Forza Horizon 3 New Update Includes Performance Improvements For Four And Eight Core Setups And More

Oct 14, 2016 12:15 EDT
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Forza Horizon 3, the new entry of the series developed by Playground Games, will be getting a new update later today on both Windows 10 PC and Xbox One, introducing a variety of tweaks and improvements.

Among the most important improvements coming with the new Forza Horizon 3 update are performance improvements for four and eight core setups, stability fixes and more.

Here are the full patch notes for the update, which will launch on both formats at 7:00 PM Pacific.

Stability
· 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

Performance
· 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 toperformance 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 now available in all regions on Windows 10 PC and Xbox One. It's a great game, as testified by our Chris Wray after playing it extensively.

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