This week at Ubisoft, For Honor announced a spooky new season coming on September 14; Brawlhalla launched its Epic Crossover with the TEKKEN series; Rainbow Six Siege's Sixth Guardian charity program announced a new partnership with Worldwide Cancer Research; and The Crew Motorfest developer talks about accessibility ahead of the game's September 14 launch. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft news.
On September 14, For Honor will launch Deceit, a new season that will usher in a new Event Pass, Battle Pass, Battle Bundle, and more. The story centers on the Wu Lin Ghost Festival, during which nobles invite the less fortunate to attend the festivities - but warn them not to touch the food offerings left for the dead. When starving warriors eat the forbidden food anyway, a mysterious illness begins to take hold. During Deceit, the Belvedere map will get a new Ghost Festival-themed look, and players can try the Kensei, Shugoki, and Warden Heroes for free as part of Hero Fests. Testing Grounds are also coming back to Heathmoor from September 14-21.
Brawlhalla's Epic Crossover with the TEKKEN Series kicked off on September 6, bringing new fighters and content to the free-to-play fighting game. TEKKEN characters Devil Jin, Nina Williams, and Yoshimitsu are Epic Crossovers for Zariel, Lucien, and Jiro, respectively, and TEKKEN's Panda will also make an appearance through the Panda Slam KO Effect. Players can also dive into the TEKKEN Brawl for the Volleybrawl Game Mode, as well as unlock a TEKKEN-themed Emote and Avatars.
The Crew Motorfest is set to launch on September 14, bringing over 600 vehicles, 15 playlists, and one giant car-culture festival to the island of O'ahu. With so many elements, the development team at Ubisoft Ivory Tower worked to ensure the game would be accessible to as many players as possible. Ubisoft News spoke with Project Coordinator Anthony De Rueda about the team's approach to accessibility, and new features The Crew players can expect.
Rainbow Six Siege's charity program, the Sixth Guardian, has announced its new partner: Worldwide Cancer Research. Today, the game introduced the in-game Sixth Guardian Health bundle, which includes a full set of cosmetic gear for Twitch. All proceeds from the bundle purchases will go to Worldwide Cancer Research to support their cancer research in 35 different countries.
The Rocksmith+ library just got a little bigger, as on September 6, the team for the music-learning service announced a new partnership with Warner Music Group. Now, the music of artists like Linkin Park, The Cure, Sepultura, and Twisted Sister are available to help subscribers learn to play acoustic, electric, and bass guitar. Rocksmith+ is available on PC through the Ubisoft Store, and on iOS and Android devices.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Assassin's Creed Discovery Tours
(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by Ubisoft News team writers that feature games available with a Ubisoft+ subscription. We hope you'll enjoy reminiscing with us, or perhaps discover something new.)
Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor: It's time to go back to school, which can only mean one thing: booting up your gaming system and diving into the virtual worlds of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Viking Age with the Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour series. Set in the same worlds as Assassin's Creed Origins, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Discovery Tour gives players an opportunity to immerse themselves into the daily lives of these ancient civilizations - without the conflict and combat that define the Assassin's Creed stories.
In Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, you'll be able to partake in a number of guided tours that will give you deep dive on themes like architecture, religion, daily life, and more. Not only do these tours provide information about the time periods, they also include insights from the development teams about when and why they took creative liberties (did you know the pyramids in Assassin's Creed Origins are way taller than in real life to make them easier for players to see from far away? Don't worry, though, they're still to scale in terms of height-to-width ratio). Discovery Tour: Viking Age takes a different approach, letting you play through a full eight-mission story from four different perspectives during the Viking invasion of England in the ninth century. Not only will you get to play through life for two different Vikings, you'll also get to experience two different Anglo-Saxon perspectives, giving you a well-rounded picture of the time.
With a Ubisoft+ subscription, you can embark on Discovery Tour: Viking Age, Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece, and Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt today.
Today, The Division 2 deployed a new patch for Year 5 Season 2, bringing updates to the Descent mode, new gear, and gameplay balances.
Descent rewards buffed, including increased chance to receive reconstructed and exotic caches for defeating Nemesis
Lengmo, Ortiz: Exuro, and Collector brand sets added
Exotic weapons Iron Lung and Ouroboros added
Tip of the Spear gear set has been reworked to that getting a Signature Weapon kill adds 15% damage for five seconds and 25% increased Reload Speed for the next reload of the weapon
In addition to the TEKKEN Epic Crossover content, Brawlhalla launched patch 7.12 on September 6, bringing gameplay balances to the game.
Battle Boots Side Air has decreased backwards acceleration, and the Battle Boots Recovery has increased force
Blasters Neutral Light and Side Light damage has been slightly reduced
Bow Side Air's hit window has been reduced, and recover time has been increased
Players can now opt for rematches in Strikeout 1v1