Turn 10 Studios has reset its Club Leaderboards in Forza Horizon 4. The news was shared in the latest edition of the Forza Motorsport
Week in Review, in which Turn 10’s Community Manager Brian Ekberg explained that the decision was made following an investigation into the recent “Goliath exploit” that saw multiple players earn “illegitimate XP and artificially raise their position on the Club Leaderboards.”
“We have since corrected this issue and, to maintain the fairness in our Club Leaderboard rankings, we have decided to reset the leaderboard accordingly,” Ekberg said.
The leaderboard was wiped earlier this weekend – and this applies to all Clubs, even if members didn’t take advantage of the Goliath exploit. This doesn’t mean you need to create or join a new Club, however, as the reset applies to the leaderboard only. You and fellow Club members can continue to earn XP and Influence for your Club as usual to build up its global ranking on the leaderboard.
Turn 10 Studios released
a fix for the Goliath exploit on October 11th, 2018, after it went viral online following its promotion across several YouTube videos. At the time, the developer noted that “because these kinds of exploits can have damaging effects on the in-game economy and the game itself, the Forza Community Team takes usage of these kinds exploits seriously.”
“Going forward, it’s important for us to reiterate that using exploits of any kind is an explicit violation of the Xbox Code of Conduct and can have in-game consequences for those who take advantage of them, including credits removal, influence reduction, and in-game bans.”
Not only did the Goliath glitch impact Influence and XP for Club Leaderboards earned by players, but it also resulted in millions of illegitimate credits being easily obtainable. Currently, Turn 10 has opted to not take action on players who took advantage of the exploit.
For those unaware, Clubs are an in-game social feature that allows you to cooperate with other Forza Horizon 4 drivers to earn Influence as a group and raise your position on the overall Club Leaderboards. Clubs are available to all players, and are integrated within the Xbox Live Clubs features, so you can chat and interact with fellow Club members on the go or across other Xbox One or Windows 10 games. Clubs within Forza Horizon 4 allow up to 2,000 members and are separate from Teams for the competitive Team Adventure mode, which allow up to 20 drivers in total.
FullThrottle Media offers both an in-game Club and Team in Forza Horizon 4 that you can join today. Simply look us up either in-game or via Xbox Live to find and join our Club today. You can learn more about Clubs and Teams in Forza Horizon 4 in our
dedicated article that discusses these social features in-depth, and for more on the shared
open-world racing game, be sure to check out our in-depth
review, as well as our our real-life Forza Horizon 4 experience at the Goodwood
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