Forza Horizon 5 Season Change: For England

It’s the final week of Forza Horizon 5’s Series 13, with a new set of Playlist events in this a month-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of Forza Horizon.

Having visited the three previous titles, attention turns to Forza Horizon 4 for events this week, and the Horizon Festival UK.

It’s another nostalgic slew of events this week, with challenges and rewards calling back to the 2018 installment of the series. That means events and prizes will feature lots of British automotive icons.

The new Horizon Story, “Horizon Origins“, also provides a look back at the history of the series, with five chapters that each look at a different title all under the guidance of in-game DJ Scott Tyler. This is a permanent addition to the game, but has additional points for the Playlist this Series only.

It also comes with the special reward of the Dodge Viper GTS “Anniversary Edition”, which is a special model of the first game’s cover car. In addition there’s four new vehicles, each with a notable role from games past, in the Series as Playlist rewards. There’s a new Evolving World Accolade for collecting them all too.

You’ll also find another new addition in the shape of Midnight Battles. Although not technically part of the Playlist, it brings back the head-to-head street racing series seen in Forza Horizon 3 — and also sports new Accolades.

Series 13: Horizon 10-Year Anniversary Rewards

As it’s the final week of the Series, players should already have both of the rewards for overall Playlist completion. Neither is new to the game, so if you’ve already picked them up it’s no loss to miss out, but it’s another chance to acquire them outside of expensive Auction House listings.

First on the list is the Wuling Sunshine, for 80 points across the season. It’s a Chinese-market people carrier — which should technically make it a Hongguang S, as the domestic model Sunshine has sliding rear doors — and one of the first ever Chinese cars in a Forza game of any kind when it was a Series 4 Playlist reward.

That 110hp, Suzuki-derived 1.5-liter engine won’t break any speed records (or limits), but the magic of Horizon means it can be turned into a 1000hp+ weapon with little hassle.

The 160-point car, McLaren’s 650S Spider, was also previously a reward for Series 6, so it’s another chance to collect it if you missed it six months back.

Essentially a development of the MP4-12C, which was the first ever car made by McLaren Automotive after its creation — the F1 was actually made by a different company under the McLaren brand — the 650S sports a considerable number of improvements.

It’s still based on the same carbon-fiber “MonoCell” tub, albeit a second-generation item, that you’d find in the “Sports Series” cars, and uses the twin-turbo McLaren V8 — in a 641hp, 3.8-liter form, making it good for 0-60mph close to three seconds and over 200mph on the top end.

This Spider model adds an electric folding hard top, which does add a good chunk of weight — around 200lb — but performance is almost unchanged from the coupe model somehow.

Series 13 Spring/Hot Season Rewards

The Playlist rewards go British this week, with the last new car of the Series and a returning rare vehicle you can’t buy in the Autoshow.

For 20 points you’ll be able to pick up the Aston Martin One-77. This highly exclusive car, with only 77 produced officially, isn’t directly related to anything else in the Aston Martin range, with a carbon fiber tub made by Canada’s Multimatic, a hand-made aluminum body, and a model-specific 7.3-liter, 750hp V12.

At the time this was the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the world (excluding the TVR Cerbera Speed 12, for too many reasons to count), and it helped the $2m supercar hit 220mph.

You won’t be going quite so fast in the other prize car this week, which is the smallest car ever to hit full production.

The tiny Peel P50 “sports” a 49cc, 4hp engine driving the single rear wheel — yes, it’s a three-wheeler — and a fiberglass body. That makes for some unusual handling traits, to say the least.

It was previously available only in the Forzathon Shop during Series 6, and as a special Christmas gift during Series 3, so worth picking up to avoid expensive Auction House listings.

Spring and Series 13 will last until 1430UTC on Thursday November 10, with the first, Summer season of the new “Donut Media” themed Series 14 replacing it.

Series 13 Spring Playlist: Forzathon Events

With Forza Horizon 4 the theme this week it should come as no surprise that the Weekly Challenge is all about the McLaren Senna, which graced the game’s cover. Given other events this week we’d leave it until Friday, but pick one up — and again, it’s a prize for the current Collectibles event — and drive it to get Welcome to the UK started.

Next up you’ll need to complete five Ultimate Speed skills in the car; for this you’ll need to hit at least 205mph, and maintaining it will see the skills pour in. After that, earn 12 stars at any PR Stunts in the car, and Speed Traps and Speed Zones are your best bet.

Finally win a Road Racing Series event in the car to complete the challenge and earn five points and 80FP — doubled to 160FP if you own the La Casa Solariega player house.

