Turn 10 has announced that a new update has went live for Forza 4 today, fixing a major bug within the game.
As posted on the official site, by creative director Dan Greenawalt the update will fix the issue which was causing multiplayer lobbies to crash.
“Essentially what was happening was a slow memory leak when using liveried cars and jumping between lobbies.
“The leak was only happening when players driving liveried cars would join or leave lobbies at precisely the right moment during the loading of a race. The leak occurred on all boxes even if the player didn’t have a custom livery, but it was exceedingly small. As the leak got worse over the course of a player’s session, it would cause the box to crash.
“This resulted in longer load times for everyone else in the lobby with that player as his crashed box timed-out. Unfortunately, the problem was made worse when players would go from one lobby to the next after becoming impatient with loading times, thus essentially ‘spreading’ the memory leak from one lobby to the next.”
It seems that working on the fix took quite a long time, however most of the issues should now be resolved.
“We expect lobby crashes to dramatically reduce, resulting in the kind of online experience Forza Motorsport fans have come to expect from the game,” Greenawalt concluded.
Another new addition is that the level cap has now been increased significantly, with the 150 cap now no longer an issue.
“Our level 150 cap was based on data we gathered from Forza Motorsport 3, and we believed it was high enough that our most hardcore players wouldn’t hit it for nearly a year,” Greenawalt writes.
“As it turns out, our fans are playing a lot more Forza than they did in the past. Our most diligent players hit the 150 level cap in a quarter of the time we expected.
“Is this because of Rivals Mode, Public Lobbies, World Tour? We don’t know. As a result, we’ve raised the cap significantly to give our most dedicated players something new and exciting to brag about on their player cards and within the Forza community.”
There are a few more fixes included in the latest update, you can see them all by heading over to the official website