Forza Horizon 5: American Automotive Patch Notes & New Festival Playlist Patch

Forza Horizon 5: American Automotive Patch Notes & New Festival Playlist Patch
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
November 13, 2023

Playground Games made a significant announcement during Forza Monthly, introducing the American Automotive patch for Forza Horizon 5. 

This update brings an exciting influx of new content to the game. While the initial reveal showcased new cars, tracks, and events, the comprehensive patch notes offer a deeper dive, presenting a trove of additional, yet-to-be-revealed details for players to explore within the game.

Unveiling American Automotive: Beyond the Initial Announcement

Despite the recent launch of Forza Motorsport, Playground Games continues to fortify and enrich the Forza Horizon 5 experience with consistent updates. 

For over two years since its inception, Horizon 5 has remained a thriving hub of automotive excitement, indicating no signs of stagnation. 

Unveiling American Automotive: Beyond the Initial Announcement

Given the three-year gap between Horizon 4 and Horizon 5, it’s evident that Horizon 5 will persist as the pinnacle of the series, remaining at the forefront of gaming excellence until at least 2024.

The American Automotive update encompasses a cornucopia of enrichments, featuring a new Track, four Routes, an expansive collection of 30 rims, three body kits, over a dozen new accolades, 12 additional cars, and the introduction of the coveted Golden Tank rewards.

Delving into the American Automotive Patch Notes

This comprehensive update, titled American Automotive, extends its availability to all players of Forza Horizon 5 starting from November 7th, marking a collective experience across all platforms—Xbox One, Series X | S, and Windows PC. T

he complete patch notes unravel a tapestry of new features, enhancements, and fixes, promising an exhilarating journey for all enthusiasts.

New Features Unveiled on November 7th

The American Automotive update unleashes an array of novelties:

  • 4 Road Racing Routes:
  • Vista del Mar Sprint
  • Marigold Sprint
  • Aeródromo Sprint
  • Línea Costera Sprint
  • 3 Forza Bodykits for select iconic vehicles.
  • 27 Rims by HRE to customize and enhance the aesthetic appeal of vehicles.
  • Introduction of 13 New Road Racing/Online Accolades and a dedicated Car Collector Accolade.
  • Cinematics update for ASL/BSL in Donut Media Hi-Lo and Icons of Speed stories.
  • Inclusion of Autoshow Car Vouchers for added flexibility and accessibility.

“American Automotive” Limited Timed Series Features

"American Automotive" Limited Timed Series Features

A time-bound addition, commencing from November 9th until December 7th, encompassing:

  • Return of the Evolving World: Oval Track in the Stadium.
  • Unveiling of a Giant inflatable American Football collectible, available in EventLab as a standalone prop.

Unlockable Cars and Exclusive Additions

The update also brings a host of unlockable cars:

  • 8 Festival Playlist Reward Cars** available from November 9th onwards:
    • 1962 Lincoln Continental
    • 1964 Plymouth Belvedere
    • 1966 Chevrolet Nova
    • 1968 Pontiac Firebird
    • 1969 Pontiac GTO
    • 2010 Rossion Q1
    • 2023 Corvette Z06
    • 2023 Lucida Air

The “American Automotive Car Pack” introduces 4 new cars:

  • 1961 DeBerti Ford Econoline ‘Shop Rod’
  • 2017 Saleen S7 LM
  • 2020 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss
  • 2024 Czinger 21C

These cars, available from November 7th, are not included in the Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass or the Standard, Deluxe, or Premium Editions.

Bug Fixes and Enhancements

The comprehensive patch also addresses various bug fixes and improvements across multiple aspects of the game, enhancing general performance and stability. Noteworthy fixes include:

  • General fixes addressing crashing issues, performance, and stability.
  • EventLab improvements, rectifying issues related to route creation, camera adjustments, and UI discrepancies.
  • Car-specific fixes targeting visual and functional irregularities across multiple car models.
  • Conclusion

The Forza Horizon 5 American Automotive patch signifies not just an update, but a testament to Playground Games’ commitment to delivering an ever-evolving and enthralling experience. 

As players dive into the world of Horizon 5, these patch notes serve as a roadmap to a landscape teeming with fresh content, refined experiences, and an ongoing commitment to excellence. 

With each update, Forza Horizon 5 continues to cement its position as a paragon of open-world automotive gaming, promising an enduring legacy of excitement and innovation for its dedicated community.

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About the autor

Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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