Forza Horizon 5 is now up to its 20th Festival Playlist!
High Performance is the title of the upcoming festival, set to start on 27th April 2023, and it is set to add four new cars into the fold as well as a new permanent racing course.
It’s an oval track. I’m wildly excited, personally.
During the Forza Monthly livestream on 21st April, the Playground Games team unveiled the new festival as well as the new content. Here’s what to expect next week!
NEW CARS COMING TO FORZA HORIZON 5
There are four new cars coming to Forza Horizon 5 this time around. Each will be available to unlock by only collecting 20 PTS in each respective season, as it was in the 19th Festival Playlist.
- Lamborghini Huracán STO (20 PTS in Week 1 – Summer)
- Porsche 935 (20 PTS in Week 2 – Autumn)
- 2021 Audi RS 6 (20 PTS in Week 3 – Winter)
- Porsche Mission R (20 PTS in Week 4 – Spring)
The Mission R is an all-electric prototype racing car, seen in both Rennsport and iRacing to date. The 935 takes the 911 GT2 RS, strips out the interior and fits retro bodywork – aka, a beast.
Meanwhile, the STO is the most extreme version of the Huracán, with rear-wheel drive and a racing-inspiring aerodynamic kit. Finally, the RS 6 is an insane, 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo estate car, or wagon, that can do 0-60mph in a staggering 3.4 seconds.
OVAL STADIUM RACE TRACK ADDED
This upcoming month, the Horizon Stadium will be overhauled with a full-fledged oval racing track to run around on. While this will be just a temporary fixture in free road during the High Performance festival, the track will become a permanent fixture as a venue to race at starting next week.
FORZA HORIZON 5, HIGH PERFORMANCE, SERIES REWARDS
There are a ton of fast cars to unlock by participating in May’s festival! Two of the most ‘legendary’ ones that have been in the game for some time are up for grabs for the overall series rewards this time around.
By collecting 80 PTS, the ‘hard to find’ and ‘legendary’ Ferrari 599XX is unlocked. Considering that 70 PTS are up for grabs in every season, this should be a given to get if you just go for the season rewards amounts each week.
As for the overall prize, after collected 160 PTS, the McLaren F1, another ‘hard to find – legendary’ car can be yours.
FORZA HORIZON 5, HIGH PERFORMANCE, SUMMER
The first of the new cars this festival is found in the Summer Wet Season, and it’s the Lamborghini Huracan STO, Horizon 5’s newest ‘exclusive’ and ‘legendary’ ride. This is unlocked at 20 PTS earned.
A returning ‘epic’ ride, the KTM X-Box GT4, which is ‘hard to find’ otherwise, is the overall week prize at 40 PTS earned.
Players will need the 2013 Ariel Atom V8 500 for the #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge, completing it will earn 5 PTS and 80 Forzathon Points.
In the Forzathon shop is the ‘legendary’ Lotus Elise GT1 for 600 Forzathon Points.
The Trial this week will yield a ‘rare’ 1999 Lancer GSR. There are two Eventlabs to do, the latter which gives up a Super Wheelspin, but the former which unlocks an ‘epic’ 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo.
Three PR Stunts will also yield chances for other prizes with three more Super Wheelspins. There are two Seasonal Championships that will provide two ‘rare’ prizes in the 2019 Porsche 911 and the 2012 BMW M5.
Summer will have a Treasure Hunt!
‘Charmed, I’m Sure’ will have a whopping 100 Forzathon Points to collect, plus three more regular PTS towards the weekly and seasonal rewards.
There’s also a #FASTALAVISTA Photo Challenge to complete which requires a 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast and a well-place photo at the Buenas Vistas Player House.
A Horizon Open reward is in play for completing, the ‘rare’ 2013 Dodge Viper.
For those with DLC, Rally Adventures and Hot Wheels events are out there, the ‘epic’ Lamborghini Huracan P available to unlock in the Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship.
