Forza Week in Review 2-15-19
Snowpacalypse 2.0 hit Seattle earlier in the week and the resulting snow accumulation and power outages in the Puget Sound area once again caused chaos for the Turn 10 crew. Despite the weather trouble, we managed another big week in the world of Forza, including the fantastic news that Forza Horizon 4 won the award for “Racing Game of the Year” at this week’s DICE awards in Las Vegas. Huge congratulations to the team at Playground Games for this fantastic achievement and thanks to everyone who voted for the game.
Now, let’s get you caught up with the rest of this week’s Forza news.
Series 6 Update
On Wednesday, Playground launched the latest update for Forza Horizon 4. This update includes new features like Seasonal Playground Games (aka matchmaking playground game events with no need to be in a convoy or an Online Adventure) and Seasonal Street Races. In addition, Series 6 has introduced a new Horizon Story called Skill Streak; just like it sounds, your goal is to go skill-crazy in a series of chapters featuring some of the coolest cars in the game.
The Series 6 update is also bringing a plethora of cool cars. The final two cars in the Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass pair something old – the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible – with something new, in the form of the hotly anticipated 2018 TVR Griffith. In the weeks ahead, players will see cars like the 1994 Honda Prelude Si and the 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo coming into the game as well. Alongside the Car Pass cars, Series 6 also introduces two cars straight from the world of Final Fantasy XV. The original Quartz Regalia was first seen in Forza Horizon 3 and returns here in FH4; only this time it’s paired up with its bigger, badder, and off-road-worthy cousin, the Regalia Type D, both of which are available to earn via gameplay.
On Monday of this week, Playground Games took a deep dive into Series 6 on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels. Playground Games’ Mike Brown was joined by a number of PG guests to take a look at all the fun Series 6 had in store. If you missed it, check out the replay here:
It may be the depths of winter in Seattle but summer has mercifully arrived in Forza Horizon 4. That means new events to race and a new crop of cool stuff in the #Forzathon shop. Check out the details in our full story covering the cool summer stuff happening.
Leagues & Hoppers
This weekend, we switch over to the final series of events in our Forza Motorsport 7 “Keeping Pace” season. Everyone who competes in the season will be rewarded with the 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock Forza Edition. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the new series:
EVENT 01 – Ghost – Formula E
EVENT 02 – Simulation – Rally Heroes
EVENT 03 – Spec Ghost – Ferrari 166MM (stock)
EVENT 04 – Class Sim – C Class
Over in the FM7 hoppers, we’re switching things up with trucks, GT cars, and supercars:
Division – Ghost – Supercars Championship
Division – Cosmetic – Forza Trophy Trucks
Division – Simulation – Vintage Sport GT
Tag – Virus – B Class
Tag – Keep the It – A Class
Tag – Pass the It – S Class
If you’re a fan of automotive photography, you’ve probably seen Larry Chen’s work. With a huge following on Instagram, Chen is a celebrated commercial automotive and car culture photographer and he’s got a cool contest happening right now that every Forzatographer should check out. Forzatography Central is hosting #LarrysChallenge, a contest for Forza players to try and recreate a real-life shot of Larry’s in either a Forza Motorsport or Forza Horizon game. Check out the post on Instagram for more on how to get involved and good luck to all entrants!
Le Mans eSports Event Qualifier
The latest Rivals qualifier for the Le Mans eSports series is now live in Forza Motorsport 7 (look for it under the Featured Events channel as “LMES Qualifer Rd 5.” This time around you’ll be tackling the 2014 Audi #2 Audi Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro at Sebring Full. Enter and set your best time in the event for your chance to qualify for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Super Final in June. This is the second-to-last qualifier event before the finals event – so get your best time in now! For more on registration and rules check out the Le Mans eSports site.
See what I mean? The business of Forza doesn’t slow down… no matter what the weather throws at us! Join us today on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels as we wrap up the week with #ForzaFriday and get ready for another busy week on the /Forza channels. Here’s a look at next week’s streaming schedule:
See you next week!