Forza Horizon 3 continues to be patched with regularity behind the scenes as Playground Games and Turn 10 makes improving PC performance and stability a priority. The latest update optimises performance for quad-core processors while playing Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10, while improved thread layout should help those with high-end 8-core rigs.

"Performance and stability improvements continue to be a top priority for Playground Games and Turn 10, and will also be a focus of future updates as well," reads an update from Turn 10 and Playground Games regarding FH3’s October Update 2.

A number of high profile causes for game crashes have also been crossed off here, but it’s the performance improvements which is going most PC gamers over.

Forza Horizon 3 October Update 2 PC Performance Enhancements

Players running four-core setups on Windows 10 should see CPU improvements
· Improved thread layout changes for eight-core setups on Windows 10, resulting in improved performance
· Improvement to performance in upgrades and tuning screens on Windows 10
· Fixed a stall when driving in Byron Bay on Windows 10
· Stall fixed when applying Drivatar liveries while driving on Windows 10

There’s also a whole bunch of gameplay changes, general improvements and additional racing wheel support. The full list of changes can be checked out here.

From the sounds of things Forza Horizon 3 should be in a pretty good state on PC by now. With any luck these CPU optimisations should help with the micro-stutter some people are experiencing, because other than this it seems like FH3 runs like a dream.