Next For Honor season adds a Viking Shaman and a dual katana-wielding Samurai

The next For Honor season is starting on November 14, and with it will come two new heroes. In slashes the Aramusha, a dual katana-wielding Samurai Hybrid who's fast and good at dodging attacks. The Vikings get a new assassin called the Shaman, who carries a hatchet and a dagger and gains two abilities when enemies are bleeding. The first is Blood Trance, which gives the Shaman health for every successful strike, and the other is Predator's Mercy, which is basically a powerful attack aimed at finishing an enemy off.

Both heroes are free for Season Pass holders and will unlock on November 14. Anyone that doesn't own a pass will have to wait until November 21 and buy the heroes for 15,000 Steel each (the in-game currency). You can earn Steel by playing the game or buying it with real money: 11,000 Steel costs $9.99 while 25,000 Steel costs $19.99 (there's no option to buy 15,000 or 30,000 Steel).

All players will get two maps for free in the new season: Market Town and The Gauntlet. Plus, it's the first outing for Tribute, a previously-announced 4v4 capture-the-flag mode that you can read about here.

For Honor will have a free weekend from November 9 through November 12 so everyone can try the game out before the start of the new season. Ubisoft said the full version of the game will be on sale during that weekend, with up to 60% off.

Read the full announcement of the new season here, or watch the trailer above.

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play.