For Honor beta: all known issues on PC, Xbox One and PS4 and how to fix them

By Matt Martin, Friday, 27 January 2017 09:14 GMT

Problems with the For Honor beta? We’ve got solutions for you.

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For Honor’s closed beta is proving quite a hit, but as with any large scale test there are a number of reported issues disrupting play.

The known issues stretch across PC, Xbox One and PS4 and there are a number of workarounds and fixes for a lot of them, covering connections, online problems, bugs and issues with BitDefender and Easy AntiCheat on PC.

Take a look at your format of choice below before you go screaming in rage if something doesn’t work, and keep an eye on the Ubi forums over the weekend as more known issues and fixes are noted.

For Honor PC known issues

General Issues

  • [PC] Easy AntiCheat – Impossible to launch the game
  • Easy AntiCheat sometimes displays an error message. Afterwards the game doesn´t launch at all or just closes after the intro videos.
  • Workaround: Use the “Verify File Integrity” option in Uplay PC client. Open your For Honor – Closed Beta game page, click “Properties”, and in the “Local files” section select “Verify files”.
  • [PC] Easy AntiCheat – Easy AntiCheat sometimes displays an error message with error code 10018
  • Easy AntiCheat sometimes displays an error message with error code 10018.
  • Workaround: Close the game, check that all game processes have ended correctly (or close them using Task Manager), and restart the game.
  • Close the game and restart Uplay PC client.
  • [PC] Game does not launch when BitDefender is enabled
  • Game does not launch when BitDefender “Active Threat Control” is enabled.
  • Workaround: Disable BitDefender “Active Threat Control”.
  • FAQ link
  • [PC] The game will occasionally not fully quit
  • Workaround: Player must go into Task Manager and end the ForHonor process.
  • [PC] User may be unable to quit to desktop
  • User may be unable to quit to desktop after getting a “connection has been lost” error message while being idle on matchmaking.
  • Workaround: Player must restart the game.
  • [PC] Player’s progression is not saved before launching a multiplayer game
  • If the player reboots the game before a multiplayer match, their progression will be lost (Faction, Emblem, and Tutorial).
  • Workaround: Player must launch at least one multiplayer game.

Connectivity & Online Issues

  • [Crash in-game] Random crashes
  • This is a Closed Beta therefore players might experience random crashes throughout the game.
  • Workaround: Re-start the game. A crash log is automatically sent for investigation.
  • [PC] Disconnections
  • Disconnections were reported most often during the loading of a multiplayer match or at the end of a multiplayer match.
  • Workaround: Re-enter the matchmaking flow or re-start the game if needed.
  • [PC] Matchmaking Group Issues
  • Group leader who is the host of the session is sometimes unable to rejoin the same session.
  • Workaround: Depending on which screen the player is stuck, try backing out into the main menu or restarting the game.
  • [PC] NAT Type Group Issues
  • Groups with more than 1 Strict NAT are not recommended as they will not be able to reach matchmaking.
  • Workaround: Preferably invite friends with open or moderate NAT types.
  • [PC] Mixed Region Group Connectivity Issues
  • Users might encounter connectivity issues when grouping with players from other regions.
  • Workaround: It’s not recommended to create mixed region groups.

Glitches

  • [PC] uPlay Achievement
  • ‘Achievement Unlocked’ pop up with blank thumbnail is displayed on Closed Beta build.
  • [PC] Duel rewards (1v1 VS AI)
  • User is presented with a pop-up stating that the Rewards will be added automatically when the response comes in. Rewards are not always sent in real time.
  • [PC] Group leader is kicked from the group
  • Group leader is kicked from the group after leaving the session with “quit with group” option.
  • Workaround: Currently no work around.
  • [PC] Host kicked from the group
  • After playing a “Custom Match” in a group, if the host selects “Change Options” in the post-match screen, he/she will leave the group.
  • Workaround: Currently no work around.

For Honor PS4 and Xbox One known issues

General Issues

  • [XB1] Returning players from Closed Alpha do not need to redeem the Closed Beta Key.
  • Workaround:
  • Press the XONE button in the center of the controller to access your Games & Apps section.
  • Select the Closed Alpha build and re-download it if previously deleted.
  • The game will auto-update to the Closed Beta build without a need for the provided key.
  • [XB1] Users cannot log in without changing “share content” privacy setting.
  • Workaround: Sharing content privacy, located under “Xbox Live privacy” > “Safety account settings” > must be set to «everybody»
  • [XB1 & PS4] Player’s progression is not saved before launching a multiplayer game.
  • If the player reboots the game before a multiplayer match, their progression will be lost (Faction, Emblem, and Tutorial)
  • Workaround: Player must launch at least one multiplayer game.

Connectivity & Online Issues

  • [XB1 & PS4] Random crashes
  • This is an Alpha Test therefore players might experience random crashes throughout the game.
  • Workaround: Re-start the game. A crash log is automatically sent for investigation.
  • [XB1 & PS4] Disconnection
  • Disconnections may occur during the loading of a multiplayer match or at the end of a multiplayer match.
  • Workaround: Re-enter the matchmaking flow or re-start the game if needed.
  • [XB1 & PS4] NAT Type Group Issues
  • Groups with more than 1 Strict NAT are not recommended as they will not be able to reach matchmaking.
  • Workaround: Preferably invite friends with open or moderate NAT types.
  • [XB1 & PS4] Mixed Regions Group Connectivity Issues
  • Players may encounter connectivity issues if their group contains players from different regions (example : North America and Europe).
  • Workaround: It’s not recommended to create mixed region groups.
  • [XB1] A ‘Network Error’ occurs when inviting a player from the ‘ready screen’ of a PVAI game
  • Issue only occurs after a PVAI match, on the ‘ready screen’.
  • Workaround: Do not invite player from the ‘ready screen’.

Bugs & Glitches

  • [XB1 & PS4] The game language does not reset back to ‘English’ even if the user selects ‘Reset To Default’ option from Language menu.
  • Workaround: Currently no work around.
  • [XB1 & PS4] [PS4] Group leader is kicked off the group after leaving the session with “quit with group” option.
  • Workaround: Currently no work around.
  • [XB1 & PS4] A Duel vs AI match will always start on the map Citadel Gate after voting any map in the map vote screen.
  • Workaround: Currently no work around.

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