For Honor's Open Beta Launches To Widespread Connection Issues
We've all come to a point in our lives where we've accepted that Ubisoft games will have launch issues, right? I mean, Assassin's Creed: Unity had the disappearing faces and The Division had the literal queues to get to a questgiver because players couldn't walk through each other. It should come as no surprise, then, that For Honor's Open Beta began earlier today with widespread connection issues and, in some cases, the inability to activate the game via uPlay at all, right?
There are dozens of Steam reviews lamenting the server, lamenting the server some more, lamenting the fact that connection issues occur at all stages of attempting to play, and lamenting the fact that the writer can't even start the game. The game has recovered from its previous "Mostly Negative" rating with a mere 37% of all reviews being positive, now sporting a "Mixed" rating with 44% of all reviews being positive instead, but it's still not great.
Now, this could be in part due to the fact that, according to SteamCharts, the in-game population has been sitting around 53,000 for over an hournow, and that doesn't account for those that are playing directly through uPlay, but we can't know for sure. That being said, given that Open Betas are generally used to stress test the servers, the Open Beta has at least been a resounding success in that regard.
Those of you that are interested in taking part in the For Honor Open Beta can download the game now via Steam. Those of you that already have downloaded the game and can't connect can feel free to enjoy watching Jason Momoa and Alfie Allen from Game of Thrones, Lauren Cohan from The Walking Dead, and pro MMA fighter Demetrious Johnson play instead in the video embedded below.