Since a couple of weeks it takes up to 5 or 6 tries to actually get the game to retrieve content from the message center.
Daily rewards, rival updates are completely blank.
In these cases often it showed “coming soon” at Forzathon, but that seems to keep the regular icon now.
Only remedy we have found (same behavior for my account and that of my dad) is to completely close the game, sign out and try again several times until it does connect and get the content.
Worked well before, no issue with FM5 / FM6 / FH2 / FH 3 where getting the daily payout is a routine.
It is really just FM7 where this issue occurs.
Did that already, couple of times.
Also turned it back to full shutdown for a while, to not have it on quick start-up. No difference.
Not my profile, it does the same with the account of my dad on the same console.
I have another Xbox one, does the same thing.
Not the network settings either.
It worked fine before, but either a game update or a server side change messed things up.
Message center, rivals, leaderboards loading. It is really the game - server content retreival communication that is unstable. To say it nicely.
One would think if server side, it would affect everyone.
It’s only happened to me on occasion, on my 1mbps home internet. It’s never happened at my work with my ~15mbps internet.
Often times, when at home and I fire up the Xbox, I can tell when it’s going to happen as my game score won’t instantly update, when I log in, to something I’d previously set at work. When this happens, it generally takes two to three times of signing off Xbox live, and back in, for my score to update, then I can launch fm7 and have messages, rivals, etc.
I also suffer from this problem constantly. No messages, Forza Hub rewards and even specialty dealer offers refuse to appear at times. Quite annoying and hard resetting the console doesn’t appear to help at all. I’m in a very stable and low latency 10Mbps connection and this kind of problem only happens with Forza 7, as Forza 6 and Horizon 2/3 don’t suffer from this.
Any way to solve this?
Leaving it on and waiting does not help, takes at least 3 tries to get the server related content to work, but can take up to 10 tries.
Getting really fed up with spending over 30minutes to start the game.
Worked fine before, nothing changed in my settings or internet setup.
Just don’t get anything in the message center and it seems the game just doesn’t connect to the Forza servers.
Getting to a point where I will throw the game in the corner to never touch it again. But after spending a fair amount of money on the ultimate edition and investing time in the game, I would like to be able to enjoy it and finish it.
Is there a timeout programmed where after x time or y tries it just gives up?
Again, it worked fine at first in FM7 and I have no issues in FM5, FM6, FH2, FH3.
So I don’t know what changed in the connection coding but it is impossible now. I understand changes are being made in the message center. If it is a timeout / connection speed issue please test it with slower connection speeds as well and include a fix for this.
This has been happening to me too for the past few months. Opening it up and it just says no messages, doesn’t even show the different tabs… And yes I’ve tried doing the hard reset multiple times and no it’s got nothing to do with my internet as it was working fine before they updated the message centre.
I am having some issues with the Message Center now, also. On my new X console I noticed I was only seeing the Rivals and News tabs, none of the other tabs. I went back to the PC and then I had those 2 still plus the Daily rewards tab. I claimed the reward, closed out and reopened the Message Center and now I am back to only 2 tabs, Rivals and News. Very strange.