Full Fix: For Honor connection issues on Windows 10, 8.1, 7
People love the idea behind For Honor. We haven’t seen a game that simulates medieval combat so well, while adding up much-needed complexity in a while. And that’s exactly what convinced players to buy this game.
While For Honor does have the Single Player mode, it looks like an extended tutorial, which lasts for about 6 hours. On the other hand, multiplayer is the real gem of this title. But for some players, it appears to be a hidden gem.
According to numerous reports from players, For Honor’s connectivity is a disaster. The game’s official Steam page is flooded with negative reviews by players who constantly fail to connect to duels, and other multiplayer modes.
Here’s what some of them say:
- “The game in a nutshell: “A connection error has occured. Returning to main menu.” Don’t waste money and time until this gets fixed.”
- It’s a great game. I really like it. and it’s the friendliest community I’ve met in a LOOOONG while. There’s only one problem, you will have connection problems more often than not because someone thought than not having dedicated servers was a good idea.”
- “*fifteenth attempt at completing a game, finally about to kill the last guy* A connection error has occured. Returning to main menu. *breaks down crying*”
As one player stated on the forums, it’s unacceptable for Ubisoft to allow so many connection issues in a game that advertises on the multiplayer mode. Ubisoft needs to do something immediately, if they don’t want to end up with another solid game ruined by technical issues.
So, while we wait for Ubisoft to fix the ongoing problem, perhaps by releasing a patch or two, we can try to solve connection problems on our own. So, check out a few solutions we gathered, that might help you with dealing with connection issues in For Honor.
How to fix For Honor connection issues
For Honor is an interesting game, but gamers reported various connection issues. Speaking of connectivity problems, here are some common issues reported by users.
- For Honor servers unreachable – Sometimes you might encounter a problem with For Honor due to your antivirus. To fix the issue, be sure to check if your antivirus or firewall is interfering with the game.
- For Honor matchmaking failed, connection failed – These messages can appear if the necessary ports aren’t forwarded. To fix that, it’s advised to open your router’s configuration and forward the necessary ports.
- For Honor 7-00000005 – This is another common error that can appear in For Honor. If this error occurs, reset your hosts file to default and check if that solves the issue.
- For Honor connection error 0006000037 – If you encounter this error message, you might be able to fix the problem simply by enabling UPnP feature on your router.
- For Honor connection error has occurred, with session has been lost – These problems can be quite problematic, but you should be able to fix most of them by using one of our solutions.
Solution 1 – Uninstall the game with UPlay, delete the folder
Some players suggest that the most effective solution for this problem is to simply reinstall the game. So, the first thing you’re going to do is go and uninstall For Honor from uPlay. But that’s not all, because if you do just that, and install the game again, it’ll stay the same.
What you need to do is to delete the For Honor folder, as well. Locate the folder, and then delete it. It usually takes up to 1GB of space. Once you’ve deleted the game folder, install the game again, and see if the connection issues still occur.
Solution 2 – Check your antivirus
According to users, the most common cause for For Honor connection issues can be your antivirus. To fix the problem, first you need to add For Honor in your list of exceptions in both your antivirus and firewall.
This process varies for each antivirus application, so you might need to look for a guide on how to add exceptions in your antivirus/firewall. If the game isn’t blocked by your antivirus/firewall, your next step would be to disable certain antivirus features and check if that helps.
In case that doesn’t work, you should disable your antivirus software completely to see if there are any changes. If not, your last step would be to remove your antivirus completely from your PC. After doing that, try to start the game again.
If removing the antivirus solves the problem, you should consider switching to a different antivirus solution. There are many great antivirus tools that won’t interfere with your games thanks to the Gaming Mode feature. If you’re looking antivirus that won’t cause issues with games while offering great protection, we strongly suggest that you check out BullGuard.
Solution 3 – Check your ports
If you still experience connection issues, you can try with forwarding ports in your modem. The following ports need to be forwarded for the best possible experience:
TCP: 80, 443, 13000, 13005, 13200, 14000, 14001, 14008, 14020, 14021, 14022, 14023 and 14024
Inbound UDP: 3075
Solution 4 – Restart your modem/router
Sometimes issues with your modem or router can interfere with For Honor and cause connection issues to occur. To fix the problem, it’s advised that you turn off your router and modem. Wait for a few moments and then turn the modem/router back on again.
Wait for a few moments while your router boots. After Internet connection is established, try to run For Honor again and check if the issue is resolved.
Solution 5 – Enable UPnP
According to users, sometimes your ports aren’t properly forwarded and that can lead to connectivity issues in For Honor. To fix that, you can manually forward the ports or you can turn on UPnP feature.
If you’re not familiar, UPnP stands for Universal Plug and Play, and thanks to this feature, applications can automatically forward the required ports. To enable this feature, you need to open your router’s configuration page, locate UPnP feature and enable it.
To see how to properly do that, we advise you to check your router manual for detailed instructions. Once you enable this feature, check if the problem is still there.
Solution 6 – Reset hosts file
If you’re having connection issues with For Honor, the problem might be related to your hosts file. Sometimes this file can be altered by a third-party application, and that will prevent you from connecting to For Honor’s servers.
However, you can fix the problem simply by resetting the hosts files. We already wrote a detailed guide on how to reset hosts file on Windows 10, so be sure to check it out for more instructions. Keep in mind that sometimes you might encounter certain issues while modifying this file, but we already wrote a guide on how to deal with Access denied message while editing hosts file, so be sure to check it out.
Once you reset your hosts file to default, check if the problem is still there.
Solution 7 – Flash your DNS
In some cases, For Honor connection issues can occur due to problems with your DNS cache. However, you can fix this problem simply by cleaning your DNS cache. This is quite simple, and you can do it by following these steps:
- Open Win + X menu. You can do that by pressing Windows Key + X shortcut. Now choose Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin) from the list.
- When Command Prompt starts, enter ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter to run it.
After running this command, your DNS cache will reset and the problem should be resolved.
Solution 8 – Check for problematic third-party applications
Sometimes certain applications can interfere with your game and lead to For Honor issues. To fix the problem, you need to find and remove the problematic applications. Simply disable all applications before starting the game and check if that helps.
Alternatively, you can perform a Clean boot and disable all startup applications and services. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + R and enter msconfig. Press Enter or click OK.
- System Configuration window will now appear. Go to Services tab and check Hide all Microsoft services. Now click Disable all button.
- Go to Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.
- List of startup applications will appear. Select first item on the list, right-click it and choose Disable from the menu. Repeat this step for all startup applications.
- After disabling all startup applications, close Task Manager and go to System Configuration window. Click Apply and OK and restart your PC.
Once your PC restarts, check if the problem is still there. If not, you can enable services and applications one by one until you find the problematic application. Once you find it, use uninstaller software, such as Revo Uninstaller to remove it completely from your PC.
After removing the application, the issue should be completely resolved.
Let’s be honest, these workarounds will hardly be helpful to everyone, because the problem in most cases is related to the game, not your computer. However, as a few users reported that these solutions fixed their problems, they’re still worth a shot.
What’s your experience with For Honor so far? Let us know in the comments below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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