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Forza Horizon 4's latest update extends draw distances and adds new story content

A 'route creator' has also been added to the game.

Forza Horizon 4's latest update extends draw distances and adds new story content

Forza Horizon 4's latest update extends draw distances and adds new story content

Playground Games has released their October 23rd patch for Forza Horizon 4, addressing several bugs within the game while adding new content to both the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. 

Alongside general stability and performance improvements, Forza Horizon 4 now offers increased detail levels for distinct grass and trees on PC's Extreme setting as well as fixes for PC's crashes while changing audio devices. PC users are also less likely to come across "low streaming bandwidth" error messages, especially in areas where the game is GPU limited. 

Content-wise, both PC and Xbox players can now make use of Horizon 4's "Route Editor", which will allow drivers to create custom routes that are up to 40 miles long from any location. These routes can also include checkpoints and can be added to the game's blueprint generator, adding a wide range of new racing options to the game. 

On top of that, Forza Horizon 4 now offers new "Horizon Story" content in the form of the "British Racing Green" story, which is accessible at level 50. This story will explore a range of British-built cars and can reward players with new chat phrases, unique clothing items and a classic Bentley 8 Litre vehicle. 

This patch will be downloaded automatically via the Microsoft/Windows Store. Below are the patch notes for Forza Horizon 4's October 23rd update. 
 

      Route Creator

- This update adds the Route Creator to Forza Horizon 4. Create custom routes of up to 40 miles from any Asphalt, Dirt or Cross-Country Event starting location. Draw the custom route by driving your car, and place checkpoints anywhere you want to. Blueprint Creator has been updated to allow you to use custom routes.

New Horizon Story

- This update adds a new Horizon Story to Forza Horizon 4 called 'British Racing Green', which explores a century of cars built in Britain. Access the story in Broadway by reaching Level 50, and unlock a new quick chat phrase, a new unique clothing item, and the classic Bentley 8 Litre.

Cross-Platform Fixes

- General stability and performance improvements.

- Multiple engine audio improvements based on community feedback.
- Added quit option in Quickplay Team Adventure after finishing an Adventure.
- Improvements to Force Feedback understeer effect
- Fix for progress loss on Forzathon Challenges.
- Fix for rewards not being awarded in Seasonal Championships and Trial events.
- Fix for blurring on the edges of a moving target car in Photo Mode.
- Fix to avoid early completion of Trial events and allow all events to be finished.
- Fix for VIP House reward exploit.
- Fix for reset system not placing the car correctly when changing season after an event.
- Improvements to free-roam Drivatar behaviour, when driving round tight corners
- Fix for calculation of team score in Horizon Stories Co-op sessions during time-based challenges.
- Fix for Forzathon Weekly Bonus not updating correctly in the UI.
- Fix for HDR brightness calibration screen.
- Fix for traffic cars not spawning sometimes after a Barn Find cinematic.
- Fix for displayed value of VIP house when VIP owned, but house not purchased.
- Fix for rotating wheels when car is stationary in Pause Menu, ForzaVista and Drone Mode.

PC Fixes


- Fix for video options being lost when tweaking AMD GPU clock speeds.

- Increased quality of grass and tree procedurals at distance when Procedural Quality setting is set to Extreme.
- Fix for 'low streaming bandwidth' message on high spec PCs when GPU-limited.
- Fix for crash when changing audio devices whilst a video is playing.

Xbox Fixes


- No Xbox-specific fixes.

 

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