Playground Games has begun July with a preview of the next major Forza Horizon 4 update. Series 11 arrives tomorrow, July 2, and it’s bringing a whole bunch of Top Gear with it.
There was a sneaking suspicion that the long-running BBC show would be headlining this month’s content. The Forza team teased the “Track-tor” last week, and sure enough it was just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s run through what players can expect tomorrow.
New Cars (And Returning Faces)
The Track-tor may be the most out-there addition for July, but it’s certainly not alone. As part of the Top Gear content, Mercedes’ bonkers G63 6×6 will be available for players to bound across Britain with reckless abandon. According to the Playground team, this has been a long time in the making, as work on a six-wheel vehicle within the game engine started roughly around the time of Forza Horizon 2. We can only hope that bodes well for an eventual Tyrrell P34 in the next Forza Motorsport…
There’s another Top Gear project, and it’s a second Mercedes for the month too. The — deep breath — 2017 Mercedes-Benz E 350 D 4Matic All-Terrain “Project E-AT” — is a current-gen E-Class made for a little harsher environs than stock.
You can check out the full list of vehicles arriving this month below:
- 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
- 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
- 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Deberti Design
- 2006 Koenigsegg CCX
- 2011 McLaren 12C Coupé
- 2014 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6
- 2017 Mercedes-Benz E 350 D 4Matic All-Terrain “Project E-AT”
- 2018 Top Gear Track-tor
Note that the first five cars will be seasonal rewards.
Two of the remaining cars are new to the franchise: the Ford Ranger Raptor (originally confirmed last year) and a Deberti Brothers version of the Jeep Wrangler. Meanwhile there are three returning cars from previous Forza titles: the Impala, CCX, and 12C.
Top Gear Horizon Story
This one shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. With Top Gear showing up, another set of Horizon Story chapters will be available. Chris Harris does narration duties, and players will be racing (or taking control of) the Stig. There will be various challenges here, including that top speed run for the Track-tor. According to PG, thanks to its massive size, the Track-tor will only be available to drive here — at least for now.
Quality of Life Updates: Star Cards, Level Info
After introducing the Star Card feature last month, Playground is bolstering it with new exclusive prizes. Finish up a Star Card, and you will unlock rare prizes, including some of the previously time-sensitive cars.
Players will also now be able to check their Horizon Life progress. This will be helpful for prize hunters, as it should now be possible to get a full record of exactly what actions unlock each item.
Playground has refined the anti-wall-riding mechanic too, making light brushes less likely to trip it.
The update will go live tomorrow, and players can expect to gain access to the new cars when the season change takes place on Thursday.