For Honor is about to get a new expansion called Marching Fire, which includes new heroes, new PvP mode, a new PvE mode and a comprehensive graphical update. Marching Fire is set to release 16, October 2018, but before that time, I got my hands on the upcoming PvE content.
An “Arcade Mode” is to enter the world of For Honor, and in my opinion this is a brilliant way to keep players playing this title or even bringing back old ones. For many, such as myself has left For Honor because of the mass slaughter we get when playing online. This new arcade mode is for us PvE players. Choose your hero and go up against the challenge, your playground is minimized from area’s from PvP maps. The goal is simple, defeat your opponent and in some cases, opponents. First round might seem simple, but you have to beat opponents for up to four or five rounds to get the reward. There was one round I had to face three opponents, but if you think that sound easy, you’re wrong.
Each time you enter the arcade mode, and choosing your difficulty. You will face not only your opponents, but also the modifiers. You can get a modifier that says you lose health each second, and the only way to heal is by killing minions, plus a modifier on top of that again saying your light attack takes less damage. Then again, your opponent gets modifiers as well. You choose difficulty on what type of reward you want, everything between common loot to heroic. Have in mind that the gear score on your equipment really counts towards this challenge.
Even though this is a PvE mode, you can play this both in solo and co-op with a friend.
I tried a few rounds in the new arcade mode, I used my favorite hero, Warlord. First round I went for the common difficulty and then a step up. Even there, by playing alone it was difficult, challenging, but yet a lot of fun.
What is the rewards you can earn?
There is cosmetic rewards, earn exclusive ornaments, outfits, effects and much more.
To get access to this mode, you will need the Marching Fire DLC, sadly this isn’t included in the season pass. So you will need to buy this one separately.
(You must of course own a copy of the full game)
You can read our review of For Honor right here.