Forza Horizon 5: Horizon 10th anniversary update is out now – here’s the patch notes

Forza Horizon 5 Anniversary Update

Celebrating 10 years of Forza Horizon games, Playground Games has released a huge Forza Horizon 5 update to mark the 10th anniversary. There’s the return of classic cars from the series, new cosmetics, additional songs for the soundtrack, and they’ve even recreated all of the previous opening drive montages within Forza Horizon 5.

The anniversary update was announced back at Tokyo Game Show and is now out for the game across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. A special Festival Playlist will also be available from 13th October through 10th November. It’s during this playlist that you can relive moments from the series’ past through a five chapter story, letting you relive gameplay moments from across the series. Complete all five chapters and you’ll unlock the 2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS Anniversary Edition, a new variant of the original Forza Horizon cover car.

Playground has also revived a whole mode from a previous game. The head-to-head Midnight Battles from Forza Horizon 3 are being brought to Forza Horizon 5, letting you challenge another driver with the prize being their car.

  • 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
  • 1984 Honda Civic CRX Mugen
  • 2003 Toyota Celica SS-I
  • 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV

You’ll unlock a new Midnight Battle for every four victories in the Street Scene that you get from after the anniversary update has been installed, so a total of 16 race wins (plus the Midnight Battles themselves) are required to unlock them all.

A new Midnight Battle is unlocked for every four victories you have in the Street Scene following the release of the Horizon 10-Year Anniversary update – a total of 16 race wins are required to unlock them all.

Since Microsoft presumably had to open their chequebook to license some more cars, they’ve also popped over to the record store to pick up some classic tunes – music and car licensing have been a key factor in previous Forza games being delisted from sale after a few short years. Completing certain accolades in game will expand a playlist of tracks from previous games, and that includes the Horizon start screen music.

Song Artist Game Radio Station
A Moment Apart ODESZA Forza Horizon 4 Horizon Bass Arena
Aurora (feat. Metrik) Camo & Krooked Forza Horizon 3 Hospital Records
Bored To Death blink-182 Forza Horizon 3 Vagrant Records
Constellations – FH3 VIP Mix Fred V & Grafix Forza Horizon 3 Hospital Records
Dawnbreaker Metrik Forza Horizon 4 Hospital Records
Fly Marshmello Forza Horizon 4 Horizon Bass Arena
Get It Right The Offspring Forza Horizon 3 Epitaph Records
Language Porter Robinson Forza Horizon Horizon Bass Arena
Levels (Skrillex Mix) Avicii Forza Horizon Horizon Bass Arena
Nocturne Keeno Forza Horizon 2 Horizon Bass Arena
Show Me A Sign Modestep Forza Horizon Horizon Bass Arena
Slipstream Metrik Forza Horizon 2 Hospital Records
Sunrise Fred V & Grafix Forza Horizon 4 Hospital Records
Tied To You (feat. Justin Tranter) The Knocks Forza Horizon 3 Horizon Pulse
Ingrid Is A Hybrid Dusky Forza Horizon 3 Horizon Bass Arena


Here’s the full patch notes for Forza Horizon 5’s 10th anniversary update:

New Features

  • Horizon Story “Horizon Origins”
  • Midnight Battles –Unlocked for every 4 victories in Street Races after the release of the update, up to a maximum of 16 wins which will unlock all 4 Midnight Battles
  • Permanent Radio Station “Horizon Mixtape” which includes a selection of tracks featured in previous Horizon games
  • EventLab “Horizon History” Prop Pack
  • 28 Accolades
  • 8 Achievements
  • 7 Badges
  • Horizon games clothing items, emotes, and car horns
  • A sprinkle of nostalgic Horizon moments we’re sure you’ll be able to find pretty easily in this update

New Cars 

  • 2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS Anniversary Edition
  • 2010 Aston Martin One-77
  • 2010 Ferrari 599XX
  • 2011 Koenigsegg Agera
  • 2012 Eagle Speedster

Car Customization

  • 22 New ADV.1 Rims:
  • ADV.1 ADV05 M.V2 Standard
  • ADV.1 ADV05R M.V2 CS
  • ADV.1 ADV05RM M.V2 CS
  • ADV.1 ADV05S M.V2 Standard
  • ADV.1 ADV06R M.V2 CS
  • ADV.1 ADV06RM M.V2 CS
  • ADV.1 ADV07R M.V2 CS
  • ADV.1 ADV10 Track Spec Advanced
  • ADV.1 ADV10R Track Spec CS
  • ADV.1 ADV5 M.V2 Advanced
  • ADV.1 ADV5.2 M.V2 Advanced
  • ADV.1 ADV5.3 Track Spec CS
  • ADV.1 ADV5S Track Spec CS
  • ADV.1 ADV6 M.V2 SL
  • ADV.1 ADV6 M.V2 Standard
  • ADV.1 ADV6.2 M.V1 SL
  • ADV.1 ADV7 M.V1 Standard
  • ADV.1 ADV7 M.V2 CS
  • ADV.1 ADV7.2 CF.2
  • ADV.1 ADV7R Track Spec CS
  • ADV.1 ADV8 M.V1 SL
  • ADV.1 ADV8R Track Spec CS

Bug fixes


  • Fixed an issue where there was little to no sound for Horizon Road Trip cars (Audi RS e-tron, Audi RS 7, Bentley Turbo R, Lynk&Co 03+, Nissan Sentra) for some users
  • Improved localized VOs for Made in Mexico Story
  • Added ASL and BSL cinematics in Hot Wheels Story missions
  • Added compatibility with Logitech G Pro Steering Wheel
  • Fixed an issue where the Club Tag was not getting displayed for some players
  • Fixed an issue where camera was shaking wildly while driving after Series 10 update
  • Fixed an issue where some players were experiencing bad lighting in tunnels
  • Fixed an issue where Force Feedback load sensitivity setting could cause Force Feedback to pull right on steering wheel devices
  • General improvements to ASL and BSL for various Story missions
  • General performance and stability fixes


  • Fixed an issue with the 2021 BMW M4 where the roof was appearing transparent while in ForzaVista
  • Fixed an issue with the 2021 BMW M4 wings turning purple when the car was painted, regardless of the colour applied
  • Fixed an issue with the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N where front and rear wipers animation was missing when raining or snowing
  • Fixed an issue with the 2021 Lynk & Co 03+ where the back of both front seats were reflecting the ground while in ForzaVista
  • Fixed an issue with the 2020 McLaren GT where certain tires were not showing paint on the stock rims
  • Fixed an issue with the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS where parts of the car couldn’t be painted with decals when widebody was equipped


  • Fixed an issue in Horizon Tour where the convoy leader was unable to start another matchmaking after failing the first one due to the “Too many players in convoy. Max 6 players” message
  • (Hot Wheels) Fixed an issue where starting EventLab events through LINK caused some players to receive “Unable to join the Convoy” prompts


  • Fixed an issue with EventLab props disappearing after publishing Blueprints with a high-prop count
  • Developer’s Note: In order to publish those custom blueprints which were missing props, creators need to edit their saved work, make sure to stay within the budget limitations which should be now correctly displayed through the UI and re-publish the custom blueprint.

Hot Wheels

  • Improvements made with some cars that were able detach from the Magnet track at high speeds
  • Fixed an issue with Horizon Stories in Co-Op where some users in the convoy were getting split up between sessions


  • Fixed an issue where terrain deformation wasn’t working properly for certain AMD-GPU users
  • Fixed an issue where some players were receiving a wrong GPU driver error message and couldn’t launch the game
  • Fixed an issue where some players could observe black pixels on screen where in cockpit view

Source: Forza

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