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Forza Week in Review 10-12-18

Brian Ekberg
Friday, October 12, 2018

 

Winter isn’t just coming, it’s here! As of yesterday, Forza Horizon 4 has plunged into the cold of the winter season. Of course, that’s not at all as dreary as it sounds. After all, this is winter at the Horizon Festival, so you know a bit of snow and ice isn’t going to slow down the automotive party one bit. As with all seasons in Horizon 4, there’s new things to do in the game, new cars to drive, even a new winter-themed Barn Find hiding out on the frozen lake of Derwent Water. Take a look:

 

 

In addition to the new events, there’s also new #Forzathon challenges available this week, and a new crop of items in the shop to spend your hard-earned #Forzathon points on.

 

 

 

With the arrival of winter, we've also released the next two cars available for Car Pass owners – the 1985 #185 959 Prodrive Rally Raid and the 1959 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super.

 

Forza Horizon 4 Updates

This week Playground Games released two updates for Forza Horizon 4. The first update, released on Wednesday, includes numerous stability improvements to the game for PC players, among other changes (check out all the details here).

 

On Thursday the Playground team released an update that patched a credit glitch involving the Goliath race event. Because these kinds of exploits can have damaging effects on the in-game economy and the game itself, the Forza Community Team takes usage of these kinds exploits seriously. Going forward, it’s important for us to reiterate that using exploits of any kind is an explicit violation of the Xbox Code of Conduct and can have in-game consequences for those who take advantage of them, including credits removal, influence reduction, and in-game bans.

 

As always you can keep up to date with the latest updates for Forza Horizon 4 by watching the Release Notes thread on the Forza Forums, or by keeping an eye on the Forza Horizon 4 Support pages.

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by xxDREAMSELLER

 

Goodwood Behind the Scenes

By now, you’ve probably seen some or all of the great stuff to come from the Forza Horizon 4 launch event at the UK’s famous Goodwood House. Between hovercraft races, hooning the Hoonicorn around the estate’s front driveway, motorcross bikes jumping over McLaren Sennas, and more, there was just so much to take in. While on location, Playground Games’ Ben Penrose and myself were lucky enough to give viewers a tour of the Horizon 4 fun at Goodwood.  If you missed the video on the October edition of “Forza Monthly” here it is for your viewing pleasure:

 

 

Wheel Support Guide

If you love playing Forza Horizon 4 with a wheel and pedal setup, but haven’t yet dialed in the perfect setup for your rig, then you need to see the FH4 Wheel Users Guide we published this week on the Forza Support site. This comprehensive document covers the wheel setups supported by FH4 and provides an in-depth guide to setting up and tuning your wheel in the game.

 

ForzaRC Preview Show

We are officially eight days away from the culmination of the 2018 Forza Racing Championship season! The ForzaRC World Championships are October 20 and 21 and we’ll be there to bring you all the action at watch.forzarc.com. Before we head to London though, the ForzaRC crew put together a special preview show, featuring familiar faces, including drivers like Noble b0x, JSR Commando, Sauber Zoom! Hear what the ForzaRC drivers have to say ahead of the big showdown in London, and be sure to tune in for all the action starting next Saturday and Sunday! Whether you’re watching online or heading to the GFinity Arena in person, we’ll see you on the track.

 

 

#ForzaFriday at 4 p.m.

We’re making a small adjustment to today’s edition of #ForzaFriday. We’ll be kicking off the show one hour later than normal – at around 4 p.m. Pacific and ending at 6 p.m. Pacific. In addition to spending some time in the snowy expanses of Forza Horizon 4’s winter time, we’ll be playing Forza Motorsport 7 and celebrating the 100th running of the Random Ring Race. Join us on Mixer and Twitch for this #ForzaFriday tradition as we start the march to 200 Nürburgring Races in random vehicles. Note that we will not have an edition of #ForzaFriday on October 19, as we’ll be preparing for the ForzaRC World Finals broadcasts. We’ll be back for more #ForzaFriday fun on October 26!