Forza Horizon 5’s first expansion is indeed a collaboration with Hot Wheels, but you’ll be able to take some of the classic toy cars out for a spin well before that DLC arrives on July 19. Forza Horizon 5 Series 9 begins June 23, and it’ll be a chance to win all kinds of Hot Wheels-themed cars, cosmetics, and clothing while you participate in Hot Wheels events. The latest Forza Horizon 5 patch sets all that up, while also making some 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 debut with Season 9, and will feature a different EV each month. You can earn festival playlist points just by setting a clean lap time in 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’ve already unlocked, and the highest score earned by a member of the convoy will be applied to everyone in the party. 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 shimmering and captures additional detail as it smooths out jagged edges in the picture, and it’s a good option when running the game on lower screen resolutions.