The official Forza Horizon Instagram page has revealed the full map for the Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels Expansion DLC pack when it arrives on July 19.
It’s a pretty wild-looking location, which looks like a giant Google Chrome logo and — according to the last Forza Monthly stream — sits in the skies above Mexico.
You can quite clearly see the three main “biomes” from the image. Forest Falls sits at the north edge of the map and seems to contain trees and waterfalls. Ice Cauldron is on the south-west corner, with plenty of snow and lava. Finally Giant’s Canyon appears to be a dustbowl marked with giant peaks and troughs.
At the center of the image is the Horizon Nexus, which appeared to house a Festival Outpost and a giant car park in the original trailer, and the whole thing appears suspended on a superstructure of some kind.
Layered over the top and through all of this is the characteristic orange Hot Wheels track — although we can also see some areas of blue and a couple of thicker red/orange section too.
That likely reflects some of the different track types in the game, with ice, magnet, rumble, and water flume sections of track included. You will also be able to drive on the surface within each biome too, though from the clips we’ve seen thus far there are specific sections of track that allow you to drive off and on, rather than the open landscape of Mexico below.
It’s difficult to get a bead on the exact size of the map, but it looks to measure something around three miles side to side (or top to bottom). Given that it’s pretty much circular, that means the total area is around seven square miles, although much of this is taken up by the chasms between each biome and the central section.
As for the length of roads, that’s anyone’s guess given how convoluted the tracks are, although Playground Games has suggested more than 120 miles of track. We do already know from the new Achievement list that there’ll be PR Stunts, bonus boards, missions, and a new Horizon Story in addition to races, so it remains to be seen how busy the map will be.
You’ll be able to pick up the Hot Wheels expansion for $/€19.99 (£14.99) from July 19, although it’s included in the Premium Edition version of the game.
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