Forza Motorsport Update 2: Yas Marina Circuit, New Spotlight Cars & more

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Credit: Turn 10 / Xbox Game Studios

Forza Motorsport update 2 is the first post-launch update for Forza Motorsport.

2023's Forza Motorsport game has proven to be a lot of fun and you can read what we think of the game in our full review. This is the first time that Turn 10 has updated Forza Motorsport since its release in October.

There are a lot of big changes under the hood of the game, but also some content expansions such as a brand new circuit to race around. So, let's dive into everything you need to know about Forza Motorsport Update 2.

Update: Forza Motorsport Update 2 is now live - you can check out the full patch notes here.

Forza Motorsport Update 2

The main highlight of Forza Motorsport Update 2 is the addition of the Yas Marina Circuit to the game. Formula 1 fans will know Yas Marina very well, as it hosts the real-life Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

There will be four layouts of the UAE-based circuit to enjoy in Forza Motorsport. These are the Full, North and South Circuits, as well as the North Corkscrew configurations.

The following tournaments will be refreshed to feature Yas Marina: Built for Sport, Premium Performance, C8 Challenge and S Class Open Series. Yas Marina will also be featured in the new Prestige Tour, as well as the Forza GT and Forza Touring Car Spec Series in Featured Multiplayer, and Featured Rivals events.

For a full summary of everything included in Forza Motorsport Update 2, Turn 10 has handily got them all on the below image. There are too many to list as a whole in this article, but everything is included here:

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Spotlight Cars

Like all big Forza updates, there will be new Spotlight cars through the next month. These cars will be available for a 30% credit discount for a week starting when Update 2 goes live next week:

  • 2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S - 16-23 Nov
  • 2016 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce - 23-30 Nov
  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 Cup - 23-30 Nov
  • 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport - 30 Nov - 7 Dec
  • 2017 Saleen S7 LM - 7-14 Dec
  • 2016 Spania GTA Spano - 7-14 Dec
  • 2020 MG #20 MH6 XPower - 7-14 Dev
  • 2022 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 - 7-14 Dec

Forza VIP Members will also get an exclusive 15% discount on the 2019 Ferrari monza SP2 between 16th November and 13 December.

Car Pass Cars

Car Pass brings new cars to your garage every week throughout Forza Motorsport's life cycle if you bought either the Deluxe or Premium editions of Forza. The next four have been confirmed by Turn 10.

The first is the 1965 Lotus #1 Team Lotus Type 40, a classic Lotus sports racing car from the height of Lotus' power in the 60s. This will drop on 16th November.

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The Lotus will be followed by the 2019 McLaren #03 720S GT3 on 23rd November, 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT3 on 30th November and 2019 Peugeot #7 DG Sport Competition 308 on 7th December.

Prestige Tour

A new feature that's coming to Forza Motorsport is the Prestige Tour. There are four "Tours" in here, British GT, V12 Power, Maximum Velocity and Boutique Builds.

If you're an enthusiast of any of these automotive subcultures, this is nothing short of heavenly.

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There are some serious motors involved in these tours as well, and we're excited to learn more about them when they go live in November and December.

All will last until 28th December, so there's plenty of chances to complete them. They start with British GT on 16th November and finishing with Boutique Builds on 7th December.

Italian Open Tour

Forza Update 2 is updating the Builders Cup Open Class Tour to include Italian manufacturers. Lamborghini, Maserati and Ferrari cars will be on show.

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The prize for coming out on top is a 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB. CBAS series will be available from 16th November until 14th December.

Another four weeks of fresh content can be found in the featured multiplayer series. Starting with the Vintage Le Mans Sportscars between 16th and 22nd November, these will test your skills to the limit.

Next up are the Subaru BRZ Spec Series between 23rd and 29th November.

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The Birth of Grand Prix between 9th November and 6th December will be a nostalgia-fest for those who enjoy piloting pre-Formula 1 Grand Prix cars.

Lastly, there's the Forza P2 Series between 7th and 13th December that will have some of the fastest cars in Forza Motorsport on show.

Features Rivals Update

The final part of this Forza Motorsport update is the addition of five new Features Rivals events. Each of these highlights one of the new Spotlight cars from before.

There is also an event at the new Yas Marina Circuit, which has a 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko featured within it.

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The five featured Rivals are as follows:

  • Aston Martin Vantage '13
  • Aventador '16
  • Bugatti Veyron
  • GMA T.50

VIP Members also get exclusive access to a month-long event that has a 2019 Veloster N Forza Edition on the Lime Rock Full Circuit.

Patch notes

Forza Motorsport 2's full patch notes will be released by the developers when the update goes live on 14th November. However, the "highlights" of patched features include the follow:


  • Many fixes to improve overall game stability and reduce crashes across all platforms.
  • Livery Editor
  • 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.
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  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Fixed issue in the Featured Multiplayer menu where countdown timer would appear on Series that had not yet started.
  • Adjusted event schedule to provide more variation in Event start times.
  • Fixed issue where Race End timer did not appear for players who had already finished the race.


  • Fixed an issue where players could encounter an infinite loading screen when saving a Quick Upgrade in the Builders Cup Career Mode.
  • 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 a number of Builders Cup Exploit allowing high class cars into lower class series and events.
  • Fixed issues related to loss of progression or save data.
  • Fixed a number of visual scene transitions
  • Fixed a bug where replaying a series with a high standing didn’t replace the series trophy with the improved trophy.


  • 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 tuning stat comparison indicators within the car upgrades menu


  • Fixed issue that prevented the Thrustmaster T248 LED screen from displaying race position information.

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