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Forza Horizon 4

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Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 cover
Developers
Playground Games
Turn 10 Studios
Steam Sumo Digital[1]
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Engines
ForzaTech
Release dates
Windows October 2, 2018
Reception
Metacritic 88
OpenCritic 92
IGDB 91
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Expansion pack, Cross-game bonus, Subscription gaming service
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Automobile
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Europe
Series Forza
Forza Horizon 4 on HowLongToBeat
Forza Horizon 4 on IGDB
Forza Horizon 4 on MobyGames
Forza Horizon 4 on Wikipedia
Forza
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex 2016
Forza Horizon 3 2016
Forza Motorsport 7 2017
Forza Street 2018
Forza Horizon 4 2018
Forza Horizon 5 2021
Forza Motorsport 2023

Forza Horizon 4 is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person and first-person racing game in the Forza series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Edition. Xbox Play Anywhere. Standard Edition included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require a Microsoft account.

Version differences

Standard Edition

Includes Formula Drift Car Pack.

Deluxe Edition

Includes all Standard Edition content, Car Pass and Best of Bond Car Pack.

Ultimate Edition

Includes all Deluxe Edition content, VIP Membership, 2 expansions (Fortune Island and LEGO Speed Champions) and Welcome Pack.

Demo

A demo is available.

Monetization

Type Notes
Cross-game bonus The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor and 2018 Ford Mustang GT vehicles can be unlocked by playing Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 7 respectively.
DLC DLCs include new cars.
Expansion pack Fortune Island and LEGO Speed Champions contain new maps, campaigns and other content.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Hot Wheels Legends Car Pack
Windows
Treasure Map
Windows
Mitsubishi Car Pack Free.
Windows
Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle Includes the Car Pass, Expansions Bundle, VIP Membership, Best of Bond Car Pack, Formula Drift Car Pack, and Welcome Pack DLCs.
Windows
Best of Bond Car Pack Car pack of 10 cars. Known as Day One Car Pack before release.
Windows
Formula Drift Car Pack Included with digital pre-orders and the Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle.
Windows
Expansions Bundle Included with the Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle.
Includes Fortune Island and LEGO Speed Champions expansions.
Windows
Fortune Island Included with the Expansions Bundle.
Windows
LEGO Speed Champions Included with the Expansions Bundle.
Windows
VIP Membership Included with the Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle.
Includes 3 exclusive cars, bonus cosmetics and content.
Windows
Welcome Pack Included with the Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle.
Includes exclusive versions of 8 cars and a free in-game property.
Windows
Car Pass Included with the Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle.
Includes 42 extra cars.
Windows
Any Terrain Car Pack Included with the Car Pass.
Windows
Barrett-Jackson Car Pack Included with the Car Pass.
Windows
British Sports Cars Car Pack Included with the Car Pass.
Windows
High Performance Car Pack Included with the Car Pass.
Windows
Icons Car Pack Included with the Car Pass.
Windows
Japanese Heroes Car Pack Included with the Car Pass.
Windows
Open Top Car Pack Included with the Car Pass.
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos (Steam)

Delete, rename or move the intro video file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\ForzaHorizon4\media\ui\videos\
  2. Delete the file T10_MS_Combined.bk2

Notes

Instead of the too loud intro video now only a silent black screen is displayed.
The game might now load a little faster into the main menu if your PC is fast enough.
This may need to be redone every time a new patch drops.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.SunriseBaseGame_8wekyb3d8bbwe\TempState\scratch\User_PCLocalStorageDirectory\ConnectedStorage\ForzaUserConfigSelections\UserConfigSelections\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1293830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.SunriseBaseGame_8wekyb3d8bbwe\SystemAppData\wgs\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1293830\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1293830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud
Microsoft Store only.
Due to technical limitations, Microsoft Store save files are not compatible with the Steam version, except leaderboards and clubs.[2]

Video

Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See Ultra-widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and cutscenes.
Set your resolution in the desktop, then launch the game and change the in-game resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider for all camera types.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enabled by default, no option for exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
2x/4x/8x/16x listed as "Low/Medium/High/Very High".
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and MSAA (up to 8x). Both can be used at the same time.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Includes a FPS-cap to refresh-rate and half of refresh-rate. Crowds animate at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia modes.

Input

The game can send telemetry data to supported software like SimHub and devices like motion platforms, bass shakers and telemetry displays through the UDP protocol.
Controls settings
Controls settings
Advanced controls settings
Advanced controls settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse is only used as a cursor, not in-race.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Windows Store only. Steam version does not support Impulse Triggers. Listed as "Wont Fix/By Design" in official blog posts.
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes false
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Extending support for more wheels: Forza Emuwheel Setup guide (Discord group's: FH4 mapping fix file 2)

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Radio, SFX, Voice-over, Cars, Tyres
Surround sound
5.1, 7.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Dolby Atmos HRTF.[3]
Royalty free audio
Streamer Mode limits the in-game music to the Hospital Music radio station consisting entirely of royalty-free music.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
US and UK
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Turkish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op
2-12 players for Versus, 2-6 for Co-op
Supports crossplay between PC and Xbox One.

Connection types

Issues fixed

Game crashes

freezes during gameplay (every 10-120 minutes, but audio resumes):
  1. Roll back to Nvidia Driver 522.25 or earlier until an official fix is released.
After intro movies:
  1. Set 48000Hz and 24 bit in Control Panel->Sound, or
  2. Use integrated card instead of e.g. X-Fi, or
  3. Disable enhancements in Sound (fix for AIM cards)
During gameplay:
  1. Create bat file and run before playing (close on exit)

START explorer.exe shell: appsFolder \ Microsoft.SunriseBaseGame_8wekyb3d8bbwe! SunriseReleaseFinal

TIMEOUT / T 70 / NOBREAK taskkill / f / im explorer.exe

  1. Alternative bat

@echo off :M1 TIMEOUT /T 600 /NOBREAK netsh interface set interface name=LAN admin = DISABLE TIMEOUT /T 30 /NOBREAK netsh interface set interface name=LAN admin = ENABLE GOTO M1 In place of "LAN" write your connection name (e.g. Ethernet or Wi-Fi).

  1. Alternative bat:

:loop @echo off cls ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew cls timeout /t 600 goto loop

Check for more info about possible fixes on problems with the game and MS Store here

Missing 30fps Frame Rate Option

Some displays might not be able to see the 30fps Frame Rate option in the video settings. To solve this change your desktop refresh rate to 30 Hz.

Anisotropic Filtering is not working correctly

Forcing AF in the driver settings will cause it to not work correctly. Set Anisotropic Filtering to Application-controlled in your graphics card driver and then change it to your desired value in game.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (1703)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4170 3.7 GHz
Intel Core i5-750 2.67 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 250X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1293830/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1293830) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References