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Hockenheim Confirmed for Forza Motorsport in Update 3


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nother month brings a new Forza Monthly for December 2023. There's a lot that was covered during the official Forza YouTube channel's broadcast, as we head into the final major updates to Forza in 2023.

There's a new patch coming to Forza Motorsport, as Update 3.0 was officially revealed today. There's also updates to Motorsport's spotlight cars, Car Pass Cars, Rivals events, multiplayer races and a whole lot more!

We've got everything you need to know about the December 2023 Forza Monthly update right here!

Forza Monthly December 2023

Forza Motorsport has a lot of circuits already included with the game. Each new monthly update appears to be adding a new track to the roster and December will be the turn of the Hockenheimring.

Hockenheim is one of the premium racing venues that Germany has to offer and has hosted Formula 1 Grands Prix as recently as 2019. Hockenheim has also hosted races in MotoGP, DTM and the World Sportscar Championship.

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There will be three layouts of Hockenheim available to players in Forza Motorsport. There's the Full, National and Short circuits, all of which present different challenges to racers.

Race Suits

There will be a huge 33 new driver suits available to Forza Motorsport players when this update drops. These suits will unlock three-at-a-time when you reach a driver level of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100.

If you’ve already reached these levels before the update, you will be retroactively awarded them when you boot the game up after updating.

Spotlight Cars

Spotlight cars are featured in the Showroom every week and Forza has confirmed which wheels will be given the spotlight treatment for December through to mid-January.

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The following are the next five Spotlight Cars between 14th December and 18th January:

  • 2020 Automobili Pininfarina Battista - 14th - 21st December
  • 2022 Ferrari 296 GTB - 21st - 28th December
  • 2021 McLaren Sabre - 28th December - 4th January
  • 2023 Aston Martin Valkyrie - 4th - 11th January
  • 2015 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo - 11th - 18th January

There's no doubt that this fearsome five will be some of the fastest and most technologically advanced motors within Forza Motorsport.

Car Pass

Players who have the Forza Car Pass are able to get a new car every week for the first 30 weeks of Forza Motorsport's release.

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Those that have purchased the Deluxe and Premium Editions of the game will get the following cars over the next six weeks:

  • 2018 Chevrolet #23 Ruman Racing TA Corvette - 14th December
  • 1985 Buick #6 Performance Motorsports Somerset Regal Trans-Am - 21st December
  • 2021 Cadillac #31 Whelen Racing DPi-V.R - 28th December
  • 2018 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán Super Trofeo Evo - 4th January
  • 1983 Porsche #11 John Fitzpatrick Racing 956 - 11th January

These are all available to purchase with a 30% discount using in-game credits. These vehicles are able to be used in the Contemporary Tour, as well as Spotlight Series events in Featured Multiplayer and Rivals.

Contemporary Tour

Speaking of the Contemporary Tour, this is a new Career Series coming to the game as part of Update 3. This fits into the Spotlight cars very well, as these races involve cutting-edge modern supercars.

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This includes four events each week from 14th - 21st December to 11th - 18th January, except for 28th December - 4th January

  • Italian Ingenuity - 14th - 21st December
  • Hybrid Ferocity - 21st - 28th December
  • Tip of the Spear - 4th - 11th January
  • Valkyrie Challenge - 11th - 18th January

Players will have until 31st January to complete this tour and if they manage this, they'll unlock the absolute monster that is the 2022 Pagani Huayra R.

British Marques Open Tour

But wait, there's more! The Open Tour is also getting a new tour in the form of the British Marques Open Tour.

This is the event players take part in to continue their journey with their favourite cars. The rides you've chosen to take part in the Builders Cup series can be levelled up even higher here.

As the name suggests, your opponents will be utilising cars from the UK, so those made by Jaguar, Lotus, Aston Martin and Mini will all be on-track.

New Multiplayer Series

Multiplayer isn't left out of the party either, as new content will be coming the way of Forza Motorsport online.

There are events for a variety of car classes available each week of Update 3's time period, all of which are showcased below:

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These vary from the thrilling Formula 70s Series for S Class and C Class cars between 21st and 28th December to a Mazda Miata Spec Series between 4th and 11th January.

Rivals

Further to the new Spotlight cars, there are also featured rivals updates too. The highlight of the Rivals challenges is the challenge around the new Hockenheim circuit that features the 2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE.

Forza VIP members will also be able to take on the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe Forza Edition in Kyalami.

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The full list of Rivals events for Update 3 are as follows:

  • Featured Track - Hockenheim - 14th December - 18th January
  • Nocturnal Predator (VIP only) - 14th December - 18th January
  • Spotlight - Automobili - 14th - 21st December
  • Spotlight - Ferrari - 21st - 28th December
  • Spotlight - McLaren - 28th December - 4th January
  • Spotlight - Aston Martin - 4th - 11th January

Logitech Challenge

Update 3 will also signal the start of Stage 2 of the Logitech McLaren G Challenge. Signing up on the LogitechG Discord server will give you the chance to win a VIP racing experience with McLaren.

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Once you're registered, you'll need to set the fastest lap you can at the Hakone circuit in the 2021 McLaren 765LT Coupe. The best drivers in each region will go through to the semifinals, which take place in February 2024.

Update 3

Just like Update 2, Update 3 will be a big one in terms of the improvements to quality of life and bug fixes within Forza Motorsport. The performance of Forza Motorsport should overall be better and more stable particularly on lower-end PCs.

The highlights Turn 10 shared include fixing the Driver Level reset bug, re-balancing the car's front and rear downforce levels when drafting and fixing the custom wheel input reset bug.

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Full patch notes should follow tomorrow (5th December) and we'll cover that in a separate article. The next update to Motorsport will be Update 4, which is confirmed to go live sometime in mid-January.

Update 3 will go live to all players on Xbox Series X | S and Windows PC from 14th December, so that'll be a nice early Christmas present for the Forza community.

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