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For Honor character guide: the Valkyrie has great range and trip attacks, best used offensively

21 Feb

The Valkyrie in For Honor is a bit of a badass, but only if you use her right.

The Valkyrie in For Honor will receive a few changes with the next update, but until then, you are free to go nuts with her.

Some of the changes coming to the Valkyrie in For Honor are buffs to some of her moves and a reduction in recovery time on others. Once the For Honor update drops, the following changes will be made to the Valkyrie:

  • Light attacks: reduced recovery time
  • Light chains: reduced time between attacks
  • Pouncing Thrust & Hunter’s Strike: increased damage and link options after those moves
  • Shield Crush: add link to Light Attack chains
  • Hunter’s Rush: reduced recovery time

There are also game wide changes coming to all Guard Breaks to make the countering mechanic more inline with the beta, but until then, here’s a quick guide on how to play the hybrid hero as she currently stands.

As Arekkz notes in his video, the Valkyrie is a complex class to play despite her versatility, so hopefully this guide will help you make the most of what she has to offer.

Also, please note the controller buttons mentioned below (X, RB etc) are for Xbox One, so it goes without saying PlayStation 4 and PC players will have different configurations. We included these for explanation purposes only.

First up is her Superior Block Light Attacks. During the start of any Light Attack, a block property is in place. This can be used to counter incoming attacks if properly times. Her shield will flash orange at the start of any light attack and if your Light Attack matches the direction if an opponents incoming move, you will counter it – similar to parry but slightly easier. Once the attack is countered, the Valkyrie can follow up with her own attack. While the light attack obviously does less damage, it opens the door for attack chains.

One of the chain combos is called Boar Hunter, which is a chain of three Light Attacks (RB, RB, RB). To pull it off, the first attack must not have been blocked by the opponent. If the first two attacks land, the third one will stun the enemy, leaving it vulnerable to any other attack you wish to use. You can also use Spear Sweep (unblockable) as the third move in the chain to knock down your enemy.

Thrust and Slash is another chain which consists of two Light Attacks and one Heavy Attack (RB, RB, RT). As with Boar Hunter, use Spear Sweep as the third move in the chain to knock down your enemy. If you choose the Heavy attack instead, it will pull a sweep anyway, knocking the opponent down and ripe for a follow-up.

The Third chain, Harrier’s Fury starts with a Heavy Attack followed by two Light Attacks (RT, RB, RB). Again, the third attack can be replaced with Spear Sweep.

One of the Valkyrie’s moves is called Hunter’s Rush. It’s a good chase move in which the player will sprint toward the target, press RT for a Heavy Attack which has a rather large reach. This makes it so you can go into attack mode before your opponent is even in range. You can open with this, or chase them down as already mentioned. Make sure you aren’t locked in guard mode or this won’t work.

Pouncing Thrust is another move which you dodge forward and perform a Light Attack (forward, A, RB). Here, the Valkyrie will leap toward their opponent, and it has some rather nice range. This move can also be followed up by a chain attack such as Boar Hunter or Thrust and Slash or even one of the Guard Break options.

Similar to Pouncing Thrust is Hunter’s Strike only instead of going forward, you’ll go left or right when dodging then performing a Light Attack. A chain combo can be used as the first attack as well.

Guard matches the direction of the Valkyrie’s dodge, so if you dodge in the same direction as the incoming attack, it will be blocked. If followed with a Heavy attack, the player can then go into Shoulder Pin which adds a bleed effect.

The Valkyrie also has two shield moves, one called Shield Crush. This is a Heavy Attack followed up by Guard Break (RT, X). This pushes the enemy back providing an opportunity to use chains. The other is Shield Tackle (down, A, Guard Break [X]). You you hold guard break, you will assume a stance which allows you to block without having to match the incoming attack. That said, it will drain stamina quickly, so don’t rely on it too much. Once you let off Guard Break when in this stance, you will then go into a Shield Tackle or press RB to go into a Pouncing Thrust.

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She can also make use of a move called Ram’s Headbutt where if you go into Guard Break (X) and press and hold the button again (X,X) you will headbutt your enemy. The longer you hold Guard Break the farther the opponent will be knocked back. If you don’t hold Guard Break, it will just headbutt them resulting in a push back. If you do it with the hold (X,X) it will push them back and stun the enemy.

This can then be followed by by the unblockable move Spear Sweep which is a double Guard Break move used with down and Heavy Attack (X,X, down, RB). You can also go from Shield Crush into Spear Sweep by using Heavy Attack, Guard Break, down, then Heavy Attack again (RB, X, down, RB). Again, Spear Sweep cannot be blocked, but it can be evaded or interrupted by other players. Be sure to mix things up if relying on Spear Sweep as your opponent could catch on if you continue to use the same moveset. Also, continuous Speak Sweep combos will drain stamina.

Arekkz also notes you can use a Zone Attack to clear enemies out of the way without fear of interruption. While it clears the way while applying moderate damage, it will use half of the player’s stamina, so it’s best to use in sticky situations only. Players can also cancel a second attack should they need to by pressing the corresponding button (Xbox One users would normally press B).

The Valkyrie’s shield and ability to trip players is a core part of the class’s strategy. Some attacks are slow to set up and easy to read, so it’s best to wait for the opponent to attack first, and attempt to counter it. This especially true to due the class having strong guard skills and waiting on the opponent is easier than trying to go on the offensive.

