For Honor Update 1.03 Hits PS4 & Xbox One Today, Here’s What’s Included

March 7, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

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Rolling out today at 5am PT/8am ET, For Honor update 1.03 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One includes some balance changes, fixes bugs, and makes it so that bots joining an in-progress match in Duel Brawl, and Elimination will be dead for the current round.

Here’s the full list of patch notes:

Feats

Shugoki

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to lose the “Hard to Kill “ Feat upon death.

Orochi & Berserker

  • Addressed bugs with their area of effect (AOE) ground Feats not working if the player stopped moving
  • The Orochi’s Nail Bomb & the Berserkers Stun Trap Feats now apply their damage effects correctly to characters who trigger the trap, but stop moving towards the trap, as it was intended.

Valkyrie

  • The Valkyrie Bloodlust Feat is now triggered on all types of kills as it was intended.

Berserker, Warlord, & Valkyrie

  • Tweaked the “Rush” Feat animation transition bug from idle to sprint animations

Fight

All Fighters

  • We reverted the Guardbreak mechanics to the Beta behavior in order to have it be a more usable skill. Guardbreak is no longer un-counterable if you’re Guardbroken during Guardbreak startup.
  • Attacks that cannot be blocked because they are too fast no longer display the Unblockable Attack feedback.
  • Fixed camera clipping issues with walls on executions

Peacekeeper

Some tweaking was made on the Peacekeeper during the Beta, which caused some bugs and unintended changes. We are changing some of her moves to behave as designed.

  • Fixed the Peacekeeper Guardbreak and Bleed stacking bug
  • Stab 1 applies 2 dmg + 15 Bleed dmg over 10 sec
  • Stab 2 applies 2 dmg + 12 Bleed dmg over 8 sec
  • Stab 3 applies 2 dmg + 9 Bleed dmg over 6 sec
  • Bleed damage now stacks up for a total of 36 dmg, in the Beta this total was higher (45dmg) but has been reduced for balancing along with the accompanied bug fix
  • Increased the range of the Peacekeeper Stab Attack to fix issues with missed stabs and therefore not applying Bleed
  • Stab range increased from 1 m to 2 m
  • Changed the range distance of the Peacekeeper Light Attack. She can now connect a Light Attack after a parry.
  • Normal Light Attacks had their range increased by 0.25 m; from 2.75 m to 3 m

Berserker & Conqueror

  • Light Attack recoveries decreased to prevent free Guardbreak on Block. This was never the intended behavior.
  • Berserker’s Light Attacks and chained Light Attacks recoveries on Block reduced from 900 ms to 700 ms /li>
  • Conqueror’s Light Attacks and chained Light Attacks recoveries on Block reduced from 900 ms to 700 ms

Valkyrie

Overall Valkyrie gameplay update/buff. We found that the changes we made during our latest Technical Test were impacting too much the dueling abilities of the Valkyrie. She has gone from the 1st place in Win/Loss in Duel to the last spot by far. Let’s give her some love. We’ve made some of her moves a little faster and we’ve added some mix-ups.

  • Pouncing Thrust & Hunter’s Strike damage increased from 12 dmg to 17 dmg
  • Pouncing Thrust & Hunter’s Strike can link into Light Chain faster: from 400 ms – 900 ms to 200 ms – 500 ms
  • Light Attacks recoveries reduced by 100 ms
  • Light Attack Miss Recovery 900 ms to 800 ms
  • Light Attack Hit Recovery 700 ms to 600 ms
  • Light Attack Interrupt Block Recovery 800 ms to 700 ms
  • Light Attack Regular Block Recovery 700 ms to 600 ms.
  • Light Chain second Attack Startup reduced by 100 ms, recoveries reduced by 100ms
  • Light Chain second Attack Startup 600 ms to 500 ms
  • Light Chain second Attack Miss Recovery 800 ms to 700 ms
  • Light Chain second Attack Hit Recovery 600 to 500 ms
  • Light Chain second Attack Interrupt Block Recovery 700 ms to 600 ms
  • Light Chain second Attack Regular Block Recovery 600 ms to 500 ms
  • Shield Crush can now be chained into Light Chain
  • After 400 ms into Hit Recovery
  • After 500 ms into Miss Recovery
  • Hunter’s Rush Recoveries shortened by 200 ms
  • Miss recovery 1000 ms to 800 ms
  • Hit recovery 800 ms to 600 ms
  • Interrupt Block recovery 900 ms to 700 ms
  • Regular Block recovery 800 ms to 600 ms

Orochi

  • Increased the dodge back on the Orochi’s “Riptide Strike”
  • Increased the backward displacement from 1.75 m to 2 m

Game Mode

Duel, Brawl, Elimination

  • Bots joining an in-progress match will be dead for the current round.

Miscellaneous

  • Changed Music in Face Off screen
  • Various bug fixes

In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Game Director Roman Campos Oriola said they’re “looking at putting a penalty on quitting.” They’re considering many punishments, including putting a penalty on the matchmaking time. “But at the same time, we need to improve the flow of the game to not have places that actually encourage you to quit,” he added.

[Source: For Honor, Eurogamer]