Ubisoft launched For Honor last year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game managed to secure itself a solid base of players. Over the course of the year Ubisoft has been pumping out new content and new characters, along with new maps and modes. Well, here's what's happening for For Honor's fifth season.
The start of the season will introduce one of the most requested features for the game: Dedicated servers. This was something that was brought up well before the game released. In fact, back during the closed beta tests, gamers had repeatedly requested from Ubisoft to implement dedicated servers to cut down on disconnections, to limit the amount of dropped games from server host migration, and to improve the latency synch between players. However, it was a feature that went ignored throughout the entirety of 2017, but will be one of the first priorities to be implemented for Season 5 in February.
The dedicated servers will remove sessions migration from the hosts, and it will also remove the need to resynch to a newly migrated host, along with providing more stability and security for all players across every platform.
The exact implementation of dedicated servers for all players will be revealed at a later date, but it will arrive during Season 5 of For Honor.
Additional changes will also be made on the actual gameplay front as well, including plenty of updates to the existing character classes. This includes re-balancing the Kensei, Conqueror, Highlander, Berserker, and Nobushi to fit in line with the new Season 5 gameplay updates. Additionally, some of the classic classes will also receive new and altered moves to better accommodate the advances made in the multiplayer segment of the game, which includes all new reputation level caps, and modifications to the multiplayer game types.
There's also going to be a revamp of the gear progression system and how players unlock new items for their characters in For Honor, along with a shift in how players will progress through the ranked gameplay modes.
Unfortunately, if you were interested in For Honor solely for the single-player content, there isn't much to share or say about any changes being made on that front. The campaign mode was a one and done deal, which was available back when the game first came out last year.
It's interesting that the latest Season 5 update is themed after a saying from the main antagonist, Apollyon, but there's nothing in sight as far as new single-player content is concerned.
However, if you've been itching to get back into For Honor for the multiplayer offerings, including new characters, maps, balances, and modes, it appears Ubisoft is definitely fixing to give gamers plenty more of that kind of content with Season 5.