I recently installed Forza Horizon 3 again after a few years, running into a snag on Win10 trying to get the Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels DLC to download and install. The good news is I got it to work, but the way to do it is not documented (that I could find) so I wanted to share my successful experience so others don’t have to.
I originally purchased FH3 Standard Edition, later purchasing the separate DLC expansions. After installing the game, only the base game was installed and because of the end-of-life (EOL) of FH3 I couldn’t download and install the DLC from the store; or the xbox app. e.g. doing a search would not directly lead to a result to download. At best, a search would lead me to the expansion pass which either prompted me to purchase or not able to download.
I went into the game to see if I could load the DLC expansions from the marker on the map. Upon visiting and clicking purchase / install that led to a store error - unable to download and install. Upon reflection I think this link goes to an expired / non-existent store link. Probably the one that was EOL’d.
Then I thought about it a moment and realized why not try the Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels tabs in the menu when driving. Once there I clicked into “Travel to …” button which opened a window to purchase / install. Pressing “Enter” popped open the Microsoft Store app with a direct link to download. Clicking that button to download triggered the Xbox app to manage the download and install.
I did the above for both the DLC’s, restarted the game and the DLC was properly installed and ready to play. See images for reference.