For Honor Open Beta Begins Today, Here's How To Get In

Try the swordfighting game right now for free.

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For Honor comes out on February 14, but you don't have to wait until then to play a sizable portion of the game. The swordfighting game's open beta is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

As announced previously, the beta lets you try nine of the game's 12 heroes and four of the five modes; there are six maps in the beta. Check out the image below to see what's included.

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Use these links to download the For Honor beta right now: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam). Before this, a closed beta ran January 26-29. Ubisoft fixed a number of bugs and made a series of adjustments from the closed beta to the open beta--you can see a full rundown here on Reddit.

For Honor launches this coming Tuesday, February 14. For more on the game, you can read all of our coverage and watch every video here.

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"boring"

Lol Haters only hate because they blocked too late! Shame you won't stick around to help me earn xp and loot from your corpse.

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@lithus: So this is really a thing you do? Find games you like and "defend" them against "haters"? Or is it more "everyone is wrong who doesn't agree with me?"

Be careful with that mindset kiddo. Once you reach 18 and venture out into the big-boy world - you are going to get eaten up. There are no safe spaces for you out there.

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Definitely enjoying this game a lot. The combat system is something I've personally never seen before and I think it's neat as hell.

Takes some getting used to but once you do it's pretty fun.

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Boring boring boring the beta is boring

So glad I got to try it now I can avoid it

Fighting is slow and very cluncky it's not the game I thought it was gonna be

Avoid

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@westsiderz28: lol sounds like someone got wrecked during the beta.., (sad face)

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looks pretty boring after a day of playing.

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@kuja-hin: how can you say it "looks" boring after a "day of playing"? Either you played it or you didn't.

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@lithus: it's not like there is much to do ingame.

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The game looks cool but when you actually play it it doesn't feel cool. Pretty much sums up every Ubisoft game I have played except Assassins Creed titles.

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@thomasn7: Yep. Very clunky and boring. Deleted.

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@cjtopspin: lol typically what players say behind the skill curve.

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@lithus: lol typically what failed humans say behind life's social curve.

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Can't say I'm a fan of the combat system and the gameplay seemed to get old real quick. Glad I got to play the beta before buying.

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@Divisionbell: i thought the same way

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Played more last night started to get a twinge on boredom, they need to implement more special moves as effectively pulling off 4 moves gets boring, i thought it was going to have a deeper combat system, I'm glad I tried the beta so I can give it a miss

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I'm enjoying the beta very much, it's a nice change of pace from all the multiplayer shooters and such. I also like how besides PVP you can also co-op against bots, that's always a plus to me.

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This beta is amazing! It feels like an all out war, the gameplay mechanics are spot on, and the graphics are gorgeous.

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Give this game a try, people!

The gameplay is easy to catch onto, but once you figure out what the f*** is going on, you'll find that it is mind-blowingly deep, and satisfying at that!

Been a while since anything innovative got released in the gaming scene. If this turned out to be doing good, that'd give publisher more reason to invest in innovative gameplay and taking chances instead of playing it safe. And God knows we don't need more Ass Creed or CoD on a yearly basis...

P/s: There are still numerous issues with the beta, namely connection issues. Other than that and a dumbass tutorial that barely tell you anything, this game rocks!

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@doremonhg9x: notice "how" people complain about this. "Clunky controls" or that it's "boring". Typical rhetoric of bad players.

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Just my feelings.. got bored of it quickly. The combat is interesting, each warrior is unique from what I can tell (I unlocked 3). the gear unlocks dont seem to do much in this beta at least. But after trying all the modes on show here, there's 3 with variations, I have not seen what will have me hooked.
Not saying it's a bad game, just doesn't seem like something that can keep me coming back. Sorta reminded me of God of War's multiplayer

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Seems like a game people will play for a while then give up on

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@killercondoms: every ubisoft game

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@bussaondabeatho: I was thinking more along the lines of it being like Evolve in terms of online play and how that game died off quickly. I see this game having a similar experience.

