With so much hype behind it, For Honor was just another Ubisoft project that couldn't hold up to its promise. Server issues plagued the game from the start, and its twitch-heavy combat system was just too much for a predominately PvP experience.
But after 5 months of continued support while player numbers have dwindled to an average of below 2000, Ubisoft have been committed to the cause, likely hoping for some of rebirth like Rainbow Six Siege or The Division they group put out before it.
While likely not the first step in their newly released development roadmap, one of the necessary arrangements coming somewhere down the line is dedicated server support. Whichever route they chose for launch just wasn't enough, with connection errors and lobby time-outs plaguing the game's forums and discussion boards from the very beginning. Usually blamed on the massive influx of players at launch, you're still likely to run into these issues even with the game practically being dead in the water. They're hoping to restructure their peer-to-peer networking and hopefully tackle those matchmaking problems while they're at it. But there's no date for that just yet.
Two new seasons will take place starting this August and November. Sticking to the same approach as certain other Ubisoft titles, each season will deliver new maps, gear and heroes - with the new characters being dished out to season pass holders a little earlier. From there, the combat mechanics uttered in the PTR patch notes - available here - should help reinvigorate the current turtle defense meta into something that encourages a more brutality. Then there's a handful of new game modes like ranked 4v4 across a new, currently unnanounced new PvP mode will join a 'duel tournament' feature at a later date.
If any of these proposed changes have the potential to draw you back into the game, a new revised Training mode should be a helpful refresher course. For any newcomers, it should teach you some more of the advanced techniques practiced by the veterans. Will this be enough, or is For Honor just a complete write-off at this point?