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October 2020

October 13, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 28
  • New Features
    • The Horizon Backstage
      • Welcome to the Horizon Backstage! A place where some of Horizon's most exclusive cars can be found. These incredible cars can be redeemed in exchange for a Horizon Backstage Pass, which can be earned at 50% Series completion in Festival Playlist. Make sure you visit the Horizon Backstage regularly, as every car is voted in by you each season! To cast your vote on which car you think should be added, simply go to the Community Vote tile within the Horizon Backstage. To celebrate the launch, there will be a daily vote starting October 15th for a week. The Horizon Backstage is located behind the UK Horizon Festival Mainstage, but can also be accessed from the Pause Menu and Autoshow.
    • New Car Packs
    • Bug Fixes
      • Improved stability, and reduced the likelihood of the MoApp Hang crash/ Failure to launch bug
      • Prevented duplicate series rewards being awarded. Players will now only receive the rewards for the current series.
      • Fixed an issue where the camera would reset multiple times after exiting the player home.

September 2020

September 22, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 27

August 2020

August 25, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 26
  • New Features
    • New Car Packs
    • Changes to Ranked Adventure
      • We have made two changes to Ranked Adventure, both aimed around getting into the fun a lot quicker.
        • Matchmaking times have been reduced for all Quickplay and Ranked Adventures.
        • Players now only need to complete 1 Online Adventure to qualify for any Ranked Adventure.
    • Changes to Garage Size
      • The Garage Size limit has been increased to 1000. This is a 250 increase from the previous limit.
    • Changes to Car Reset
      • The Car Reset timer is now more lenient, giving players a better chance to recover if their car flips out of control.
    • Showcase Remixes
      • Pillar of Autumn
        • A remix of our Halo Showcase Experience, challenging you to drive the Warthog in an autumnal rainstorm. Have you got what it takes to outrun the Covenant once more, Chief? As per usual, you must have completed the regular showcase before the remixed version is unlocked.
      • Supersonic vs. Superfast
        • The returning Showcase Remix ‘Supersonic vs Superfast’ features the Horizon Delta-Wing and the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Complete the original Delta-Wing Showcase in order to unlock this Remix.
  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Gauges in the Lamborghini Urus 2019 whilst in Cockpit view now show 8th gear, matching the HUD display of the game.
    • Photo Challenges can be now be completed whilst in a race event.

August 3, 2020

  • PC Fixes
    • Minor back-end service fix.

July 2020

July 29, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 25
  • New Features
    • Forza Horizon 4 Welcome Pack
    • Also included is the Sunflower Meadows Player House.
      This pack is included with both the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition and Ultimate Add-ons Bundle. If you already own the Ultimate Edition, you will need to download it separately.
    • Showcase Remix – Quaint Village Rush
      • The iconic Centenario has seen its fair share of action here at Horizon – but it all started back in Australia. We thought – why not recreate some of that Surfers Paradise magic right here at Horizon UK? Check out this summer’s Showcase Remix and go show the Delta Wing who’s really boss!
    • Showcase Remix – Freight Expectations: Round 2
      • We got a phone call from the train driver from Horizon Australia – says she wants a rematch after we beat her with the Chevy. Fancy the honours of showing us all why the Camaro reigns supreme? We flew her over just for this…so please say yes.
    • Showcase Remix – Ride to Anywhere
      • This Showcase Remix pits Isha’s very own Austin Taxi against the Behemoth! It’s transportation giant versus inflatable giant, through the snowy hills of Glen Rannoch.
    • Showcase Remix – Commuter Blues
      • A new remix of The Flying Scotsman Showcase, this time featuring the new and exclusive 2019 Porsche Macan Turbo facing off against the legendary steam locomotive in spring. Complete the regular version of the Showcase first to unlock this remixed version.
  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Removed the “Launch Mixer” tile from the pause menu.
  • PC-Specific Fixes
    • Fixed a crash associated with AMD Renoir Hardware

June 2020

June 30, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 24
  • New Features
    • Photo Challenges
      • Photo Challenges are a brand-new feature added in Series 24! Each season, a new Photo Challenge will be added to the Festival Playlist. To complete them, take a photo following the instructions listed on the Festival Playlist - when you think you’ve got the right shot lined up, enter Photo Mode and take your best picture!
        We want to see your best photos for each challenge, so make sure you share them on social media and our forums using the hashtag in the Photo Challenge for your chance to be featured on our upcoming live streams!
    • Showcase Remix – Motocross Purposes
      • The age-old question: Dirtbike, or Buggy? Okay, maybe that’s not quite an age-old question, but it’s still a fun one to answer. Show those two-wheelers how to do things the Horizon way in this returning Showcase Remix. Just make sure your Ariel Nomad makes it back in one piece!
    • Showcase Remix – Contest of Giants
      • Go toe-to-toe with Horizon’s hovercraft pilot once more! In this new Showcase Remix, you’ll be driving the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 during a spring downpour. Come hill or high water, prove once again that traction is king!
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue with the Monthly Rivals event for series 23 not counting towards Festival Playlist progression
  • Xbox Fixes
    • Added in additional checks to reduce the likelihood of accidentally creating a new save game after cancelling a sync from connected storage.

June 23, 2020

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed the issue where the Achievement "Stay Home" was not unlocking. Note that there may be a delay in the achievement unlocking after updating and launching the game.

June 15, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 23
  • New Features
    • New Achievements
      • This update includes 7 new Achievements worth 200GS as a part of Microsoft’s giving campaign.
      • In the month of June, players will get the chance to Play, Earn and Donate with Forza Horizon 4, Forza Motorsport 7, and Forza Street.
      • Beginning June 1st, visit the Xbox One Rewards app to activate your Forza bonus punch card. Then, jump into FH4, FM7, or Forza Street to score bonus Microsoft reward points when you unlock up to three achievements.
      • Once you’ve unlocked three achievements, return to the Rewards punch card, and donate those points to your choice of several charities. Microsoft will match donations all month long.* (US ONLY)
      • Visit http://aka.ms/forzatogether for more details.
    • Showcase Remix - Morning Rush
      • Crowded, noisy stations. Cold winds and bad coffee. Grumpy commuters packed into a standing-room-only metal tube for HOURS on end. With all of this, why would you take the train anywhere? Instead, give Isha’s Taxis a call. We’ll come right to your door, and we’ll get you where you need to go faster than ANY train. Don’t believe us? We’ll prove it!
  • Cross-Platform Fixes

May 2020

May 14, 2020

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Minor back-end service fix

May 5, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 22
  • New Features
    • Horizon Promo Quickshot
      • Photo Mode now has a new ‘Promo Quickshot’ button, which allows you to add cars to your promo collection much faster. Press RB to quickly add new cars to your promo collection, without having to wait for the photo processing time. Note - this option is not available when using Effects Mode within Photo Mode.
    • Showcase Remix - Pillar of Autumn
      • A new remix of our Halo Showcase Experience, this time challenging you to drive the Warthog in an autumnal rainstorm. Have you got what it takes to outrun the Covenant once more, Chief? As per usual, you must have completed the regular showcase before the remixed version is unlocked.
    • Showcase Remix - Taxi for Takeoff
      • Isha’s Taxis takes on the Delta-Wing in this Series’ Showcase Remix. What happens when you put a jet up against a black cab with a Racing V12, and a terrifying power-weight ratio? We’re not entirely certain, but it’s sure to be spectacular!
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an Issue with players being unable switch Star Card flairs
    • Fixed an issue with Forzathon Points being displayed incorrectly in Russian
    • Fixed an issue with Tool Tip options disappearing when browsing liveries in the Creative Hub
    • Fixed an issue with the 2005 Honda NSX-R which caused parts of the hood to clip through the dashboard in cockpit view
    • Fixed an issue with the 2007 Formula Drift #117 599 GTB Fiorano where wheel screws were not being painted correctly
    • Various stability improvements

April 2020

April 16, 2020

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Minor back-end service fix.

