The next Forza Horizon 5 update refines photo mode and Horizon Open

Thomas Harrison-Lord
A new update for PC and Xbox Forza Horizon 5 players will be live on 1st March 2022, and it fixes several key bugs requested by the community.

It’s time for a new Forza Horizon 5 update, and this time around it adds a new Festival Playlist, Series 5, native sign-language support and the squashing of several issues.

“The team has been really hard at work fixing bugs,” explained Tom Butcher, Senior Producer at Playground Games on a recent Let’s ¡GO! presentation.

Top of the hitlist is the time of day no longer transitioning while the Photo Mode was in use and the frustrating bug when players weren’t able to use headlights during night Horizon Open events.

Tom Butcher, Senior Producer at Playground Games, Forza Horizon 5

At last, the retro-active points from the ill-fated Festival Playlist Series 1 and Series 2 events will now be awarded once the patch goes live. This was discussed back in January, and during the Series 4 update at the start of February it was said that they would ‘come soon’.

These challenges will now appear with a gold tint within the Series History, and if those points help you towards an Achievement, that will now pop.

In addition, for the Livery Editor, the layer numbers have been reworked for a clearer experience, handy if you had a complex design in the work.

There are also a whole host of small tweaks too for this update, which we’ve included below. It will launch for PC (Xbox and Steam), Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on 1st March 2022.

Forza Horizon 5, 1st March 2022, game update changelog

Version Number

  • Xbox One: 2.435.64.0
  • Xbox Series: 3.435.64.0
  • PC: 3.435.64.0
  • Steam: 1.435.064.0


  • Added ability to view followed players when on the Creative Hub tab on the Pause Menu via the button bar
  • Updated Map Seasonal PR Stunt UI to be clearer
  • Improved Livery Editor UI when using layers to not hide the layer contents
  • Fixed Manufacturer rewards for new Series 4 Manufacturers
  • Fixed Street Racing perk only working on Road Races
  • Improved Car Collection navigation
  • Fixed issue where HUD would sometimes not appear in Freeroam
  • Fixed issue where player was unable to change their Radio Station
  • Updated Logo on Horizon Race Suit to use FH5 rather than FH4
  • Fixed issue where screen water droplets effect could persist after it’s stopped raining
  • Auto-complete broken Festival Playlist challenges from Series 1 and 2:
    • Series 1 Dailies: Crowd-Pleaser, Wash for 20 Seconds, Explorer, Riveting, Zoomies, Triple Drop, Go Wild
    • Series 1 Weeklies: A True Super GT, I wanna be a rock star
    • Series 1 Collectable: Gotta Smash em all
    • Series 2 Treasure Hunt (Season 1)
  • The prompt informing players of an incoming Season change will now appear in Horizon Life
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the sky to not update after a Street Race, leaving future races at night (but without headlights)
  • Fixed incorrect player name voice over in Spanish
  • Final Checkpoint flares now appear in Street Race Rival events
  • Time of Day is now paused in Photo Mode
  • Fixed an issue where some players could lose credits after getting bid failed error message in the Auction House


  • Added ASL and BSL option for Cinematics
  • Added new difficulty preset “All Assists”
  • Fixed Tritanopia setting on upgrade screens
  • Colourblind options now change the mini-map route colour
  • Various improvements to Screen Narration across the title


  • Fixed issue whilst joining events when already in a Convoy
  • Fixed minor notification not always displaying the correct car restrictions in Horizon Tour
  • Fixed issue where Horizon Tour would appear as already completed in a series, and cause players to lose their Tour points on historic Series
  • Fixed issue where expired Horizon Arcade events from appearing on the map
  • Fixed issue where Horizon Arcade HUD could display incorrect time in Mini Missions
  • Fixed scoreboard not updating in Team King when in collapsed state
  • Fixed some bad Eliminator car drop locations
  • Added more responses to LINK Phrases
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the “Finding a session” message to persist on screen
  • Fixed an issue that could result in a leader-less convoy
  • Improvements to civillian traffic synchronisation
  • Fixed an issue that could cause civillian traffic to not appear after an online event
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent civillian traffic cars appearing in street races
  • Fixed connection issues that could occur after resuming from a suspended state
  • Players are now offered the choice of whether to stay in a convoy created by Link after the event is completed

Event Lab and Super7

  • When editing routes, added ability to start editing from the start line rather than the first placed checkpoint
  • Added ability to view Creator Hub from the Challenge Browser in Super7
  • Fixed “No Music” not working correctly in Super7
  • Updated Jump Pad prop to have more predictable behavior. This was previously using the car’s orientation, which could vary a lot but will now use the Jump Pad’s orientation
  • Fixed an issue where EventLab creations at a PG Games location (such as the Arena), would ignore collision settings
  • Added icon to show EventLab flyers to indicate whether it has props or not
  • Fixed issue where some events weren’t showing the specific car restriction on the flyer
  • Fixed issue where Car Theme would update to player’s current car, when editing an existing Blueprint
  • Fixed issue where car would continue to drive whilst editing checkpoints in certain circumstances
  • Fixed an issue that caused the EventLab titles to be incorrect after the Festival Playlist feature Event


  • Fixed “Most Iconic Trio”
  • Fixed El Camino Accolade “Statues Beneath Blue Water”
  • Fixed typo on “Cover Cars” Accolade
  • Fixed issue where Vocho was missing associated Accolades on the map details
  • Improved linked Accolade logic when entering the screen from the map
  • Fixed a bug in the tracking of the Bonus Board Accolades


  • Fixed Nissan Dakar car part visibility issue
  • Fixed BMW 1 Series gauge lighting bug
  • Fixed GMC Jimmy not showing visual Rollcage upgrade part
  • Corrected Car Name from Zenvo TS1 to ST1 
  • Fixed an issue affecting the bumpstop physics when a car is running extremely short suspension travel
  • Fixed an issue where the Ferrari 575 and 599GTO sounded the wrong way round

Source: Forza Support

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