For Honor introduces Kyoshin as new playable hero

for honor year 5 season 2 new hero

Ubisoft have unveiled For Honor’s new playable hero, the Kyoshin. Available from next week, they will fight alongside the Samurai faction as we move into the second half of Year 5 Season 2.


The Kyoshin was teased last month with the arrival of Y5S2 “Mirage” in early June. Each new season introduces a fresh wave of For Honor content with two new heroes confirmed for 2021.

Each hero is defined by their weapon of choice. The Kyoshin carries a weapon known as the Shikomizue, which includes a one-handed hidden blade as well as its scabbard. The latest For Honor trailer gives us a much closer look at the Kyoshin’s origin story as well as some of the attacks from their moveset.

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How do you unlock the Kyoshin in For Honor? In recent years, Ubisoft have changed how players access new heroes that are added to the game’s roster. To immediately unlock the Kyoshin when they arrive on July 22nd, you will need to purchase them as DLC, priced at €7.99 / $7.99. This package also includes cosmetics and in-game items. If you’re willing to wait, the Kyoshin will available to all players from August 5th though comes with a cost of 15,000 Steel.

Even if you aren’t fussed about For Honor’s new hero, there’s still plenty to look forward to. Ubisoft have planned a number of events and challenges throughout July with lots of rewards up for grabs. The developers are also continuing to update and rebalance the For Honor roster. You can view the For Honor July 2021 roadmap below.

For Honor New Hero July 2021 Roadmap

More than four years after its original release, Ubisoft continue to support For Honor in the same way they’ve supported Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Last year the game received an upgrade patch for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, boosting performance to 60 FPS. 2021 also brought us two new heroes including For Honor antagonist, Apollyon, and the wandering mercenary, Gryphon.

Source: Press Release

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