Pre-load the For Honor open beta before the battle begins on February 9

If you've been looking forward to jumping in and trying out Ubisoft's forthcoming Medieval battler, For Honor, that wait is almost over. The open beta starts on February 9, but so you're ready the second it goes live you can start to pre-load right now on Xbox One, PC or PS4.

The For Honor™ Beta will take you into the chaotic and believable battlefields of the brand-new, groundbreaking melee action game developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios.

The beta will offer a taste of what's to come in the full release, with nine warriors playable across six different maps and four multiplayer modes. Master a sampling of the Knight, Samurai and Viking heroes, each with their own unique moves and weapons.

The full game isn't far behind, either, coming on February 14. So if you're still in two minds this is a great opportunity to try it out before parting with your cash. If you're playing on PC you'll have to pre-load through Ubisoft's own Uplay application (opens in new tab), but folks on Xbox One can use the link below to grab it in the normal way.

Download For Honor beta for Xbox One (opens in new tab)

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  • Game isn't great. To slow and cumbersome. It's basically rock paper scissors combat. Ryse was so much more fun.
  • All the fighting games have basically rock paper scissors combat system.
  • Yeah but not this obvious and slow and boring. It's absolutely not brutal in anyway. And feels like driving an 18 wheeler.
  • Visuals look great but the fighting system is too slow not a fan of the control system either.
  • In all honesty Ryse from 2013 looked better visually and was more fun on combat. On Ryse the gore was awesome visually. And you could see in amazing detail the anger, fear and haste on faces in combat. I'd be all over a Ryse 2.
  • Sorry, but I disagree with your opinion. I really like For Honor and almost every single detail about it. I tried to play the Beta version and it was freaking good. The soundtrack, graphics, factions, everything looks so freaking amazing. Maybe you need to wait and try the actual game. :) Moreover, you can also read these For Honor latest news. It helps to understand the game better and explains everything step by step. P.S. Much more improvement will be done, so we should wait and judge only after the game release. Don't you think so?