[RELEASE] November 30, 2021 Minor Reno Air Races Update + Statement on Cheating

Hello everyone,

The team recently deployed a small update to the Reno Air Races expansion to the Content Manager. This update consists of a few miscellaneous performance and stability improvements.

Additionally, after an investigation we have confirmed several players used exploits to cheat at the Reno Air Racing mode. The cheating players’ times have been removed from the Leaderboard, and their Reno Score has been reset to the default. The developers have identified the exploit and are working on a fix to prevent it from being used in the future. We will share more information about this when it is available.

As a reminder, using exploits to gain an unfair advantage is a violation of the Xbox Community Standards (this also applies to the PC version of Microsoft Flight Simulator).

Cheating, tampering, and the use of exploits

Since competition is best when it’s fair, a level playing field is one of the most important requirements for gaming. When people cheat, use exploits, or otherwise tamper with hardware or software to gain a competitive advantage, it ruins the experience for everyone. Because of this, cheating, tampering, and the use of exploits is never acceptable in the Xbox community. Like, never.

For example, don’t:

  • Use “mods” in games that do not allow modded content
  • Use a glitch that lets you use your character outside of a multiplayer map
  • Use specialized software to gain unfair advantage over other players
  • Use Xbox services with modified or tampered hardware
  • Manipulate game stats to gain a competitive advantage against other players
  • Use multiple profiles to unfairly manipulate your multiplayer rank
  • Try to circumvent in-game economies through “money drop lobbies”
  • Use unauthorized hardware or accessories
  • Use exploits to “duplicate” in-game items
  • Intentionally play with or support someone who uses harmful or inappropriate mods
  • Intentionally “teamkill” other players

Players who are caught cheating could have their access to all multiplayer functionality in Microsoft Flight Simulator revoked, including both Reno Air Races and regular multiplayer flights.

If you violate Xbox community standards, you may find restrictions placed on your profile and/or device. When we suspend an Xbox profile, we restrict access to features that are most closely associated with the problematic behavior. Most commonly, this means a temporary suspension that removes one or more features for a period of time. Temporary suspensions can include:

  • Restrictions on the use of online multiplayer gaming
  • Removal of the ability to send text and voice messages
  • Blocking real-time voice and text communications
  • Preventing the broadcast of live game play
  • Restrictions on the use of parties and clubs
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