For Honor Season Five, The Age of Wolves, will release on all platforms next month, and included with Season Five is the long-awaited option to use dedicated servers.
Coinciding with For Honor’s first anniversary, Age of Wolves will release with enhancements gameplay such as Hero balancing, matchmaking and connectivity.
The free update also includes major hero updates, fight system changes, new customization options and more. Dedicated servers, which went into the testing phase back in December, will arrive during the season. It was announced For Honor would get dedicated servers back in July.
A new training mode will also be released during the season.
Here’s what to expect with For Honor Season Five:
Implementation of Dedicated Servers
- Following a successful Open Test in December which 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 that players currently have and deliver stable connectivity on all platforms. The exact timing of the implementation will be communicated at a later date.
Major Hero 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 move sets, 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 updates as the development team continues to prioritise 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.
Quality of Life Updates
- 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, and it kicks off on February 15.