For Honor Open Beta Preload Begins

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The upcoming For Honor beta is slated to start on February 9. But you can pre-load it right now. VideoGamer.com reports that preloading is now available and that the client is around 27GB.

The beta features four modes: Elimination, Dominion, Brawl, and Duel. There are nine heroes in the beta. The full game contains 12 heroes and five modes, so beta players are getting to try a good chunk of the complete game's content. The beta is being held on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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As mentioned, this is an open beta, so everyone can jump in. Before this, a closed beta ran January 26-29. The full game launches on February 14.

In other news, Ubisoft will hold a "War of the Factions" competition today featuring Game of Thrones star Jason Mamoa and MMA's Demetrious Johnson, as well as Twitch personalities, today. You can watch the competition here on the For Honor Twitch channel, starting at 2 PM PT.

For more on For Honor, you can read all of our coverage and watch every video here.

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Banzaaaaiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm in Australia and it's the 9th here but still can't find it in ps store anybody know what it is under ?

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Edited By blade256

@lastofus234: Did you search "For Honor BETA"? In the US, you have to add "beta" to he title or it won't show up in your search results.

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@blade256: yeh that worked cheers man

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Soon! This is worse than Xmas as a kid...the wait is killin me :)

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Looks awesome. That being said I do wonder about its longevity. I see it doing commercially well and dying quite fast, but I hope I'm wrong. 6 months it'll be discounted.

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@Dilandau88: oh ye of little faith. The lobbies are small so you won't have to worry about filling a room with 12-64 people like most games. Look at Seige..,still holding strong after a year.

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Calling it now, 7/10 score

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This and already failure ghost recon are ubisofts last moves and nothing can save them and i'm enjoyng watching them sinking because of Milking and F ing AC franchise.

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@wexorian: Siege is over a year old and it's still doing just fine, Wildlands isn't even out yet and I'm happy to break it to you but the For Honor Closed Alpha and Beta was already a huge success.

So really, the only failure here is your grasp of the English language.

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@wexorian: siege is amazing. Syndicate was a great game and wildlands looks like an absolute blast. Why all the hate?

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@wexorian: Siege is going strong and growing though

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@wexorian: why would you want them to fail? Who wins in this scenario? Take a look at yourself in the mirror

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Not my cup of tea but thanks anyways!

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@elmarine2064: I'm going to guess your cup of tea is SP only games where the thought of online competition doesn't paralyze you.

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@lithus: HAHA, no. I play both but I play multiplayer more. This genre just isn't my cup of tea. Is that ok or are you the type that expects everyone to like only the games you play?

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I can already smell the angry reviews and all the haters towards ubisoft bitching about this game being mainly a MP game with a token campaign like as if it wasn't apparent from the start.

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Another Evolve. Gonna die out after a few months.

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@ILSATS: um R6 Seige is over a year old. That's doing just fine. The closed alpha and beta was already a huge success. Not sure where you get your info from but you are wrong. You pessimistic rectal sores are just complaining to complain.

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@lithus: Um Evolve died after a few months. It was not doing fine. Not sure where you got your info from but you are wrong. Your optimistic is good but never pre order.

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@ILSATS: UM we're not talking about Evolve are we? Completely different game mechanics and different developer. The only thing they have in common is that they both are online.

And Evolve didn't "die" after a few months. People still play it today despite your grim outlook. Why and how you compare two completely different games is a mystery to me.

I'm gonna take a screen shot and set a reminder for 3 months. So when May 14th comes around I'll look for the self proclaimed Nostradamus known as ILSATS and give him an "I told ya so".

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@lithus: Nah, the things that Evolve and For Honor have in common are the 60$ price tag for multiplayer-only games, and the lack of content.

A game dies out when its community keeps falling to the bottom without any sign of getting back. You can choose any kind of word you want, but you'll just look like a fool if you try to defend Evolve.

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@akassassin11: Multiplayer or Single player is really what you should be asking yourself lol

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@akassassin11: Nioh will also have true PvP not just the revenant stuff.

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It's not up yet on psn...

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@jack00:

I was just about to ask about this. I have it for X1. Wasn't sure about buying it for PS or X1. I want to try it on both.

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@jack00: Yeah not seeing it yet either. Almost 24 hrs after the original post. If anyone has any luck finding it, I would be very grateful if you could inbox me. thanks!!!!

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Soo if you already have the closed beta downloaded, do you still need to pre-load?

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@lithus: nope just download a small update for the Closed Beta client

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@Crypt_mx: I looked it up, if you already have the closed beta downloaded, you're ready to go.

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@lithus: that's what I said. You asked if you needed to pre load, I said no, just update ur beta.

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Awesome! I can't wait to play it :)

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Edited By Saladudo

The graphics look impressive and badass but I don't like the over-head health bar. Though it's present in almost every game, it's already an obsolete feature, even for MMORPGs. They should have gone for visible wounds, blood and damage on armor and cripled limbs... damn, I miss the Bushido Blade mechanics so much, why can't anybody bring it to this century.

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@Saladudo: I agree. It doesn't seem fair to see the other guys stats, especially stamina. I think if you are seriously hurt, your character should be slower, stumble and defense/attacks weaker until you get healed.

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@lithus: Yeah, I agree. Maybe they'll do a mode like that. Maybe a realistic mode or something. It's the same thing that turned me off when I finally saw some actual gameplay. I've been hearing really good things, so I'll give it a try, but I wish it was a cleaner look and more based on visible wounds, enemy movements, etc.

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@PS2fweak: I played the closed beta. It really is a great game. The stamina situation was really my only complaint besides the obvious P2P set up

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