The Forza Horizon 4 Series 10 Update has arrived. Available to download from Tuesday, June 6th on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, the latest content release for Playground Games’ shared open-world racing game was officially unveiled on the developer’s most recent in-studio livestream broadcasted directly from its HQ in Leamington Spa, UK.
Series 10 of Horizon Life is headlined by the debut of the 2019 Rimac C-Two, the all-electric hypercar from established and privately-owned Croatian automaker Rimac Automobili, who has recently made a name for itself with its bespoke line-up of high-performance and all-electric concept hypercars. The technology company has also developed batteries, vehicle drivetrains and battery control systems for other car manufacturers, such as Koenigsegg.
Capable of a top-speed of 250mph that can be pushed to 320mph with the appropriate tuning setup, the Rimac C-Two surpasses a staggering 1900-horsepower and features a total of four motors with each having their own gear. The electric-only hypercar also includes one motor per wheel, with both positive and negative torque factoring.
In addition to being available to unlock this Spring in Series 10 of Horizon Life, the 2019 Rimac C-Two is also drivable in this month’s Featured Rivals event within the Festival Playlist. It’s also the first Croatian car to arrive into the Forza franchise.
As always, Series 10 has new rewards available to unlock from the Festival Playlist over the next four weeks. The breakdown is as follows:
In addition to the latest Festival Playlist unlocks, the Series 10 Update for Forza Horizon 4 also introduces a brand-new feature called “Star Card.” This enables players to become a Horizon Superstar by completing 31 long-term challenges. Doing so will unlock unique flairs for your Xbox Live Gamertag and these will be highlighted in-game, showing off your mastery of Racing, PR Stunts, Exploration, Creating Content (Liveries, Tunes and Photos), Stories and Adventures. Think of it as a checklist of all the great stuff you can do in Forza Horizon 4, whilst setting yourself both short-term and long-term goals for completion.
Playground Games has also made improvements to its Festival Playlist interface. Firstly, you can now start matchmaking for Seasonal Playground Games and The Trial directly from the Festival Playlist screen (via the Pause Menu). Furthermore, when checking the list of eligible cars for a Seasonal Championship, the game now correctly includes cars that are eligible even if they can't be purchased from the Autoshow, including Forza Editions and rare exclusive cars.
Further details of the fixes and improvements included in the Series 10 Update for Forza Horizon 4, as well as a rundown of known issues with the new Star Card feature, can be found over on the official Forza Support website.
Looking ahead, Playground Games has even more exciting updates and features planned for Forza Horizon 4, including the return of class-based Rivals this July in the Series 11 Update. This one will also feature improvements to the wall-riding system that make hitting the wall more lenient and improves the overall consistency of the logic that looks at a collision between one car and another when a driver is being nudged into a wall. Some options will also be removed from the Custom Adventure mode, due to them having so few players and to keep everyone more closely knitted together. Furthermore, the beloved 2011 McLaren 12C will also be making its long-awaited return to Forza Horizon 4 in Series 11. Lookout for all this and more in July.
Finally, for details on the second eagerly awaited expansion for Forza Horizon 4, then be sure to tune into the annual Xbox E3 2019 Briefing this Sunday, June 9th – broadcasting live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA at 10pm BST (1pm PDT, 4pm EDT). Here, we’ll see our first glimpse of an all-new and exciting way to experience Forza Horizon 4 and we’ll obviously bring you all the details as they come out of Microsoft’s E3 2019 showcase this weekend.
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