Forza Motorsport 6: Apex update offers UI and stability fixes, lets you disable Vsync

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has picked up its first update, which includes UI and performance fixes. While there isn't an option to unlock the framerate yet — that's said to be coming in a future update — you can now disable Vsync.

Here's what's new, according to the changelog:

  • Players can now disable Vsync in Apex (NOTE: This feature requires upgrading to a specific version of Windows 10 [OS Build 10586.318])
  • Stability and performance updates spanning a number of machine configurations, with specific focus on AMD devices
  • Gameplay/objective modifications to a handful of events in both the Showcase Tour and Spotlight Series
  • Improved integration between Apex and Forza Hub, as well as improved redemption flow for the free Nissan GT-R bonus car
  • Additional UI fixes and general improvements, including: Expiration times for Spotlight Series events are now shown in local time; "New" UI designation now only applies to events that are actually new; Total medals available in Spotlight Series now only counts for active events

It looks like the update is leading to errors during launch (501 Error Code). If you're facing the issue, there's a fix:

For those users who are seeing the 501 Error Code message, you can bypass this error message by holding the "Page Up" button on your keyboard and then clicking the "Quit" button in the popup. The team is continuing to investigate the root cause of these issues.

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex preview

Harish Jonnalagadda
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  • Not seeing the update quite yet, but can anybody confirm if it's a full 19GB download, or if it just downloads a patch like on other stores?
  • I can confirm no update yet
  • Not here either.
  • Installed yesterday, 300 mb.
  • It's 236 mb or so.
  • I already went through all the tracks and races on it...Hit the 100g achivement on it (finishing it). More content is what I want..
  • Beta my friend. It's free and it's beta :P Posted via the Windows Central App for Android, still love me some Windows Phones
  • Well gonna install that when i get the time, hopefully after that i'll be able to launch it on my Surface Pro 4 i5, since the actual version doesn't want to start 
  • Unfortunately it still errors at start and when I do the page down trick it still tells me below spec. I am on an i5 SB with dGPU. Not too happy. Oh well, I didn't buy it for gaming. Still frustrating though.
  • I don't think it will run on the iGPU in the Surface Pro line, it will run medium on a GTX960 (desktop card, not the 960M) at 1080/60fps but it won't go much higher. The 960 is a budget card but not bad compared to the integrated cards - I don't think the Surface Pros will handle it even on the lowest setting (I've got a SP3 and haven't bothered trying it on there)
  • I need this game on my Lumia 640XL :-p
  • Game is really nice. Getting 40+ fps (without aa) on ultra with my r7 250x. Looking forward to the steering wheel support. Want to get the logitech driving force gt :)
  • can't disable V-sync in Insider Preview (RS1) builds. The new Windows Update is only for Th2, so us users in the new build of Windows 10 won't get a feature that the people on older build is enjoying.
  • Not true. Check the options properly.
  • Not sure I want try after the load nfs put on my m18x r2
  • Why did Microsoft create a PC game that cannot run on a Surface Pro ? I understand having the right graphics card gives optimum performance but surely they could have allowed for both ?