It’s the second week of Series 5 in Forza Horizon 4 and that
means Autumn has dawned across beautiful,
historic Britain for the next seven days. Not only is there new events and
challenges to complete, but a selection of new rides has become available to Forza
Horizon 4 Car Pass holders, including the 2005 Honda NSX-R GT – a returning
fan-favourite race machine that hasn’t appeared in the Forza franchise since
the first-ever Forza Horizon on Xbox 360.
The first thing you’re certain to notice about the return of
Autumn in Britain is all those brown leaves scattered across the road – which
are ideal for blasting your favourite supercar through in a stylish manner! The
overall landscape will have a more reddish tint to it 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 new types of Seasonal Championships to unmissable new cars, this is your
ultimate guide to everything new in Horizon Life this Autumn!
Following in the footsteps of last week’s Seasonal Championships,
the slate of Autumn experiences in Forza Horizon 4 will have you enjoying a
mixture of both community-created events and the usual line-up of curated festival
First up is the ‘Autumn Community Championship,’ featuring a
line-up of race events that have been made using the Route
Creator. These events have been handpicked by developer Playground Games and
offer the Patrol Outfit and the “Alright guv’nah” Quick Chat phrase. Meanwhile,
the ‘Running Start’ Seasonal Championship in Edinburgh features classic race cars
and gives you the opportunity to win a beautiful 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL – the latest exclusive car to arrive into
Forza Horizon 4.
This week’s Trial event focuses entirely on Porsche and
tasks you to get together with 5 other drivers to take on a team of Drivatars
set to Unbeatable difficulty. Successfully beat the Trial and you’ll unlock the
Grey Modern Race Suit, which follows
last week’s Red Modern Race Suit from the Three Diamonds Seasonal Championship
Elsewhere, the ‘When the Grass is Jewelled’ Seasonal
Championship will see you behind-the-wheel of classic sports cars to unlock
bonus credits, wheelspins and the “Never
tell me the Odds!” Quick Chat phrase. There’s also this week’s Seasonal PR
Stunt, which shines the spotlight on the Derwent Reservoir Speed Trap with a designated
target of 200mph. 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 addition, there’s also a Seasonal PR Stunt at the Berm
Speed Trap, which challenges you to drive through it at a speed equal to or
greater than 140mph. 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 celebrates the legacy of
Mitsubishi and their long-awaited
return to Forza Horizon 4. You’ll be driving the iconic 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
and tasked with earning a total of 12 stars from Speed Zones before enjoying 5
victories in Dirt Racing events, followed by a relaxing 10-mile drive across
the beautiful British countryside.
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
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 2012 Lamborghini
Aventador LP700-4 Forza Edition available to unlock for 400 Forzathon
Points and the 2018 Porsche Cayenne
Turbo priced at a costly 600 Forzathon Points. It’s worth noting both are
exclusive cars and have been only previously available from the Auction House
and Wheelspins. Meanwhile, there’s also the Blue Biker Jersey and Trousers
should you desire to further personalize your character’s appearance.
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.
Forza Horizon 4 expands its offering of automobiles 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 two wonders of
automotive engineering, the first of which is a fan-favourite returning from past
Forza titles – the 2005 Honda NSX-R GT,
which is accompanied by a legendary motoring classic in the 1929 Mercedes-Benz Super Sport Kurz Barker
Roadster. Both rides are ready and waiting to be
collected, customized and raced alongside the British backdrop in Forza Horizon
4. Remember, these collection of automobiles are available to add to your
in-game garage today at no additional cost if you own the Forza Horizon 4 Car
Pass, included in both the Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition of the game. The Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass
can also be acquired separately and is discounted for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
Experience the Autumn season this week in both Forza Horizon
4’s Britain and Fortune Island until Thursday, January 31st. 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 Zagato.
Furthermore, you can also discover the new experiences
featured in the Series 5 Update for Forza Horizon 4, which includes the return
of Mitsubishi – as discussed above in relation to this week’s Forzathon
challenge, and a new Horizon Story in Isha’s Taxis. There’s also the arrival of
the solo-inspired ‘Free-for-All Adventure’ mode, as well as a host of smaller
improvements and tweaks that result in an all-around better Forza Horizon 4
experience. Be sure to read our full breakdown of everything featured in the Series 5 Update for all the details you need to know.
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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