First of all, will it be For Honor or No Honor? Being designed to encourage competitive play, the game was missing ranked matchmaking since its official launch. Ranked Matchmaking is something that almost every competitive multiplayer game has nowadays. Also, Ranked Matchmaking in For Honor should encourage every single player to simply try harder and do better in battles.
The new Duel Tournament Feature will be tested out Publicly, starting on June 29 and will offer 5 different tiers. These 5 tiers are divided on Bronze, Silver, Gold Platinum and Diamond which is the highest rank overall. In order to get a successful rank calibration, players will be needed to complete at least 20 successful matches. That’s when the first calibration kicks and players get their first and starting rank. This rank will be calculated according to their overall performance. If we take into account different games that also offer rank calibration, it smells like the calibration will not rely only on Win/Loss ratio. Block, Parry, Dodge, Feint and other various in-game skills will be taken into account in order to provide the player with the most precise Rank.
The Duel Tournament test period concludes on July 4, and the progress and rewards will not be saved to any of the participants.
Sadly, as Ubisoft stated, this test will be only available for the PC users, while leaving the console users behind. More precisely, players who accessed the game through Uplay until 12:00 AM UTC will be eligible to join the Public Test. No region limitations or any other boundaries could separate you from testing out the new Duel Tournament feature.
This is what For Honor truly needed. Ranked Matchmaking is one way to go to encourage competitive matchmaking in such a beautiful game. Hopefully, everything will be fine throughout the test, leading to a complete development.
Do not forget to take a look at the live stream done a couple of hours ago: