For Honor unleashing the wolves
For Honor Season Five, Age of Wolves, will launch on February 15th.
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Coinciding with For Honor's first anniversary, Age of Wolves will enhance the core player experience by focusing on Hero balancing, matchmaking and connectivity. Launching as a free update, Age of Wolves will bring major hero updates, fight system changes, new customization options and more. Dedicated servers and a new training mode will also be released during the season.
Implementation of Dedicated Servers Following a successful Open Test in December that allowed the production team to gather players' feedback and data, the dedicated server infrastructure will be implemented in For Honor during Season Five. This implementation will remove the resyncing, session migrations and NAT requirements and deliver stable connectivity on all platforms. The exact timing of the implementation will be communicated at a later date.
Major Heroes Updates
Five Heroes - Kensei, Conqueror, Highlander, Berserker and Nobushi - will receive major gameplay updates in order to re-balance the available roster. The Kensei and Conqueror will both receive new movesets, animations and more to their kit, while the Highlander, the Berserker and the Nobushi will also receive meaningful balancing updates. Following Season Five, more heroes will receive similar balancing updates as the development team continues to prioritize game balancing.
New Training Features
After the launch of Season Five, For Honor will introduce three new training modes designed to change the way players hone their skills. Newcomers will be able to learn the basics of the game as well as more advanced techniques in the Apprentice Trials and the Warriors Trials modes. Finally, the Arena mode will allow advanced players to practice against specific heroes and moves that will prepare them for any potential fighting combinations.
"Following our launch in February 2017, our team was focused on building on the initial experience by adding new heroes, modes and continuous gameplay updates," said Damien Kieken, Game Director "For the beginning of 2018, we want to focus on the core experience and address player feedback by prioritizing online stability and hero balancing."
Season Five will also bring several quality of life updates including a new item that will boost XP in exchange for salvage, the shift of 4v4 Ranked Mode from Dominion to Tribute, a new reputation level cap, new gear progression and more. Age of Wolves will be the first season of a full year's worth of content coming to For Honor in 2018.