Forza Horizon 5 Season Change: Modern World

The new Autumn Storm season is officially underway in Forza Horizon 5, with a new set of events and challenges for players available over the next week/.

“Modern Horizons” centers on the here and now, with some of the hottest modern metal to be released. That includes some combustion powered favorites, as well as brand new electric disruptors.

Five new cars are available to collect, worth 20 Playlist points in each season, along with 80 points for the whole Playlist to grab the fifth car.

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Series 35: Modern Horizons

There is no denying that the world is transitioning to an electric future, and Korea has been at the forefront of making eye-catching EVs. Score 80 points over the whole playlist and you’ll be rewarded with the 2023 Kia EV6 GT.

This striking family SUV is one of the EVs of the moment, with the falgship GT model turning things up to eleven. Its 77kWh battery and dual-motors put out 577hp, making it the fastest accelerating Kia ever made. It’ll even out-drag a Porsche Taycan 4S in the quarter mile.

Something more extreme is the RAESR Tachyon Speed. This unknown machine from California is named after a theoretical faster-than-light particle. It packs an astonishing six electric motors for a combined 1,250hp, wrapped up in a body that looks like a cross between a fighter jet and the Batmobile.

Series 35 Autumn/Storm Season Rewards

Petrol and electric are on offer in this week’s rewards, with both showing very different appeals towards enthusiasts.

Kicking things off is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. This is one of the most talked about electric cars in years, and is the first production EV to come from the upstart N Division.

It shares its platform with the Kia EV6, but the motors are cranked up to produce 641hp. If you’re feeling playful, you can switch to a rear-wheel-drive drift mode and pull some electrifying skids.

If you really need a combustion engine, then you can pick up the 2023 Nissan Z for 40 points.

The new Z drops the numbering convention of its predecessors, and aims to recapture the spirit of the old Fairlady Zs. The new Z sits on an evolution of the previous 370Z platform, but drops the 3.7 liter V6 for a new twin turbocharged 3.0 liter unit making 400hp.

Autumn will be available until 1430UTC on Thursday July 4, with the rest of Series 35 continuing until July 19.

Series 35 Autumn Playlist: Forzathon Events

One of the most quintessentally modern and controversial cars of the moment is the 2020 Toyota GR Supra. Own and drive this joint Toyota/BMW project to begin the Weekly Challenge of Moving Forward.

The challenges are quite simple this week, though getting six stars in Speed Traps and winning a Drag Race event will need you to flex your tuning muscle a bit, before finally driving the Supra for five miles (8km).

Complete all the challenges and you’ll get five Playlist points and 80 Forzathon Points.

Forzathon Weekly Challenge: Moving Forward

  • Car: Toyota GR Supra ’20
    • Chapter 1: Own and drive the GR Supra ’20
    • Chapter 2: Earn six stars at Speed Traps in the GR Supra ’20
    • Chapter 3: Win a Drag Race Event in the GR Supra ’20
    • Chapter 4: Drive five miles (8km) in the GR Supra ’20
  • Reward: 5 points, 80FP

The Daily Challenges will each unlock one new challenge every day at 1430UTC. You’ll have seven days to complete them all, each earning one Playlist point.

You can get a quick start with Luck of the Draw by redeeming either a regular or a Super Wheelspin.

Bounce around in a Mini to earn three Kangaroo Skills for Little Jumps.

Show that there can be Acura for Boredom by winning any Road Race in the 2017 Acura NSX.

Demonstrate that you’re a Big Spender by splashing out 25,000 credits on car upgrades.

Capture the best side of any car from the 2020s, but No Flash Photography, Please!.

Show off your best Jaws impression in the new avatar Shark outfit for To Bite or not to Bite?.

Last but not least, you can Have Your Cake and Eat It by doing any Eventlab race from the Creative Hub.

Daily Challenges

  • June 27 – Luck of the Draw: Redeem a Wheelspin or Super Wheelspin
  • June 28 – Little Jumps: Earn 3 Kangaroo Skills in any Mini
  • June 29 – Acura for Boredom: Win any Road Race event in the 2017 Acura NSX
  • June 30 – Big Spender: Spend 25,000 Cr. on car upgrades
  • July 1 – No Flash Photography, Please!: Take a photo of any 2020s car
  • July 2 – To Bite or not to Bite?: Wear the Shark Outfit
  • July 3 – Have Your Cake and Eat it: Play any Eventlab Event from the Creative Hub

Series 35 Autumn Playlist: Season Events

It’s a busy Playlist this week with seven events, covering three seasonal championships, two PR stunts, and two Eventlabs.

You’ll have a free choice of car to pick for the PR Stunts as Anything Goes, with a maximum of S2 Class (901-998PI). You’ll need to finesse your techniques to grab the two points and Super Wheelspin in each one.

