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#1 Posted : Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:55:12 AM(UTC)
Forza Horizon 3 - Frequently Asked Questions


This thread compiles a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Forza Horizon 3 on both the Xbox and Windows 10 PC platforms: game details, how to purchase and install, where to find features, and troubleshooting solutions. Each topic will include a source link and link to the related discussion thread in this forum if available. Posts on the first few pages will be updated as information is revealed before and after game release, so check back from time to time. While some information may come from what the community observes, remember that the ultimate authorities are Turn 10 Studios, Playground Games, and Xbox Support and their representatives (always read the official source). Before posting a new thread or asking a question on the forums please be sure to read through this FAQ and use Search to find existing threads on your topic. See also the Forums FAQ for questions about the Forzamotorsport.net website.



GENERAL
Overview - Forza vs other car games | Horizon vs Motorsport | E for Everyone | Basic requirements
Quick List - facts and features
Links - FH3 in the News | Official source links | Forzamotorsport.net site index

SUPPORT
Accessibility - Supported Languages and Regions | Physically and visually impaired players
Troubleshooting
Enforcement - Code of Conduct | Xbox Support | Contact Turn 10

HARDWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
Consoles - Xbox One vs Xbox One S vs Project Scorpio | Install | Kinect
Win10 PC - Minimum requirements | Online requirements | Resolution, framerate | Install
Online - Play Anywhere | Cross-Play | Xbox Live Gold | Cloud saves
Peripherals - Controllers | Wheels | Monitors and HDR | VR
Tech and Apps - Forzatech | Photogammetry | Modding | Forza Hub | Xbox App | Accessories App

EDITIONS AND DLC
Editions - Contents | Release dates and Early Access | Pre-loading
How do I buy the PC version?
Pre-Order - Bonuses | Retailers | Pay methods | Regional
Demo - Features | Console | PC | Wheel Support notes
DLC - Redeeming codes | Retailer bonus DLC cars exclusivity | VIP, Car Pass, Car Packs, Expansions | Sharing DLC benefits with friends | In-App purchases | Content updates

MENUS
Main Menu
Message Center and Forza Hub
Settings for Xbox consoles - Audio mixers | Video
Settings for PC - Audio | Video
Personalization - Character | Name | Playercard

GAMEPLAY
Controller - Button mapping
Wheels - Button mapping
HUD - Camera views | cockpit animation, steering wheel delete | Rear view mirror | Telemetry | Units
Difficulty - Drivatar opponents, Assists, Damage & Tire Wear, Rewind
Skills - Skills list | Skill chain limits | Skill Shop Perks
ANNA - Navigation

WORLD
Environment - Australia and landmarks | Ecotypes | Animals | Weather | Day/Night
Map - Size | Icons | Fast Travel | Treasure Map
Drivatars - Your Drivatar | Racing opponents | Convoys | Lineup - Hire & Fire friends

FESTIVAL CAREER
Story - Horizon Festival and Fans | Characters and voice actors | Build/Expand Festival Sites
Music - Stations and song list | Skill Song
Groove - upload your own playlist | background music on Xbox
Events - Exhibitions | Championships | Showcases | PR Stunts (speed, drift, jump) | Bucket List
Blueprint - customize each event

PROGRESS
Horizon Promo
Stats
- Discovery | 100% completion
Achievements - list and requirements

GAME ECONOMY
Awards - Loyalty Rewards | XP and CR | VIP Bonus | Levels and Prize Spins | Forza Rewards | Drivatars | Contests
Storefront - Designs, Vinyls Tuning Setups, Photos | Save Limits | Creators | Legendary status
Forzathon - weekly challenges and unlocks
Auction House

CARS AND CUSTOMIZATION
Cars - Model list | Manufacturers | How cars are chosen | Barn Finds | Horizon Edition | hidden cars | Pre-order and regular DLC models | Traffic (Horizon Promo)
Types - Themes and Type groups (divisions)
Specs - Performance Index | Classes and Attribute Ratings | Damage, Fuel, and Simulated Physics
Forzavista - Toggling lights, indicators, wipers, windows, convertibles
Autoshow - Filters | Horizon Recommends | Trending | Upgrade Heroes
My Cars - Importing previous garages | Filters | Removing | Gifts | Sharing
Upgrades - Body Kits | Rims & Tires | Performance Parts | Horns | License Plates | Interior
Tuning - Importing from previous Forza | Settings
Painting - Importing designs | Livery Editor | Vinyls | Save limits

RIVALS
Rivals - Route list | Leaderboards | Monthly, VIP Rivals

SOCIAL / MULTIPLAYER
How multiplayer works between Xbox and PC players
Clubs - FH3 Clubs | Clubs on Xbox
Co-Op - 4-player campaign | Split screen
Online Adventure
Online Freeroam
Car Meets
Playground Games - Tag and Flag arenas | Drag racing (Car Meets)
Online Private Session Lobbies

MEDIA
Photo Mode
Drone Mode

Video - Replays | Xbox Clips | Upload
Streaming - Twitch | Beam | Hardware

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#2 Posted : Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:47:49 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Overview


I'm new to Forza: How does it differ from other car games?
The Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon series of games overlaps the Sports and Adventure genres. While there are voice actors and named characters, as well as career progression, the driver of the car is not a playable character outside the car. Forza games do not feature police, crime, or weapons. Players will see animals in the game, but don't expect roadkill features. The focus of the Forza brand is on the enjoyment of driving and love car culture.

How is Forza Horizon 3 different from Forza Motorsport 6 etc?
The Forza Motorsport series of games take place on closed circuit tarmac tracks depicting real world locations (Le Mans, Daytona, etc). Forza Horizon 3 is an open world game where drivers can choose their own route through city streets and go offroad. The world of Forza Horizon 3 takes place in a compressed version of Australia, highlighting the varied terrain as well as depicting known landmarks. Motorsport and Horizon games share the same physics and lighting engine (ForzaTech), with slightly more forgiving handling in Horizon, but not "arcadey." The theme of Forza Horizon 3 is a fictional music festival where the player is the boss: "That means you’ll be making the big decisions that affect the festival. From choosing when and where to expand the festival sites, all the way down to the music that is played and the events that take place – the decisions are up to you. Your goal is to win fans until your festival is the most popular in the world."^

Is Forza Horizon 3 suitable for my child?
Forza games are designed to be playable by a range of skill levels, and offer driving assists that allow inexperienced players to point and go or harder difficulty settings to challenge experienced racing game players. FH3 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB (and PEGI 3 in Europe), for "Mild Lyrics, Mild Violence" due to car collisions.^ The game's song selections are typical of pop radio, and can be switched off. Xbox's Code of Conduct prohibits car designs that contain vulgarity. In online multiplayer, players may be exposed to unrestrained audio chat from other players, who can be muted. Most of the game features are accessible within an hour from starting the game; completion of the main elements may take more than a dozen hours, with a full completion time that may take over 100 hours.

