As the challenges with playing Forza Motorsport persist, particularly with single-player components and those on PC, the development team has issued a work-in-progress list of what it’s planning to fix next.
The significant update with ‘over 200 fixes’ is expected ‘mid-November’ and will also add the Yas Marina circuit on Yas Island for free. Let’s be real here, why is the number of fixes a boast? In our book, that’s an admittance that the game shipped in an unworthy state.
Putting that aside, a main error is the persistent quick-upgrade option mid-series, which can force a game restart and a loss of progress. We reported earlier this week that update 1.1 aimed to fix this. Turns out it hasn’t, which makes the previous patch more than a bit mendacious.
Let’s take the rest of the new update’s wording trepidatiously hencforce…
So, it should mean those on PC with AMD hardware will no longer see shaders to recompile every time the game is started or crash when headphones are plugged in.
“Many fixes to improve overall game stability and reduce crashes across all platforms,” is one bold, and vague, statement too.
The support post also claims that replays may now start working. Let’s see. At present, saving an online race replay is hit and miss, and when it does save, the replay loads but the cars are just sat on the grid and you can’t watch it back.
Featured Multiplayer is our favourite Forza Motorsport feature, and some tweaks are heading its way, namely, customised liveries hopefully displaying correctly (or ‘more consistently’ in Turn 10 parlance), the launch countdown no longer taking an age and revised ‘fuel estimation logic’.
The full list of expected changes, so far, is below and will sit alongside the expected weekly multiplayer playlist changes, additional Builders Cup events and Car Pass DLC drops.
Forza Motorsport November 2023 update WIP changelog
- Many fixes to improve overall game stability and reduce crashes across all platforms.
- Fixed issue where players can view and unlock tunes and vinyls shared by other players.
- Fixed issue causing black paint shade to show up as grey instead of black.
- Fixed issue where only the inner barrel on factory rims is paintable.
- Fixed issue requiring shaders to recompile every time Forza Motorsport is started on AMD chipsets.
- Fixed specific game crash that occurs if headphones are plugged into the front panel.
Note – PC players using AMD 7900 XTX who encounter a crash at the end of races should download the latest AMD graphics driver to resolve this issue.
- Fixes to matchmaking as a group, party management, and invites and joins across multiplayer.
- Fixes to ensure custom liveries show up more consistently across multiplayer game modes.
- Fixes to address cases where Intermission/Launch Countdown would take much longer than expected before the start of multiplayer races.
- Fixes to automatic wet tire selection when entering an event, and fixes to fuel estimation logic.
- Fixes to title stability when resuming from a suspended state on console.
- Resolved an exploit related to changing car tune mid-race.
- Fixed issue where the game becomes stuck in the “new content update” loop when entering the main menu.
- Fixes to Replays in scenarios where Replays do not start playing, the cars do not move, or they float.
- Fixed issue with a forced camera change at the start of a race.
- Fixed issue with the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS Sport Roll Cage visual upgrade option, which removes the roof of the car when viewed in first-person.
- Fixed issue that prevented the Thrustmaster T248 LED screen from displaying race position information.
- We’re aware that the infinite loading screen when saving a Quick Upgrade in the Builders Cup still occurs for some players after the Update 1.1 hotfix. We’re investigating this issue very carefully, and with the additional information that we have received from the community, we believe we have identified the root cause. We hope to better resolve this issue soon.