For Honor is raising the competitive bar by introducing ranked play and hosting Duel Tournaments for the community at the end of the month.
It will, though, only arrive on the Public Test Server (PTS) for now. Ubisoft naturally wants to get as much feedback as possible to tune the mode before ushering a full roll out at an unannounced later date.
Players must complete a total of twenty placement matches before being ranked into one of five tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Similar to other competitive multiplayer games, the ranked mode of For Honor will feature five divisions in each tier. For example, players should expect to fight their way through Gold V to Gold I before being promoted to the next higher tier.
As for the Duel Tournaments, players will start off with a qualifier round before entering brackets. Players from the same pool will battle against each other to determine who gets the honor of making it out of the group stages. Those victorious will be further funneled into another bracket to play out the rest of the tournament. Rewards are based on how far a player managed to survive before being knocked out. Naturally, the sole champion gets to claim the best prize from the lot.
Players will not have to register themselves for the tournaments, and only need to select the activity from the World Map. Once the slots are filled with similarly ranked players, every participant will be notified and the tournament will begin.
“For Honor’s Duel Tournament feature is a structured tournament system where warriors will battle it out not just for bragging rights, but also for glory in a new ranking system,” reads an announcement.
It is important for the community to note that any progress or rewards attained in the upcoming ranked mode will not be saved. The beta period is scheduled to commence from June 29 and last until July 4.