A new update has just dropped for Forza Horizon 5 across PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and it’s designed to remedy online convoy issues.
The hotfix patch includes ‘various stability fixes’ alongside ‘server stability improvements’, which are always welcome additions, especially after over 10 million people jumped onto the game’s online ecosystem post-launch.
But the bigger item here is specific changes to the convoy system, where errors have been afflicting players since release. FH5’s version of a party, or lobby, sometimes joining a friend in a convoy simply wouldn’t work, other times cars would randomly disappear. In the meantime, the Playground Games development team issued a statement with the priority fixes it is working on, this being one of them.
Now, thanks to this patch, convoy issues should be a thing of the past. If you’ve downloaded the new update, let us know in the comments below if your performance is improved. There are also amendments to freeroam traffic and those playing on Xbox Series X|S, any Direct Storage issues should be a thing of the past.
The full changelog is below. Sadly, for most users, this doesn’t appear to fix the current Blazing Thunder Trailblazer Festival Playlist Treasure Hunt…
Forza Horizon 5, 14th December 2021 hotfix changelog
- Xbox One: 2.414.967.0
- Xbox Series: 3.416.408.0
- PC: 3.414.967.0
- Steam: 1.414.967.0
- Various stability fixes
- Server stability improvements
- Network improvements
- Convoy matchmaking improvements
- Fixed an issue with convoy members disappearing
- Fixed an issue with players trying to join another players server
- Fixed an issue with Direct Storage Issues on Series X|S
- Freeroam car traffic improvements