FM.net: FH3 Pre-Order Announcement
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When and how will I receive DLC included with pre-orders?
Retailers may send the pre-order bonus DLC code to you by email or print it on the receipt. Delivery date may be after the game release; ask your retailer directly. For bundles, make sure you don't have any Ready to Install updates in your Xbox My Games menu.
How do I redeem a DLC code?
With a 25-digit code use https://account.xbox.com/en-US/PaymentAndBilling/RedeemCode If you have a Kinect and a card with a QR code on it, you can say "Hey Cortana, Redeem Code" and hold the pattern in front of the camera to redeem it.
I redeemed a code but the car isn't in the game?
On your console go to My Games & Apps, press the controller button on the FH3 icon and select Manage Game, then press the controller button on the icon for your DLC item and select Details, and select Install. Pre-order bonus cars may appear in the Autoshow but not your garage, while the Halo Warthog will appear in your garage but not the Autoshow.
If I buy DLC for my Xbox version will I be able to use it with my PC version?
"Yes. Downloadable content that you buy or earn for an Xbox Play Anywhere game that you own will also be playable on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. This includes game add-ons, Season Passes, consumables and in-game unlocks."
If I purchase DLC for my physical copy, will it be transfer if I later purchase a digital copy?
Yes, per the Play Anywhere benefit referenced above.
What period does the Car Pass cover?
The Car Pass does not include all DLC to ever be released. "The Car Pass brings you six monthly car packs (7 cars each) beginning in October 2016, ending March 2017." The Car Pass cannot be bought a second time for a discount on any DLC after March. There may also be DLC released in coming months that is not included in the Car Pass.
Will there be expansions like Rally and Storm Island in previous Forza Horizon games?
There will be two expansion packs which can be purchased together in the Expansion Pass for $34.99. "The pass includes two expansions with the first being released this holiday and Ultimate Edition owners will receive a discount of $10 on the Expansion Pass if purchased before the end of 2016. Look for more details on the Expansions coming to Forza Horizon 3 in the future." See discussion thread.
If I purchase the Car Pass after I've purchased an included car pack, will I receive a discount?
Unlikely, since Turn 10 has not offered this on previous games and Xbox Live's purchase terms indicate that sales are final. Unless T10 comments on this, account transactions would be an issue for Xbox Support.
What are the VIP benefits?
"Forza Horizon 3 VIP members receive five exclusive VIP cars, the 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV, 2016 Koenigsegg Regera, 2015 Ferrari F12tdf, 2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020, and 2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351. VIPs will receive additional benefits, including double Wheelspin earnings, access to exclusive online events, community gifts, and more."^ The community gifts in the past have been monthly gift cars from the regular game roster with custom liveries. It's unknown if this is the plan for FH3 and if previously sent gifts would be available to new VIPs at a later date.
Can the Standard Edition be upgraded after release by purchasing VIP or the Car Pass separately?
Yes. The trade-off to buying separately is a higher overall cost than the bundled edition price.
If I buy the VIP or Car Pass or car packs will my friend or family member be able to use it for free?
In previous games the game assets of a DLC pack have been treated differently than the gamesave benefit. On consoles where the DLC owner is a Gold member, other accounts can access cars during their own gameplay without having to pay for the DLC pack. However, other accounts didn't receive benefits such as the VIP crown icon and access to VIP events and gifts, and pack cars were free to collect for the DLC owner's gamesave but the other accounts had to pay credits in game to collect the same models. To get full benefits from DLC, other accounts can purchase the DLC via the Xbox.com Store. It's unclear if DLC sharing works on PCs.
Will I be able to buy cars from a pack individually?
This is an option that may only be available via the Autoshow.
Does FH3 have in-app purchases? Are they required to complete the game?
Players can buy a Treasure Map which reveals discovery locations, and a Car Horn Unlock, but these accelerators are not required for full access to those items. Horns can be otherwise unlocked in the Skill Shop through regular gameplay (or Forzathon). Tokens were added on December 17 as a way to buy care or upgrades in lieu of credits; tokens display can be disabled in the Marketplace/Extras menu. Forza games are "built from the beginning, all the way to the end, not to be a microtransaction driven game.”
Will the pre-order retailer exclusive bonus cars ever be released as a DLC pack for everyone?
Unknown, but unlikely given that this has not happened with the previous Day One and Team Forza edition cars. However these models are duplicates to cars in the regular roster, just with tuning applied, so you won't miss out on driving those car models if you don't have the bonus DLC version.
Can I buy DLC cars from the Auction House?
You will only be able to buy DLC cars from the Auction House if you own the DLC (individually, pack, or if covered by Car Pass). Barn Finds, Horizon Edition, Midnight Battle awards, Loyalty Awards, and Forzathon award cars (Warthog, S14, Ford #17) are not DLC and can be obtained from the Auction House and driven by everyone.
In Xbox One Forza games, a mandatory content update has been released on the day of each DLC release to update the game with those models for everyone to see even if they don't buy the cars. Content updates have also been released intermittently to address game fixes. To check for content updates on PC, open the Windows Store app, click the torso icon in the upper right, click Downloads and Updates, and then Check for Updates.