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For Honor celebrates three years with the Carousel of Death

Fan favorite mode returns for two weeks

A flute player in multicolored garb jams along with others performing on exotic instruments.
During the Honor Games, the game map will feature fireworks, musicians, and other festive themes.
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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

For Honor is celebrating an in-game event called the “Peace Festival” with a competition called “Carousel of Death.”

Convoluted tale, I’ll admit, but it all ties into the lore for the new year and season For Honor just launched. And anyway, the real celebration is the game’s third anniversary, so Ubisoft Montreal is bringing back a fan-favorite mode to the playlist from now until Feb. 27.

Carousel of Death is a 4v4 elimination game type in which every death adds five seconds to a player’s respawn time. When all four of one team are dead at the same time, the other team wins the match. Ubisoft Montreal is livening up the first week of festivities with Carousel of Fire, a further variant which brings flaming geysers to the arena. If you want to see what that looks like:

wide shot of a combat arena in For Honor showing columns of fire spewing out at the corners Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

All this is part of the Peace Festival’s “Honor Games,” an in-world storyline in which all of the factions are at truce and their great warriors are called forth to compete in a few friendlies. That aligns with the title of the new year — “Year of the Reckoning” — and its first season — “Hope” — which follows the cataclysmic narrative of the preceding year of content. As such, Season 1 is offering weapons and armor to players in brighter and more cheerful colors.

The Honor Games event will offer players a new Battle Outfit, Ornament and Effect, plus four more Instrument Emotes available to all of For Honor’s heroes. Everything in the bundle is available until March 2 for 30,000 Steel (For Honor’s in-world currency).

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