Yeah it seems that the Credit cheat is the obvious most risky "bet" you take to survive the banhammer.
I would recommend using freeze/spin options only in SP races, it nets you more credits "legit" this way, and you earn TONS of Credits and Cars anyway just by playing.
Once you get your new hdd set up, your account set up and play, DONT log into your banned account at all. If you do, even though you did not cheat on new account you will get banned again. So if you can get a new HDD, new account, just use that, and never swap to old banned account ever again.
This account and its associated Windows PC were issued permanent suspensions from Forza Horizon 4 for the use of unauthorized modification tools to obtain a large amount of/maximum credits, scoring, and/or wheelspins. Should any account attempt to access Forza Horizon 4 via the banned device, it will become locked from all non-strictly single player content.
Cheating disrupts the gaming experience for other players and diminishes their hard work and dedication. Developers work extremely hard to publish quality Turn 10 Studios’ and Playground Games titles, and players play hard to enjoy them. To ensure that players continue to have a positive experience, we cannot allow cheating in any form. Due to the severity of the violation, we can no longer trust the account or it’s associated PCs on Forza Horizon 4.
Furthermore, upon account creation, the Microsoft Code of Conduct is read and accepted, thus ensuring us that our players are aware of the potential repercussions for breaking the rules set in place by said document.
Please note that further behavior of this type will result in more stringent enforcement action, up to and including further permanent suspension of accounts and/or associated PCs and consoles.
For more information on what is, and is not acceptable, as well as what can result in enforcement action, please give the following short page a read:
Microsoft's Code of Conduct Explained for Xbox Live Customers
Now if you read this, u can figure out on your own, what they look for to ban you, and how to avoid a ban.
[Edited by Jaks, 8/8/2019 4:16:10 PM]
However after watching my tv show, i am gonna follow these steps:
I got 30 year ban for using cheat engine modding in credits.
I can confirm it is a hwid or really... A OS install + Xbox live account ban into forza server list. It's not truly a hwid ban if you reinstall windows using same hw and it will work.
1) windows + cheating account banned first. I tried changing IP, using VPN, install new hardware like a new ssd as secondary drive. Nothing worked.
2) windows + new Xbox live account, same Microsoft store/windows account since this is the account that paid for the game. I didn't see the banned from the forza messages but i had IPSEC error connecting to their servers. They're actively preventing you from joining things like forzathon/auction house/livery/tunes downloads
3) new window installation + new Xbox account as above, the ban carried over. Now your new install is tainted and added to the IPSEC blocks. I even registered another xbox live account and played through prologue and still got ipsec blocks.
4) I reinstalled windows another time, a third new Xbox live account, never touch the two old account, and I've been playing online for 2+ months now.
So if you get banned, just reinstall fresh windows, use original Microsoft store account, sign out of cheated xbox live accounts and register a new one.
Others confirmed that to be working. I will also make sure, i will install the game on my external harddrive, not on my c drive again. However i have to make sure, all data in regards to banned account is removed, including save files etc.