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For Honor Y5S3 Tempest Update and Patch Notes Today (September 9)

A new season has begun in For Honor!

By Kyle Knight

September 9, 2021

A brand new For Honor update was deployed earlier today (September 9), officially kicking off Season 3 of Year 5, otherwise known as ‘Tempest’.

The update is now available for all supported platforms, make sure to check out the complete patch notes right here in this article to find out what’s new in the latest For Honor update.

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For Honor – Year 5 Season 3: Tempest

A new season has officially begun in For Honor, and there’s plenty of new content for players to discover.

Players can get their hands on a new Battle Pass, and even jump into the new ‘Storm Tides’ event, taking place from September 9th to September 30th.

As part of the event, a free event pass will be available for players to level up and gain access to various rewards such as a new Battle Outfit, an Effect as well as an Ornament. There will also be new weapons available during the event for players to loot.

For more details on the Storm Tides event, or the 100 tiers available in the brand new Battle Pass, check out the official Ubisoft website.

Keep reading for today’s patch notes!

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For Honor – September 9 Update and Patch Notes

Below you will find the official patch notes for the For Honor update deployed on September 9. This update marks the beginning of Year 5 Season 3, otherwise known as Tempest. Check out the patch notes for full details.

IMPROVEMENTS

FIGHTERS

General

  • Sticky Dodges: Dodging should now always match the input direction instead of being relative to camera orientation

Raider

  • Storming Tap
    • Soft Feinted version is now 400ms, down from 500ms
    • Dodge versions are now 533ms, down from 500ms
    • No longer interrupted on non-Superior Block
    • No longer has variable timing as a soft feint from Heavy Attacks
    • Now deals different damage when using Soft Feint version and Dodge version
    • Now initiates chains instead of chaining to Finishers
  • Uninterruptible Stance timings
    • Uninterruptible Stance now starts at 100ms during Heavy Finishers (was 0ms)
    • Reverted Testing Grounds Uninterruptible Stance timing for chained Heavy attacks
  • Zone Attacks
    • Raider’s Storm now costs 20 Stamina, down from 50
    • Raider’s Fury now costs 12 Stamina, down from 30
    • Raider’s Storm now initiates chains
    • Raider’s Storm can now chain to Raider’s Fury
    • Raider’s Fury is now 966ms, down from 1000ms
    • Raider’s Storm now forces a Heavy reaction on the opponent
  • Attack Speeds and Damage
    • Top Light in chains are now 500ms, down from 600ms for chained Top Light and 700ms for Top Light Finisher
    • Top Heavy Finisher is now 900ms, down from 1000ms
    • Top Heavy Opener is now 900ms, down from 1000ms
    • Top Heavy Opener now deals 27 damage, down from 29
    • Side Heavy Openers are now 800ms, down from 900ms
    • Side Heavy Openers now deal 24 damage, down from 27
  • New Chains
    • Added two new attack chains:
      • § Light -> Heavy -> Light
      • § Heavy -> Heavy -> Light
  • Attack Recoveries
    • All Attack recoveries on Hit/Block/Miss are now set to a maximum of 800ms.
      • § Attack Recoveries that were faster than 800ms are not affected

Orochi

  • Cancel Attack recoveries into Dodge
    • Can now cancel all attack recoveries on Hit/Non-Superior Block/Miss into Dodge at 200ms (later for Storm Rush)
    • In addition, Orochi’s Finishers and Zone Attack now grant Medium hit reactions (down from Heavy)
  • Light Attacks
    • Removed Light Finisher
    • Every non-Bash Opener now guarantees a combo Light attack that counts as the 2^nd^ attack in chain
  • Storm Rush
    • Now accessible from Front Dodge as well as Back Dodge
    • All 3 sides are now 600ms total with 400ms of visible indicators (from 500/600/700ms)
    • All 3 sides are now Undodgeable
    • Now costs 12 stamina to enter and 10 to feint. No other stamina costs.
      • § Was 10 stamina to enter, 12 stamina to attack, 20 stamina to feint
  • Front Dodge Kick
    • NEW OPTION: Front Dodge Kick
    • Performed by hitting Guard Break during Front Dodge
    • 500ms Bash
    • Can be performed at 300ms after a Front Dodge and can be delayed until 500ms
    • Guarantees a 2^nd^ Chained Light attack on hit
  • Riptide Strike
    • Now 500ms, down from 600ms
    • Now has iframes for 300ms on attack startup
    • No longer interrupted on Non-Superior Block
    • Reverted Testing Grounds change where it granted a Heavy parry reaction
  • Side and Front Dodge Light
    • No longer interrupted in Non-Superior Block
    • Reverted Testing Grounds change where they granted a Heavy parry reaction
  • Side Heavy Finishers
    • Now have larger weapon trajectories
    • Now has additional forward movement
  • Deflect Attacks
    • Removed Hurricane Blast (Heavy Deflect)
    • Wind Gust now pins opponents and beats Uninterruptible Stance
    • Wind Gust now guarantees a Combo Light attack
  • Zone Attack
    • Now initiates Chains
    • Now costs 40 Stamina
  • Damage Changes
    • Most Opener attacks now deal 2 less damage to account for Combo Light attacks

