At Gamescom we got a little bit of For Honor surprise, in that a fun new PvE style Arcade Mode is coming as part of an upcoming major update. In our hands-on time with the new mode, the short-and-sweet co-op action proved to be just the right amount of challenge for clearing some of the melee dust of sword hand (i.e. thumbs).
It can be daunting jumping into the game at this juncture though, as it’s been out in the wild long enough that the barrier of entry against more seasoned blade-wielders might put you off. This has been something Ubisoft Montreal has been well aware of over the game’s tenure, and as they continue to support it post-release, they’re coming up with more and more uniquely engaging ways to subvert any apprehension you might have about jumping in.
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One new initiative, which was on-hand at this year’s Gamescom, is the addition of an Arcade Solo and Coop mode that is short and sweet, but everlong in what it offers up encounter to encounter. I managed to get hands-on with this new mode, and opted for the Solo PvE experience and played with two new characters in Jiang Ju -- a once feared general from the Wu Lin clan, who wields a massive guandao and Nuxia -- a bodyguard “betrayed by allies” with a thirst for vengeance utilising her unpredictable hook swords.