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@killercondoms: Evolve was dead before it started, thanks to its ridiculous and overpriced DLC.

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@rolento25: not even the same dev...get off it.

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@lithus: Did i say it was? Reading is hard.

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@rolento25: I agree and I hope this game doesn't suffer the same fate but only time will tell.

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I liked the game. But no dedicated servers means matchmaking (4v4) was quite bad, and slow for me. More often than not when I played the teams were completed by bots, even after lengthy searches trying to put teams together. People dropping out mid-game caused the whole game to pause, while it figured things out. The game ran well, but the flow of the game seems dependant on hoping nobody is going to rage-quit.

All in all with no dedicated servers I have to wonder if they serious about the game.

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played de closed beta, impressive, most impressive.

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Good game finally something that seems like a new idea instead of the usual shooters sandbox clones out there

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Anyone know if your progress from the open beta will transfer to the game at launch? I don't see any reason for it not to since the beta is open to everyone and its only a few days before the final release.

I don't want to waste too much time playing it this weekend if not...

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@jdkillustration: honestly man, when was the last time any developer allowed beta stats/gear to carry over from a beta? The answer is never.

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@jdkillustration: No and the reason is to demo it. Not go hard like its a full game...

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You can actually play all 12 characters in the beta, you just need to use the in-game currency to unlock them. They give you 2000 Steel or whatever it is for finishing the tutorial and characters are 500 each. That's 4 you can unlock straight away.

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@Ryan_Som: that's an absolute lie.

SIX of the NINE are locked behind 500 STEEL currency. And only customization is locked until you buy, you can play ALL the characters from the start. At least if you're going to make shlt up, do the minimal research.

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@Ryan_Som: All 9 characters. 3 are locked.

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@siarhei: lol it's amazing how you Dinks just make shlt up.

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@Ryan_Som: Unlock is only to customize and add/loot gear for the character. You can play all of them without unlocking them. :)

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@Warlord_Irochi: Well, shit. Lesson learned I guess.

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Other than the ability to tell teammates to not bum rush my target just to get another kill(Not trying to be selfish, but if it is 4 v 1 then I really don't want all of my other 3 teammates to come sprinting over to me and my target and all clamoring to take the kill), this game is pretty damn amazing.

I just want people to observer for a second or two before they go in for the kill(Not to mention that most of the people I have played with seem to think in a two on one that they should attack from the same angle as me rather than flanking the target).

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Can I pre order microtransacions yet?

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Graphics are amazing.

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I have been wanting to check this game out since they revealed it. Really glad I got the chance to play it. I actually enjoyed it a lot. Might even pick it up when it launches if I'm still enjoying it when the beta ends.

If you're not sure if it'll interest you, I'd say give it a shot. What have you got to lose? I didn't encounter a single issue in the 3 hours I played earlier today. Feels like a few classes need to be changed a bit for balance, but I haven't put in enough time just yet in order to say for sure. Still 7 other classes I need to play lol so we'll see how I feel when the beta ends.

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@Spartan-1657: You got lucky. From the time I started playing it till I just stopped I've had nothing but issues. Mp connection problems, host mitigation issues, game timing out, etc. I found it very frustrating.

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@cure_4_humanity: I'll admit I was just playing again and suffered about 5 disconnects rather quickly. Completely different experience than when I was on earlier. I totally get the frustration.

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@Spartan-1657: I'm glad you can understand, though I'm not glad you had issues. I just feel like there are a number of people who jump at the chance to say there's no issues simply because they haven't dealt with them. I am honestly trying to form an objective opinion of the game and matchmaking issues make it very difficult to do so.

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This game is far from perfect but I love it and everything it's trying to do. I've been waiting for a game like this for a long time.

Guys even if you don't love this game...I recommend giving it support, so that developers will notice and more and better games like this will come in the future.

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