Beware Save-Corrupting Bug on Forza Horizon 3’s Latest Update for PC

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on January 3, 2017 10:55 PM

Earlier today, Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios unleashed a new update for Forza Horizon 3 bringing the Rockstar Energy Car Pack with some stunning new cars. Unfortunately, the 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO isn’t the only thing found in the the latest update — players have been reporting game-corrupting and save-corrupting bugs since the update hit.

Some good news — the problems with the update seem to be localized solely on the PC, and (according to the Forza Horizon Forums) the problematic update has been pulled. However, players who have already downloaded the update should wait before playing the game or else risk loosing the save. According to the developers:

The incorrect PC version of FH3 has now been removed and replaced. PC players who have the FH3 version ending with .37.2 should immediately uninstall that version of the game, then re-install. The correct playable version should end in .35.2.

NOTE: PC players who completed the download of .37.2 and then started a new game save will have a corrupted saved game. Avoid creating a new saved game on .37.2, and only play on .35.2 to avoid this issue. As long as you have an existing save and have not created a new one on .37.2, your saved game will work correctly once the update is available.

As a reminder, you can check your version number on the launch screen where you sign in.

Hopefully all you good gamers out there remain unaffected. Forza Horizon 3 launched for PC and Xbox One earlier in 2016, ultimately winning DualShockers’ Best Racing Game for 2016.

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.