For Honor is gearing up to go into its closed beta with a "War of the Factions" promotion, giving folks a chance to pledge their allegiance to one of three clans before hitting the battlefield to slaughter the other two.
In case you've forgotten about one of the most promising games to come out of E3 2015, For Honor is that rad open warfare game that pits Vikings, knights and samurai against one another. The team at Ubisoft is gearing up to send For Honor into its next beta phase, and you can sign up for the War of the Factions simply by heading to the game's website.
To take part in the promotion, you'll need to first sign up for a chance to play. That requires you to hit the big "Sign up now" button and provide Ubisoft with your details. If you're selected to play in the beta, you'll next be tasked with pledging yourself to one of the game's three factions. If you like fighting with axes and brute strength, you'll probably want to go Viking. Prefer swords, shields and armor not made out of animal hide? Then the knight faction might be for you. Want to pick what is clearly the best faction? Then you might want to side with the samurai.
Once the beta goes live, players will be tasked with hitting the field of battle to build their character and represent their faction. Everyone who takes part in the War of the Factions will earn some in-game loot once For Honor finally launches. Progress will be tracked on global leaderboards, though, and only one of the three groups will win ultimate glory.
For Honor certainly looks cool in motion, with each of the three groups offering their own weapons, gear and fighting styles. Watching a fight in action, it kind of looks like a cross between more kinetic action games like God of War and more strategic offerings like Dark Souls. It's certainly worth getting into the beta just to see how the game plays firsthand.
Anyone who plays in the beta will earn an "Emblem of Old," a unique pattern for each clan that you can put on your armor and weapons that will let other players know you've been fighting since the very beginning. Other prizes are promised, but have not been revealed yet.
If you want to learn more about each faction, you can hop on over to that same sing-up page and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Again, there's no point, since samurai are the only correct choice.
There's no word yet on when the beta will go live but, since For Honor launches on Feb. 14, we imagine it's coming up pretty soon. In other words, you might want to sign up as soon as possible if you want to take part.