Forza Horizon 3 announces October Update and first monthly DLC, the Smoking Tire Car Pack

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It has only been a week since Forza Horizon 3 first launched, but the Forza Horizon team never rests. Today the developers of the racing title have announced an October update for the game, and the first monthly DLC, the Smoking Tire Car Pack.

Overall, the October Update fixes several known issues on both Windows 10 and also brings enhancements for using Wheels with the game. The Forza team also notes that they are working on addressing other known issues and urge gamers to stay tuned and check out the support forums . For the complete details on the update, please check the changelog below:

Windows 10:

  • Fixed a performance issue on Windows 10 that caused stuttering with high or unlocked framerates on certain hardware configurations
  • Improved stability on Windows 10
  • Disable mouse move detection while driving
  • The Windows 10 video options screen will no longer ask users to save when no changes have been made
  • Additional options have been added to the Windows 10 Advanced Controller Menu

Wheel Improvments:

  • Logitech G27 is now registered correctly on Windows 10, so the correct default mapping will be applied
  • All wheels with enough buttons have had the horn added to their default mappings on Windows 10
  • Fix to dead zones for acceleration and braking axes on wheels
  • Default mappings for all TX Racing Wheel variants
  • Fixed a bug where custom input mappings would not save successfully

General Improvents:

  • The Social and Rivals tabs will now unlock for players with Xbox Live Silver accounts
  • Fixed a bug where the racing line would sometimes disappear
  • Controller hot swapping is now available. Players can switch between controllers/their keyboard whenever they choose (including the wheel)
  • Various content fixes for cars

Next up is the Smoking Tire Car Pack, which brings seven new cars to the game. Leading off is the 800 horsepower 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan, followed by the 2000 Lotus 340R, which is simple, light, and all out fast. The third of the cars is the 2016 Pagani Huayra BC which has a downright aggressive look, and a tremendous amount of downforce. Fourth up is the 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor which should be familiar, as it has been the most widely used vehicle by law enforcement for years due to the durability of it’s rear-wheel-drive and body-on-frame construction.

Speeding into fifth is the 2016 GTA Spano, which is a twin-turbo, Spanish built, 230mph-capable supercar. Meanwhile, in sixth, is the 2016 BMW M2 Coupé, which is a rousing sonorous automotive jewel. Last up (but not least) is the 1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade, which is a tough vehicle that will tear up the Australian Outback with no issues.

Which of these cars are you excited to drive the most? The pack is the first monthly car pack to arrive in the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, as a separate purchase for $7 or as part of the Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 3. Let us know what you think by sounding off and dropping us a comment below!


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