Turn 10 has revealed that the Nurburgring Nordschleife will be coming to Forza Motorsport a little sooner than expected, arriving in Update 5 in February.
Originally slated for its debut on the title in Spring 2024, it seems that the team has completed the track more quickly than anticipated. The news was initially revealed in a brief Update 5 segment in today’s Forza Monthly stream before being posted to the game’s official site.
The famous track in Germany, which is only a handful of years away from its centenary, is perhaps most well-known for its lap-time shootouts over the past 30 years. It’s been the test track of choice for car manufacturers looking to one-up each other with their new performance cars — and not always in the most truthful of manners.
It also forms more than 80% of the N24 track used annually for the endurance race there, which is also coming to Assetto Corsa Competizione soon as the SRO Group is jointly running the race with ADAC from 2024. We don’t yet know if an N24 variant is in Forza Motorsport’s plans, but the Nordschleife will join its GP and Sprint circuit siblings at the existing Nurburgring location.
At the moment, there’s no precise date other than “February” for Update 5 and the Nordschleife, but given the pace of the updates so far and the timings for events recently added in Update 4, we’re expecting it to be around Tuesday February 13.
That won’t be all that’s coming in Update 5 either, with Turn 10 also posting an extensive list of patch notes on the game’s official site.
There’s around 70 items listed there, covering everything from game stability and fixes for some issues on PC that cause the game to crash, to a typo on the sign at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps — and all points in-between.
However fans should not be expecting fixes for the items specifically flagged by Turn 10 earlier this month which require deeper investigation to correct. These are being looked at now, with select members of the community invited to assist.
Of course there’s still plenty more to come in Update 5, particularly on the vehicle content front, and we’ll find out more in a couple of weeks’ time.