Playground Games are reporting that Forza Horizon 3 PC players should be careful today as the update that went out to coincide with the release of the Rockstar Car Pack on PC and Xbox One can cause corrupt save files on PC. An issue found with the update on Windows 10 PC’s being reported on the Official Forums suggest that not only could the game request to be downloaded again, all 50GB of it, but it had the ability to corrupt save files.
It isn’t as bad as it might seem, though, the problem only exists if you create a new save file with the latest update. If you are using an existing save from previous versions of the game you shouldn’t run into the problem.
The post reads
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.
Playground Games has confirmed that the problematic update has been removed and suggest that if you did download the .37.2 update then you should “immediately uninstall that version of the game, then re-install.” Once re-installed or updated (if you didn’t get the update already) then you should be on version .35.2. You can confirm this by checking the bottom-left corner of the launch screen.
It is unclear whether a save file created on .37.2 on PC which was then loaded up on Xbox One would face the corrupt file issue.
Forza Horizon 3 PC and Xbox One is available now. The game supports Microsoft’s Play Anywhere meaning you buy once and get to play on both Windows 10 PC and Xbox One.