Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4’s Spring Gives An Iconic Ken Block Helmet

Article By 
Alan Walsh
March 7, 2019
Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4’s Spring Gives An Iconic Ken Block Helmet

Article By 
Alan Walsh
March 7, 2019

Spring has arrived into Forza Horizon 4 to mark the final week of Series 6 content for Horizon Life. As always, there’s new cars, events and challenges to discover in Britain over the next seven days – including an all-new exclusive helmet from professional Gymkhana stunt driver Ken Block, as well as the eagerly-awaited 1994 Honda Prelude S. Whether you’re here for the latest Seasonal Championships or eager to explore a refreshed Britain after the snow and ice of Winter, Forza Horizon 4 has it all for you to discover this week.

Spring introduces a fresh, crisp atmosphere into the world of Forza Horizon 4’s Britain. 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’ll even encounter groupings of lambs scattered across fields before they mature into sheep during the Summer.

Forza Horizon 4’s weekly seasonal changes are designed to allow players to always have new content to discover with each passing week in both beautiful, historic Britain and the standalone Fortune Island experience. As a reminder, the seasonal change in Forza Horizon 4 occurs every Thursday at 2:30pm GMT (9:30am EST, 6:30am PST) – with next week seeing the arrival of Summer as we officially welcome the arrival of Series 7 content into the game.

Below, we’ll have a look at everything that’s new to discover this week in Forza Horizon 4. From new types of Seasonal Championships to unmissable new cars, this is your ultimate guide to everything new in Horizon Life this Spring!

Mainland Seasonal Championships – Wet and Wild

The final week of Series 6 content for Forza Horizon 4 features a host of events offering unique rewards that shouldn’t be missed out on! Up first is Tanner Foust’s 2014 VW GRC Beetle in the Spring Games Championship. This high-performance rally car had been exclusive to wheelspins up until this point, but it’s now available for those who successfully show off and execute their skills across the five events featured in the Spring Games Championship that consist of the following game modes: Survival, King and Flag Rush. These will begin every five minutes and once you’ve opted to join, the game will automatically pull you in once a session is ready.

Meanwhile, over in this week’s Streets of Race Championship, it’ll all about Hoonigan as you’ll be bringing out your favourite Ken Block ride to win his Brain Bucket Helmet. Street Scene events are inspired by street racing and the automotive tuning scene, with flares used in place of standard checkpoint banners and traffic cars enabled.

The one event you won’t want to miss out on, however is the Spring Community Championship, which features a line-up of curated race events that have been made by players using the built-in Route Creator. These events have been handpicked by developer Playground Games and this week, beating them will unlock the final exclusive car of Series 6 – the 1994 Honda Prelude S. Head on over to it and unlock this classic Japanese automobile today.

There’s also the Super Saloon Tour Championship, which will see you taking out your favourite ride in this category of cars in a bid to win bonus credits and wheelspins. Elsewhere, The Trial is back in Forza Horizon 4 this week as you get behind-the-wheel of your favourite tuned Modern Muscle car in the ‘Moor Than A Feeling’ event. You’ll need to cooperate with 5 other players and aim to successfully beat a team of Drivatars set to Unbeatable difficulty to win a bonus Super Wheelspin. There’s also this week’s Seasonal PR Stunts, which include the Cotswolds Speed Trap that challenges players to drive through it with a speed of at least 240mph, whilst the Bridlewood Speed Trap nearby requires 150mph.

Fortune Island Seasonal Championships

The Spring seasonal fun doesn’t stop on the mainland as 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.

Fortune Island also has two new Seasonal PR Stunts available to complete this week. The Lady on the Lake Speed Trap tasks you to hit at least 230mph, whilst the Halcyon Point Trailblazer Gate requires you to reach the designated location with 42 seconds or more 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.

Spring Forzathon – Nineteen to the Dozen

This week’s Forzathon event will see you behind-the-wheel of a Super Saloon in Forza Horizon 4, but which one? That’s a decision for you to make. Once you’ve chosen your favourite, the event requires you to fly by competitors with 5 Triple Pass Skills before pulling off 12 Sideswipe Skills and earning 3 Stars at the Swan Dive Danger Sign, which can be located underneath the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh. 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.

These weekly Forzathon events always centre around a specific car type, model or manufacturer, and allow you to try out the diverse roster of 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.

This Week’s Forzathon Shop Stock

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 2004 Maserati MC12 Forza Edition available for 500 Forzathon Points and Ken Block's 2017 Hoonigan Ford Fiesta ST from Gymkhana 10 for a costly 750 Forzathon Points. Both Police Patrol Hats also make a return to the Forzathon Shop this week if you’ve acquired them already.

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.

Discover A Fresh, Crisp British Atmosphere Today

Experience the Spring season this week in both Forza Horizon 4’s Britain and Fortune Island until Thursday, March 15th. This is when the next seasonal change will occur as we welcome the return of Summer and the arrival of Series 7 content into the ever-evolving shared open-world racing game. Not only will that mean the usual slate of fresh events, challenges and cars to discover in Britain, but even more features and improvements to enjoy in Forza Horizon 4.

In the meantime, if you missed out on collecting the Spring Barn Find, it’s available to acquire once again 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.

Looking ahead, Series 7 will see the arrival of some exciting new additions to discover and unlock in beautiful, historic Britain, including the all-new ‘Festival Playlist’ mode, which is dubbed as “a whole new way to play Forza Horizon 4.” This unique experience is designed to bring together Forzathon, Season Events, Online Adventure and more into one central hub that’s easily accessible from the pause menu.

This will be accompanied by the arrival of ‘Showcase Remixes’ which will encourage players to revisit the Showcases already available in Forza Horizon 4 and re-experience them with a fresh slick of paint using different car and weather scenarios. There will also be a batch of new Xbox Live Achievements to unlock, as well as three new exclusive drift-worthy cars to earn from upcoming seasonal events based on the 2018 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5.

Forza Horizon 4 is available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, as well as the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. For more, 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 hit up 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.

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.