Forza Horizon 3 October update arrives, “The Smoking Tire Car Pack” released

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Forza Horizon 3 has barely been out for a week (check out our review), and Playground Games is already releasing an update with fixes and the first monthly car pack. The update provides fixes for both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of the game, and the car pack includes 7 new vehicles for racing around Australia.

The full list of fixes include:

Windows 10

  • Fixed a performance issue on Windows 10 that caused stuttering with high or unlocked framerates on certain hardware configurations
  • Improved stability on Windows 10
  • Disable mouse move detection while driving
  • The Windows 10 video options screen will no longer ask users to save when no changes have been made
  • Additional options have been added to the Windows 10 Advanced Controller Menu. These include:
    • Steering wheel sensitivity
    • Invert Force Feedback
    • Centre spring scale
    • Damping scale
  • Fixed a problem where pre-order cars and the Halo Warthog were not appearing in the Windows 10 version of the game for some players

Wheel Improvements

  • Logitech G27 is now registered correctly on Windows 10, so the correct default mapping will be applied
  • All wheels with enough buttons have had the horn added to their default mappings on Windows 10
  • Fix to dead zones for acceleration and braking axes on wheels
  • Default mappings for all TX Racing Wheel variants
  • Fixed a bug where custom input mappings would not save successfully

General Improvements

  • The Social and Rivals tabs will now unlock for players with Xbox Live Silver accounts
  • Fixed a bug where the racing line would sometimes disappear
  • Controller hot swapping is now available. Players can switch between controllers/their keyboard whenever they choose (including the wheel)
  • Various content fixes for cars

The first monthly car pack to arrive in the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, “The Smoking Tire Car Pack” featured 7 new vehicles. The car pack is available as part of the Car Pass as well as the Ultimate Edition version of the game, or you can purchase it separately for $7 in the Xbox Store.

Here come the POPO (sorta)!

“The Smoking Tire Car Pack” includes the following vehicles:

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan
  • 2000 Lotus 340R
  • 2016 Pagani Huayra BC
  • 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
  • 2016 GTA Spano
  • 2016 BMW M2 Coupé
  • 1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade

What do you think about the October update and “The Smoking Tire Car Pack” for Forza Horizon 3? Are you enjoying the game so far? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Last Updated on October 17, 2016.


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