The second week of Series
6 has arrived into Forza Horizon 4 with new cars, challenges and events to discover. In addition to the arrival of the Quartz Regalia from Final
Fantasy XV, which is available to unlock from this week’s Autumn Community Championship, the exclusive 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin-Turbo is also making its mark on British asphalt in the Street Scene Seasonal Championship. There’s even another opportunity to unlock the 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker via the Autumn Games Seasonal Championship, as well as new, unmissable Forzathon Shop offerings and more.
Indeed, Autumn has dawned across beautiful,
historic Britain for the next seven days, which means you’ll certainly notice all those brown leaves scattered across the road – ideal for blasting your favourite supercar through in a stylish manner! The overall landscape has a more reddish tint to it this time of year as oranges and yellows dominate the colours of the trees. When combined with the spectacular lighting effects and visuals of Forza Horizon 4, it certainly makes those Autumn skies over Britain look spectacular. As a reminder, the seasonal change in Forza Horizon 4 occurs every Thursday at 2:30pm GMT. That’s 9:30am EST and 6:30am PST.
Below, we’ll have a look at everything that’s new to discover this week in both beautiful, historic Britain and the Fortune Island expansion. From the latest batch of Seasonal Championships to unmissable new cars, this is your ultimate guide to everything new in Horizon Life this Autumn!
The return of the Quartz
Regalia to the Forza franchise from Final Fantasy XV is undoubtedly the headlining aspect of the Autumn seasonal change this week. Available to unlock from the ‘Autumn Community Championship,’ the Quartz
Regalia delivers a premium, luxurious driving experience like no other. It’s one of the biggest cars in the game in terms of its sheer length, coming in at 21-feet, and boasts a V12 engine on the inside, but as a change exclusive to Forza Horizon 4, its roof is now down by default to better match the stunning open-world beauty and daylight of Britain.
In addition, there’s also an all-new variant of the Quartz Regalia available to unlock in Forza Horizon 4 – the impressively jacked-up Type-D. Once you’ve acquired the main vehicle, this off-road performance counterpart can be unlocked via the Quartz
Regalia’s Car Mastery skill tree. It’ll require you to spend a minimum of 113 Skill Points should you desire to add this monster truck machine to your in-game garage. Not only does the Regalia Type-D feature massive tires that match the size of a Peel P50 with a ride height that’s bigger than any other car in Forza Horizon 4’s roster, but the 21-foot long Trophy Truck even comes with a huge interior and large exhaust pipes that are certain to catch the attention of any passer-by. It’s a fair statement to call this the ultimate off-roading machine in Forza Horizon 4.
The second batch of Seasonal Championships from Series 6 include fresh Playground Games and Street Scene events to enjoy, as well as the usual slate of Road Racing and Community Championships – accompanied by a selection of unlockable rewards that you shouldn’t miss out on! Here's the full breakdown of what's on offer this week.
Up first is the ‘Autumn Games Championship’ made up of five events consisting of Survival, King and Flag Rush modes. These will begin every five minutes and once you’ve opted to join, the game will automatically pull you in once a session is ready. Compete and you’ll have another chance to unlock the 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker. This week’s Playground Games Championship is set to Retro Muscle Cars and can be located at the Mudkickers Adventure Park.
Meanwhile, the ‘Showdown at Sundown’ Street Scene Championship for Autumn celebrates iconic Retro Hot Hatches as you tear up the asphalt in Edinburgh like it’s the 90s. Featuring the 1994
Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin-Turbo as an unlockable exclusive car, this is one seasonal event that JDM fans shouldn’t miss out on! For the record, these Street Scene events are inspired by street racing and the automotive tuning scene, with flares used in place of standard checkpoint banners and traffic cars enabled.
The ‘Autumn Community Championship’ features a line-up of curated race events that have been made by players using the built-in Route
Creator. These events have been handpicked by developer Playground Games and this week, beating them will give you the chance to add the Quartz Regalia from Final Fantasy XV to your in-game collection of automobiles.
The Trial is also back in Forza Horizon 4 this week as you get behind-the-wheel of your favourite Rally Monster in ‘The Dirt Locker’ event. You’ll need to cooperate with 5 other players and aim to successfully beat a team of Drivatars set to Unbeatable difficulty to win a Lancia Delta. Elsewhere, the ‘Still on the Run’ Seasonal Championship will see you racing a tuned-up van in the 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500 in an effort to win bonus wheelspins and credits.
There’s also this week’s Seasonal PR Stunts, which include the Roman Ruins Danger Sign by the Derwent Water that challenges you to jump off the ramp with a distance of at least 800.5-feet. Another can be found at the Greendale Airstrip with the Aerodrome Speed Trap that challenges you to drive through it with a speed of 230mph or more. Beating the challenges offered by Seasonal PR Stunts will grant you a bonus Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin.
The Autumn seasonal fun doesn’t stop on the mainland as Fortune Island has three of its own Seasonal Championships for players to check out this week, including series for asphalt, dirt and cross-country racing. 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 terms of Seasonal PR Stunts, the Westwick Speed Trap challenges players to drive through it at a velocity of at least 170mph, whilst the Skildar Head Trailblazer Gate requires you to reach the target with 35 seconds or more remaining on the clock. 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.
This week’s Forzathon event will see you behind-the-wheel of the 1993 Jaguar XJ220. You won’t find this one on the Autoshow however, as it’s one of Forza Horizon 4’s unmissable Barn Finds. Alternatively, you can also acquire this one from the Auction House if you don’t fancy hunting it down. Either way, you’ll need to win 3 Dirt Trail events using the car before driving it around the British countryside for 20 miles. You’ll then need to max it out and hit a speed of 220mph.
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.
Every week, the Forzathon Shop replenishes its stock of exclusive cars and clothing items, and this week is no different. In terms of cars, we have the 1963 Volkswagen Type 2
De Luxe Forza Edition available for 450 Forzathon Points and the 1984 Honda Civic CRX Mugen for a costly 700 Forzathon Points. Both are exclusive rides, with the Forza Edition variant of the Volkswagen bus being previously exclusive to Forza Horizon 4 VIPs.
In addition, there’s also the new Green Man morph suit available for 600 Forzathon Points and a Chicken Suit outfit for 350 Forzathon Points should you desire bringing your character to life. 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.
Experience the Autumn season this week in both Forza Horizon 4’s Britain and Fortune Island until Thursday, February 28th. This is when another seasonal change will occur in Forza Horizon 4 as we welcome the arrival of Winter and its slate of fresh events, challenges and cars. In the meantime, if you missed out on collecting 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
Typically, in these articles, we would also discuss the latest Car Pass rides to become available in Forza Horizon 4. However, the Car Pass officially
wrapped up last week with the arrival of the 2018 TVR Griffith and the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. The Forza
Horizon 4 Car Pass saw two new rides added to the game every week since release for a period of 21 weeks, introducing a total of 42 new vehicles into the game. Whilst the Car Pass is done and dusted, there’s still plenty of upcoming cars to look forward to that will be made available to everyone, including the 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV and the 1994 Honda Prelude
SI, both of which will become available over the course of the Winter and Spring seasons in Series
6 of Horizon Life.
Forza Horizon 4 is available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, as well as the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. For more, 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 hit up our in-depth review for everything you need to know on Playground’s unmissable shared open-world racing game, as well our detailed review for the Fortune Island expansion.
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