You’ll no longer how have to queue up for Elimination and Skirmish together in For Honor.
For Honor has five multiplayer modes, but it does not offer five separate playlists. For this reason, you’ll find that certain game modes are grouped together.
You have the option to set a preference within each playlist before matchmaking starts, but that does not guarantee you’ll be thrown into a game playing the mode you like. At least for two of these modes, Elimination and Skirmish, developer Ubisoft Montreal is giving each their own playlist.
In a server-side update, the Deathmatch playlist was broken into two, one for Elimination and another for Skirmish. Although the modes are similar in that both offer deathmatch-style fights, Elimination does not allow you to respawn. Some argued this difference is big enough that players who like one may not like the other.
There’s also the fact that the map voting screen didn’t always highlight which of the two modes you were voting for.
The playlist breakout was a response to these complaints. Community manager Eric Pope said that thanks to the game’s healthy player numbers, this change was easy to make. However, things may not remain this way forever.
For Honor received a balance patch this week that introduced the first round of buffs and nerfs, and a brought back the beta’s Guardbreak system.