Forza Motorsport 7 launched last month exclusively for Xbox One and Windows 10. The game was met with mostly positive feedback (including high scores from our writers at XBE and also PC Gaming Enthusiast). But even so, there were some notable bugs and issues that were stopping the game from living up to the full extent of its high potential. Thankfully, the folks over at Turn 10 have definitely been listening and have released a massive new update to address the issues.
The update just rolled out (pun intended) a few hours ago, and it fixes bugs on both the Xbox One and PC versions. Allow me to focus on the PC version specifically for just a second. There was a pretty terrible bug that a lot of players (myself included) were encountering when trying to customize or upgrade a car. Going into this menu would cause the game to start using too much RAM, thus resulting in the framerate dropping to terribly low levels before eventually causing the entire system to seize up. This ‘memory leak’ issue has finally been addressed in the latest patch. I just wanted to take a moment to thank Turn 10 for this especially, because it was such an annoying problem.
Anywho, on with the rest of the patch.
As mentioned already, numerous of other bugs and glitches have also been addressed. On top of that, this patch also adds a few new features.
- Xbox One X Enhancements – The update allows Xbox One X players (currently only review units and contest winners’ units are out in the wild) to download high-resolution assets and the 4K texture pack, thus allowing the game to make full use of the new system’s powerful hardware.
- New Multiplayer Modes – Fan-favorites from past Forza entries have returned: Drag, Keep the It, Pass the It and Virus.
- Auction House – The Forza Auction House has returned for Forza Motorsport 7, allowing players to buy and sell cars from each other.
- Forzathon – The Forzathon event challenges have also now returned, once again giving players a chance to earn prizes (including exclusive cars). New events will begin next week.
- Samsung QLED Car Pack – Includes seven new cars; a mixture of retro and modern. (Read more about this here.)
The list of bug fixes is rather extensive, so feel free to go ahead and check out the full patch notes by looking at this official post on the Forza Motorsport Forums.