April 7, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 21
  • New Features
    • Horizon Promo
      • Horizon Promo returns by popular demand in Series 21 for Forza Horizon 4. Buy the Sunflower Meadows house in Ambleside to unlock Horizon Promo and photograph your way to exclusive cars and other rewards! If you've already bought this house, you'll find Horizon Promo already unlocked and ready to go!
      • Two new cars are part of the newly-added Horizon Promo Influence thread:
        • The 2018 Ferrari Portofino, unlocked at level 6, for photographing 100 unique cars.
        • The 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 by Gunther Werks, unlocked at level 11, for photographing 200 unique cars.
        • The Car Collection has been updated to include Horizon Promo, and given a makeover, allowing you to track how many of your cars you have photographed, and which you still need to collect. As more cars are added to the game, they will be become available to photograph too, so keep an eye on your car collection!
    • Eliminator
      • The following have been removed from Eliminator thanks to your votes. There will be no more wins for this brave list of cars:
      • Showcase Remix - Nine & Three Quarters
        • It's your chance to race a Ford Anglia against the Flying Scotsman once again. Even though it can't actually fly, you'll still need to get in some good jumps and jostle with the iconic train on a run in toward Edinburgh!
      • Showcase Remix - Forest Sprite
        • What happens when you cram a turbocharged inline-4 motorbike engine into a tiny car, and tune it to go really fast off-road? Find out in this returning Showcase Remix, featuring the 1958 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1 versus the Horizon Motocross Team in autumn.
        • Showcase Remix - Assault On The Control Room
          • Our remix of the Halo Experience Showcase returns! Don’t miss this opportunity to re-run the UNSC Fleetcom training exercise in winter, as it counts towards your Star Card progress as a Racing Superstar!
        • Showcase Remix - Night Flight
          • Relive those 80s synth vibes by racing a jet-black plane, in a jet-black Lamborghini on a warm summer’s night! Be sure to complete the regular version of The Delta-Wing Showcase first to unlock the remix, and make progress towards your Showman Star Card.
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Extended the time information is visible in The Eliminator's elimination feed
    • Fixed an issue where the VIP Reward pop-up would be displayed for some users every time the game is started
    • Fixed an issue where the engine audio of the Napier Railton was much louder in 4th gear
    • Removed unnecessary lights on the dashboard of 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar in cockpit cam
    • Fixed the visibly bouncing Car hood on the 2005 Honda NSX-R when in hood cam
    • Fixed the visibly bouncing Car hood on the 1995 Ferrari F50 when in cockpit cam
    • Fixed an issue with the "Performante" logo disappearing from the door of the 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante when opening them of viewing the car in explode mode
    • Fixed an issue where the air vent from an aftermarker hood would float in explode mode when viewing the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

March 2020

March 16, 2020

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue which caused a crash on a small number of cars when buying a car mastery.

March 10, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 20
  • New Features
    • New Business - Express Delivery
      • Welcome to Express Delivery, the Horizon Festival's brand-new ultra-fast delivery service! Gutsy entrepreneur and man-about-town Billy Stoakes has all he needs to get his Edinburgh-business off the ground. Everything, that is, except a Horizon driver to handle the more... sensitive tasks. This new, 9-chapter Horizon Business will allow you to unlock the very professional-looking Delivery Outfit.
    • Accessibility Menu
      • Introducing the Accessibility Menu, accessible via the Title Screen or the Settings tile of the Pause Menu. Colorblind and High Contrast modes will reside here, alongside all subtitle-related settings. We've also added the following Accessibility features:
        • Subtitle Keyword Highlighting - We’ve added an option for bolding keywords in all subtitles! This option is intended to assist anyone who has trouble reading our subtitles quickly.
        • Map Filter Icons - The Map Filter list is now adorned with icons to help guide players to the Event Types they’re looking for. They are also quite pretty.
    • New Achievements
    • Showcase Remix - Ride To Anywhere
      • This newest Remix pits Isha’s very own Austin Taxi against the Behemoth! It’s transportation giant versus inflatable giant, through the snowy hills of Glen Rannoch.
    • Showcase Remix - Superfast vs. Supersonic
      • The returning Showcase Remix ‘Supersonic vs Superfast’ features the Horizon Delta-Wing and the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Complete the original Delta-Wing Showcase in order to unlock this Remix.
    • Cross-Platform Fixes
      • Improved the search functionality for UGC Blueprints. Players can now search by Lap Count.
      • Improved the appearance of text in High Contrast Mode, by removing drop shadow on completed elements
      • Changed the distance to destination in The Eliminator to be as the crow flies, rather than following the road network
      • Reduced the chance of a Head-to-Head in The Eliminator ending up outside of the Arena wall
      • Fixed an issue where players using Manual with Clutch controller settings were stalling at race start
      • Added Police front bumper to '96 Chevy Impala SS.
      • Improved wiper animation for Lexus LFA
    • PC Fixes
      • No PC-specific fixes.
    • XBOX FIXES
      • No Xbox-specific fixes.

February 2020

February 21, 2020

  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Audio not working in game
    • Players crashing when booting up the title

February 19, 2020

  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • The LEGO Chiron Race event map slam/VO will now trigger correctly for returning players to LEGO Speed Champions.
    • Fixed an issue with the Creative Hub only showing liveries for the car they are currently in.
    • Fixed an occasional crash during boot on the splash screens.

February 10, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 19
  • New Features
    • The Eliminator Round 3 – Patrol & Pursuit
    • 2019 Lego Speed Champions Bugatti Chiron
      • The LEGO Chiron comes to LEGO Valley! Owners of the LEGO Speed Champions expansion pack can get this car at no additional cost by winning it from a new Event that appears in the north-east of the map, once you’ve unlocked the Master Builder’s House. There’s also a new Seasonal Championship appearing in Autumn featuring all of the LEGO Speed Champions cars – a perfect opportunity to try out your new wheels!
      • If you don’t own the LEGO Speed Champions expansion, you still have a chance to try this car for free, as it is also featured in the Series 19 Monthly Rivals Event.
    • Universal Share Codes
      • Share Codes have been extended to Liveries, Tuning Setups and Photos. Like with Event Blueprints, you can click the Right Thumbstick when browsing UGC content to view its Share Code, and input codes when searching for a specific piece of content.
    • Event Blueprint History
      • You can now easily revisit the last 15 Event Blueprints you played. Visit the Creative Hub tab in the Pause Menu, click the Blueprint Events tile, and head over to the new “My History” tab. From here you could replay, like or share Events you enjoyed. The My History tab is also available when browsing Custom Events at an Event’s starting location.
        • Showcase Remix – Pillar Of Autumn
          • A new remix of our Halo Showcase Experience, this time challenging you to drive the Warthog in an autumnal rainstorm. Have you got what it takes to outrun the Covenant once more, Chief? As per usual, you must have completed the regular showcase before the remixed version is unlocked.
        • Showcase Remix – Commuter Blues
          • A returning remix of The Flying Scotsman Showcase, featuring the 2019 Porsche Macan Turbo facing off against the legendary steam locomotive in spring. Complete the regular version of the Showcase first to unlock this remixed version.
  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Fixed the Achievements Heads Up, and Pacifist not unlocking. Players will need to re-meet the criteria in order to get them to unlock.
    • Fixed an issue with player houses disappearing after having been unlocked and purchased
    • Fixed an issue where the first line of a subtitle would display again if multiple lines of dialogue were being played
    • Fixed an issue where players using metric settings were unable to get 3 stars on a chapter in the British Racing Green story
    • We now show the level of your current car in whilst in a Head-to-Head race in The Eliminator
    • Various Stability Improvements

