Seasons Change Everything in Forza Horizon 4. It’s the motto that was used frequently by Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games leading up to the release of the game on October 2nd, and since then, weekly seasonal changes have introduced new content, features and experiences for players to immersive themselves into. From new events to fresh cars, challenges and more, drivers always have something new to discover on a weekly basis 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 it’s all about Autumn, and as the trees lose their leaves and the evenings become that bit shorter, Forza Horizon 4 has a slate of new content and events available to play. Let’s have a look at everything available to complete and discover this week!
The next stage of the Horizon Racing Cup has officially begun. Introduced with the Series 3 November Update for Forza Horizon 4, the Horizon Racing Cup challenges players to win 12 Seasonal Championships with a prize pool of up to 3.6 million credits. Drivers are tasked to carefully choose and upgrade or downgrade their car to meet the required PI restriction.
The Horizon Racing Cup allows you to compete against other real-world players or AI Drivatars, but you’ll need to strategize beforehand by tuning your ride and being skilled enough if you wish to perform efficiently and walk away with the big prize pot at the end of the cup. The Autumn Edition of the Horizon Racing Cup will see you taking on A Class Rally Monsters around Bamburgh Castle, scrambles and trails across the Glen Rannoch in B Class Retro Rally machines, and finally, A Class Off-Road Buggies around the cute wee cottages in the Cotswolds.
This week’s Forzathon event sees you getting behind-the-wheel of hand-built craftsmanship in the 2014 Morgan 3-Wheeler. This iconic old school car is perfect for Britain, but Forza Horizon 4 will challenge you to earn a total of 6 stars from Drift Zones in it, a Showoff Skill by passing an opponent whilst drifting in a race event, and even 5 Threading the Needle Skills as you filter your way through the pack in the busy Edinburgh traffic.
Complete the weekly Forzathon event and you’ll earn yourself 100 Forzathon Points – or double if you own the Forza Horizon 4 VIP Membership. 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.
To celebrate the return of Autumn in Britain, this week’s Forzathon Shop stock includes the introduction of a brand-new exclusive car in the 2018 KTM X-Bow GT4, an extreme track toy that was introduced to Forza Motorsport 7 last Summer in the Top Gear Car Pack. There’s also Quack! Wellies and a Modern Rally Tee that can be used to customize your character, as well as the 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Forza Edition.
These 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.
Another week means another pair of vehicles exclusive to Car Pass holders in Forza Horizon 4. 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 modern classic in the 2005 Ferrari FXX, accompanied by a real vintage machine in the 1953 Jaguar C-Type. These cars 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.
Autumn is now available in Forza Horizon 4 until Thursday, December 6th, which is when beautiful, historic Britain will turn into a Winter Wonderland once again ahead of Spring the following week. 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.
Looking ahead, Forza Horizon 4 fans have even more content to look forward to with the Fortune Island expansion coming on December 13th. Set in the in the remote northern reaches of the British Isles, the expansion will introduce epic new driving experiences with extreme conditions, including ravines, perilous cliffside roads, and the longest section of paved mountain switchbacks ever built for a Forza Horizon game. It will also feature the same four seasons as mainland Britain, allowing for even more diverse weather conditions and terrain in what is being dubbed as the most extreme and dangerous location yet of the Horizon Festival.
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 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.
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