt in control – duelling with a single opponent was intense and immense fun. Even the four-versus-four elimination battles can be brilliant when working as a team. However, Dominion can be a little too chaotic and, as things stand, the single player campaign has many problems.”

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For Honor is set to launch on February 14, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.