Hockenheim, new Spotlight cars and the Contemporary Tour arrive next week, free to all players.
Forza Motorsport Update 3 is almost here! Master the iconic Hockenheim track, featuring 3 unique layouts for you to race, and several Spotlight cars that are ready to be put to the test in the Career Mode Contemporary Tour, new Featured Multiplayer series and Rivals events.
Update 3 will be live in the game for 5 weeks before Update 4 releases in mid-January.
Game Fixes and Release Notes
Update 3 will be available to download on Xbox Series X|S, Windows PCs and Steam starting early next week. Live content will begin to light up across the Career, Featured Multiplayer and Rivals from December 14, 2023.
New fixes coming in Update 3 will continue to improve the overall stability and performance of the game, alleviating some of the issues we're seeing players report most frequently on our community channels. The team is constantly hard at work on bugs, some of which are not immediately visible to players but are critical for game stability for all players.
Below you can find the highlights of what will be fixed or improved upon in Update 3. We’ll share the full release notes next week on the Forza Support website once the update rolls out.
- Fixed issue in which the Driver Level visually appeared to reset to Level 1 after downloading Update 2 and entering Test Drive in Free Play.
- Rebalanced the impact on front and rear downforce when being drafted by another car.
Fixed issue causing custom wheel input layouts to reset to their default settings after relaunching the game with both a controller and steering wheel connected to the PC or console. Editor's Note: While we intended to release this improvement as part of Update 3, we have realized that additional time to implement and test the fix is required. It will instead be introduced to Forza Motorsport in a future update.
- Fixed issue which allowed players to sell their Builders Cup reward cars, preventing them from reobtaining the cars and completing their associated Reward Showcases.
We continue to put a focus on raising our overall quality on PC, as we know we have more work to do there. Here are some of the PC-specific improvements coming in Update 3:
- Stability and performance are improved on lower spec PCs.
- Fixed various random crashes in multiplayer races specifically on PCs with AMD GPUs.
- Reduced the occurrence of a bug where the track or other objects becomes invisible while racing.
We’ve also introduced new options in the Screen Narrator section of the Accessibility settings menu to narrate your race position and driver names ahead and behind you.
New Track – Hockenheim
Known for its long straights and ultra-narrow final sector, Hockenheim is one of the great European tracks and has seen many layout changes since its introduction in the 1930s, the last of which being designed by Hermann Tilke in 2002.
Forza Motorsport has 3 Hockenheim track layouts available for you to play across Career Mode, Multiplayer, Free Play and Rivals. Set your fastest laps on the 2.8-mile Full Circuit, the 2.3-mile National Circuit and the 1.6-mile Short Circuit. Master all 3 layouts using your favorite car builds in Time Attack with leaderboards available for all car classes in the game.
New Race Suits
Level up and suit up for the grid! Forza Motorsport Update 3 introduces 33 new driver suits to the Driver Customization menu. Groups of suits will unlock at Driver Level milestones 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100. Level up and unlock some unique looks that you can use to show up to the grid in style.
If you’ve already surpassed these Driver Levels, all the new suits will be retroactively unlocked for you once the update is available. Please note, a game restart may be required for all suits to be downloaded and unlocked.
Spotlight Cars – Update 3
Spotlight cars are featured in the Showroom every week, available for you to acquire with a 30% discount using in-game credits. These cars can be used in the Contemporary Tour, as well as Spotlight Series events in Featured Multiplayer and Rivals.
New Car Pass Arrivals – Update 3
Here is your Forza Motorsport Car Pass calendar for the next 5 weeks:
Car Pass includes 30 new-to-Motorsport cars with one released every week until Car Pass is complete. Get Car Pass today in the Forza Motorsport Deluxe and Premium Editions.
New Career Series – Contemporary Tour
Experience cutting-edge performance and innovation with unquestionably modern cars in the Contemporary Tour.
The new Featured Tour begins with Italian Ingenuity, a series celebrating cars blending handcrafted beauty at extraordinary speed. From there you will experience the redefinition of powertrains as the potential of hybridization is geared towards performance rather than economy in the Hybrid Ferocity series.
In the following week, celebrate the wonders of modern aerodynamics in the Tip of The Spear series and race cars that have spent as much time in wind tunnels as state-of-the-art aircraft. Finally, conclude your journey with a modern marvel in the Valkyrie Challenge, a car which has pushed the boundaries of car design to the absolute edge.
Contemporary Tour series do not have to be completed in a particular week – you have until January 31, 2024, to finish this latest Featured Tour.
Complete all 4 series in the Contemporary Tour to unlock the 6-liter V12, track-focused 2022 Pagani Huayra R, hand-built with a carbon fiber construction.
New Career Series – British Marques Open Tour
With each update to Forza Motorsport, the Open Tour gets refreshed with new events and a new reward car.
Open Tour is where you can continue the journey of your favorite cars. Cars that you’ve already built in a different Builders Cup series can be further levelled up and upgraded in the Open Tour.
In Update 3, the Open Tour will see you bring your favorite cars to take on iconic British marques. Drivatars will be using cars from Aston Martin, Jaguar, Lotus, and Mini. You are not restricted to any of these manufacturers, so you can compete with the cars you enjoy the most.
All 4 refreshed Open Tour series (C, B, A, S) will be available on December 14. Complete all 4 series before January 18, 2024, to unlock the 2015 Mclaren 650S.
New Featured Multiplayer Series – Spec and Open Events
Here’s a look at the Featured Multiplayer calendar for Update 3:
Lotus 3-Eleven Spec Series – December 14-21
The 3-Eleven is an open-cockpit, mid-engine screamer that exemplifies Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s mantra “simplify, then add lightness.”
Formula 70s Series – December 21-28
The 1970s Golden Era of formula racing brought iconic wings and aerodynamic effects to help drivers control an escalating horsepower war between teams.
GTP/C Series – December 28-January 4
GTP Group C cars were at the pinnacle of endurance racing design in the 1980s and 90s, combining fuel saving aerodynamics with enormous horsepower that set speed records still standing today.
Mazda Miata Spec Series – January 4-11
The popular MX5 ‘94 version of the best-selling Mazda Miata is perfectly balanced to handle the most demanding road courses with the speed and agility of cars costing much, much more.
Vintage Le Mans Prototype Series – January 11-18
Reignite Le Mans’ greatest rivalries racing the most recognizable, most dominant cars of the 1960s and early 70s.
Featured Rivals – Update 3 Calendar
Challenge your skills across 4 new Featured Rivals highlighting a Spotlight car every week, as well as a special event on Hockenheim Full Circuit featuring the 2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE. This performance hybrid is the ideal car to take on the long straights at Hockenheim as it produces beyond 1,000 horsepower at a maximum speed of over 350 km/h (217 miles).
Meanwhile if you have VIP Membership, check out the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé Forza Edition at Kyalami GP Circuit.
Update 3 also means the beginning of Stage 2 of the Logitech McLaren G Challenge. Sign up at Discord.gg/LogitechG to qualify for prizes, including a chance to win a VIP racing experience with McLaren!
Once registered, set your fastest laps at Hakone in the 2021 McLaren 765LT Coupe. The top drivers per region advance to the semifinals in February 2024.
Here’s the Forza Motorsport Rivals calendar for Update 3:
Whether you’re racing at Hockenheim, playing the Contemporary Tour with the new Spotlight cars, or continuing to build your favorites in the Open Tour, we’re excited for you to discover everything Update 3 brings to Forza Motorsport starting on December 12. Remember you can share your feedback about future cars, tracks and features on our official Forza Suggestions Hub.