For Honor's Player Count Spikes Massively After Free Deal

For Honor's Player Count Spikes Massively After Free Deal

People like free stuff.

For Honor is hosting a promotion where curious players can download and keep the starter version of Ubisoft's multiplayer fighting game for free, no strings attached, for the next five days. And players are taking advantage of this freebie according to the Steam player count numbers.

Steam Charts reports that For Honor hit its all-time peak in terms of player count, roughly 217,000 players, since the game first released in February 2017. That's a 130 percent jump in player count since July 2018.

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It helps that players who download and install For Honor during the promotion can keep the game (so it's not a free weekend). There are also deep discounts to various For Honor versions until August 27, including the Standard Edition (discounted to $15), Deluxe Edition ($17.50), Gold Edition ($25), and a Steam Controller and For Honor bundle ($45).

The other editions come with more heroes available to play with at the start. Similar to Rainbow Six Siege, the free version of For Honor severely limits the available characters to play with in the game and might not be the best version for players who are looking for the full experience. Luckily the season pass is also discounted.

For Honor is an online multiplayer action game where players spawn as a warrior in a unique faction (like Samurai, Vikings, Knights, etc.) The goal of the game is to overtake the enemy faction and conquer the map.

For Honor is gearing up for the Marching Fire expansion in October. The new content pack adds the Wu Lin faction, several new Wu Lin warriors, and a new mode. Check out our For Honor starter's guide if you're just jumping into Ubisoft's warrior action game thanks to this free deal.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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