For Honor Alpha Test Dates Announced

Here's how to get early access to Ubisoft's fantasy action game.


Ubisoft has announced the For Honor closed alpha will begin on September 15 and last until September 18. Those interested in participating can sign up for access on the game's official website.

The announcement was made during Gamescom, where Ubisoft also detailed the game's roster of 12 playable heroes. These warriors are split into three factions: Knight, Viking, and Samurai. According to a press release, "each feature four true elite warriors, capable of making a major difference on the battlefield."

"For Honor embarks players in the chaos, fury and brutality of ruthless, visceral close-quarter combat featuring the brutal Vikings, the deadly Knights and the cold-blooded Samurai," Ubisoft says. "In each faction, players will be able to choose among four different types of Heroes."

Here's some more details on the different character classes available in the game.

  • Vanguards are well-balanced Heroes, with good attack, and defense capabilities and great versatility.
  • Assassins are swift and lethal characters, great duelists with very good offense
  • Heavies are the most resistant Heroes, their attacks are slow but deadly. They’re especially efficient for defending a point and annihilating AI enemies.
  • Hybrids mix elements and characteristics of other types. They are advanced characters fostering uncommon tactics

Ubisoft also detailed For Honor's progression system, which it says "is unique to each Hero, with select elements shared across PvE and PvP gameplay modes."

It explains: "At the end of each multiplayer match and each campaign mission, players are awarded XP that unlocks new combat abilities and new visual customization options. They also have the chance to loot armor and weapon parts on the battlefield, with specific stats allowing each player to adapt their gear to their playstyle while ensuring fairness and balance in multiplayer."

Finally, Ubisoft confirmed that For Honor on PC is being developed by Blue Byte, which most recently worked on DLC content for Rainbow Six Siege. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's recent For Honor preview.

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