What is the minimum I need to play Forza Horizon 3? Do I need a steering wheel?
You do not need to own or have played previous Forza games in order to play FH3. The Standard version of the game costs $60 and is available either for the Xbox One family of consoles or Windows 10 PCs with the necessary performance and storage requirements. FH3 is not available for the Xbox 360 or other brand consoles. Other than a monitor the only other equipment requirement is a compatible controller ("gamepad"), which is included with retail console packages or available separately for PC use. A steering wheel, pedals, and shifter setup is not required. Kinect and a headset are not required but will enhance the playing experience in solo and multiplayer modes. An Xbox Live account is required to sign in on the console and PC. A paid Xbox Live Gold membership is required for multiplayer on the console but not required for multiplayer on the PC. Only one copy of the game on a console with Gold membership is necessary for guests on that console to play the game and have access to downloadable content add-ons. In-app purchases are not required to complete the game. See the Support topic for discussion about physical and visual impairment, and the Hardware section for discussion of technical issues.

Edited by user Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:13:20 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#3 Posted : Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:58:45 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Quick List

  • Release dates: September 23 (Early Access), September 27 (official release date), September 29 (Japan)
  • Release time: midnight local time
  • Platforms: Xbox One | Xbox One S | Windows 10 PCs
  • ESRB/PEGI: E for Everyone, PEGI 3
  • Kinect: not required, used for voice navigation
  • Multimonitor: supported on PC
  • FPS/Resolution: 30fps 1080p (console) | unlocked to 4K (PC)
  • Wheel controllers: supported list
  • Hololens: ?
  • Oculus Rift: stream via Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs, added 12/13/16
  • Play Anywhere: Buy digital on Xbox to receive the PC version for no extra charge
  • Cross Save: one account, gamesave and Achievements and DLC work on both platforms
  • Cross Play: console players join PC players in online sessions
  • XBL Gold: required for console online, not required for PC online
  • Co-op: 4-player online campaign co-op for every solo event in the game, share cars
  • Online Adventure and Freeroam: 12-player racing, choose lobby by class
  • Car Meets: one location at airport, with drag racing
  • Playground Games: King, Infected, Flag Rush
  • Leagues: not featured
  • ForzaRC: via Rivals in Season 2
  • Private session multiplayer: included
  • Split-screen: not featured
  • Spectate: not featured
  • Clubs: included, 1000 players with weekly credit bonus tiers for XP. (see also Xbox Clubs)
  • Drivatars: multi-game system, start Convoys of 4, Hire/Fire friends
  • Demo: Xbox One, 18GB, includes 2-12 person multiplayer
  • Editions: digital: Standard/Deluxe/Ultimate | Xbox disc: Standard softcase, Ultimate SteelBook
  • Pre-Order Bonuses: retailer/digital bonus DLC cars, diecast Centenario, FH2/FM6 DLC, Early Access
  • Loyalty Rewards: up to 12 gift cars for Forza Rewards & prior VIP/gameplay, no credits
  • DLC plan: VIP, All-Stars Car Pack, Car Pass, 2 Expansions (Expansion Pass), free cars from updates
  • Expansions: Blizzard Mountain with Barn Find/Achievements/events, 2nd Expansion TBA Spring 2017
  • Achievements: 64 worth 1000gs, same and shared for console and PC with Play Anywhere, +Expansions
  • Cars: 356 announced + DLC + special Horizon Edition variants and unspecified awards
  • Types: Utes, Vans, 3-wheelers, Offroad Buggies, offroad racing trucks, GT racing (All-Stars Car Pack)
  • Barn Finds: 15 at launch, 3 more added via content updates, plus 1 on Blizzard Mountain
  • Unicorns: Forzathon exclusives and Horizon Edition variants from Wheelspins (or Auction House)
  • Garage limit: 550 cars
  • Upgrades: new Widebody kits, new rims, hood blowers, custom License Plates, custom Horn sounds
  • Tuning: no new options. PSI, gearing, F/R suspension, downforce, differential, braking
  • Auction House: included
  • Driver customization: 14 avatar options varied in ethnicity and gender
  • UGC import: import existing designs and tuning settings from FM6, FM5, FH2 (Xbox One)
  • Livery Editor: included
  • Storefronts: centralized for creator designs, vinyls, tuning setups, photos (file limit ?)
  • Forzavista: featured for all cars
  • Photo Mode: included
  • Drone Mode: free movement during live freeroam or paused
  • Environment: Australia. 6 ecotypes including rain forest, desert, beach, urban (Surfer's Paradise)
  • Story/goal: Gain fans from events to build and expand up to four Festival Sites
  • Blueprint: customize every event by car and weather/time
  • Rivals: included by route, event type, and Monthly
  • Leaderboards: For zones/routes by class, filter Global|Friends|Club, dirty laps below clean
  • PR Stunts: Speed Traps/Zones, Drift Zones, Danger Sign jumps
  • Skills points: included, used to unlock Perks in the Skill Shop
  • Perks: included, with discounts, bonuses, and competitive advantages
  • Bucket List: included, with Bucket List Blueprint customizable events
  • Horizon Promo: included, credit bonuses every 10 cars captured
  • Bonus Boards: included with XP and Fast Travel discounts
  • Music: 8 stations with 140+ curated songs and DJ announcements
  • Groove: upload your own playlist with OneDrive and Groove Music (free)
  • Economy: CR and XP payouts from races, Prize Spins for leveling up, Drivatar and UGC payouts
  • In-app purchases: Treasure Map, Horn Unlock, Tokens (added 12/13/16)
  • Forzathon: timed challenges to unlock cars and features (comedy horn sounds, etc)

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#4 Posted : Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:02:27 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Source Links


FH3 in the news - See this thread for a collection of links to official and third party news about FH3.


