For Honor‘s second competitive season commences middle of May, and with it comes two new warriors joining the fight.
The new season begins on May 16th, titled Shadow & Might. This second season will bring along a host of new content, including two new fighters added to the roster, both of which have been teased in a new CGI trailer.
Originally leaked through images on Reddit, the new fighters are the Shinobi and the Centurion, classified as a Samurai Assassin and Knight Hybrid respectively. The Shinobi wields Japanese Kusarigamas (small sickles attached to chains) for quick and fluid strikes, while the Centurion brandishes a classic Gladius blade for short-range but powerful blows.
Additional content launching alongside the next Season includes two new multiplayer maps titled Forge and Temple Garden, plus new customization options and gameplay tweaks. A new Epic tier of gear will also be introduced, increasing the max gear score for heroes. Luckily, a rebalancing of the game’s entire gear stat system will prevent new players from being left in the dust.
The new maps and gear score updates go live for all players when Season Two begins on May 16th, in tandem with the restart of the game’s Faction War metagame. Season pass holders will get the two new heroes on May 16th free of charge, but other players must wait until May 23rd before they can be purchased with the in-game Steel currency.
In other For Honor news, the conclusion of the game’s first competitive season brought with it the 1.06 update. Now available on all platforms, the update features improvements to hero balancing, network stability, and more.