January 2020

January 13, 2020

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 18
  • New Features
    • The Eliminator Round 2 - The Horizon Heavyweights
      • They’re big, they’re powerful, they’re the Horizon Heavyweights, joining the Eliminator for Round 2. We’ve added 9 new cars to The Eliminator, with one in each Level, from 2 to 10. The new cars will appear alongside other Car Drops in the world, so get to them before anyone else does. Remember, only the finish line matters!
      • Horizon Heavyweight Car List: Top Gear Track-Tor, Mercedes Benz Unimog, Mini X-Raid, Hummer Open Top, Quartz Regalia D, M12S Warthog CST, Jeep Wrangler DD, Funco F9, and Isha's Offroad Taxi.
    • Showcase Remix - Taxi for Takeoff
      • Isha’s Taxis takes on the Delta-Wing in this Series’ Showcase Remix. What happens when you put a jet up against a black cab with a Racing V12, and a terrifying power-weight ratio? We’re not entirely certain, but it’s sure to be spectacular!
    • Showcase Remix - Motocross Purposes
      • Buggies and bikes return, with dirt, jumps and ramps aplenty in this Showcase Remix.
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where the action bar was not appearing in freeroam over other players' cars
    • Improved loading time when loading into The Eliminator
    • Fixed an issue where traffic cars would not always appear in Co-Op Street Scene events
    • Improved the loading time when upgrading a car in The Eliminator
    • Increased the arena boundary audio
    • Fixed an issue where custom controller or keyboard settings wouldn’t allow a user to upgrade their car in The Eliminator
    • Fixed additional instances of players not being able to challenge others to Head-to-Head races in The Eliminator
    • Fixed an issue where the timeout bar in The Eliminator was misaligned when playing in certain languages
    • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes be unable to open the pause menu or map after quitting and re-joining The Eliminator
    • Various stability and performance improvements
  • PC Fixes
    • Drastically improved loading times when booting into the game with all DLC installed
  • Xbox Fixes
    • No Xbox-specific fixes

December 2019

December 19, 2019

  • Eliminator Balance Changes
    • Significantly increased the damage to the players outside the Arena when it has shrunk to its final size.
  • Eliminator Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where players were unable to challenge other players to a Head-to-Head
    • Added the ability to reset your car position if stuck in a way which does not trigger the automatic reset
      • If you find yourself stuck, hold accelerate, and you will be prompted to reset your car position
    • Fixed the issue with some Head-to-Head races having their finish line appear outside of the Arena
    • Fixed an issue with the post-race upgrade UI, where the D-pad icon was not appearing as intended
    • Fixed an issue where if one player was eliminated by the arena whilst in a Head-to-Head, both players would be eliminated.
    • Fixed an intermittent crash

December 16, 2019

  • Eliminator
    • Fixed an issue where players were able to join an in progress Eliminator session via the convoy invite system.

December 12, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 17
  • New Features
    • The Eliminator
      • "The Eliminator" brings battle royale to Forza Horizon 4, Up to 72 players face off in the open world of Britain within a set arena boundary, eliminating one another in head-to-head races to earn new upgrades and a chance to pick up rare Car Drops. Arena walls contract throughout the game, forcing players closer together until a final white-knuckle race among the survivors determines the winner.
    • Showcase Remix Redux - Nine & Three Quarters
      • It's your chance to race a Ford Anglia against the Flying Scotsman once again. Even though it can't actually fly, you'll still need to get in some good jumps and jostle with the iconic train on a run in toward Edinburgh!
    • Showcase Remix Redux - Contest of Giants
      • Go toe-to-toe with Horizon's hovercraft pilot once more! You'll be driving the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 during a spring downpour. Come hill or high water, prove once again that tradition is king! Complete the regular version of The Behemoth Showcase first to unlock the remixed version.
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where players were unable to post new rivals leaderboard scores.
    • Fixed an issue where players were unable to post scores to PR Stunt leaderboards with cars blacklisted from Rivals.,
    • Various stability and performance improvements.
  • PC Fixes
    • No PC-specific Fixes
  • Xbox Fixes
    • No Xbox-specific fixes

November 2019

November 20, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 16
  • New Features
    • Restricted cars in multiplayer
      • Some cars will no longer be permitted in competitive multiplayer modes like Rivals and Online Adventure.
      • These restrictions are being applied to ensure that all multiplayer modes have a wide selection of competitive vehicles. For now, only two vehicles will be affected by this change: the 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker and the 2018 Top Gear Track-Tor.
    • Subtitle improvements
      • To improve the experience for our players who use subtitles, the following changes have been made to the subtitling system:
      • Subtitle Location – We have now moved our subtitles to the bottom center of the screen, away from their original location on the left hand side.
      • Subtitle Font Size – Players can now adjust the font size of all subtitles from within the Video Settings menu
      • Subtitle Background Opacity – Players can now adjust the transparency of the subtitle background from within the Video Settings menu
      • Subtitle Option Preview – Players can now see an example of their subtitle settings by pressing the Options button from within the Video Settings menu
    • New Showcase Remix – Morning Rush
      • Crowded, noisy stations. Cold winds and bad coffee. Grumpy commuters packed into a standing-room-only metal tube for HOURS on end. With all of this, why would you take the train anywhere? Instead, give Isha’s Taxis a call. We’ll come right to your door, and we’ll get you where you need to go faster than ANY train. Don’t believe us? We’ll prove it!
    • Showcase Remix Redux – Motocross Purposes
      • The age-old question: Dirtbike, or Buggy? Okay, maybe that’s not quite an age-old question, but it’s still a fun one to answer. Show those two-wheelers how to do things the Horizon way in this returning Showcase Remix. Just make sure your Ariel Nomad makes it back in one piece!
    • Auction House improvements
      • Added the ability to quickly select Manufacturers in the Auction House Search interface.
  • Cross-platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where players were incorrectly placed into a previously created custom route.

Various stability and performance improvements.

  • PC Fixes
    • No PC-specific fixes.
  • Xbox Fixes
    • No Xbox-specific fixes.

October 2019

October 28, 2019

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • The first chapter of the Weekly Forzathon was not completing if you already owned the 2016 Viper ACR or the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

October 22, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 15
  • New Features
    • New Business - Upgrade Heroes
      • This update adds a fourth Horizon Business to Forza Horizon 4. Situated in the shadow of Glen Rannoch, you will join Alex as he hunts for the ultimate sleeper cars and turns them into Upgrade Heroes. Unlock 10 Upgrade Heroes for your collection, ranging from the Datsun 510 to the 1.5 million credit Koenigsegg Agera RS!
    • New Showcase Remix - Motocross Purposes
      • Talk about cross purposes. Or in this case MotoX purposes! Ok, that’s not a great pun... Never mind... Race against the MotoX bikes in the Aerial Nomad in this new Summer Showcase Remix!
    • Showcase Remix - Assault On The Control Room
      • Our remix of the Halo Experience Showcase returns! Don’t miss this opportunity to re-run the UNSC Fleetcom training exercise in winter, as it counts towards your Star Card progress as a Racing Superstar!
    • Auction House Search Improvements
      • The search fields will no longer reset after performing a search in the Auction House. An improved system for selecting Manufacturers has been added.
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where Side Mirrors were not visible in cockpit view for the 1977 Ford escort RS1800
    • Fixed an issue where the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG performance graph could go out of range whilst upgrading
    • Fixed an issue where the displacement value for electric cars would show as 999,999,999 on the pre-race stats screen
    • Fixed an issue where the daily challenges for series 7 and 8 were not counting towards festival playlist progress
    • Fixed an issue where Brick Challenges wouldn’t complete in co-op seasonal events
    • Fixed an issue where Star Card flairs were not appearing for users in some circumstances
    • Various stability and performance improvements
  • PC Fixes
    • No PC-specific fixes.
  • Xbox Fixes
    • No Xbox-specific fixes.

