It’s that time of the week again – Spring has arrived into Forza Horizon 4 and with it comes new cars, events and challenges to discover around the shared
open-world landscape of beautiful, historic Britain.
Spring introduces a fresh, crisp atmosphere into the world of Forza Horizon 4. The snow and ice have melted as trees, flowers and shrubbery begin to flourish across the landscape. 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.
As always, the seasonal change in Forza Horizon 4 occurs every Thursday at 2:30pm GMT. That’s 9:30am EST and 6:30am PST. With these weekly
seasonal changes, developer Playground Games can always ensure that players have something new and exciting to discover on a weekly basis in both mainland Britain and Fortune Island – let’s have a look at everything Spring has to offer in Forza Horizon 4 over the next seven days.
This week’s Seasonal Championships feature a host of new items to unlock, including Ken Block’s
Ford Escort Hoonigan RS200, available from the ‘Old Rivals’ event. This one will see you reliving one of the fiercest rivalries in the history of motorsport between Peugeot and Lancia from 1984 to 1986. Up next is ‘The Shake Your Tail Feather’ championship that will see you racing with a collection of cars that share a characteristic design trait of a long, tapered tail in pursuit of aerodynamic stability at speed. Beat this event and you’ll unlock Ski Goggles that can be used to customize your character. The last exclusive unlock of the week comes from the latest Trial event, dubbed ‘Mountain Rumble.’ You and six other players will be testing your mettle by climbing the rocky roads of the Glen Rannoch in the pouring rain using Sports Utility Heroes to unlock the exclusive Trial T-Shirt.
Another Seasonal Championship can be located at the Horizon Festival. This one is called ‘Retro Saloon Tour’ and offers bonus Credits and Wheelspins. Two Seasonal PR Stunts can also be beaten this week, and they include the Mudkickers’ Showjump Danger Sign tasking you to jump 250 metres and the Crescent Speed Zone by Bamburgh Castle, which requires you to hit 193km/h in the car of your choosing. Beating the challenges offered by Seasonal PR Stunts will grant you a bonus Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin.
Fortune Island has three additional Seasonal Championships for players to check out, including series for asphalt, dirt and cross-country racing. These include S1 Class Super GTs around some of Fortune Island’s most challenging road races in ‘Fortune’s Wheel,’ A Class Sports Utility Heroes tackling muddy dirt roads in ‘Mud and Thunder,’ and finally, C Class Classic Rally cars in the fierce and unpredictable ‘Grass Roots Rally’ Seasonal Championship. There’s also two Seasonal PR Stunts available to tackle in Fortune Island this week, including the Lady on the Lake Speed Trap, which requires you to hit 370km/h and the Halcyon Point Trailblazer Gate, which tasks you to complete the time trial challenge with at least 42 seconds left on the clock.
Completing Fortune Island Seasonal Championships and PR Stunts 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 an assortment of dedicated Seasonal Championships and PR Stunts every Thursday to accompany the mainland season change and these will always remain exclusive to owners of the expansion.
This week’s Forzathon event celebrates the 1997 Volvo 850 R – a wolf in sheep’s clothing, as developer Playground Games calls it. Once you own the car, you’ll be tasked to win 4 Road Racing circuit events before driving it through the British countryside for 12 miles and pulling off 5 Ultimate Drift or E-Drift Skills. This Forzathon event can be completed on both mainland Britain and Fortune Island, so the choice of scenery is up to you.
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. In terms of cars, we have the 1969 Chevrolet Nova
Super Sport 396 Forza Edition available for 300 Forza Points and the 2014 Lamborghini Urus Concept for 175 Forzathon Points. There’s also the Unicorn
Bomber Jacket and the Best Mates emote should you fancy sprucing up your character.
These latest additions 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 are the final batch for Series 4 and include a pair of legendary motoring classics in the 1966
Volkswagen Double Cab Pick-Up and the
1938 MG TA Midget – both of which are ready to be collected, customized and raced alongside the British backdrop in Forza Horizon 4. Remember, these rides are available to add to your in-game garage today at no additional cost if you own the Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass, included in both the Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition of the game. The Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass can also be acquired separately and is discounted for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
Spring will be available to discover in beautiful,
historic Britain until Thursday, January 17th, which is when Series 5 will officially begin in Forza Horizon 4 with the return of Summer and even more cars, events and challenges to enjoy. The next update for the game releases on Tuesday, January 15th and will feature the ‘Free-for-All
Adventure’ mode with improvements to discovering new Horizon Blueprint events.
In the meantime, 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 prestigious 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, as well our detailed review for the Fortune Island expansion.
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