Official Sources of Information
Fact Sheet (docx) from gamescom at news.xbox.com/media
Game Manual (Help docs from the game) available online
Forzamotorsport.net News section
Forzamotorsport official Twitter account
Forzamotorsport official Facebook account
Forzamotorsport official YouTube account
Forzamotorsport official Twitch account
Playground official Blog
Playground official Twitter
Ralph Fulton Twitter
Dan Greenawalt Twitter
Forums: Mechberg posts
Forums: HeliosT10 posts
Forums: LV T10 posts
Forums: JONK1969 posts
Xbox Wire
Xbox Support
Xbox Enforcement

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#5 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 12:13:47 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Accessibility Support


Does FH3 support visually impaired (blind, color blind) and physically impaired players?
Video settings can adjust Brightness and subtitles. 13 controller layouts change inputs. "Playground Games and Turn 10 both share the goal of making our games more accessible to more gamers. Playground Games actually has a very close working relationship with SpecialEffect (and in fact has helped them with recent fundraising events, in addition to technical consultations related to accessibility in games)."^ "Altcontroller just works with Forza Horizon 3, "out of the box" so to speak."^

Can I play FH3 in my country?
Xbox game discs and codes are not region locked but see Xbox.com for the list of countries/regions where the Live service is supported. "Game features that require the Live service are only available in these countries/regions."

Can I choose the game language regardless of my region?
"Forza Horizon 3 will be fully localized (voice and text) for English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German, and Spanish (Mexican). and includes language support (text) for Italian, Polish, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese."^ See discussion thread. Xbox One games use the console setting by default, see Xbox Support. In Windows 10 go to Start > Settings > Time & Language > Region & Language - this control is synced across all devices on your Microsoft Account (see Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings > Language Preferences).

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#6 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 12:15:24 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Troubleshooting


Why can't I find/install FH3 in the Windows Store? I just want to buy for PC.
If you are having trouble finding/buying/downloading the game from the Windows Store, the cause may be your Windows version. Your local region may also not be supported by Xbox Live, or your PC may not meet the minimum requirements. You can also try clearing the Windows Store cache by running WSRESET.exe from Cortana. You don't need to own a console in order to buy Play Anywhere games for PC, which are available from the Xbox App for Windows, Windows Store (Microsoft.com), and as codes from retailers. See this video tutorial about installing Play Anywhere games. Once purchased and installed to PC, the game will be listed under Settings > Apps & Features. See discussion thread.

The Demo doesn't save progress or allow me to enter the Festival site (or other features).
It's not supposed to - it's a demo. The demo restarts from the beginning each time you play it so you can choose different starter cars. Progress will not carry over from the demo to full game. A demo for PC will be available sometime after launch.^ See discussion thread.

Some of my menu items are greyed out; I can't access the Car Meet or Blizzard Mountain.
Unlocking the full menu requires career gameplay progress. Blizzard Mountain becomes accessible when you select your third Festival Site. (200,000 fans)^

How do I get tech support if I have trouble with installation or running the game?
Forza Horizon 3 Support - Xbox One forum with Known Issues thread
Forza Horizon 3 Support - PC forum with Known Issues thread, Supported Wheels, error codes, online connection troubleshooting etc
See Gaming on Windows and Xbox on Windows 10 under Xbox Support at Xbox.com for install, freezing, uninstall/reinstall, audio/video, sign-in, and gameplay issues with Windows 10 games. See the Windows 10 FAQ to make sure your system is up to date.

Help! Something isn't working!
First, check the Xbox Live Status to see if there are any current known network issues; if yes then all you can do is wait. Next: Reboot. Rebooting your system solves most issues, especially after you've recently installed or updated software, or have had a long uptime. Also look in your Settings > System for a console update or Settings > Update & Security for a PC update - install any available, go through the reboot, then try again. (On PC, have you installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? You may not have, even if your PC says you have the latest update. Go to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22880 to be sure.) Finally, look for solutions in the topics below and existing forum threads rather than creating new threads. Sometimes even unplugging and then rebooting routers and other connected network devices can make a difference.

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#7 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 12:19:13 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Enforcement and Contacts


Code of Conduct, Enforcement, and Game bans
Players may find certain game features (multiplayer, storefront etc) temporarily disabled due to Code of Conduct violations, which include inappropriate user-created content (designs) and griefing. "Deliberate wrecking is no more welcome in Horizon's online racing than it is in Motorsport. For who think otherwise, fair warning." (see Rules of Engagement discussion thread). An easy guideline is to remember that this is an E for Everyone game. See Enforcement.xbox.com for how to Mute, Block, Avoid, and File a Complaint about offending players. See also Gaming on Windows 10 Policies & Enforcement. Note that enforcement issues are not allowed as open topics of conversation on the forums.

Will enforcement in a previous Forza game affect my ability to play FH3?
Unknown.

How do I contact Turn 10?
Per the forum Code of Conduct, "constructive criticisms and suggestions are welcome, provided they are directed to Turn 10 Administration via private e-mail, here: forzafb@microsoft.com." If you are communicating a problem with your game or account, provide as much detail as possible in clear language. You will receive an automated response confirming your message was received, and you may or may not receive a followup response. Some basic information questions may receive a response from the official Twitter account www.twitter.com/Forzamotorsport but enforcement questions should only be directed to the email address. A list of forum Moderators is in the Code of Conduct but moderators are not Turn 10 employees and cannot answer some game account questions.

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#8 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 12:29:17 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Consoles


Will FH3 look better on the Xbox One S than the regular Xbox One?
The console architecture is the same for the One and One S, but the Xbox One S is enabled for High Dynamic Range (HDR) display. You would need to use a monitor that supports HDR display in order to see the benefit of higher contrast ratio between shadows and bright lights; the game will look the same on a non-HDR display for both the Xbox One and Xbox One S. The One S can also upscale to fill a 4K monitor screen, but does not output gameplay at 4K (dvd/streamed video only). There is no resolution or fps difference between the two consoles. Project Scorpio will have improved architecture and will output at 4K when it is released at the end of 2017. See the related discussion thread.

Will Xbox release a FH3 Edition console like the blue one for FM6?
Unknown. The Xbox One FM6 Limited Edition console was released September 2015. See the related discussion thread.

How much storage do I need for the game? Can I set the install location drive?
The basic pre-load installation size is on console is 46GB^ but add-ons and other files may make this larger over time. See size discussion thread. On Xbox One go to Settings > System> Storage for external devices and My Games & Apps > Games > on FH3, press Menu button on controller and select Manage Game to move to an external storage device. See Xbox Support page about storage.

What is FH3's framerate and resolution on the Xbox One and Xbox One S?
FH3 on both versions of the Xbox One runs at 30fps 1080p.^ See the discussion thread.

