Ubisoft had just released For Honor and the game is already encountering lag issues especially in multiplayer. Users from the For Honor Subreddit have expressed their problems and disappointments through a post directed to Ubisoft. One For Honor review mentions how the game immediately disconnects them upon connecting.
Most online games experience lag and its occurrence may depend on the PC specs and the connection speed. However, the same cannot be considered in For Honor since the majority of the players encounter the lag problems in the game. According to Kotaku’s For Honor review, the main source of the problem focuses on how For Honor handles online matches.
For Honor allows players to battle other players through online matches and it functions via peer to peer. Peer to peer has no dedicated server tracking player information since it would designate an individual client as the game’s host. Since For Honor has no servers, peer to peer can cause more lag to players especially if they have an unstable connection.
Players hosting the game would not experience any lag but the same cannot be said for others. Since For Honor relies on hit detection and player reflexes, the lag provides an advantage towards players with a better connection. Because of this, half of the fan base have lost most of their matches due to late in game responses and teleporting opponents.
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Those experiencing lag can try some of the usual fixes in online games whenever they experience the same. Restarting the connection and the game before joining a game in multiplayer may sometimes reduce the lag. If the lag persists, close any application that requires connection to function or disconnect other devices connected to the internet.
If playing on a PC, make sure that it is capable of running For Honor with its specs. Unlike for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the PC version of For Honor demands more specs. According to Gamespot, the minimum and the recommended specs for For Honor include the following:
- OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
- CPU: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
- Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660/GTX 750ti/GTX 950/GTX 1050 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon HD 6970/HD 7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX 460 with 2 GB VRAM or more
- RAM: 4 GB
- Resolution: 720p @ 30 FPS
- Video Preset: Low
- VSync: Off
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350 or equivalent
- Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680/GTX 760/GTX 970/GTX 1060 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX 470 with 2 GB VRAM or more
- RAM: 8 GB
- Resolution: 1080p @ ~60 FPS
- Video Preset: High
- VSync: Off