Playground Games has offered fans an update on what it’s doing to address multiplayer issues in Forza Horizon 5 that have cropped up following the game’s launch last month.
The community update addresses player reports of issues around matchmaking, connectivity and teaming up in convoys. The team say they’re listening to player feedback and reports, and have identified six key areas they’re prioritising for improvement.
Issues mentioned include players disappearing from convoys and not being pulled into Horizon Life servers with their convoy. They’re also fixing issues causing convoy players to matchmake by themselves. Elsewhere, the studio has also pledged to squish bugs causing erroneous lap times to be posted to the game’s leaderboards. Cheaters should also beware, as the team say that’s another area they intend to improve on detection and removing.
Furthermore, the studio will address players disappearing from the Eliminator and Horizon Arcade. The team are also intending to introduce the ability to save and edit custom EventLab creations, and to try and not let XP and credit AFK farms flood the listings.
Playground also note that there are of course other issues they’re working on, though these are currently the priority. In the meantime, the developer will be granting all Forza Horizon 5 players a 1000 Forzathon Point bonus alongside the next content update. Players can spend these on cars, horns, clothing and other items in the in-game Forzathon Shop.
Hopefully, all these fixes will go some way to making an excellent game even better. Forza Horizon 5 is out now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. It’s proven pretty popular already, nabbing over 10 million players in the game’s first week.
— Forza Support (@forza_support) December 2, 2021