Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4’s Autumn Sees A Beloved Classic Return

Article By 
Alan Walsh
December 28, 2018
Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4’s Autumn Sees A Beloved Classic Return

Article By 
Alan Walsh
December 28, 2018

Seasons Change Everything in Forza Horizon 4. It’s the catchphrase that was used on several occasions by developers Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games leading up to the release of the game on October 2nd. Since then, Forza Horizon 4’s weekly seasonal changes have introduced new content, features and experiences for players to discover. From new events to fresh cars and challenges, drivers always have something new to find every week in beautiful, historic Britain.

For the record, the seasonal change in Forza Horizon 4 occurs every Thursday at 2:30pm GMT. That’s 9:30am EST and 6:30am PST. This week, Autumn has arrived into beautiful, historic Britain for the second week of Series 4 – complimenting the festive fun of Christmas week with even more holiday-themed items to unlock, as well as the return of a beloved fan-favourite race machine from Forza Motorsport 4, the Mosler MT900S.

Horizon Autumn Seasonal Championships

Seasonal Championships have even more unmissable items up for grabs this week in Forza Horizon 4, including the Reindeer Nose & Antlers. Available to unlock from the ‘Rotor Club’ Championship in Edinburgh, this event celebrates Mazda’s RX lineage. Meanwhile, the ‘Bring Me A Dream’ Championship offers the Elf Suit and Hat for your character – the perfect outfit to wear following the festive fun of Christmas. However, where your eyes should be peeled is on the latest Trial event, ‘Blistering Speed,’ which features the incredibly fast 2010 Mosler MT900S. This car has swiftly become one of the quickest rides in Forza Horizon 4, and you can unlock it today in ‘The Trial’ by winning against Unbeatable Drivatars with a team of 6 real-life players. Good luck!

Meanwhile, the Z vs. Z Seasonal Championship will see you behind-the-wheel of either the 2008 BMW M4 Coupe or the 2010 Nissan 370Z with the ‘Happy Holidays’ Quick Chat catchphrase available to unlock. There’s also two Seasonal PR Stunts available to complete this week as well, including the Railyard Ramp which challenges you to jump 250 metres, whilst the Queen’s Drive Speed Zone desires 209km/h if you wish to successfully beat it. Complete them and you’ll unlock a Super Wheelspin relevant for each event.

Fortune Island Seasonal Championships

The perilous Fortune Island expansion has already been available for a few weeks now, and with it comes three bonus Seasonal Championships for players to complete. These are exclusive to players who own the expansion and can only be played on the island itself. They include a B Class Retro Rally Championship in ‘Coast to Coast’ on the east side of the island, a S2 Class Track Toys Championship that sees you race up and down the mountain in ‘King of the Hill,’ and finally, an A Class Extreme Offroad Championship that sees you heading cross-country during hazardous lightning conditions in ‘Storm in a Teacup.’

In addition, there’s also two Fortune Island Seasonal PR Stunts, which task you to achieve 274km/h on the Westwick Speed Trap and 35 seconds on the Skildar Head Trailblazer Gate. Completing Fortune Island Seasonal Championships and PR Stunts will see you earn additional Wheelspins that can unlock a variety of unique items, including bonus credits, rare cars, vehicle horns and clothing. Fortune Island will continue to receive an assortment of dedicated Seasonal Championships and PR Stunts every Thursday to accompany the mainland season change and these will always remain exclusive to owners of the expansion.

Autumn Forzathon – Snakebite

This week’s Forzathon event will see you behind-the-wheel of the 1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR. For this one, you’ll need 10 Ultimate Speed Skills followed by 4 Road Racing Circuit victories and a total of 9 stars from Drift Zones.

Complete the weekly Forzathon event and you’ll earn yourself 100 Forzathon Points – or double if you own the Forza Horizon 4 VIP Membership or the Lake Lodge home. Weekly Forzathon events always centre around a specific car type, model or manufacturer, and allow you to try out the diverse roster of the more than 450 Forzavista cars available in the game. Additional Forzathon Points can be earned by completing daily challenges and participating in the shared Forzathon Live events, which occur every hour in the shared world. Forzathon Points can be spent in the Forzathon Shop, which offers a rotating stock of rare cars, clothing items and wheelspins.

This Week’s Forzathon Shop Stock

Every week, the Forzathon Shop replenishes its stock of exclusive cars and clothing items, and this week is no different. Up first is the 2018 McLaren Senna – the cover star of Forza Horizon 4. This car was rewarded to all players who checked out the free Forza Horizon 4 Demo, but if you missed out, then this is your opportunity to acquire it from 275 Forzathon Points should you desire to save your hard-earned Credits for something else. There’s also the 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO Forza Edition available for 350 Forzathon Points, as well as a new festive sweater in the Reindeer Jumper and the Sleepy emote for your character that can be used either before or after race events.

These latest additions are accompanied by the usual Wheelspin and Super Wheelspin offerings, should you wish to test your luck in the hopes of winning some exciting new wheels, clothes or credit bonuses in exchange for those elusive Forzathon Points.

A Pair of Modern British Classics

Forza Horizon 4 expands its offering of beloved classic cars with the latest batch of rides available for Car Pass holders. For those unaware, the Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass introduces two new cars every week for players to drive across beautiful, historic Britain – an initiative that lasts for a period of 21 weeks to deliver a total of 42 brand-new cars into the game.

This week’s Car Pass additions include a pair of modern British classics in the 2018 Morgan Aero GT and the 1970 Triumph TR6 PI – both of which are welcomed additions to the roster of cars in Forza Horizon 4. These rides are available to add to your Forza Horizon 4 garage today at no additional cost if you own the Car Pass, included in the Forza Horizon 4 Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition. The Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass can also be acquired separately and is discounted for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

Discover Autumn in Beautiful Britain Today

Autumn is now available in Forza Horizon 4 until Thursday, January 4th, which is when the first seasonal change of 2019 will occur, and beautiful, historic Britain will turn into a Winter Wonderland once more. Of course, it’s worth keeping in mind that if you missed the Autumn Barn Find, it’s available to acquire once again over the next seven days. This one can be found just south-east from the Horizon Festival, and should you successfully find it, you’ll be treated to a pure classic of British automotive engineering – the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato.

Forza Horizon 4 is available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, as well as the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Be sure to check out our interviews with Creative Director Ralph Fulton and Xbox Games Marketing boss Aaron Greenberg, in which we discuss Forza Horizon 4’s extensive post-launch support and its incredible launch celebration event at the tranquil grounds of the prestigious Goodwood Estate in beautiful Britain. Haven’t played Forza Horizon 4 yet? Then be sure to read our in-depth review for everything you need to know on Playground’s unmissable shared open-world racing game.

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.