Having trouble fighting off the Vikings or the Samurai as of late? It's just another day in Ubisoft's 'For Honor'; but for those having some concerning trouble with NAT Types changing since the last update - you're not alone. The fix should be as simple as waiting around. You'll get Champion Status for it, too.
For Honor didn't manage to launch with much of what it preached. An ambitious game long on the release schedule soon saw its player numbers dwindle as connection errors and server issues ran amok. Tied with some balancing issues that saw a particular character outright banned from organised competitive play, it's constantly hovering on a 'last straw' basis among its playerbase.
All that escalated yet again through the For Honor patch issued yesterday, April 27. Usually a cause for minor celebration, the patch mostly saw players notice their NAT Type switching from its satisfactory Green status to intermediate Yellow or downright unusable Red. Some turned from good to worse whereas others turned from bad to good. It was a major networking snafu any way you looked at it.
Thankfully, it wasn't the end of the For Honor world. Not quite yet, at least. Players taking to forums across the web with similar stories to share were eventually calmed by the words of the French publishing giant. Admitting fault on account of their own networking issues, it wasn't one of those situations where players are simply assumed to be inexperienced with networking solutions and told by Customer Service reps to restart their routers, check for closed ports and re-launch the game after a hard reset.
Sooner, rather than later, Ubisoft gave a green light of their own. The issues were on their own side. Without delving into specifics, the company offered the following short statement:
"Due to today's Ubisoft-wide outage we're granting 3-day Champion Status on 4/28/17 to all players on all platforms."
Whether or not the issues are fully resolves likely depends on the individual. Not a single day goes by that someone feels For Honor is completely without networking issues. It made a sour first impression during launch week that will likely leave a lasting impression for a long while. Thankfully, whether you were effected at the time or not, you're getting 3-day Champion status. Something that essentially costs real money. Free is always a good apology tool.