Here’s the full run-down of what to expect in Series 9 of Forza Horizon 5’s Festival Playlist.
As Tom reported last week, Forza Horizon 5‘s tenth Festival Playlist is set to feature the Extreme E electric racing series, a fairly new series in the world of motorsports that features off-road eSUV racing with some of the biggest names across different racing series such as Formula 1 and IndyCar.
With the playlist tailored around the eSUVs of The Electric Odyssey, the Odyssey 21 more specifically, this series also includes the addition of the Hot Wheels Expansion DLC. For those who have access to the expansion, there will be some festival events to partake in as well, all of this happening from 21st July through 17th August.
All ten of the teams in the real-world Extreme E series will be included in the addition, most will be able to be collected through the festival. The only one that can’t be unlocked is available in the Auto Show for 700,000 credits, that being the #99 GMC Hummer EV Chip Ganassi Racing Extreme E Odyssey 21.
Each week will have its own sub-theme as well, all centered around Extreme E schedule for 2022. Island, Energy, Copper and Desert are those themes and in that order through the Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring playlists, following the X-Prix events that will take place this year.
As always, we’ve got the full breakdown of what’s in store as far as rewards, how to earn points through the series and some of the events to look out for in each season.
To watch the breakdown from the Forza Monthly stream, tune in just before the video hits 26 minutes.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 10, SERIES REWARDS
The full series has an increase in possible points over all four seasons, from 212 available points in Series 9 to 252 in Series 10. This is due to the inclusion of the Hot Wheels Expansion DLC which each season will have one Hot Wheels-specific PR Stunt as well as a Seasonal Championship to earn points.
As everyone will not have the Hot Wheels Expansion, the regular playlist will not require the Hot Wheels Expansion DLC to complete. With that all in mind, the totals needed to earn rewards are the same overall, with rewards per season at 20 and 40, and the overall at 80 and 160.
For the full festival, and being that it revolves around Extreme E, one would expect that there would be some sort of related reward. Indeed, at 80 points, the exclusive and ‘rare’ #58 McLaren Extreme E is unlocked.
At 160 points, the ‘epic’ 2019 RAESR Tachyon Speed concept car, which was introduced late in the going in Forza Horizon 4, should no longer be hard to find as it will be added to your inventory.
There are two monthly events as well, which can be completed for four points a piece. The first one is Forza EV, taking on the Airfield Cross Country Circuit, requiring a clean lap to pass. The other is Monthly Rivals at Tierra Prospera Circuit, and will also require a clean lap to pass.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 10, SUMMER
First up, it’s the wet season, which comes with the trials and tribulations of the Summer section of the festival. At 20 points, the “pink pig”, a ‘legendary’ #23 Porsche 917 with the butcher-style cut livery is unlocked. At 40 points, the ‘epic’ Noble M600 will be yours.
The Hot Wheels-specific challenges will yield Super Wheelspins for both the PR Stunt and the Slip N’ Slide Seasonal Championship, as well as a combined 7 points.
To complete the #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge, you’ll need the 2019 Rimac Concept Two electric machine in your arsenal to earn these five points and the 80 Forzathon shop points. As it turns out, there is a way to get the needed car in this season. More on that in a little bit.
The Trial for the Forza Horizon All-Stars is called B Class Heroes. I would assume it would involve wheeling a B class vehicle. 10 points and the ‘epic’ 2018 Ferrari Portofino are yours for winning this.
There’s also the return of the Showcase Remix, this one is called Shaken, not Stirred, and a ‘legendary’ Hot Wheels Rip Rod can be unlocked here.
A ‘rare’ pair of Extreme E’s, #44 Team X44 Extreme E and the #42 Xite Energy Racing Extreme E, are both able to be unlocked in the Summer. There’s also an ‘epic’ Extreme E Black Race Suit to unlock, as well as a ‘rare’ 2016 Ford Mustang and a Super Wheelspin.
Every season has a Treasure Hunt this time around. “Tropical Fruits” is listed as the hunt in the Summer with three points and 100 Forzathon shop points to collect.
The #ISLANDMEMORIES Photo Challenge yields a ‘legendary’ Peach Raul Urias Sundress, and like the weekly challenge, it will also require the 2019 Rimac Concept Two.
As I alluded to before, you can unlock the ‘legendary’ 2019 Rimac Concept Two in a Collectibles challenge by smashing 20 batteries around Playa Azul… so, uh, do that first so you can do the other things that require it.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 10, AUTUMN
Moving into the storm season, with the map facing torrential downpours and amazing lightning visuals, a couple of high-end sports cars await those who complete the challenges ahead. 20 points will unlock the ‘epic’ 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 by Gunther Werks. At 40 points, it’s a ‘legendary’ 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo.
Hot Wheels DLC folks can get an extra Super Wheelspin in the PR Stunt for the week, but there’s an ‘epic’ Hot Wheels Tee if you “do the loop-di-loop”.
As for the #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge, five points and 80 Forzathon shop points get added to your inventory after completing all four chapters, but a 2018 Jaguar I-PACE is needed to do so. As it was in the Summer, it can be unlocked in another challenge this season later on in this guide.
Completing any Horizon Arcade mini game this season will earn some points, as it will also later in the festival during the Spring. The Trial is a Change of Pace… well, that’s what it’s called. Winning that will unlock a ‘rare’ Jaguar XFR-S.