Weekly Challenge: Welcome to the UK

  • Car: McLaren Senna 2018
    • Chapter 1: Own and drive the McLaren Senna
    • Chapter 2: Earn five Ultimate Speed Skills in the McLaren Senna
    • Chapter 3: Win 12 stars at PR Stunts in the McLaren Senna
    • Chapter 4: Win a Road Racing event in the McLaren Senna
  • Reward: 5 points, 80FP

The final seven Daily Challenges pop up at 1430UTC each day, with seven days to complete each at one point and 10FP per challenge.

First up is the familiar Party Like It’s 2018. Just visit the new Horizon 4 Festival site in Tierra Prospera — located due south of the stadium, in the middle of the Los Campos Drift Zone. This will pop up naturally, through other events (the Collectibles challenge particularly) so no special effort is needed.

Celebrate the weekly weather change in Tis The Season, by driving five miles in the McLaren Senna. You can combine this with the Weekly Challenge above.

For Blockbuster you’ll need to complete any Challenge Card in any Hoonigan car. You can either deal with the randomness of Super7 and hope a Hoonigan comes up, or find a card using the brand through the search in Creative Hub/Super7.

Go Trailblazing on Sunday by earning three stars at Trailblazers. Given that there’s two on the Season Events this week, you can be efficient by combining the two.

British Racing Green starts the next working week. Just win a Road Racing event in any Aston Marting to complete.

You’ll be recalling the LEGO Master Builders next. Head into the Creative Hub and play any EventLab challenge to earn the point.

The final daily of the entire Series is Can’t Catch Me. Pick up any five Speed Skills during rounds of The Eliminator to complete — which requires online multiplayer access — which you can easily do by ignoring everything and running up the main highway at speed. There’s also an Eliminator challenge this week too, just for good measure.

Daily Challenges

  • November 3 – Party Like It’s 2018: Visit the Horizon 4 Festival Site in Tierra Prospera
  • November 4 – Tis the Season: Drive five miles in the McLaren Senna
  • November 5 – Blockbuster: Complete any Challenge Card in any Hoonigan
  • November 6 – Trailblazing: Earn three stars at Trailblazers
  • November 7 – British Racing Green: Win a Road Racing event in any Aston Martin
  • November 8 – Master Builders: Play any EventLab from the Creative Hub
  • November 9 – Can’t Catch Me: Earn five Speed Skills in The Eliminator

Series 13 Spring Playlist: Season Events

The mix of events this week is a little unusual, but reflects the additional variety of events added across FH4’s lifetime. There’s just two Seasonal Championships this week, along with three PR Stunts and an EventLab too.

Unlike previous weeks there’s two different types of PR Stunts, with a Drift Zone joining the two Trailblazers — first seen in FH4 expansion Fortune Island. Each awards two points and a Super Wheelspin as usual.

The Drift Zone requires you to slide an S1 Class (801-900PI) TVR about the Reservoir zone in Cordillera. Pick up 120,000pt — only just equal to two stars — to earn the rewards.

Both Trailblazers are temporary locations we’ve seen in previous series. Over The Dune uses any A Class (701-800PI) Jaguar, with start gates north of the volcano and heading west with an easy target time of 8s. Desert Descent is a challenge run down the south slopes of the volcano and the dry riverbed, with a 12s target for your A Class (701-800PI) Range Rover. Watch out for the tricky finish though.

The Seasonal Championships unsurprisingly use British cars too. Each is a standard three-race series against Highly Skilled AI and worth five points to your season total, and you’ll need to top the points table across the three races (starting from 8th each time) to take the win and the bonus prize.

Mini Mayhem is a Dirt Racing series event for B Class (601-700PI) cars from the MINI brand, so one of the AWD cars is recommended. There’s an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera available as a prize.

Well-Seasoned takes you onto the Street Racing circuit — good for racking up the race wins for Midnight Battles — with an A Class (701-800PI) car from the UK eligible. You’ll win the FH4 title track A Moment Apart by Odesza for the Horizon Mixtape channel for the overall victory.

That just leaves the EventLab race, which features the first appearance of Hot Wheels track pieces in an EventLab Playlist event. Dinofire Speedway Hot Wheels consists of a giant course made of orange track in the skies above the volcano, for S1 Class (801-900PI) cars of any type. Survive the lap to win three points and a “Rawr” Emote.