Does FH3 require an always-online connection or can I play offline?
"#ForzaHorizon3 does not require a persistent connection to the Internet for playing single-player modes"^

How are Kinect and Cortana used in FH3?
Kinect is not required but can be used for voice-activated GPS (ANNA).^

Edited by user Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:13:42 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#9 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 12:33:31 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: PC information

Why can't I find/install FH3 in the Windows Store? I just want to buy for PC.
If you are having trouble finding/buying/downloading the game from the Windows Store, the cause may be your Windows version. Your local region may also not be supported by Xbox Live, or your PC may not meet the minimum requirements. You can also try clearing the Windows Store cache by running WSRESET.exe from Cortana. You don't need to own a console in order to buy Play Anywhere games for PC, which are available from the Xbox App for Windows, Windows Store (Microsoft.com), and as codes from retailers. See this video tutorial about installing Play Anywhere games. Once purchased and installed to PC, the game will be listed under Settings > Apps & Features. See discussion thread.

Will my PC be able to play FH3?
See discussion thread. The Gone Gold announcement lists the following recommended specs:
  • CPU i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
  • GPU NVIDIA GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480
  • VRAM 4GB
  • RAM 12GB
  • Hard Drive Type HDD
  • Available Space 55 GB
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Windows Version Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101
The Microsoft.com Windows Store link also shows Minimum requirements of 8GB memory, 2GB video memory, i5 3570 processor, and NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti or AMD R7 250X, and will show your currently installed processor:
Ideal specs are i7 6700 @ 4.0GHz, GTX 980Ti or GTX 1080 or R9 Fury X, 6GB VRAM, 16GB RAM, SSD w/55GB free, 3840 x 2160 resolution. "Note that these specs are meant to reflect locked 30fps performance in the game."

Windows Anniversary Update note
The most recent build of Windows 10 and DirectX 12 is required to install and play FH3 on PC. Run dxdiag from Cortana to confirm your current builds. Under Settings > Updates & Security you may see "Your device is up to date" even if you don't have the Anniversary Update installed. Click the "Learn more" link to load the support page and then click "Get the Anniversary Update now" to install it.


How much storage do I need for the game? Can I set the install location drive?
The suggested available drive space during Windows Store installation is 60GB. See size discussion thread. To set your PC installation drive, go to Settings > System > Storage > New apps will save to selection (physical drives only). If the option to select a drive is greyed out, update your Windows version (see above Q&A). See discussion thread. See Xbox Support page about storage.

What is FH3's framerate and resolution? Can it be unlocked on PC?
Framerate will be unlocked on PC and capable of 4k resolution.^ "Forza Horizon 3 players will have a tremendous amount of adjustment options when playing on Windows 10. From basic options like full screen, vertical sync, and resolution, to more advanced adjustments like quality settings for motion blur, mirrors, reflection, static and dynamic geometry, we’re giving Windows 10 players the power to play the way they want. Whether playing on the recommended specs or pushing the hardware limits to deliver the ultimate 4K racing experience, Forza Horizon 3 players will have lots of options for making the most of their experience."^ See discussion thread.

Does FH3 require an always-online connection or can I play offline?
"#ForzaHorizon3 does not require a persistent connection to the Internet for playing single-player modes"^

Do I need an Xbox Live Gold account to play online with PC?
Unlike the Xbox version which requires Gold, the PC version does not require Gold membership; all the same online features are available for free.^

Will we be able to modify the game on Xbox or PC (like Fallout)?
Not as extensively as Fallout, but FH3's Blueprint feature allows players to create their own custom events based on existing routes and cars in the game. See the discussion thread about Fallout- and PC-style mods.

Will the PC version support multiple devices through USB?
See the discussion thread.

Can I play the PC version with a keyboard instead of a controller?
See the discussion thread.

Is TrackIR supported?
Unknown. See discussion thread.

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#10 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 12:35:36 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Online information


CROSS-PLAY

Can Xbox players join PC players in multiplayer? Do I have a choice?
Yes. "Gamers on Xbox One and Windows 10 can now play select multiplayer games together. Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves and Scalebound all support cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC"^ "If for whatever reason you don't want to play online with PC players, or with Xbox One players, you will have the option to filter matchmaking by platform, but of course we encourage everyone to have fun with the game with as many players as possible in Horizon 3 via Cross Play."^ See discussion thread.

Do I need Xbox Live Gold for either Xbox or PC? Can I play offline?
Gold is required for console multiplayer features. "You don't need a Gold subscription to play any of the online modes on a PC."^ See discussion thread.


PLAY ANYWHERE

Official page and FAQ: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/xbox-play-anywhere
Xbox Wire video tutorial: http://news.xbox.com/2016/09/15/everything-you-need-to-know-about-xbox-play-anywhere/

How does Xbox Play Anywhere work?
When you buy an Xbox Play Anywhere digital game through the Xbox Store or the Windows Store [or via a digital code at participating retailers], it’s yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. To take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere, you will need to have installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update on your PC, as well as the latest update on your Xbox One console. Then, simply log into your Xbox Live/Microsoft account and your Xbox Play Anywhere games will be available to download.

Does Xbox Play Anywhere cost extra?
No, there is no additional cost for Xbox Play Anywhere. When you buy an Xbox Play Anywhere digital game, the ability to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC is included at no additional charge.

Can I be signed into the same game on Xbox One and my Windows 10 PC?
At any single point in time, you may only sign into the game on one Xbox One console or one Windows 10 PC. You cannot be signed into the same game on both an Xbox One console and a Windows 10 PC at the same time.

Will my game progress be saved on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs?
Yes. When you play an Xbox Play Anywhere game, your game progress is saved on Xbox Live. So, you can pick up where you left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, bringing all your saves, game add-ons, and achievements with you.

Will downloadable content for Xbox Play Anywhere games also be playable on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC?
Yes. Downloadable content that you buy or earn for an Xbox Play Anywhere game that you own will also be playable on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. This includes game add-ons, Season Passes, consumables and in-game unlocks.

Will I earn Gamerscore and Achievements twice if I play the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC?
A single shared set of Gamerscore and Achievements will be earned and awarded for Xbox Play Anywhere games.

(Forum Q:) Can I give away my Play Anywhere PC copy or let others use it while I use the Xbox version?
No, the PC version is tied to your purchasing account, and can only be logged in one place at one time. See Xbox Support and discussion thread.

Edited by user Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:21:41 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#11 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 12:45:30 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Peripherals


Does FH3 support ultra wide monitors or Multimonitor display?
"#ForzaHorizon3 will support 21:9 aspect ratio on the #Windows10 version with #XboxPlayAnywhere"^ See discussion thread and discussion thread.

