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Forza Horizon 5 Lunar New Year Update Patch Notes: New Cars, Returning Cars Added to Autoshow & more


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The Forza Horizon 5 Lunar New Year Update patch notes are in!

A new update is live for Forza Horizon 5 to celebrate the Lunar New Year, a.k.a. The Chinese New Year. Horizon makes regular updates to celebrate festivals and new seasons, so this is a very welcome surprise.

We've already had updates for Winter, Summer, and Mexico's most famous holiday, the Dia de Muertos. So, what's included in this update? We've got everything you need to know right here!

Forza Horizon 5 Lunar New Year Update Patch Notes

Forza is nothing without its cars, so it's not a surprise some new rides have been added to Horizon 5. There are four "Chinese Lucky Stars" that are separate from the general update.

There are also five unlockable cars that will be available from 1 February onwards thanks to the latest Festival Playlist.

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There are also some new limited timed series features as well that will run throughout the month of February.

The big takeaway from this update, though, is that Previous Exclusive Reward cars will be added to the Autoshow. In total, there are 13 cars that are being included in the Autoshow, which we'll outline in the full patch notes below:

Forza Horizon 5 Lunar New Year Update Full Patch Notes

Version Number:

  • Xbox One: 2.632.634.0
  • Xbox Series: 3.632.634.0
  • PC: 3.632.634.0
  • Steam: 1.632.634.0

New Features (Available from January 30th)

  • 13 Previous Exclusive Reward cars added to the Autoshow
    • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
    • 2020 Xpeng P7
    • 2021 Lynk & Co 03
    • (Part of the Community Choice Series - voted by players)
      • 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
      • 1964 Ferrari #24 Spa 330 P4
      • 1965 Peel Trident
      • 1971 Porsche #23 917/20
      • 1990 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer
      • 2010 Aston Martin One-77
      • 2010 Ferrari 599XX
      • 2018 Italdesign Zerouno
      • 2021 Lamborghini Siàn Roadster
      • 2021 Rimac Nevera
  • 9 Lunar New Year EventLab Props
    • 3 Decorations: Lunar Dragon Head, Body, Tail
    • 1 Ramp & Platforms: Lunar Lookout
    • 2 Walls & Fences: Lunar Barriers featuring snap functionality
    • 2 Signs & Flags: Lunar Flags
    • 1 Gameplay: Firework box
  • 1 Lunar New Year Collector Accolade

4 “Chinese Lucky Stars” Car Pack cars (Available from January 30th - Not included with the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass, Standard, Deluxe or Premium Editions)

  • 2012 Volkswagen Santana
  • 2022 Lynk & Co 05+
  • 2022 Wuling Hongguang Mini EV Macaron
  • 2023 MG Cyberster
  • 5 Unlockable cars (Available from February 1st onwards)
  • Festival Playlist Reward Cars
  • 2020 Hyundai i30N
  • 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 6
  • 2022 Hyundai Kona
  • 2022 Lynk & Co 02 HB
  • 2023 MG MG7

"Lunar New Year" Limited Timed Series Features (Available from February 1st to February 29th)

  • Evolving World: Stadium Drift Arena
  • Evolving World: Dragon Drone Show
  • Evolving World: Fireworks collectible
  • 2 Badges: Feeling Lucky, Lunar Dragon
  • Returning Extended Nights (Similar to Midnights at Horizon Series)

Bug fixes and changes

General

  • Improvements made to a few instances where players were getting an error message while trying to redeem car gifts through the in-game message center (e.g. Secret Santa car rewards) (Bug ID 3921061)
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes players were kicked out of the Weekly Trial after round 1 (Bug 3896979)
  • Fixed an issue in Photo Mode where “Tropical Storm” and “Dust Storm” weather presets were not available in Spring Season (for Dust Storm) and Autumn Season (for Tropical Storm) (Bug ID 392532)
  • Fixed a series of issues where ASL and BSL videos in Hot Wheels Campaign, Icons of Speed, Donut Media Hi and Lo team stories were missing or inconsistent
  • Added attachment nodes to Grey and Red Concrete Barriers in EventLab
  • General performance and stability fixes

Cars

  • Improvements made to the 2008 Aston Martin DBS engine audio (Bug ID 3922400)
  • Fixed a number of issues with the 2023 Aston Martin Valkyrie
    • Suspension arms were disappearing when painting the vehicle (Bug ID 3922094)
    • Shifting lights on steering wheel not working correctly (Bug ID 3922242)
    • Missing Aston Martin badge on the hood (Bug ID 3922093)
  • Fixed an issue with the 2022 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS where the front bumper was incorrectly modeled (Bug ID 3918051)
  • Fixed an issue with the 1970 Fast X Dodge Charger where the blower top area mounted an incorrect material (Bug 3919361)
  • Fixed an issue with the 1966 Fast X Chevrolet Impala where the car had no backfire visual effects (Bug ID 3917835)
  • Fixed an issue on the 2022 Gordon Murray T.50 where it wasn’t possible to trigger explode/implode on the vehicle in ForzaVista (Bug ID 3917568)

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