Forza Horizon 3 gets patch that fixes stuttering

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Small note for the Forza Horizon 3 players out there. A new patch is available that should fix stuttering. Shortly after its release on PC, it's been confirmed that the game struggled to run smoothly at high and unlocked framerates on a lot of configurations. 

Thankfully, it seems like these issues will be fixed. Earlier today, a new update has been detailed for both the Windows 10 and Xbox One versions of Forza Horizon 3. The PC update comes with a fix for the already mentioned performance issues as well as several other tweaks that should make the experience more enjoyable. Forza Horizon 3 is now available in all regions on PC and Xbox One.

Today we are releasing the latest update for Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. [UPDATE: Please note that this update will be released on Oct. 14 at around 7 p.m. Pacific]. This update includes numerous stability and performance improvements for the game across a variety of Windows 10 PC hardware configurations, as well as fixing numerous gameplay issues to improve game stability on PC. Performance and stability improvements continue to be a top priority for Playground Games and Turn 10, and will also be a focus of future updates as well.


  • · Fixed an issue where having a microphone enabled in the game but no speech pack installed would cause the title to crash on Windows 10
  • · Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some Windows 10 players when entering Maroondah Road Bucket List event
  • · Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some Windows 10 and Xbox One players when joining online Bucket List Blueprint challenges with mismatched DLC
  • · Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some Xbox One players when pausing the game
  • · Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some players when collecting Loyalty Rewards while in a Convoy
  • · Fixed an issue that would cause a game crash for some players when using the AMD R9 Fury X graphics card on Windows 10
  • · Fixed a TDR for Windows 10 players


  • · Players running four-core setups on Windows 10 should see CPU improvements
  • · Improved thread layout changes for eight-core setups on Windows 10, resulting in improved performance
  • · Improvement to performance in upgrades and tuning screens on Windows 10
  • · Fixed a stall when driving in Byron Bay on Windows 10
  • · Stall fixed when applying Drivatar liveries while driving on Windows 10
  • · Stall fixed when driving in free roam on Xbox One

Wheel Support

  • · Improvements to force feedback dead zone and FFB performance when driving on tarmac on both Xbox One and Windows 10
  • · Fixed a bug so that wheel button prompts now match the in-game bindings on Windows 10
  • · Actions that must be mapped are now identified in the UI and number of actions that must be mapped has been reduced on Windows 10

General Improvements

  • · Fix for photo mode being blurry for some Windows 10 players
  • · Groove music playback improvements on Xbox One
  • · Upgrade basket UI now supports mouse input for Windows 10
  • · Fix for bug that prevented Windows 10 players from progressing past the Start screen with no internet connection
  • · Added Master Volume option for Windows 10 players
  • · Fix to Advanced Camera functionality in left and top views in Paintshop (Xbox One and Windows)
  • · Fix to enable Rewind when returning from Co-Op to Solo (Xbox One and Windows)
  • · Added option to mute microphones in-game (Xbox One and Windows)
  • · Player can now continue driving when fuel runs out (Xbox One and Windows)

Gameplay Changes

  • · Horizon Edition cars that boost either Skills or XP no longer provide a benefit in Online Adventure
  • · Fixed an issue where the Perk “The XP Bump” worked in Online Adventure. Now it provides no benefit outside of single player racing
  • · Added a 30-second cooldown to the Drift Tap Skill
  • · Reduced the amount of XP awarded for banking Skill Chains
  • · Reduced 3-Star score target on the following Drift Zones: Mountain Scramble, Mountain Foot, Reservoir, and Gold Mine
  • · Previous Horizon Edition cars removed from Wheelspins; new Horizon Edition cars added. The new HE cars are the BAC Mono Horizon Edition , Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Horizon Edition, Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV Horizon Edition, Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series Horizon Edition, MG Metro 6R4 Horizon Edition, MINI Cooper S Horizon Edition, and the Subaru Impreza 22B STi Horizon Edition
  • · Added the name of the current Championship to Car Select in Online Adventure to help players choose a suitable car
  • · Horizon Edition cars display the correct bonus for Wheelspins
  • · Fixed an issue where the Landmarks stat was incorrectly listed as 21 instead of 19, stopping players reaching 100 percent complete

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