What kind of monitor or TV do I need to see the game in HDR?
HDR (High Dynamic Range) offers better contrast and visual quality than a traditional display, regardless of resolution. The Xbox One S supports this feature (the Xbox One does not), but it will not be visible unless your display also supports HDR. See this TrustedReviews article for an explanation of HDR displays.

Which controllers are compatible with with FH3 on PC?

Are wheel controllers supported? Which one should I get?
The Currently Supported Wheels thread in the FH3 Support - PC forum lists Thrustmaster and Logitech models, with plans for Fanatech and some caveats about Known Issues being updated. See discussion thread on supported wheels. See also the Xbox.com Accessories page.

Will compatible wheels be supported with force feedback features?
"While these wheels work on default or custom wheel settings, button mapping and force feedback are not properly recognized. These issues will be addressed in an upcoming update for Forza Horizon 3."^ See the discussion thread.

Does FH3 support Oculus Rift or Hololens?
See the discussion thread.

Is TrackIR supported?
Unknown. See discussion thread.

Edited by user Monday, September 26, 2016 11:48:12 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#12 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 12:49:00 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Technology and Apps


What is Forzatech?
"The Forza franchise is built on what we call Forzatech, that's our engine, our rendering and our physics engine, and both games are built on the same platform, and we evolve that between the two studios over time."^

DirectX and Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
"Microsoft has employed in-house team Turn 10 Studios to convert its Forza Motorsports engine to the UWP format. “The Forza Tech engine is now DirectX 12 and UWP so Apex is just the start of that,” said Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenawalt. “It was something we had to do for technology reasons, but it was also something we wanted to do to make the platforms better. We wanted to make UWP and DX 10 better for everybody.”^

Photogammetry technology
The Australian skies were captured with a custom 3-camera 12K HD rig, and hi-def landscape photos were turned into game-ready 3D objects using a technique called "photogammetry."^ See discussion thread.

Will we be able to modify the game on Xbox or PC (like Fallout)?
FH3's Blueprint feature allows players to create their own custom events based on existing routes and cars in the game. See the discussion thread about Fallout- and PC-style mods.

Is there a companion app for FH3?
"No plans for a companion app as such"^ (for in-game features) but there are the following apps now:
  • Xbox App for Windows: "The Xbox app brings together your friends, games, and accomplishments across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. Stay connected to the Xbox Live community, see what your friends are playing, share game clips and screenshots, and view achievements across devices. Start party chats, launch into cross-device multiplayer with games like Fable Legends and Gigantic, and stream your favorite games from Xbox One to any Windows 10 PC in your home while using your Xbox One controller."^
  • The similar Xbox App in the Google Play store and iTunes Apps Store allows access to the Xbox Store, Achievements, Captures, and Messages, and can be used as a remote control for your console menus. It does not support streaming console to device or interact with gameplay. The Xbox Beta App includes the most recent features such as Clubs management/messaging.
  • Forza Hub for Windows (and console) allows you to read News articles and announcements, see alerts for new game events, see your photos and the community Gallery, check some basic game stats and Forza Rewards progress against Friends, and redeem Forza Rewards. Tip: In the absence of this app for Android and iOS you can create a shortcut to these Forzamotorsport.net pages on your device for quick reference.

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FH3 FAQ: Editions (Xbox and PC), Release Dates, Pre-loading


Links
FM.net: FH3 Announcement
FM.net: FH3 Pre-Order Announcement
FM.net: FH3 Loyalty Rewards Announcement
Forums: DLC and Editions thread
Xbox.com: Forza Horizon 3 main page and pre-order
Xbox Store: Standard and Deluxe and Ultimate description/pre-order


How many versions of the game are available, what's included, and what's not included?
  • There are three Editions of FH3: Standard ($60), Deluxe ($80), and Ultimate ($100) available in two formats: digital (Xbox+PC, all three editions) and disc (Standard and Ultimate, Xbox only). The base game's content and roster of "over 350 cars" is the same for each Edition and both Xbox and PC versions, with the exception of a display settings menu for PC.
  • Deluxe includes Standard game plus the All-Stars Car Pack and VIP membership.
  • Ultimate includes the Deluxe list plus the Car Pass and Early Access.
  • Early Access is not available to add to Standard or Deluxe Editions.
  • Digital is the only way to get the Play Anywhere benefit (each Edition).
  • Xbox disc is available in softcase Standard Edition and Steelbook Ultimate Edition. There is no PC disc option.^
  • Select retailers are offering Pre-Order Bonuses (next post) including DLC and Forza-branded merchandise.
  • The "Ultimate" Edition does not guarantee "every add-on for FH3, ever" - the included Car Pass only covers regular monthly car packs through March, and past Forza games have released expansion DLC which cost extra for everyone. The Expansion Pass is not included with any edition.


Release Dates^
  • September 23, 2016 – Ultimate Edition Early Access (all regions except Japan);
  • September 27, 2016 – Deluxe and Standard Editions (all regions except Japan);
  • September 29, 2016 – Japan.


When is pre-loading and full release available?
  • Digital pre-orders became available for pre-loading on the console with the game's Gone Gold announcement on August 30. (If your game has not pre-loaded on the console try selecting My Games & Apps, press the controller Menu button while on the game tile to Manage Game, and uninstall and reinstall it.) The pre-order size was up to 138MB while the installation size is 46GB+.
  • The game was added to the Windows Store on September 2^ www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh1z7tw Game pre-loading on the PC became available on September 21. Add-ons may not be available until the release date.
  • Release time is midnight for each local timezone. See discussion thread.

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#14 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:14:08 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Pre-Order Bonuses and Methods


FM.net: Pre-Order Announcement.
Xbox Wire: Everything You Need to Know About Xbox Play Anywhere

Is there any price discount benefit for previous game owners or VIPs?
No, there's no discount for previous game/DLC owners. See the discussion thread.

Do I need to buy two copies in order to play on box Xbox and PC?
No if you buy digital, Yes if you buy disc first. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, when you buy the game digitally then you own the game for both console and PC. You don't need to own a console or even have a Windows 10 PC at the time of your purchase to go through this process. Play Anywhere is not available with disc purchases, but you could later buy the digital version and then enjoy the Play Anywhere benefits with your current game save and DLC. See discussion thread and the official Play Anywhere FAQ.

Is FH3 available to purchase from Steam?
No.

