EventLab was first introduced into the Forza Horizon franchise with the launch of the fifth instalment back in 2021 – but now it’s been thoroughly updated with version 2.0
The free updated lands 12th September 2023 alongside the aptly titled Horizon Creatives Festival Playlist, which will include several new cars but also a greater number of challenges created with EventLab than usual. Here are the main changes:
You’ll now be able to grab and move several items at once, particularly useful with small items such as a group of trackside flags or rocks. Once selected, you can move, rotate and duplicate the furniture.
Groups of probs can be shared to create a prefab, which in turn can be shared online – no, no more individual rock placements, you can place a group, or prefab, of six in one lump at one time.
Yes, the posters or icons for your shared EventLab 2.0 creation can be unique, but using the in-game camera tool.
This will allow players to potentially preview a challenge, or at least get a sense of its contents, before jumping in.
A ‘huge number’ of new items are now available as part of the mix, including items to make fuelling stations. Some of the latest additions include coffee cups, cones, cubes, cylinders, pyramids, spheres and wedges plus different surface types like snow, ice, grass, tarmac and dirt.
Snapping and favourites
If you’re placing a commonly used larger piece, such as a fence or wall, and you’re attaching it to another of the same item, Forza Horizon 5 will ‘snap’ this piece into place. This sits alongside a new favourites menu to quickly access your most-used items.
In addition, you can now browse over 15 events at a time in the browser, checkpoint styles now have some varied options such as a red flare and the time of day can now be changed during the creation process unlike previously.
This is a blank canvas that’s 2km2 and surrounded by water. At first glance, it reminds us of something from BeamNG.drive and is certainly bigger than the area provided by the erstwhile DIRT 5 in which to get creative.
It features the highest prop budget available so far, so expect the Forza Horizon 5 community to go crazy with the options.