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For Honor has added lightsabers to celebrate Star Wars Day

Credit: Reddit - MrEousTranger

Ever wanted to be a medieval Jedi or Sith? Well, you're in luck because Ubisoft has surprised For Honor (opens in new tab) players by adding lightsabers to its medieval world in celebration of May 4 - aka Star Wars Day. Instead of going in for an ordinary axe swing or sword lunge, your weapon will suddenly start glowing like a lightsaber to add some Star Wars flare to your battles. 

Players are enjoying the lightsaber addition so much, many are already calling for it to remain as a permanent feature on Reddit (via PCGamesN (opens in new tab)) and Steam’s discussions page (opens in new tab).  Redditer Shadic_Advent (opens in new tab) started a thread calling for the feature to stay, and wrote,"It's so good! Who ever designed these did a phenomenal job! Please Ubisoft, have a permanent option." 

Many have been sharing videos and screen captures of  their battles and showing a lot of love to For Honor’s take on the Star Wars homage, with some even saying it's the best event ever. (opens in new tab) 

The added feature does look very cool, especially when you're swinging around a giant axe with a signature lightsaber glow, or dual wielding two glowing red swords like reddit user ST4RVY (opens in new tab)

Credit: Reddit - ST4RVY

Credit: Reddit - ST4RVY (opens in new tab)

The fun feature appears to have been quietly added in with the Year 3 Season 2 update. Whether it stays in after the May 4 celebrations finish remains to be seen. If you want to get in on the lightsaber action, now's the time to do it.  

Heather Wald
Senior staff writer

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.