FM Community Update | October 17 Update 1.0


13 October 2023- Turn 10 Studios
Update: See the October 17 Release Notes below

An update to our Forza Motorsport community.

Hi everyone. It’s been a week since Forza Motorsport released for Premium Edition owners and, in that time, we’ve been reading your feedback and listening to your concerns. Forza Motorsport has been designed to be a racing platform that will change and adapt over time. This includes tweaks to the gameplay systems, features and quality of life improvements, as well as new content that will be introduced every month.

Ever since players got their hands on Forza Motorsport, the team has continued developing new fixes and is committed to ongoing improvements, some of which will be released as early as next week. Stay tuned for the details and full release notes on our Forza Support website and Forza Motorsport channels.

While this first update focuses on quality of life and stability issues, we look forward to continuing to listen to, and evaluate, our players’ feedback in future updates.

Thanks to all our players for being part of the Forza Motorsport community and for your continued support and patience. We will keep you updated on when those changes start to roll out.

We’re excited to shape the future of Forza Motorsport together. Share your input and tell us about your experiences with the game on the official Forza Suggestions Hub.

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October 17 Release Notes

Our Update 1.0 is now available for installation. Please quit your game and restart your device to ensure you have the latest fixes.

The updated game version is *.494.4196.0

Stability [All Platforms]

General stability improvements with fixes for various crash scenarios.

Fixed a crash that could occur in the Builders Cup Career Mode after upgrading a car and entering Open Practice in the Fox Body Challenge race on Watkins Glen.

Fixed a crash that could occur on Grand Oak Club Circuit during a cinematic when entering Open Practice for the third race of the Builders Cup Intro Series.

Fixed a crash that could occur when entering a Free Play race from the My Cars menu if there were too many cars with custom thumbnail images.

Fixed a crash that could occur upon loading into a Free Play race.

Progression [All Platforms]

Adjusted car part unlock levels to increase player upgrade options at lower car levels. Most car parts should now be unlocked within a single Builders Cup series.

Improvements to ensure Car Affinity manufacturer reward discounts are unlocked when intended – once a player reaches Car Level 50 in a car from the respective brand.

Progression [Xbox Series X|S Only]

Fixed an issue that would cause players to lose gameplay progress if they continued to play Forza Motorsport after a new game update has been released.

Graphics [Xbox Series X|S Only]

Fixed an issue when entering and exiting the video menu in-game resulted in black levels being substantially raised, creating a “washed out” look.

Multiplayer [All Platforms]

Fixed an exploit in Featured Multiplayer where in specific scenarios, a player could post impossible lap times onto the Qualifying leaderboard by entering Qualifying directly from a Practice session.

Resolved an issue where at times incorrect Safety Rating and Driver Skill Ratings were used for matchmaking.

Fixed an issue where control of the car wouldn’t be handed back to the player upon exiting the pits in Featured Multiplayer and beginning a solo race in Free Play.

Fixed an issue that prevented players from downloading and saving another player’s livery while in a Private Multiplayer pre-race.

Livery Editor [All Platforms]

Fixed an issue on the 2016 Ford #66 Ford Racing GT Le Mans while moving a decal around the “Top” or “Hood” of the vehicle while in the Livery Editor which caused decals to appear reflected and offset on the other side of the car.

Fixed an issue on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS where stripe decals would not correctly line-up between the hood, roof and wing.

Fixed a crash encountered in Apply Decals when importing a Layer Group from a previous Forza game and then attempting to apply a Vinyl Shape.

Tracks [All Platforms]

Updated trackside flag textures on Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Fixed an issue on Le Mans track layouts where a specific curb would stop LMP cars as if they were colliding with an invisible wall.

Physics [All Platforms]

Improved wet tire wear rates in conditions where track wetness levels are moderate. Wet tires will still wear quickly in dry or semi-dry conditions.

Tuning Setup [All Platforms]

Fixed an issue that prevented players from downloading another player’s custom Tuning Setup while browsing a Leaderboard.

Accessibility [All Platforms]

Fixed an issue where custom key binds for a controller or keyboard would not be saved between game sessions.

Accessibility [Steam Only]

Fixed an issue where the speech-to-text window did not appear when speech-to-text or text-to-speech would be enabled.

Fixed an issue where the speech-to-text or text-to-speech window would persist on-screen for an indefinite duration until the game was relaunched.

Replay [All Platforms]

Improved the visuals of the replay camera shown for the last segment of VIR Grand West.

