With just five weeks to go before the worldwide release of Forza Horizon 5 on November 9, the Playground Games team has released the official list of Xbox Achievements for the title.
The fifth iteration in the series moves the Horizon Festival to the streets of Mexico, in what may be the most ambitious Horizon title to date — and certainly the largest. That means there’ll be plenty to do besides racing and collecting their favorite cars.
To the surprise of no-one, there’s a great deal of variety throughout the list of 53 Achievements, some of which reveal some interesting elements of gameplay. Others include details like staging a photo opportunity during a dust storm.
Of course a good chunk of the Achievements center on the main campaign and exploration of the 11 unique biomes. Five of the 10GS Achievements deal with building the additional Festival Outposts — Apex, Baja, Rush, Street Scene, and Wilds — which will be your event hubs. Others are rewards for the Showcase events, including the “Wing and a Prayer” event we saw a few weeks back.
The Achievement list also puts a name to one of the Horizon Story missions, which is called “Born Fast”. Others seem to be under wraps still, but the list does confirm the return of Barn Finds, with a 20GS Achievement for finding all 14, and both Super7 and the Eliminator.
There’s one Achievement for reaching level three in all five “themes” of the Horizon Arcade, a selection of 130 minigames you can complete with other players which includes smashing up pinatas.
Speaking of smashing, you’ll also pick up 10GS for running through 500 cacti during the game’s Wet Season — something that seemed inevitable given how much the team at Playground Games talked about the plants in previous streams.
Other goals will look more than a little familiar to series veterans, including driving down every road in Mexico, winning the Goliath race event, and collecting all 250 bonus boards.
Without further ado, the full list of achievements is as follows:
- Welcome to México – Arrive at Horizon Festival México (10)
- Race into Action – Complete any Horizon Race Event (10)
- Adaptable – Complete the On a Wing and a Prayer Showcase Event (10)
- Icebreaker – Participate in a Horizon Arcade Event (10)
- Mi Casa – Unlock the first Player House (10)
- First Love – Purchase your first car from the Autoshow (10)
- AWDyssey – Build the Horizon Wilds Outpost (10)
- Ask Any Racer, Any Real Racer – Build the Horizon Street Scene Outpost (10)
- Far from the Mudding Crowd – Build the Horizon Apex Outpost (10)
- There’s Always Money in the Baja Stand – Build the Horizon Baja Outpost (10)
- Adrenaline Rush – Build the Horizon Rush Outpost (10)
- How to Race Friends and Influence People – Earn 3 stars in the ‘Tristan’ Chapter of the ‘Born Fast’ Horizon Story (10)
- Tourist Attraction – Complete your first Horizon Tour Race Event (10)
- Show Me Your Moves! – Play any EventLab Event created by another player (10)
- Good Carma – Give another player some Kudos to show your appreciation (10)
- Album Cover – Take a photo of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG ONE for Horizon Promo (10)
- A Forza Edition to my Collection – Earn a Forza Edition car from a Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin (10)
- Manufacturer Affinity – Earn a Manufacturer Bonus (10)
- An Item Of Extreme Value – Discover and photograph the Golden Tlaloc Totem (10)
- Gotta Smash ‘Em All – Complete 5 Seasonal Smashable Challenges (10)
- Cactus Makes Perfect – Smash 500 cacti during Mexico’s Wet Season (10)
- A Royal Affair – At sunrise, take a photo of your car with some monarch butterflies at Hotel Mirador Balderrama (10)
- Dust in the Lens – Take a photo featuring the Gran Telescopio and a dust storm (10)
- Stunning Photography – Take a photo during a tropical storm (10)
- A Heart of Gold – Send another player a Gift Drop (10)
- You’re the Champion – Win any Event in Horizon Open (10)
- New Tune – Find a place to install the Horizon Pulse Radio Beacon (10)
- This Is The Way – Start a new chapter of the Horizon Adventure (20)
- Putting on a Show – Win every Showcase Event (20)
- Cover to Cover – Earn 3 stars on all chapters in a single Horizon Story (20)
- Jackpot – Fully complete a run of Super7 (20)
- Unlimited Prowess! – Complete Round Three in all 5 Themes of Horizon Arcade (20)
- Ride and Seek – Discover and drive every road in Mexico (20)
- Min, Meet Max – Complete all Events in a Festival Playlist Series (20)
- Better Than New – Restore 14 Barn Finds in Mexico (20)
- Water Performance – Earn 3 stars at the Puerta Petrea and La Marisma Trailblazers within 2 minutes (20)
- Ford of the Wings – Earn 3 Stars at the Eagle’s Perch Danger Sign in a Ford Supervan 3 (20)
- Long Gone – Win the Goliath Race Event (20)
- Treasure Hunter – Find all Treasure Chests in a Festival Playlist Series (20)
- Front Runner – Finish 5 Horizon Tour Race Events ahead of all Drivatars (20)
- Viva Horizon! – Unlock your first Horizon Finale Event (30)
- Fit to Print – Take 50 photos of Legendary cars for Horizon Promo (30)
- You Could Say I’m a Fan – Earn a Manufacturer Bonus for a collection of 25 or more cars (30)
- No Stone Unturned – Complete your first Expedition (30)
- Chicken Dinner – Win your first game of The Eliminator (30)
- Unbeatable Triumph – Win 6 different Race Events against Unbeatable Drivatars (30)
- Complete Collection – Find and smash all 250 Bonus Boards in Mexico (30)
- Mogul – Purchase all 7 Player Houses (30)
- I Have the High Ground – Win 3 Rivals Events in 3 different PI Classes while driving the same car (30)
- Hall of Famer – Reach the Horizon Hall of Fame (50)
- Seasoned Veteran – Complete a Festival Playlist activity in every season (50)
- Racing and Pacing and Plotting the Course – Win 80 different Race Events in Mexico (50)
- Living Legend – Earn 300 stars from PR Stunts in Mexico (50)