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Forza Community Hubs Update #2 – Your Ideas Make Forza Better

17 July 2023 - Turn 10 Studios
Jump into our second Forza Community Hubs Feedback Update!

Hello everyone and welcome to the second Feedback Update for the Forza Community Hubs. If you missed the first edition, this series of blogs is where we update our players with the latest and most popular topics posted by you on the Suggestions Hub and Troubleshooting Hub. Between celebrating new game features and car releases to sharing insights on popular topics and the latest progress on prominently reported game issues.

It’s been a busy couple of months for the Forza team as we prepare for the release of Forza Motorsport on October 10 and release monthly series updates for Forza Horizon 5.

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Since our previous blog, we’ve seen a total of 239,000 votes cast – an increase of 35% over the past three months! Thank you for these contributions. Your feedback is invaluable and is used to make Forza better for the entire community as highlighted below.

Car Voting

Let’s start with cars, the most popular forum in the Suggestions Hub! We continue to introduce highly upvoted cars into Forza Horizon 5 – here’s a look at some of the most notable vehicles we’ve added or announced, all of which are #NewToForza:

Truck fans got their hands on the classic 1986 Ford F-150 and 1972 Chevrolet K-10 along with the new GMC HUMMER EV in Forza Horizon 5’s Explore the Horizon series. We also revealed the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray and 2023 No. 01 Cadillac Racing V-Series.R as cover cars for Forza Motorsport. Check out the Initial Car List for Forza Motorsport and stay tuned for more car list reveals leading up to Forza Motorsport's launch in October. Head to the Car Voting section of the Suggestion Hub to vote on your most desired car models for Forza Horizon 5 and Forza Motorsport.

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Community input is just one of the elements we consider when adding new cars or features to Forza – sometimes we'll add surprises like the Donut Media Hi-Low 370Z cars and the Barbie 1956 Chevrolet Corvette EV. If you have ideas for brand partnership content, let us know in the Suggestion Hub’s Partnerships & Merchandise section.

Forza Horizon 5

The Explore the Horizon content update upgraded Photo Mode with time of day and weather settings as well as placement of the driver character outside the car – all highly requested suggestions in the Creative section of the Suggestions Hub. A selection of trucks received overlanding parts in aero upgrades, and as part of the Upgrade Heroes update, we added 27 new rims available to equip on all cars. Body kits and rims are popular community requests – head to the Branded Car Parts section of the Suggestions Hub to let us know which third party parts you'd like to use on your cars.

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Car Features suggestions around customization continue to receive the most votes among Forza Horizon 5 topics with New Forza Aero leading at 733 votes. Increasing the file limit for shared tuning and paint designs is currently ranked #2 with 381 votes. Other top voted Forza Horizon 5 ideas include Collisions Off multiplayer racing and increasing the garage count limit over 1000 cars.

In addition to the Suggestions Hub we've also been collecting feedback about the cars and content added in each series through Polls on the Forums. As a result of the community's feedback around the day/night cycle, we're extending the night-time permanently as part of the Summer Party update. Be sure to let us know how we did with the Upgrade Heroes series at the conclusion of the Spring season.

Forza Motorsport

In June we published an Initial Track List, confirming some of the 20 tracks that will be in Forza Motorsport at launch. You can still let us know which tracks you'd like to see in the game in the Suggestions Hub’s Track Voting section, where Interlagos is currently the most requested with 697 votes.

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We also provided the first look at Forza Motorsport's single-player career mode, Builders Cup, featuring Open Practice, advanced AI opponents, a new approach to race rewards with Challenge the Grid, and car building progression. This sparked a surge in interest around upgrading cars in multiplayer which we'll cover in a future reveal. Currently the most upvoted topic other than tracks is Pit Stop animation with 90 votes. Other top voted ideas include cockpit steering animation and race flags.

Troubleshooting Hub

The Troubleshooting Hub is our centralized place for bug tracking, currently focused on Forza Horizon 5. User reports have helped draw attention to emerging issues and improved investigation turnaround time, as shown by a hotfix in May which addressed a driving issue impacting players using the manual shifting setting.

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The current top voted FH5 Report New Issues item – Hitbox/Clipping Issues with 36 votes – will be addressed in the July content update. As you continue to post and upvote new issues, we also encourage players to upvote Known Issues so that the team can continue to monitor how widespread these issues are. Current top issues:

While we use the Forums for bug reporting, all crashing issues, lost saves, and enforcement questions should be directed to Forza Support via ticket.

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You can find the list of issues we Will Not Fix, the latest update’s Release Notes and the Fixed Issues list in the FH5 Closed Issues section.

Thanks for reading this second Feedback Update for the Forza Community Hubs! Stay tuned for our next update after the release of Forza Motorsport later this year. Until the next one, we will continue to track all your Suggestions Hub ideas and Troubleshooting Hub reports, so keep them coming and don’t forget to upvote the topics that matter to you!

SUGGESTIONS HUB – GAME IDEAS AND CAR VOTING

TROUBLESHOOTING HUB – BUG REPORTS AND GAME ISSUES