Of course you can jump in with Hunter’s Strike or Pouncing Thrust but should you get countered, you don’t have a lot of health. Therefore, it’s best not to get caught off guard. And always try to use a Heavy Attack after performing Spear Sweep as the opponent will be down on the ground.

In short: play the Valkyrie offensively, react to the enemy, take advantage of the character’s range, sneak in trip wherever you can, and hopefully you’ll take your opponents down in no time.

There’s a few more suggestions on how to use the Valkyrie in Arekkz’s video – so be sure to give it a watch.

For Honor Warlord Guide – Best Combos, Moves, Hero Counters, Abilities, Best Feats, Combo Chains

21 Feb

For Honor Warlord Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about playing as Warlord, playing against Warlord, and tips to win.

Warlord in For Honor has plenty of health and rapid strikes which makes him an ideal choice for beginners. However, while playing Warlord, you must learn to manage your stamina, especially if you like to block a lot.

Another thing you need to keep in mind while playing Warlord is because of his limited stamina pool, your combo potential is not too great.

For more help on For Honor, read out our Best Heroes Guide, Feints Guide, and Faction War Guide.

For Honor Warlord Hero Guide

In our For Honor Warlord Hero Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about playing as Warlord and playing against Warlord.

For Honor Warlord Feats

Tier 1 Warlord Feats

  • Deadly – Passive; attacks deal more damage
  • Speed Revive – Passive; rapidly revive fallen teammates
  • Rush – Trigger this to gain movement speed for a short period of time

Tier 2 Warlord Feats

  • Flesh Wound – Passive; gain moderate damage reduction
  • Juggernaut – You are slowed and gain high damage reduction
  • Bear Trap – Medium damage trap that will stops victims dead in their tracks

Tier 3 Warlord Feats

  • Punch Through – Passive; deal damage on blocked attacks
  • Tough as Nails – Passive; raises max Health when unlocked
  • Fury – Raise your sprint speed slightly and defense and attack greatly

Tier 4 Warlord Feats

  • Fire Flask – Throw a projectile at enemy creating a fire area of effect
  • Regenerate – Passive; regenerate your health when outside of combat
  • Auto Revive – Passive; when you’re dying, you can revive without the help from other players

For Honor Warlord Hyper Armor

Hyper Armor basically allows your attacks to become unstoppable even if you land it in the middle of an enemy’s attack. This will cause both you and your enemy to take damage, but don’t let it stop you from landing blows and throwing your enemies off-balance.

For Honor Warlord Full Block Stance

This ability basically takes away your freedom to move, but allows you to block all the incoming attacks regardless of their direction. Moreover, you can land a few hard-hitting attacks which is why you should try to use this stance often.

For Honor Warlord Revenge Mode

This is when you need to go all in. During Revenge Mode, your attacks will become unblockable and stamina will stop being a problem because of the Revenge Mode.

For Honor Warlord Headbutt

This is one of the best tools at your disposal against enemies who are good at defending and blocking. This attack basically allows you to charge at an enemy, break his/her defense, and leave him/her vulnerable for subsequent attacks.

For Honor Warlord Counters and Match-Ups

Warlord in For Honor is easily countered by Kensei and Warden. On the other hand, he is pretty strong against the likes of Peacekeeper, Orochi, and Nobushi.

Warlord is an ideal choice for beginners because of his immense HP pool and the ability to tank for ages. However, the hero is not as simple as it appears on paper. You need to be fairly accurate with your hits and timing when playing Warlord.

As Warlord, you can’t afford to whiff your attacks because almost all of them cost a lot of stamina. When playing this hero, you must learn to manage your stamina, otherwise, you’ll find yourself out of stamina often than not.

In addition to this, the hero is Defense Stance Dependent which is something you can practice against your online friend and AI bots.

For Honor Warlord Combo Chains and Moves

Since we played the game on PC, the combo chains and moves mentioned below are from PC’s default layout:

Focused Strikes
It’s performed by pressing the LMB and then the RMB.

Hack and Slash
It’s performed by pressing the RMB and then the LMB.

Crashing Charge
It’s performed by pressing the ↓ + MMB. It can’t be performed while in Guard Mode.

Headsplitter Leap
It’s performed by pressing the ↓ + RMB. It can’t be performed while in Guard Mode.

Headsplitter Leap Alternate
It’s performed by pressing the W + Space and then the RMB.

Headsplitter Leap Combo
It’s performed by pressing the W + Space, RMB and cancelling the MMB into LMB.

Board and Blade
It’s performed by pressing the C and then the RMB.

Block and Stab
It’s performed by pressing the C and then the RMB.

Shield Counter
You need to perform a parry and then press the MMB.

Shield Counter Combo
You need to perform a parry and then press the MMB, LMB.

Headbutt
It’s performed by pressing W + Space and then the MMB.

Headbutt Riposte
It’s performed by pressing C and then the MMB.

Headbutt Combo
It’s performed by pressing C and then cancelling the MMB into LMB.

This is all we’ve on our For Honor Warlord Hero Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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For Honor Shugoki Guide – Best Combos, Moves, Hero Counters, Abilities, Best Feats, Combo Chains

21 Feb

For Honor Shugoki Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about playing as Shugoki, playing against Shugoki, and tips to win.

For Honor Shugoki can essentially be considered as a disabler tank who is pretty good if you’re new to the game. He’s pretty straightforward and powerful, but tends to struggle against more mobile heroes.

Moreover, if you continuously manage to land hits with Shugoki, you’ll continue replenishing your HP.

