Forza Horizon 5 update preps Hot Wheels cars for Series 9

Forza Horizon 5's latest patch includes the new Hot Wheels cars you'll be able to earn in Series 9 during the leadup to the launch of the Hot Wheels DLC

Forza Horizon 5 update: A vintage baby-blue and white car with a super-charged engine that has dice covering its air intakes.

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.

The full list of new cars and gear, as well as the complete patch notes, are all available over on Steam.