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For Honor 2.09 Update Patch Notes | New patch today

The For Honor 2.09 update patch notes have finally been shared by Ubisoft, following a three-hour long downtime maintenance period. This new For Honor patch implements changes to matchmaking and also customization, while also teasing the return of the Realistic mode. Now that maintenance is complete, players will be able to download and install the new Fortnite 2.09 patch on their PCPS4, or Xbox One, and then immediately get back to playing, with no additional downtime required. While you wait for the download to complete, why not read up on the full list of For Honor 2.09 update patch notes?

For Honor 2.09 Update Patch Notes Highlights

For Honor 2.09 Update Patch Notes Highlights

Matchmaking highlights

There’s only one significant highlight of the For Honor 2.09 update patch notes when it comes to matchmaking, and that’s the adjustment to the game’s matchmaking parameter. This has been reverted to the system that the game had before 2.06, as the more recent implementation has been causing Skill Rating to take longer to stabilize.

The developer states that the changes made to the Skill Rating “did not improve matchmaking quality,” and so they have been reverted. After rolling things back, Ubisoft will then look at improving matchmaking quality again.

Customization highlights

As for customization highlights within the For Honor 2.09 update patch notes, there’s a new Black Color Swatch Realistic mode reward. This reward is guaranteed by playing any realistic game mode when the playlist is available, and the reward is prioritized for the last hero played.

The addition of the new Realistic mode rewards obviously acts as a tease for the return of the game mode. As acknowledged in the “Developer comments,” players should expect the Realistic game mode to return this season.

For Honor 2.09 Update Patch Notes Full List

For Honor 2.09 Update Patch Notes Highlights

MATCHMAKING

  • [Adjustment] We are reverting the matchmaking parameter to the system we had before 2.06.0 due to an issue that caused Skill Rating to take a lot longer to stabilise.

Developer comments: The changes done on Skill rating did not improve matchmaking quality. Therefore we are reverting them. Once this issue is resolved we will continue improving the matchmaking quality.

CUSTOMIZATION

Realistic Game Mode Rewards

  • Added a Black Color Swatch as reward for playing realistic game modes
  • Reward is guaranteed by playing any realistic game mode when the playlist is available
  • Reward is prioritized for the last hero played

Developer comments: Is Realistic coming back this season? Maybe… I won’t tell… If it is, you can get cool new rewards.