Series 29 - Nov. 3 content update/cars | Nov. 5 Forza Monthly livestream

SERIES 29 INFO

SEASONS

  • Summer: November 19 - 26
  • Autumn: November 26 - December 3
  • Winter: December 3 - 10
  • Spring: December 10 - 17

CONTENT UPDATE & RELEASE NOTES

Version 1.448.449.0
Size: 1.8G on Xbox One X
Released: November 3, 2020
“It’s true! Series 29 dropped a little early. This is related to having the optimized version of Forza Horizon 4 ready for Xbox Series X|S players.” Xbox Series X|S releases on November 10.
Release Notes are published on the Forza Support site here:
https://support.forzamotorsport.net/hc/en-us/sections/360000354527-Release-Notes-and-Known-Issues

LIVESTREAMS & VIDEOS

This month the livestream was a combo Series 29 and Forza Monthly stream on November 5th; earlier than would be usual due to the upcoming release of Xbox Series X|S on Nov. 10. Replays on Twitch and YouTube:
05:00 - Mike Brown and Chris Phillips go over the Series 29 Festival Playlist and new car gameplay
17:00 - Xbox Series X|S optimization: graphics, 4K60, load times, menu speed, rearview mirror; Smart Delivery
26:00 - “We have a continued commitment to Forza Horizon 4. We’ve got loads more really, really exciting updates - some of them are still to come before the end of this year.”
27:00 - Community photo montage
39:00 - Community Spotlight: @DexHowell and mental health awareness

NEW CARS

This update adds three cars to the roster as Exclusive rewards in the Series 29 Festival Playlist.

  • 1995 BMW 850CSI - (Autumn Championship)
  • 1987 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer Coupe (Spring Championship)
  • 1990 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer - (Summer Championship)
    “This month’s Torben Tuesday, we’re flipping the script. Send us YOUR best clues for each car, and we’ll share our faves (plus send a little gift to the winning clue writers.)”^

NEW FEATURES

Weekly voting continues for Horizon Backstage Pass reward cars.
https://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/fh4_Series_29

Those sure do look like Superfast tail lights. Is there a newer successor? Monza SP?

It’s a Singer DLS

Doesn’t look like a 812 rear to me. I’ve seen a Singer Porsche 911 DLS being mentionend and the shown tail lights seem to fit.

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Nope, its the Singer DSL, i did a custom race and selected the 3 new cars and one that i own (Green Guntherwerks in picture) and got to see what it was.

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Are you excited for the launch of the Xbox Series X and Series S?

Not really. My Xbox One X console does everything I need it to do

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1.8gb update just now on X1X.

I dont remember hearing anything about a new update and its the same size as the monthly ones. Maybe because holidays coming up?

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Same here… 1,8 GB

I had an update earlier on PC (might have been 1.3GB or something like that), now there’s another one of 702MB.

Sure, but MS missed big opportunity with older Horizons. It would be nice to have all Horizons in at least 60 FPS.

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I suppose it has something to do with the very early Forza Monthly (this Thursday) with a picture of rear lights of Singer Porsche 911…

UPDATE - NEW CARS - SERIES 29

  • BMW 850CSI 1995
  • MERCEDES-BENZ AMG HAMMER COUPE 1987
  • PORSCHE SINGER VERSION 1990
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Could be the expectation was that this would be saved as a BC feature for the new Xbox machines…

Yeah, I will get one next week but without 60 FPS Horizons. It’s probably not impossible with that brutal fast hardware. At least 3 should be pretty easy. I still have a hope but the right time is gone.

Xbox Series X should have no problems running any Horizon game in 4k 60fps or 1080p 120fps. My PC has a Ryzen 5 3600 and 1660 Super, both of which are inferior to what is in Xbox Series X, and even my PC can do 4k 60 or 1080p 120. Indeed for rivals, I can even get around 150fps at 1440p with High quality settings and MSAA upped to 4x.

That’s what I think. I have 2700X in a PC and it’s very fast CPU. In combination with RDNA2 it must be a beast. Sad I won’t play older Horizon but it’s time to move on. Currently I play Project cars 3 and Dirt 5 in combination with Horizon 4. It’s better to have some base on multiplatform games because I can switch to PS5/GT7 easily then.

What is the Porsche in the thumbnail? The Sport Classic? Definitely not the Singer.

Was playing a ranked adventure and hit xbox dashboard to capture some footage and game decided it wanted to update itself…

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Not really, before PC and console players were mixed, buying a console was the way to get the best possible experience running a xbox game online. Now that you can use a PC to join same online games, best experience possible is on PC. Nevertheless, console has this thing that it fits easier in living room. As I already have a 1X running on internal SSD, I will stick to it for the time I play FH4