Seeing an unresponsive Black screen when you’re trying to play Ubisoft’s action multiplayer For honor may happen when you try launching the game client.

If the crash has happened you will still be able to see the cursor however the game will no longer respond, if the screen remains inactive, unfortunately, this means you are experiencing the Black screen issue

A crash followed by a Blank display can leave you with little to no choice but to restart your laptop or PC, with a few reasons behind this bug we have created this guide to help you look into what causes the Black screen error on For honor and provide you with all the information you need to fix it

Why does For honor have a Black screen?

Blank screen on for honor

You will see a Black screen present itself on For honor if the program crashes when you launch the game, the application freezes and will not respond, you will also notice that there is no sound.

Because there is no error code displayed on the screen it is unclear what bug is causing the glitch, the crash tends to happen when using Windows 10 so conflict with the operating system and the Steam DRM transition may be behind the blank display.

(Did you know: For honor began development all the way back in 2012!)

How To fix the Black screen on For honor

Downloading the latest patch for For honor is a successful solution to fixing the Black screen bug, make sure you source the latest update patch from Ubisoft’s official website

After installing the patch relaunch the game and check to see if this has fixed the blank screen if the game is still not responding try each of these steps below, once a step is completed restart your PC or laptop and relaunch the game and check to see if the game now loads successfully.

Step 1. Locate the executable icon for your For honor this can normally be found in the installation folder right click and choose properties. Change the option to the compatibility tab and select settings for all of the users. You will now see a privilege level heading, simply left-click run the program as administrator, and then apply.

Step 2. Drag and drop the “Forhonor” folder found in Uplay into the Steam common folder once you download using Steam it will automatically find the existing files.

Step 3. reinstall the game in a different directory location on your hard drive

You just need to move/copy the “ForHonor” folder in Uplay to steam/common folder and rename it to “For Honor”. Then download using steam so it will discover the already existing files.

Step 4. Make sure that your Steam client is updated to the latest version

For honor keeps crashing on Nvidia

After playing For honor for around 20 minutes you may find that the application suddenly crashes, this can be caused by an outdated Nvidia graphics card driver, be sure to update your card to the latest version to fix this problem.

Performance and playability can be optimized by making sure you have the correct hardware to run for Honor on its highest settings, here are the specification needed to enjoy the game.

For Honor recommended specification

We highly recommend ensuring you have the correct hardware and software to run For honor at its highest setting.

OS – Operating system Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1400 @3.2 GHz, Intel Core i5-7500 @3.4 GHz, or equivalent
Video card AMD Radeon RX580 (4 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3 GB), or better
Sound card DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card 
Hard drive 90 GB available storage direct version 9.0c


Ubisoft is yet to release a statement on what is causing the Black screen glitch on for honor, hopefully, our five suggestions have helped fix your Black screen and you are able to enjoy this great game.

Be sure to update the drivers on all of your applications the bug could be being caused because of outdated software or hardware.

The developers of the game are always creating new content to ensure the game has fresh and enjoyable content ensuring you’re For honor game client is up to date is important to make sure you do not experience a crash caused by an outdated version.

If you are still experiencing problems try contacting Ubisoft on their support page here

Steam also offers great advice and may be able to help you to resolve this issue

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