Barn Finds return to Forza Horizon. In the E3 demo interview with IGN, Ralph Fulton says that when winter comes, lakes freeze over:
“There are a couple islands in that lake that you can gain access to that normally you wouldn’t be able to, and I don’t feel I’m giving to much away to say there is a Barn Find on one of those islands.”
For those new to Forza Horizon, Barn Finds in previous Horizon games are a game mechanic where a rumor is provided over the radio, a general area on the map is highlighted, and the player searches the area to find a barn location and discover an exclusive car they can restore and own.
Will Barn Finds unlock for everyone at the exact same time regardless of game progress? Or would someone potentially have to wait weeks to collect their Barn Find?
Asking the hard questions now:
If it’s winter when I’m driving on the lake to collect the barn find, and during that time the season changes to spring, do I sink? If so, is there an insurance agent in the game I can contact? Is flood damage realistically modeled in the game now?
If I’m on the island and the season suddenly changes to spring, am I stranded for weeks?
Those questions were just me being stupid. The first two as a joke, the second two being cars that can be used on or under water (James Bond’s submarine Esprit, Amphicar). If the worst does happen, yes, I’m sure you can just fast travel off of it.
The first question was completely legitimate though; if Barn Finds will be synced for all, as opposed to the more progress-based system of games past.
Q: Are Barn Finds affected by seasons?
A: The biggest way in which they are affected is that there are some which are season specific, so there are certain Barn Finds which appear only in certain seasons. [ie the lake island] I think each season has a seasonal Barn Find which is only available during that season.
So I’ve completed all the prologue qualifier seasons, completed all the showcase events, drove on every road in the game and also played a good amount of events but still no barn find rumor, not even 1. Is this normal? Some people said that I should have gotten a barn find around Autumn/Winter season, basically the beginning of the game but I didn’t have any of that so I’m starting to worry that this might be a bug where the barn find introduction simply didn’t trigger yet, even the barn find tab is locked for me.