Forza Horizon 3 gets new update with lots of improvements and bug fixes


Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 has been quite a success on both Windows 10 and the Xbox One. Fans of Forza are loving the new game, and new users are also a huge fan of the game. Similar to most games, Forza Horizon 3 includes some early bug fixes and other issues. Today, Microsoft released the first ever update for the game to address some of the early known issues, as well as some other improvements. The update mostly brings fixes and improvements for Windows 10 PCs, but there are some other general improvements for the game, too.

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Some of the most notable improvements include a fix for an issue which caused the game to stutter on some Windows 10 machines with high framerates. The update also improves the general stability on Windows 10 PCs, which is always appreciated. Additionally, Microsoft is adding some new options to the Advanced Control menu for Windows 10, which now includes Steering Wheel Sensitivity, Invert Force Feedback, Centre Spring Scale, and Damping Scale options.

Here’s the full changelog:

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

If you don’t own Forza Horizon 3 yet, you can get it from the links below. As a reminder, Forza Horizon 3 is part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program, so it’ll be available on your Windows 10 PC if you buy it on your Xbox one (and vice-versa).