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Honor of Kings adds 3 new heroes, what to expect in May’s High 5 Festival

  • A new mage, marksman and fighter join the line-up
  • High 5 Festival adds events with prizes to grab
  • Watch how expert amateurs play in the Open Series
Nezha is coming with his iconic fire wheels

With a new hero to experience every other week, May will shape up to be an exciting time for players who want to expand their playstyles and win limited edition prizes.

This May, players can look forward to Mage Yuhuan, Marksman Eri, and Fighter Nezha joining the roster.

Elf Princess Erin comes to the game on May 14

Here’s when they drop:

  • May 3: Musical mage Yuhuan plays tunes that can either attack enemies or protect teammates, making her a valuable teammate you would want to stay close to. Yuhuan’s Ultra makes it so she cannot be targeted so she can avoid taking damage.
  • May 14: Marksman Erin is an Elf Princess with a stable of unique attacks. Her affinity with the forest sees an Ultra that showers laurel leaves on the enemy
  • May 29: Fans of Chinese mythology will be excited for new fighter Nezha. Sporting his iconic fire wheels, Nezha roams the lanes in style, providing support for his team by dealing damage with his trusty spear.
Yuhuan is a musical mage

High 5 Festival perks, big rewards for teamwork

Running throughout the month of May, the High 5 Festival promises something for everyone. Those who wish to make the most of it will want to form a new team with friends, as this will unlock even more loot.

During the Perks Card Event, players can enjoy benefits such as team rank privilege chests, Hero experience cards and special kill effects when teaming up.

Aside from that, anyone logging in to the event will receive Mulan’s Bouncer Skin, a Level 5 Arcana experience card and 100 Arcana—elements that allow players to boost their heroes’ attributes.

During the event, all heroes will be free to play, and five selected skins, including one S-Class skin, will also be available for free.

Look out for Mask Spirit Zhang Fei

Finally, for those looking to boost their rank, during the two-day period from May 4-5, players above Gold 4 will get double their Brave Points, Star Stones and experience for up to five games a day.

Other highlights during the High 5 Festival include:

  • Egg theft event: Players complete daily missions to earn food for the Overlord, which in turn increases the rate at which the Overlord produces eggs, making even more available to steal and earn rewards.
  • Bingo event: Light up icons in a row or column to receive the corresponding rewards. Complete the entire Bingo card for a bigger reward.
  • Puzzle event: Players can collect puzzle pieces the unlock rewards. Those who complete the puzzle will get a permanent skin.
  • New skins for heroes include:
    • The Mask Spirits collection featuring Three Kingdoms’ Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei
    • Daji’s first ultimate skin featuring the beautiful Nine-tailed Fox
    • The Journey to the West series, inspired by the classic novel, with new looks for Wukong, Arli, and Lady Zhen.

Open Series Split 1 qualifiers to watch

Announced in April, the Open Series is a platform for serious amateur players to get a feel of Honor of Kings’ competitive scene. This gives everyone with determination and potential to show what they can do, and potentially get discovered for a future in esports.

Qualification rounds for the Open Series Split 1 will be completed on May 5, with 64 teams from the four participating regions to remain to battle it out from May 10-19.

From there, top teams from each region continue to progress to the Honor of Kings Open EMEA Finals Split 1, followed by a chance to participate in the S2 Invitational taking place this summer.

(Read more: Recapping the Honor of Kings Istanbul Invitational Season 1)

The pathway to eventually battling with Honor of Kings pros will be an eye-opener for any player hoping one day to hit those heights. They will able to watch it unfold from May 10 from within the game or through the official YouTube channel.

The High 5 Festival has something for everyone, with players participating from Brazil, Turkey, MENA, CIS regions and parts of SEA. Honor of Kings is available now for iOS and Android devices in selected markets. Visit the official website for more details.

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