Forza Horizon 4 has shown up to Gamescom
2018 in-style by offering a deeper look at its shared open-world experiences, specially those offered by the competitive-inspired Team Adventure mode. In the above video, the b-roll of which was supplied by Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios to members of the media, you can enjoy 3 minutes of brand-new Forza Horizon 4 footage in native 4K resolution – captured from the Xbox One X version of the game.
Team Adventure is the new League-style mode in Forza Horizon 4 that succeeds the Online Adventure mode from Forza
Horizon 3. This time, it’s not about skill chains – it’s all about racing to the finish line as quickly as possible. Playground Games are creating a competitive-focused mode that’s reminiscent of
the Leagues system available in Forza
Motorsport 7, but also one that encourages team-play and takes full advantage of the game’s open-world set in beautiful,
The b-roll footage highlights a couple of new mechanics being introduced in Forza Horizon 4. These include the Quick Chat feature, which allows you to use the d-pad on your controller to send quick messages to those around you. They appear above your car in little chat bubbles and can be used to notify other players of the types of activities you’d like to do. In the video, one player asks the lobby if they’d like to play Team Adventure before loading into a game of Survival – the new infection-style mode in Forza Horizon 4.
Survival pits a team of survivors against a team of zombies, but with a twist. When a ‘zombie’ crashes into your car, your teammates can revive you by hitting into you. There are two rounds in a match of Survival, and the second one swaps teams, which means those who were survivors now start as zombies, and vice versa. To win, all your team must do is survive longer than it took the other team to hunt you down. Because Survival is played as a team-based mode rather than starting with one infected player, it doesn’t feel as intimidating – and players can also make use of the Quick Chat feature to easily communicate with their teammates.
Not only does the video showcase a round of Survival fun at one of the new arenas in Forza Horizon 4, which is made especially for these mini games, but it also offers a look at the new ‘Freeroam Rush’ experience – a brand-new event that acts as an evolution of the ‘drive to the next race event’ from Online Adventure in Forza Horizon 3. Freeroam Rush counts as a race of its own, but with a twist – there’s no checkpoints. It’s up to you, the player, to figure out the best route. It’s like a race to the start line of the next race or mini game – and it always takes place between the main events. Obviously, seasons will also change
everything when it comes to Freeroam Rush, creating new shortcuts as you find the best routes to lead your team to victory.
Team Adventure will also feature dedicated Leagues, featuring unique rewards to be won as you rise the ranks and aim for the prestigious ‘Grandmaster’ title. The first four-week Leagues season in Forza Horizon 4 begins on October 2nd, 2018 – which is of course launch
day, so make sure you’re prepared for it. For more details on the competitive-inspired Team Adventure mode and Playground’s shared open-world experiences in its latest open-world racing game, be sure to check out our recap
of the Forza Horizon 4 Spring livestream from last month.