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Ubisoft to stop Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Story Creator exploits

Published: 11:00, 12 July 2019
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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's Story Creator Mode has had a low-key introduction at this year's E3 but it still didn't take players very long to put it to nefarious use and create easy yet XP-laden quests. Well, no more of that, Ubisoft claim.

In a post on Assassin's Creed: Odyssey forums, Ubisoft wrote, "Story Creator Mode was designed to be a tool for players to let their creativity and imagination run free as they build their very own Stories to share with others, using a modified version of the tools our own designers used to develop the quests in the game."

Unfortunately, the dev recently noticed an uptake in the number of "farming quests", which let players earn tons of XP for performing menial quests in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. 

Ubisoft insist that exploits such as this one jeopardise the "quality, integrity and purpose" of the Story Creator Mode. Moreover, they cast a shade on and decrease the visibility of the community-made content that's actually good, and even occasionally fantastic, as the dev pointed out.

"We want to focus on rewarding creativity by highlighting quality quests and we are working on fixes and adjustments to reduce the impact of such farming quests on the player experience. We are also changing Story Creator Mode's terms of use to prevent creators from publishing these kinds of Stories", they wrote.

Ubisoft are currently working on several ways to fix this, starting with the XP farming quests not appearing in the automatic recommendation system, Hall of Fame and the trending section included.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey stories that are reported will be hidden, and the Terms of Service will be updated to reflect this.

"We will be sanctioning those who continue to willingly and intentionally misuse the tool, the dev said, so if you've been guilty of this, you may want to rethink your next story.

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Ubisoft said that there will be other solutions coming with upcoming Assassin's Creed: Odyssey title updates, but they will share more information at a later date.

You can find Ubisoft's announcement on their forum .

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