Assassin’s Creed Odyssey recently got a story creator that lets you build your own quests in ancient Greece, with whatever objectives and dialogue you want to put in place. Quest rewards are pre-determined based on your character’s level, but that hasn’t stopped some quest creators from dishing out simple XP farming quests to help you level up quickly.
If you thought Ubisoft would be okay with XP exploits in a single-player game without any notable competitive aspects, you’ll need to think again. In a forum announcement (via ResetEra), Ubisoft says that “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.”
So XP farming quests will be pulled from the recommendation engine going forward, and will be hidden as reports of “exploitation or cheating” come in. Additionally, the terms of service will be updated in light of this, and “we will be sanctioning those who continue to willingly and intentionally misuse the tool.”