October 1, 2019

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Festival Playlist completion stats being incorrectly reported.
      • Players may need to go into their old playlist history in order to get past playlists to update correctly
    • Fixes the audio for the Porsche 718 Cayman
    • Two minor crash fixes

September 2019

September 25, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 14
  • New Features
    • Route Blueprint Improvements
      • This update adds new editing tools to Route Blueprint, to allow you to better edit and tweak your Routes after testing them, and before saving them. After having tested a Route with one or more checkpoint, you will be able to enter Checkpoint Editor mode. In this mode you can:
        • Jump to any checkpoint in your route and edit their width and placement
        • Completely redraw your route from any checkpoint, including changing the endpoint
        • Convert a circuit race to a point-to-point, or vice-versa
    • New Achievements
      • This update adds 11 new Achievements, worth 250 GamerScore. Earn these by completing recently-added Horizon Stories, and certain activities in Festival Playlist. These new Achievements are retroactively unlocked if you would already have completed them.
    • Sell Duplicate Cars in WheelSpin
      • This update adds the ability to sell duplicate cars won in Horizon WheelSpin and Super WheelSpin, for 50% of the base value.
    • Improved Search Functionality for Event Blueprints
      • This update adds a number of new ways to search for Event Blueprints through the Creative Hub tab in the Pause Menu. You can now search for Event Blueprints that feature specific Car Themes, like Modern Muscle, specific Car Classes, like S2, or even routes that feature a specific Starting Location, like Tarn Hows. You can also filter by Route Length and Circuit type.
    • Direct Share Code for Event Blueprints
      • This update adds 9-digit Share Codes to all Event Blueprints, view them by pressing the Right Stick while browsing Event Blueprints in the Pause Menu, Event Activations, or Creative Hub. You can use this code to get to a specific Event Blueprint quickly, and easily.
    • New Showcase Remix – A Contest of Giants
      • Go toe-to-toe with Horizon’s hovercraft pilot once more! In this new Showcase Remix, you’ll be driving the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 during a spring downpour. Come hill or high water, prove once again that traction is king! Complete the regular version of The Behemoth Showcase first to unlock the remixed version.
    • Showcase Remix – Night Flight
      • Relive those 80s synth vibes by racing a jet-black plane, in a jet-black Lamborghini on a warm summer’s night! Be sure to complete the regular version of The Delta-Wing Showcase first to unlock the remix, and make progress towards your Showman Star Card.
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where the distance traveled stat was not updating correctly
    • Fixed an issue where Showcases won stat was not updating correctly in Star Card. You will need to go and re-race the showcase events to get the stat to increase correctly.
    • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck on the Festival Playlist screen when first reaching the Horizon Roster
    • Fixed an issue where the Player Houses stat would not update correctly
    • Fixed a livery issue on the Austin Taxi which would cause some decals to invert or disappear
    • Various stability and performance improvements
  • Festival Playlist Score Fix
    • The issue which was affecting some Festival Playlist scores not being correct can be fixed with these steps.
      • Open Festival Playlist
      • View History
      • Select Series in question
      • Exit festival playlist
      • Re-enter festival playlist to trigger missed rewards
  • PC Fixes
    • Fixed a memory leak that could occur in replay mode, post-race
  • Xbox Fixes
    • No Xbox-Specific Fixes

August 2019

August 28, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update 13
  • New Showcase Remix – Commuter Blues
    • A new remix of The Flying Scotsman Showcase, this time featuring the new and exclusive 2019 Porsche Macan Turbo facing off against the legendary steam locomotive in spring. Complete the regular version of the Showcase first to unlock this remixed version.
  • Showcase Remix – Forest Sprite
    • What happens when you cram a turbocharged inline-4 motorbike engine into a tiny car, and tune it to go really fast off-road? Find out in this returning Showcase Remix, featuring the 1958 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1 versus the Horizon Motocross Team in autumn.
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Reworked return to game flow for new players
    • Rebalanced league rankings in Team Adventure
    • Fixed an issue where the Left Mirror displays the same reflection as the right mirror on the 2018 Nissan Sentra NISMO
    • Lego Speed Champions Icon was appearing even when all items were filtered
    • Fixed an issue where player could get out of world when hitting a specific sign post
    • Brick challengers which require you to be in a LEGO car were not counting the LEGO 911 Porsche as a LEGO car
    • Fixed 1997 Mazda RX7 speedometer showing odd behaviour over certain speeds
    • No reflection was present on the central mirror in the 1997 Mazda RX7 cockpit
    • Fixed part of the Holden Sandman engine disappearing when applying the Roo Bars body kit
    • Adjusted the Vauxhall Monaro VXR collision to avoid bottoming out in certain areas of the world
    • Fixed an Issue in Star Card where "The Magnate" was not updating correctly
    • Fixed an Issue where Forzathon Daily Challenges reset after travelling between Mainland and Fortune Island or LEGO Valley
    • General stability improvements

July 2019

July 30, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Twelve
  • Showcase Remix - Assault On The Control Room
    • Our remix of the Halo Experience Showcase returns from Series 7! Don’t miss this opportunity to re-run the UNSC Fleetcom training exercise in winter, as it counts towards your Star Card progress as a Racing Superstar!
  • New Showcase Remix - Superfast Vs. Supersonic
    • A brand new remix of the Delta-Wing Showcase, this time featuring the highly-coveted 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast going head-to-head against the infamous jet pilot on a balmy spring morning. Remember: You need to complete the regular version of the Showcase first to unlock the remixed version.
  • LEGO Speed Champions – Barn Find
    • Good news, the instructions have been found! What are you waiting for? Go get the Barn Find so we can start building the car!
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue with the stat for number of cars in garage not updating correctly after a wheelspin
    • Fixed an issue with players not being awarded Cr at the end of a game of Infected
    • Fixed an intermittent issue with player Ghosts not driving in Class Based Rivals
    • Fixed an issue where players were not automatically entering a PvP event after creating one
    • Fixed an issue with the stat for Trial Championships entered not being updated correctly
    • Fixed an issue with Seasonal Trailblazers having the wrong map icon
    • Fixed an issue where players were able to drive under water in certain conditions
    • Various stability and performance improvements

July 9, 2019

  • This update is to fix a crash on the front end when the users language is set to Traditional Chinese.

