Welcome to Forza Horizon 2!
Welcome to Forza Horizon 2! Your ultimate southern European road trip has begun! Forza Horizon 2 is now available in a number of countries around the world, with more being added each day this week. Take a look at this quick rundown of some of the cool in-game stuff we’ve got going for launch week and beyond.
First up, starting today, we will be livestreaming Forza Horizon 2 like nobody’s business. So whether you are stuck at work or school and waiting to play the game, or Horizon 2 isn’t out until later in the week where you like, you don’t want to miss our broadcast. Starting Tuesday Yours Truly (Mechberg), Johniwanna, and HeliosT10 will all be playing Forza Horizon 2 on the official Forza Twitch channel. Come hang out with us as we explore the highways and back roads of southern Europe, taking your requests and answering your questions as we go. We’ll also be playing multiplayer too so, if you see any of us online, say hello!
New Rivals Events
Naturally Forza Horizon 2 will feature Rivals events. In fact, just as in the original Forza Horizon, any event in the game’s solo career essentially becomes a Rivals event after you’ve finished it, allowing you to challenge the times of your friends and rivals around the world as much as you like. That’s hundreds of events to test your skill. But we wanted more. So we created a batch of custom Rivals events that you can take part in on launch day. Here’s a quick look:
…We Don’t Need Roads – Southern Europe features many miles of road to drive but these extreme off-road machines are at their best where the roads end.
Huracán Warning – The Lamborghini Huracán has arrived in style at the Horizon Festival. Now it’s time for a rip through the streets of Italy.
Be Quiet and Drive – Only the best B-class AWD cars will be able to handle this wet and wild romp through Nice.
Upside Down – It’s midnight in San Giovanni, the perfect to time to your best A-class car up and down the hills of the Old Town Circuit.
Grand Old Rally (VIP only) – Pilot the legendary Ford RS200 through this tricky cross-country course in Montellino.
To access these Rivals events, hit the Menu (Start) button and go to the “Rivals” option in the menu. To find the custom Rivals events, highlight the “Monthly Rivals” menu item and press A. The full list should appear and you’re good to go!
Mobil 1 Livery Contest
Starting today, we’ve got a contest going where Forza Horizon 2 players can win awesome prizes just for showing off their skills in the livery editor. Sponsored by Mobil 1, this contest will challenge Forza Horizon 2 players to come up with the coolest Mobile 1-themed livery on the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2013 McLaren P1, or the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series. Your design must include at least one Mobil 1 logo on the car itself. Once your car design is complete, you can save and upload it with the description “Mobil 1 Livery Contest” in the appropriate description field.
This contest is open until 11:59 p.m. Pacific on October 23, 2014 and is available to players on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Forza Horizon 2. Check out the full rules for more.
Join a Club
Once you’ve progressed far enough in Forza Horizon 2’s solo mode, you’ll be able to check out clubs in the game. Like in the original Forza Horizon, clubs allow you to band together with other Forza Horizon 2 players. This time, however, you can earn XP to move your Club up the Club Leaderboard. At any point, you have the option to either start a new club from scratch or join an existing club. When joining a club, you can choose to join a friend’s club, see a list of recommended clubs, or search for a new club across a variety of criteria.
So, join or create? That’s the question. Which answer you come up with is entirely up to you but I can say that the Forza Community Team has a great club going with Club “More Oven” and we’re always looking for new members. Search for “More Oven” in the Club Search box and come join our winning team!
Thanks to everyone who has been excited to play Forza Horizon 2 since we announced it earlier this year. We can’t wait to hit the roads with you!
Check out Forza Hub
in addition to Forza Horizon 2, today is also the day we launch Forza Hub – our new Forza app on Xbox One. Think of Forza Hub as your home away from home on Xbox One. It’s the place where can check out the latest Forza News, stay up to date with what’s happening in the community, and of course redeem your monthly Forza Rewards. Search for “Forza Hub” in the Xbox One Store and download it today and, for more details on the app, check out our story!