Drift Zone: Reservoir

  • Car: S1 Class, TVR
  • Location: Cordillera, Reservoir Drift Zone
  • Challenge: 120,000pt
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Trailblazer: Desert Descent

  • Car: A Class, Land Rover
  • Location: Gran Caldera, Desert Descent Trailblazer
  • Challenge: 12s
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Trailblazer: Over the Dune

  • Car: A Class, Jaguar
  • Location: Gran Caldera, Over the Dune Trailblazer
  • Challenge: 8s
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

EventLab: Dinofire Speedway Hot Wheels

  • Car: S1 Class
  • Location: Gran Caldera, Montana Trail
  • Challenge: Complete the race
  • Reward: 3 points, Rawr Emote

Seasonal Championship: Mini Mayhem

  • Car: B Class, Mini
  • Location: Teotihuacan, Teotihuacan Scramble
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Seasonal Championship: Well-Seasoned

  • Car: A Class, UK
  • Location: Atlantes de Tula, Granjas de Tapalpa
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Odesza – A Moment Apart Song

If the EventLab tempts you to pick up the Hot Wheels DLC, there’s seven additional points available from the biomes in the sky. They’re not required for 100% completion of the Playlist, but give DLC owners a chance to earn points they might not be able to pick up elsewhere.

The Water’s Edge Drift Zone, in Forest Falls, features as the PR Stunt. You’ll need any S2 Class (901-998PI) car for the event, with a three-star-equalling 130,000pt target. There’s two points and another Super Wheelspin for completion.

It’s a Hot Wheels-Athon in the Seasonal Championship. This three-race Road Racing series against Highly Skilled AI is for any S1 Class (801-900PI) cars from the UK, with five points and a 1973 Range Rover available for victory.

Hot Wheels Drift Zone: Water’s Edge

  • Car: S2 Class
  • Location: Hot Wheels Park Forest Falls, Water’s Edge Drift Zone
  • Challenge: 130,000pt
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship: Hot Wheels-Athon

  • Car: S1 Class, UK
  • Location: Hot Wheels Park Giant’s Canyon, Canyon Racer Speed Sprint
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Range Rover ’73

There’s two multiplayer events this week and you’ll need Xbox Live Gold or to play on a PC to access them, as usual.

Seasonal Playground Games is back, in its one-game format. This week that’s Survival, a game mode that consists of two rounds: Infected and Survivors.

The Infected team (green) must tag the Survivor team (purple) to infect them. Afflicted Survivors (orange) can tag uninfected Survivors to be cured. The goal is to either infect all the survivors or to survive to the end of the round, with teams switching over in the interval.

Complete a best-of-three sets of the game — winning isn’t necessary — to earn three points and the Range Rover Velar you’ll need for The Trial.

That’s the other multiplayer event this week, again using the Stock Showdown format. You’ll need that stock Velar (638PI) for the best-of-three race series against Unbeatable AI.

Up to six humans will race the six AI Drivatars, and each driver on each team earns 100 points for every opponent they beat. As you don’t gain anything from beating your own team-mates (aside from the overall win, which is worth a 50pt bonus), working together to deny the AI from earning points while allowing your team mates to score, is the best bet.

It’s a Dirt Racing series this week, with the loose surface probably leading to some very wild driving from team-mates, tempered by the low-speed cars. Take the team victory to earn ten points and a McLaren P1.

Seasonal Playground Games: Survival

  • Car: B Class, Offroad
  • Location: Ek’Balam
  • Challenge: Complete the event
  • Reward: 3 points, Land Rover Range Rover Velar

The Trial: Stock Showdown Land Rover Velar

  • Car: Land Rover Range Rover Velar (no upgrades)
  • Location: Tierra Prospera, Tapalpa Trail
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 10 points, McLaren P1

Series 13 Spring Playlist: Challenges

There’s a huge list of Challenges this week, but you will need multiplayer access — Xbox Live Gold, or playing on a PC — to complete them all.

That’s needed for Horizon Open and The Eliminator. This week’s Horizon Open, Muddy the Waters, just requires you to complete a Dirt Racing custom event (you may get lucky and enter ahead of the last round; this still counts) for the two points and some Snow Crew Socks for your avatar.

The Eliminator is its usual format, requiring only that you place 30th or better. That’s often a case of just surviving a couple of minutes as other players drop out, lose challenges or get eaten by the forbidden zone. It’s worth two points and a Karaoke Emote.

There’s a familiar-looking Photo Challenge, called #HorizonAnniversary for the fourth successive week. You can probably guess that you’ll need to head to the new festival site and photograph the Weekly Challenge as before, so grab the McLaren Senna (available in the Collectibles challenge) and snap it at the Horizon 4 Festival Site in Tierra Prospera. You’ll earn two points and a UK Cover Car horn.

Again, the Collectibles challenge requires some board-smashing. Find and hit ten of the purple and white boards around the Horizon 4 Festival Site to complete the Alex Delivery! challenge and earn two points and the Senna as a reward.

