For Honor’s AFK Farming Days Are Over

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Ubisoft’s medieval brawler has a pretty lively Multiplayer, considering that’s essentially what the game was built for. The matchmaking has been somewhat uneven since launch, but for the most part players have been dealing with it. Generally, these kinds of games always have some kind of asymmetric multiplayer matching just by circumstance.

Recently, however, it’s been noticed that a number of players on For Honor have been AFK farming. They’ll set themselves into a match, hold down the analog stick on their controller by some means, and walk away. They can then come back and collect rewards at the end of the match. Even though they did absolutely nothing.

Ubisoft is naturally unhappy with this, and community dev Eric Pope made a statement on their blog reading, ” We will be sanctioning all the players who have been found to be using AFK Farming repeatedly.” First offenders will receive a warning, and repeated violations may result in an account suspension on the game – either temporary or permanent. The actual disciplinary action will depend “on the severity of the behavior and shall be decided at Ubisoft’s discretion, on a case by case basis.”

The company then went on to thank the players who had reported the AFK farming by saying, “A BIG thanks to all who reported toxic behaviors from the game or customer support website!”

You can read the statement in full on the Ubisoft blog, or you can check out my review of For Honor if you’ve been considering trying on your viking helmet and taking an axe for a spin.

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.

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