July 1, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Eleven
  • New Features
    • Top Gear Horizon Special
      • The Horizon Festival is in the UK this year, and Top Gear presenter Chris Harris and The Stig are there to see what it’s all about. This update adds a new Horizon Story, with 7 chapters of gameplay featuring entirely new gameplay, narrated by Chris Harris. Completing the Top Gear Horizon Special will unlock the “I am The Stig” T-shirt , The Stig Race Suit, the Top Gear Project E-AT, the Top Gear Track-Tor and the Mercedes Benz G63 6x6 Sports Utility Truck.
    • Auction House Changes
      • The maximum possible Auction House prices for many cars will now fluctuate based on sales, up to a maximum of 20.000.000 CR. The system will monitor which cars sell quickly, and allow their maximum price to rise over time. The maximum price for cars that do not sell quickly will fall over time, to find an equilibrium. Legendary Painters will not be affected by this system, and will be able to set prices as before. We will monitor the impact of this feature on car prices and continue to respond to it.
    • Class-Based Rivals
      • Back by popular demand, we’ve added Class-Based Rivals to Forza Horizon 4! Now you can build the perfect hot-lapping machine for each Class and each Route, and dominate those leaderboards. These new Class-Based Rivals Events have been added alongside our existing curated Events.
    • Horizon Life Timeline
      • This is your Horizon Life! We’ve added the ability to deep-dive into your progress through the Horizon Life campaign, and see the rewards you’ve yet to unlock. Simply visit the Horizon Life screen and choose any tile to see your progress in that area of the campaign.
    • More Star Card Rewards
      • Being a superstar deserves super rewards, so we’ve amped up each of the Star Cards with an extra reward. Only the base game content is required to complete the Star Card challenges and earn these rewards.:
        • Become a Racing Superstar to earn the PG Race Outfit (Legendary Clothing)
        • Become a PR Stunt Superstar to earn the 2012 Hot Wheels Rip Rod (Legendary Car)
        • Become a Superstar Explorer to earn the Gold Viking Helmet (Legendary Clothing)
        • Become a Superstar Creator to earn the Dark Crown (Legendary Clothing)
        • Become a Story Superstar to earn the 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast (Legendary Car)
        • Become an Adventure Superstar to earn the Golden Chicken Suit (Legendary Clothing)
  • Accessibility Improvements
    • Added High Contrast UI Mode, available from within Video Settings. Ensures that text elements have a minimum level of contrast with their backgrounds to aid readability for visually impaired users.
    • Added Screen Reader functionality to improve UI navigation for visually impaired users. This feature can be enabled using the ‘Let Games Read To Me’ option in the Xbox ‘Ease of Use’ system settings.
  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where rebooting at the initial car select during quick start would cause the player to be stuck at reboot
    • Fixed an issue where the player was always starting at the LEGO Valley house, despite selecting a home on the Mainland
    • Fixed an issue which caused the map to appear blurry for a few seconds when opened in LEGO Valley
    • Improved the logic behind what does, and what does not trigger wall riding penalties
    • Fixed an issue with audio distortion on the Koenigsegg Agera RS
    • Fixed an issue where some cars had no audio when selecting to “Drive Out” of Forzavista
    • Fixed an issue with sorting on Grandmaster Leaderboards for Online Adventure
    • Fixed an issue where stickers on LEGO Speed Champion cars were disappearing when underwater
    • Fixed an issue with some of the Beauty Spots in LEGO Valley playing the wrong VO
    • Seasonal Championships in LEGO Valley now count towards Star Card progression
    • Fixed an issue which would cause other cars to disappear, and remain missing, if the player entered and then quit an event whilst enrolled in a #FORZATHON Live event
    • Fixed an edge case where players would get stuck in a state where the pause menu would be blocked if they select a car for a co-op event as the host is cancelling the event
    • Fixed an issue in route creator where attempting to view the map via the pause menu after placing a checkpoint could lead to the player getting stuck on a blank screen
    • Fixed an issue in route creator in LEGO valley where the time of day and sky settings were not matching the creators settings
    • Fixed an issue where seasonal Speed and Drift Zones were not displaying their full route on the map, or mini-map
    • Fixed an issue where player Stats showed incorrect numbers for Horizon Stories and Businesses
    • Various performance and stability improvements

June 2019

June 19, 2019

  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue which prevented players with a full garage from being awarded LEGO cars when starting LEGO Valley.
    • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes lose audio when returning to Mainland
    • Increased the number of LEGO table types which count towards the “Table Flipping” brick challenge
    • Increased the number of LEGO dinosaur bone types which count towards the “Truly Extinct” challenge
    • Fixed an issue which would cause dust on cars to become white after a rewind
    • Fixed an issue which prevented Stars earned from PR Stunts in LEGO Valley from counting towards Star Card challenges
    • Fixed an issue which prevents finales in LEGO valley from counting towards Star Card challenges
    • Improved the loading time when travelling to LEGO Valley icon via quick start functionality
    • Various stability fixes
  • Xbox Fixes
    • Improved performance by reducing stutters in freeroam on Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X in Quality mode.

June 4, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Ten
  • Known Issues
    • We are aware of a few issues that occur with the new Star Card feature
    • Some of the stats may not show as complete, despite having reached or exceeding the required target. A reboot of the title will fix this issue.
    • If players have discovered all roads on both the main land, and Fortune Island, the road stat will show an incorrect total number of roads driven. This will be addressed in a new update shortly.
    • Showcases won, and Showcase Remixes won will show as 0 for all players. This is due to the stat not being properly tracked previously. There is no way to rectify this. Players will have to re-race these events to increment these statistics and complete these categories.
    • This also applies to earnings from Businesses. Only earnings from this CU onward will count towards this stat.
    • Seasonal Events and Seasonal Championships will only count towards their respective stats for any completed since Festival Pass went live, in Series 6 (12th Feb).
    • The Head to head stat will only count head to heads won since Fortune Island was released (13th Dec).
  • New Features
    • Star Card
      • This update adds a new feature called Star Card. Become a Horizon Superstar by completing 31 long-term Star Card challenges. Unlock Flairs for your GamerTag and show off your mastery of Racing, PR Stunts, Exploration, Creating Content, Stories and Adventures.
    • Festival Playlist Improvements
      • You can now start matchmaking for Seasonal Playground Games and The Trial directly from the Festival Playlist screen (via the Pause Menu).
      • When checking the list of eligible cars for a Seasonal Championship, the game now correctly includes cars that are eligible even if they can't be purchased from the Autoshow.
  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an exploit which allowed players to use Route Blueprint to earn a large number of Skill Points very quickly with very little effort.
    • Fixed an issue in Private adventures where players who borrowed the leader’s car were put into a completely different car.
    • Various stability improvements
  • PC Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where the screen becomes blurry when zooming with a mouse wheel in a photo mode.
  • Xbox Fixes
    • No Xbox-specific fixes

May 2019

May 15, 2019

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • This update provides a refund for Car Mastery points lost due to a previous issue. On accessing the Pause Menu for the first time, Players will see a message indicating how many points have been refunded. Refunded Car Mastery points are available when accessing the Car Mastery screen for a car. Please be aware that players with more than 999 Car Mastery points on hand will not earn more until they have spent enough points to go below 999.

May 7, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Nine
  • New Features
    • Online Adventure Anti Griefing Measures
      • This update adds two new features designed to reduce griefing behavior and wall-riding in Ranked and Quickplay Online Racing Adventure. Players who slide along walls to attempt to corner will have a slowdown applied to their cars for a short period of time. The system will ghost players when a high difference in speed is detected. The faster car will now be ghosted to reduce the number of high speed impacts, for example when players are too late on the brakes and fail to make the corner. This will also reduce occurrences of players intentionally colliding at high speed to force other players off the track.
    • New Story – THE CAR FILES
      • It’s time to join the exciting world of car insurance! Automotive Consultant Hans Liebold has set up shop in Bamburgh Village, and is looking for a business partner to help prove (or disprove) a range of peculiar insurance claims! This new Horizon Business adds 10 chapters of gameplay, and the ability to unlock the Crash Test Dummy morph-suit.
    • New Online Mode – CUSTOM ADVENTURE
      • Sign up for Custom Adventures, where you can freely select Car Class, Racing Series, Freeroam Rush and Collisions. Note that Custom Adventure only finds other players looking for exactly the same type of Adventure.
    • New Showcase Remix – NIGHT FLIGHT
      • Strap into a classic 80s speed machine, and race a jet black delta-wing at night.
  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue which prevented Hats from appearing on the player character in open top vehicles
    • Fixed an issue where entering replays twice, would result in the player receiving no Credits or Influence
    • Added in a prompt when starting seasonal championships to ensure the correct difficulty is set to earn the top reward
    • Fixed an issue with the Koenigsegg Agera RS Audio becoming distorted after driving for an extended period of time
    • Fixed an issue where players were not able to see cars they had been awarded in their garage, only on event sign up
    • Fixed an issue where map slams for new activities would reset a player’s map filter settings
    • Fixed an issue where the Broadway Danger Sign PR Stunt wasn’t always activating or calculating distance properly
    • Fixed an issue where selecting a rivals event through My Rivals for an event on a different island would result in an infinite load
    • Fixed an issue in festival playlist where achieving exactly 80% wouldn’t show the Seasonal reward as achieved
    • Added more details to Map Pins for seasonal events, which will now show vehicle restrictions
    • Fixed an issue where players were unable to begin a Private Adventure in a convoy
    • Fixed an issue with the F150 Hoonitruck engine audio being incorrect
    • Various Stability improvements
  • Xbox-Specific Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the Treasure Hunt Location from spawning if the player had system notifications turned off.

