Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels DLC and Series 10 update are live – here’s the patch notes

Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC Header

Forza Horizon 5’s Hot Wheels DLC expansion is now live, with the looping chaos of orange track enabled by a hefty update to the brilliant open world arcade racer, kicking off Series 10 of in-game missions and content.

You might have a sense of déjà vu from a Hot Wheel expansion pack coming to a Forza Horizon game. Forza Horizon 3 also had a DLC filled with enlarged toy cars and covered with swooping plastic orange loops and track, so this will feel like very familiar territory to fans of the series.

For this take on the popular toy range, Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels includes 212km of track (in five different types) looping across and between three biomes. There’s 156 missions to take on, 42 events and, of course, a whole host of collectibles to grab. 45 of them to be precise. But back to the map, just check out this craziness which puts the Spaghetti Junction to shame!

Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC Map

If that sounds ace – and why wouldn’t it? – but you haven’t played Forza Horizon 5 before, then don’t worry, you can get to the new loop-de-loops in pretty short order. In fact, Playground Games has created a straightforward step-by-step guide, which outlines the roughly 15-20 minutes that you need to play of the main game before you can load up into the Hot Wheels content.

Quick Start Steps

  1. Complete the drive to the Horizon Festival
  2. Customize your character
  3. Pick your first car from the 3 options
  4. Finish the first Showcase Event
  5. Do a mission in one of the two Horizon Stories
  6. Blast off to the Hot Wheels Park!

Of course, the patch does more than just add Hot Wheels stuff to the game, and makes a broad set to improvements across the game.

Here’s the patch notes for Forza Horizon 5’s 19th July update:


  • Various stability and performance improvements
  • New Save Recovery System has been added. If loss of save data is detected, players will be shown a pop-up offering to restore a previous backup.
  • Players will not be able to recover lost saves from prior to Series 10 with this new system.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to lose credits if their Auction House bid failed
  • Fixed an issue where certain cars were more unstable when using simulated steering after a physics change in Series 9
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Horizon Tour in Festival Playlist to autocomplete
  • Fixed the timer in Test Driver: Horizon Wilds – Off the Beaten Trail
  • ANNA and VO are now affected by the Speech Volume setting
  • Player character prosthetics will now be consistent in the V10 Story cutscenes
  • Fixed a bug that could cause loud echoes in Forza Vista when opening car parts

New Car Customisation features

  • New Hot Wheels Semi-Slick Race Tyre Compound
  • Hot Wheels Spectraflame paint featuring 12 colours variation


  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Win Screen timer to show 0 seconds when completing a Story Mission in Co-op
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to timeout when joining an EventLab event in Co-op
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent players from getting challenged in Eliminator when displaying the Telemetry UI
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to be kicked back to Freeroam during Horizon Open


  • Fixed an issue where the Koeniggsegg Jesko was able to reach unintended top speed
  • Fixed an issue where the Volkswagen Beetle ’66 passenger side front window wasn’t showing tint from the cockpit camera view
  • Fixed an issue with the McLaren 620R passenger side headlight not working as intended
  • Fixed an issue with the Audi TT RS 2018 where the “Unable to Paint” message was not appearing when trying to paint mirrors


  • Fixed wheels appearing very blurry with TAA enabled
  • Fixed Photo Mode sometimes appearing white or black when TAA is enabled

Source: Playground Games

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