As of today, For Honor has begun its final Year Three seasonal event, which has been given the name Zhanhu’s Gambit. Things began this morning, and will run through until January 2nd, at which point this event will conclude for good.
The new limited-time game mode introduced during the event, Emperor’s Escape, will let players re-live the escape of the Wu Lin Emperor from the Blackstone Legion in the aftermath of their conflict at Qiang Pass. In this four-player PvE mode, players will have to escort the Emperor and protect him against hordes of enemies to secure his escape. To do so, players will need to capture zones in order to move across the map. Every time a zone is captured, the Emperor progresses to that zone, and a new one is unlocked for capture. As they progress through the zones, players will come across increasingly strong assailants, including “cursed” enemies with special modifiers. Teamwork and skill will be key to keep the Emperor alive until players can eventually reach and defeat the Blackstone commander.
Additionally, a Zhanhu’s Gambit bundle has been made available for purchase until January 6th, with a cost of 45,000 steel per hero. This event-based content pack will offer things like new outfits, new emote effects and new ornaments.