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9 Common Forza Horizon 4 Problems & How to Fix Them



Here are the common Forza Horizon 4 problems that are hampering the release, and how you can fix these issues, bugs and problems on your own so that you can get back to playing.

We’ll also share some of the known Forza Horizon 4 problems and bugs that you will need to wait on a Forza Horizon 4 update to fix, that way you know what you can fix, and what you need to live with until you get the next patch. Some of these problems that you need to wait on are related to steering wheels and Forza Horizon 4.

The Forza Horizon 4 full release is here and it is now a part of Game Pass, allowing you to play the standard Forza Horizon 4 edition as part of that monthly subscription. If you’re thinking of going this route, you can learn more about Xbox Game Pass before you subscribe.

How to fix common Forza Horizon 4 problems, bugs and errors.

How to fix common Forza Horizon 4 problems, bugs and errors.

Here’s a walk through on how you can fix Forza Horizon 4 problems on your own and get back to playing. There is a Forza Horizon 4 update out now that you should install to fix general stability and performance issues, VIP Crown flair, stutters on the Xbox One and a host of PC issues. Install that update now if you haven’t yet taken the time.

How to Fix Forza Horizon 4 Installation Problems

If you cannot install Forza Horizon 4, you should try restarting your console. If that doesn’t work, you may want to completely power down the console and unplug it and then try.

Another thing you can try is clearing the local game cache. Make sure your game saves are backed up to Xbox Live and then follow these directions.

Go to Settings -> All Settings -> System -> Storage -> Clear local saved games. Once this is done, go to Settings -> All Settings -> Network -> Network Settings -> Go offline. Now restart your Xbox One by holding the power button for 10 seconds. Now put the Forza Horizon 4 disk in and install and then go only and install updates.

On the PS4, you can clear the cache. To do this, turn your PS4 off, unplug it for a full minute and then plug it back in. If that fails, delete Forza Horizon 4 and try installing again.

On PC, restart, check storage space and if needed re-download the Forza Horizon 4 game.

How to Fix Forza Horizon 4 Download Problems

We occasionally see Forza Horizon 4 download problems where users cannot download the game, download through Game Pass or simply have issues with slow Forza Horizon 4 downloads.

If you have any issues with Forza Horizon 4 and Game Pass, this guide will walk you through download issues and other problems specifically connected to Game Pass.

When you have a slow Forza Horizon 4 download you should try a wired connection, restarting your router or moving closer to your router.

You may also need to check storage space as the Xbox can be particular about downloading a game to external or internal storage. This is often an issue with large updates as well. Free up space on the drive that Forza Horizon 4 is installed to.

How to Fix Forza Horizon 4 Crashes on Xbox & PC

Playground Games identified a problem with Forza Horizon 4 crashes on the Xbox and PC. If this is happening to you, then you can’t do anything yet, but a fix is coming.

The current ETA for a fix is 3:30 PM Pacific, so you can expect another patch or hotfix to arrive today. This will fix these issues and should help the overall performance as well.

Check for an update on your Xbox or PC when you start playing.

How to Fix Forza Horizon 4 Add-On Problems VIP + Car Pass

If you bought the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition or you purchased add-ons and they aren’t showing up you should install the latest patch. This includes a fix for Forza Horizon 4 VIP issues.

In cases where the VIP or Car Pass are not showing up on Xbox, you can check for additional downloads. Here’s how to do that.

  1. Press the Xbox button  on your controller to return to the Home screen. Or say, “Xbox, go home.”
  2. Pull the right trigger to scroll down, and then press the A button  to select My games & apps.
  3. Highlight the game for which you have an add-on, and then press the Menu button  on your controller.
  4. Select Manage game.
  5. Scroll right to the Ready to Install section.
  6. Highlight the add-on or game content you want to install, and then press the button  on your controller.

If none of these fixes help you solve the issues with these, you should reach out to the developer for support.

How to Fix Forza Horizon 4 Photo Gallery Problems

Some users are reporting Forza Horizon 4 photo gallery problems. When they take photos in the game, these are not showing up in the gallery to share. This is a common issue and one user reports that the photos will appear online in the coming days, per an email with the developer.

Forza Horizon 4 Steering Wheel Problems

There are a number of known Forza Horizon 4 wheel problems. These are known and the company is working on fixes for these steering wheels. We may see some user fixes, and we will update if we find any.

  • Fanatec – Handbrake – ClubSupport Handbrake v1.5 does not function correctly.
  • Fanatec CSL – Playing with out a handbrake device will will auto engage the E-break in game. This issue will be fixed with our Day One content Update.
  • Fanatec ClubSport V2 – Wheel FFB is not initialized when wheel is in GIP mode.
  • Fanatec ClubSport 2.5 (DrV310, FwV 446) wheel settings do not save on game restart.
  • The current PC System does not support same action under two different buttons.
  • Mad Catz Pro – FFB and vibration are lost after Alt+Tabbing or minimizing.

Make sure you install any Forza Horizon 4 patches as soon as they are available to see if they are fixed. Keep in mind this is more of an arcade racer than a sim racer so wheel issues are a little more common.

If you have another Forza Horizon 4 wheel issue you can submit a ticket using this page to get help.

How to Fix Seeing Purple Trees in Forza Horizon 4

There are reports of users seeing purple trees in Forza Horizon 4. This happens if you fast travel during a season change and it should be fixed in the current update. Download and install the Forza Horizon 4 patch to get rid of purple trees.

How to Fix Forza Horizon 4 Audio Problems

Users may lose audio completely or may have audio issues with the game. Another problem is that you lose sound when plugging in headphones on PC or when disabling all enhancements.

For most issues you can download the latest Forza Horizon 4 patch, which fixes many sound issues. If you lose audio when plugging in headphones you need to restart the title.

How To Fix Forza Horizon 4 Crash on Windows when Resuming from Suspend

Some users report Forza Horizon 4 crashes during a suspend and resume on Windows. To fix this you need to change a setting on your PC.

  1. Click the Windows button on your PC
  2. Open Privacy
  3. Scroll down to Background Apps on the left hand side.
  4. Scroll down to Forza Horizon 4 and select the slider to turn it ON.

Once you complete this, you should be able to play Forza Horizon 4 without worrying about crashes when you suspend or resume your PC.



  1. Christopher L Wyatt

    10/04/2018 at 4:26 pm

    Is the fix for crashing on windows still coming or did it already happen because every time i try to start the game it loads for a second then closes

    • KEVIN coyne

      10/09/2018 at 9:17 pm


    • Skymborg

      05/08/2019 at 8:18 pm

      It also happened to me make sure to reset alll your gpu settings to default.

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