Forza Motorsport Update 3 patch notes: New track, events, cars & more

Aakash Regmi
Car racing in rainy weather in Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport has received another major patch with Update 3, here’s everything that was added and fixed with the latest update, as well as the full patch notes. 

It has only been a month since the last major update for Forza Motorsport, and Turn 10’s serious racer has received another one with Update 3. It has brought tons of fixes, new cars, and a brand-new track. 

While Forza Motorsport did have a sizable amount of content on launch, with over 500 cars and 20 tracks, players were left disappointed with the performance and other issues like “terrible” AI. Many of those were previously addressed, and now the latest Update 3 makes the game more stable on low-end hardware.

So, here’s everything included in Forza Motorsport Update 3. 

New track in Forza Motorsport Update 3

Update 3 of Forza Motorsport added a new track, Hockenheim. The track has 3 layouts and is the second track that has been added to the game post-launch, with the first one being Yas Marina in Update 2.

Hockenheim in Forza Motorsport
Hockenheim is available across Career Mode, Multiplayer, Free Play, and Rivals.

New cars in Forza Motorsport Update 3

Forza Motorsport Update 3 adds five new cars for Car Pass owners. The Car Pass is available for purchase separately or for Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition players.

Here is the list of all the added, as well as spotlight cars in Forza Motorsport Update 3, as first revealed by Turn 10 in their blog post:

Car Pass cars

2018 Chevrolet #23 Ruman Racing TA CorvetteDecember 14, 2023
1985 Buick #6 Performance Motorsports Somerset Regal Trans-AmDecember 21, 2023
2021 Cadillac #31 Whelen Racing DPi-V.RDecember 28, 2023
2018 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán Super Trofeo EvoJanuary 4, 2024
1983 Porsche #11 John Fitzpatrick Racing 956January 11, 2024

Spotlight Cars

2020 Automobili Pininfarina BattistaDecember 14-21
2022 Ferrari 296 GTBDecember 21-28
2021 McLaren SabreDecember 28 – January 4
2023 Aston Martin ValkyrieJanuary 4-11
2015 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán LP620-2 Super TrofeoJanuary 11-18

Forza Motorsport Update 3 adds two new tours, one to the Career Series and the other to the Open Series. That’s on top of the regular featured events and Rivals. Here is a full breakdown:

New Tours

New Career Series – Contemporary Tour

Italian IngenuityDecember 14, 20232020 Automobili Pininfarina Battista
Hybrid FerocityDecember 21, 20232022 Ferrari 296 GTB
Tip of The SpearDecember 28, 20232021 McLaren Sabre
Valkyrie ChallengeJanuary 4, 20242023 Aston Martin Valkyrie

The reward for completing the tour is the 2022 Pagani Huayra R.

New Career Series – British Marques Open Tour

You can continue to upgrade your car further in the Open Tour, and this time you’ll be pitted against Drivatars using cars from Aston Martin, Jaguar, Lotus, and Mini. Turn 10 shared that all 4 refreshed Open Tour series (C, B, A, S) will be available on December 14, and the reward for completing it is the 2015 McLaren 650S.

Lotus 3-Eleven Spec SeriesP Class, A Class2020 Automobili Pininfarina BattistaDecember 14-21
Formula 70s SeriesS Class, C Class2022 Ferrari 296 GTBDecember 21-28
GTP/C SeriesX Class, E Class2021 McLaren SabreDecember 28 – January 4
Mazda Miata Spec SeriesR Class, B Class2023 Aston Martin ValkyrieJanuary 4-11
Vintage Le Mans Prototype SeriesP Class, D Class2015 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán LP620-2 Super TrofeoJanuary 11-18
Featured Track – Hockenheim2021 Mercedes-AMG OneHockenheim – Full CircuitDecember 14 – January 18
VIP – Nocturnal Predator2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé Forza EditionKyalami – GP CircuitDecember 14 – January 18
Spotlight – Automobili2020 Automobili Pininfarina BattistaMugello – Full CircuitDecember 14-21
Spotlight – Ferrari2022 Ferrari 296 GTBWatkins Glen – Short CircuitDecember 21-28
Spotlight – McLaren2021 McLaren SabreNürburgring – Sprint CircuitDecember 28 – January 4
Spotlight – Aston Martin2023 Aston Martin ValkyrieSilverstone – Grand Prix CircuitJanuary 4-11

Forza Motorsport Update 3 patch notes

Here’s a full patch notes for Forza Motorsport Update 3, as shared by Turn 10 Studios:  

Bug Fixes and Improvements 

General [All Platforms] 

  • Fixes to improve overall game stability and performance across all platforms. 
  • Saved Rivals Replays now includes weather information. [1634894] 
  • Fixes to ray traced rendering features for ambient occlusion and mirror reflections that caused flickering and strobing effects on the car and road. [1589717] 
  • Fixed issue of an infinite loading screen when swapping cars to the currently used car from the pre-race menu. [1640119] 
  • Fixed issue that disables navigation using the Left Stick or d-pad when selecting the Team Credits option and immediately backing out. [1616007] 

Gameplay [All Platforms] 

  • Rebalanced the slipstream impact on front and rear downforce when being drafted by another car (aerowash fix). [1639513] 
  • Fixed an issue causing Track Mastery corner segments to display a completion score of 0.0 if Track Mastery is disabled in the Gameplay & HUD settings. [1633670] 

Free Play [All Platforms] 