Finally there’s a first Treasure Hunt of the Series. The clue for Fame and Fortune is “The Airfield Speed Zone is said to be silly, especially when driven in a Jeep named Willy”, and rather obviously suggests you need to complete the Airfield Speed Zone, in La Selva in the Willys Jeep.

One star is enough, so keep your average up above 100mph — which will need some tuning — to earn the hint. That’s a red circle on your map showing roughly where the Treasure Chest is, which is basically at the end of the airport runway. Find and smash it to win three points and 250,000cr.

Photo Challenge: #HorizonAnniversary

  • Cars: McLaren Senna
  • Location: Horizon 4 Festival Site, Tierra Prospera
  • Challenge: Photograph the McLaren Senna at the Horizon 4 Festival Site in Tierra Prospera
  • Reward: 2 points, UK Cover Car Horn

Collectibles: Alex Delivery!

  • Cars: Any
  • Location: Any
  • Challenge: Smash 10 Horizon UK Bonus Boards
  • Reward: 3 points, McLaren Senna

Treasure Hunt: Fame and Fortune

  • Cars: Willys Jeep
  • Location: La Selva, Airfield Speed Zone
  • Challenge: Score one star (100mph) at the Airfield Speed Zone in a Willy Jeep, find and smash the Treasure Chest
  • Reward: 3 points, 250,000cr

Horizon Open: Muddy the Waters

  • Cars: Any
  • Location: Horizon Open Dirt Racing
  • Challenge: Complete a Horizon Open Dirt Racing Custom Event
  • Reward: 2 points, Snow Crew Socks

The Eliminator: Battle Royale

  • Cars: Any (provided)
  • Location: Valle de las Ranas, The Eliminator
  • Challenge: Finish 30th or better in The Eliminator
  • Reward: 2 points, Karaoke Emote

It’s the last week for the three month-long challenges, with the Series 13 Horizon Story alongside the two regular Rivals events.

Horizon Origins takes you through the history of the Horizon game series across five chapters, each covering one of the five titles in the series. Complete all five, earning three stars in each, to earn the 12 points. These are added evenly across the four seasons, three per season, along with a Dodge Viper GTS Anniversary Edition car as a reward. Smashable signs in the final four chapters also have special Accolades if you find them.

Forza EV and Monthly Rivals occupy their regular slots. In each case you need to post clean lap times at the circuits using the cars provided to you (access these directly through the playlist menu); speed doesn’t matter but cleanliness does, so don’t drive into solid things.

That’s not easy in either case though. Forza EV puts you in the understeery Jaguar I-PACE, at the tight Arch of Mulege Circuit in Mulege, while the rapid Anniversary Viper is your steed at Lookout Circuit for Monthly. Each event gifts one point per season for completion.

Horizon Story: Horizon Origins

  • Cars: Provided
  • Location: Valle de las Ranas, Horizon Origins Story
  • Challenge: Earn 15 Stars in the Horizon Story
  • Reward: 12 points (3 added to each season), Dodge Viper GTS Anniversary Edition

Forza EV: Arch of Mulege Circuit

  • Cars: Jaguar I-PACE (provided)
  • Location: Mulege, Arch of Mulege Circuit
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Lap
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Monthly Rivals: Lookout Circuit

  • Cars: Dodge Viper GTS Anniversary Edition (Provided)
  • Location: Horizon Rush Outpost, Lookout Circuit
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Lap
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Series 13 Spring Forzathon Shop

There’s five more items available in the Forzathon Shop this week, with two more vehicles and three additional customization items.

At the front is the fastest British car ever made, the McLaren Speedtail. Built in part as an homage to its famous ancestor, the McLaren F1, the Speedtail is a 250mph “hyper GT”.

Like other McLarens, the Speedtail uses a special carbon-fiber tub and a version of the Ricardo-designed McLaren V8 twin turbo. It’s the four-liter version from the Senna, but backed up with 300hp of electric motors to produce over 1,000hp.

The three-seat — a 1+2, just like the F1 — Speedtail is packed with technology that includes electrochromatic glass and flexible carbon fiber wings which pop out of the smooth rear clamshell when required.

It’s available in the Autoshow for 2.25 million credits, but 700FP is a tempting price in the Shop this week.

For 350FP you can pick up the RJ Anderson Polaris Pro 2 truck. This 850hp trophy truck is an extreme off-road specialist, although at a regular Autoshow price of 500,000cr you might be better off spending the cash.

Store items this week are the Horizon UK Tee, Horizon Mexico Theme Horn, and the Air Guitar Emote at 75FP each. The Wheelspin (60FP) and Super Wheelspin (150FP) remain in their usual spots.

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