For Honor fans recently voiced their displeasure over the game’s microtransaction pricing. Criticisms include the number of items available for purchase and how much they are. When Redditor bystander007 discovered that all of For Honor’s purchasable content totals at about $732, fans voiced displeasure.
In a recent Q&A session, Damien Kieken, the game’s director, responded to criticism over the microtransaction system.
“We never had an intention for you to unlock everything in the game. For us that doesn’t really make any sense.
We applied RPG mechanics on top of a fighting game in a PvP environment. Let’s say in World of Warcraft, you would never try to unlock everything for all the characters. Same thing in any MOBA.
We forecasted that most players would play one to three characters–and that’s what we see today in our game. Most players focus on one character, one hero, and others go up to two or three heroes. All of the design is based around that. The cosmetic items … for us, are endgame content.”
For Honor is also receiving a new patch that is mainly focused on bug fixes and improvements. The patch notes can be seen below.
For Honor Title Update 1.04 Patch Notes
General (All Platforms)
- Various bug fixes to slightly improve performance and match stability.
- Addressed the Conqueror graphical glitch introduced in the last Live Update as part of our ongoing session stability fixes.
- Added functionality to enable/disable invites.
- A player that is in a state that cannot be joined (Story Mode, Practicing, Loading Screens) will not be able to send invites.
- Game invite options will no longer be greyed out if there’s a free slot.
For Honor was released on February, 14, 2017, for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It is a hack and slash video game that is set in the medieval period. In For Honor, there are three factions (The Legion (knights), The Chosen (samurai), and The Warborn (vikings)) all at war with one another. Players choose which faction they want to join and pick a character from that faction to play as. The game features four character types: The Vanguards, which is the “balanced” character, The Heavies, which deal and take high damage but are slow, The Assassins, which are very fast but are the weakest character strength wise, and The Hybrid, which are a combination of all 3 factions. The Kensei, Orochi, Shugoki, and Nobushi are a part of The Chosen faction. The Wardens, Conquerors, Peacekeepers, and Lawbringers are a part of The Legion. The Raiders, Berserkers, Warlord, and Valkryies are a part of The Warborn.