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Forza Horizon 2 and Dead Space 3 now available with August Games with Gold

Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition and Dead Space 3 are now available for free as part of Xbox Games with Gold for August. Coming up later in the month are For Honor and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.

Forza Horizon 2 Standard: 10th Anniversary Edition – Drive over 200 exotic cars and explore the beautiful vistas of southern France and northern Italy like never before, in this 10th anniversary edition of Forza Horizon 2. Show off your driving skills with friends online in challenging races and events, day or night, in dynamic weather conditions. A world of beauty and freedom awaits in this ultimate celebration of speed and style.

For Honor Standard Edition – Be prepared to enter the chaos of war in For Honor. Mix speed, strategy, and team-play across several multiplayer modes as you control your favorite warriors, be they bold Knights, brutal Vikings, or deadly Samurai. Master the innovative Art of Battle combat system and guide your armies to ultimate victory.

Dead Space 3 – Return as protagonist Isaac Clarke in the survival horror game Dead Space 3. Joined by Sgt. John Carver, travel to the ominous ice planet of Tau Volantis to uncover the secrets of the Necromorph plague. With online co-op mode, join a friend and use teamwork to end the deadly threat once and for all.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Grab your magic paintbrush and return to save the world of Wasteland once again in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Pair up with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, interact with classic cartoon characters of the past, and defeat the Mad Doctor in this heroic two-player co-op adventure.

For Honor Marching Fire releasing on 16th October

In honour of the success of For Honour, Ubisoft are giving the PC version of the game away for free on PC through Uplay from June 11th to 17th.

Ubisoft have also announced the next update for the game called Marching Fire which will be released on 16th October. This new update contains a new faction and four new fighters. Also included is a new 4v4 multiplayer mode called Breach, which sees you trying to storm a castle with your squad.

Ubisoft show first Gameplay of Skull and Bones

Starlink: Battle for Atlas launches on October 16th

Ubisoft Toronto got in on the action tonight as they shower off a brand new trailer for Starlink. The open world  game will release on October 16th.

A surprise guest arrived in the form of Starfox as an exclusive on the Nintendo Switch. Ubisoft have teamed up again with Nintendo to bring Starfox and his crew.

Starlink uses Skylanders style ships that can be swapped around depednign on your play style.

Train harder with For Honor’s newest mode

Ubisoft continue to adapt and support their titles by offering new ways to entice new players and help the existing fanbase. For Honor’s next update brings an all-new training mode, which arrives April 19.

The new training mode will not only help new players learn the basics of the game’s mechanics without being butchered by online players or the game’s tough AI, but the mode will also offer existing players a place to hone their skills with each of the game’s character classes.

This isn’t just a Street Fighter-esque tacked on mode either, there are a whole host of options from tutorial videos to hands-on advanced techniques that will teach you to become a better fighter and evaluate your efforts. And yes… there is of course that Street Fighter training dojo should you want to open up on a dummy opponent.

 

 

You could argue that this mode should have shipped with the game, but let’s look at the positives here… it’s great to see that Ubisoft are constantly listening to their fans and continue to improve their games long after their initial release.

 

Dedicated servers finally come to For Honor

Head to For Honor’s multiplayer tomorrow and you will be in for a treat – the much awaited dedicated servers will finally go live for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 after a successful trial period on PC. The expected time for completion is 14:00 UK time.

Dedicated servers will not only improve matchmaking and stability, but they will also eliminate resyncs and host migration. The integration is also being rolled in as part of the game’s fifth season – Age of Wolves.

 

 

Playing the For Honor Free Weekend will earn you a Rainbow 6 Charm

In news that will appeal to most of the Tix staff – due to our addictions to Rainbow 6 Siege – If you play the free weekend of For Honor, as covered by Rich here, then you will receive an exclusive Rainbow 6 charm, as seen above.

Ubisoft have clearly done this in order to get the reported 2 million player-base into another of their popular franchises, time will tell if it works! I will certainly be taking the bait!

If this appeals to you as well, check out the info below that shows you when For Honor is free in your home country and check out the website at https://forhonor.ubisoft.com/game/en-GB/free-weekend/

Play For Honor, For Free

Ubisoft are lifting the paywall on For Honor beginning August 10 until August 13. During this time, players will have access to the full game, which includes the latest gameplay tweaks and the Shadow & Might content update.

