Latest Forza Horizon 3 update causes FPS drops, game crashes, and more

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Forza Horizon 3 recently received a major expansion, as well as a free content update that fixes a series of bugs on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The update improves the overall gaming experience, but somehow let many FH3 fans down.

Forza Horizon 3 players say that the game still needs a lot of work to reach a good optimization level. They are glad the update is now available, yet they had higher expectation regarding the patch content. The fact that the latest Forza Horizon 3 update causes issues of its own, only adds to the overall gamer discontent.

Forza Horizon 3 DLC and update issues

Blizzard Mountain FPS drops and game stutters

FH3 gamers report that the stuttering affecting the base game is much worse on the Blizzard Mountain DLC. The FH3 FPS rate drop issue is now really getting on gamers’ nerves because the game has been out for a while, yet the same annoying bug is still present.

Players complain that the FH3 FPS rate drops by even 45% in certain areas. They also noticed that the FPS rate heavily fluctuates from 60FPS, to sometimes 50FPS or 80FPS in the same area.Usually, after  30 minutes of gaming, they get -10FPS on the game.

FH3 update won’t download

The latest FH3 update was rolled out a few days ago, but many gamers still can’t install it on their computers: “First of all even the update wont download so i cant do nothing but wait that all that store krap works again. Freaking nightmare, every update is frightening

Players waited for several hours for the 4.25 GB update to download and install, but when they try to start the game,  they are redirected back to the store to complete the download again.

FH3 crashes to desktop

Fans also report that FH3 crashes to desktop quite frequently with the new Blizzard Mountain DLC. The game suffers from severe instability issues, and sometimes the only solution to fix these problems is to restart the computer.

My game has CTD a lot with the new expansion to the point where i cant progress. Game Crashing on Vehicle Selection Screen Before Race: Game Constantly crashes when selecting a vehicle for race.

In a nutshell, the latest FH3 update and Blizzard Mountain DLC let down many fans of the game. For some, this update is the straw that broke the camel’s back and made them decide to quite the game altogether.

Have you downloaded the latest FH3 update? How has your gaming experience been so far?


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the first day i played forza horizon 3 was a dream brill graphics fantastic gameplay then 2nd night when i was at work lag and stutering started i didnt pay much atension then the game all of a suden crashed on me i was like wtf is going on i restarted the game then more lag and stutering again it was getting on my nervrs as first day these issues were not ther was smooth gameplay as always from a forza game 3rd night same old story and has been ever since i am resulted in trying the game on another console in process off installing i might just leave the blizzard mountain dlc and not install to see if thats the issue

my game is crashing awful bad on xbox one sence i installed the Blizzard Mountain dlc… its a shame a brillant game.. but it is head wrecking when the game lags after around 20 or 30 minutes of playing then it could freeze.. i have to turn off the game and restart it.. the same thing happens again. i hope turn 10 or ho ever fixes the bugs sorts it out.. never had this problem sence that dlc i got.. even the first two never had that problem

Sometimes I wonder if it’s done on purpose to help sell xbox consoles. Good thing Forza isn’t in Vulkan because it might have worked better. The update worked for me and did improve my fps slightly. Still a long way off from being 100 percent stable. Still great game on pc even with frame drops around buildings.