For Honor Year 5 Season 3 release date announced

For Honor Update 2.30 Year 5 Season 3

Ubisoft have announced the release date of For Honor Year 5 Season 3, which is planned for later this month. In fact, Y5S3 – which has been dubbed “Tempest” – arrives next week, launching on September 9th for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

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The cinematic trailer above doesn’t give too much away. After all, it’s mainly there to expand the lore and give us a taste of what’s to come. There’s a clear emphasis on the Viking faction here with the video being centred on For Honor’s Berserker hero.

Judging by the September roadmap, Ubisoft is doing a great job at keeping For Honor active with new (and returning) events. However, Tempest doesn’t have a flagship feature bound to reel lapsed players back into the mix. For Honor Year 5 Season 2 introduced the Kyoshin as a new playable hero. There’s another hero on the way later this year though you’ll have to wait until the end of 2022.

Here’s more on the lore surrounding Tempest as well as what events and rewards are on offer.

Tempest brings harsh torrential rains and cyclonic winds after a period of intense drought in Year 5 Season 2 Mirage. When Heathmoor’s warriors wished for water during the drought, the Gods answered – but not in the way the warriors wanted. Now, gigantic tidal waves wreck Heathmoor’s villages and harbours along the coastlines.

Beginning 9th September until 30th September, there will be a limited time launch event, Storm Tides. During this event, players will be able to play through a Free Event Pass and gain access to a multitude of rewards such as a new Battle Outfit, an Effect as well as an Ornament. During the event, there will also be new weapons available for players to loot.

Players can purchase a Battle Pass with premium content including new Battle Outfits, Ornament, Execution, Podium and Effects. Additionally, for this season, all heroes will be receiving a unique execution available for 7,000 Steel. Following last season’s Testing Grounds, improvements to Orochi, Raider, and Option Selects and other fight elements will be added to the live game based off players’ feedback. From 16th – 30th September, For Honor will also have another phase of Testing Grounds. The focus will be a second pass on the Shinobi from the previous phase as well as new Dominion Game Mode improvements. Changes for Dominion will include capture speed, hard point, tracking, and other UI improvements.

Later in the season, players can also experience Wrath of the Jormungandr, a throwback event bringing back original rewards and weapons.

In Title Update 2, the Covenant Games also return.

Source: Press Release

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