The costly unlock system means it might not be as much of a Steel as you think.
Ubisot has announced a For Honor Starter Edition for PC for $14.99. It includes everything from the Standard Edition; the only difference is the number of playable heroes available at the start, and the way the Hero unlocking system works.
A post on Ubisoft’s site explains that, while the three vanguard heroes will be fully unlocked from the outset, the three faction heroes that would also be fully unlocked in the Standard Edition and customizable for 500 Steel each will cost 8,000 Steel to fully unlock and customize in the Started Edition.
“For the locked heroes remaining, players will be able to fully unlock all heroes from launch for 8,000 Steel each and all heroes released during post-launch seasons for 15,000 Steel each,” Ubisoft explains.
Although Steel can be earned in-game, the microtransactions came under fire last year when it was discovered that it would take around 2.5 years to unlock every customization without spending real-world money.
For Honor’s director previously defended the system, saying “We never had an intention for you to unlock everything in the game.”
Last week’s update introduced three new battle outfits; Event Horizon, Pattern Clash, and Vortex Horizon are available in the store for 15,000 Steel.
The game finally got dedicated servers alongside the season 5 update, and the active player base has grown to 7.5 million, with 1 million active users per month.