The starter edition for For Honor, Ubisoft’s history-bending action-fighting game, is free for a limited time. The news was announced today at the company’s annual E3 conference, the industry event that brings together game publishers from all over the world to showcase their latest and upcoming video games and gaming technologies.
The starter edition allows players to unlock each of the three factions’ (Samurai, Knights and Vikings) main warriors at the outset. Additional warriors can be unlocked and customized by acquiring in-game currency called Steel. The full game features a faster method of unlocking and customizing characters.
The free starter edition was revealed along with the announcement of a new faction. The ancient Chinese Wu Lin faction will be introduced to the game in October. Ubisoft will also be adding a Breach mode to the game, which will pit two teams of four against each other in a castle siege that demands defenders keep attackers’ advances at bay.
For Honor’s starter edition will be available for free on the Uplay store until June 18. The Marching Fire update that brings the Wu Lin faction and Breach mode to the game will be available for purchase on Oct. 16.