It was inevitable: For Honor players have determined which of its heroes is overpowered and must be banished. In a game so dependent on balance, For Honor’s Peacekeeper won’t jibe at an upcoming Major League Gaming tournament.
Eurogamer reports that the Peacekeeper is rubbing players the wrong way. She can spam her light attack, which hits pretty quickly and is hard to defend against. As Eurogamer points out, the chain attack is against the spirit of the game, more about strategy and mind games than twitchy reflexes. And since a lot of players choose the Peacekeeper, the game’s diverse hero offerings have become little less diverse in practice—at least in higher tiers of play.
So, a MLG online tournament representative decided to ban the Peacekeeper in an upcoming PS4 and Xbox One tournament. In a forum post on MLG’s website, For Honor tournament supervisor -TheShadow- announced, “For online tournaments, we will try running a tournament with Peacekeeper banned, and then send a poll. If the community is largely in favor of banning the hero then we will do so.”
There’s no word of an upcoming balance patch and, in the past, Ubisoft told Eurogamer that they’ll be very deliberate and careful with tweaks. “It’s going to be every now and then a small change, and we’ll see how it will eventually impact the meta-game until we are correct,” For Honor game director Roman Campos Oriola said.