The November update for Forza Horizon 4 is here. Dubbed “Service Check”, it brings a host of quality-of-life fixes and new features. While details on the update reared its head only a week ago, this is our first opportunity for a closer look.
Weighing in at 2.21 GB (or 2.03 GB on the One X), there’s enough here to freshen things up considerably. Let’s take a look at what awaits starting with the headline features: new paint options.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Without question, the hallmark feature of today’s update is the new paint options. Eagle eyed players will no doubt notice the addition of a plus symbol on the bottom right corner of the “Paint Rims” option.
What does the symbol mean? That advanced painting options are available, by way of several new options: All Paint Groups; Paint Group 1; Paint Group 2; Inner Barrel, and Outer Lip. The first option is as the game allowed before today’s update, so nothing new there.
Paint Groups are where things get a little interesting as you can customize the look of the wheel to your taste. The latter two are the areas fore and aft of the center disc and can also be customized to your liking. It may not sound like much, but this adds considerable depth to making each car unique. Did we forget to mention paint materials are also an option? Carbon fiber, kevlar, or even chrome — they’re all available for players to make the most of.
The new paint options lend itself to the cars as well. Almost any car with a multi-tone finish can have its colors adjusted separately. No longer will you have to rely on using the livery editor to touch up the Bugatti Chiron to your liking.
New Wheels, New Cars, New Everything
Complimenting the new paint options are a wealth of new wheels, 41 to be exact. With players likely to spend more credits than they have now, it’s a good thing a new championship arrives with the update. The Horizon Cup will be a series of 12 seasonal events with a prize pool up to 3.6 million credits.
Bring your A game as you’ll need to choose both your vehicle and its upgrade path carefully if you want to win. If you’ve been saving up for a castle (aren’t we all?) this can bring you closer to having 10 or 15M credits.
As ever, the update revealed the next batch of vehicles Car Pass owners have to look forward to. Eight new cars are set to release over the next month with a familiar face or two. The full breakdown is as follows:
- November 22: 2018 Aston Martin Vantage
- November 22: 2014 McLaren 650S Spider
- November 29: 2005 Ferrari FXX
- November 29: 1953 Jaguar C-Type
- December 06: 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 DeBerti Design
- December 06: 1965 Peel Trident
- December 13: 2003 Honda S2000
- December 13: 1974 Honda Civic RS
For reference, only two of these are not new to the series: the FXX and S2000. Both were last seen in the original Forza Horizon back in 2012.
You can read the patch notes in their entirety by clicking here.
Featured image courtesy of FlakGunna.