Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4’s Series 20 Update Now Available

Article By 
Alan Walsh
March 11, 2020
Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4’s Series 20 Update Now Available

Article By 
Alan Walsh
March 11, 2020

Turn 10 Studios has released the Series 20 Update for Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. As detailed on the latest livestream from developer Playground Games, this month’s update introduces three spectacular new rides, a new Horizon Business and several quality-of-life improvements with numerous new accessibility options.

Express Delivery is the Horizon Festival’s all-new, ultra-fast delivery service based in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Operated by gutsy entrepreneur Billy Stoakes, this nine-chapter Horizon Business sees you out on the streets to have goods of all kind delivered to their respective buyers. Completing all the events at 3-stars will allow you to unlock the professional Delivery Outfit.

Meanwhile, the new vehicles available to unlock in Festival Playlist over the next four weeks include the blitzing-fast and impressively designed 2019 McLaren Speedtail, the record-breaking 1933 Napier Railton and a classic from an iconic Japanese automaker in the 1969 Toyota 2000GT.

For more details about all three rides, check out their official screenshots and descriptions below, courtesy of Turn 10 Studios:

2019 McLaren Speedtail

The name “Speedtail” should be taken seriously with this beauty. McLaren’s fastest car ever built is designed to be all slipstream, with aerodynamics playing into every feature, from the custom wheel covers to the single-piece rear chassis. What better way to take advantage of its 1000+ horsepower hybrid engine and reported 402 mph top speed?

How To Unlock: Get the 2019 McLaren Speedtail by earning at least 50% Completion in the Summer Festival Playlist season between March 12th and March 19th.

1933 Napier Railton

In 1933, Reid Railton strapped a plane engine to the most rudimentary chassis he could, and the Napier-Railton was born.
This missile on wheels broke all kinds of records in the few years after that, most notably the all-time lap record at the Brooklands oval in England, which it held until the oval was repurposed for military use at the onset of World War II.
The Napier-Railton gets its name from its creator, Reid Railton, as well as its engine, a 24-liter W12 Napier airplane engine, the most powerful engine available at the time it was built. It’s a truly one-of-its-kind vehicle.

How To Unlock: Add the 1933 Napier Railton to your garage by completing the “Cult Courier” Autumn Seasonal Championship between March 19th and March 26th.

1969 Toyota 2000GT

A halo car is designed to raise the bar of what an automaker can create, with the intention of allowing those designs to influence everything else the company builds. That’s the case with the 2000GT, which represented the first collaboration between Toyota and Yamaha. It served as a coming-out party for Japanese car manufacturers when it debuted in 1965, demonstrating that they could compete with their European counterparts in style and performance and raising Toyota’s profile above its relatively vanilla production history up to that point.
Inspired by Jaguar and originally intended for Nissan, the Toyota 2000GT is now the most expensive and collectible Japanese-designed car in the world. It was famously driven by Aki in the 1967 Bond film You Only Die Twice, with custom modifications designed to accommodate Sean Connery’s large frame.

How To Unlock: Win the 1965 Toyota 2000GT by achieving at least 50% Completion in the Winter Festival Playlist season between March 26th and April 2nd.

New Achievements

With the arrival of this update, Playground Games has also introduced eight new Achievements to Forza Horizon 4 that are related to the Express Delivery Story, the Upgrade Heroes Story, and the LEGO Speed Champions Bugatti Chiron.

  • A New Challenger Approaches – Win the LEGO Bugatti Chiron Speed Champions Event – 20 Gamerscore
  • Make Louis Proud – Complete the LEGO Goliath in less than 4 minutes in the LEGO Bugatti Chiron – 30 Gamerscore
  • We Have the Technology – Complete the first chapter of the “Upgrade Heroes” Horizon Story – 20 Gamerscore
  • Wolf in Sheep's Clothing – Complete all chapters of the “Upgrade Heroes” Horizon Story – 30 Gamerscore
  • Kingmaker – Earn all 30 stars from the “Upgrade Heroes” Horizon Story – 50 Gamerscore
  • Release the Quacken – Earn 3 stars from Chapter Two of the “Express Delivery” Horizon Story – 20 Gamerscore
  • Intact... Mostly – Complete all chapters of the “Express Delivery” Horizon Story – 30 Gamerscore
  • Going the Extra Mile – Earn all 27 stars from the “Express Delivery” Horizon Story – 50 Gamerscore

Showcase Remix – Ride To Anywhere

New Showcase Remixes are also available to beat this month. Race Isha’s very own Austin Taxi against the Behemoth through the snowy hills of Glen Rannoch this Winter in ‘Ride to Anywhere.’ Meanwhile, the returning ‘Superfast vs. Supersonic’ event in Spring pitches the Ferrari 812 Superfast against the Horizon Delta-Wing. Make sure you have already completed the original version of both Showcase Events to unlock their Remix variants.

Accessibility Improvements

Players will also notice a new Accessibility Menu has been added to the Title Screen of Forza Horizon 4, as well as the Settings tile of the Pause menu. Here, you can find options for Colorblind and High Contrast modes alongside all subtitle-related settings. Also, now available is Subtitle Keyword Highlighting to bold keywords in all subtitles. This option to designed to assist those who face difficulty in reading subtitles quickly. Meanwhile, the Map Filter list is now adorned with icons to help players locate the event types they’re searching for.

Series 20 Patch Notes

As always, the Series 20 Update features various fixes and notable improvements to Forza Horizon 4 as outlined in the Patch Notes on the official Forza Support website, including:

  • Improved the search functionality for UGC Blueprints. Players can now search by Lap Count.
  • Improved the appearance of text in High Contrast Mode, by removing drop shadow on completed elements.
  • Changed the distance to destination in The Eliminator to be as the crow flies, rather than following the road network.
  • Reduced the chance of a Head-to-Head in The Eliminator ending up outside of the Arena wall.
  • Fixed an issue where players using Manual with Clutch controller settings were stalling at race start.
  • Added Police front bumper to '96 Chevy Impala SS.
  • Improved wiper animation for Lexus LFA.

Finally, the team at Turn 10 Studios has also launched dedicated new social media channels for the Forza Horizon series on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Give them a follow to stay updated with all the latest news from the endless fun and beauty of the Horizon Festival.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.