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For Honor has launched today, and player are already reporting trouble. Much of them have been around from the betas, but some are brand new. Some of them require tinkering on your part, but can be solved. Others are out of your hands, and you’ll have to wait for the developers to iron them out. This guide will show you a list of known errors & problems in For Honor, how to avoid or solve them.
Note: The top of the list are new errors, while the lower entries are ones from the beta tests. If you’re experiencing this problem, you could try restarting the game. If that doesn’t work, hop on to the official forum and report to this thread. Leave your username and platform in the post, and the support staff will unlock the options from their side. You might have to wait a while, though.
For Honor Process Running after you exiting
The process might keep running after you exit the game. You’ll know this is the case if it doesn’t let you start the game, claiming it’s already running. Use Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open task manager, then find the For Honor process. When you find it, right click it and choose End Task. You can use this method if the game freezes and starts not responding to commands.
For Honor Beta Crashes
Some people have reported the game crashing at various points. This is quite normal – it’s a beta version, after all. It’s not your fault, so there’s nothing you can do but restart the game and soldier on. There are some problems with Nvidia cards and Skylake integrated GPUs, but the dev team is investigating them.
Most players are reporting disconnecting from the game at the beginning or the end of a match. Chances are slim you’ll be booted in the middle of a fight. That said, all you can do is reconnect. You could also restart the game, if you want to be on the safe side.
If you’re having issues connecting with the game on PC, there are several things you could do.
Make exceptions for the game and Uplay in your firewall software.
Forward ports (TCP: 80, 443, 13000, 13005, 13200, 14000, 14001, 14008, 14020, 14021, 14022, 14023 and 14024; Inbound UDP: 3075). If you need help doing this, visit our guide to improve NAT Strict to NAT Open in For Honor.
Disable background applications.
If you’re having trouble on a console, there are also a couple of things you could try out:
Make sure you’re logged in to the same Uplay account you received the key to.
Make sure you have an IPv4 address or a hybrid. IPv6 only addresses will keep you from playing.
If you have Instant-On on your Xbox, it might prevent you from joining games after the console is awoken from sleep. Turn the option off.
Also on Xbox, go to Xbox Live Privacy -> Safety account settings -> set Sharing Content Privacy to everybody.
PC controller not working in For Honor
Certain players are experiencing issues with playing the game on PC with a controller. This usually happens when you use more than one peripheral (gamepads, wheels, joysticks). Just make sure you unplug everything except for the gamepad you’re going to use, and restart the game.
Party issues in For Honor
There have been reports of people playing in groups, where some of them would enter the game normally, while others would get stuck in matchmaking. There are several things you could do to improve your group experience:
Avoid mixed region groups – Although it’s possible, it’s not recommended to play with people from other regions at this point.
NAT Type issue – There can’t be more than one player with Strict NAT in a group.
NAT Type: Strict in For Honor
Only one player can have a strict NAT Type in a party. All others have to have Open NAT, or else you’ll be stuck in matchmaking forever. Sometimes you router may automatically switch to strict – if this happens, make sure you restart the router before attempting to play again.
Blank beta invite emails
Many players have received blank emails instead of the ones containing their access codes for the Beta. If you’re one of them, you might want to visit the key retrieval page. It will show you the codes associated with your account.
For Honor Fullscreen
Some PC players have had problems with the game minimizing after desktop notifications popped up. It wouldn’t maximize afterwards. You can’t force the game into fullscreen from the menu, but there is a way:
Go to C:\your-name\Documents\For Honor
For Honor Beta voice & audio issues
A number of people have reported being unable to use voice chat in 1v1 duels. It works in all other modes. This is a known issue, and the team is working on fixing it as we speak.
Others have had issues where part of a group can use it while others can’t. This has also been noted, and the devs are looking into it. If you mute another player via the social page, the pop-up will stay stuck to the screen. The only way to solve this is by restarting the game, so avoid muting people whenever possible.