FM Update 4.0 | 16 Jan 2024

Update 4.0 - new Track, new Cars, new Events

Update 4.0 will be available for download on Tuesday January 16, adding new weekly content for January 18th through February 15th, 2024 and February 29th for the new Career tour.

Announcements

New Content, Features and Events

TRACKS

New Track

  • Daytona International Speedway - Tri-oval and Sports Car Circuit
    Compete on both layouts in Career Mode and Featured Multiplayer, set your fastest lap times in any car class in Time Attack, or enjoy a Daytona race day either solo or with your friends in Free Play and Private Multiplayer. We’ll also have a special Daytona Sports Car Series in Featured Multiplayer to replicate the excitement of the iconic race weekend.

Track integration

  • With the release of Update 4, select existing Builders Cup series will be updated to integrate Daytona, Hockenheim, and Yas Marina.

CARS

Reward Cars

  • 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV (Career Italian Challengers Tour)
  • 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale (Career Open Tour)

Spotlight Cars

Spotlight cars are featured in the Showroom every week, available for you to acquire with a 30% discount using in-game credits. These cars can be used in the new Italian Challengers Tour, as well as Spotlight Series events in Featured Multiplayer and Rivals.

  • 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO (Jan. 18 - 24)
  • 2017 Abarth 124 Spider (Jan. 25 - 31)
  • 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (Feb. 1 - 7)
  • 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia (Feb. 8- 15)
  • 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV (VIP 15% discount)

Car Pass Cars (DLC)

  • 2019 McLaren Senna GTR (Jan. 18)
  • 2019 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione 488 GTE (Jan. 25)
  • 2022 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro (Feb. 1)
  • 2018 Cadillac #57 TA CTS-V (Feb. 8)


EVENTS


CAREER

Discover how Italian cars became an unquestionable staple of the automotive industry in Italian Challengers, the new Featured Tour in Career Mode. It starts with All-Wheel Driven, where Lancia stands ready to take on its historic adversaries on the track as you race iconic rally machines. Then in Roadster Renaissance, step behind the wheel of the Abarth 124 Spider and battle the iconic Mazda MX-5 to discover the shared origins of these unique siblings. Tour the world of luxury sports sedans – a class once dominated by Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz – and experience a fierce contender in Alfa Performance. Conclude this Featured Tour with Italian beauty, craftsmanship, and speed by racing with track-focused, high-performance Ferrari cars in Prancing Power.

Italian Challengers series do not have to be completed in a particular week – you have until February 29, 2024, to finish this latest Featured Tour. Spotlight cars are available at a discount for the week during which they are featured. Complete all 4 series to unlock the 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV!

  • Italian Challengers Tour (Jan. 18 – Feb. 29)
    • All-Wheel Driven (Starts Jan. 18)
    • Roadster Renaissance (Starts Jan. 25)
    • Alfa Performance (Starts Feb. 1)
    • Prancing Power (Starts Feb. 8)

In Update 4, the Open Tour is all about racing the classics. Build your favorite cars and bring them to the track to race models of automotive history. All 4 refreshed Open Tour series (C, B, A, S) will be available on January 18. Complete all 4 series before February 15, 2024, to add the 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale to your collection.

  • Open Tour (Jan. 18 - Feb. 15)
    • C Class Series
    • B Class Series
    • A Class Series
    • S Class Series

MULTIPLAYER

Spec Series Open Series Spotlight Series Dates
Formula Mazda Series Jan. 18 - Feb. 15
Forza P1 Series S Class Series, A Class Series 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO Jan. 18-24
Daytona Sports Car Series X Class Series, C Class Series 2017 Abarth 124 Spider Jan. 25-31
VW Golf GTI Spec Series R Class Series, E Class Series 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Feb. 1-7
Modern Factory Racecar Series P Class Series, B Class Series 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Feb. 8-15

Formula Mazda Series
With their smooth power delivery and brilliant handling, open-wheel Mazda formula cars are an ideal entry-level series to develop a driver’s skills for racing’s top classes.

Forza P1 Series
Experience cutting-edge racecars with massive aerodynamic downforce, super-efficient engines and performance-boosting hybrid systems.

Daytona Sports Car Series
Experience the thrill of Daytona race weekend in Forza Motorsport! Every few hours, the car class cycles between Forza GT, Forza P2, and Forza Proto-H with natural time-of-day progression like the real 24-hour race.

VW Golf GTI Spec Series
Get behind the wheel of the car that gave birth to the Hot Hatch revolution more than four decades ago.

Modern Factory Racecar Series
Race through a field of ultimate track day specials in the Modern Factory Racecar series. These mid-engine production cars feature unique upgrades designed to achieve the highest performance metrics and ensure victory on the track.


