Forza Horizon 3

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Forza Horizon 3
Forza Horizon 3 cover
Playground Games
Turn 10 Studios
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows September 27, 2016
Forza Horizon 3 at Wikipedia
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex 2016
Forza Horizon 3 2016
Forza Motorsport 7 2017

Key points

Xbox Play Anywhere - Buy once, play on Windows 10/Xbox One.[2]
Wheel support.


All versions require Windows Store DRM.
A demo is available.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Car Pass Access to DLC cars when released
Motorsport All-Stars Pack Contains ten race track cars
VIP Five cars, double Horizon Wheelspin rewards, double credits, etc.
Warthog Only available to players who have earned an achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection or complete an upcoming in-game event
Expansion Pass Blizzard Mountain and one undisclosed game world expansion
Blizzard Mountain Introduces a new playable area, new cars, and events

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.OpusPG_8wekyb3d8bbwe\TempState\scratch\User_PCLocalStorageDirectory\ConnectedStorage\ForzaUserConfigSelections\
The file in this folder is called "UserConfigSelections". It is a "file" extension type can be opened with Notepad or any other plain text editor.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.OpusPG_randomnumbersandletters\SystemAppData\wgs\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings (Basic).
Video settings (Basic).
Video settings (Advanced).
Video settings (Advanced).
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Photomode is locked at 1080p internal resolution.[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
fullscreen is already borderless
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
MSAA x2, x4, x8 and FXAA. Both can be enabled at the same time
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
FPS cap can be configured based on refresh rate or Unlocked.
120+ FPS
framerate is unlocked
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Xbox One version only.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Also it has different presets
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Infinite Loading Times/Graphical Issues on AMD cards[edit]

Use drivers 17.5.2 or newer[4][5]
This occurs on AMD drivers from 17.3.2 to 17.5.1

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12 [1]
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4170 Intel Core i7-3820
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 12 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 740
AMD Radeon R7 250X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 290X or RX 480
4 GB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 Introducing Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC - Xbox Wire
  2. Everything You Need to Know About Xbox Play Anywhere
  3. Forza Horizon 3 PC Performance Thread :: Forza Horizon 3 PC Performance Thread
  4. Avoid AMD driver 17.3.3
  5. Forza horizon 3 gets infinite loading time on 17.3.2 driver