Ubisoft announced today that they plan to add new features to their hit multiplayer melee combat title For Honor, including dedicated servers, something that the community has been requesting since day one.
The company also revealed plans for a number of new content releases aimed at improving the overall game experience, in a move similar to Rainbow Six Siege‘s Operation Health. Two seasons launching in 2017 will headline the improvement effort, with dedicated servers being added further down the road.
- Dedicated Servers – The development team at Ubisoft Montreal is currently working on a dedicated server infrastructure. In conjunction to the dedicated server implementation, enhancing peer-to-peer stability and matchmaking remain priorities for the team.
- Two New Seasons – In August and November, For Honor will receive new season updates, introducing adjustments to the way players fight on the battlefield. Content from each of these seasons includes new heroes, maps, gear variations, gameplay updates and more. All season pass owners will receive early access for the new heroes released during the season. Further details will be revealed at a later date.
- New Game Features – Competitive play with a duel tournament feature and ranked 4v4 matches, as well as a brand-new 4v4 PvP game mode, will be added to For Honor in the coming months.
- New Training Mode – A more robust training option for both new and veteran players to hone their skills before heading to the battlefield.
- Global Balancing Updates – Building on the updates since launch, For Honor will receive more changes aimed at balancing heroes and game modes. Some of these changes will improve elements of the fight system to make attacking more advantageous while putting more pressure on defence. All these changes will be tested via public test environments on PC with the first test starting today.
We reviewed For Honor earlier this year, and found out that even though Ubisoft’s melee action title is mostly excellent, the lack of dedicated servers brings down the overall experience significantly.