Seasons Change Everything in Forza Horizon 4. It’s the catchphrase that was used on several occasions by developers Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games leading up to the release of the game on October 2nd. Since then, Forza Horizon 4’s weekly seasonal changes have introduced new content, features and experiences for players to discover. From new events to fresh cars and challenges, drivers always have something new to find 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, Spring has arrived into beautiful,
historic Britain. The snow and ice have melted as trees, flowers and shrubbery begin to flourish across the landscape. There’s a sense of freshness across Britain during Spring due to the increased levels of moisture in the atmosphere. Expect large puddles of water, as well as wet, deformable mud in the forests. There’s also pops of colour across the British landscape as well, with wild flowers blossoming across the woodland, accompanied by tall lush grass and yellow buttercups. You will also find lambs across fields before they mature into sheep during the Summer.
Accompanying this season change is the arrival of the Fortune
Island expansion. Set in the remote northern reaches of the British Isles, experience the most treacherous location ever seen in the Forza Horizon series with extreme terrain, sheer cliffside roads, and 3.6km
of paved mountain switchback roads. With 32 race events to discover and 25 new PR Stunts to take on, as well as the promise of hidden treasure, there’s plenty to discover in the mythical landscapes of Fortune Island.
The fourth and final round of the Horizon Racing Cup has arrived! 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 set by each individual championship.
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 Spring Edition of the Horizon Racing Cup demands excellent on all surfaces across a range of vehicles. Take on the Cotswolds in a Classic Rally Championship, drive through Bamburgh in the Offroad Championship, and complete the final stage of the current series in S1 Muscle cars in and around Ambleside.
With the arrival of Fortune Island comes three bonus Seasonal Championships for players to complete. These are exclusive to players who own the expansion and can only be played on the island itself. They include an S1 Super GT Championship featuring some of Fortune Island’s most challenging road roads, an A Class SUV Championship that takes the fun off-road, and a C Class Classic Rally Championship featuring the dirt trails of Fortune Island.
Completing these Fortune Island Seasonal Championships will see you earn additional Wheelspins that can unlock a variety of unique items, including bonus credits, rare cars, vehicle horns and clothing. Fortune Island will continue to receive 3 unique Seasonal Championships every Thursday to accompany the mainland season change and these will always remain exclusive to owners of the expansion.
This week’s Forzathon event will see you getting behind-the-wheel of a RJ Anderson #37 Pro 2 Truck, in which you’ll be challenged to win 2 Cross Country circuit race events, earn a total of 15 stars from Danger Signs and win ‘The Titan’ Cross Country event. This weekly Forzathon event can be completed in both mainland Britain and Fortune Island (except for the final challenge).
Complete the weekly Forzathon event and you’ll earn yourself 100 Forzathon Points – or double if you own the Forza Horizon 4 VIP Membership or the Lake Lodge home. 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.
Every week, the Forzathon Shop replenishes its stock of exclusive cars and clothing items, and this week is no different with the arrival of an all-new exclusive car – the 1984 Honda Civic CRX Mugen. It’s joined by a new Forza Edition in the 2005 TVR Sagaris, as well as some new cosmetic items, including the Modern Muscle Tee top and Unimpressed Round Eye Glasses.
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.
Forza Horizon 4 expands its offering of beloved classic cars with the latest batch of rides available for Car Pass holders. 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 the 2003 Honda S2000 and the 1974 Honda Civic RS. These rides 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.
With the arrival of Spring in Forza Horizon 4 comes the first major post-release expansion for the game in Fortune Island. It’s available at no additional cost to those who own the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition or Expansion Pass and features its own dedicated Seasonal Championships to complete. You can even earn Forzathon Points from Fortune Island by completing daily and weekly challenges, as well as participating in Forzathon Live events with the community. For more on Fortune Island, be sure to read our
detailed coverage of the expansion with all the details you need to know.
Spring is now available in Forza Horizon 4 until Thursday, December 20th, which is when Series 4 will officially begin in beautiful, historic Britain with even more events, challenges and cars to enjoy. Before then, there’s plenty of new content to enjoy with Fortune Island, and if you haven’t unlocked it yet – the Spring Barn Find is once again to available to find over the next seven days. This one is an iconic classic race car in the 1964 Ford GT40 and it can be located by the Moorhead Wind Farm. Find it and it’ll be repaired and added to your Forza Horizon 4 garage once its ready.
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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