For Honor- PC crashes, fixes, connection errors, lags, stuttering, black screen issues and other performance fixes

For Honor is the latest hack and slash fighting game developed by Ubisoft for PC and consoles. The game is set in a medieval fantasy world where players can take the roles of knights, samurais and Vikings in a third person perspective. The game was much awaited since its reveal by Ubisoft at E3 2015. It was finally released on 14 Feb 2017 worldwide. The game did fairly well performance wise, but the ratings went down on Steam owning to a poor multiplayer experience, mostly due to connection/NAT issues. We have listed down the fixes for some common issues in the game, but it is advised that you go through the system requirements for a smooth experience.

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660/GTX750ti/GTX950/GTX1050 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon HD6970/HD7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX460 with 2 GB VRAM or more
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible using the latest drivers

Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX680/GTX760/GTX970/GTX1060 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX470 with 2 GB VRAM or more
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible using the latest drivers

1. For Honor PC- Crash at startup/ CTD/ Game not responding/ APPCRASH/ Black screen fix:-

  • Update your Nvidia and AMD drivers to the latest versions.
  • Disable antivirus/firewall or add game to the exception list of the antivirus software.
  • ‘Verify Integrity of Game Cache on Steam’ which may fix any errors due to game files corruption or game installation problems.
  • Disable all recording softwares like Fraps, MSI AfterBurner, D3DGear etc. They may conflict with your DirectX Direct3D settings resulting in a crash.
  • Disconnect any controllers before launching the game.
  • Download Stuck-Set Steam.exe as high priority in task manager, run Steam as admin and also try changing the download server.
  • Black screen issue- Well this issue can be due to lot of reasons. First of all, you should check that the in-game resolution matches the resolution supported by your display device so that there should not be any conflict. If you are using HDMI, try unplugging the HDMI cable from TV and launch the game. Wait a few mins before replugging the HDMI cable back into the TV. Also check that the game and screen refresh rate matches each other and set as 60Hz.
  • Registry clean using CCleaner can also fix some of the crashes. You can download CCleaner from here.
  • For any DLL error or APPCRASH issue, it is recommended to do a clean install of Directx. Or, you can download the missing DLLs from here and paste them in the game directory.

2. For Honor PC- Low FPS/ Stuttering/ freezes/ lags fixes:-

  • Updating your Nvidia and AMD GPU drivers is a must.
  • If you are facing optimization issues, severe lags or stutters; you can try turning down shadows, MSAA and adjust other graphics settings. Updated GPU drivers is mandatory.
  • For AMD users, disable Raptr from task manager. Disable any other intensive applications that may be running in background. Also try setting ‘Tessellation mode’ to 8x/16x and 'Texture Filtering Quality' to Performance from your latest Crimson edition Radeon software to fix frame rate drops.
  • For Nvidia users, go into your control panel 3d settings. Make sure that ‘Power Management Mode’ option should be set to ‘Prefer Maximum Performance’.
  • If you are experiencing screen flickering or frame-pacing issues, disable Crossfire/SLI and run the game using a single GPU. Also, disable Steam Overlay by right clicking the game in Steam Library and then go to Game Properties.
  • Turn off all overlaying softwares and disable any recording softwares like Fraps, D3DGear, MSI Afterburner etc.
  • Disable third party background apps and set High Priority for the game in Task Manager. Disable any kind of overclocking.

3. For Honor PC- Blue Screen of Death Error Code 0xa0000001 fix:-

This issue is due to the GPU getting overheated or not working properly. It is mostly observed in AMD cards. Try updating the graphic card and restart the game.

4. For Honor PC- Full Screen mode issue:-

To fix this issue, you need to open (using notepad or any editor) the options.ini file that contains the configuration settings for the game. Go to the video section and you will see a setting “DisplayModeType=0”. Change that value to 1 and your full screen issue should get fixed.

5. For Honor PC- Connection/NAT issues:-

For Honor is heavily dependent on network connection for a complete experience. Before trying the multiplayer, you should make sure the following:

  • The game should run in admin mode.
  • Firewall/Antivirus should not be blocking the game.
  • UPnP should be enabled to fix NAT issues while using a router.
  • Some of the recommended ports are:
    - TCP: 80, 443, 13000, 13005, 13200, 14000, 14001, 14008, 14020, 14021, 14022, 14023 and 14024
    - UDP: 3074, 3075

If issues still persists, go through this thread.

6. For Honor PC- Error Codes fixes:-

  • Error 006000043 (blocked by EasyAntiCheat)- First step is to verify your game files. If that does not help, go to EasyAntiCheat directory in game folder and run the exe file as admin. Further check that the firewall/antivirus is not blocking the game. If nothing helps, wait for a dev patch fix.
  • Error 000600036- This issue is due to NAT type being red. The solution is covered in #5 above.
  • Error 0004000008- Restarting the game has fixed this issue for many users.

7. For Honor PC- Mouse Acceleration issue:-

You can try adjusting the polling rate or the DPI setting of the mouse and restart the game.

Heads Up: For Honor is available on Steam for $59.99.

Contact the author at amit@forceclaw.com

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