While the big news for the fourth Forza Horizon 5 season came last week in the form of three new cars from Chinese manufacturers and the inception of the Horizon World Cup, now we know the line-up of events thanks to a new Let’s ¡GO! episode.
This series brings in some significant changes to the prize you will receive. Creative Director at developer Playground Games was keen to point out that there will be more cars given away than ever before. It also tied into the aforementioned Horizon World Cup.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 4, Series Rewards
As you play through Series 4 you’ll earn points that can be used to unlock new cars weekly, but there are also overall rewards to acquire based on your performance across all four weeks.
This time around these are the ‘hard to find’ Saleen S7 for 100 points and the equally ‘hard to find’ Koenigsegg Jesko for 160 points.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 4, SUMMER
We begin with the summer wet season and it’s here where you can collect the fresh NIO EP9 Season Rewards for 45 points. It sits alongside Ken Block’s ‘Epic’ Hoonicorn v2 tuned Mustang for 40 points.
One of the events is a Showcase Remix – taking the existing Monster Truck Showcase event and changing some of the parameters. This has created a new challenge called ‘Opening Ceremony’.
There’s also a smörgåsbord of reward vehicles this time around, and in theory, earning these should provide you with vehicles used in the following week’s challenges.
These include the ‘rare’ Nissan R32 GT-R, Renault Megane R26.R, Land Rover Range Rover Velar and Porsche Macan Turbo. The ‘common’ Chevrolet Corvette ’95 can be yours by completing the Event Lab-based challenge.
Of note, the Photo Challenge #COUNTRYSPORTS involves taking a picture of a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 4, AUTUMN
It’s hard not fall for the Wuling Hongguang Sunshine S 2013. The popular people carrier has a diminutive 1.2-litre engine and rear-wheel drive. Plus, it is a box. The appeal is in its honesty.
It’s a Season Reward for a bargain 25 points, alongside the ‘legendary’ electric hypercar Rimac Concept 2 for 45 points. Now, there’s a contrast!
Car rewards up for grabs include the ‘common’ BMW M2 and the ‘rare’ Caterham R500, Honda Civic Type R ’18, Lamborghini Urus and Peugeot 207 S2000. There’s also a second Photo Challenge called #FASTBACK using the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 4, WINTER
For many the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is the zenith for the Stuttgart-based brand. Esteemed automotive outlet Autocar once called it “the finest Porsche ever to wear a number plate.”
High praise indeed, and even though it’s returning from previous Forza games, we’re excited to try it within Mexico. A Season Reward for 25 points, you can also pick up the ‘legendary’ Jaguar XJ200 for 40 points.
Elsewhere, the ‘legendary’ Bugatti EB100 can be your for completing the ‘Full THrottle’ event, while the ‘epic’ Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911 GT3 RS’16 and Ford GT ’17 can also be won. The ‘legendary’ Nissan R390 is also up for grabs.
This also marks the first Treasure Hunt of the Series, with a Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC-base challenge that we’ll dig into in more detail when it begins.
This appears alongside a #PHOTOCHALLENGE using the Velar that can be unlocked in autumn.
FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 4, SPRING
In week four of Series 4, spring, the MG3 supermini hatchback could be yours for a paltry 25 points as a Season Reward. The Pagani Zonda R is also available for a more substantial 40 points.
As it stands, however, this is all we know for this final week of the series. We expect all the main prizes to be cars, but what they are will be revealed close to its launch.
Series 4 will launch alongside a new game update that promises to remedy several issues, however, we shall report on this when a detailed changelog is published.
Don’t forget, Series 4 goes live in Forza Horizon 5 on Thursday 3rd February and ends in the early hours of Thursday 3rd March 2022. We’ll be back with weekly tips throughout its existence.