Welcome back to Summer! The sun is shining, the skies are blue, and a brand-new series of Horizon Life has officially begun at the festival.
Series 6 is the latest
content update to arrive into Forza Horizon 4 and with it comes two iconic vehicles from Final
Fantasy XV – both of which will be unlockable in Autumn, as well as the all-new Skill Streak Horizon Story, the final batch of rides for Car Pass holders, and a collection of new Seasonal Championships featuring Playground Games and Street Scene events. On top of that, there’s even more exclusive cars to unlock, a handpicked selection of new Forzathon challenges to complete, and so much more!
As a reminder, the weekly seasonal
change in Forza Horizon 4 occurs every Thursday at 2:30pm GMT. That’s 9:30am EST and 6:30am PST. That means you have seven days to take advantage of the good weather and all it has to offer. Sunshine, clear blue skies as far as the eye can see, matured trees and shrubbery with green fields covering the entire landscape. It’s truly Britain at its finest, so be sure to make the most of it.
Below, we’ll have a look at everything that’s new to discover this week in both beautiful,
historic Britain and the Fortune Island expansion. From new types of Seasonal Championships to unmissable new cars, this is your ultimate guide to everything new in Horizon
Life this Summer!
Available at Level 60, the Skill Streak Horizon Story can be located close to the Stone Circle. Event creator Jaimin “Jay” Shah, an avid street racer, needs your help finding answers to the questions that can only be answered at the Horizon Festival. Such as “Just how fast can you drive an EB110 while NOT hitting anything?” or “How much can one hoon in a railyard?” Find out for yourself in this multi-chapter storyline featuring some of the hottest skill-ready cars in Forza Horizon 4 that have been curated and tuned by the handling team at Playground Games.
Whilst other Horizon
Stories are designed with more a narrative flourish to them, this one is all about the mechanic of earning large Skill Scores before you arrive at the set designated location. Some chapters will also challenge you to acquire a set number of specific skills, too. Playground Games says these challenges showcase Jay’s wealth, who acts as the overall ambassador of the British Street Scene. Plus, thanks to an improvement introduced in the Series 6 Update for Forza Horizon 4, the game now highlights the score required for the next star unlock within each chapter whilst you’re playing – a neat addition that is certain to benefit many players in their rise to becoming a Horizon Superstar!
The first batch of Seasonal Championships from Series 6 sees the introduction of Playground Games and Street Scene events. For the first time, these will offer their own exclusive in-game rewards with a curated car selection relevant to each individual championship.
Up first is the ‘Summer Games Championship’ made up of five events consisting of Survival, King and Flag Rush modes. 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. This inaugural Summer Games round uses off-road cars set to A Class and features the previously wheelspin-exclusive 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven. Meanwhile, the first-ever ‘Street Scene Championship’ features Super Saloons and offers the all-new 2001 TVR Tuscan S as an exclusive car. These events are inspired by street races and the nightlife automotive scene, with flares used in place of standard checkpoint banners and traffic cars enabled.
The ‘Summer Community Championship’ 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 feature Ken Block’s Gymkhana 10 Race Suit and his iconic Monster Energy Cap available to win as you push his 2016 Ford Focus RS RX to the limit across a selection of community-made really courses. ‘The Trial’ is also back in Forza Horizon 4 this week and will see you behind the wheel of your favourite Lamborghini in ‘Cheeky Lambos’ as you cooperate with 5 other players and aim to successfully beat a team of Drivatars set to Unbeatable difficulty to win a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
Elsewhere, the ‘Old Timers’ Seasonal Championship features the Classic Race Suit and Classic Race Helmet up for grabs as you race vintage automobiles through British tarmac. There’s also this week’s Seasonal PR Stunts, which include the Copse Speed Trap by Lakehurst Forest that challenges you to drive through it at speeds of at least 200mph. Another can be located at the Bamburgh Castle Danger Sign, which requires you to jump off the ramp and achieve a distance of 810.4-ft at minimum. Beating the challenges offered by Seasonal PR Stunts will grant you a bonus Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin.
The Summer 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. The ‘Fortune Teller’ Seasonal Championship will see you racing A Class Retro Sportscars across Fortune Island’s paved roads under the sunshine. ‘Ride the Storm’ will see you in an A Class Offroad Buggy blasting around the most demanding of Cross-Country circuits on Fortune Island. Finally, the ‘Headland Rally’ will see you head onto dirt trails across the treacherous north coast of the island in B Class Classic Muscle cars.
