These are the patch notes for different steam releases of Favor Chess. The most recent patch is shown at the top.


Patch 1.03 (7/2/2019):

  • - Added Board Edit mode (under Play Game) to create custom positions and save them.
  • - Added the ability to use saved positions in Private Matches and AI Skirmish games instead of armies.
  • - Added 2 new pieces: Ronin and Samurai.
  • - Added CheaterBotA to the ranked and practice queue. This 'Hard Bot' has a random 120 favor army.
  • - Added a leaderboard for number of Daily Challenges completed ingame on a dropdown menu in leaderboard.
  • - Added an event quest for patch 1.03: Login any time before July 31st to get a quest to play 3 games for 2000 gold.
  • - Fixed a bug where sometimes the Daily Challenge window would say a player had completed the day's challenge when they hadn't.
  • - Fixed some of the text during the tutorial.
  • - Fixed a bug where the leaderboard and discord invite window would load the main menu on close if the player was in a queue or custom lobby.
  • - Fixed a bug where the ai could move the same piece twice in one turn with hasty reserves.
  • - Fixed a bug where the ai would evaluate some moves worse on turns when new pieces could start moving.
  • - Changed the ingame ai to evaluate trades better when kings are involved.
  • - Changed the ingame ai to evaluate maiden, druid, golem workshop, and dark horse better.
  • - Changed the ingame ai to evaluate promotion and domain victory slightly better.
  • - Changed the queue delay to take less time to match with any other available player.
  • - Changed the last move board icons to yellow from green and red.
  • - Changed random armies to usually spend less favor on minions.
  • - Changed the discord invite link ingame to update to a more recent version.
  • - Changed Ai Skirmish games to no longer provide rewards.
  • - Changed Hussar's move set to move or attack all adjacent squares.
  • - Changed the cost of Gargoyle, Unicorn, and Inquisitor (-1 favor).
  • - Changed the cost of Cataphract (-2 favor).
  • - Changed the cost of Vizier and Warlord (+1 favor).



Patch 1.02 (11/30/2019):

  • - Added Hussar, Maniac, Raider, Rescue, and Golem Workshop to the First Edition box.
  • - Added Beginner, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum badges to unlock based on your Ranked Rating.
  • - Added the ability to login using your Steam account rather than a Javissoft account.
  • - Added the ability to transfer an existing Javissoft account to a Steam account (to use the new login method).
  • - Added a collection percentage that will display beneath a player's rating to show what percentage of a full playset of all pieces they have collected.
  • - Added an event quest for patch 1.02: Login any time before December 31st to get a quest to play 3 games for 2000 gold.
  • - Added a walkthrough for new player accounts to better demonstrate how to get started playing the game.
  • - Added new random daily quests to replace 'Win by Domain', and 'Win by Checkmate'.
  • - Added an ingame display for the all-time high rating leaderboard.
  • - Added an ingame button to connect to the discord server.
  • - Added a privacy policy agreement.
  • - Added the ability for player names to have numbers.
  • - Added Easy, Novice, and Beginner bots to the ranked and unranked queues. (previously only hard, normal, confused)
  • - Added better matchmaking for bots for a player's first few ranked games.
  • - Fixed a bug where 'Hasty Reserves' was not showing threat squares after making a move from the reserve.
  • - Fixed a bug where a player would sometimes not get defeat by no possible moves after using cliffs with certain pieces when no moves were available.
  • - Fixed a bug where the aspect ratio of the unit card in the play game screen was incorrect.
  • - Fixed a bug where long account emails could fail to register and deliver password resets.
  • - Fixed a bug where players would not see new daily quests until they'd loaded the main menu twice.
  • - Fixed a bug where long account emails could fail to register and deliver password resets.
  • - Changed the play game screen to have the player information in the lower right corner.
  • - Changed the music off button from the login window to be in the upper right of the main menu screen.
  • - Changed the moveset of Hawk and changed its favor cost to 12 (from 13).
  • - Changed the moveset of Unicorn and changed its favor cost to 13 (from 14).
  • - Changed the Javissoft reset password timeout limit to 10 minutes from 2.
  • - Changed Medium, Easy, Novice, and Beginner bot to be more significantly worse than Hard bot.
  • - Changed the leaderboard to no longer include any bots.



Patch 1.01 (5/5/2019):

  • - Added Server Message to display on login.
  • - Added warning for going into Ranked/ Unranked play with an army that is not at 99 or 100 favor total.
  • - Added a button on the login form to turn off the music.
  • - Fixed a bug where the reset button in Daily Challenge caused the game to crash.
  • - Fixed a bug where (rarely) the game would crash upon returning to main menu from a match.
  • - Fixed a bug where the black king was not displayed as in check on tutorial match 2.
  • - Changed random armies to more rarely include walls.
  • - Changed unit creation abilities to no longer appear as threat squares.
  • - Changed the Daily Ai Challenge to use unlimited game clock instead of 6 minutes.
  • - Cheered up the Javissoft ghost.
  • - Changed the default music and effects volume to be slightly quieter.