April 2019

April 18, 2019

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Remove Car Pass Welcome Back screen.
    • Fix to the ranked Drift Adventure series rewards UI to show progress and rewards earned.
  • Windows 10
    • Fixed an issue with Fred V & Grafix - Sunrise not being available on the Hospital Records radio station.

April 8, 2019

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Eight
  • New Features
    • Online Adventure Changes
      • Online Adventure Championships have been updated:
        • S2 Class has been removed from Dirt Racing Championships.
        • B Class has been added to Dirt Racing Championships.
        • Freeroam Rush events have been removed from all Asphalt and Street Race Championships.
        • Collisions are disabled for the first 30 seconds of each race. This change also applies to Horizon Life PvP races.
    • Drift Adventure
      • An all-new Online Adventure game mode! Take part in three-race Drift Championships, where it’s not about how fast you can drive, it’s about how well you can drift!
      • Points are scored on asphalt only and are based on the angle and speed of your drift. You’ll have time to complete a few laps in each event, so don’t worry if you mess up the start, you still have every chance to win as only your best lap’s score goes up on the leaderboard.
      • Drift Adventure is available in both Quick Play and Ranked and can be accessed from the Online Adventure tab in the Pause Menu.
      • Earning a rank in Drift Adventure will check-off the Online Adventure requirement for Festival Playlist.
    • Drift Camera
      • To support the addition of Drift Adventure a new Drift Camera has been added. Enabled in the HUD and Gameplay Settings, Drift Camera adds dynamism to the cockpit camera so that your view pans towards the direction of travel. This means that even when you’re going sideways, you can still see where you’re going. There are an array of settings which allow you to tune the speed and severity of this option.
    • Showcase Remix
      • Series 8 introduces the FOREST SPRITE Showcase Remix! For a limited time only, you’ll be able to face-off against the Horizon Motocross team in autumn with a 1958 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I, modified for off-roading. Remember: You need to complete the regular Showcase first before the remixed version is unlocked.
    • Barrett-Jackson Cars
      • The Barrett-Jackson Car Pack is available for separate purchase and is included as a free add-on for players who own the Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass. The vehicles of the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack are a veritable “who’s who” of collectible automobiles from decades past. From the hand-built 1932 Ford Custom Double Down to the sleek, race-ready 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra, these cars have been desired by drivers around the world since their introduction and now is your chance to experience them in Forza Horizon 4.
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Fixed issue where opponent drivatars were showing as Level 1 in race results screen.
    • Changed Seasonal Playground Games to finish when one team reaches three, rather than having to complete all 5 events.
    • Added the ability to look at previous series in Festival Playlist.
    • Fixed an issue where turning Player Designs off in HUD and Gameplay options would not work correctly.
    • Fixed an issue where the ownership of the VIP house would be reset.
    • Various stability improvements.
  • PC Fixes
    • Fixed some instances of Error Code FH001 from happening.
    • Enabled car telemetry data to be output to external applications and motion sled devices.
  • Wheel Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where launching the game and then plugging in a wheel would cause 90 degrees of deadzone.

March 2019

March 26, 2019

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Reduced the requirement to earn the top tier rewards in the Festival Playlist from 100% to 80%
    • Fixed some credit exploits when using route blueprint
    • Further edits to songs for ESRB requirements

March 12, 2019 "Festival Playlist"

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Seven
  • New Features
    • Festival Playlist
      • The Series 7 update adds a new feature called Festival Playlist, starting in summer. The Playlist gives you a clear view of everything that’s going on at Horizon each Season and keeps track of everything you’ve done. Complete it all to earn some of Horizon’s most desirable rewards. This is an all-new way to play!
    • New Achievements
      • This update adds 18 new Achievements to Forza Horizon 4, worth a total of 500 gamerscore, which support the features added since launch. This includes the new Horizon Stories (British Racing Green, Isha’s Taxis, and Skill Streak), Free-for-All Adventure and Route Blueprint; plus Achievements for participating in #FORZATHON and completing seasonal content.
    • Showcase Remixes
      • We’ve added a twist to two of our most popular Showcase Events! For a limited time only during Series 7, you’ll be able to race against the Flying Scotsman in summer while driving a Ford Anglia in our NINE & THREE QUARTERS Showcase Remix, and veterans of UNSC Fleetcom’s Halo Experience can find a new challenge as the training exercise is re-run in winter, called the ASSAULT ON THE CONTROL ROOM Showcase Remix. You’ll need to complete the regular Showcases first to unlock the remixed versions.
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Added 4 Trial Events to Fortune Island, one per season
    • Fixed an issue where “The Storm” by Notaker would never play on Bass Arena
    • Fixed an issue where some players were getting incorrectly banned from ranked Online Adventure
    • Fixed an issue whereby the player's car would sometimes rotate during pre-race loading sequences
    • Conditions for awarding influence from Mixer have been changed to favor active gameplay streams
    • Fixed an Achievement exploit whereby Route Blueprints could be used to obtain the "Better Get Krakken" and "Leviathan Slayer" Achievements in a way that wasn't intended
    • Fixed a Credits exploit when switching race type during Route Blueprint creation
    • Fixed an issue with the Character Customizer, where eye accessories would prevent hats from appearing
    • Fixed an issue whereby the Showcase Rivals tile was unavailable in the Pause Menu while on Fortune Island
    • Vinyls are now correctly applied to the front-left door of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR
    • Added missing cars to the "Upgrade Heroes" Car Theme when Blueprinting an Event
    • Fixed an issue with subtitles not playing correctly in Chapter 10 of Isha's Taxis
    • Car Pass owners are now able to use their Car Pass cars while offline
    • Various crash and stability improvements
  • Wheel Fixes
    • Fixed Fanatec Porsche 911 GTE inverted left and right paddles
    • Fixed Logitech G27 issue where the left and right paddles didn't work when browsing through tabs in the Pause Menu

February 2019

February 27, 2019

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • With this update, we have made a minor edit to one song in the Horizon playlist.

February 25, 2019

  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • With this update, we have made minor edits to three Horizon playlist songs and removed five album covers.
    • Fix for crash when selecting Showcase Rivals from the Pause Menu when on Fortune Island.

February 12, 2019 "Skill Streak!"

