The Fortune Island expansion arrives later this week into
Forza Horizon 4! On Thursday, December 13th, you’ll explore
a mythical island full of hidden treasure, perilous cliffside roads and the
longest paved section of mountain switchbacks in the history of the series. With
new features, events and cars to discover, as well as an all-new world to
explore with moody, atmospheric thunderstorms to combat and the Aurora Borealis
as a backdrop, the Fortune Island expansion is packed to the brim with new
experiences – but it also introduces 24 new unlockable Xbox Live Achievements
into Forza Horizon 4 worth a total of 500 Gamerscore points.
As revealed by TrueAchievements
in their exclusive story published earlier today, the Fortune Island expansion
will see players progressing through different rounds of the Island Conqueror –
the all-new campaign experience included with Fortune Island, finding hidden treasure
chests to unlock prized rewards, driving around all the island’s unique roads, and
completing PR Stunts to unlock all the new Achievements in Forza Horizon 4 being
introduced with this add-on.
Some of the more interesting Achievements reveal finer
details of the expansion that remained secret, such as the Fortune Island
finale races dubbed ‘The Leviathan’ and ‘The Kraken.’ It also revealed that
there will be a total of 10 Treasure Chests to discover on this mythical island.
These will see you solving riddles and clues that lead to you earning millions
of credits and finding rare cars. Forzathon Live is also playable within
Fortune Island, as are the Seasonal Championships, which will be accessible on
the island with the weekly
season changes – as seen in mainland Britain.
The PR Stunts are back and naturally challenge you to earn 3
stars on every Drift Zone, Speed Trap, Danger Sign and Speed Zone found on
Fortune Island. However, this time you’ll also encounter the all-new Trailblazer
Gates which challenge players to find the quickest route between two points. These
unique events are a test of route planning, split-second reactions, and driving
skill all at once as players encounter the huge elevation changes and tricky
terrain of Fortune Island at every turn. One of the Achievements also
challenges you to earn 3 stars at The Forest Run Trailblazer Gate in the Peel
P50. Good luck with that one.
Fortune Island also comes with its own drift-inspired Horizon
Story – Drift Club 2.0, which sees the return of everyone’s beloved
Welshman Robert Glenn to help you in your quest to go sideways on the most
extreme drift roads ever seen in the series. You’ll need 21 stars to unlock the
relevant Achievement for this one. Other Achievements challenge you to complete
The Kraken and The Leviathan goliath-style races using specific cars within a
certain time, whilst the rest will see you earning 3 stars in unique cars on
some of the more interesting PR Stunts found in the Fortune Island expansion
that should prove to be a challenge, but also fun and inspiring.
Below, you can find the complete set of Achievements
featured in the Fortune Island expansion for Forza Horizon 4, courtesy of the
folks over at TrueAchievements.
There’s a total of 24 Achievements worth 500 Gamerscore to unlock, and these apply
to players on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC:
Overall, the Achievements featured in the Fortune Island
expansion should be all easily obtainable for the most part. Most will be unlocked
from progression, whilst the rest will need a little bit of skill and luck to earn
– especially those PR Stunt-related challenges. If the Drift Zones aren’t too
rage-inducing, as well as those potentially troublesome Trailblazer Gates, then
most players should be able to complete the full set with ease. After all,
Forza Horizon 4 had one
of the easiest Achievements list in the series yet, with the most time-consuming
ones requiring you to purchase a castle, qualify for a League in Team
Adventure and earn 3 stars on all the PR Stunts around Britain.
With the Fortune Island expansion, Forza Horizon 4 will
offer a total of 79 Achievements worth 1500 Gamerscore. For more on the
upcoming add-on and its promise of hidden treasure, be sure to check out our
previous coverage for a rundown on the cars included with Fortune Island,
as well as the various events and challenges that you’ll encounter on this perilous,
mythical location. Set in the in the remote northern reaches of the British
Isles, Fortune Island promises to be the most extreme, dangerous and unique
home yet of the Horizon Festival.
Forza Horizon 4 is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10
PC. It’s also available on the Xbox Game
Pass subscription service and takes advantage of the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative,
allowing you to acquire a digital copy of the game on one platform and enjoy it
on both. Additionally, those who own the Forza
Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition or Expansion Pass will be able to enjoy Fortune
Island at no additional cost when it releases on Thursday, December 13th, but
it will also be available for standalone purchase at $19.99 with Xbox Game Pass
members benefitting from a 10% discount.
Be on the lookout for our Fortune Island review following
its release, but for now, you can check out our main Forza Horizon
4 review, as well as our interviews with Playground Games Creative Director
Fulton and Xbox Games Marketing boss Aaron
Greenberg all about the launch of the shared
open-world racing game, its unique post-launch support initiatives, as well
as the overall growth and success of the Forza franchise.
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