So I was experiencing an issue where I couldn’t start the game as it would tell me it is not available in my account… but I have managed to get the game working again thanks to me randomly just installing Forza 6 Apex, letting the game sync data, and then uninstalling it. So you would have thought I would go on to enjoy some racing…
Well, let me put it this way, this game is extremely odd when it comes to performance. I played a race earlier yesterday (rain+23 cars) and I did not experience any stuttering/hitching. However, today I did the same race and experienced stutter/hitching. These small stutters do not make the game freeze, but because they are so quick and happen so often in races it breaks the immersion. I know a lot of attention has been brought to this whole ‘0 core at 100% load’ thing, and I can understand why now. Now I don’t want to say this is the culprit because this is obviously something only the dev’s know, but I would like for this to be fixed. I encountered this exact error with Forza Horizon 3, and I remember it being patched eventually.
My system is more than enough for this game (7700K+GTX 1080Ti+16GB DDR4 3200mhz RAM+installed on SSD). I was getting the exact same stutters whilst playing the Forza 7 demo last week on the older Windows Creators build. At the moment I am using the latest Fall update which was supposed to fix stuttering. In fact I saw an article stating that apparently that Fall update solved all stutter issues in Forza 7. I only wish this were the case.
I have now tried various things to try to remedy this stutter, but I cannot seem to get rid of it now. I am thinking about refunding the game, but at the same I don’t want to because I know this has the potential to be smooth.