Forza Horizon 5 Auction House closed after players break economy

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Forza Horizon 5’s Auction House is closed after players managed to break the in-game economy with a credit farming exploit.

Forza Horizon 5 Auction House closed

The Forza Horizon 5 Auction House is a handy way to expand your car collection or earn extra credits to buy your dream car.


A staple Forza feature since Forza Motorsport 2 on the Xbox 360, it allows you to bid on cars or sell your unwanted cars to other players and make some extra cash.

However, the auction house in Forza Horizon 5 has been closed for over a week due to the game’s broken economy.

Forza Horizon 5

As PCGamesN reports, Forza Horizon 5’s auction house was closed after players found an exploit to earn infinite credits in Super 7 Community events. These wealthy players would then buy up everything in the auction house, hiking prices up and breaking the in-game economy as a result.

To stop this, the Forza Horizon 5 Auction House is temporarily closed until Playground Games can rebalance the game economy.

Forza Horizon 5 hotfix

In the meantime, a Forza Horizon 5 hotfix has rolled out on PC, Xbox, and Steam. While it fixes the Super 7 Exploit, the auction house is still closed at the time of writing.

“The Auction House remains unavailable as we continue to work towards a solution to rebalance the Auction House economy,” the patch notes read. “We apologise for the inconvenience, and we’ll share another update on this as soon as possible.”

Forza Horizon 5

As well as fixing the Super 7 Exploit, the hotfix also addresses other issues including a glitch in chapter 3 of the Donut Media Horizon Story where the Speed Zone wasn’t activating, graphical fixes for the 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z and 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec R, and stability improvements.

You can find a full list of changes in the Forza Horizon 5 Hotfix patch notes below.

Forza Horizon 5 Hotfix Patch Notes

Version Number:

  • Xbox One: 2.533.661.0
  • Xbox Series: 3.533.661.0
  • PC: 3.533.661.0
  • Steam: 1.533.661.0


  • Fixed an issue in chapter 3 of Donut Media @Horizon story where the Speed Zone wasn't getting activated for some players
  • Fixed an issue where some players could experience client crashes on when upgrading their cars in chapter 2 of the Donut Media @ Horizon story
  • Fixed an issue with the 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec R hood would incorrectly display when applying the C-West Street hood alongside the Rocket Bunny widebody kit
  • Fixed an issue with the 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z missing rear diffuser on the Rocket Bunny widebody kit
  • Fixed an issue with Super 7 challenges where players could get an unintended amount of credits through an exploit
  • General stability improvements