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Series 6 of Forza Horizon 5 adds more activities, chances to earn points

Series 6 of Forza Horizon 5 adds more activities, chances to earn points

The rundown of the first five Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlists have been fairly straightforward, focusing on a particular theme and area of the game for players to explore. Last month’s festivals focused on the PR Stunts centered around the Horizon Rush outpost. This month, Series 6 looks to expand it towards the entirety of the game.

A slew of new additions to Forza Horizon 5, including a new story, increased Eventlab support and an updated way to play against others online through Horizon Open, all headline the upcoming Series. For the majority of the following seasonal playlists, you’ll see an increased focus on Eventlabs and Horizon Open.

Drift Club Mexico is a new story within Forza Horizon 5 featuring Vaughn Gittin Jr.

The all-new story, “Drift Club Mexico” is a challenge to complete during the entirety of the festival. It’s Horizon 5’s first new story to be added since the game launched. Completing this story before the Spring playlist ends will earn three points towards all seasons as well as the ‘legendary’ Ford Mach-E 1400.

In general, the playlists will all offer more chances to earn points as well, seeing an overall increase from Series 5 at 208 total points to 230 total in Series 6. A ton of new and exciting things are just beyond the… HORIZON… sorry, bad pun.

Anyway, let’s run through the overall Season Rewards plus each season’s highlights so you have an idea of what to expect in Series 6.

FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 6, Series Rewards

For the entirety of the Series 6 Festival, more season challenges have been added, therefore more opportunities to earn points have also been included.

A total of 230 points are available over the four seasons. You only need 80 of them to unlock an ‘epic’ Honda NSX-R GT. The big series prize at 160 total points is the #2 Ford GT40, a ‘legendary’ add to your car collection.

FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 6, SUMMER

The Festival begins in the Summer, as usual. The wet season has 58 points up for grabs, with the ‘epic’ Ascari KZ1R won with 20 points. Earning 40 of the 58 points will win the Jaguar C-X75, another ‘legendary’ vehicle in the Forza Horizon 5 platform.

In Summer, the start of the #Forzathon weekly challenge, for five points, will require that you own the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Completing this challenge will also earn 80 Forzathon Points for the Festival store.

Deeper into the Summer playlist, The Trial offers up an ‘epic’ Porsche 356 ’59 as a reward, while two Eventlabs will offer prizes as well. The first, the Apex Fuego Presents Eventlab, will get you an ‘epic’ Toyota AT38 while the Shinyodd Presents Eventlab can get you a pair of ‘legendary’ Builder’s Gloves.

Other events offer up a handful of Super Wheelspins, but you can also get an ‘epic’ Honda NSX-R ’92 by completing Retro Wave and a ‘common’ Morgan 3 Wheeler by completing the Hand Crafted championship.

The photo challenge in Summer is the #CIRCLEOFLIFE, which asks you to photograph a 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 at the Farid Rueda Lion Mural in Playa Azul, earning two points and a ‘legendary’ Farid Rueda’s Lion t-shirt.

The updated Horizon Open will have a festival slot in Summer, and by completing just one custom race, you can win a ‘rare’ Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 ’16. Finally, by completing the Color Festival, you can win a ‘legendary’ Doodle Patern Face Mask.

FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 6, AUTUMN

Moving on to Autumn, the storm season, 57 points are obtainable through the series of events in this season’s festival. 20 points will earn an exclusively ‘epic’ McLaren 765LT, a new-to-Forza Horizon 5 vehicle. At 40 points earned, a ‘legendary’ Ferrari Enzo can be yours.

The car needed for the #Forzathon weekly challenge will be the 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata, and completion of all four tasks will earn 5 points and 80 Forzathon Points.

In Autumn, The Trial yields a Ford GT ’05 as an ‘epic’ reward. Again, two eventlabs with rewards are available to complete in Autumn as well. JamesMiata’s Bounce House V2 can get you a ‘legendary’ Builder’s Helmet while the TapperZ87’s Piñata Power! V1 Eventlab can win an ‘epic’ Ford Fiesta ’81.

Again, there are plenty of Super Wheelspins to unlock here, which could essentially lead to more cars through possible credits or even cars won. Otherwise, a ‘common’ Lotus Elise ’99 is earned through the seasonal championship.

There will be a Treasure Hunt in Autumn! It’s called “Double Up” and yields an ‘epic’ Painter Hoodie as a reward. The Photo Challenge is #FLYTHECOUPE where players will need to photograph a 2016 BMW M2 Coupe at the Raul Urlas Mural.

Continuing with the reinvigorated Horizon Open, you can win a ‘legendary’ Police Siren by earning three levels on that mode, or you can win a ‘common’ Subaru WRX ’15 by completing a custom dirt race.

FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 6, WINTER

Now in the Winter, also known as the dry season, once again the festival has 57 points to collect over the multiple challenges within. Earning 20 of those points will win an ‘epic’ ATS GT ’18 while 40 will get a ‘legendary’ Porsche 911 GT1.

