New Forza Horizon 5 Patch Fixes Some Of Its Biggest Online Issues

If you’re wondering why you suddenly have a huge number of Car Mastery points to reassign in Forza Horizon 5, it’s likely because Playground Games just released a large patch that fixes a multitude of issues, from persistent online issues to bugs that block progress in Horizon’s story mode.

This update new addresses many of Forza Horizon 5‘s most irritating bugs, such as blocked progress in the game’s story campaign and crashes that can occur when taking certain actions.

Here are some of the biggest fixes:

  • A crash could occur when the game was installed at a path that was too long (Steam only). An error message will now appear instead.
  • Fixed a bug that could block progress on Horizon Stories, with later chapters not unlocking despite meeting their requirements
  • Fixed a crash that can occur when deleting a Rival Notification in the Message Center
  • Various fixes for server stability and bandwidth optimization to improve the reliability of all online game modes
  • Players will no longer lose their Skill Chain when they disconnect from Horizon Life

The Best Games of the Year 2021

In addition to squashing bugs, there is also a bevy of improvements to multiplayer functions, including fixing persisting screens and notifications and adding cues in certain game modes, like an on-screen message when matchmaking in Horizon Open and audio cues to the Mini Mission HUD in Horizon Arcade.

Car Mastery tables, a perk system that allows players to unlock permanent and temporary upgrades, have been additionally been rebalanced in order to remove certain exploits. This is the second time that the Car Mastery tables in Forza Horizon 5 have been rebalanced because of exploits, with Playground Games closing the loopholes that allowed players to earn points even not playing while also fixing exploits involving Wheelspins.

Forza Horizon was IGN’s Game of the Year for 2021, not the least because it’s one of the most beautiful next-gen games to date. Playground Games is also participating in Black History Month, where Forza Horizon 5 will be hosting an in-game livery contest.

George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey

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