A pretty big Forza Horizon 5 update just dropped yesterday, June 21st (roughly 16GB on our end) ahead of the Hot Wheels DLC launch next month. While this sizeable patch could well contain some of that Hot Wheels expansion content tucked in there, it also brings a bunch of new features to the main game, for the here and now.

Headlining those features is the addition of up to 6-player co-op in Horizon Stories! Previously, these campaign missions were only playable in solo, so this is a pretty big change to Forza Horizon 5's core mission set.

Elsewhere, the developer has added new Hot Wheels-themed cars and cosmetics to the mix, along with support for a bunch of new language options. Here are the full patch notes:


  • Added new localization languages
  • Added Subtitles for Danish, Greek, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, European Portuguese
  • Added Voice Over for European Spanish, Italian, Korean
  • Added new Forza EV Rivals event
  • Added Horizon Story Co-op
  • Added TAA option when playing on PC
  • Various stability and performance improvements
  • Fixed issue where hood and bumper cam was too dark during dusk and night time of days
  • In Series 9, the Accolade “It Just Works” now unlocks as intended once players have completed the Car Mastery skill tree on the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. Players who already fulfilled this requirement prior to this update will need to select and drive the car to successfully unlock the Accolade
  • All players will now see their Creative Hub rank increase as intended


  • Fixed exploit when using Photo Mode
  • Fixed exploit with gifted cars

Festival Playlist

  • Fixed issue where players could lose Daily Challenge progress


  • Fixed rare issue where players matchmaking for Co-op Seasonal Championship can result in a player entering the wrong event
  • Fixed issue which could end up in wrong car class in an online race
  • Fixed issue which could cause Horizon Arcade events to not spawn
  • Fixed issue where players in a convoy could end up not seeing all other members of the convoy


  • Added a duplicate car filter to Car Select screen filters
  • Added Freeroam convertible functionality to Ferrari California T and McLaren 650 S Spider
  • Updated Volvo's logo
  • Fixed idle RPM on the 93 Nissan 240SX SE
  • Removed Forza Aero Splitter from the Maserati MC12
  • Fixed 97 Lamborghini Diablo engine audio when at high RPM
  • Fixed issue with Audi RS4 Avant and 2011 RS5 interior cockpit dash
  • Fixed misaligned backfires on the Mercedes C63 AMG when using the Liberty Walk body kit


  • Added Car Horns from Series 6 and 7 to EventLab
  • Added Orbit Cam option
  • Added stepped rotation
  • Added new camera speed options
  • Fixed an issue where players entering EventLab events with a full convoy could get disconnected
  • Fixed an issue where the stadium floor wouldn't load when starting an event nearby
  • Fixed an issue where props could remain in Freeroam
  • Fixed Rule Importing only showing events with Custom Routes
  • Fixed an issue with one of the flood lights which would appear invisible when placed.

This Forza Horizon 5 patch will be the last major Series update before Hot Wheels launches. The highly anticipated DLC expansion comes to Forza Horizon 5 on July 19th.

Are you still plugging away at Forza Horizon 5 ahead of Hot Wheels? Let us know down below!