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Forza Horizon 5 High Performance update adds new Oval Circuit and 4 new cars

Danyal Arabi

Forza Horizon 5 High Performance update adds new Oval Circuit and 4 new cars

Two years on, Forza Horizon 5 is still being actively developed and fixed. This month, Horizon players are treated to the “High Performance” update which adds a new Oval racing stadium and more to the game. One of the most requested cars, the Huracàn STO, has finally been added to the game. Additionally, PC users have received a few optimizations with frame rates being fixed while driving the Audi e-Tron and through Valle de Foreneos Dunes. Here’s everything new.

Forza Horizon 5 High Performance update patch notes

New Features (Available from April 25th)

  • Permanent Oval Circuit Road Race
    • Also available with a dedicated Rivals Leaderboard
    • 21 Accolades
    • 3 Badges
  • Removed requirements to bind ANNA/Forza Link when creating Custom Controller profiles
  • (PC) Intel® XeSS Super Sampling is now available as a temporal up-scaling solution
  • Skin tone colors for hearing aids & prosthetics
  • EventLab Piñata Helmet prop

“High Performance” Series Features (Available from April 27th until May 25th)

  • Freeroam Oval Circuit in the Stadium
  • 4 Returning Speed Traps
    • Horizon Baja
    • East Resort
    • Pantano Pass
    • Tulum
  • 2 Returning Speed Zones
    • Green Hills
    • River Run
    • Piñata Helmet collectible

Unlockable Cars 

  • New To Forza
    • 2019 #70 Porsche Motorsport 935
    • 2020 Lamborghini Huracàn STO
    • 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant
    • 2021 Porsche MissionR

One of the bigger technical additions is the implementation of Intel XeSS. The alternative upscaling technique is known to have less ghosting and shimmering than FSR 2, making for a better experience on some systems. While many bugs have been fixed, the most notable is the ForzaThon Weekly Challenge progress bug being squashed. Incorrect road discovery has also been patched out, and so is the incorrect Anti-lag exhaust animation on the 2000 Nissan Silvia SpecR.

The developers have noted that the RocketBunny wide bodykit is displaying wrong animations which will be fixed in a future patch. For the complete list of bug fixes, readers can visit the Forza Blog here.

About the author

Danyal Arabi

Danyal Arabi


Danyal Arabi is an Esports writer and Editor at The SportsRush. With a vested interest in computers since an early age he has managed to sink more than 4000 hours into CS: GO over the years. As a Deus Ex enjoyer and fan of the earlier Assassin's Creeds, narrative-driven games have taken much of his time. Being a 2D fighter enthusiast across franchises like Injustice, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter, a fair few controllers have been sacrificed in his pursuit to win. Apart from all things gaming, Danyal enjoys motorsport, bowling, and spending weekends with his pals over good food and banter.

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