For Honor to receive 60 FPS and graphics improvements on next-gen consoles

For Honor
For Honor (Image credit: Ubisoft)

What you need to know

  • For Honor is a unique melee fighting game from Ubisoft where knights, vikings, and samurai square off in combat.
  • Ubisoft has announced the game will be playable on next-gen consoles, and will come with enhancements. Additionally, all progress will transfer for free.
  • Most notably, the game will be in 4K on Xbox Series X, and the game will get an update that brings 60 FPS to both Xbox Series X and Series S at a later date.

Ubisoft has confirmed in a "Warrior's Den" livestream that For Honor, Ubisoft's unique melee third-person fighting game where knights, vikings, and samurai face off, will be fully playable on next-gen consoles such as the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. In-game progress for levels, gear, and cosmetics will be transferred over to the new consoles for free as well (provided you stick with the same console brand).

In addition, Ubisoft also announced that For Honor is getting some enhancements for next-gen players. Water reflections, distant detail, shadow resolution, and texture filtering are all getting improved, and players on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will be able to play the game in 4K. Folks who play on the Xbox Series S will be limited to 1080p, however. Also (and perhaps most importantly), For Honor will get an update at a later unknown date that brings the game up to 60 FPS on next-gen consoles — something PC players have enjoyed since the game's 2017 launch. Since For Honor is all about reading and reacting to quick strikes by opponents, this framerate boost will no doubt make the game feel better to play for everyone.

Overall, I think it's great to see For Honor get some love, and hopefully the game will look and play better than ever before on next-gen hardware. You can get the game now for $30 on Xbox and PC.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.