To keep players updated on the world of For Honor, Ubisoft has launched a new weekly blog post called This Week in For Honor. In the first edition, Producer Stéphane Cardin talked about how their top priority right now is improving online stability, and how they’re also working on balancing Heroes and re-introducing the removed maps:
For Honor has been an incredible ride so far, and the moments I enjoyed the most have always been watching your reactions when playing the game. Working on a new innovative brand is very exciting, but it also comes with its own risks. When the game launched, your reactions confirmed that you are enjoying our core gameplay. However, we still have work to do to improve the global stability of the game.
As a Producer, I assure you that our devoted team is going full force to address the situation, and we will continue to be here for the long term. Our top priority right now is stabilizing the game experience. Our top engineers have been working to address connectivity and matchmaking issues since launch. On top of that, we are working on balancing our Heroes, making sure our upcoming content is easily accessible, and bringing back the maps we removed. Those maps were the ones showing the highest rates of desync, and we want to re-introduce them progressively after our testing. Speaking of that, we are happy to bring back River Fort today and hopefully we will re-introduce High Fort as soon as possible.
Even if we may not address all of these issues this week, there is a series of good news below that will improve your global experience moving forward. To add onto that, we gave 3-Day Champions Status to all players following last Tuesday’s outage, and in the meantime, we are investigating Faction War rewards that were impacted by the same outage.
Again, we value all of your feedback. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our community team on social media, forums and Reddit.
Expect future installments of the weekly blog post to include updates from the development team, answers to player concerns, and explanations on what the development team is working on at the moment.
The For Honor update yesterday increased Steel income, re-introduced River Fort, and added a brand new Elite Outfit per hero. In the coming updates, Ubisoft will address some Gear Stats that break the game balance:
In one of our next patch, we will apply the first fix to tackle the most problematic values. This fix will also alleviate some of the matchmaking issues where players were being matched against those with stronger gear.
Expect more details on the next patch next week.
As of February 25, For Honor is the best-selling game of 2017 in the United States at retail.
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