Titled 'Service Check', the new and rather sizable update for Forza Horizon 4 is now available on all platforms.
Heading to the popular open world racer hot on the heels of the big route creator update from back on the 23rd October, the new build release and round of feature and game improvements is yet another welcome step forward for the popular racing title from Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games, and again helps push Horizon 4 further in front of its rival arcade racing games as the 'go to' piece of high octane racing software on the Xbox One console.
Although historically a console focussed game, Horizon 4 of course continues to benefit from the association with computing giants Microsoft, and is now available for Windows 10 PC, with much of the update changelog today focussing on the PC version of the game - a relatively new platform for the Forza franchise and one that the developers appear to be quickly mastering as they look to move into new territories with this very successful and long running racing game franchise.
Service Check Update Notes:
Painting and Upgrade Options
New Advanced Car Painting options have been added to a number of cars – including the 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport -- allowing you to more easily paint sub-groups. This includes the ability to paint subsections of wheel rims.
New Wheel Rims
Series 3 also includes 41 wheel rims across 22 wheel brands, all of which will be found in the upgrade garage. This gives players the opportunity to further customize their favorite vehicles, as well as the chance to import tunes from previous Forza Horizon or Forza Motorsport games that they previously weren’t able to because a particular wheel type was missing.
Horizon Racing Cup
The Horizon Festival challenges you to win 12 seasonal championships with a prize pool worth millions of credits. For each event you must carefully choose and upgrade your car and compete against Drivatars or other players to win.
New Seasons & Quality of Life Improvements
In addition to new features coming along with the update, players can look forward to new seasonal new events, new cars, and new content in the game. Four new exclusive cars are on their way, along with eight brand new cars coming to the game for Car Pass owners.
The Series 3 update also includes quality of life optimizations designed to make players’ lives easier in the game. This includes the ability to bulk add DLC cars to the player garage – no need to individual purchase DLC cars to add them to your collection. Players can also now skip the post-race reward sequence, letting them get back to the action that much quicker. In addition, this update includes numerous fixes and improvements to game features like Route Blueprint, Team Adventure, and more. For more on the improvements coming to Forza Horizon 4 with the Series 3 update, see release notes below:
- Implemented multi-material color selection for a number of cars and rims, as well as adding in a number of new to Horizon rims.
- Added the ability to bulk add DLC cars to the player garage.
- Fixed an issue where Xbox Game Pass holders were not entitled to the Formula Drift pack.
- Fixed an issue where players would not receive rewards for completing a seasonal PR stunt they already completed.
- Fixed an issue where some players were not receiving double #Forzathon points after re-purchasing Lake Lodge.
- Improved UI to make it clearer when players are earning double #Forzathon points.
- Fixed an issue to keep players grouped together after finishing a #Forzathon Live Event.
- Fixed an issue with Route Blueprint where the player was placed at the incorrect finish point after completing a custom route.
- Fixed the camera issues caused by rewinding immediately after placing a checkpoint in Route Blueprint.
- Fixed an issue in Route Blueprint where players could run out of checkpoints preventing them from being able to finish route creation.
- Added information to the Route Blueprint UI to show how many checkpoints have been placed, and how many are left to be placed.
- Fixed an exploit in Route Blueprint for farming Pass Skills from AI cars.
- Fixed an exploit that allowed players to enter Rivals events in cars which did not match the restrictions.
- Fixed an issue where players in Private Adventures were able to select cars which did not meet the restrictions.
- Fixed an issue where players would sometimes be unable to navigate up and down on the vinyl select screen in the Livery Editor.
- Reduced the cost of some engine swap upgrades.
- Fixed an exploit to extend the length of Skill Songs.
- Fixed an issue where Car Pass 'New Cars' game alert would appear too early.
- Fixed an issue where only one player on a team would receive the award from the Trial and Seasonal Championships.
- Fixed an issue in co-op Showcases where pausing the game would prevent opponents from moving.
- Added the ability to skip forward during post-race sequences.
- Added notifications to show when the players is connecting to Horizon Life post event.
- Fixed an issue with civilian traffic not appearing in Horizon Live.
- Various stability fixes.
- Fixed an issue that was preventing players from being able to delete custom wheel settings.
- No Xbox-specific fixes.
Forza Horizon 4 is available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC now.
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