For more help on For Honor, read out our Best Heroes Guide, Feints Guide, and Faction War Guide.

For Honor Shugoki Hero Guide

In our For Honor Shugoki Hero Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about playing as Shugoki and playing against Shugoki.

For Honor Shugoki Feats

Tier 1 Shugoki Feats

  • Throw Farther – Passive; throw enemies farther
  • Speed Revive – Passive; rapidly revive fallen teammates
  • Iron Lungs – Passive; you can still sprint when out of stamina

Tier 2 Shugoki Feats

  • Juggernaut – You’re slowed and gain high damage reduction
  • Smoke Bomb – Throw a smoke bomb on the ground that breaks the lock
  • Rock Steady – Passive; You cannot be stumbled or unbalanced by parries and throws

Tier 3 Shugoki Feats

  • Long Bow – Fire a long bow for heavy damage
  • Punch Through – Passive; deal damage on blocked attacks
  • Hard to Kill – Passive; losing health increases your damage reduction

Tier 4 Shugoki Feats

  • Staggering Blow – Heavy attack cause enemies to fall
  • Regenerate – Regenerate your health when out of combat
  • Arrow Storm – Aerial attack that deals medium damage in multiple areas

For Honor Shugoki Uninterruptible Stance

This stance basically prevents interruption from one attacks before requiring to be recharged. However, more than one attack can interrupt Shugoki. Moreover, the recharging period is slowed down while guarding, attacking, or when out of stamina.

You can use this stance in order to land a heavy blow, but you must be good with its timing.

For Honor Shugoki Charging Heavy Attack

This unblockable attack works really well with the Uninterruptable Stance and deals a massive amount of damage. However, it requires a lot of stamina which is why you need to make sure that it connects. The attack can also be dodged rather easily which makes it a riskier attack to try.

For Honor Shugoki Bash and Smash

One of the best things about this combo is that Shugoki doesn’t get interrupted if the light attack is blocked by the enemy hero.

For Honor Shugoki Demon’s Embrace

This is easily one of the best tools at Shugoki’s disposal but is highly situational. This grab attack basically deals damage to the opposing heroes while healing you. However, if it’s in the Critical Mode, it allows you to get a guaranteed kill on the enemies, regardless of their health.

However, the attack is fairly well telegraphed and is extremely hard to land against skilled player, especially when they know you’re in Critical Mode. Another thing to note here is that in Critical Mode; it’s a do or die situation.

Therefore, if you miss this attack in Critical Mode, you can be punished to death easily. Luckily, you can cancel into this grab attack after a heavy which can, sometimes, work in your favor.

For Honor Shugoki Crashing Thunder

It’s another good attack which comes in handy when you’re against multiple enemies with no allies nearby. This attack basically allows you to charge at enemies and culminates in a wide-swing attack which hits anyone nearby.

Even if you’re not faced by multiple enemies at the same time, you can use this attack in order to close the distance and charge at enemies.

For Honor Shugoki Counters and Match-Ups

Shugoki in For Honor is weak against the likes of Kensei, Warden Peacekeeper, and Orochi. On the other hand, he’s fairly strong against Warlord and Valkyrie.

It goes without saying that Shugoki is not a hard character to learn, thanks to his overall damage output and uninterruptible attacks. However, if you miss your attacks, you’ll lose health which is something you need to keep in mind.

Therefore, don’t continue swinging attacks blindly and make sure that they connect. In addition to this, the hero has fairly slow attacks speed and his attacks can easily be dodged.

Due to these things, you must find your openings and then land your attacks.

This is all we’ve on our For Honor Shugoki Hero Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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For Honor video shows how frustrating peer-to-peer can be

21 Feb

Peer-to-peer in a game with such a high skill ceiling like For Honor can be really frustrating if you’re on the receiving end of some abuse.

For Honor is the latest gaming sensation among players. Everyone’s talking about it, but sometimes, it’s not for the right reasons.

As you’ve no doubt seen yourself if you’re playing the game, or in the countless videos and forum posts online complaining about the state of online play, For Honor relies on peer-to-peer as its networking solution. Although this is usually the case with fighting games – and For Honor certainly has much in common with Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, the game’s 4v4 modes suffer the most from this.

The downsides of using peer-to-peer are plenty. Lag switches and host advantage come mind, as do a myriad of NAT issues that are sometimes hard to solve. For its part, developer Ubisoft Montreal confirmed prior to the game’s launch that For Honor’s networking model doesn’t rely on the connection of a single player to host a game.

Instead, matches are hosted using the connections of all players. While this may seem impressive, the result is the same: constant disconnects from players and other problems typical of peer-to-peer games such as teleporting opponents. If you know anything about how For Honor plays, you’ll know any of these issues can be a death sentence to a skill and timing-based game like this.

This issue is exacerbated further because the game does not offer any early quit penalties. Sometimes, you’re not sure if your opponent rage-quit or simply suffered a connection problem. You won’t have to look far to see comments calling for the game to adopt a dedicated server model.

While dedicated servers are almost always a better solution, running a large number of servers across the various regions would cost Ubisoft a lot of money, certainly more than it’s spending now on the game’s peer-to-peer solution. There’s also the fact that Ubisoft Montreal will need to rewrite large parts of the game’s networking code for the game to transfer over flawlessly to the new system, which is not an easy task.

The video above from CrowbCat reflects what a large portion of those affected by these issues feel at the moment. For some, these issues come up at least once every five games.

[image] via The Jimquisition.