Warlord (FH-2413)

  • Crashing Charge
    • Now hits at 600ms and can no longer stay active for 1100ms if held.
    • Removed unwanted 20 Stamina Cost when missing
    • No longer Unbalances Out of Stamina opponents
    • Removed all Uninterruptible Stance from the move (also on throw variant)
    • Removed Stamina regeneration pause when connecting with an obstacle and dealing stamina damage (also on throw variant)
    • Disabled unlocking during hit recoveries in order to prevent performing another guaranteed Crashing Charge after a Wall Stagger (also on throw variant)

FEATS

Rally Call

  • The feat has been updated to give +15% damage increase to any allied hero around you, when below 50HP (Before there was two effects: +10% damage increase when below 50HP and +20% damage increase when below 25HP)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that would prevent the feat from working (FH-47)

Vital Leech

  • The feat has been updated to give 35 % life leech when under 50HP (Before there was two effects: 30% life leech when below 50HP and 50% life leech when below 25HP)

Long Bow

  • Standardised all Long Bow animation to be consistent across all Heroes, it is now 700ms (from various timings) (FH-1276)

CUSTOMIZATION

  • Added Kyoshin Universal Emotes, Executions and Signatures, for example: “Raising Glasses” Paired Emote, “Suspended Gong” Emote, “Farewell, Horkos Bagpipe” Execution and “Horkos Throne” Signature

BUG FIXES

FIGHTERS

Peacekeeper

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Peacekeeper to have the wrong Forward Dodge animation when having the Guard on the Left Side (FH-1807)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Peacekeeper Left Side Heavy on Hit and Block to branch 100ms slower than expected (FH-1771)

Conqueror

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Conqueror to play the Left Side Heavy animation when using Full Guard from Top or Right (FH-1732)

Valkyrie

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Valkyrie’s Chain Heavies to have incorrect animations when Out of Lock against Pikemen (FH-1989)

Nobushi

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Nobushi Side Light Attacks to be missing animation frames when Out of Stamina (FH-1816)

Shugoki

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Shugoki Dodge Forward Heavy to guarantee Headbutt on block or hit (FH-1976)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Shugoki Side Finisher into same Side Opener to not return to neutral animation (FH-1890)

Tiandi

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Tiandi’s right “Side Tiger Dodge” animation to be offset after a confirmed Light Opener (FH-658)

CUSTOMIZATION

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Nobushi weapon to clip with opponents during “Oikase” execution
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Raider “Ljot’s Fortitude” Helm to not apply colors to the plume (FH-2103)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Orochi “Honnari” Armor to not apply color on sash cloth (FH-2106)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Nuxia’s “Liang Zhu” Emote animation to not match with her movement path (FH-2074)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Gryphon to be missing the “Draconite Lord” and “Scholar of Chimera” Illustrious Outfits (FH-1948)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Hitokiri “Okuribito” and “Kijin” chests to not apply materials (FH-1959)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Conqueror arm pieces to clip through certain flat shields (FH-1762)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Hitokiri to be missing the Top and Left guard animations for the Combat Emote “Boujakubujin” (FH-1739)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Hitokiri asymmetrical weapons heads textures to flip when climbing ladders (FH-1701)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Nobushi to lack facial expressions during the “Give Us a Smile” Execution (FH-1428)
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that caused the Zhanhu’s “Yushi Dafu” and “Shici Hou ” Chest to have physic effect on shin parts (FH-1366)

PC

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed an issue that could cause severe stuttering when using an Xbox controller on PC (FH-1285)
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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