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 completed a certain in-game event
Expansion Pass Contains both map expansions, Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels
Blizzard Mountain Introduces a new snow-covered playable area, new cars, and events
Hot Wheels Introduces a new Hot Wheels-inspired playable area, new cars, and events
Hoonigan Car Pack Introduces new cars and achievements

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_8wekyb3d8bbwe\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
If game crashes on start after Turn 10 Studio video, follow the Multi-Monitor troubleshoooting steps.
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

Game crashes to desktop on start with Multi-monitor enabled[edit]

If the game crashes to the desktop after displaying the Turn 10 Studio video, use the fix below.
Multi-monitor crashing fix[6]
This fix should work with both AMD Eyefinity and Nvidia Surround.
  1. Disable multi-monitor.
  2. Launch game.
  3. In the game options, set Full-Screen to Off.
  4. Stretch the game window to cover part of each screen.
  5. Re-enable multi-monitor with the game running, confirm that the game window is covering part of each screen.
  6. Quit out of the game.
  7. Restart the game.
  8. Set the game resolution to your multi-monitor resolution.
  9. Set the game's Full Screen option back to On.

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
  6. [1]