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Six
  • New Features
    • Skill Streak
      • This update adds a new Horizon Story to the game, available at level 60, close to the Stone Circle. Jaimin needs to help with difficult problems like “What is the best SUV?” and “Just how fast can you drive an EB110 while NOT hitting anything?” and the question that has vexed the greatest thinkers throughout the ages “Just how much can you hoon in a railyard?”
    • Seasonal Playground Games
    • Seasonal Street Races
      • Street Scene joins the Seasonal event rotation with Street Race Seasonal Championships, offering great rewards, including Ken Block loot!
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • Various stability improvements
    • Fixed an issue where players were unable to access set up manager during from the pre-race menu of a solo event
    • Players in solo Horizon Stories can now see their score in the post-race flow
    • Fixed an issue where the British Racing Green UI would show the wrong targets for multiple chapters
    • Fixed an issue where the World’s Fastest Rentals UI would show the wrong targets for multiple chapters
    • Fixed an issue where the LaRacer @ Horizon UI would show the wrong targets for multiple chapters
    • Fixed an issue in Chapter 10 of Isha’s Taxis where convoy members were kicked back to freeroam after phase 1
    • Improved UI in all Horizon Stories, so now next available star target score is visible
    • Added functionality to view Horizon Story leader boards from the chapter select screen
    • Fixed an issue with a specific tune on the Horizon Edition Caterham that would cause graphical corruption of the vehicle
    • Improved AI behavior during custom routes
    • Fixed an issue where audio SFX would hang during gameplay
    • Fixed an issue where the tram in Edinburgh would appear to shake whilst moving
    • Fixed an issue where players were forced into using a super wheelspin upon leveling up if one was available
    • Fixed an issue where audio could be delayed when travelling to Fortune Island
    • Improved server migration times to help maintain fuller game servers
    • Fixed an issue where selecting a custom route from the creative hub via Rivals caused a hard lock
    • Fixed an issue where severely damaging the Hillman Imp would cause framerate issues
  • Wheel Fixes
    • Improved FFB by reducing the jolts coming from big load spikes when driving off road
  • PC Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where there was no music during the initial drive on Fortune Island

February 4, 2019

  • Storage Increase
    • The number of cars you can store in your Garage has increased to 750
    • The number of Designs you can store has increased to 500
    • The number of Vinyl Groups you can store has increased to 500
    • The number of Tuning Setups you can store has increased to 500
    • The number of photos you can store has increased to 150
  • Multiplayer Community Championships
    • Seasonal Championships featuring community-made routes can now be played in Co-Op and PvP.

January 2019

January 15, 2019 "Mitsubishi Returns!"

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Five
  • New Features
    • Free-For-All Adventure
      • This update adds a brand-new way to play Online Adventure, where players compete individually. Available in both Ranked and Unranked modes, this new game mode can be found in the Online Adventure tab, replacing “Anything Goes”.
  • Cross Platform fixes
    • Added Racing Series, Creator and Title filters to Event Blueprint searching.
    • Added the ability to view all the eligible cars for a Trial or Seasonal Championship.
    • Resolved issue where Drivatar names could be duplicated in events.
    • Fixed issue where a certain tune on the Forza Edition Caterham would cause graphical issues.
    • Fixed a bug where changing units to metric caused issues with the route length indicator during route creation.
    • Fixed an issue where turning off rewind in difficulty menu would prevent users from being able to rewind during route creation.
    • Fixed an issue where disabling car lights would not also disable the reverse lights.
    • Fixed an issue where flipped or snapped elements on an imported livery would unflip if ungrouped.
    • Fixed visual issues caused by Santa outfit and Reindeer nose.
    • Prevented damage being applied to player car when restarting British Racing Green: Chapter 10.
    • Improved visibility of Street Race event finish lines.
    • Fixed issue where downloading your own design via Creative Hub or the curated designs menu would not allow you to edit it.
    • Fixed an issue where leaving and rejoining a convoy during a #Forzathon Live event would allow users to collide with each other when they shouldn’t.
    • Fixed an issue where passing through a Danger Sign twice in quick succession would cause all other PR stunts to stop working.
    • Fixed an issue where Drivatars could win a co-op Seasonal Championship, despite scoring fewer points.
    • Fixed an issue where the Speed Trap near the train bridge could be exploited.
    • Fixed an issue where invalid performance ranges could be displayed on event flyers.
    • Fixed an issue where player prestige level would not be shown in pre-race leaderboards in Online Adventure.
    • Improvements to stutters.
    • The ‘Carlton’ and ‘Floss’ avatar emotes are no longer available.
    • Various stability improvements.
  • Wheel Fixes
    • Fixed issue where Average Slip Damper was not working on wheels that required inverse FFB.
    • Fixed issue where center spring in FFB would remain on while in the air.
    • Fixed issue where spring effect would trigger when driving through water, even if set to OFF
    • Improved rumble and FFB feedback on wheels.
    • Fixed an issue with the UI for the Thrustmaster T150, where buttons were displaying incorrectly.
    • Fixed issue where controller mappings for a second device were not being saved.
    • Fixed an issue with the Thrustmaster TS WX Racer competition mod, where setting the steering Axis Deadzone Outside to below 50 made it impossible to drive the car.

December 2018

December 21, 2018

  • Xbox Fixes
    • Addressed some stability issues on Xbox caused by the prior content update.

December 13, 2018 "Fortune Island"

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Four
  • New Features
    • Improved Horizon Life Multiplayer Event Sign-Up
      • When you create a Multiplayer Event, you can post it to the Activity Panel and return to Freeroam while you wait for players to sign up and join. The previous 40-second limit has been removed, and now you can wait for as long as you like for players to join before you start the session.
    • Improved Photo Mode
      • We've added more freedom to how you can move and pan the camera, along with bokeh effects and the ability to toggle headlights, drivers, wildlife and crowd characters!
  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Emotes can now occasionally be found for purchase in the #Forzathon shop.
    • Improved visibility of driving line on mini-map in various colorblind modes.
    • Added messaging to inform players that Cars and Credits must be claimed from the Auction House within 60 days.
    • Added an LSP error message to make users aware they need an update to the game.
    • Seasonal Event names are now shown on the map, making them easier to find.
    • Made a change to allow users who use manual gears to view the map during Route Creation.
    • Fixed an exploit in Route Creator which allowed players to create routes to easily gain a large number of skill points.
    • Fixed an exploit in Rivals which allowed players to use cars that did not meet the event restrictions.
    • Fixed an issue where players who flipped cars, or missed checkpoints were not being reset in Ranked Adventure.
    • Fixed an issue where players could not remove glasses in the Character Customizer.
    • Fixed an issue where players could sometimes get stuck in a Car Mastery Tree, and be unable to navigate from their current tile.
    • Fixed an issue where players were occasionally being teleported to their last created Route Blueprint after a Seasonal Championship.
    • Fixed an issue where the Distance Driven stat was not updating correctly if the player changed their car via the Pause Menu
    • Various stability improvements.
  • PC Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where benchmark mode for Nvidia cards would sometimes show performance degradation when there was none.
    • Fixed an issue where the latest Windows 10 OS was causing a crash when entering speed zones.
    • Fixed infrequent frame drops when using AMD Radeon R9 290X
    • Improved non-standard functions that have been mapped to a controller.
  • Wheel Fixes
    • Fixed extreme sudden movements to wheels during initialization.
    • Fixed the grinding noise in cockpit view when shifting with the Logitech G920.
    • Fixed the deadzones settings functionality for Throttle, Brake, Clutch and Steering.
    • Added UI to make it clearer which way to turn the wheel when mapping a Steering Wheel.

