Forza Horizon 5’s first expansion is indeed a collaboration with Hot Wheels, but you’ll be able to take a spin with some of the classic miniature cars long before the DLC arrives on July 19. Forza Horizon 5 Series 9 starts on June 23rd and it’ll be a chance to win all sorts of Hot Wheels-themed cars, cosmetics and apparel as you compete in Hot Wheels events. The latest Forza Horizon 5 patch brings all of that into place, while also making key fixes and additions to the open-world racing game.
The latest update adds a new monthly Rivals event featuring electric vehicles. The event will kick off with Season 9 and feature a different electric vehicle each month. You can earn festival playlist points just by setting your own lap time during each monthly event.
The new Forza Horizon 5 patch also adds co-op for Horizon Story events, which supports up to six players. Convoy Leaders can host any of the Horizon Stories they have already unlocked, and the highest score achieved by one Convoy member will be applied to all party members. If you join a convoy and participate in a Horizon Story event, that event will be marked as completed when you return to your own session.
PC players also have a new graphics option included in this patch. The latest update adds temporal anti-aliasing to the multi-sample anti-aliasing options already present in Forza Horizon 5. As Playground Games explains, this method of anti-aliasing reduces flicker and captures detail further by smoothing the jagged edges of the image. , and it’s a good option when running the game on lower screen resolutions.
The full list of new cars and gear, along with the full patch notes, are all available on Steam.