How do I purchase FH3 just for PC?
As a Play Anywhere title, purchasing the game digitally buys both the console and PC version together for one price; there is no PC-only link. You don't need to own a console to obtain the PC benefit. Digital purchase can be made via:
  • Console dashboard
  • Xbox App for Windows or mobile devices
  • Windows Store app (which redirects to Microsoft.com)
  • Xbox.com search (which redirects to Microsoft.com)
  • Some retailers offer a digital code; be sure you're buying a code and not the physical disc (softcase or SteelBook Ultimate Edition), which does not include the PC version benefit. Microsoftstore.com is a retailer, not the Microsoft.com digital store.
Once you have purchased or redeem your code, go to the link for your bundle: Standard | Deluxe | Ultimate then click the Forza Horizon 3 image under "In this bundle" and click Install as seen in this video. You can confirm your digital order transaction at https://account.microsoft.com/billing/orders#/ See discussion thread.

Can I give away my Play Anywhere PC copy or let others use it while I use the Xbox version?
No, the PC version is tied to your account, which can only be logged in one place at one time. See Xbox Support and discussion thread.

Can I buy the game digitally with a gift card instead of a credit card?
Yes. See the Xbox Support page about using Xbox gift cards. This would also be the way to buy the game as a gift for someone else. See the discussion thread. You can confirm your pre-order purchase in your Microsoft Account Order History. Issues with billing and payment should be addressed to Xbox Support, or the retailer who sold the game to you.

I live in [country] - can I buy and play FH3?
"Xbox One may be used in all countries, including the non-launched markets. In addition, Xbox One games are not region locked. Any Xbox One game purchased at retail can be used in any country on any Xbox One. That said, there needs to be a valid payment method corresponding to a supported launch country in order for any transactions to occur over Xbox Live, and some content may not be accessible outside launch markets due to geographic content restrictions imposed by content right holders."^ See the list of countries/regions where Xbox Live is supported. "Game features that require the Live service are only available in these countries/regions." See discussion thread.


PRE-ORDER BONUSES

What are the Loyalty Rewards? Will I get cars and credits?
Players can receive up to 12 free cars listed in the Loyalty Rewards announcement. Credits are not included in FH3 Loyalty Rewards (as they were for FM6) - see discussion thread - but gift credits are available from ongoing Forza Rewards. Loyalty Rewards are not related to digital or retailer purchase method, and will be available even if you buy the game after the pre-order period. These car models are not exclusive to Loyalty Rewards; you will be able to obtain the same models through regular gameplay if you haven't qualified to collect them as gifts.^ Watch the Contest Thread for future opportunities to earn gift cars and credits.

I've been playing FH3 - why don't I have my Loyalty Reward cars?
The Loyalty Reward prompt occurs after some game progression. After you have selected your second Festival Site, return to the Byron Bay festival garage. The prompt is automatic and the cars should be gifted directly to your garage. If you don't see this prompt after selecting the second festival, try further progression such as entering events and winning Head-to-Head races. If you're still missing the gift cars, report it in the appropriate Support forum. See discussion thread.

What bonuses are available for pre-ordering from retailers?

Will I miss out on certain car models if I don't buy from specific retailers?
No. Preorder cars are tuned versions of cars everyone will have access to as part of regular gameplay.^ See discussion thread.

What's the best way to get everything?
Buying the Ultimate Edition digitally from the Xbox dashboard or Xbox.com will provide you with the Play Anywhere benefit plus VIP and Car Pass and one pre-order bonus exclusive model. You would have to purchase a copy of the game from each retailer to get a code for each of the pre-order bonus DLC cars along with merchandise additions such as the scale model Centenario and controller sticker. Expansion packs and the Expansion Pass are not included in any version of the game and would need to be purchased separately.

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#15 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:19:58 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Demo


FM.net: Demo Announcement article - September 12
Store: link

Is there a free downloadable Demo?
The Forza Horizon 3 Demo for Xbox One consoles was announced and released on September 12, 2016. The size is 18GB. "A standalone “Forza Horizon 3” PC demo will be released sometime after launch, so look for more information on that in the future." ^ See discussion thread.



Included features:
The same opening sequences as the full game, Showcase event, racing events with car options, custom license plate, character/name choice, hire/fire drivatars, Drone Mode, choose festival site (but not travel to it).

Not included:
Progress does not save - the game restarts each time you play it to allow a different car choice. Progress does not carry over to the full game. Access to the Festival Site (Autoshow, Auction House, Livery Editor, customization), Barn Finds, other features.

What about wheel support?
"In addition, we have seen questions regarding wheel support for Forza Horizon 3. Alongside the release of our most recent update for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, which introduced Windows 10 wheel support, we’ve been working hard to improve steering wheel support and FFB tuning for Forza Horizon 3. Because the game features driving experiences and vehicle types that are not present in the Apex, such as off-road driving in trophy trucks and buggies, this integration work requires additional tuning across the game’s diverse vehicles and terrain. While not found in the Xbox One demo, many of these improvements will be present in the full version of Forza Horizon 3, on PC and Xbox One, when Forza Horizon 3 launches with early access on September 23. In addition, we’ll have support for additional wheels beyond the Apex wheel list that was previously announced. As we’ve said before, wheel support is an ongoing priority for the Forza team and, as we gather your feedback on wheels in both Apex and Forza Horizon 3, we will continue to improve wheel support in future content updates."^

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#16 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:24:01 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: DLC




Links
FM.net: FH3 Pre-Order Announcement
Forums: FH3 DLC overview thread
Store: Horn Unlock Accelerator
Store: Treasure Map
Store: Motorsport All-Stars Pack
Store: VIP Cars & Membership
Store: Car Pass
Store: Expansion Pass

When and how will I receive DLC included with pre-orders?
Retailers may send the pre-order bonus DLC code to you by email or print it on the receipt. Delivery date may be after the game release; ask your retailer directly. For bundles, make sure you don't have any Ready to Install updates in your Xbox My Games menu.

How do I redeem a DLC code?
With a 25-digit code use https://account.xbox.com/en-US/PaymentAndBilling/RedeemCode If you have a Kinect and a card with a QR code on it, you can say "Hey Cortana, Redeem Code" and hold the pattern in front of the camera to redeem it.

I redeemed a code but the car isn't in the game?
On your console go to My Games & Apps, press the controller button on the FH3 icon and select Manage Game, then press the controller button on the icon for your DLC item and select Details, and select Install. Pre-order bonus cars may appear in the Autoshow but not your garage, while the Halo Warthog will appear in your garage but not the Autoshow.