In this season, two more ‘rare’ Extreme E vehicles can be unlocked. This week will include the #23 Genesys Andretti United Extreme E and the #5 Veloce Racing Extreme E.
Keeping with the Extreme E theme, an ‘epic’ Extreme E White Race Suit is found here as well as a ‘rare’ Audi RS 5 and another Super Wheelspin.
This week’s Treasure Hunt is also electric car themed, named Sustainable Energy, and looks to feature the Ford Mustang Mach-E which was introduced in Series 6 and the Drift Club Mexico story addition.
The #PUREENERGY Photo Challenge, also like the Summer, is going to need the same car from the Weekly Challenge mentioned above. The ‘legendary’ Rawr emote can be yours by completing said challenge.
You can get that ‘rare’ 2018 Jaguar I-PACE by finishing 30th or better in a round of The Eliminator during this season.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 10, WINTER
Things will dry out in the dry season, as the Winter week offers some cool rewards throughout. Earning 20 points will unlock an ‘epic’ 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet Emory edition. Those who collect 40 points will earn an also ‘epic’ KTM X-Bow GT4.
Those with the Hot Wheel Expansion DLC get to run it back for a pair of Super Wheelspins by completing the PR Stunt and the Seasonal Championship only for them.
Also, spoiler alert, the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S that is needed for the #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge will be needed for the Photo Challenge and can is unlocked in another challenge.
Similar to the Series 10 Summer, The Trial in the Winter is aptly named C Class Heroes and will likely feature C Class vehicles to compete within. An ‘epic’ 2018 Saleen S1 is won if The Trial is conquered. There also an Eventlab in the Winter which can unlock the ‘legendary’ Snap! emote.
For the ‘rare’ Extreme E vehicles in Winter, Forza Horizon players can get the #55 Acciona | Sainz XE Team Extreme E and the #22 JBXE Extreme E editions. The ‘epic’-ly yellow Extreme E Race Suit is also found in the Winter week.
Forza fans can also get themselves an ‘epic’ Jaguar MK II 3.8 and a ‘rare’ Porsche Cayman, as well as another Super Wheelspin.
As not to say that wasn’t enough, the third Treasure Hunt of the festival is called Practical Metal and has something to do with Copper. 100 Forzathon shop points are on the line for breaking that chest to smithereens.
Using the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S, which can be collected by completing a Cross Country Racing Horizon Open Custom Race in this season, completing the #COPPERCHASE Photo Challenge will earn a clothing reward, the ‘legendary’ Farid Rueda Bear Cap.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 10, SPRING
Finally in the Spring, the usual hot season of the festival, some hot rewards await those who can collect the points needed. At 20 points, an ‘epic’ 1990 Porsche 911 is rewarded. For collecting 40 points, a ‘rare’ Vaux Carlton will be bestowed upon thee.
The added Hot Wheels Expansion DLC offers up a Super Wheelspin for the featured PR Stunt. As for the Seasonal Championship, an ‘epic’ Hot Wheels Cap can be unlocked. Unlike the previous three weeks of festivities, the #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge car that is needed, which is the 2020 Lotus Evija, is not unlockable in the same season playlist.
Fear not, as the 2.5-millon credit all-electric beast can still be unlocked for free, but it will cost you some of your sanity, probably. There exists an Accolade in the Online section titled “Horizon Arcade Fan” and it requires you to take part in at least 20 Horizon Arcade events, at least the first round of one. Doing so will give you the reward of the Evija.
For The Trial, some slight word play is in play with Super Troupers as the title. If the B Class and C Class Trial names are any indication, I would suppose this one will require at least an S1 Class car to compete in. An ‘epic’ Lamborghini Huracan P is won after winning The Trial.
Another Eventlab is added in the Spring and a ‘legendary’ Doodle Pattern Cap can be unlocked here. Other possible winnings include a ‘common’ Infiniti Q60 and another Super Wheelspin.
Rounding out the Extreme E ‘rare’ unlockable Odyssey 21s, Spring offers the #125 Abt Cupra XE Extreme E and the current real-world championship leaders, the #6 Rosberg X Racing Extreme E. Also, an ‘epic’ Extreme E Purple Race Suit is up for grabs.
The final Treasure Hunt is called Hot and Sandy. I assume that it will take place somewhere in the desert section of the map, as will the #DESERTRUNNER Photo Challenge which requires that Lotus Evija to travel to Dunas Blancas.
If you haven’t unlocked the Evija through a plethora of Arcade events like myself, I suspect many will opt for this method instead of shelling out 2.5 million credits. Or, spend your money how you want, I’m not your dad.
Finally, to round out the Spring playlist and the Series 10 festival altogether, a 30th place or better finish in The Eliminator during the Spring yields a ‘legendary’ pair of Doodle Classic Shades.
FIXES FOR SERIES 10
The new series update will also bring forth some bug updates and fixes to the title. Here’s what was posted on Monday following Forza Monthly:
- Players could lose credits if their Auction House bid failed.
- Horizon Tour autocompleting itself in the Festival Playlist.
- TAA on PC causing wheels to appear blurry or transparent.
- Certain cars feeling more unstable to drive when using simulated steering after a physics change in Series 9.
- Inability to challenge players to head-to-head races in The Eliminator if they were using the Telemetry overlay.
- Players could timeout when joining an EventLab event in co-op.
- Players could be returned to Freeroam during Horizon Open.