The weather outside is frightful, but the snow is so delightful! Winter has returned to Britain and Fortune Island this week in Forza Horizon 4, covering the open-world landscapes in particles of white dust and introducing new cars, events and challenges to take on. From the latest Seasonal Championships featuring exclusive new unlocks to a Forzathon event that spotlights a classic American pony car, the Winter seasonal schedule has you covered for the next seven days.
Forza Horizon 4’s ongoing weekly seasonal changes are designed to allow players to always have something new 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 Spring in the final
week of Series 6 content for Forza Horizon 4, introducing a fresh, crisp atmosphere into the air.
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 Winter!
Following the arrival of the stylish Quartz
Regalia from Final Fantasy XV and the beloved classic 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin-Turbo in last week’s Autumn
Seasonal Championships, the line-up for the Winter season might not have the same excitement, but there’s still plenty of events and unlocks up for grabs – including the latest Playground Games and Street Scene Seasonal Championships, accompanied by some fresh Road Racing and Community Championships dialled up a notch for those wintery conditions.
The headlining event this week is the ‘Grit and Determination’ Street Scene event in Edinburgh New Town, featuring the 2012
Cadillac Escalade ESV as the latest exclusive car up for grabs. Be sure to head to the Scottish capital and compete in this SUV-inspired championship today. Keep in mind, 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.
Meanwhile, the ‘Winter 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 this week, beating them will unlock a bonus Super Wheelspin. The same incentive is also offered by the ‘Deadliest Hatch’ Seasonal Championship in Edinburgh, as well as the ‘Winter Games Championship’ at the Lakehurst Slate Quarry, which is 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.
The Trial is also back in Forza Horizon 4 this week as you get behind-the-wheel of your favourite tuned Classic Muscle car in the ‘Break the Ice’ 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 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455, which was previously exclusive to wheelspins. There’s also this week’s Seasonal PR Stunts, which include the Swiftbacks Drift Zone by Astmoor that requires you to earn at least 70,000 Drift Score. Another can be found at the Reservoir Ridge Danger Sign nearby the Slate Quarry, which challenges you to jump at least 705.4-feet. Beating the challenges offered by Seasonal PR Stunts will grant you a bonus Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin.
The Winter 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. ‘Rally Skildar’ sees you in B Class Modern Rally Cars against the island’s harshest weather conditions, ‘Lowland Tour’ sees you in B Class Hot Hatches as you avoid sliding off the road into snow-filled ditches, whilst ‘Causing A Stir’ challenges you to battle your opponents in B Class Off-road Vehicles.
Fortune Island also has two new Seasonal PR Stunts available to complete this week. The Oldlarch Forest Speed Trap challenges you to drive through it with speeds of at least 140mph. Meanwhile, the Westwick Launch Danger Sign requires you to jump 721.8-feet or more using the vehicle of your choice. 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 classic American muscle pony car – the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport Coupe. Once you’ve acquired this iconic ride from either the Autoshow or Auction House, this Forzathon event challenges you to earn 20 Great Speed skills, followed by 3
Drag Racing victories before overtaking 5 opponents afterwards.
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 1972 Land Rover
Series III Forza Edition available for 500 Forzathon Points and the 2018
KTM X-Bow GT4, which costs 700 Forzathon Points. Also up for grabs from the Forzathon Shop this week is the Police Patrol Outfit and the Sapphire
Crown – the perfect way to rule the historic streets of Great Britannia!
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 Winter season this week in both Forza Horizon 4’s Britain and Fortune Island until Thursday, March 7th. This is when the next seasonal change will occur in Forza Horizon 4 as we welcome the arrival of Spring and its slate of fresh events, challenges and cars. In the meantime, if you missed out on collecting the Winter
Barn Find, it’s available to acquire once again over the next seven days on an island in the middle of the frozen-over Derwent Water. You can see why it’s exclusive to this time of year. Find it and you’ll unlock a classic British automobile in the 1970 Range Rover, which will be repaired and added to your Forza Horizon 4 garage once its ready.
Typically, in these articles, we would also discuss the latest Car Pass rides to become available in Forza Horizon 4. However, the Car Pass officially wrapped up at the beginning of Series 6 with the arrival of the 2018 TVR Griffith and the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. The Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass saw two new rides added to the game every week since release for a period of 21 weeks, introducing a total of 42 new vehicles into the game. Whilst the Car Pass is done and dusted, there’s still plenty of upcoming cars to look forward to that will be made available to everyone, including the 1994 Honda Prelude SI, which will become available next week with the Spring seasonal changeover.
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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