FORZA HORIZON 5, HIGH PERFORMANCE, AUTUMN
Moving into the Autumn Storm Season, yet another new car in the #70 Porsche 935, an ‘exclusive’ and ‘legendary’ racing machine, is up for grabs after scoring 20 PTS during this week which starts on 4th May.
Autumn also has another ‘legendary’ prize at 40 PTS, this one being the ‘hard to find’ NIO EP9.
This week’s #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge requires the use of a 2015 Corvette Z06.
Completing that and earning the usual set of Forzathon Points could put you closer to owning the ‘legendary’ McLaren P1 which is on sale in the Forzathon Shop.
The Trial, which by the way, is just for those in the Horizon 5 Hall of Fame, will offer up a ‘rare’ TVR Griffith for completing.
In the first Eventlab, there’s an ‘epic’ car horn reward while the second offers up another Super Wheelspin.
As for the other season events, PR Stunts have the usual Super Wheelspin rewards. The three seasonal championships, however, have three ‘rare’ rewards in the 2013 BMW M6, the KTM X-Bow and the Porsche Panamera.
No Treasure Hunt, but the ‘legendary’ Toyota Race Suit can be unlocked by doing the #SUPRASONIC Photo Challenge, which obviously needs a Supra (the 2020 Toyota GR Supra, to be specific) and a shot that includes San Juan in the background.
There’s also a Collectibles challenge this week, Safety First, which requires smashing some helmet pinatas.
Again, there are PR Stunts and Seasonal Championships to do in the DLC packs, and again, the Hot Wheels expansion’s seasonal championship offers a ‘rare’ reward in the 2016 Ford Mustang.
FORZA HORIZON 5, HIGH PERFORMANCE, WINTER
In the Winter Dry Season, we get a ‘rare’ and ‘exclusive’ reward at 20 PTS in the 2021 Audi RS 6, another new vehicle to Forza Horizon 5. At 40 PTS, the ‘hard to find’ and ‘epic’ Noble M600 is unlocked.
For the #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge, players will need the 2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020 to complete the event.
This week, a ‘legendary’ Agera RS is in the Forzathon Shop, and it will cost 700 Forzathon Points.
Unfortunately, we don’t quite know the prizes that can be won for the Season Events. We know there will be The Trial, two Eventlabs, a Season Playground Games, three PR Stunts, two Seasonal Championships and a Horizon Tour, but that’s it.
Thankfully, we do know that there will be a Winter Treasure Hunt! Road Ready is the title and 100 Forzathon Points (and three regular PTS) are up for winning by finding that chest.
The #FASTFROMTHEPAST Photo Challenge is non-specific this week, just any retro supercar and the Temple of Quechula as the backdrop.
Horizon Open has a reward in competed in, and it’s just an Applause Car Horn (it’s ‘epic’ though!).
Like the other season events, we also don’t know the rewards for the DLC events. We will update the article when possible.
FORZA HORIZON 5, HIGH PERFORMANCE, SPRING
The final week is Spring, and what better time than the Hot Season than to bring out the absolute fire that is the Porsche Mission R, the final ‘exclusive’ and ‘legendary’ addition to the title for the month.
20 PTS will unlock the all-electric beast, and at 40 PTS, you can get the 2015 Jaguar XKR-S, a ‘hard to find’ and ‘epic’ prize.
To complete the Weekly Challenge for #FORZATHON this time, players will need a 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast, the same car needed for Summer’s Photo Challenge in this festival. That’s two birds and a single stone there, so don’t miss out.
If you’ve got the funds, and ‘legendary’ Rimac Concept 2 is the main feature in the Forzathon Storefront for the final week.
An ‘epic’ Ferrari 458 is the reward for winning The Trial in Spring. A ‘rare’ 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco is the reward for completing the second Eventlab (not the first, that’s a Super Wheelspin this time!).
The PR Stunts yield more Super Wheelspins, but the Seasonal Championships yield a couple of cars. One is just a common HSV Maloo from 2014, but the other is an ‘epic’ 1992 Honda NSX-R.
