For Honor getting cross-play on March 17

Almost five years and one month later For honor launch, the game will become cross-platform on March 17, Ubisoft announced on Thursday. The new crossplay initiative will launch in two phases, with the first coming at the start of the game’s sixth year. Phase 2 is in active development and Ubisoft hasn’t given an exact timeline for its release.

The first phase of crossplay combines matchmaking pools for all players on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. This should speed up matchmaking significantly, though Ubisoft has warned that players will need to play a few games to regain their skill rating. Voice chat will also be disabled for all cross-play matches, although Ubisoft plans to reintroduce it at a later date.

While the first phase should make for a healthier For honor community, the second phase probably includes the features players most want to try out: cross-play groups with friends. Even if cross-play is enabled on March 17th, players will not be able to play with their friends on different platforms and will have to wait until the end of the second stage.

Crossplay will include almost all modes (including PvP and PvE), with the exception of Campaign, Tutorial, Custom (Phase 2 will fix this), Arcade, and Ranked. Cross-play will be the new default setting for players, but they can opt out of it at any time through the in-game menu.

The blog post makes no mention of cross-progression or saves, which players are already demanding in the Ubisoft comment section.


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