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For Honor open beta starts February 9th

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Knights vs. Vikings vs. Samurai stabfest For Honor [official site] will hold a four-day open beta test shortly before launch next month, Ubisoft announced today. From February 9th through 12th, all and sundry will be able to stab each other across a variety of modes. This announcement comes after a closed beta test last weekend and, er, a cheeky little leak giving the news away.

The open beta will offer the 1v1 Duel mode, the 2v2 Brawl, 4v4 Dominion, and the new 4v4 respawnless Elimination. It'll also continue the War of Factions metagame whatsit offering beta players rewards in the full game. What some of y'all said about the closed beta has me curious enough to make time for the beta.

Here, this trailer gives a brief rundown of what's in the beta (and shows lots of stabbing):

The full game, which will launch on February 14th, contains singleplayer gubbins as well as all this online stabbing. It'll cost £39.99/59,99€/$59.99.

For Honor broke into last week's Steam charts with pre-orders alone, which is pretty impressive for a game still a fortnight from launch. I guess the closed beta convinced a fair few stabfans.

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