I completed chapters 1-3 of the weekly forzathon challenge (Tough as Old Boots), but after driving around for quite a while in my 1972 LR Series III, my chapter 4 progress is showing as “0.0/15.0 mi.” (Also, the chapter is titled “The Ley of the Land” in my game, not, as I’ve seen in a few YouTube videos, “The Lay of the Land.”) I’ve driven on roads, off roads, and in a race. I restarted the game. I restarted my Xbox One X. Nothing has changed. I have definitely driven more than 15 miles in the LR since completing chapter 3, but the game still says I’ve driven zero.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions?
As I wrote in the OP, I am sure I have driven at least 15 miles. One of things I did to make sure was to drive the entire length of the motorway four times (that’s about 22 miles according to the GPS). So to be clear, driving up and down the motorway does not resolve the issue.
On reddit they seem to think it’s a bug which has been around a while relating to fps. I ran into the problem for the first time on this challenge, and work around it by setting detail to medium, resolution to 1080p, and locking in 30fps, v-sync on, with the fps meter off.
Normal settings are 1440p, high detail, unlocked fps, meter on.
Not a great solution, but got me past the challenge.
The problem appears to be related to user profiles. I too have driven many more than 15 miles in many different ways. But my progress still shows zero miles. Then I asked a friend to play his profile on my Xbox One and it worked just fine for him. He was able to earn miles on roads, offroad and in races, completing the challenge while in road race. I then tried my profile on his Xbox One and still no progress.
Try turning off v sync and use variable frame rate. That’s what mine was set at. I had no idea what my settings were so I checked them after my earlier post. I usually don’t mess with video settings because every so often the game resets my settings so I never really know what I am set at.
The FPS fix sounds great for people playing on PC. On console, I found two graphics settings under Settings > Video: “Quality” (30 fps) and “Performance” (60 fps). I switched from Quality to Performance and drove at least 15 miles. That made no difference.
I also upgraded the LR and have spent a good bit of time above 127 MPH. The chapter progress is still showing “0.0/15.0 mi.”
I am ready to call it quits. This has been feeling like a waste of time for a while now. I have thousands of forzathon points and there is only rarely anything worth buying with them.
When I did the speed test (127+ mph), I still had it on the “performance” setting. I switched back to the default video settings on X1 (30 fps) and, with the upgraded LR, the forzathon screen is finally showing some progress (1.7/15.0 mi).
Thanks to everyone who contributed.
UPDATE: BTW, I don’t think 127 mph is the magic number. I’ve gotten up to 11.5 mi by racing around at the wind farm, and my speed has rarely gone above 120 mph.
It appears to be mainly the speed issue as I’m on console and cant change my fps. As soon as I got above 127mph it started to climb. This would explain why until I upgraded I only got 0.2 miles after driving for ages. I would still recommend changing your graphics settings if you’re able to just in case. I would be nice if issue like this were fixed…