  • Fixed an issue in which the Driver Level visually appeared to reset to Level 1 after downloading Update 2 and entering Test Drive in Free Play. [1656239] 
  • Fixed issue in Free Play where players would always begin in the middle of the pack (12th) despite setting Grid Ordering to Random. [1639010] 
  • Fixed issue in Free Play where Drivatars would always choose the same car as the player.[1625606] 
  • Fixed an issue with Driver Level progression not persisting after completing a Free Play event and returning to the Homespace.  [1656518] 

Multiplayer [All Platforms] 

  • Updated Open Class Series schedule so that there are 2 Open Class Series active each week 
  • Fixed issue where entering the pits after the last Qualifying lap causes the game camera to get stuck in the pit lane. [1633511] 
  • Fixed an issue causing liveries to sometimes not be visible to players in multiplayer races.[1588857] 
  • Fixed an issue with large parties in Featured Multiplayer causing players to get into an indefinite loading screen while matchmaking. [1607503] 
  • Fixed an issue with tire wear not being correctly applied in Private Multiplayer races. [1638983] 
  • Fixed an issue where the Racecraft achievement to overtake 12 other players in a multiplayer race would not be unlocked despite fulfilling its requirements. [1441871] 

Tuning Setups [All Platforms] 

  • Fixed long load times when player attempts to save a custom upgrade or tuning setup. [1576170] 
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed tunable part values to be edited after removing a saved tune.[1630664] 
  • Fixed an issue in the Shared Tune Setups: Required Car Level and Required Car CP (Car Points) are inaccurate values. [1629192] 

Livery Editor [All Platforms] 

  • Fixed issue in the Livery Editor where overwriting a locked Vinyl group gives the “Failed to Save…” message and then saves two copies of the newly created Vinyl. [1637534] 

Wheels [All Platforms] 

  • Fixed a force-feedback issue on the Logitech G920 causing the steering wheel to pull left with any amount of force. [1593361] 

Cars [All Platforms] 

  • Fixed issue which allowed players to sell their Builders Cup reward cars, preventing them from reobtaining the cars and completing their associated Reward Showcases. [1638752] 
  • Fixed issue where the player car would have no engine audio after installing a 3.2-liter I6 engine swap. [1644223] 
  • 2018 BMW M5: Fixed issue where interior and motor were missing when a body kit is installed.[1621138] 
  • 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Fixed issue where painting the car body changes the paint for carbon fiber elements. [1627307] 
  • 2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS: Fixed issue where car brake caliper is seen clipping into multiple wheel rims. [1634729]
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R: Fixed issue that displayed unnatural white texture on the car’s taillights during cinematics. [1629606]
  • 2020 KTM X-Bow GT2: Fixed an issue in which the car is using 4-cylinder engine audio while having a 5-cylinder engine. [1639286]
  • 1991 Mazda 787B: Fixed issue that caused radiator texture to be stretched in multiple locations on the car and updated audio based on community feedback. [1642967]
  • 2004 Mercedes-Benz C 32 AMG: Fixed an issue where the exhaust backfire has no audio after engine and supercharger upgrades have been installed. [1640303]
  • 2020 MG #20 MG6 XPower: Fixed issue that caused the interior of the car to reflect the driving surface under the car. [1638948]

NoteDue to the resolution of an asset streaming issue, players might notice a slight deficit in car visual fidelity during the post-race podium sequence. 

Accessibility [All Platforms] 

  • Event Setup: “Event Rules Preset” would read as “Ghost Backmarkers” when player moves focus off and back on. [1592710] 
  • Event Setup: “Game Type” would read as “Race Length” when player moves focus off and back on. [1592863] 
  • Fixed game crash that occurred after player changes colorblind setting to Tritanopia filter and attempts to purchase a vehicle when starting Vintage Hatchback Series in Builders Cup. [1608078] 
  • Corrected an issue where audio description fails in certain weather conditions. [1608874] 
  • Added narration to the “Pit this Lap” HUD notification. [1612123] 
  • Fixed issue where HUD element for Quick Chat when using mouse and keyboard as the primary input would not be present. [1613000] 
  • Fixed issue where Career Mode races with a rolling start would not play Blind Driving Assists Turn Navigation VO. [1629255] 
  • Added Audio Description for podium sequence on all tracks. [1638919] 
  • Fixed an issue where the controller had to be connected to navigate via keyboard input on Xbox Series X|S consoles. [1642358] 

PC [Microsoft Store and Steam] 

  • Fixed various random crashes in multiplayer races specifically on PCs with AMD GPUs.[1629927] 
  • DLSS will now properly turn on and off in video settings. [1603315] 
  • Stability and performance are improved on lower spec PCs. [1634981] 
  • Improved consistency of framerate while racing. [1637793] 
  • Fixed the video quality presets always defaulting to native window resolution. [1616845]
  • Improved detection of CPUs on PC to set the default quality preset. [1612579]
  • Reduced the occurrence of a bug where the track or other objects becomes invisible while racing. [1615589]
  • Fixed issue where repeatedly changing the game’s render resolution with a controller removes the highlighted option. [1598328]
  • Fixed issue where mouse click allows both exiting and menu item selection simultaneously. [1631014]
  • Fixed issue where “Tab” buttons are not selectable when using a mouse in the Settings menu. [1409614]
  • Fixed issue in which the game fails to launch for players with a non-ascii username. [1636513]
  • Benchmark Mode: Fixed an issue where incorrect Benchmark Results showed inaccurate System Memory for a PC with 16GB RAM. [1625636]
  • Fixed issue where the Steam overlay does not pause the game while in a race. [1583340] 

That’s everything you need to know about Update 3 of Forza Motorsport. For more on Forza Motorsport, check out:

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