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    For Honor player count 2021: latest stats [Is For Honor dead?]
    Last updated: August 11, 2021

    Featured image © Steam

    For Honor is an action-adventure video game developed and published in 2017 by one of the most popular video game developers in the world - Ubisoft. Millions of people play Ubisoft games every month - according to the latest Rainbow Six Siege player count, around 60,000 people play the game concurrently on Steam every month. How many people play For Honor in 2021 though? Is For Honor dead? Many players seem to think so. Today we’ll find out!

    We here at TechACake.com post a lot of video game statistics - check out our Gaming category for more exciting information about the active player count of popular games. Today we’ll dive into some recent For Honor statistics and share the most important ones with you. Let’s see how is the medieval game going these days:

    For Honor player count 2021

    Video gaming in 2017 was HUGE! We saw the rise of the battle royale video game genre which took fans by storm. Both PUBG and Fortnite are still among the most popular video games in 2021. The PUBG player count even turned out to be a record breaker in 2018 and is still the #1 game by number of concurrent players on Steam. 

    In the midst of this 2017 battle royale frenzy, we also got the medieval action fighting video game For Honor (where you can have knights, samurai, and vikings all in one place for some reason). The game has never been among the most popular video games and as you’ll see in a minute, the current For Honor player count is not impressive at all.

    Now, before we dive into some of the less recent stats which will tell us how the game did during the recent years, let’s have a look at the current For Honor player count. Is the game dead in 2021 and was this game one of Ubisoft’s least popular games? Let’s have a look:

    1. An average of 3,000 people played For Honor concurrently on Steam in August 2021.

    (Source: Steam Charts)

    With a peak of 7,000 concurrent players this month, the For Honor player count is a bit on the rise since the beginning of this year. The For Honor player base has dropped significantly and the only thing that lures people back to the game are the occasional For Honor patch notes and updates but we’ll cover that later in the article. 

    During the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, the For Honor player count saw a slight increase. Between 5,000 and 13,000 people played For Honor in 2020. In 2019, the active player count of the game varied between 5,000 and 15,000 players on Steam. 

    2. In August 2021, between 4,000 and 6,000 people played For Honor concurrently on any device. 

    (Source: Playercounter)

    The source website uses an algorithm to establish the number of concurrent players for the video games they focus on. Our team monitored the For Honor active player count for more than a week and we came up with these numbers. The For Honor player count is between 4,000 and 6,000 across all devices and (see stat #1) around 3,000 on Steam alone. 

    3. In August 2021, For Honor ranks #174 on Steam. 

    (Source: Steam Charts)

    In 2021, the game is not on Steam’s 100 most popular games by player count. The For Honor player base is somewhere between 3,000 and 6,000 players across all platforms even after the recent update and patch notes. 

    4. In August 2021, For Honor ranks #264 on Twitch. 

    (Source: Twitch Tracker)

    The popularity of For Honor on Twitch is even worse than what we saw on Steam. Years ago, the For Honor viewer count on Twitch used to be a sensation (see stat #11). However, in 2021 the game is not even in the top 200 games on Twitch. After the initial frenzy about the game back in 2017 (the year of the For Honor release), the Twitch stats of the game have remained low. 

    5. As of August 2021, the peak number of For Honor concurrent players on Steam was 216,499.

    (Source: Steam Charts)

    In August 2018, the developers of For Honor added content to the game and we got the awesome Tempest Call Effect. It was available for all heroes and it brought many people back to the game. More than 216,000 people played For Honor concurrently on Steam in August 2018 which is still the record of peak concurrent players on the video game digital distribution platform (see stat #7). 

    6. Most For Honor players come from the US. 

    (Source: Playercounter)

    For most of the games we collect statistics in this category, the bulk of players come from the US. In the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown, three out of four Americans played video games so we can safely say that playing games is one of the most popular pass time activities in the US. 

    So, more than 17% of all For Honor players come from the US, 7.20% - from Germany, 6.68% - from Russia, 5.90% from Brazil, and 5.19% - from the United Kingdom.

    For Honor gameplay screenshot

    Image © Rock Paper Shotgun

    How many people play For Honor?

    Now, things haven’t been so great for this game in the last few years. As we already said, For Honor came out back in 2017 and four years after that the player count has dropped significantly. Here we’ll mention some important stats about the For Honor player count in the weeks and years after the launch and we’ll compare them to the current player base. We start with:

    7. In 2018, a free promotion made For Honor the 8th biggest game on Steam. 

    (Source: PCGamesN)

    Free promotions and new content always bring more people back to games. In the case of For Honor, the free promotion in the summer of 2018 brought more than 216,000 players to the game (see stat #5) and made For Honor the 8th biggest game on Steam by number of concurrent players. 

    8. Back in 2018, Ubisoft boasted 7.5 million registered For Honor players. 

    (Source: Game Informer)  

    It turns out that one year after the initial release, there were more than 7.5 million registered For Honor players and 1 million monthly active users. Unfortunately, after the initial interest in the game, the For Honor player count went straight down.

