Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4’s Series 18 Update Now Available

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 15, 2020
Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4’s Series 18 Update Now Available

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 15, 2020

The Series 18 Update has arrived for Forza Horizon 4, following last month’s surprise debut of The Eliminator, which introduced battle royale-style racing to the shared open-world of beautiful, historic Britain on Xbox One and Windows 10.

The first update of the New Year for Forza Horizon 4 improves The Eliminator with nine new Car Drops, whilst four brand-new vehicles can be unlocked and added to your garage from the Festival Playlist over the next four weeks – including one of the most requested community vehicles in the history of the Forza franchise.

All four new rides coming to Forza Horizon 4 can be found outlined below, accompanied by their official descriptions from Turn 10 Studios. Check them out:

2006 Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top

In 1992, AM General released the first commercially available civilian version of their versatile military all-terrain Humvee. In 2006, the H1 underwent a major redesign, including a Duramax Diesel engine, Allison transmission, raised body and redesigned brush guard, which garnered it the designation of “Alpha”. The H1 Alpha Open Top is dropping into the Eliminator mode, so keep an eye on your rearview mirror.

Earn by completing “Shummer Nights” Seasonal Championship in Summer.

2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante

The #1 most requested car in the Forza forums is finally here. ­The track version of the Huracan, the Performante has a reworked suspension, recalibrated steering, and a reported 750% more downforce than its road counterpart. When it broke the production car record at the Nürburgring, Lamborghini attributed the feat to its advanced aerodynamics system, which adjusts microflaps on the Huracan to decrease drag when needed and increase downforce when needed. All we know is that a time of 6:52 on the Nordschliefe bears mentioning any chance you get. Well, until Porsche comes along.

Earn by achieving 50% overall completion of Autumn in Festival Playlist.

1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet Emory Special

The custom restoration work for which Emory Motorsports is known is unparalleled, and that’s nowhere clearer than in their Porsche 356C Outlaw. Every Outlaw that is produced by Emory is custom in its components and styling, but they all breathe fire through the proprietary Emory-Rothsport Outlaw-4 engine, plus a 911 suspension system. All of that layered on to what is already a vintage car lover’s dream in the 356 C makes this the ultimate package.

Earn by achieving 50% overall completion of Winter in Festival Playlist.

1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex

This extremely lightweight RWD sports car is a cult icon; perfectly balanced and highly moddable, the Trueno’s role in the popular Initial D anime and manga introduced a generation to Japanese motorsport culture. Toyota’s final rear-wheel Corolla before moving to a fully FWD system, the Trueno (aka the AE86) overperformed in every kind of racing there was, from rally to touring to, most of all, drifting. When the Trueno appeared in Keiichi Tsuchiya’s “Pluspy” video, it cemented its legacy in the drifting world.

Earn by completing the “Is That a Supra?” Seasonal Championship in Spring.

The Eliminator – Series 18 Car Drops

Meanwhile, the nine new Car Drops featured in The Eliminator this month are listed below:

  • Level 2: Top Gear Track-Tor
  • Level 3: Mercedes Benz Unimog
  • Level 4: MINI X-Raid
  • Level 5: Hummer H1 Open Top
  • Level 6: Quartz Regalia D
  • Level 7: M12S Warthog CST
  • Level 8: Jeep Wrangler DD
  • Level 9: Funco F9
  • Level 10: Isha’s Off-Road Taxi

The new vehicles compliment the existing Car Drops featured in The Eliminator, adding some additional spice to the variety of obtainable rides that are currently featured in the mode.

Showcase Remixes

Series 18 also introduces a new Showcase Remix into Forza Horizon 4 titled “Taxi for Takeoff.” Once again, you’re promoting Isha’s taxi business in a marketing stunt by driving a black London cab with a V12 racing engine fitted inside to take on a delta-wing aircraft. What could go wrong?

Also returning this month is “Motocross Purposes.” A Showcase Remix that sees you behind-the-wheel of an Aerial Nomad buggy in Summer as you take on a group of professional motocross bikers through the Lakehurst Forest.

Series 18 Patch Notes

Below, you can find all the fixes and improvements made to Forza Horizon 4 in the Series 18 Update, as noted on the official Forza Support website:

  • Fixed an issue where the action bar was not appearing in freeroam over other players' cars
  • Improved loading time when loading into The Eliminator
  • Fixed an issue where traffic cars would not always appear in Co-Op Street Scene events
  • Improved the loading time when upgrading a car in The Eliminator
  • Increased the arena boundary audio
  • Fixed an issue where custom controller or keyboard settings wouldn’t allow a user to upgrade their car in The Eliminator
  • Fixed additional instances of players not being able to challenge others to Head-to-Head races in The Eliminator
  • Fixed an issue where the timeout bar in The Eliminator was misaligned when playing in certain languages
  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes be unable to open the pause menu or map after quitting and re-joining The Eliminator
  • Various stability and performance improvements
  • Drastically improved loading times when booting into the game with all DLC installed on PC
Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.