For the #Forzathon weekly challenge in the winter, you’ll be getting into the tiniest of tiny cars, the 1962 Peel P50. Completion here once again earns five points towards the season and 80 Forzathon Points to spend.

This season’s Trial is called Cross Roads and the ‘epic’ BMW X6 M is the prize for completing that. An Eventlab from Finns Ghost422 can earn a ‘rare’ VW Type 2, while Takano 00’s Photo Studio V3 Eventlab gets you an ‘epic’ Photo Hoodie.

Another Super Wheelspin available alongside a ‘common’ Honda Civic ’16, but this season’s championship gets you an ‘epic’ Bentley Continental ’17.

Winter has a #BEARNECESSITIES Photo Challenge with a ‘legendary’ Farid Rueda’s Bear t-shirt up for grabs. An ‘epic’ Dial Up Modem car horn is earned by doing 10 pass skills in Horizon Open, and a ‘rare’ Chevy Camaro ’17 can be won from completing a custom street race on Horizon Open.

FORZA HORIZON 5, SERIES 6, SPRING

In Spring, the hot finale to the festival seasons, 58 points are available through the multiple challenges that lie in wait. At 20 points, an ‘epic’ McLaren 650S Spider can be won while at 40 points, a ‘legendary’ Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is your prize.

The #Forzathon weekly challenge will require a 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe.

The Trial in Spring is Red Vs Blue, and an ‘epic’ Tuning Hoodie is the prize. An ‘epic’ Audi R8 ’13 is won in Pondernyeorb’s Eventlab, while a ‘legendary’ Piñata Pop car horn is won from X Dead Zeppelin’s Eventlab.

After the trio of Super Wheelspins, another ‘epic’ reward, the Challenger ’70, is won from the season championship.

Another Treasure Hunt appears in Spring, called Fine Tuned. The Photo Challenge is #RACINGSPOTS and will involve a 2013 Toyota 86. Finally, the Horizon Open challenges are cross-country focused, as by completing a custom one of those races will get you a common BMW X5 M.

Check out the full Let’s ¡GO! episode below, and also be sure to check out the changelog for the latest updates down below.

FORZA HORIZON 5 CHANGELOG

Version Number:

  • Xbox One: 2.443.870.0
  • Xbox Series: 3.443.870.0
  • PC: 3.443.870.0
  • Steam: 1.443.870.0

General

  • Stability and Performance improvements
  • Improved save flow for Weekly Forzathon to reduce chances of any progression loss
  • Updated string for Car Voucher to be more specific about what its function is
  • Updated Seasonal Event map pins to match the Seasonal PR Stunt pin
  • Fixed issue where brake calipers were getting left behind from the car when changing Tunes in Freeroam
  • Added HUD for cars with Race Mode type functionality to support the new Drivetrain swap mode on the Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Added low-res mesh under the world to improve the visuals when world chunks dropped out at high altitudes such as when using the new Gravity Action in EventLab (Series X/S and PC only)

Online

  • Horizon Open has been updated with a new progression system including Badges which can be unlocked through gameplay
  • Added Custom Racing to Horizon Open, which will allow players to find races for their chosen race discipline and PI class
  • Fixed some scenarios where the player could be left waiting longer than necessary in the post-race flow

PC

  • Fixed an issue where distant trees could look black or very dark on Very Low Preset
  • Fixed Crash that occurred in Livery Editor when Ray Tracing was on

Cars

  • Fixed dent in Jaguar XJS220s
  • Fixed brake callipers being incorrectly offset on the 2014 VW Golf R
  • Roll cage was incorrectly being added to the Sports Chassis reinforcement instead of the Race Chassis reinforcement on the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
  • Fixed issue where one of the rear brake callipers on the 2020 Lamborghini Hurácan Evo wasn’t paintable
  • Fixed issue where passenger side rear brake calliper wasn’t paintable on the 2010 Lexus LFA
  • Fixed livery mapping issue with the 2018 KTM X-Bow in low LOD
  • Fixed quiet superchargers on some muscle cars, in particular Dodge
  • Fixed the 2012 Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante hood not matching the selected colour
  • Fixed broken mesh on the Work Emotion 11R Rims
  • Fixed the Work Emotion M8R Rims not looking correct with certain paint options
  • Fixed the shift animation on the 1968 Renault 4L

EventLab

  • Added Gravity Action to Rules of Play which allows players to manipulate Gravity in EventLab creations
  • Added option to preview sounds
  • When using manual gears, moved Blueprint Builder off the View button to the Route Options menu as it was conflicting with Place Checkpoint
  • Fixed issue where players could get soft locked after an event and loading back to Freeroam
  • Fixed an issue where playing your own EventLab creation after publishing, could sometimes cause it to load without props

Accolades

  • Fixed issue with “The Completionist” Accolade not unlocking under the right conditions
  • Fixed description of “Showpiece” Accolade
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