Um… For Honor is having a Shovel Knight crossover – Year 5: Year of the Covenants also revealed

Ubisoft are celebrating For Honor’s fourth anniversary this week by announcing a continuation of the live game’s narrative arc in Year 5: Year of the Covenants – kicking off on 11th March – as well as a thoroughly unlikely collaboration with a Shovel Knight crossover event. Um… OK, then?

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That’s right, Shovel Knight is coming to For Honor’s blend of medieval multiplayer battling in the form of some new outfits, emotes, and execution moves. Inspired by Yacht Club Games’ indie smash hit, there’s the Shovel Drop Emote, a trio of Illustrious Outfits, each of which come with Ornaments, Mood Effects, Symbols and more.

Each comes with a hefty price using the Steel in-game currency – while available as in microtransactions, you earn Steel after matches, through completing Orders and Events, and so on. The emote will cost 10,000 Steel, while the Outfits will be between 15,000 and 20,000 Steel each.

The Shovel Knight cosmetics are available from now until 4th March.

Once all of that silliness is out of the way, Ubisoft will be turning their attention to the release of Year 5: Year of the Covenants, which kicks off on 11th March.

Year of the Covenent will continue the narrative arc that began in Year 4, promising four themed seasons that have new customisation events, and a new hero released during Year 5 Season 2 and Year 5 Season 4. Following on from the introduction of Gryphon in Year 4 Season 4, there are currently 28 Heroes in the game, seven multiplayer modes, a story campaign to battle through and more.

For Honor is currently out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility. Since the start of Year 4 Season 4, the game has been made aware of the added power that the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S offer, meaning that while they offer comparable visual settings to the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X respectively, they run at 60fps as opposed to 30fps and stabilise any dynamic resolution scaling.

Here’s what you get for playing on the new consoles:

  • Improved Water Reflections
  • Improved Distance Level of Detail
  • Improved Shadow Resolution
  • Improved Texture Filtering
  • 4k Resolution (Xbox Series X, PS5) / 1080 p (Xbox Series S)
  • 60fps on PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

Source: press release

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