For Honor is making its first burly strides in the esports scene, but there are already concerns about balance. Namely the Peacekeeper class, with participants calling for a ban on the speedy fighter.
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The complaint stems from the fact the Peacekeeper barely telegraphs moves. For Honor prides itself on being a readable fighting game – all the information is there, and you can use it to defend, or you can use it to attack, using feints and other mind games. The Peacekeeper takes away from this purity.
“For online tournaments, we will try running a tournament with Peacekeeper banned, and then send a poll,” said an MLG representative on the forums. “If the community is largely in favor of banning the hero then we will do so.”
In the post asking for the Peacekeeper’s removal, the original poster compared playing as the class to using steroids in regular sports.
Since launch, Peacekeeper hasn’t been nerfed. The banning of the class in tournaments might make Ubisoft reconsider, however.