Forza Motorsport 7: How to fix “Load Failed” on Windows?

Forza Motorsport 7: How to fix  “Load Failed” on Windows?

Many Forza players on PC have been getting a “Load Failed” error when they try to launch Forza Motorsport 7, and no amount of restarts are helping them.

If you’re a PC player and have been facing a “Load Failed” error, then you can relax, your game is safe, and a quick and easy fix will get you back in the game in no time (without even re-downloading!), read on to find out how.

1. CAUTION: Don’t Reinstall Windows Or The Game!

Many sources and forums online would advise you to reinstall the game or even your Windows Operating System, which actually causes you to lose your installed programs and files.

Beware this does not solve the “Load Failed” Error and would be of no help to your problem. Follow the steps in this guide to get your game back and running.

Tried Everything? Jump Straight to The Ultimate Fix

If you’ve dug into the depths of Reddit and the Forza forums and are unable to find a fix, there is still hope. Go straight for the 3rd Method at the bottom of the guide but be aware that this would reset all your progress and the glitch can return at a later time.

How to fix Forza Motorsport 7 Load Failed
Forza Motorsport 7 | Source: Forza Motorsport

2. “Load Failed” Error in a Nutshell

One of the recent bugs, “Load Failed” error renders Forza Motorsport 7 unplayable.

Players are greeted with the error message upon launching the game, and no matter what steps they take, they cannot pass this error much like a final boss battle.

Not sure if you’re affected by the error? Follow the following steps to be sure.

3. How to Fix “Load Failed” Error?

Players should be warned that this error could return anytime until an official patch is rolled out, and these steps are only a temporary fix till then.

If your issue arises again, keep this guide bookmarked to get yourself back in-game. Follow the following steps exactly, and you’ll be back racing on the streets in no time.

Method 1: Reset Game (No Data Loss or Extra Downloads Needed)

This method will not reset your progress or require you to re-download game files, So, it is safe to try out. 

  1. Go to the game icon in the launcher and right click.
  2. Go to More and select App Settings.
  3. Click on Reset.
  4. Launch the game and try getting into the game.

If the above method doesn’t work move on the second method. In this, you would be deleting the local save files but don’t worry your progress is synced to the cloud and would be restored after you relaunch the game.

Method 2: Delete Local Save Files (No Career Progress Loss)

  1. Press Win+R to open the Run dialogue box and paste the following without quotation marks and click on run.
“%APPDATA%/local/Packages/Microsoft.ApolloBaseGame_*/”
  1. Remove all the files present in the above folder that has now been opened.
  2. Run your game, it will resync your progress and you will be able to play now.

If none of the above methods works for you then it is time to hold your breath and reset your game to an absolute fresh state. In this, you would be deleting the save files (Both Local and Cloud) so your game progress would be lost, consider yourself warned!

Froza Motorsport 7 | Source: Xbox

If you want to keep your progress your best bet would be to raise an official support ticket and sit tight for a patch.

Method 3: Reset All Progress

Beware this would reset your game progress and there are some chances that the error might return back after some time. If you still want to proceed, then follow the following steps.

  1. Delete your local save files as detailed in Method 2.
  2. When you launch the game and it asks for you to sync or starts syncing from the cloud, cancel it.
  3. You would now start with a fresh career.

Other guides that advise you to reinstall the game or Windows are of no use, and you will only be wasting your bandwidth as reinstalling doesn’t fix the “Load Failed” Error.

4. What causes the “Load Failed” Error?

There is no confirmed answer as to what causes this issue, since, Forza Devs themselves have not confirmed this glitch. It could be due to user data corruption when you forcibly quit your game or an inside bug that has surfaced.

How to fix Forza Motorsport 7 Load Failed
Forza Mototsport 7 | Source: Xbox

Either way, expect a patch in the coming days to fix this. When a hotfix would be announced, blog updates would roll out, so stay tuned. For now, on how to get in-game, read on the following steps to fix the “Load Failed” error. 

How to Check If You’re Affected By the Error?

If you’re not sure if this error affects you or not, you couldn’t possibly miss it since it doesn’t even let you in-game. If you’re a PC player playing on Microsoft Windows, an error screen saying “Loading Failed” would greet you when you launch the game.

This is a confirmation that indeed your game is suffering from the “Load Failed” Error. Check out below on what causes the issue and what steps you can take to get in-game.

Can you prevent Future “Load Failed” Errors?

This error is not something the users can prevent, so wait for an official patch, and till then, if the error resurfaces, follow this guide again to get yourself in-game.

As usual, follow the safe practice of not force quitting the game when the save game icon is visible.