For Honor Year 5 Season 1 readies for battle next week

Ubisoft have confirmed that For Honor Year 5 Season 1 will commence next week. March 11th is the start date for this latest live season, which adds new content, features, and in-game events.

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Titled “Asunder” For Honor Y5S1 has a snazzy CG story trailer to kick off 2021. Expect a wardrobe of new cosmetics for your characters, as well as a new Battle Pass loaded with rewards. For Honor will also receive a game update as Ubisoft continue to balance its hero roster while making general improvements. It looks as if Warden – often viewed as For Honor’s posterchild – will be the focus of an upcoming rework, available via the Testing Grounds before being added to the live game.

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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.

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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
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