For Honor claims top spot in UK Charts, the biggest new IP at No.1 since No Man’s Sky

20 Feb

For Honor’s launch week has been very successful, at least as far as the UK Charts are concerned.

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Ubisoft may not have revealed any For Honor sales details yet, but in the UK, the game’s performance is being compared to hits like The Division and No Man’s Sky.

According to GfK, For Honor topped the charts across all formats this past week. This makes it the biggest new IP launch at the same spot since No Man’s Sky. 57% of sales were made on PS4, leaving 43% for Xbox One.

Sniper Elite 4, which launched in the same week, came in at the second spot. The unstoppable GTA 5 had to drop to No.3, despite a 7% increase in sales.

Find the full top ten below:

  • 1. For Honor
  • 2. Sniper Elite 4
  • 3. GTA 5
  • 4. FIFA 17
  • 5. Battlefield 1
  • 6. Resident Evil 7
  • 7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • 8. Rocket League
  • 9. Forza Horizon 3
  • 10. Watch Dogs 2

If you’re among the many who are currently playing, our super helpful guide will help you get better.

For Honor Lawbringer Guide – Best Combos, Moves, Hero Counters, Abilities, Best Feats, Combo Chains

20 Feb

For Honor Lawbringer Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about playing as Lawbringer, playing against Lawbringer, and tips to win.

This hybrid hero basically specializes in parries. If you manage to get a hang of the timing required for parrying, you should immediately become a formidable threat to all the enemy heroes.

However, do note that the hero’s attack speed is a bit sluggish so you must learn to find your openings or you’ll get brutally punished by skilled opponents.

For more help on For Honor, read out our Faction War Guide, Dominion Guide, and Feints Guide.

For Honor Lawbringer Hero Guide

In our For Honor Lawbringer Hero Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about playing as and against Lawbringer.

For Honor Lawbringer Feats.

Tier 1 Lawbringer Feats

  • Harsh Judgement – Reduce target stamina for short moment
  • Body Count – Passive; killing soldiers grants health and stamina
  • Conqueror – Passive; Capture control zones faster and boost last longer

Tier 2 Lawbringer Feats

  • Juggernaut – You’re slowed and gain high damage reduction
  • Fiat Lux – Throw a flash grenade that blinds enemies for a few seconds
  • Righteous Deflection – Passive; parry to gain high damage reduction for a short time

Tier 3 Lawbringer Feats

  • Second Wind – Recover some of your health
  • Pungo Mortis – Throw an explosive that deals moderate damage in an area
  • Protected Revive – Passive; the revive is protected and grants health to allies

Tier 4 Lawbringer Feats

  • Regenerate – Passive; regenerate your health when out of combat
  • Catapult – Call a catapult strike to deal massive damage over an area
  • Igneus Imber – Several grenades that deal moderate damage over an area

For Honor Lawbringer Parry

While playing as Lawbringer, you need to learn how to parry as it’s a big part of Lawbringer’s kit. Using this, you can chain in multiple attacks and punish your opponents heavily. It can also allow you to knock people down for a free attack.

For Honor Lawbringer Shove

This is basically an unblockable shove which is pretty useful when it comes to enemy guard breaks. A cool thing about shove is that it gives you the opportunity to land combos before and after it.

For Honor Lawbringer Long Arm

This attack basically allows Lawbringer to carry the opposing hero and toss him/her right behind you. You can use this attack in order to toss an opposing hero off a cliff or in order to reset a fight.

For Honor Lawbringer Counters and Match-Ups

For Honor Lawbringer is weak against the likes of Orochi, Kensei, Nobushi, and Peacekeeper while he counters Warlord and Conqueror with rather ease.

Similar to For Honor Valkyrie, the hero is an incredible disabler and has fairly good mid-to-long ranged poke. Heroes like this shine in game modes like Dominion. In addition to this, the hero also has strong counter-attacks, making him fairly difficult to 1-vs-1 against.

On the other side, the hero has relatively slow attack speed in comparison to other heroes which is why his attacks can easily be seen and dodged by a skilled player. Moreover, his heavy attack can be parried even if your opponent is not insanely good with parries.

As mentioned earlier, the hero has pretty decent mid-to-long ranged poke, but falls behind when it comes to close-quarter combat.

For Honor Lawbringer Combo Chains and Moves

Since we played the game on PC, the combo chains and moves mentioned below are from PC’s default layout:

Book, Chapter and Verse
It’s performed by pressing the LMB, RMB, and then the LMB.

Judge, Jury and Executioner
It’s performed by pressing the LMB and then pressing the RMB twice.

Swift Justice
It’s performed by pressing the RMB, LMB, and RMB.

Swift Justice Finisher
It’s performed by pressing the RMB, LMB, ↑ + RMB and canceling it into the LMB.

Impaling Charge
It’s performed by pressing the Shift + RMB. It only works if you’re not in the Guard Mode.

Impaling Riposte
After parrying, you need to either move ← or → and then press the RMB.

Blind Justice
After parrying, you need to press ↑ + RMB.

Light Riposte
After parrying, you need to press the LMB.

Make Way
After parrying, you need to press the LMB + RMB.

The Long Arm
It’s performed by pressing the S + MMB.

Shove
It’s performed by pressing A/W/D, + Space and then the MMB.

Shove Alternative
After blocking, simply press the MMB.

Shove Mix Up
It’s performed by canceling the RMB into MMB.

