Forza Horizon 2 doesn't connect to the Internet

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Today, I went back to Forza Horizon 2 again for my Daily Drivatar Rewards, but then I noticed that some of the options in the Menu, like Social, are grayed out. I can't read my own Mail or even look at what Designs are made by others, but Drivatars are still going around the Map. I also can't visit my own Club or get the Club Tier rewards, which are the best way of earning Credits in the game, making grinding an even bigger slog.

I don't get why this is happening. I tried to restart my Xbox Series X, but no use. I had been wanting to get a bunch of Designs for my Cars, as well as ease the grind, but it feels impossible at the moment. I don't want to believe that all Internet Functionality went the way of Gran Turismo 6 without some sort of Announcement or Message. Can this be fixed, or is it just a small bug with one of Playground Games' Servers? I'm feeling genuinely confused. Everything else on my Xbox Series X that uses the Internet, like the Rewards Program, works, but not this game.

EDIT: Forza Horizon 3 also suffers from the same exact problem.
 
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Today, I went back to Forza Horizon 2 again for my Daily Drivatar Rewards, but then I noticed that some of the options in the Menu, like Social, are grayed out. I can't read my own Mail or even look at what Designs are made by others, but Drivatars are still going around the Map. I also can't visit my own Club or get the Club Tier rewards, which are the best way of earning Credits in the game, making grinding an even bigger slog.

I don't get why this is happening. I tried to restart my Xbox Series X, but no use. I had been wanting to get a bunch of Designs for my Cars, as well as ease the grind, but it feels impossible at the moment. I don't want to believe that all Internet Functionality went the way of Gran Turismo 6 without some sort of Announcement or Message. Can this be fixed, or is it just a small bug with one of Playground Games' Servers? I'm feeling genuinely confused. Everything else on my Xbox Series X that uses the Internet, like the Rewards Program, works, but not this game.

EDIT: Forza Horizon 3 also suffers from the same exact problem.

Not sure if its same issue, but someone on here had something similar in the past @Mr Grumpy ?? and it was down to something like privacy/security settings set for parental guidance on the machine itself, so it might be worth checking those?

EDIT: I don't have online as I dont have Xbox Gold, so the biggest issue for me is not getting the Forza Rewards credits.

Regardless, I have the same issue as above on my Xbox OneX :grumpy:

Is it the same for everyone?

Can anyone help?
 
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Not sure if its same issue, but someone on here had something similar in the past @Mr Grumpy ?? and it was down to something like privacy/security settings set for parental guidance on the machine itself, so it might be worth checking those?

EDIT: I don't have online as I dont have Xbox Gold, so the biggest issue for me is not getting the Forza Rewards credits.

Regardless, I have the same issue as above on my Xbox OneX :grumpy:

Is it the same for everyone?

Can anyone help?

Just thought I'd add to this on my latest findings.

It is not the same for FH3 where I CAN still access tunes, however when I tried to access and download tunes on FH2 last night, they sort of showed up as being available (but without any detail other than basic PP) but when I tried to download the tune it came up with a "cannot contact server" error.

Luckily the "auto tune" function still works.

But basically the online and community for this title is now dead and non functioning. And if you have any tunes or decals that you uploaded, without a fix being applied, you've potentially now lost them all forever unless you can access them in another FM or FH game?

However, I think FM7 has been unable to import decals for months already, from what I've read in other threads?

I am fully aware that FH2 is a long past game, and its certainly unreasonable to expect bug fixes to be applied. However, I *do* feel that server issues at their end are not the same as "bug fixes" of issues with the software itself.
 
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And now I can't download Designs in Forza Horizon 2 again and, even though I can access the Social Tab again, I haven't received the Daily Drivatar rewards for 2 days now. The Social Tab and other features are also still missing as usual in Forza Horizon 3.
 
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@SportCoaster the servers are back so you should be able to join clubs and download tunes and designs. Not sure about drivatars earnings, but those are small anyway. Rivals is a much, much better mode to earn money.
 
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@SportCoaster the servers are back so you should be able to join clubs and download tunes and designs. Not sure about drivatars earnings, but those are small anyway. Rivals is a much, much better mode to earn money.

You were saying? Nothing changed. I've changed my DNS and NAT Settings, too, still can't download Designs or get Daily Drivatar Rewards. It has now been like this for 5 days.
 
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You were saying? Nothing changed. I've changed my DNS and NAT Settings, too, still can't download Designs or get Daily Drivatar Rewards. It has now been like this for 5 days.
Yesterday I installed the game again and the servers were down like you said. Today I started it again and noticed that Social, Clubs and Rivals were available. So I went to the garage and was able to download tunes and designs. Now that I started the game again I can't download tunes/designs again. Thou I can still do Rivals and Clubs. I even recived 5000 credits from my Drivatar.
Anyway it's definitely a server, not a game issue. I'm to old to have fun in trolling people, but I don't have any proof. I know it worked. Be patient.... it will come back.
 
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Yesterday I installed the game again and the servers were down like you said. Today I started it again and noticed that Social, Clubs and Rivals were available. So I went to the garage and was able to download tunes and designs. Now that I started the game again I can't download tunes/designs again. Thou I can still do Rivals and Clubs. I even recived 5000 credits from my Drivatar.
Anyway it's definitely a server, not a game issue. I'm to old to have fun in trolling people, but I don't have any proof. I know it worked. Be patient.... it will come back.

Currently Social and Rivals are up, but Clubs are down and Designs are unavailable.

I got my Forza Hub rewards (most importantly) but no Drivatar reward.

I think this must be the latest Horizon Wheelspin... depending on where the spin lands, decides which features dont work today :lol:
 
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I think this must be the latest Horizon Wheelspin... depending on where the spin lands, decides which features dont work today :lol:
It's is weird indeed. Clubs are still available for me. And I even changed the club just to be sure. And I could do that too. I can also see members that are active.