If you fancy continuing your brutal melee combat career, then you can pick up a discounted copy of either the standard or Gold Edition of the game – the discount is available while the free access promotion is running.

For more information check out the official website or refer to this handy infographic below, showing when the game will be ‘free’ in your region.

For Honor Grudge & Glory

For Honor is kicking off Season 3 on August 15 with Grudge & Glory, its biggest season to date and here’s a trailer showing off the new maps, heroes, gear and updates to the gameplay.

Highlander, a viking hybrid, can switch between two fighting styles and wields the heaviest and longest sword in the game – bow chicka bow wow – while the Gladiator, a Knight Assassin, is equipped with little armour but packs a trident and shield combo. Agile and with a large stamina meter, these guys will be a tough foe to put down.

The two new maps launching as part of Grudge & Glory are Sentinel and Viking Village, both of which have an environmental hazard to contend with. Season 3 also introduces new legendary gear and increases the cap on hero reputation to 40. Competitive play also launches for 1v1 duels.

For Honor to get dedicated servers

As For Honor enters the second half of 2017, Ubisoft are gearing up for 2018 by rolling out some big changes to the game. The biggest change – dedicated servers – have been long awaited (and requested) by fans, with peer-to-peer issues plaguing the game since launch.

While we wait for dedicated servers, the team remain dedicated to implemented changes to increase the stability of peer-to-peer, which has seen a vast improvement over the course of updates the game has received since launch.

For Honor will also get several new modes, including a training mode to hone your skills without being punished by skilled online players. Competitive play will receive duel tournament and ranked 4v4 matches, and a new unannounced 4v4 PvP game mode.

“Since launch, our team has worked diligently to identify and correct issues that were not apparent with our testing and live phases,” said Roman Campos-Oriola, Creative Director of For Honor. “The For Honor roadmap is how we plan to build a stronger game through elements like dedicated servers. We are committed to our players and look to offer long-term support for the game.”

The next For Honor seasons are due to kick off in August and November, and will launch with numerous game balancing tweaks, new heroes, maps and gear – check out the proposed season details in this handy graphic:

For Honor Competitive Multiplayer “Hero Series” announced

Ubisoft have announced For Honor Hero Series, an international tournament program organised in partnership with ESL, taking place this summer starting 8th July across all platforms in Europe and the United States. Following the weekly competitions, 16 of the top players will participate in a live event on August 12th in Burbank, California where they will play for $10,000 in cash prizes.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios, For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes. Players embody warriors of the three Great Factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the deadly Samurai – fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The Art of Battle, the game’s innovative combat system that puts players in total control of their warriors, allows them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.

This first For Honor Hero Series aims to take the game’s competitive landscape to a new level with an open call for players to join online weekly 1v1 Duel tournaments across the three available platforms over four weeks. Starting July 8th, registered players will earn points based on their rankings following each tournament. Top players from each platform will be selected based on overall tournament standings and invited to battle in a Live Finals event where platform champions will be crowned in Burbank, CA.

The Finals will be broadcasted live on the For Honor Twitch channel (twitch.tv/forhonorgame), For Honor’s Facebook Live, as well as on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ubisoft), providing players the opportunity to showcase their skill on the big stage. The For Honor Hero Series will continue to grow following this first competition while listening to the community and participant feedback. To learn more about the For Honor Hero Series and register for online qualifiers, please visit: forhonorgame.com/heroseries.

“At ESL we are committed to growing the esports landscape and For Honor’s competitive ecosystem has been something we’ve all been looking forward to,” said Sean Charles, VP of Publisher and Developer Relations, ESL. “With the For Honor Hero Series and the addition of ranked mode, there is a lot in store for future For Honor players.”

For Honor’s competitive play will continue following the Hero Series when ranked mode releases in a future update. Ranked mode will initially offer on-demand tournaments for Duel. In future updates, the ranking system will expand to Brawl as well as 4v4 game modes. For Honor’s ranking system will allow players to have separate ranks for each game mode type while fighting for higher rankings and win exclusive loot. Those looking to get a sneak peek at ranked mode and more about the game’s future evolution can participate in the upcoming second Public Test for Duel Tournament, which will incorporate community feedback and changes to the defensive meta.