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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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