We’ll cover the latter point in a separate article, but for now, here’s the full rundown of what to expect with the next list of challenges designed to keep you playing Forza and subscribing to Game Pass for longer. It runs between 12th September and 12th October 2023. Before the playlist analysis, a new car via an alternative method…
Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray
To tie in with the upcoming launch of the track-driving game Forza Motorsport, those who pre-order the Premium Edition will receive the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray – the hybrid all-wheel drive sportscar – within Horizon 5 on 10th October 2023.
But what about Game Pass subscribers? Well, it also arrives for you on the 10th, but only for those with the Ultimate tier.
Rivian R1S and R1T
Outside of the festival playlist below, there are two electric cars arriving for this update too – the Rivian R1S and R1T.
They both share the same architecture, but one is a pick-up truck and the other is a SUV.
Both are unlocked by completing set EventLab Festival Playlist challenges, more information, below.
Forza Horizon 5, Horizon Creative, Series Rewards
The main festival rewards include the ‘Rare’ BMW 850CSi for 80 points and the ‘Epic’ Porsche 911C2 Gunther Werks for 160 points.
The 850CSi is new to Horizon 5 but returns from prior Forza titles, namely Motorsport 4, 6 and 7, and Horizon 2 and 4. The tuned Porsche is already available within the game. These are rewards for your work across all four weeks of the festival season.
Forza Horizon 5, Horizon Creative, Summer Rewards
Moving into the first week, summer aka the wet season, and the first ‘new to Forza’ car unveiled for the coming month is the buck-toothed BMW M3 2021.
This ‘Epic’ four-door super-saloon features a 3-litre twin-turbo straight-six engine and can be yours for just 20 points. It’s worth noting that its two-door brethren, the M4, is already within Forza Horizon 5. Also available is the ‘rare’ Mercedes-Benz AMG GT for 40 points.
The #FORZATHON weekly challenge to net 80 shop points requires the first-generation Lotus Elise and the #FORZATHON Shop will feature the Mercedes-AMG ONE.
Instead of the usual, of late, two EventLab events per week, this season features three. There’s little in the way of prize cars, either. Several of the challenges make use of the Nissan 240SX.
There is a Treasure Hunt for this week and the Photo Challenge is dubbed #SPACEPROJECT and you’ll need that aforementioned AMG ONE to succeed.
Forza Horizon 5, Horizon Creative, Autumn Rewards
Next up, the storm season of autumn and there’s another new BMW that’s also never been in a prior Forza game – the electric SUV iX.
Style is subjective, but we think it would be difficult to say that the iX is beautiful… let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
This ‘Rare’ EV is just 20 points and sits alongside the existing ‘epic’ Emory 356 C ’64 for 40 points.
The #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge makes use of the Lamborghini Diablo SV, while the shop has the Koenigsegg Regera up for grabs. The first of two Rivians, the R1T, is unlocked by completing the Mudslinger’s Scramble EventLab challenge.
There are three community-made EventLab challenges and several regular events in the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. A ‘Rare’ Chevrolet Camaro ’70, Lamborghini Urus ’19 and ‘Epic’ Ford Focus RS ’17 are up for grabs as rewards.
There’s another Treasure Hunt task, while this time the Photo Challenge is entitled #PICTUREPAWFECT in honour of the Peugeot 205 in use.
Forza Horizon 5, Horizon Creative, Winter Rewards
The all-new second-generation BWM M2 makes its Foza debut in the winter dry season as a ‘rare’ model for 20 points.
Its wide-body and 3-series-based chassis are a bone of contention, but if smoother liners are more interesting to you, then the venerable ‘epic’ M3 GTS (E92) is also available for 40 points.
The #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge uses the gigantic Ford Super Tudy F-450 truck, while the shop features the classic Mercedes-Benz SSK. The Trial unlocks a Ford GT ’17, while the Village Rally event secures a BMW M5 ’03.
There are three smaller challenges using the FC Mazda RX-7 and there’s once again another Treasure Hunt, this time baja-themed. The Photo Challenge #AVANTGARDENS sees you in the Audi RS6 Avant.
Forza Horizon 5, Horizon Creative, Spring Rewards
The final week of challenges, the spring hot season, has a new car for Forza Horizon 5. Can you guess what it is?
Yes, it’s a BMW! An electric one too, the i4, which is ‘rare’ and only 20 points. There’s the topless Porsche 550 ‘legendary’ also up for grabs at 40 points.
The #FORZATHON weekly challenge uses the last RenaultSport to be produced, the Megane, and the shop has the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport available. The Rivian R1S is acquired this week by completing the EventLab Stadium Supercross test.
The Trial – which this month have community liveries on the icons – unlocks a Porsche 911 GTR RS ’18. There are three challenges using the Dodge Viper ’08 and there isn’t a Treasure Hunt here, the only week it’s absent.
The Photo Challenge remains, however, using the Ford GT ’17 that can be unlocked the week prior.
Forza Horizon 5 September 2023 changelog
- [PC] Fixed an issue where, upon loading up the game, a black screen would be displayed for an unintended amount of time after the Xbox Game Studio logo.
- Fixed an issue with the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde where the headlights were not functioning properly during night-time.
- Fixed an issue with the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo where the reverse lights on the rear were not lighting up correctly.
- Fixed an issue with the 2021 Ferrari Roma where the cockpit dashboard was incorrectly displayed in low-resolution. Here is where you can find the issues we are currently investigating. You can post about new issues you have encountered on the Troubleshooting Hub.