If I buy DLC for my Xbox version will I be able to use it with my PC version?
"Yes. Downloadable content that you buy or earn for an Xbox Play Anywhere game that you own will also be playable on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. This includes game add-ons, Season Passes, consumables and in-game unlocks." ^ See discussion thread.

If I purchase DLC for my physical copy, will it be transfer if I later purchase a digital copy?
Yes, per the Play Anywhere benefit referenced above.

What period does the Car Pass cover?
The Car Pass does not include all DLC to ever be released. "The Car Pass brings you six monthly car packs (7 cars each) beginning in October 2016, ending March 2017."^ The Car Pass cannot be bought a second time for a discount on any DLC after March. There may also be DLC released in coming months that is not included in the Car Pass. See discussion thread.

Will there be expansions like Rally and Storm Island in previous Forza Horizon games?
There will be two expansion packs which can be purchased together in the Expansion Pass for $34.99. "The pass includes two expansions with the first being released this holiday and Ultimate Edition owners will receive a discount of $10 on the Expansion Pass if purchased before the end of 2016. Look for more details on the Expansions coming to Forza Horizon 3 in the future."^ See discussion thread.

If I purchase the Car Pass after I've purchased an included car pack, will I receive a discount?
Unlikely, since Turn 10 has not offered this on previous games and Xbox Live's purchase terms indicate that sales are final. Unless T10 comments on this, account transactions would be an issue for Xbox Support.

What are the VIP benefits?
"Forza Horizon 3 VIP members receive five exclusive VIP cars, the 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV, 2016 Koenigsegg Regera, 2015 Ferrari F12tdf, 2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020, and 2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351. VIPs will receive additional benefits, including double Wheelspin earnings, access to exclusive online events, community gifts, and more."^ The community gifts in the past have been monthly gift cars from the regular game roster with custom liveries. It's unknown if this is the plan for FH3 and if previously sent gifts would be available to new VIPs at a later date. See discussion thread.

Can the Standard Edition be upgraded after release by purchasing VIP or the Car Pass separately?
Yes. The trade-off to buying separately is a higher overall cost than the bundled edition price. See the discussion thread.

If I buy the VIP or Car Pass or car packs will my friend or family member be able to use it for free?
In previous games the game assets of a DLC pack have been treated differently than the gamesave benefit. On consoles where the DLC owner is a Gold member, other accounts can access cars during their own gameplay without having to pay for the DLC pack. However, other accounts didn't receive benefits such as the VIP crown icon and access to VIP events and gifts, and pack cars were free to collect for the DLC owner's gamesave but the other accounts had to pay credits in game to collect the same models. To get full benefits from DLC, other accounts can purchase the DLC via the Xbox.com Store. It's unclear if DLC sharing works on PCs. See discussion thread.

Will I be able to buy cars from a pack individually?
This is an option that may only be available via the Autoshow. See discussion thread.

Does FH3 have in-app purchases? Are they required to complete the game?
Players can buy a Treasure Map which reveals discovery locations, and a Car Horn Unlock, but these accelerators are not required for full access to those items. Horns can be otherwise unlocked in the Skill Shop through regular gameplay (or Forzathon). Tokens were added on December 17 as a way to buy care or upgrades in lieu of credits; tokens display can be disabled in the Marketplace/Extras menu. Forza games are "built from the beginning, all the way to the end, not to be a microtransaction driven game.”^

Will the pre-order retailer exclusive bonus cars ever be released as a DLC pack for everyone?
Unknown, but unlikely given that this has not happened with the previous Day One and Team Forza edition cars. However these models are duplicates to cars in the regular roster, just with tuning applied, so you won't miss out on driving those car models if you don't have the bonus DLC version. See discussion thread.

Can I buy DLC cars from the Auction House?
You will only be able to buy DLC cars from the Auction House if you own the DLC (individually, pack, or if covered by Car Pass). Barn Finds, Horizon Edition, Midnight Battle awards, Loyalty Awards, and Forzathon award cars (Warthog, S14, Ford #17) are not DLC and can be obtained from the Auction House and driven by everyone.

Content updates
In Xbox One Forza games, a mandatory content update has been released on the day of each DLC release to update the game with those models for everyone to see even if they don't buy the cars. Content updates have also been released intermittently to address game fixes. To check for content updates on PC, open the Windows Store app, click the torso icon in the upper right, click Downloads and Updates, and then Check for Updates. See the Support subforums and DLC and Editions List thread for content update notes.

Is there a companion app for FH3?
There's no app for accessing in-game features. You can download the following apps now:
  • Xbox App for Windows: "The Xbox app brings together your friends, games, and accomplishments across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. Stay connected to the Xbox Live community, see what your friends are playing, share game clips and screenshots, and view achievements across devices. Start party chats, launch into cross-device multiplayer with games like Fable Legends and Gigantic, and stream your favorite games from Xbox One to any Windows 10 PC in your home while using your Xbox One controller."^
  • The similar Xbox App in the Google Play store and iTunes Apps Store allows access to the Xbox Store, Achievements, Captures, and Messages, and can be used as a remote control for your console menus. It does not support streaming console to device or interact with gameplay.
  • Forza Hub for Windows (and console) allows you to read News articles and announcements, see alerts for new game events, see your photos and the community Gallery, check some basic game stats and Forza Rewards progress against Friends, and redeem Forza Rewards. Tip: In the absence of this app for Android and iOS you can create a shortcut to these Forzamotorsport.net pages on your device for quick reference.

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#17 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:29:13 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Main Menu


Revealed in the gamescom demo gameplay:


HOME | SOCIAL | CLUBS | CARS | RIVALS | COMMUNITY | PROGRESS | MARKETPLACE

Home (with Help, Horizon Group, and Reset Car Position options)
  • World Map
  • Settings: Difficulty, Audio, Video, Controls, HUD and Gameplay, Character Select, Name Select, Team Credits
  • Horizon Group
  • Perks
  • Online Adventure
  • Bonus Boards
  • Photo Mode
  • Drone Mode


SOCIAL
(no image yet. FH2's Social menu includes Online Road Trip, Online Freeroam, Message Center, Community News, Forza Rewards, and Private Online Session)

CLUBS
(no image yet. FH2's Club menu includes Join, Quit, Club Overview, Club Ladder, Club Leaderboard, and Club Noticeboard)

RIVALS
(no image yet. FH2's Rivals menu includes My Rivals, Festival Routes, Monthly Rivals, Showcases, and Player Stats)

CARS
(no image yet but likely the same options in the Festival Sites menu below)

COMMUNITY
(no image yet. FH2's Community menu includes Designs, Vinyl Groups, Tuning Setups, Photo Gallery, Forza Hub)

PROGRESS
(no image yet. FH2's Progress menu includes Road Trip Progress, Horizon Promo, Wheelspin, Perks, Bucket List, Achievements, Player Stats)

MARKETPLACE
(FH2's Marketplace is the place to purchase Car Packs, Car Pass, VIP, and Extras like the Treasure Map and Tokens)
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#18 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:32:54 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Message Center and Forza Hub


Message Center
TBA. In FH2 the in-game Message Center was used to: announce new DLC; list daily Payouts from Drivatar, Design, and Tuning usage rewards; send Gift cars and credits; and send Club updates.



