The highly anticipated season 3 of "For Honor" is set to be released next week and ahead of its launch, Ubisoft has decided to hold a free weekend for those who haven't gotten a taste of the game just yet. The studio took to the Ubi Blog to share the news, which indicates that interested players will be able to access "a deep roster of diverse heroes," as well as all five multiplayer modes. Those who will participate in the free weekend would also be glad to know that they'll be free to explore all the multiplayer maps available in the game, as well as the full single-player or online co-op.

Ubisoft to hold free weekend beginning August 10

Players who are interested in sampling the hack and slash game from Ubisoft can participate in the free weekend that launches on Thursday, August 10. In fact, those on PlayStation 4 and Uplay members can already pre-load the game right now. "For Honor" will also be on sale for a limited period of time, coinciding with the free weekend. The game will have a 50% discount (resulting in a $30 price tag) beginning August 10 to 20 for those on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC players will be able to grab the discount for a shorter period of time, from August 10 to 14. Note that the 50% discount also includes the Gold Edition with the Season Pass, a great steal for those who are looking to get their hands on the game right before the third season begins.

Season 3 launching on August 15

The "For Honor" free weekend is also a celebration of sorts, as Season 3 is also launching on August 15 for those who have the Season Pass. Non-Season Pass holders will have to wait a little bit longer for it to arrive on August 22. With the launch of Season 3 of "For Honor" (titled "Grudge & Glory") comes the addition of two new characters, the Highlander and the Gladiator.

The Gladiator hails from the Knight faction, while the Highlander hails from the Viking faction.

On top of the exciting new playable characters, players will also get to explore two new maps in the form of the Sentinel and Viking Village, both of which will present "new environmental hazards" for players and their opponents.

Fans of the game will be glad to know that the maximum reputation has been raised to 40 and that they can now access even more customization options. Meanwhile, players should also expect several gameplay tweaks and improvements, as well as balancing adjustments. "For Honor" is now playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.