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For Honor can be a complex game for most people when they first start playing. There’s a lot to know about combat, multiplayer, and more. It can be easy to miss important things you should do when you start playing, so we’ve provided a helpful list of Things to do first in For Honor.
Complete the basic and advanced tutorials
The first thing you MUST do when you start playing For Honor is the tutorial. This is essential for understanding the game’s combat, but also for getting used to your hero’s control scheme and movement. It might sound simple enough, but it’s something that many will find incredibly useful when faced with the complexity of the game.
If you don’t take the time to go through the tutorial, you will be overwhelmed with all the mechanics the game gives you in online match and story mode missions. Story mode also has a tutorial that gives the same information as the main menu tutorials, but there is one key difference between the two.
Additionally, completing the tutorials will reward you with a ridiculous amount of Steel–a total of 3,500! This is enough to unlock almost all heroes, allowing you to equip them with better armor and weapons. It takes many time to rack up that much steel normally, so definitely take advantage of this quick and easy way to start strong.
After learning the basics from the tutorials, you should consider trying out different dueling heroes in the How to Play section. Fighting a Bot Lvl:0 allows you to reduce the time for different combos. Once you find a hero you vibe with, crank up the difficulty and try your luck against an opponent who retaliates.
It’s a great opportunity to get into the flow of combat and really learn the ins and outs of a character before playing for real.
Play story mode on easy or normal mode
Once you’ve completed the tutorials, don’t be in such a rush to jump online. You must practice what you have learned at your own pace. Story mode is the best way to apply everything from tutorial to actual combat. There are a total of 18 missions, 6 missions per faction, which are in the story mode of For Honor.
Playing the story mode on easy or normal mode will give you a chance to get used to the game mechanics against enemies, but without worrying about punishing difficulty. Higher difficulties will have more aggressive and intelligent AI enemies, which you won’t be prepared for at first. Starting with low difficulty levels and gradually working your way up is the best way to go about learning how to play For Honor.
Recruit new heroes to play online
Completing the basic and advanced tutorials will give you bonus steel which you can spend to unlock heroes in multiplayer. You can earn 3000 Steel by completing the tutorials, which is enough to unlock at least four different Heroes.
While you don’t need to recruit heroes to play with them online, you do need to recruit them to equip them with better gear. Each match you play will give you multiplayer XP and sometimes a piece of weapon or armor at the end of the match.
Once you’re ready to play multiplayer, be sure to equip your Daily Orders and Contract Orders under the Orders tab. You can earn up to 1500 or more experience points, plus an average of 100-300 Steel each time you complete them while playing online or against AI Bots.
It might be a good idea to focus on completing orders as soon as possible to increase XP and Steel. Once you hit Reputation 1, you start getting better gear, which will give you a bigger advantage for playtypes like Dominion, so hitting that milestone as quickly as possible is incredibly beneficial.
Here’s an extra tip: sometimes there are orders that ask you to perform honorable kills. These are obtained by performing an execution!