This is all we’ve on our For Honor Lawbringer Hero Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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For Honor Valkyrie Guide – Best Combos, Moves, Hero Counters, Abilities, Best Feats, Combo Chains

20 Feb

For Honor Valkyrie Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about playing as Valkyrie, playing against Valkyrie, and tips to win.

Valkyrie in For Honor is known for long ranged weapons, devastating combos, and remarkable adaptability. With proper knowledge of timing and spacing, you should easily be able to handle all the foes in the game.

However, the hero is tough to master with low damage output and HP pool. The hero does have some good long ranged poke, chase potential, CC, and a gap closer.

For more help on For Honor, read out our Faction War Guide, Best Heroes Guide, and Dominion Guide.

For Honor Valkyrie Hero Guide

In our For Honor Valkyrie Hero Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about playing as Valkyrie and playing against Valkyrie.

For Honor Valkyrie Feats.

Tier 1 Valkyrie Feats

  • Deadly – Passive; attacks deal slightly more damage
  • Rush – Tigger to gain movement speed for a short duration
  • Bounty Hunter – Passive; gain health & stamina when you kill another hero

Tier 2 Valkyrie Feats

  • Juggernaut – You’re slowed and gain high damage reduction
  • Bear Trap – Set a trap that damages & Stops victims in their tracks
  • Bloodlust – Passive; killing heroes grants temporary attack and defense boosts

Tier 3 Valkyrie Feats

  • Javelin – Throw a javelin for moderate damage
  • Sharpen Blade – Attacks inflict low damage over time
  • Fury – Raise sprint speed slightly, attacks and defense greatly

Tier 4 Valkyrie Feats

  • Scout – All enemies are marked for death and show up on radar
  • Fire Flask – Throws a projectile creating a fire effect over an area
  • Regenerate – Passive; regenerate your health when out of combat

For Honor Valkyrie Lunging

This is one of the best gap closers at Valkyrie’s disposal. It is incredibly fast, can start a chain, and has a ridiculously long range. You should also be able to catch fleeing enemies with it.

However, do note that the attack can easily be dodged or blocked by skilled opponents. Therefore, you should always refrain from spamming it. Moreover, try to have a good understanding of spacing as you don’t want to whiff it.

For Honor Valkyrie Baiting and Feinting

If you manage to match the timing of your opponent’s attack, Valkyrie’s light attack can grant you some free harassment, thanks to decent block on the startup. You can also feint into these attacks to keep your opponents confused at all times.

For Honor Valkyrie Shield Crush and Spear Sweep

These two are probably the best tools at Valkyrie’s disposal and must be mastered by every Valkyrie player. Shield Crush can be performed after any heavy attack and can also be feinted into a heavy attack.

Once you manage to hit it, you should be able to follow up with a Spear Sweep which leaves your opponents for another attack. However, make sure to keep the spacing in mind, otherwise, you’ll just whiff your attack.

It’s important to note that the attack can easily be dodged and most players will dodge it on instinct after a Shield Crush.

For Honor Valkyrie Allblock Stance

This stance allows you to charge at your opponent following a successful hit, allowing you to start a chain or dish out a massive amount of damage. The hero also holds the stance while charging which is a pretty neat feature.

However, it drains a lot of stamina and can easily be dodged which is why you should try and refrain from spamming it.

For Honor Valkyrie Counters and Match-Ups

Valkyrie in For Honor is countered by Kensei and Warden while easily counters Peacekeeper and Orochi.

This hero has a pretty decent range and can utilize the shield to easily disable the enemy heroes. The hero has great dodge and blocking capabilities and is a strong disabler.

However, it goes without saying that the hero is pretty difficult to master. The reason being; he/she relies on combos for dishing out a decent amount of damage and most of the combos are stamina-dependent.

As long as you’re managing the stamina and landing all your combos, you should be good to go.

For Honor Combo Chains and Moves

Since we played the game on PC, the combo chains and moves mentioned below are from PC’s default layout:

Boar Hunter
It’s performed by pressing the LMB thrice.

Thrust and Slash
It’s performed by pressing the LMB twice and then the RMB.

Harrier’s Fury
It’s performed by pressing the RMB and then the LMB twice.

Hunter’s Rush
It’s performed by pressing the ↑ + RMB. It can’t be performed while you’re in Guard Mode.

Pouncing Thrust
It’s performed by pressing the W + Space and then the LMB.

Hunter’s Strike
It’s performed by pressing the A/D + Space and then the LMB.

Shield Crush
It’s performed by pressing the RMB and then the MMB.

Shield Tackle
It’s performed by pressing the S + Space and then holding the MMB.

Shoulder Pin
It’s performed by deflecting to the right and then pressing the RMB.

Ram’s Headbutt
It’s performed by pressing the MMB and then holding the MMB.

Spear Sweep
It’s performed by pressing the MMB twice and then pressing the S + RMB.

Shield Crush to Spear Sweep
It’s performed by pressing the RMB, MMB, S + RMB.

This is all we’ve on our For Honor Valkyrie Hero Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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For Honor trailer reminds you it’s pretty good, in case you’ve been under a rock with your fingers in your ears

20 Feb

For Honor: it’s good. But don’t trust us, trust this promotional video.

For Honor has been generating a huge amount of buzz since its popular beta tests, and there doesn’t seem to have been any die off now that it’s actually out.

The video above is littered with accolades for the multiplayer factional brawler, which Ubisoft apparently thinks is what will convince you to invest in For Honor.