There’s also two Seasonal PR Stunts available this week on Fortune Island. The Needle Climb Drift Zone at the mountain switchbacks tasks you to earn a Drift Score of 260,000 Points, whilst the Skildar Watch Danger Sign towards the lighthouse at the south-point of the island requires you to jump at least 492.1-feet. 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 is all about those lorries. You’re tasked to own and drive any vehicle labelled as a ‘Truck’ in Forza Horizon 4 before earning 10 Trading Paint skills with it, followed by 10 Wreckage Skills. You’ll then need to take it out onto The Goliath for an incredible victory lap to earn all the Forzathon Points available for this one.
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 1980 Renault 5 Turbo Forza
Edition available for 400 Forzathon Points and the Gymkhana 10 variant of the 2016 Ford Focus RS RX for a costly 750 Forzathon Points. Also available this week is the Legendary Clown Mask for 300 Forzathon Points that can be used in character customization, as well as the Killer
Instinct Theme Legendary Car Horn to spruce up your ride that bit more.
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.
The final batch of Car Pass rides have arrived into Forza Horizon 4. Every week since its release, the game expanded its offering of automobiles with a duo of new rides for players to enjoy. These would be introduced into Forza Horizon 4 with the weekly seasonal change and this initiative was always pegged to last for a period of 21 weeks to deliver a total of 42 brand-new cars into the game. It’s now the middle of February – more than four months after the release of Forza Horizon 4, and the last set of Car Pass rides are now available to add to your garage.
Considering it’s the final batch of cars, it’s safe to say they’re a little bit more special than those offered in the past. Compliment your 2001 TVR Tuscan S from the Street Scene Championship this week with the all-new
2018 TVR Griffith before taking out a classic onto the roads of Edinburgh with the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. Remember, these classic automobiles 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. It can also be acquired separately and is discounted for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
For more on these final additions to the Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass, be sure to check out their official descriptions from Turn 10 Studios below:
Eldorado Biarritz Convertible: Named after the sophisticated French resort town patronized by the likes of Napoleon and Queen Victoria, the Biarritz convertible defined elegance and grace in the late automotive world of the 1950s. It also redefined the term “land yacht.” The car was almost 19 feet long and nearly seven feet wide. The huge tail fins, the tallest ever made, and the unique “rocketship” taillights were just a few of the styling cues that set this car apart. Powered by a 345-horsepower triple-carbureted 390 V8, this 5,000-pound luxury cruiser could almost reach 130 mph. Turning radius was a mere parking lot width of 24 feet and the air-ride suspension while providing a comfy ride gave the Biarritz its distinct “floatiness.”
2018 TVR Griffith: After 20 years, the return of the heraldic TVR brand brings a new member to the 200 mph plus club in the Griffith. The group of private investors who acquired the TVR brand back in 2013 have not gone out on a limb with the Griffith design, but created just what fans might have envisioned themselves. The Griffith is cut like the top exotics with sweeping, purposeful lines that create downforce and aid engine cooling. The optimal 50:50 weight distribution, helped in part by mounting the Cosworth V8 well behind the front axle, provides a base for handling that will make its top speed secondary to what it can do in the corners. Your first chance to drive the rebirth of TVR is right here.
Experience the Summer season this week in both Forza Horizon 4’s Britain and Fortune Island until Thursday, February 22nd. This is when another seasonal change will occur in Forza Horizon 4 as we welcome the arrival of Autumn and its slate of fresh events, challenges and cars. In the meantime, if you didn’t unlock the Summer Barn Find already, then be sure to find it over the next seven days. This one is a beloved fan-favourite in the 1962 Peel P50 and it can be found in the middle of a forest below the Uffington White Horse towards the town of Ashbrook.
You can also read up on all the features, improvements and content additions of the Forza Horizon 4 Series 6 Update in our
dedicated breakdown. There you will find all the details on the incoming Quartz Regalia from Final Fantasy XV and its Type-D off-roading counterpart, both of which will be available to unlock beginning next week with the Autumn seasonal change. Other upcoming exclusive cars to be made available throughout Series 6 of Horizon Life include the 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV, the 1994 Honda Prelude SI and the 1994
Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo. Lookout for these rides to become unlockable over the coming weeks.
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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