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:
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).