You’ll start with six heroes and grind for the rest
In recent years, Ubisoft has experimented with a Starter Edition of Rainbow Six Siege, offering players a chance to get the game at reduced price in exchange for a more-limited starting selection of playable characters and the ability to earn additional heroes by grinding matches for in-game currency. Now, the company is adapting that model for another of its multiplayer-centric titles — it’s For Honor‘s turn.
For Honor Starter Edition is out today on Steam and Uplay for $15. Here’s the breakdown per Ubisoft:
- Three fully unlocked Vanguard Heroes: The Warden, Raider, and Kensei will be fully unlocked (playable and customizable) at the start of the game.
- Three Launch Heroes from Players’ Selected Faction: Three additional playable heroes will be granted to players based on the faction they choose when first launching the Starter Edition (Knight, Viking, Samurai); Players can progress and loot with these heroes, however customizations become available once the Heroes are “recruited” for 8,000 Steel each.
- Twelve Remaining Heroes: Players will also be able to fully unlock the six heroes from launch for gameplay and customization for 8,000 steel each. The six heroes released in post launch seasons can be fully unlocked for gameplay and customization for 15,000 Steel each.
It’s a similar system to Siege, in other words. Whether or not it’s a good deal will depend on how into the game you get and how much you can put up with drip-fed currency. For Honor is currently in its fifth season, and the Starter Edition is compatible with the game’s season pass and add-on content.
With dedicated servers now supported, For Honor is worth another look.
For Honor PC Starter Edition Now Available! [For Honor]