    9. 45,000 people played For Honor at launch in February 2017. 

    (Source: Gamereactor)

    According to the For Honor Steam Charts, more than 45,000 people played the game on Steam at launch. This was the first out of two occasions when For Honor enjoyed the attention of a large crowd in the gaming community (see stat #5). 

    10. In 2017, For Honor lost 95% of its fans on Steam. 

    (Source: vg247)

    The drop of interest in the game in recent years is surprising when we go back to the release in 2017. The reviews after the launch seemed to be pretty negative which caused around 95% of the audience to leave For Honor behind. In 2021, the For Honor player count is somewhere between 4,000 and 6,000 people (see stat # 2).

    11. In 2017, For Honor’s Beta ranked #1 on Twitch. 

    (Source: GitHyp)

    The same way that there is a Steam Chart with the top games by number of concurrent players, there’s a list of the top games on Twitch by number of viewers of all time. According to the source, back in 2017 the game was among the top most watched games on Twitch of all time and it used to be the #1 most watched after the launch in 2017.

    Is For Honor dead?

    Not quite. The medieval game has definitely seen better days but there are still several thousand loyal players who stick to For Honor, enjoy the For Honor gameplay, and who check for updates and patch notes frequently. After the initial craze about the game, the For Honor player base has dropped significantly - within the first year after the release of the game more than 95% of players turned their back to For Honor. People were disappointed from the many bugs and technical issues and many players never came back. 

    For Honor patch notes & updates

    Each season after the For Honor release, there’s a major game update. As we all know, consistent content releases keep the audience coming back for more and For Honor is definitely not lacking in that department. The For Honor seasons & updates bring with them new features like maps, game modes, and new content to unlock (heroes, weapons, skins).

    The medieval setting of the game makes it perfect for including all sorts of ancient sorcery, mythical creatures, and heroes from all over the world. Players can enter the game as samurai or knights, soldiers or warriors. On June 10, 2021 the new For Honor year began - For Honor: Mirage. The new For Honor update includes new seasonal customisation, a new battle pass, and a new For Honor Hero - Gryphon. 

    Games like For Honor

    If you crave more gameplay experience like For Honor, here are our top 4 games to try in 2021. Medieval games are not that common but the excitement of becoming a knight with a sword and armor who protects their kingdom and people is simply irresistible! Have a good look at our top picks for the best games like For Honor in 2021 now:

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War poster

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    This game is the sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and as you can see from the title, it’s clearly inspired by Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. (So, if you’re a fan of the franchise - look no further. This is the game for you!) The second part, Shadow of War takes place somewhere between The Hobbit and LOTR - it was published in 2017 by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. 

    Mordhau poster

    Mordhau

    This is one of the best knight games on the market in 2021. It’s also one of the most popular ones. The multiplayer medieval hack and slash video game Mordhau came out in 2019 and two years later, around 4,000 people play the game on Steam every month. Mordhau is definitely feature-rich: players can choose among a vast variety of medieval weapons and game mods. During the first week after the release, the game sold 500,000 copies (check out the Valheim player count for that matter… and since we’re on the subject, Valheim is also a game you can try if you’re looking for medieval games. It’s a Viking game released in early 2021 and it’s a record-breaker on Steam). Currently, Mordhau is available only on PC (Steam) which is one of the few disadvantages of the game. 

    Chivalry 2 poster

    Chivalry II

    This is one of the most anticipated video games of 2021. The sequel to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare came out in June 2021 and is available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and the next gen consoles - PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The multiplayer hack and slash action video game features classic medieval weapons like sledgehammers, battle axes, and bows. Chivalry II is immersive and allows players to enjoy epic medieval battles. A must-play!

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    This action RPG video game was published by Deep Silver in 2018 and is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is set in the Holy Roman Empire (early 15th century) and boasts historically accurate content, excellent storylines, detailed narratives, quality character clothing, and various long- and short-ranged weapons. The game features an open-world map where characters go on quests but they also need food and rest to stay healthy.

    Key takeaways

    Today we shared with you the current For Honor player count 2021 as well as some important statistics from the first weeks and years after the launch of the game. In 2021, there are not many For Honor players left and the medieval game has definitely seen better days. How many people play For Honor in 2021? Between 4,000 and 6,000 of which around 3,000 on Steam.

    We also made some pretty awesome suggestions for games like For Honor. If you’re looking for more knight games make sure to try Mordhau or Chivalry II, Middle-earth: Shadow of War of Kingdom Come: Deliverance - all of them will provide you with an awesome gaming experience.

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    Sources

    1. Steam Charts 
    2. Playercounter
    3. Steam Charts
    4. Twitch Tracker
    5. Steam Charts
    6. Playercounter
    7. PCGamesN
    8. Game Informer
    9. Gamereactor
    10. vg247
    11. GitHyp