The Orilla Del Rio Speed Zone is on Dirt with a target of 120mph, so you’ll need a fast rally tuned car to keep that speed up. The Arbolada Drift Zone is fairly lengthy with a high target of 150,000 points, which means long drawn-out drifts will be required.

Eventlab has two events across two different classes. B Class (601-700PI) Retro Sports Cars go against the modern grain in Laderas Core, while Japanese A Class cars (701-800PI) take on the Mexico Island Raceway Club on Eventlab Island. Both events will bag you 3 Playlist Points each.

This latter event is a technical little course that requires patience and traction through the tight hairpin bends. Get to the front of the pack and you’ll win a Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 for your effort. Laderas Core is a narrow but flowing urban circuit with high walls in a night setting. Master the confined space and you’ll get a Shark Outfit for your avatar.

The three Seasonal Championships will require beating “Highly Skilled” Drivatar AIs in each three-race series, covering road racing, street racing and cross country. Each one will give you five Playlist Points as well as a bonus reward for winning.

Dodging Demons and Dirt requires an S1 Class (801-900PI) Rally Monster, with a Dodge Challenger Demon as the reward, and a Modern Supercar in the same class for Delta With It, which rewards a Lancia Delta Integrale. A Class (701-800PI) Super Hot Hatches are needed for Keeping Things Civil, with a 2018 Honda Civic Type R as the prize.

Drift Zone: Arbolada

  • Car: S2 Class, Anything Goes
  • Location: Gran Puente
  • Challenge: 150,000 Points
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Speed Zone: Orilla Del Rio

  • Car: S2 Class, Anything Goes
  • Location: Gran Puente
  • Challenge: 120mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

EventLab: Laderas Core

  • Car: B Class, Retro Sports Cars
  • Location: San Juan
  • Challenge: Win the Race
  • Reward: 3 points, Shark Outfit

EventLab: Mexico Island Raceway Club

  • Car: A Class, Japan
  • Location: EventLab Island
  • Challenge: Win the Race
  • Reward: 3 points, Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5

Seasonal Championship: Dodging Demons and Dirt

  • Car: S1 Class, Rally Monsters
  • Location: Baja Cross Country Circuit
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Seasonal Championship: Keeping Things Civil

  • Car: A Class, Super Hot Hatches
  • Location: El Lago Blanco
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Honda Civic Type R ’18

Seasonal Championship: Delta With It

  • Car: S1 Class, Modern Supercars
  • Location: Estadio Circuit Road
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Lancia Delta Integrale

There’s two Multiplayer Events is week, requiring either an Xbox Core subscription or a PC — where it’s free — to compete in. First up is the Trial, where you’ll need an A Class (701-800PI) Honda.

You and five other human players will race against a Drivatar AI team set to “Unbeatable” difficulty in a best-of-three series. Outscoring the other team is needed to win this, with 100 points for overtaking each AI opponent, with an additional 50 points for being in first place.

The most difficult part will be to work together with the other human players without crashing into each other. One of the best tactics is to try to slow down groups of AI drivers to allow your teammates to pass rather than sprinting off by yourself.

These battlegrounds will be on dirt so you’ll need a well tuned car to handle the trails. Wrap things up within tow races and you’ll bag ten Playlist Points and a Ferrari 812 Superfast.

The Playground Games are at the ancient temple of Ek’ Balam. There’s no need to go all out to win the games as participating will be enough to complete the playlist objective. Get through the three games to earn three points and the Pop’n’Lock emote.

The Trial: Honda-ful Driving!

  • Car: A Class, Honda
  • Location: Horizon Baja Scramble
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 10 points, Ferrari 812 Superfast

Playground Games: Locking In

  • Car: S2 Class, Anything Goes
  • Location: Ek’ Balam
  • Challenge: Complete the Championship
  • Reward: 3 points, Pop’n’Lock emote

Series 35 Autumn Playlist: Challenges

Another three challenges await for Autumn, with a special collectible event alongside the Photo Challenge and a Horizon Open event.

Horizon Open does require an Xbox Core subscription, and you’ll need to earn a total of five Clean Racing Skills in any of the events to tick it off the list. There’s also two points for the Playlist and a Painter Hoodie for your avatar up for grabs too.

Mascot of the Future is the Collectibles event, which takes you all the way up to Gran Telescopio. When you get there, you’ll need to smash 10 Robots to earn three points and a “The Robot” emote. The distant relatives of R2-D2 should be easier to spot at night with their glowing face screen.

The Autumn Photo Challenge is all about #SettingRecords. You’ll need to travel to Guanajuato and snap a picture of one of the fastest cars in the world to bag two points and the radio song Nocturne by Keeno.

