The Forza Horizon 5 community reports ridiculously long bans imposed on players creating or sharing non-compliant car paints. Improper bodywork will result in a penalty of 8,000 years.
Banned players cannot use any online features – including racing in multiplayer, viewing player creations, or using the auction house.
One example is a painting with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un, stylized as a logo with Harland Sanders, founder of the KFC chain. Next to the politician’s image, there is also the hashtag #SendAtomówki, as well as the Nike logo converted into “Nuke.” In this case, the creator of improper painting was banned.
There is also a screen with a ban proof – at the time of reading the message from the Forza Horizon team, the penalty was 69,934,498 hours, which is just over 7,978 years.
Another player was punished with a ban of 8,000 years for using stickers with superheroes and other female characters with an exposed neckline or ambiguous positions. One of the pictures is below, and the rest can be seen here.
As Forza Horizon 5 fans inform, many people who receive a ban have never been punished in the game before, and in addition, the “sentence” cannot be appealed. The decisions are not preceded by any warnings either.
The community is waiting for a response from Playground Games. The case is already quite loud, so maybe the developers will decide to change the ban rules.