Ubisoft announced today they would be doing a Public Test for Duel Tournaments for their competitive fighting game For Honor. It will be ranked and players will have to battle their way through 20 starting matches to before being put into one of five tiers (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Diamond), which is based on the player’s performance.
These tiers are then divided into 5 groups, this is to ensure a fair fight, as the players are then matched based on similar skill. As always, because this is a Public Test, any progress and rewards made during the tournament will not be saved after it is over on July 4th.
All players will receive rewards when depending on their performance, but only one player will take the championship. Each Duel Tournament can take 30 to 90 minutes depending on the numbers of players and match length.
You don’t have to register to play a Duel Tournament. It’s like a regular matchmaking game that you select in the World Map. You may have to wait for players to join, which could take a little bit longer than usual because of the length of matches.
Unfortunately, this Public Test is only for PC players. There is good reason for this. PC has no approval process, where the consoles do. This limits what they can do with their game in a timely fashion (approval processes are crap).
Any PC player who want to try the Ranked Duel Tournaments, just access the game through Uplay from 12:00 AM UTC Time/5:00 PM PT on June 22 to be eligible to join the Public Test.
If you want to know more, just check out Ubisoft’s Blog.