Collectibles: Mascot of the Future

  • Cars: Any
  • Location: Gran Telescopio
  • Challenge: Smash ten Robots around Gran Telescopio
  • Reward: 3 points, The Robot emote

Horizon Open: Cleaning Up

  • Cars: Any
  • Location: Horizon Open Racing
  • Challenge: Earn five Clean Racing Skills in any Horizon Open Racing event
  • Reward: 2 points, Painter Hoodie

Photo Challenge: #SettingRecords

  • Cars: Horizon Special: World’s Fastest
  • Location: Guanajuato
  • Challenge: Photograph any Horizon Special: World’s Fastest car in Guanajuato
  • Reward: 2 points, Keeno – Nocturne

Series 35 Autumn Playlist: Monthly Events

If you haven’t done them already, the Monthly Events are still available throughout the entirety of Series 35. You can complete them at any time, with one point available for each event in each season, giving a total of 8 points throughout the playlist.

Unlike the main Rivals events, the only requirement is that you perform a clean run. That means hitting every checkpoint, no hitting solid objects and not touching the Rewind button. This is imperative when it comes to the sprint event as you’ll need to restart from the beginning if you do make a mistake.

You’ll be in the Universal Studios Jeep Wrangler Jurassic Park for the regular monthly event at San Juan Scramble. Although its a DLC car, it is provided as a free rental. Forza EV will see you wrestle the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N in Linea Costera Sprint.

Forza EV: Linea Costera Sprint

  • Cars: Hyundai Ioniq 5 (provided)
  • Location: Costa Rocosa
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Time
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Monthly Rivals: San Juan Scramble

  • Cars: Universal Studios Jeep Wrangler Jurassic Park (provided)
  • Location: San Juan
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Lap
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Series 35 Autumn Bonus DLC Events

You can grab some extra points in the two DLC expansions for a total of seven points each. Although they are not required for completing the season, they are a bonus for those who own the packs. Each one comprises a PR Stunt worth two points and a Championship worth five points. The PR Stunts use one class in both events, while you’ll need to diversify your car choices in the championships.

Hot Wheels requires any car that can run up to S2 Class (901-998PI) to jump 600m from the Ice Crash Danger Sign. The Picking Your Favorite championship is for S1 Class cars (801-900PI) from the Forza Favorites sub-category. Complete both events and you’ll get a Super Wheelspin and a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Any S2 Class car (901-998PI) and a B Class Subaru (601-700PI) are needed for the events in Sierra Nueva. Keep your foot down to hit 160mph at the Orogrande Rush Speed Trap and cruise to victory in the Turbo Reservations championship to walk away with a Super Wheelspin and a 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Hot Wheels Danger Sign: Ice Crash

  • Car: S2 Class, Anything Goes
  • Location: Hot Wheels Ice Cauldron
  • Challenge: 600m
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship: Picking Your Favorite

  • Car: S1 Class, Forza Favorites
  • Location: Hot Wheels Horizon Nexus
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Rally Adventure Speed Trap: Orogrande Rush

  • Car: S2 Class, Anything Goes
  • Location: Sierra Nueva Sandera Industrias Sur
  • Challenge: 160mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Rally Adventure Seasonal Championship: Turbo Reservations

  • Car: B Class, Subaru
  • Location: Sierra Nueva La Presa
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Porsche 911 Turbo ’14

Series 35 Autumn Forzathon Shop

The Forzathon Shop sees one the most advanced hypercars ever made joined by one of the biggest trucks.

For 200FP, you can grab the six-wheeled Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6, a heavily modified pickup that will conquer any terrain and has over 600hp to counter its weight equivalent of a small mountain.

On the other end of the scale is the Mercedes-AMG One. This hypercar is the main cover star of FH5 and is one of the most technogically complicated cars ever made. That’s down to the powertrain which is lifted directly from the Mercedes Formula One car, which includes a 1.6 liter turbocharged V6 and two motor generator units (kinetic and heat).

You’ll need to cough up a hefty 750FP for the AMG, especially if you choose to step into battle against the Aston Valkyire.

Other items available include the Nature car horn, What’s Inside emote and the White Trailblazer Finish T-Shirt. There’s also a Horizon Wheelspin and Super Wheelspin for 60FP and 150FP respectively.

Series 35 Autumn Forzathon Shop

  • Mercedes-AMG One ’21 – 750FP
  • Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 ’19 – 200FP
  • White Trailblazer Finish Tee – 75FP
  • Nature Car Horn – 75FP
  • What’s Inside Emote – 75FP
  • Wheelspin – 60FP
  • Super Wheelspin – 150FP

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