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Forza Horizon 5 December 6th Update Release Notes

Playground Games has released a new patch for Forza Horizon 5. According to the release notes, the December 6th Update adds two Secret Santa rewards that players can unlock by sending gifts to each other. Furthermore, this update adds Japanese and Traditional Chinese voiceovers.

Naturally, this latest patch also packs a number of tweaks and improvements for various cars. Not only that, but it features some general stability fixes (so it should be more stable than its previous version).

As always, Microsoft Store and Steam will download this update the next time you launch their clients. Below you can also find its complete changelog.

Forza Horizon 5 December 6th Update Release Notes

Series Features?
  • Secret Santa returns with two exclusive rewards unlocked based on the player’s effort in sending gifts to each other (ForzaThon gifts and/or Car gift drop)
  • Evolving World Holidays Decorations in Mulegé, Ice Rink Stadium, and Snowman collectible
  • Forzathon Shop Gifts – Players can purchase one ForzaThon shop car per week and send it as a gift to another player
  • Forzathon Shop Sales special days: Dec 24th – Dec 26th, Dec 31st – Jan 2nd
  • (#FORDzathon Series only, available from January 5th, 2022) Evolving World Floating lanterns collectible
New Features?
  • Japanese and Traditional Chinese VO
  • EventLab build point added to the Horizon Stadium
Unlockable Cars (Horizon Holidays December 8th, 2022 – January 5th, 2023)
  • New To Forza
  • 2020 Lamborghini Siàn Roadster
  • 2022 Cupra UrbanRebel Concept
  • Returning To Forza
  • 1958 Plymouth Fury
  • 1970 AMC Rebel “The Machine”
  • 1971 AMC Javelin AMX
  • 2013 Cadillac XTS Limousine
Unlockable Cars (#FORDzathon January 5th, 2023 – February 2nd, 2023)
  • New To Forza
  • 2021 MG6 Xpower
  • 2020 #20 MG MG6
  • Returning To Forza
  • 2010 Renault Megane RS250
  • 2010 Renault Clio
  • 2016 Renault Clio RS
Bug fixes
  • Tune and Livery applied to a car before creating a Super 7 Challenge Card did not apply to the published card
  • Donut Media @ Horizon story chapter 2 players’ tuning wasn’t carried over in later story chapters
  • “Getting Creative” accolade vinyl count wasn’t increasing despite players’ progress (Due to technical constraints, vinyl usage before December 6th update won’t get counted. The accolades will start counting all vinyls used starting after downloading the December 6th update)
  • Displayed number of areas discovered was higher than the total number of areas in the game
  • Loading into an event or story chapter could cause the gamepad an unintended persistent rumble for some players
  • Donut Media @ Horizon story chapter subtitles were incorrect
  • General performance and stability fixes
  • Convertible animation could be triggered while moving, blocking other car options until the animation ends
  • 1992 Honda NSX-R liveries couldn’t be applied to the front bumper and were mirrored from the car’s right side to the rear bumper.
  • 1992 Honda NSX-R Rocket Bunny widebody kit rain mask was missing on the rear diffuser in free roam
  • 1992 Nissan Silvia K vinyls and decals couldn’t be applied to the upper part of aftermarket Rocket Bunny Sport Rear Wing
  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GTR vinyls and logos could be applied to the car sides through the hood and were appearing distorted when applied to the side of the car
  • 1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR vinyl shapes applied to the right passenger side of the car were showing on the roof of the car instead
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R rear license plate blacked out when Rocket Bunny widebody kit was applied
  • 2005 BMW M3 invisible rollcage when Rocket Bunny widebody kit was applied
  • 2005 Subaru Impresa WRX STi front Forza Street Bumper appearing as race bumper and vice versa
  • 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque had two different diffusers on the rear bumper
  • 2010 Forsberg Racing Toyota Gumout 2JZ Camry stock car’s roof couldn’t be painted
  • 2015 McLaren 650S side skirts weren’t lifting with the door when the bodykit was applied
  • 2018 Audi RS e-tron GT full car livery was wrapped around side mirror stem
  • Several Festival props changed their appearance when confirming their position in Blueprint builder