Ubisoft has announced new details on the next gameplay season of their medieval fighting title For Honor. Season Six, titled “Hero’s March”, will arrive May 17, with a new map, new seasonal event, multiple hero reworks, and several in-game quality of life changes.
Hero’s March will add the Beachhead map to the For Honor map rotation; the fortress-style map will be available for play in Dominion, Deathmatch, Duel, and Brawl modes. There will also be a new seasonal event, likely similar to the Feast of the Otherworld event for Halloween or the Frost Wind Festival for Winter, but specific details have not yet been revealed regarding the event’s nature.
Season Six will also bring a new quality of life feature that has been requested by players quite a bit in recent months. Players will now have access to something called the Visual Collection, which will allow them to save the visual design of every cosmetic they’ve ever unlocked, to apply to acquired gear later. Previously, players had to hold onto every piece of gear that held the design they liked, and then directly swap the gear’s look onto the new gear they desired, causing inventories to fill up and generally being a pain. The new Visual Collection should hopefully mitigate this discomfort for players who are into the “fashion” aspect of the game.
For many players, though, the most important part of the new season are the hero reworks. Season Five of For Honor first introduced the idea of thoroughly reworking and rebalancing the game’s older heroes, rather than introducing all-new heroes, and it was met with almost universally positive reception by the game’s community. Last season, it was Kensei and Conqueror who saw full-kit reworks, with Berserker, Nobushi, and Highlander also seeing significant tweaks and adjustments to their movesets and abilities.
For Season Six, the heroes on the rework table are Orochi and Peacekeeper. Both being assassin-type characters, the Orochi and Peacekeeper had movesets that felt flat and limited to some, dependent more upon speed and reactionary timing than any sort of mix-up potential or pressure application, so the new changes are welcome to many. The reworks were covered briefly in a recent “Warrior’s Den” livestream, but full write-ups of the reworks will not be available until closer to the season release date.
Not everyone is happy about the choice of heroes selected for reworks this season. On the game’s subreddit, it’s become a bit of a meme that the Valkyrie is the game’s most underpowered hero, so when it was revealed that she would have to wait one more season for a proper reworking, responses were mixed. Some players were confused, while others were angry; some laughed at the misfortune of Valk mains, while others adopted a more hopeful message. Regardless, it’s safe to say that the community was not as unified on these changes as they were last season.
For Honor is free to play this weekend for anyone interested in trying out the game’s new changes. Additionally, anyone who purchases the full game this weekend will be able to do so at a significant discount, and they will be able to retain all of their in-game progression from the weekend going forward.