According to a recent post on the game’s forums, For Honor is getting a patch today which should help fix some of the issues that players been having with the title.
In the week since For Honor‘s release, players have reported a wide range of issues that are popping up on the game’s PC version. All should soon be well, however, as developer Ubisoft Montreal has announced that a new hotfix aimed specifically at PC players will be launching today. Among other things, the patch should combat some of the more troubling problems that have been diagnosed both at launch and in the extensive beta testing period.
According to an announcement on the For Honor forums, Ubisoft Community Developer Eric Pope posted a list of patch notes for the fixes that will be applied to the game later today. The first fixes come to Easy AntiCheat, the title’s software that attempts to prevent players from being able to manipulate the system in any way. The anti-cheating system had previously been incorrectly blocking several players from entering the game, a problem that should now have been rectified.
Those For Honor fans who wanted to play the game using their Steam controller have so far been out of luck, seeing as the new title appears not to register any of the hardware’s inputs, leaving users kicked for being inactive (AFK). This has now been rectified as well, and Steam controller players should no longer find themselves booted from the game.
Several issues regarding the game switching to a borderless or windowed mode at many points have also been addressed, in both the startup and shutdown processes, which is sure to help stability during For Honor‘s somewhat lengthy opening time. The full list of patch notes can be found below:
On February 21, 8:00 AM EST / 13:00 UTC, we’re releasing a small hotfix for PC ONLY which will address the below issues:
- Easy AntiCheat
- FIXED: Updated the error messaging for certain Easy AntiCheat notifications to make them more user friendly
- FIXED: Error that was incorrectly blocking some players from entering the game
- Steam Controller users will no longer be kicked as inactive (AFK) when providing controller input
- Addressed bugs in the the shutdown process
- FIXED: game sometimes storing borderless in the options on shutdown
- FIXED: game still showing in taskbar after pressing x. When clicked you would see a small window without borders that closes shortly after.
- Addressed several PC startup/full screen bugs
- FIXED: game starting in window mode when clicking somewhere else during startup
- FIXED: game switch display mode twice on startup
- FIXED: game switching to borderless when ALT+ENTER after previous switch to full screen failed
- Fixed the caching of settings on game minimization
- FIXED: Incorrect window positions being stored in options when game is minimized
- A message will now be displayed on BOOT if Intel GPU driver is below min specs
In other For Honor news, the newly-released action/fighting game has already topped the UK sales charts, beating out titles such as Sniper Elite 4 and GTA 5 to claim first place after just one week of release. It’s an impressive feat and it’s also good to see a new intellectual property performing so well in a top ten full of sequels. In the entirely of the sales charts, only For Honor and Rocket League are currently not part of a long-running franchise in some way.
If you’re not sure whether to pick up Ubisoft’s latest honor-filled IP, why not check out our review of For Honor to help you decide. It seems that we’re not the only ones impressed with the recent release, judging by the impressive reception that the title is receiving online, and with Ubisoft already working to keep the game running smoothly, we think it’s fair to say that things are only going to get better, going forward.
For Honor is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.