If you’re only just getting onboard now or want an edge on the competition, check out our growing For Honor guide. We’re collecting detailed character guides, with video, in addition to basic and more advanced tips.

For Honor may have a very different aesthetic to Overwatch but like Rainbow Six Siege it seems positioned to occupy a similar sort of hero-driven space, where character choice and knowing how to counter the abilities of the whole roster is an important part of high level play.

This design seems to have crept over from the MOBA space, but the immediacy of the action in games like For Honor and Overwatch mean everyone can get in and have a good time without immediately hitting a steep learning curve. It’s an interesting trend.

For Honor Review

19 Feb

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A risk in video games is something that can break or make a company, as for Honor it is probably one of the riskiest bets Ubisoft has brought us all so far this generation, daring with something completely new and away from current fashions. Thus, Ubisoft puts innovation and testing new ideas, how well does […]

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For Honor Dominion Guide – How to Break, Tips and Strategies

18 Feb

For Honor Dominion Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about Dominion along with tips to help you win.

Dominion in For Honor is a 4 vs. 4 game modes in which 2 teams consisting of 4 players each fight to take control of three capture zones scattered all across the map.

The goal of the game mode is to ensure that you reach 1,000 points before the opposing team does in order to trigger a Break and eliminating all 4 players of the opposing team while in the Break period to win the game.

For more help on For Honor, read out our Feints Guide, Best Heroes Guide, and Defensive Techniques Guide.

For Honor Dominion Guide

For Honor Dominion isn’t about simply running to an enemy hero and killing it. While it does help to some extent, winning a game of Dominion requires map control, map awareness, and the ability to play with a team.

In our For Honor Dominion Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about playing the Dominion effectively and winning more matches.

For Honor Dominion – Group Up

We all love those 1-on-1 duels, but things can quickly change in Dominion. When playing this game mode, you should always have teammates watching your back. Moreover, you should always help your teammates out.

I highly recommend dividing into small groups to control objectives. If you’re doing so alone, try to take 1-on-1 fights, but as soon as you see more opponents join their teammates, try to even the odds.

Remember that it’s better to retreat and grouping up than dying alone.

For Honor Dominion – Playing the Objective

As mentioned earlier, the main objective of Dominion is to control upto three capture points on the map. This is done by making sure that no enemies are inside the capture zone and standing inside it for a short duration of time.

When you initially control a capture zone, you gain 100 points for your team. After that, if you control a capture point from the opposing team, you not only gain 100 points, but also deduct 100 points from the opposing team’s total score.

This is something you need to capitalize on.

After you successfully manage to control a capture zone, you’ll continue to accumulate points over time. These points are doubled up if you’ve at least one teammate standing inside a controlled capture zone.

It’s a good idea to leave a teammate inside each of the capture zones in your control in order to defend them better and maximize your score. In this way, even if you’ve a single capture zone, you’ll accumulate more points as compared to the opposing team; provided that the opposing team has no one inside their controlled capture zones.

For Honor Dominion – Breaking

As mentioned earlier, maintaining your control on capture zones allows you to gain points. Once you manage to accumulate 1,000 points, you cause a Break which is equivalent to breaking the morale of the opposing team.

During the course of Break, the enemy team is unable to respawn and if you manage to eliminate all 4 members of the opposing team, you win the match. However, doing so is not as easy as it sounds. The reason for this is because an enemy manages to control a capture zone, it will bring you down from 1,000 points and effectively ending the Break.

Due to this, you need to make sure that you don’t let the opposing team terminate your Break period. In order to prevent it, I highly recommend dividing your team into two groups with one group making sure that all the captured zones stay intact and the other group eliminating members of the opposing team.

If you manage to eliminate 2-3 members of the opposing team, you should easily be able to group up and eliminate the last threat. Another thing you need to keep in mind is to make sure that enemies can’t revive each other up.

For Honor Dominion – Knowing the Map

It goes without saying, but knowing the map on which the Dominion is being played can help you a lot. This will not only allow you to make rotations faster than the opposing team, but you’ll also be able to maintain control in a better way.

Another thing you need to keep in mind is that standing in one of the uncontested capture zones is one of the ways of healing up. If you’re aware of where all the capture zones are located and are continuously looking at the map, you should easily be able to prevent the opposing team from healing.

This is all we’ve on our For Honor Dominion Guide. Don’t forget to share your own tips and strategies with us in the comments section below!

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For Honor Defense Guide – Blocking, Parrying, Guard Break, Throws, Dodges

18 Feb

For Honor Defense Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about mastering defense with blocking, parrying, & breaking. For Honor Defense is the part and parcel of the entire experience. Without a sound defensive strategy, you simply can’t hope to beat your opponents – especially the skilled ones. For more help on […]

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For Honor Feints Guide – How to Feint, Feint Types, Tips and Strategies

18 Feb

For Honor Feints Guide to teach you everything you need to know about feinting which is a technique used to confuse an enemy.

Feint in For Honor is basically faking an attack in order to throw your opponent off-guard in order to bait an attack or land another attack in its stead. It’s a useful technique that you should definitely practice.

Feinting is a good maneuver to confuse your opponent into guarding an attack from one direction and landing a blow from another direction. However, since feinting leaves you vulnerable, you need to extra careful with it.

For more help on For Honor, read out our Faction War Guide, Best Heroes Guide, and Warden Guide.

For Honor Feints Guide

Once again, I highly recommend practicing For Honor feints in singleplayer story mode or practice arena to learn about timing and spacing. Once mastered, you should be able to win most of the duels in the game.

