Forza Motorsport arrived on Xbox Series X|S and PC earlier this month. While reviews were generally positive, Forza Motorsport’s current-gen debut was marred with an array of technical issues and glitches.
Turn 10 has addressed these issues in a community post, confirming that Forza Motorsport Update 2 will contain over 200 fixes when it arrives in mid-November.
Forza Motorsport update 2 will include over 200 fixes
“We understand how frustrating these are, especially when they may hinder your full enjoyment of the game, and we intend to resolve them as soon as possible,” Turn 10 wrote. “We are committed to supporting Forza Motorsport in the long term by delivering monthly content updates and quality-of-life improvements.”
The post goes on to say that Forza Motorsport update 2 will contain over 200 fixes for highly reported issues, focusing on areas such as the livery editor, multiplayer, and wheel support.
Even after installing the update 1.1 hotfix, some players are still experiencing the notorious infinite load screen bug where the load screen freezes when saving a quick upgrade in the Builders Cup career, resulting in career progress being lost. It’s disappointing to see Forza Motorsport released in this state for a first-party game in development for six years.
Turn 10 is “investigating this issue very carefully” and believes it has “identified the root cause.” The studio adds it hopes to “better resolve this issue soon.” Further stability improvements are also planned beyond update 2.0.
Forza Motorsport update 2 patch notes
Full patch notes will be revealed closer to release. In the meantime, Turn 10 has provided a sneak peek of the fixes we can expect in Forza Motorsport update 2.0:
- Many fixes to improve overall game stability and reduce crashes across all platforms.
- Fixed issue where players can view and unlock tunes and vinyls shared by other players.
- Fixed issue causing black paint shade to show up as grey instead of black.
- Fixed issue where only the inner barrel on factory rims is paintable.
- Fixed issue requiring shaders to recompile every time Forza Motorsport is started on AMD chipsets.
- Fixed specific game crash that occurs if headphones are plugged into the front panel.
Note – PC players using AMD 7900 XTX who encounter a crash at the end of races should download the latest AMD graphics driver to resolve this issue.
- Fixes to matchmaking as a group, party management, and invites and joins across multiplayer.
- Fixes to ensure custom liveries show up more consistently across multiplayer game modes.
- Fixes to address cases where Intermission/Launch Countdown would take much longer than expected before the start of multiplayer races.
- Fixes to automatic wet tire selection when entering an event, and fixes to fuel estimation logic.
- Fixes to title stability when resuming from a suspended state on console.
- Resolved an exploit related to changing car tune mid-race.
- Fixed issue where the game becomes stuck in the “new content update” loop when entering the main menu.
- Fixes to Replays in scenarios where Replays do not start playing, the cars do not move, or they float.
- Fixed issue with a forced camera change at the start of a race.
- Fixed issue with the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS Sport Roll Cage visual upgrade option, which removes the roof of the car when viewed in first-person.
- Fixed issue that prevented the Thrustmaster T248 LED screen from displaying race position information.
Yas Marina coming to Forza Motorsport next month
As well as bug fixes, Forza Motorsport will get its first free content update in November. Monthly updates will add new cars and tracks, with the mid-November update bringing Yas Marina to the track list. Home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina has appeared in every Forza Motorsport game since FM5 on Xbox One, so it’s not surprising to see the famous F1 circuit return. Yas Marina will be seamlessly integrated into the career mode.
More tracks will be added in future updates, including an unannounced circuit in December and the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Spring 2024. According to Turn 10’s Dan Greenawalt, Forza Motorsport’s recreation of the Green Hell will be the "most accurate Nordschleife ever available."
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