Forza Horizon 5 Series 10 update adds Extreme E content, fixes bugs, and more

Sean Carey - July 19th 2022

Forza Horizon 5 is partnering with Extreme E, "the sport for purpose electric off-road racing championship," for Series 10. The Series 10 update also brings with it a bunch of bug fixes and a change to the Festival Playlist.

Series 10 in Forza Horizon 5 is themed around Extreme E — an all-electric off-road eSUV racing series that takes place in remote locations across the world, such as the Saudi Arabian desert and the Arctic. The Series 10 update, which will be available to download today, also fixes a bunch of issues in Forza Horizon 5 and introduces a change to PR Stunts in the Festival Playlist for the new Series.

Extreme E comes to Forza Horizon 5 Series 10

Each season of the Festival Playlist in Series 10 will be inspired by the Extreme E race calendar and have players competing in the Odyssey 21 eSUV. Each week, there will be different Seasonal Championships and challenges featuring the Odyssey 21, where you will need to push the eSUV to its limit in Dirt and Cross Country Races. In Series 10, you'll be able to unlock unique variants of the Odyssey 21 as well as Extreme Erace suits and other themed collectables.

Elsewhere in the Festival Playlist for Series 10, there will be a new Showcase Remix called, 'Shaken, Not Stirred,' which celebrates Hot Wheels and offers a new take on the Buggy and the Beast Showcase event. Playground is also making a change to Seasonal PR Stunts in Series 10. Playground says it is "updating the car restrictions for Seasonal PR Stunts in Series 10 to allow for you to decide the best ride for the challenge and build it towards the required PI class without any further restrictions." You will also have four new Porsches to unlock from the Festival Playlist with Series 10: the 1971 Porsche #23 917/20, the 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 by Gunther Werks, the 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet Emory Special, and the 1990 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer - DLS.

As for bug fixes, Playground Games has fixed a number of issues with the Series 10 update and has introduced a new save recovery system that will restore a previous backup if a loss of save-game data is detected.

Forza Horizon 5 Series 10 update fixes

  • Players could lose credits if their Auction House bid failed.
  • Horizon Tour autocompleting itself in the Festival Playlist.
  • TAA on PC causing wheels to appear blurry or transparent.
  • Certain cars feeling more unstable to drive when using simulated steering after a physics change in Series 9.
  • Inability to challenge players to head-to-head races in The Eliminator if they were using the Telemetry overlay.
  • Players could timeout when joining an EventLab event in co-op.
  • Players could be returned to Freeroam during Horizon Open.

Sadly, this update doesn't look like it will include fixes for the two unobtainable Series 10 achievements, though Playground is yet to release the full patch notes for the update.

Forza Horizon 5's first DLC expansion
also launches today. Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels adds another 28 achievements to the game, as well as a new map that includes four new biomes to explore and 200km of bright orange Hot Wheels track to race around on.

Are you interested in any of the Extreme E content coming to Forza Horizon 5 Series 10? Will you be playing the new Hot Wheels DLC today? Let us know down in those comments!

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