Anyone interested in Ubisoft’s upcoming action title For Honor can now download the open beta. The beta runs this weekend, February 9-12. To prepare you can download and install it right now on PC (Uplay and Steam), PS4, and Xbox One. A spiffy new 360 degree trailer was released that lets you look around in the middle of a heated battle.
In the beta you’ll have access to all three factions: knights, samurai, and vikings. Domination, Brawl and Duel modes will be available. A new Elimination mode has also been added: a 4v4 best-of-five series with no respawning.
The open beta will continue the War of the Factions event that started with the closed beta last month. Ubisoft tracks the controlled territories of all three factions. Rewards will be divvied out to the winning faction, as well as just for playing the beta.
When the open beta begins on February 9 you can track the global leaderboards at the War of the Factions page.
To celebrate the beta and impending launch, Ubisoft will host a day-long livestream today, Tuesday the 7th via the For Honor twitch channel. The stream will feature a tournament with two rounds of competition across three teams of four players each. This represents round 2 of the War of the Factions event. The Vikings won the first round in the Closed beta and will receive a bye round during this tournament.
A celebrity exhibition match will stream in the middle of the competition. Several celebrities, including Lauren Cohan from The Walking Dead and Jason Mamoa and Alfie Allen from Game of Thrones will battle in the new Elimination mode. The show begins at 2pm PST.
For Honor launches on February 14 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. After release Twitch Prime Members can receive a 10-day Champion Status (XP boost), additional loot and a special emblem.