Cars [All Platforms]

Fixed an issue with the 1956 Jaguar D-Type where cockpit view would appear too low and clip through the driver’s collar.

Fixed an issue with the Alfa Romeo Giuletta Quadrifoglio Verde where the front of the car disappeared after selecting a front bumper visual upgrade.

Fixed an issue where the 2014 Volkswagen Golf R side skirts could not be seen after installing a bodykit.

Fixed an issue with the 1977 Holden Torana where both Street and Sport Roll Cages would be visibly present on the car after installing a Race Roll Cage.

Removed visible graining on the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Race Roll Cage texture.

Fixed an issue with the 2004 Porsche 911 GT3, 1997 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec, 2018 Renault Megane R.S. and 2012 MINI John Cooper Works GP where higher-level Roll Cage would be visible on lower-level upgrades.

Fixed an issue with the 2021 BMW M3 where the RPM displayed on the digital dash would be desynced with the RPM shown on the Forza UI HUD.

Fixed ambient occlusion errors on both the exterior and interior views in the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V and fixed a separate issue of damage geometry clipping when viewing the car from a distance.

Fixed an issue with the 2014 Lamborghini Huracan where no light is cast from the car gauge and dashboard cluster, as well as the headlights, taillights and brake lights. We’ve also fixed ambient occlusion errors on this vehicle.

Updated the mirror texture of the 2018 SUBARU #1 Adrian Flux SUBARU Racing Levorg GT from a repeating pattern to its intended semi-gloss metallic silver texture.

Fixed an issue with the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray where using the Remove Wing Upgrade left the Stock Wing visible on the car.

Fixed an odd behavior scenario that would occur for players who own the Forza Motorsport Premium Edition or Premium Add-Ons Bundle on both Xbox and Steam and use the same Gamertag on both versions where duplicated DLC cars would result in an error message prompting the player to repurchase the associated DLC.

Fixed an exploit where DLC car duplicates purchased from the Showroom could be used on another account or platform where the DLC has not been purchased.


Thanks for the info. When will this be released?




Let’s not forget, we are still disappointed about Turn 10 letting go of these cars:

Acura RSX
Audi TT Mk2
BMW M5 E60
Bugatti Veyron
2012/2015 Chevrolet Camaro
1995 Ford Mustang
2007 Shelby GT500
2013 Shelby GT500
1994 Honda Prelude
Lamborghini Murcielago
Lexus ISF
Mazda Miata NB
2006 Subaru WRX STI
1996 Subaru SVX
TVR Sagaris
Volkswagen Golf Mk6
Any other car from Forzas 5, 6, and 7

Turn 10, try to get these cars back.


Good news, hope the Progression-Save issue among the list in the firs update.


Well, there’s your cue folks. If you want lots of credits and your cars leveled up for you, do it before the end of next week, because those little aids are going away first.


Any chance to get TrackIR?
That would be awesome.


As for stability issues, please fix the constant crashing for Nvidia GPUs. I kept getting crashes in my PC, even at the lowest setting possible.


Please turn10, check the game’s performance on the PC, I have a Radeon RX 7900XT (recommended card for the game) and Ryzen 5 5600x, 32GB Dram, in benchmark mode the game says I have enough performance to run at 4k ultra settings, in However, on the track there are constant drops in fps and mini crashes, in addition to the game closing several times on Windows 11, the latest update.


:heart:Add drift points and leaderboards​:heart::v:


While I hope you guys get on top of bugs, can we get an explanation of why so much has changed for the worse? No drift or drag events, yet we can purchase the upgrades? Was telling us you guys are building it from the ground up in 2022 mean you guys were actually just then starting only a year ago? Because that’s how everything feels in this “game”, which we should more truly call a demo.


An “update” just to say “stay tuned for more updates?”


This glitch from previous game has now given many exploiters of the game a huge upper hand. There are those of us who like to play clean and earn every bit of what we earn. Has this patch been addressed with this update?


TIL this is an early access game. :sweat_smile:

edit: the link blog initially said “early access.” The wording in the post has been updated. I know the author was referring to the early access the premium edition provided.

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They will probably be added back

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Love the game to bits, been playing since Motorsport 1 and this is my favorite since Motorsport 4. Main thing the game needs right now is some more love to the PC version, hopefully this update next week helps with peoples issues. Been playing it on PC and xbox and I love everything about the game, other than the issues on PC. Keep up the good work.


Fix the game! Infinite loading screen with almost every car purchase or upgrade

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Fix the Game! Infinite loading screen with almost every car purchase or upgrade!