The year might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fit one more crossover into Dying Light 2 Stay Human before we see 2023 out. As we mentioned in our Sneak Peek, our last crossover event of the year will be with For Honor. So, Pilgrims, it’s time to sharpen your longswords, axes and katanas, because to fight off these noble warriors, you’re gonna need every advantage you can get!
Ubisoft’s medieval-inspired brawler pits some of the Middle Ages’ toughest factions against each other in up to 4v4 combat and seemed like a natural collaboration for us. First, we’re both about action, with a little sprinkling of dismemberment and decapitation. Secondly, and most importantly, we both have diehard communities who love to be creative when it comes to combat. So, get ready to practice your warcry for when you head into battle. And if Japanese, Icelandic or Latin isn’t one of your spoken tongues, don’t worry, we’ll forgive the pronunciation. It’s time to scream “Jinjyo ni shoubu” (or “Let’s have an honorable showdown”) as we head into talking about the event!
Those familiar with the lore of For Honor will know that these factions are entangled in a bitter war while fighting for supremacy of the map. With three of the game’s factions hearing that the city of Villedor would provide them a tactical advantage over their foes, they believed that the last bastion of humanity would see them be ultimately victorious. These warriors have seen thousands of battlefields, but nothing could prepare them for what lay ahead: hordes of zombies and one hard-to-kill hero, you!
As these warriors invade The City, you’ll see a cloud of fog appear from which they will emerge. These warriors can be friendly and will attack zombies or rival factions, but that’s the minority; most of them will see you as just another body to add to their tally. Not only will you need to put up a fight to survive, you’ll be rewarded for killing the Wardens, Kensei and Berserkers that find themselves in Villedor. Each of these factions will have different levels of attacking threat, HP and damage, so each will pose a different challenge. And make sure to watch out for their taunts as they will recover vital HP that might put you on the backfoot!
For defeating 15 For Honor warriors in duels, you’ll earn the legendary Berserker’s Hand Axe (and blueprint), which heals you when you decapitate an enemy and inflicts a bleeding effect on those who are caught by the blade. Additionally, the ultimate reward will require you to personally kill a total of 30 For Honor warriors; for doing so, you’ll get the Berserker outfit and paraglider. And finally, for banding together as a community of warriors and killing 5,000,000 of these foes, everyone will get the Warlord’s Shield Charm, which will allow you perform actions without consuming stamina immediately after decapitating an enemy.
For those who complete all the goals, they will earn everything that’s available in the Berserker Bundle for absolutely free. However, if you wish to represent another faction, we have prepared two special bundles: the Kensei Bundle and the Warden Bundle. Both feature a unique appearance, deadly weapon (with blueprint), charm and paraglider, so make sure to check them out in the in-game store, accessible via the main menu!
So, Pilgrims, it’s time to train your parrying skills, swordsmanship and creative combat ideas as you’ll be getting up close and personal with these fierce warriors. And one last bit of advice: “Nulla misericordia!”
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It’s been 20 years since the events of the original game. The virus won, and humanity is slowly dying. You play as Aiden Caldwell, a wandering Pilgrim who delivers goods, brings news, and connects the few remaining survivor settlements in barren lands devastated by the zombie virus. However, your true goal is to find your little sister Mia, who you left behind as a kid to escape Dr. Waltz’s torturous experiments. Haunted by the past, you eventually make the decision to confront it when you learn that Mia may still be alive in Villedor — the last city standing on Earth.
You quickly find yourself in a settlement torn by conflict. You’ll need to engage in creative and gory combat, so hone your skills to defeat hordes of zombies and make allies. Roam the city, free run across Villedor’s buildings and rooftops in search of loot in remote areas, and be wary of the night. With every sunset, monsters take control of the streets.
A WORLD AFTER THE APOCALYPSE
Fifteen years ago, humanity was devastated by the Fall — a catastrophic event that would change the world forever. With the Harran virus spreading around the globe, people quickly found out that all hope for tomorrow is lost. By 2036, only a few settlements remain, and humanity is slowly dying, making way for the new species out there — a horde of relentless zombies.
DAY’S FOR THE LIVING, NIGHT’S FOR THE DEAD
Welcome to Villedor, one of the last bastions of humanity. During the day, survivors still try to have a life here and find a false sense of normalcy. Relationships are formed, dreams are dreamed, and life carries on. On the surface, everything seems… fine. Until sunset, that is. With the last ray of light dying out, other, more dreadful, dwellers of The City crawl out of their gloomy interiors, taking over the streets. If you are not vigilant and stay out too long in the dark, you may never return.
YOU HAVE TO MOVE TO SURVIVE
Not all fights can be won. Sometimes it’s best to run and, thankfully, you have the skills for it. Parkour lets you escape when odds are not in your favor. Jump from rooftop to rooftop, swing across the cityscape, ride ziplines, and much more. Whatever you do, experience a unique sense of freedom as you free run across Villedor’s buildings and rooftops in search of loot or while running away from the dangers of the night.
GET BRUTAL AND BE CREATIVE ABOUT IT
In a world as dangerous as this one, only the strongest survive. Whether you prefer to smash, slice or dismember those who stand in your way, you have to be creative about it to make it through. And who says you need weapons? Utilize the entirety of your parkour moveset to get the jump on your enemies. Learn the ways of combat and parkour to feel the crunch of skulls and slices of flesh as you swing weapons or use your moves to fend off any forms of danger. And let’s not forget that Villedor has weapons that put the most advanced post-apocalyptic armories to shame.
FOUR PILGRIMS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
Surviving in Villedor is easier with friends. Team up with up to 3 other players and increase your chances out there. Unravel the story together, take on Pilgrim Outpost challenges, or simply wreak havoc on the city streets.