For Honor Closed Alpha Was Ubisoft’s Biggest Ever, Beta Demand at a Record High

September 19, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

With the latest For Honor closed alpha now complete, Ubisoft has revealed that hundreds of thousands of players were invited, making it their largest closed alpha for any game so far. On average, each player spent 4 hours and 38 minutes in game, while the average playtime increased on a daily basis, and more than a third of all active players played For Honor during three or more of the alpha’s four days.

Other stats from the closed alpha include an average of 16 executions and 259 warriors defeated every second, totaling 5.58 million executions and 89.6 million warriors defeated through the entire test. In addition to 99.95% uptime on consoles and an average matchmaking time of 20 seconds, For Honor was at one point the second-most watched title on Twitch.tv, ahead of titles like World of Warcraft and Dota 2, and it was in the top 10 for most of the alpha’s four days.

Looking ahead to the upcoming beta, demand is roughly 40% higher than any previous Ubisoft game in the comparable pre-launch period. You can sign up for future tests over here.

Producer Stephane Cardin said, “It’s pretty amazing that a game that is still in closed alpha is attracting this kind of attention. We hope it means that word is getting out and that players are seeing how competitive, intense and fun For Honor can be.”

For Honor launches on February 14, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can read our alpha impressions over here.