A final week gives us a final Treasure Hunt, Old is Gold, and it looks like you’ll need to probably go fast… and go for the gold… but I’ll let Oas figure that out next month.
The #LAMBONO5 Photo Challenge (which makes 4-for-4 on GREAT hashtags this month!) will need any Lamborghini at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas for a photo opportunity.
Oh, there is The Eliminator to do this week, and a ‘rare’ 2008 Dodge Viper can be unlocked here.
The final set of DLC season events offer up some more Super Wheelspins, and Hot Wheels players can get the ‘rare’ Mercedes-Benz C63 for doing the Seasonal Championship.
Just when you thought you’d completed all the accolades, here are 21 new ones.
|An Ellipse of the Heart||Visit the Oval Track at the Stadium in Freeroam||100|
|Rally-go-Round||Drive 1 mile around the Oval Track in any Modern Rally Car while in Freeroam||100|
|Cirque de Skill||Earn a total of 25,000 Skill Score in any American Car at the Oval Track in 1 minute while in Freeroam||100|
|Through a Circular Lens||Take a photo of your car at the Oval Track while in Freeroam||100|
|Whorl of a Time||Earn 3 One-Eighty Skills at the Oval Track while in Freeroam||100|
|Drop the Ball||Earn 5 Awesome Drift Skills or E-Drift Skills at the Oval Track in any Classic Muscle Car while in Freeroam||100||Clothing “Light Blue High Tops”|
|Spherely Stocked||Reach a speed of 100mph (160km/h) in the 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-H0 at the Oval Track in Freeroam||100|
|Stadium Snapshot||Take a photo of any Retro Muscle Car at the Oval Track while in Freeroam||100|
|Disc Drifting||Earn 3 Awesome Drift or E-Drift Skills at the Oval Track while in Freeroam||100||Forza LINK: “Preparing for Take-Off”|
|Spin the Wheel||Earn 4 Ultimate Burnout Skills in any Retro Rally Car while at the Oval Track in Freeroam||100|
|Friendly Circle||Complete a Race at the Oval Track Event||100||Horn “Tape Rewind”|
|All-Around Winner||Win a Race at the Oval Track Event||100|
|Centrifugal Force||Earn 10 Speed Skills in any Classic Muscle Car at the Oval Track Event||100|
|Polished off the Competition||Earn 5 Clean Racing Skills in the Oval Track Event||100|
|Rally Ring||Reach a Speed of 100mpj (160km/h) in any Modern Rally Car while in the Oval Track Event||100||Clothing “Leaf Pattern Leather Boots”|
|Pivot and Pace||Drive above 200mph (321 km/h) in any Porsche while in the Oval Track Event||100|
|Passing the Perimeter||Earn 5 Triple Pass Combos while in the Oval Track Event||100|
|Slingshotted Out of the Ring||Earn 3 Slingshot Skills while in the Oval Track Event||100|
|Perfectly Tuned Turn||Win a Race at the Oval Track Event while in a Super Hot Hatch upgraded to ‘S1’ Class||100|
|Cool, Collected, Concentric||Earn 3 Awesome Speed Skills while in the Oval Track Event||100|
|High Performance Collector||Own the 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant, 2020 Lamborghini Huracán STO, 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935, 2021 Porsche Mission R||1000|
This month will feature some fixes and updates for all players as well. Here are the highlights:
- Requirements to bind ANNA and Forza LINK on the d-pad while creating Custom Controller Profiles have been removed.
- We’ve made improvements to EventLab Rules of Play to alleviate issues where rulesets would not correctly function in multiplayer and cause players to desync.
- Festival site objects have been removed from select Race Routes as those couldn’t be shown to all players.
- An issue where roads would not be marked as discovered on the map has been fixed.
- Fixed an issue that caused Auction House searches filtered by “Car Type” to not return results.
- An issue that caused Forzathon Weekly Challenges to reset after a game restart has been fixed.
- On Xbox, the HUD is no longer stuck in the center of the screen if playing on an ultrawide display.