Ubisoft bans XP farming from Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s Story Creator

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Ubisoft has banned Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey players from using the action-adventure game’s newly released Story Creator mode to engage in XP farming which rapidly levels up their characters.

In an Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey forum post, Ubisoft said: “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. However, since the launch of the beta we have noticed an increasing flow of “farming quests,” that exploit the tool to get large amounts of XP. These exploits risk jeopardizing the overall quality, integrity, and purpose of Story Creator Mode and results in less visibility for the creative, interesting and frankly fantastic community stories that have been published.

“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.”

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s Story Creator mode was announced at this year’s E3 Show, and was designed to provide a new stream of user-generated stories for the Ancient Greece-set game, now that its programme of story-led DLC has come to an end.

Ubisoft’s forum post detailed some of the measures the company will take against XP farming quests, including: “XP farming quests will not appear in our automatic recommendation system – this includes the Hall of Fame and the trending section,” and: “Stories that are reported for exploitation or cheating will be hidden moving forward.”

The move is an unsurprising one, given that it is possible to buy XP boosters from Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s in-game store. For more general Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey news, keep an eye on the game’s website.