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Featured Forza Horizon 3 Updated

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 3' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

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    Turn 10 Studios have deployed an update for Forza Horizon 3, bringing a substantial number of fixes and enhancements to both the Xbox One and Windows 10 editions of the game.

    The new patch addresses several stability issues with the game, not least of which is the well known microphone issue on PC and the Xbox One crash when pausing the game mid-action. Additional to the general fixes include a nice CPU optimisation for PC users running four core setups, improvements on the occasionally lacklustre FFB, new Horizon Edition cars added to Wheelspins amongst many other enhancements.

    The full update changelog can be seen below.

    • Fixed an issue where having a microphone enabled in the game but no speech pack installed would cause the title to crash on Windows 10
    • Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some Windows 10 players when entering Maroondah Road Bucket List event
    • Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some Windows 10 and Xbox One players when joining online Bucket List Blueprint challenges with mismatched DLC
    • Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some Xbox One players when pausing the game
    • Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some players when collecting Loyalty Rewards while in a Convoy
    • Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some players when using the AMD R9 Fury X graphics card on Windows 10
    • Fixed a TDR for Windows 10 players
    • Players running four-core setups on Windows 10 should see CPU improvements
    • Improved thread layout changes for eight-core setups on Windows 10, resulting in improved performance
    • Improvement to performance in upgrades and tuning screens on Windows 10
    • Fixed a stall when driving in Byron Bay on Windows 10
    • Stall fixed when applying Drivatar liveries while driving on Windows 10
    • Stall fixed when driving in free roam on Xbox One
    Wheel Support
    • Improvements to force feedback dead zone and FFB performance when driving on tarmac on both Xbox One and Windows 10
    • Fixed a bug so that wheel button prompts now match the in-game bindings on Windows 10
    • Actions that must be mapped are now identified in the UI and number of actions that must be mapped has been reduced on Windows 10
    General Improvements
    • Fix for photo mode being blurry for some Windows 10 players
    • Groove music playback improvements on Xbox One
    • Upgrade basket UI now supports mouse input for Windows 10
    • Fix for bug that prevented Windows 10 players from progressing past the Start screen with no internet connection
    • Added Master Volume option for Windows 10 players
    • Fix to Advanced Camera functionality in left and top views in Paintshop (Xbox One and Windows)
    • Fix to enable Rewind when returning from Co-Op to Solo (Xbox One and Windows)
    • Added option to mute microphones in-game (Xbox One and Windows)
    • Player can now continue driving when fuel runs out (Xbox One and Windows)
    Gameplay Changes
    • Horizon Edition cars that boost either Skills or XP no longer provide a benefit in Online Adventure
    • Fixed an issue where the Perk “The XP Bump” worked in Online Adventure. Now it provides no benefit outside of single player racing
    • Added a 30-second cooldown to the Drift Tap Skill
    • Reduced the amount of XP awarded for banking Skill Chains
    • Reduced 3-Star score target on the following Drift Zones: Mountain Scramble, Mountain Foot, Reservoir, and Gold Mine
    • Previous Horizon Edition cars removed from Wheelspins; new Horizon Edition cars added. The new HE cars are the BAC Mono Horizon Edition , Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Horizon Edition, Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV Horizon Edition, Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series Horizon Edition, MG Metro 6R4 Horizon Edition, MINI Cooper S Horizon Edition, and the Subaru Impreza 22B STi Horizon Edition
    • Added the name of the current Championship to Car Select in Online Adventure to help players choose a suitable car
    • Horizon Edition cars display the correct bonus for Wheelspins
    • Fixed an issue where the Landmarks stat was incorrectly listed as 21 instead of 19, stopping players reaching 100 percent complete

    Forza Horizon 3 is available for Windows 10 and Xbox One right now.

    Check out the Forza Horizon 3 sub forum for the latest news and discussions regarding the new Horizon title. Join in the discussion today.

    How do you find the new updated for Horizon 3? Is the game meeting your expectations? Let us know in the comments section below!
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  2. M D Gourley

    M D Gourley
    Premium Member

    Being a hardcore PC Sim racer / Driver I have been watching a lot of You Tube videos of FH3 and I would have to say I am very tempted to the dark side with this console Game...lol
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  3. It's quite a remarkable open world car game, beautiful terrain, lighting, weather, car lineup and a massive feature list. And all I play are primarily racing sims, nice change.
    What I like is FH3 doesn't force you to play a certain way - pick your own pace! I just love driving the countryside in an old classic listening to tunes, street racing in a muscle car, or a cross-country blast through the outback in a trophy truck, buggie, or rally monster!
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  4. I bought the Deluxe Edition of FH3 and from what I and a friend who also purchased it have experienced, this game is yet another broken, poorly-ported shitshow from Microsoft Studios. After the 3 aggravating days of downloading it, as I have 4.40gb down internet and I screwed it up several times , I got into the game and as I, like many first-timers, got the hang of the physics and gameplay found it had several glaring performance issues.The most common problems we encountered: massive frame drops, game-breaking graphical errors, unexplained crashes, missing textures and other broken features. Now the fact me and him both run Mid-tier AMD rigs, we experienced issues with drivers, even after the latest update, 16.10.1 if you did not know. Along with performance issues, the two of us came to have a great hatred of trees and drivitards as they are a hindrance when you are going through a drift zone, speed trap and other XP stunt areas. Plus, they cause racing to become a massive flustercluck of biblical proportions and as there is no option to remove traffic during race events It becomes frustrating very quickly . Now before I have an aneurysm, I must say the act of building a car to your specifications or performance high is the most enjoyable things ever and when you can race properly it also very enjoyable and rewarding. Though it may be a length of time until this problem child of game can be enjoyed to it's full potential, I am very certain many will enjoy it.
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  5. Day one performance was horrible,but the last 2 patches have all but erased any issues I had,probably the best looking racer around.
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  6. I think this game is great. The graphics are fantastic. And the physics are just good enough to not feel like its on rails(NFS series), but arcade enough to make it fun as hell. I just kick back admire the graphics and play this with a xbox one controller. If i want a serious drive, ill just boot up a real sim. The latest update got rid of a lot of stutter but its still nowhere near as optimized as Gears of war 4.
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  7. MS store honors refunds you just need to go on chat.
    Too bad it didn't work for you, the game is truly great.
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  8. Been playing this game almost non-stop, I've probably amassed more cars in this game than I ever did in the previous games in the series combined. I also can't wait what the first expansion will be :D

    I feel sorry for all those on the PC who still have to deal with the technical issues as an Xbox One player though...
  9. The latest patch does help greatly, I play max out since day one but had to turn off msaa. With the latest patch I am able to turn msaa to 2x and get barely any frame drops. I don't OC my gpu and I am playing in 4k.
  10. Dude, can we help each other out with the forzathon coming up please ? to win the car you have to win a drag race. I could let you win and you could do the same to me. I have yet to play online, to get that car you have to win a drag race in the car meet. Is the car meet random people or can you set it up to play against someone of your choosing ? if we can do it with someone of our choosing, I would really like to help each other out.
  11. I don't have XBL Gold unfortunately (probably won't get it anyway), so I can't help you with that. Sorry :(
  12. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    We* still experience loads of "disconnected" and ctd issues on PC, so looking forward to more patches!

    A local gang of 7 crazy Norwegians.
  13. Bought it a week before release through the Windows store so I could have it on both PC and console.

    Still haven't managed to fire it up to have a crank.

    On my PC it continually downloaded 26.6GB of game data, then crashed, reset, and started again, Until it used up our entire monthly allocation of internet.

    20 days without the internet, and everyday I had to re-explain to the wife why she couldn't watch Netflix...