In our For Honor Feints Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about feinting and throwing your opponents off-guard.

For Honor Feints – How to

Feints in For Honor can essentially be divided into two categories i.e. Universal Feints and Character-Specific Feints. This section of the guide details everything you need to know about them.

Understanding Universal Feints
A universal feint is generally referred to executing a heavy attack and immediately canceling it with the cancel button. This cancels the attack at once and prevents the hero from executing another action unless you do so.

You can land a whole bunch of attacks after a universal feint, but you must consider the timing of these attacks otherwise, you can get brutally punished which is something you need to avoid at all costs.

Understanding Character-Specific Feints
As the name suggests, character-specific feints are specific to a few heroes i.e. Berserker, Kensei, Raider, etc. These feints are basically built into some moves, are quick to execute, and hard to see.

For instance, if you wish to land a character-specific feint with Kensei, you need to execute an unblockable overhead followed by changing your guard to either side and pressing the light/heavy attack button.

It’s also important to note that any move which has character-specific feint tied to it can also be turned into a universal feint by simply pressing the cancel button – Middle-Mouse-Button on PC – as mentioned earlier.

For Honor Feints Tips and Strategies

Feinting in the game is a high risk, high reward strategy and can get you punished when overdone. You need to remember that feinting isn’t the only tactic at your disposal and overdoing it can easily lose you the match.

If you wish to be successful at feinting, you need to find your windows and time your feints perfectly! It goes without saying that there are some attacks which don’t mesh well with feints and can leave you vulnerable to an attack.

Moreover, players who just like to go all-in on the opponents by throwing every attack randomly can brutally punish your feints – not intentionally, of course. Against these players, you should avoid feinting unless you come across a very good opportunity.

Lastly, feints in For Honor are not only about offense and can be used as an excellent defensive tool. If you, by accident, pulled out a poorly timed heavy attack, you can easily feint it into a block or a parry and avoid getting punished.

Alternatively, you can simply dash, reset the fight, and then get in again.

A Few Things to Know About Feinting

There are a few things which, I think, everyone needs to know about feinting.

  • Feinting can’t be done with zero stamina
  • Except Berserker, no one can feint a light attack
  • The effectiveness of feints varies from hero to hero
  • Conquerors can’t feint in the normal sense of the technique
  • As a reminder, feinting is executing a heavy attack and immediately cancelling it afterwards

This is all we’ve on our For Honor Feints Guide. If there’s anything else you would like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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Watch Tekken’s Katsuhiro Harada nerd out over For Honor’s combat mechanics

17 Feb

Katsuhiro Harada had a few things to tell For Honor producer Jason Vandenberghe about his game.

For Honor‘s combat mechanics are rooted in fighting game fundamentals, this much is clear. Hearing creative producer Jason Vandenberghe describe how Ubisoft Montreal wanted to translate this well into a 3D action game format is eye-opening.

And who’s better suited to have this chat with Vandenberghe than longtime Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada. In the video, Harada gives his impressions of some of the main features of For Honor, and answers a couple of questions in a way only someone with his experience can.

The most interesting part of the video is when Vandenberghe talks about how the directional attack indicators were devised as a solution to having a behind-the-back camera. According to him, this particular perspective doesn’t display all the information about players’ moves to each other, unlike what the 2D perspective – typical of fighting games – would.

In case calling For Honor a fighting game scares you, we’re here to help. We’ve been analysing and breaking down every part of the game to put things in simpler terms that anyone can understand. Don’t hesitate to give our guide a look, it’s constantly updated and full of useful information.

For Honor Review – A Well Balanced Multiplayer Experience

17 Feb

For a long time, Ubisoft hasn’t been able to bring quality content. The publisher/developer is often accused of over promising, over-hyping its games. The Division, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed 3, The Crew and many other projects have dented Ubisoft’s credibility. In the middle of all this, Ubisoft presented us with a genre it has […]

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For Honor getting big guard break counter changes, Valkyrie buff, more

17 Feb

For Honor has been out mere days, and already, the developers are talking about making changes.

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Ubisoft has announced the first round of fixes and changes hitting For Honor, just a few days after the game’s official launch.

Community manager Eric Pope took to the game’s sub-Reddit to outline some of the biggest issues fans have raised with the developer, and how the team is responding to them.

First up is the issue of bots replacing disconnecting players in Duel, Brawl, and Elimination. The issue is not that bots can take the place of human players, it’s that they spawn with full health mid-fight. When your opponent rage-quits as you were about to win – for instance – you’re suddenly forced to fight a full-health bot to win the round.

Ubisoft Montreal recognises this isn’t fair, and will be making a change. Now, the replacement bot will spawn-in dead. This means you get to win the current round, and both of you can start fresh the next one.

Another big change has to do with how guard break countering currently works in the game. Right now, you can’t counter a guard break during the attempt, and must wait until the grab animation hits you to counter. In the beta, if you saw it coming, you could easily counter the guard break as your opponent was attempting it.

Pope confirmed that the guard break behaviour will return to what it was in the beta.

As for hero balance and bug fixes, Conqueror, Berserker, Peacekeeper, and Valkyrie are all getting touched up. There’s a bug in the game currently that means any light attacks you block from a Conqueror or a Berserker allows them to combo that into a free guard break. This will be fixed.

Peacekeeper is currently also affected by a bug that prevents the second and third stabs after a guard break from applying bleed. This, too, will be fixed.