Forza Hub



FM.net: Forza Hub update announcement - March/June 2015
FM.net: Forza Hub for Windows announcement - December 2015
Windows Store: download

The Forza Hub is a free app on the Xbox One console and Windows 10. You can use it to review your Achievement progress, compare progress against Friends, review Forza Rewards points progress, redeem Forza Rewards, read the latest News and announcements from Turn 10, view game photos from your Friends and your own gallery, jump to DLC in the Xbox Store, and launch the the game.

Anywhere you see the ". . ." symbol you can select it to view more pages for that topic.

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#19 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:38:42 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Game Settings



  • Difficulty
  • Controls
  • HUD and Gameplay
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Character Select
  • Name Select
  • Team Credits

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#20 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:44:13 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Settings - Audio/Video on consoles


Will FH3 have separate volume mixers for music, environment, and car sounds?
Unknown. FH2 has sliders for Radio Volume, SFX Volume, Voice Over Volume, Car Volume, Tires Volume, GPS Voice On/Off, and Radio DJ On/Off. FM6:Apex has options for master game volume, race/menu music, playback system (speakers/headphones/home theater), subtitles, and audio quality level.

Video
FH2 on Xbox has Brightness and Subtitles settings. FM6:Apex has a long list of customizable display settings.

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#21 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:46:21 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Settings - Audio/Video on Windows 10 PCs


"Forza Horizon 3 players will have a tremendous amount of adjustment options when playing on Windows 10. From basic options like full screen, vertical sync, and resolution, to more advanced adjustments like quality settings for motion blur, mirrors, reflection, static and dynamic geometry, we’re giving Windows 10 players the power to play the way they want. Whether playing on the recommended specs or pushing the hardware limits to deliver the ultimate 4K racing experience, Forza Horizon 3 players will have lots of options for making the most of their experience."^

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#22 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:53:28 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Character Personalization


Can I choose or customize my driver?
In this E3 video interview Ralph Fulton mentions 14 different avatar types who are diverse in terms of ethnicity and gender. There is no customization such as clothing or appearance. The "Character Select" tile is located on the Settings tab of the Main Menu. See discussion thread. There is also a tile for "Name Select" which is used by ANNA to refer to you. See discussion thread.

Originally Posted by: JONK1969 Go to Quoted Post

We and Playground looked into deeper character customization, and also conducted surveys to find out how important people thought it would be in a driving game. Turns out tinkering with how their driver character looks was not important to most. However being able to select gender and ethnicity was very important. It's also a massive investment to make current gen character customization - we felt that was better spent on new car customization options (body kits for example), Auction House, Storefront, Co-Op and a bunch of other things more critical to the experience.

But we definitely wanted to make sure players had some agency in deciding which driver character would represent them in the game (which you can change at any time if you want), so there's a range of driver characters to choose from that we hope players appreciate.

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#23 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:56:53 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Settings - Controller buttons


Image from gamescom demo


Can we toggle convertible tops during gameplay?
"No, sorry. Always something we'd like to do with every Forza, including let you open and close convertible tops on demand, but it's one of those things that hasn't made the final cut yet ... making every single convertible or drop top in the game animate and look right at every level of detail inside and out in all weather conditions - that's a pretty huge amount of work across a lot of cars. "^

Can we toggle headlights, indicators, wipers, or horn during gameplay?

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#24 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 1:57:21 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: Settings - Wheel inputs


Which wheels are supported on PC?
"We’ve been working hard to improve steering wheel support and FFB tuning for Forza Horizon 3. Because the game features driving experiences and vehicle types that are not present in the Apex, such as off-road driving in trophy trucks and buggies, this integration work requires additional tuning across the game’s diverse vehicles and terrain. While not found in the Xbox One demo, many of these improvements will be present in the full version of Forza Horizon 3, on PC and Xbox One, when Forza Horizon 3 launches with early access on September 23. In addition, we’ll have support for additional wheels beyond the Apex wheel list that was previously announced."^ "Can confirm it's not just Xbox branded wheels on the list"^ See discussion thread on supported wheels.

Will we be able to configure each button on Wheel controllers?
Unknown. See discussion thread. In FH2 there are multiple Layout presets for controllers, Vibration On/Off, Switch Gear Up/Down, Switch E-Brake/Clutch, Switch Look Back/Camera, and Deadzone settings for Steering, Acceleration, Deceleration, Clutch, E-Brake, and Vibration Scale.[/quote]

Can we toggle convertible tops during gameplay?
"No, sorry. Always something we'd like to do with every Forza, including let you open and close convertible tops on demand, but it's one of those things that hasn't made the final cut yet ... making every single convertible or drop top in the game animate and look right at every level of detail inside and out in all weather conditions - that's a pretty huge amount of work across a lot of cars. "^

Can we toggle headlights, indicators, wipers, or horn during gameplay?
The game includes multiple horn sound settings and can be activated manually with the controller while driving. Other car features are automatic (wipers in rain, lights at night/tunnels) during gameplay. Forzavista allows you to open doors and hood/trunk, get in the car, turn on the lights, and rev the engine in a garage setting.

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#25 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2016 2:00:55 AM(UTC)
FH3 FAQ: HUD, Camera Views, Navigation


Can the unit types be mixed for HP and KW?
See discussion thread.

Are there any new camera angles?

Is Field of View and Point of View adjustable?
See discussion thread.

Is wheel delete available in cockpit view for wheel controller issues?[/u]
See discussion thread.

Telemetry
TBA. In FH2 you can toggle HUD for telemetry, showing General (speed, gear, rpm, boost, throttle, brake), Friction and contact patch for each tire, Suspension travel for each wheel, Body Acceleration, Tire temps and wear, Tire heat, and Damage for steering, brakes, engine, clutch, driveline, suspension, wheels, and body panels.

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