Forza Horizon 5 Winter Wonderand Patch Notes: New Fast & Furious Cars, EventLab Props & more

Forza Horizon 5 Winter Wonderland
Credit: PlayGround Games / Xbox Game Studios

Forza Horizon 5 Winter Wonderland
Credit: PlayGround Games / Xbox Game Studios

Forza Horizon 5's Winter Wonderland update is live now, but what's included in its patch notes?

The Forza Monthly for December 2023 includes huge updates for Forza Motorsport. Alongside this though, we're getting a decently sized update for Forza Horizon 5 in the form of Winter Wonderland.

So, what's heading on its way to Mexico as part of this update? We've got the highlights, rundown and all the patch notes for Forza Horizon 5's Winter Wonderland right here!

Forza Horizon 5 Winter Wonderland Patch Notes

The main highlights of the Forza Horizon 5 Winter Wonderland update include four new classic cars that have been added to the Autoshow. These are offerings from Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Porsche made between the 1950s to the 1970s.

There are also 24 new items added to the EventLab. These include everything from new curbs and barriers, to trees, igloos and chimneys to celebrate the start of the Christmas period.

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There's also new Winter Wonderland and Car Collector accolades available. Something else that's been added is the ability to carry out secret santa to gift cars to your friends in Forza online.

Lastly, the other big change is the inclusion of five cars from the most recent Fast & Furious film "Fast X". These are mainly American muscle cars, which look and sound powerful.

Winter Wonderland Full Patch Notes

If you haven't seen what you wanted to read about above, we've got the full patch notes for the Forza Horizon 5 Winter Wonderland update below.

These are the patch notes for Horizon 5 on Xbox One, Series X | S and Windows PC and are live of the time of writing:

New Features

  • 4 Cars added to the Autoshow (Will also be available through the #Forzathon shop during Winter Wonderland Series)
    • 1953 Jaguar C-Type
    • 1958 Aston Martin DBR1
    • 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
    • 1970 Ferrari 512 S
  • 24 EventLab Props
    • Racing props featuring curbs, race barriers and brake markers
    • Winter Wonderland decorations featuring Trees, Igloo, Houses and Chimneys
  • 3 Winter Wonderland Accolades
  • 2 Car Collector Accolades
  • 1 Semi-Permanent Road Racing Route: Winter Wonderland Circuit
    • Available in Rivals from Dec 5th, can be found around the Stadium as a standalone race from Dec 7th
    • Permanent after the Winter Wonderland Series, will be available exclusively during Winter seasons in the following Series
  • 1 Badge - Own 800 unique cars

"Winter Wonderland" Limited Timed Series Features (Available from December 7th until January 4th)

  • Secret Santa returns with 2 exclusive cars unlocked based on the player's effort in sending gifts to each other (#Forzathon gifts and/or Car gift drop)
  • Evolving World: Winter Wonderland Stadium, decorations and returning Snowmen collectible
  • Forzathon Shop Gifts - Players can purchase one Forzathon shop car per week and send it as a gift to another player
  • Forzathon Shop Sales featuring some previously exclusive Festival Playlist reward cars: Dec 24th 2:30 PM UTC - Dec 26th 2:30 PM UTC, Dec 31st 2:30 PM UTC - Jan 2nd 2:30 PM UTC
  • 4 Weeks of Winter

Five “Fast X Car Pack” cars (Available from December 5th - Not included with the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass, Standard, Deluxe or Premium Editions)

  • 1966 Fast and Furious Chevrolet Impala Super Sport ‘Fast X’
  • 1970 Fast and Furious Dodge Charger ‘Fast X’
  • 1973 Fast and Furious Datsun 240Z ‘Fast X’
  • 2022 Fast and Furious Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody ‘Fast X’
  • 2022 Fast and Furious Flip Car 2.0 ‘Fast X’

Unlockable cars (Available from December 7th onwards)

  • 4 Festival Playlist Reward Cars
    • 2000 Lotus 340R
    • 2009 Lotus-2-Eleven
    • 2019 Morgan Aero GT
    • 2022 Subaru BRZ
  • 2 Secret Santa Reward Cars (based on Community collective effort in filling the Secret Santa bar by sending #Forzathon gift and/or Car gift drop to each other)
    • 2022 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50
    • 2023 Aston Martin Valkyrie

"Community Choice" Limited Timed Series Features (Available from January 4th until February 1st)

  • Community-chosen types of activities/rewards in the Festival Playlist
  • Returning Evolving World Neon Decorations in Open World and Races
  • Returning Neon Drone Show and Neon H cube collectible
  • 4 Community-made liveries featured in the Festival Playlist Photo Challenge tiles
    • Week 1 Photo Challenge - Livery by “EaglezRock”
    • Week 2 Photo Challenge - Livery by “FormFirm”
    • Week 3 Photo Challenge - Livery by “NoMagix”
    • Week 4 Photo Challenge - Livery by “STEADYY”
  • 2 Community-designed Badges
    • Badges designed by “soupmcpasta” (on the Forza Forums)
  • 16 Returning Evolving World PR Stunts

Unlockable cars (Available from January 4th onwards)

  • 8 Festival Playlist Reward Cars
    • 1969 FIAT Dino 2.0 Coupe
    • 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
    • 2006 Koeniggsegg CCX
    • 2008 Aston Martin DBS
    • 2011 McLaren 12C Coupé
    • 2012 Pagani Huayra
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  • 2016 Spania GTA Spano
  • 2016 W Motors Lykhan Hypersport
  • (Available from January 30th) 10 Previous Exclusive Reward cars added to the Autoshow (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

Bug fixes and changes

General

  • New engine audio for the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Bug ID 3917537)
  • Fixed an issue with ASL/BSL Sign Language videos not showing in Chapter 1 and 3 of Icons of Speed and Chapter 6 of Donut Media Lo-Team stories
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to auction the 2005 Ferrari FXX (Bug 3912566)
  • General performance and stability fixes

PC

  • (PC) Fixed an issue where 2022 BMW i4 and 2024 Czinger 21C front windows could become black, in first person view, when raining (Bug ID 3913092, 3916073)
  • (PC) Improvements made with graphic performance loss while driving the 2021 Audi RS e-tron GT (Bug ID 3880392)

Cars

  • Fixed an issue with the 1991 BMW M3 E30 where the intercooler upgrades with turbo were missing (Bug ID 3904815)
  • Fixed an issue with the 2019 RAESR Tachyon where anti-roll bar upgrades or tuning were missing (Bug ID 3904932)
  • Fixed an issue with the 2023 BMW M2 were the engine block had 0 displacement (Bug ID 3912445)
  • Fixed an issue with the 2023 Meyers Manx 2.0 EV where it wasn’t possible to tune the gear ratio (Bug ID 3914984)
  • Fixed an issue with the 2017 Saleen S7 LM where it wasn’t possible to paint the Sports Rear Wing (Bug ID 3915997)
  • Fixed an issue with the 2017 Saleen S7 LM where the roll cage was obstructing visibility when in first person view (Bug ID 3916830)
  • Fixed an issue with the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R where the roll cage was visible in all chassis options (Bug 3880073)
  • Fixed an issue with the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS where liveries weren’t applying to the hood (Bug 3916798)
  • Fixed an issue with the 2024 Czinger 21 where in certain instances the explode Forzavista features were not functioning correctly (Bug 3916831)
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