Ubisoft recently made For Honor free for a limited time but if you haven't had the chance to grab it, you can still get a taste of the game and its new expansion Marching Fire for free when the open testing begins on 06 September 2018.
Note that the open testing is reserved for PC players only, so honourable console fans of For Honor will have to wait until Marching Fire hits the proverbial shelves on 16 October 2018 on all platforms. On a more positive note, at least console players will get a full polished experience, courtesy of the Master Race's testers.
Anyway, the PC open test lets you have a go at all 22 available heroes from Wu Lin, Knights, Vikings and Samurai Factions, including the four new Wu Lin warriors that are coming with Marching Fire. You can take them out for a spin in 1v1 combat in Duel mode, although the real treat here is the new 4v4 Breach mode.
Ubisoft describe the Breach mode as an "asymmetrical 4v4 PvP mode that emphasizes strategy and communication". For Honor: Marching Fire players are split into attackers and defenders, with the goal of conquering or defending the wall and inner gate. Attackers will be escorting the battering ram and should they penetrate the wall and gate, they'll fight the AI-controlled boss that has "a ton of health" and can dish out serious AoE damage.
Defenders, on the other hand, are tasked with stopping attackers, with the added benefit of having unlimited respawns. Attackers' respawns are limited, which will make reviving fellow attackers preferable if not obligatory past a certain number of deaths. For Honor: Marching Fire brings three new maps for Breach - Walled City, Hallowed Bastion and Kazan Castle.
Add to that the new perks system, graphics enhancements, user interface update, responsive dialogue system and custom matches on dedicated servers, and you've got the most of what For Honor: Marching Fire's PC open test entails.
The PC open test preload will be available on Uplay on 04 September 2018, while the actual test commences two days later at 8am PDT, which is 4pm CET.