Prepare for an all-new adventure in the remote northern reaches of the British Isles with the first expansion for Forza Horizon 4, launching on December 13th. This is Fortune Island.
Announced on the latest edition of Inside Xbox live from the X018 fan-focused event in Mexico City this weekend, the Fortune Island expansion for Forza Horizon 4 was revealed by Ben Thaker-Fell, Chief Designer at Playground Games.
Fortune Island will see players encounter extreme conditions full of epic new driving experiences, including ravines, perilous cliffside roads, and the longest section of paved mountain switchbacks ever built for a Forza Horizon game, which are perfect for drifters. All this is complimented by the mystical glow of the aurora borealis as players search for hidden treasure.
It’s not just the extreme terrain that will challenge you on Fortune Island, however, as for the first time in a Forza Horizon game, you’ll get to experience thunderous lightning storms like those seen in Forza Motorsport 7, all whilst you race and explore the festival’s newest and most dangerous location yet.
“Fortune Island is the largest, most thrilling and most extreme location we’ve ever built, and we can’t wait for you to play it,” Thaker-Fell said.
Playground Games also shared a short 20-second teaser of the expansion in-action, featuring the Aurora Borealis shining brightly over a beautiful, historic castle and a dense forest environment. Also showcased was a shipwrecked Viking-style boat leaning against a rock with a clifftop seen in the distance.
Finally, the paved mountain switchbacks were briefly shown in the video, followed by some clifftop roads. The cover star of the Fortune Island expansion – the Lamborghini Urus, was briefly seen before lightning stroke a tree and knocked it over onto the road. Whether this will happen in-game or not remains to be seen, but it’d be bloody incredible if it did!
Fortune Island will deliver an extreme, thrilling mythical location in Forza Horizon 4 this December 13th with the promise of an epic hunt for hidden treasure. Be on the lookout for more details from the expansion in the future as we get closer to its release, but for now, you can enjoy the assortment of screengrabs featured throughout this article, as well as the official teaser.
The Fortune Island expansion will be available at no additional cost to Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition owners. It’ll also be available in the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle which offers two expansions at a reduced cost of $34.99. Xbox Game Pass members will also benefit from a 10% discount on this bundle or the Fortune Island expansion if they choose to purchase it standalone.
Forza Horizon 4 launched on October 2nd, 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. It’s also available to download and play at no additional cost if you’re an Xbox Game Pass member. Recently, Playground Games introduced the eagerly-awaited Route Creator into Forza Horizon 4, and continue to update the game with new features, fixes and improvements based on fan-feedback.
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