Assassin's Creed's Crossover With For Honor Explained [Updated]

Update: Ubisoft announced today that For Honor players will enter the world of Assassin’s Creed with their first crossover event – For The Creed, running from today, December 20 to January 10 on all platforms. This three-week in-game event will fully transform the For Honor experience using the power of the Animus as players relive the lives of fearsome Knight, Viking, Samurai or Wu Lin Heroes.

Abstergo has created a new gaming experience, called For The Creed, that utilizes the Animus to transport players to an age where the Knights, Vikings, Samurai and Wu Lin wage war on each other. For the duration of the event, players can enter a special variation of the 4v4 Dominion mode – Assassini e Templari, in which they must capture zones in order to lure commanders Ezio Auditore da Firenze and Cesare Borgia out to battle. Defeating commanders will give a team 300 points. The first team that reaches 1000 points and defeats the opposing team during the breaking period wins. Select game modes will be narrated by Warren Vidic, the director of the Animus Project at Abstergo Industries.

In addition to the special mode, the For Honor world will receive a slew of Assassin’s Creed themed changes. Maps featured in the Assassini e Templari mode will include iconography and Animus glitches around the map while the soldiers will be themed around unique factions tied to Assassin’s Creed games. In-game features will also receive updates as all drop attacks will include a Leap of Faith and air assassination animation. The game menus will be displayed through the Animus.

Additionally, For The Creed brings a variety of Assassin’s Creed themed customization items. Players can customize each of their heroes with the Odyssey of the Misthios Mask Outfits based on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, new Haystack Emote, Hidden Blade Execution, Animus Effects, Animus Battle Outfits, Assassin- and Templar-themed Elite Outfits and weapons from the Assassin’s Creed franchise Each Assassin’s Creed game logo will also be lootable by playing during the event. From December 20th until January 14th, players can pick up the For The Creed bundles at 35,000 Steel per Hero. This price may differ based on what players have already unlocked from the bundle.

For The Creed joins the recently released Marching Fire expansion, which added a new faction of Heroes, 4v4 Breach Mode and unlimited PvE Arcade Mode to nearly two years of continuous post-launch support and improvements since February 2017. For Honor will continue to receive new content and in-game events in 2019 with Year of the Harbinger. The Year 3 Pass is now available for pre-order for those looking to receive seven days of exclusive access to new Year 3 Heroes at the time of their launch.

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Two big Ubisoft franchises are seemingly set for a crossover as it looks like For Honor and Assassin's Creed are joining forces. It's currently unclear what the publisher is working on, but video game fans are told that an announcement is imminent.

Both Assassin's Creed and For Honor have historical settings and combine elements of stealth with the action-adventure genre. While Assassin's Creed has a long-running franchise that stretches back to 2007, For Honor (currently) only has a single and totally fictional set game from 2017. By comparison, the AC games offer fictional twists on real historical settings with its sci-fi premise. For Honor's three-year roadmap has promised big things for 2019 — could it be an Assassin's Creed crossover?

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The official For Honor Twitter cryptically teased the crossover alongside the Assassin's Creed maxim of “Nothing is true, everything is permitted." There were also flashes of the Animus logo from Assassin's Creed's villainous Abstergo Industries and other symbols from For Honor. The short clip ended with the reveal that a full announcement is coming today (Decmber 20th) at 12 PM EST on the Warrior's Den livestream.

Ubisoft is known for having its own expanded universe and teasing some inter-connectivity within its IPs. Earlier this year, a pair of Splinter Cell goggles appeared in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, while Sam Fisher himself previously appeared in Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

What's coming is currently a mystery, but it's important to remember that a new season of For Honor content is just around the corner when the Year 3 pass kicks off on January 31. In January, Assassin's Creed: Origins players got to wield their own For Honor weaponry in a crossover DLC, so it could be time for Assassin's Creed to return the favor. Another outcome could be an Assassin's Creed pack that brings outfits or settings from that franchise over to For Honor. There are assassin type characters in For Honor, but none that use the wrist-blades from the Assassin's Creed franchise.

A possible glimmer of hope is the fact that For Honor was known for including three distinct classes of fighter — Knight, Samurai, and Viking. Assassin's Creed fans have continued to hold out hope for a title set in Feudal Japan,  and while it's unlikely to be coming any time soon, the For Honor crossover could put the pieces in place for a trip to that time period.

Assassin's Creed has found a second wind with recent entries, the Egyptian-set Assassin's Creed: Origins and heading back even further in time to Ancient Greece for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. On the other hand, For Honor was heralded as a brutal Medieval brawler but was criticized for a clumsy multiplayer and too many microtransactions but has since evolved through continuous updates into something uniquely special. Thankfully, there isn't long to wait to find out what the announcement means. With Ubisoft having plenty of awards under its belt, rest-assured that an Assassin's Creed and For Honor Crossover will have every talking at 2018 winds to a close.

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Source: Warrior's DenFor Honor

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