Forza Horizon 3 PC Update Fix
It is most definitely not the best way to start a new year off by putting a developer version of your game up for download, instead of just an update. But that’s what happened with Forza Horizon 3 on PC.
Many players found it strange that they were apparently having to download the entire game again as their screens were showing 50GB+ being retrieved. This was because, instead of accessing what should have been an update to enable the ‘Rockstar Energy Car Pack’ DLC and a brand new Barn Find, it turned out that the download was in fact a version of the game that should not have been available at all.
And through curious Georges and others not called George, we have been treated to discoveries and info about the potential content that could be making its way to the incredible open-world racer in future.
A downside of all this though was that this version caused issues with save games used by the normal retail version. Even so far as to causing them to corrupt!
Then there was the whole not being able to use the new content that people had bought, and so the download was pulled, messages were posted about the team being aware, and a fix was promised.
Days passed and people were getting annoyed with the silence and lack of anything seeming to happen, turning in their frustration to social media to vent and demand some answers, but generally the same response along the lines of ‘we’re working on it’ was all that was given.
However as with everything, time is a healer and today the fix is out and the new content of the ‘Rockstar Energy Car Pack’ can be fully enjoyed by those on PC… albeit three days later.
The latest version of the Forza Horizon 3 PC update is now available. This version (18.104.22.168) includes the Rockstar Energy Car Pack content. Apologies to all our PC players who were eagerly awaiting this update and thank you for your continued patience.
– Brian Ekberg, Forza Community Manager
Note that those who downloaded the developer copy will likely need to download the entire game again in order to make use of the fix, and unfortunately there is no guarantee as to the working of the save file if used with it.