Peacekeeper Reportedly Banned From 'For Honor' Tournaments

By Michael Augustin , Updated Mar 31, 2017 07:18 PM EDT
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Reports have apparently confirmed that the Peacekeeper character from "For Honor" will be banned from professional tournaments. Sources have indicated that the character is considered by most players as much too overpowered. Participants in MLG-sanctioned tournaments are not allowed to pick the character at all. It appears that players who main the character should find other ways to win their matches.

It seems that a player communicated the information to the official MLG forums, which resulted in the Peacekeeper being banned from their "For Honor" tournaments. The character's light attacks are being abused by players to land hits and win matches. Her quick speed allows gamers to spam her light attacks even against advanced players and still come out with a win. It has been observed that new players usually pick her due for her ease of use, reports Game Rant.

According to the MLG organizers, due to the Peacekeeper's speed, "she is nearly impossible to beat in a 1v1 scenario." They also plan to hold an online tournament with the character banned and send out a survey afterward. "If the community is largely in favor of banning the hero then we will do so," they added. Reports also claim that most "For Honor" players approve of the decision to keep the character banned in tournaments.

Other players do not only want the Peacekeeper banned from tournaments, but they also want Ubisoft to nerf the character as well. The developer has already rolled out some balance changes and seems to continuously tweak the characters in "For Honor". Gamers are reportedly concerned by the developer's decision to turn a blind eye about the Peacekeeper's imbalance.

Kotaku also notes that the developer has not communicated any plans of a balance patch. It seems the only way for tournament organizers to keep the Peacekeeper in check for the meantime is to keep her banned. Other than the micro-transactions in "For Honor", sources have noted that this balance problem might be one of the other reasons why gamers have protested the game.

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