November 2018

November 20, 2018 "Horizon Service Check"

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Three
  • New Features
    • Implemented multi-material color selection for a number of cars and rims, as well as adding in a number of new to Horizon rims.
    • Added the ability to bulk add DLC cars to the player garage.
  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where Xbox Game Pass holders were not entitled to the Formula Drift pack.
    • Fixed an issue where players would not receive rewards for completing a seasonal PR stunt they already completed.
    • Fixed an issue where some players were not receiving double #Forzathon points after re-purchasing Lake Lodge.
    • Improved UI to make it clearer when players are earning double #Forzathon points.
    • Fixed an issue to keep players grouped together after finishing a #Forzathon Live Event.
    • Fixed an issue with Route Blueprint where the player was placed at the incorrect finish point after completing a custom route.
    • Fixed the camera issues caused by rewinding immediately after placing a checkpoint in Route Blueprint.
    • Fixed an issue in Route Blueprint where players could run out of checkpoints preventing them from being able to finish route creation.
    • Added information to the Route Blueprint UI to show how many checkpoints have been placed, and how many are left to be placed.
    • Fixed an exploit in Route Blueprint for farming Pass Skills from AI cars.
    • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to enter Rivals events in cars which did not match the restrictions.
    • Fixed an issue where players in Private Adventures were able to select cars which did not meet the restrictions.
    • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes be unable to navigate up and down on the vinyl select screen in the Livery Editor.
    • Reduced the cost of some engine swap upgrades.
    • Fixed an exploit to extend the length of Skill Songs.
    • Fixed an issue where Car Pass 'New Cars' game alert would appear too early.
    • Fixed an issue where only one player on a team would receive the award from the Trial and Seasonal Championships.
    • Fixed an issue in co-op Showcases where pausing the game would prevent opponents from moving.
    • Added the ability to skip forward during post-race sequences.
    • Added notifications to show when the players is connecting to Horizon Life post event.
    • Fixed an issue with civilian traffic not appearing in Horizon Live.
    • Various stability fixes.
  • Wheel Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that was preventing players from being able to delete custom wheel settings.

November 7, 2018

  • Cross Platform Fixes
    • Fixed a bug where some players were not being awarded "Antique Restorer" achievement, despite having collected all the Barn Finds.
    • Updated the reward for Winter trial to make the Green Morph Suit clothing item available to players.
    • Fixed a bug where players were unable to get their vehicle reset (either through flipping, or missing a checkpoint) during Team Adventure.
    • Prevent cars from appearing ghosted whilst in Photo Mode.
    • Fixed a bug where Drivatars were all showing as Wristband Level 1 in race results screens.
    • Fixed an issue where completing a Route Blueprint event would leave the player at the end of the on-disc route, rather than the blueprinted route.
    • Route Blueprint fliers now show "Custom Route" to distinguish them from other Blueprints.
    • Added a Report button to Designs, Tunes, Photos, Vinyls in the Creative Hub menu.
    • Fixed an issue where some players were not prompted to join the session.
    • Reduced the chance of sessions failing to start in Ranked Team Adventure following successful matchmaking.
    • General Stability improvements.
  • PC Fixes
    • Fixed a bug where changing visual presets with framerate set to >60 will result in mismatch between framerate and UI in-game after a reboot.
  • Wheel Fixes
    • Fixed a bug where users were unable to navigate menus after clearing a custom wheel profile.
    • Fixed Multi-USB device saving action map issue.
    • Fixed Fanatec Clubsport 2.5 (RdV 310, FwV 446) wheel settings don't save on game restart.

October 2018

October 29, 2018

  • PC Fixes
    • Fix for the corruption users experienced when a CU goes live at or around the same time as a Windows OS update.

October 23, 2018 "The Route Creator"

Main article: Forza Horizon 4/Update Two
  • Cross-Platform Fixes
    • General stability and performance improvements.
    • Multiple engine audio improvements based on community feedback.
    • Added quit option in Quickplay Team Adventure after finishing an Adventure.
    • Improvements to Force Feedback understeer effect
    • Fix for progress loss on Forzathon Challenges.
    • Fix for rewards not being awarded in Seasonal Championships and Trial events.
    • Fix for blurring on the edges of a moving target car in Photo Mode.
    • Fix to avoid early completion of Trial events and allow all events to be finished.
    • Fix for VIP House reward exploit.
    • Fix for reset system not placing the car correctly when changing season after an event.
    • Improvements to free-roam Drivatar behavior, when driving round tight corners
    • Fix for calculation of team score in Horizon Stories Co-op sessions during time-based challenges.
    • Fix for Forzathon Weekly Bonus not updating correctly in the UI.
    • Fix for HDR brightness calibration screen.
    • Fix for traffic cars not spawning sometimes after a Barn Find cinematic.
    • Fix for displayed value of VIP house when VIP owned, but house not purchased.
    • Fix for rotating wheels when car is stationary in Pause Menu, ForzaVista and Drone Mode.
  • PC Fixes
    • Fix for video options being lost when tweaking AMD GPU clock speeds.
    • Increased quality of grass and tree procedurals at distance when Procedural Quality setting is set to Extreme.
    • Fix for 'low streaming bandwidth' message on high spec PCs when GPU-limited.
    • Fix for crash when changing audio devices whilst a video is playing.
  • Xbox Fixes
    • No Xbox-specific fixes.
  • Wheel Fixes
    • Increased tuning range for FFB Understeer and FFB minimum force
      • Both minimum and maximum tuning settings have been increased, both of these features now have a bigger impact on FFB functionality.
      • The previous setting saved on user's profile have not been touched to avoid disruptions.
    • Logitech G920 (Xbox and PC) and G29 (PC Only)
      • Reduced rumble vibration strength.
      • Reduced default damper and spring strength.
        • This change will make the default FFB feel weaker by default (less spring and damper) on these two wheels, this also allows much better FFB torque bandwidth for tuning without clipping issues or oversteer FFB behavior problems. (wheel cannot rotate quickly enough for drifting)

October 10, 2018

  • All Platforms
    • General stability improvements
    • Changed the Titan FE Rivals Event to a regular Titan with an Upgrade Preset so non-VIPs can play it.
    • Fix for stall when connecting to a multiplayer session.
    • Fix for traffic sometimes not respawning after exiting an event sign-up in Horizon Life or after completing a Horizon Story.
    • Fix for Creative Hub data when accessed from Leaderboards.
    • Fix for crash during the rewards flow after completing a Horizon Story.
    • Fix for race position changing sometimes when crossing the line in co-op.
    • Fix for Xbox Silver Accounts not defaulting to Horizon Solo, resulting in failure to connect to multiplayer servers.
    • Fix for #Forzathon Live cinematics disappearing after disconnection.
    • Updated chase camera on the Mercedes Unimog to improve visibility.
  • Xbox
    • Fix for displaying the fallback car when reaching the Dirt race series with only the initial install chunk installed.
  • PC
    • Manual HDR option added. Note that some PC HDR users may find that their HDR setting becomes set to 'off' due to this update. They will need to toggle it back on using the manual setting.
    • Fix for HDR detection when multiple displays are connected.
    • Fix for user video settings being reset when graphics drivers are updated. Note that updating the driver just before running with this game update may still reset the video settings.
    • Minimum AMD graphics driver version updated to 18.9.3.
    • Fix for GPU crash after displaying the boot logo videos.
    • Improvements to video options auto-detection when running with a 4k monitor.
    • Fix for some cars parts appearing semi-transparent on AMD GPUs.
    • Fix for accelerator pedal not working on Thrustmaster T150 in some set-ups.

October 1, 2018

  • All Platforms
    • General stability and performance improvements.
    • Ultimate VIP Crown flair fixed.
  • Xbox
    • Stutters on Xbox One X while free roaming.
  • PC
    • Fixed issue when changing MSAA from 2x to 4x resulted in improper tree LOD rendering/popping until game restarted.
    • Fixed stalls and large FPS drops during Initial Drive. Affected machines where the player had insufficient RAM for their quality settings.
    • Fixed AMD GPU issue where switching MSAA settings without restarting resulted in black corruption on the environment.
    • Environment streaming improvements for min spec machines.
    • Added visual presets for Nvidia RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080Ti.
    • Fanatec CSL Wheel - fix for handbrake stuck on.
    • Wheel Force Feedback improvements.[1]

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