Forza Horizon 3 gets its first patch, here's what has been fixed and improved

Forza Horizon 3
Forza Horizon 3

Microsoft has released the first patch for Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox One and Windows 10, with a number of fixes and improvements for the open-road racing game.

The change log is available on the official Forza website:

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

Microsoft added that the game's developer's Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games are working on more fixes and improvements "including force feedback and wheel support, general stability and performance, and more."

Check out our Forza Horizon 3 review

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John Callaham
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  • I was wondering if that was just me. Is there somewhere we can report that bug? I don't ususally think about bug reports for games.
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