For Honor players found a nice surprise when they booted up the game today. Lightsaber-looking weapons are now accessible in the game after a recent update. The timing isn’t random. Today, May 4, is Star Wars Day.
As spotted by Polygon, legally, these aren’t actually lightsabers. Instead, players’ swords, spears, and other various weapons have been given a green, red or blue glow that looks a lot like a lightsaber blade. They also make lightsaber-ish noises, but not the same noises.
You don’t want to mess with around with Disney lawyers, so it seems Ubisoft has made sure these “laser swords” are distinct enough from lightsabers.
Ubisoft hasn’t said yet how long the lightsaber effect will stick around, so if you really want to use a giant laser ax, you might want to jump into For Honor sooner than later.