RIVALS

Event Car Track Dates
Featured Track: Daytona 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Daytona International Speedway Jan. 18 - Feb. 15
Titanic Tuner (VIP) 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 FE Road America - East Jan. 25 - Feb. 1
Logitech McLaren G Challenge: Stage #3 2015 McLaren P1 GTR Grand Oak - National Jan. 18 - Feb. 15
Spotlight 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO Suzuka - East Jan. 18 - Jan. 25
Spotlight 2017 Abarth 124 Spider Lime Rock - Full Alt Jan. 25. - Feb. 1
Spotlight 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Mid Ohio - Short Feb. 1 - 8
Spotlight 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Mugello - Full Feb. 8 - 15

Logitech McLaren G Challenge competition
Sign up at Discord.gg/LogitechG to qualify for prizes, including a chance to win a VIP racing experience with McLaren! Once registered, set your fastest laps at Grand Oak – National Circuit in the 2015 McLaren P1 GTR. The top drivers per region advance to the semifinals in February 2024.

*VIP Rivals events and Spotlight discounts require VIP Membership, available in the Premium Edition or Premium Add-Ons Bundle, sold separately.


GAME CHANGES

In addition to bug fixes, the update includes these changes that affect the game experience:

  • Homestead: Fixed issue where AI would aggressively return to the race line upon existing the pits at the Homestead – Road Circuit.
  • Silverstone: Fixed issue where driving over red concrete squares can slow down the player’s car.
  • Yas Marina: Adjusted the overall track surface to feel less bumpy and smoother to drive on.
  • Yas Marina: Smoothened the rumble strips on turns 14 and 15 as they previously felt too bumpy and sometimes caused the player to lose control of their car.
  • 2018 Audi #44 R8 LMS GT3: Rebalanced this car to be more competitive, fairer and in line with its opponents in the Forza GT Spec Series in Featured Multiplayer.
  • 2011 Citroën DS3 Racing: Fixed issue where livery was missing logos from the real-life car.
  • 1989 Mercedes-Benz #63 Sauber-Mercedes C 9: Fixed issue where the V8 engine audio is inaccurate compared to its real-life counterpart.
  • Fixed issue preventing stock rear wing from being painted on several cars.

See the full Release Notes and bug fixes at Forza Support and remember to put all bug discussion in FM Report New Issues and FM Car Issues so the team can quickly monitor the number of players affected and specific details.

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Four weeks of Formula Mazda in Featured Multiplayer? Count me well out, especially with the current online experience of game crashes and dirty drivers.

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I think offering no major bug fixes is an absolute disgrace to the community.

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This update is real message to community…

After this we will need to wait one more month for desperately needed bug fixes or any adjustments to the game…

We got track that needed to be in the game from the start, and some old cars that are just returning to roster…

It was holidays time so they get one more chance from me, if Update 5 is same again that will be good bye from me…

And with player numbers like FM has, every player is needed…

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WHERE ARE THE BUG FIXES? jfccc… literally over 1000 tickets and this is what we get?

Edit: The censorship is real here. I wish we could get that same energy into fixing the game…

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I mean it still has the replay feature pulled from it…

It’s a hot mess if you stand back and think of all the things broken with it.

All the people that paid up money for pre-ordering certainly need a refund or a rebate on it.

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Not having working replays 3 months in is everything anybody needs to know about this “game”…

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Come on guys, give them some credit. If they carry on with the track updates, by this time next year we’ll have the same amount as we did in FM7. They’ll have to step on the gas with other content to reach parity though

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Seeing an apparently permanent Formula Mazda lobby made me kind of excited. Good handling, balanced cars that are tough to drive fast made Formula Mazda my favorite spec lobby so far.

Plus it’s refreshing not having to deal with the guys that think drag builds are good for road racing.

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The spec aspect is cool, nice that there is a more permanent lobby we can work through.

I’m just concerned about the open-wheel nature and the horrendous lag and vehicle positioning glitches that occur during a race. There’s not enough predictability in online car positions to trust going 2 wide through a corner in a 1200 pound open-wheel car.

So what bug fixes are happening ?

Please just pause all cars tracks anything just make the game playable ! first then re-add all the cars and tracks you took away that were already in past titles. then maybe we can talk about adding new stuff. First fix the game and add the old stuff back.

T10 is so tone def

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This game has been Exhibit A on why Games as a Service is a joke unless the game launches in good shape.

No matter how much held back content you release, if the gameplay is shallow and nothing but a repetitive grind, it makes no difference.

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1000094667

Has anyone in Turn 10 actually visited a race track? Ever? Show of hands, please.

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Please don’t tell me the pit exit is still blocked?

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I know everyone wants to see the bug fixes and features, but you shouldnt be too surprised. Coming out in Oct I am guessing all content updates were already prepped and ready with the holidays in mind. Im all for waiting 1 more month to see if they are gonna make efforts to do what they said. And id you see the posts I have made in the past I have not said many nice things about this game yet

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we need visual update

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Seems fine.

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That’ll add some “excitement” to the game :joy:. But on a serious note w t f…

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oh great another recycled track purposly removed from the game to be drip fed back in., even worse that its another oval track… yawn

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