Zhanhu's Gambit Limited-Time Event Now Playable in For Honor
Ubisoft’s For Honor franchise had a rocky start, but they’ve been steadfastly improving and expanding the game since its 2017 launch and have now committed to continued work in 2020 with an all new year’s worth of content.
This year’s content wraps up with the final Season 4 event, a Limited-Time Event (LTE) called Zhanhu’s Gambit, which opens today and runs until January 2nd. The LTE includes a new mode and a slew of customization items as rewards, including outfits, weapons, effects, emotes, and more.
As Season 4 comes to a close, Ubisoft has turned its attention to the content additions for 2020, which will again include four Seasons, and they’ll be bringing players two heroes (released in Season 2 and Season 4), and new armour sets. That will bring the roster to 28 combatants in total, but they’re also working on making sure balance isn’t an issue.
Labeled ‘Year of Reckoning’ I would expect the new year’s content to be…dramatic.
Here’s the press release:
Escape With The Emperor In For Honor®’s Final Season 4 Event ‘Zhanhu’s Gambit’, Playable Now Until January 2
New Seasonal Event Brings Limited-Time Game Mode, New Customization Items and More
MONTREAL — December 19, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that the final Year 3 seasonal event for For Honor®, Zhanhu’s Gambit, is playable now until January 2 across all available platforms. Zhanhu’s Gambit will delve into the journey of Sun Da and his role in the conflict between the Wu Lin and the Blackstone Legion. Players will be able to enjoy a limited-time game mode and a variety of customization items and rewards themed around the event, including orders, arcade quest, outfits, weapons, effects, emotes and ornaments.
The new limited-time game mode introduced during the event, Emperor’s Escape, will let players re-live the escape of the Wu Lin Emperor from the Blackstone Legion in the aftermath of their conflict at Qiang Pass. In this four-player PvE mode, players will have to escort the Emperor and protect him against hordes of enemies to secure his escape. To do so, players will need to capture zones in order to move across the map. Every time a zone is captured, the Emperor progresses to that zone, and a new one is unlocked for capture. As they progress through the zones, players will come across increasingly strong assailants, including “cursed” enemies with special modifiers. Teamwork and skill will be key to keep the Emperor alive until players can eventually reach and defeat the Blackstone commander.
From now until January 6, players can purchase the Zhanhu’s Gambit Bundle at 45,000 Steel per Hero, which includes items such as outfits, emote, effects, and ornaments. This price may differ based on items players have already unlocked from the bundle. For a full list of what’s included in Zhanhu’s Gambit Bundle, please visit: https://support.ubi.com/Faqs/
Following three years of continuous improvements, For Honor recently confirmed the game will continue to grow with a fourth year of support for the game in 2020. Titled ‘Year of the Reckoning’, Year 4 will bring an additional year’s worth of free content to the game, including four new Seasons, two new Heroes, and new armor sets. For more information about Year 4, please visit; https://forhonor.ubisoft.com/
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