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 DLC
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
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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[edit]

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[edit]

Standard Edition[edit]

Includes Formula Drift Car Pack.

Deluxe Edition[edit]

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

Ultimate Edition[edit]

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

Demo[edit]

A demo is available.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

The Hot Wheels Legends Car Pack is not included in any bundles or special edition releases.
Name Notes
Any Terrain Car Pack Includes 6 offroad-oriented cars from the Car Pass
Windows
Barrett-Jackson Car Pack Included in Car Pass
Windows
Best of Bond Car Pack Car pack of 10 cars. Known as Day One Car Pack before release.
Windows
British Sports Cars Car Pack Includes 6 British sports cars from the Car Pass
Windows
Car Pass Includes 42 extra cars.
Windows
Expansions Bundle Includes Fortune Island and LEGO Speed Champions
Windows
Formula Drift Car Pack Car pack of 7 cars.
Windows
Fortune Island Introduces a new offroad-focused area, new cars and events.
Windows
High Performance Car Pack Includes 7 sports cars from the Car Pass
Windows
Hot Wheels Legends Car Pack Includes 6 vehicles from participants of the 2018 and 2019 Hot Wheels Legends Tours.
Windows
Icons Car Pack Includes 7 iconic cars from the Car Pass
Windows
Japanese Heroes Car Pack Includes 6 Japanese cars from the Car Pass
Windows
LEGO Speed Champions Introduces a new playable area made out of LEGO, new cars and events.
Windows
Mitsubishi Car Pack Free
Windows
Open Top Car Pack Includes 5 open roof cars from the Car Pass
Windows
Treasure Map Reveals exact locations of all Bonus Boards, Beauty Spots, and Barn finds in the main game and its expansions. Not included in any of the available Editions.
Windows
Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle Includes the Car Pass, Fortune Island, LEGO Speed Champions, VIP Membership, Best of Bond Car Pack, Formula Drift Car Pack, and Welcome Pack DLCs. Does not include the Treasure Map.
Windows
VIP Membership Includes 3 exclusive cars, bonus cosmetics and content.
Windows
Welcome Pack Includes 8 cars and a free property.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings
Advanced video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider for all camera types.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Only Borderless or Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
2x/4x/8x/16x listed as "Low/Medium/High/Very High".
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to x8 MSAA, FXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Includes an FPS-cap to refresh-rate and half of refresh-rate. Crowds animate at 30FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia modes.

Input[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings
Advanced controls settings
Advanced controls settings

Extending support for more wheels: Forza Emuwheel Setup guide (Discord group's: FH4 mapping fix file 2)

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Radio, SFX, Voice over, Cars, Tyres
Surround sound
5.1, 7.1, Dolby Atmos
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Dolby Atmos HRTF.[3]

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[edit]

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.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes[edit]

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)
On startup:
  1. Disable both RTSS and MSI Afterburner. The game's anticheat prevents any programs on hooking to the game to prevent unfair advantage.

Notes

The latest version of RTSS has a pre-created profile that disables RTSS for Forza Horizon 4.
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[edit]

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 30Hz.

Anisotropic Filtering is not working correctly[edit]

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 ingame.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

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