As for Valkyrie, well, the class is getting a number of buffs. Here they are:

  • Light attacks: reduced recovery time
  • Light chains: reduced time between attacks
  • Pouncing Thrust & Hunter’s Strike: increased damage and link options after those moves
  • Shield Crush: add link to Light Attack chains
  • Hunter’s Rush: reduced recovery time

Pope did not say when we should expect these changes to hit the live game, or if all fixes will be included in one patch.

If you’re looking to step up your For Honor game, maybe give our guide a look. We’re updating it every day, and it covers everything from basic gameplay concepts to how you can create your own emblem.

We’re livestreaming For Honor – join us for some brutal, bloody action

16 Feb

Join us as we livestream some glorious For Honor gameplay.

Watch live video from vg247 on www.twitch.tv

Today, Shabana is starting from scratch, so be prepared to get a look at the tutorials before she heads into the campaign.

Because of this, I have no idea which faction she will choose, but I’m crossing my fingers for the Berserker because chaotic and brutal viking are my thing. In games, obviously.

It’s also possible we’ll see some multiplayer later on. Wish her well.

If you’re playing For Honor and need some tips, give our guide a read.

For Honor is one of the first big releases for the year, and arrived on PC, PS4 and Xbox One this week.

This For Honor-inspired track from Italian rapper MadMan was created in partnership with Ubisoft

16 Feb

Hopefully, you understand Italian otherwise you’ll just have to enjoy the music in this track titled “For Honor”.

Created in collaboration between MadMan’s label and Ubisoft (thanks, Hano.it) the tune is inspired by the firm’s latest release, For Honor.

The video and tune by MadMan, whose real name is Pierfrancesco Botrugno, was released this morning and features the rapper doing his thing against a backdrop with scenes from the game projected on it. There are also clips of gameplay.

Watch for yourself.

And, if you are playing the game and having any issues getting started, or with a certain class, give our guides the once over. They could be of some help.

For Honor is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. If

This For Honor-inspired track from Italian rapper MadMan was created in partnership with Ubisoft

16 Feb

Hopefully, you understand Italian otherwise you’ll just have to enjoy the music in this track titled “For Honor”.

Created in collaboration between MadMan’s label and Ubisoft (thanks, Hano.it) the tune is inspired by the firm’s latest release, For Honor.

The video and tune by MadMan, whose real name is Pierfrancesco Botrugno, was released this morning and features the rapper doing his thing against a backdrop with scenes from the game projected on it. There are also clips of gameplay.

Watch for yourself.

And, if you are playing the game and having any issues getting started, or with a certain class, give our guides the once over. They could be of some help.

For Honor is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. If

Players are already being super creative with their For Honor emblem ideas

16 Feb

As always, the ingenuity of fans let loose on a creation system is something to behold.

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A lot of competitive multiplayer games these days feature some sort of emblem or logo creator – and usually that logo shows up somewhere on your character, usually on a shoulder pad or something like that. As a result they’re usually quite small, but given the medieval theme off For Honor emblems are a very real, universe-appropriate thing.

Players have already been going nuts with the emblem creator, and some of the emblem ideas they’ve had are pretty impressive. We figured it’d be worth pulling a couple of our favourites, though there’s now an entire reddit dedicated to For Honor emblems.

First up, I want to note it’s not all references. I’m about to drop a ton of nerdy, referential emblem designs below, but there are a ton of really impressive all-original ones around such as these incredible dragon and phoenix designs:

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With that incredible work nodded to, let’s now note that somebody made a whole lot of emoji. There’s your usual heart-eyed faces and sobbing faces and the like, but the gallery also features a pretty damn good poop emoji emblem. As you do.

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If you fancy being the very best

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Or being a Vanguard from a world very different to For Honor’s…

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One hopes you don’t die as much in For Honor as in Dark Souls, else your team would be pretty mad

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And no matter your comic book allegiance, both Marvel and DC are already well represented:

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Also, here’s a Wu Tang emblem. Yeah. This game is alright.

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Anyway, the point is – fans are already making amazing stuff, and many of these links have tutorials – and even those who don’t, hey, they’re free emblem ideas for your brain, like. There’s loads more over on the reddit. It’s certainly made me want to give For Honor’s emblem creator a little more love.

This For Honor video proves you can take on multiple opponents by yourself, and win

16 Feb

So long as you don’t panic, you can totally overcome multiple opponents on your own in For Honor.

For Honor‘s mechanically-dense nature means you really have to know the strengths and weaknesses of your class. The game is already taxing enough in 1v1 situations, let alone when getting wailed on by more opponents than you can handle.

But, as this video from Twitch streamer Iskys (via FragmentShader) proves, if you keep your cool, you will prevail. At first, the streamer is seen fighting 1v1, when another enemy decides to join the fight.

With most of his blocks and parries on point, Iskys triggers Revenge mode and manages to take one out, reverting the fight back to 1v1. But it doesn’t end there, after nearly killing the remaining opponent, another comes rushing in.

Our hero now has a single bar of health, but thanks to competent blocking, he gets to call in Revenge mode again. Which he does, allowing him to get rid of one, and once again turn the fight into 1v1. Despite having very little health left, he succeeds in devastating the – nearly full health – final challenger.

What’s impressive is that he never once resorted to any untoward tactics, and kept all fights honourable. We can’t promise you’ll be as good as Iskys when you read our For Honor guide, but we can promise you won’t be bumbling and mashing your way through fights.