Just saw that this is now free to download on Sharewareforsale.
From the VG247 page -
Ubisoft also announced today that the For Honor Starter Edition will be available for free on Steam August 22-27. The Starter Edition includes access to the same single-player and multiplayer content, but you’re starting roster of heroes will be smaller; six compared to 12.
Get the Starter Edition to join the battlegrounds of For Honor with instant access to all multiplayer and story modes, as well as all maps.
Starter Edition includes 6 playable heroes (instead of 12) with 3 fully unlocked. Other heroes can be unlocked for 8000 Steel each (8 to 15 hours of gameplay depending on how you play).
The Starter Edition is full compatible with the Season Pass, existing DLCs and all additional content.