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#1 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 10:31:04 AM(UTC)
(Last Update: 13/02/19 10:00am GMT)

As requested, I’m going to update this post with everything social & community related for Forza Horizon 4. I also would like to point out that there is a lot of things coming up within the next few months which I will add to here so whilst it may look bare, it will soon fill up.

If you have any further suggestions, ideas, feedback or comments on how Playground Games can improve the communication/transparency between Dev and the players or relating to this post – Please discuss here.

Here are the current social medias & information sources:
(For anything relating to Motorsport, check out the Motorsport Forums)

Discord - BRAND NEW. Discuss everything Forza
Forums - Week in Review, Blog, Discussions
Twitter - Short Summary, In-Game Assets/Visuals
Instagram - Short Summary, In-Game Assets/Visuals
Mixer - Mixer Streams & VODs of the streams
Twitch - Twitch Streams
Youtube - YouTube streams, Trailers

Following this thread and feedback this is what I’ll be working towards to hopefully improve our social aspect.

Current Issues:
Issue: Finding an Ideal Transcript for the stream.
Fix: Move forward with alternatives such as Stream Summary/Update videos

Looking Into/Moving forward:
- Stream Summary
- Dev and/or Stream Update videos
- Polls

Backlog for future discussion:
- Q & A (I would put this in the above section, but further discussion is needed to 'how' we are going to do a Q&A appropriately)
- Roadmap (similar reason to Q & A)
- Lists of the top information = "Top 5"
- Forum Status (as it's not under my control)
- Support page (as it's not under my control but I'll keep asking for this to be communicated better)
- Whiteboard / Digital visual board

Edited by user Friday, July 26, 2019 2:47:56 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

RetroKrystal | Community Liaison for Playground Games | @_RetroKrystal | Mixer: RetroKrystal
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#2 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 10:31:45 AM(UTC)
(Next PG Stream: 27th August 2019 (penciled date)

Forza Horizon 4 – Update 11
To view the VOD click here (Currently still pending)

Reward Cars
  • Ford Ranger Raptor
  • Koenigsegg CCX 2006
  • McLaren 12C Coupe
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Deberti 2013
  • ImpalaSS 1996

Class-Based Rivals
Back by popular demand, we’ve added Class-Based Rivals to Forza Horizon 4! Now you can build the perfect hot-lapping machine for each Class and each Route, and dominate those leaderboards. These new Class-Based Rivals Events have been added alongside our existing curated Events.

Top Gear Horizon Special
The Horizon Festival is in the UK this year, and Top Gear presenter Chris Harris and The Stig are there to see what it’s all about. This update adds a new Horizon Story, with 7 chapters of gameplay featuring entirely new gameplay, narrated by Chris Harris. Completing the Top Gear Horizon Special will unlock the “I am The Stig” T-shirt , The Stig Race Suit, the Top Gear Project E-AT, the Top Gear Track-Tor and the Mercedes Benz G63 6x6 Sports Utility Truck.

Star Car rewards
Being a superstar deserves super rewards, so we’ve amped up each of the Star Cards with an extra reward:
  • Become a Racing Superstar to earn the PG Race Outfit (Legendary Clothing)
  • Become a PR Stunt Superstar to earn the 2012 Hot Wheels Rip Rod (Legendary Car)
  • Become a Superstar Explorer to earn the Gold Viking Helmet (Legendary Clothing)
  • Become a Superstar Creator to earn the Dark Crown (Legendary Clothing)
  • Become a Story Superstar to earn the 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast (Legendary Car)
  • Become an Adventure Superstar to earn the Golden Chicken Suit (Legendary Clothing)

Only the base game content is required to complete the Star Card challenges and earn these rewards.

Top Gear Cars
  • Mercedes-Benz G 63 6X6
  • Top Gear Track-tor
  • Mercedes-Benz E350D 4MATIC All-terrain “Project E-AT”

Updates & Fixes
Accessibility Improvements
  • Added High Contrast UI Mode, available from within Video Settings. Ensures that text elements have a minimum level of contrast with their backgrounds to aid readability for visually impaired users.
  • Added Screen Reader functionality to improve UI navigation for visually impaired users. This feature can be enabled using the ‘Let Games Read To Me’ option in the Xbox ‘Ease of Use’ system settings.

Cross-Platform Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where rebooting at the initial car select during quick start would cause the player to be stuck at reboot
  • Fixed an issue where the player was always starting at the LEGO Valley house, despite selecting a home on the Mainland.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the map to appear blurry for a few seconds when opened in LEGO Valley.
  • Improved the logic behind what does, and what does not trigger wall riding penalties.
  • Fixed an issue with audio distortion on the Koenigsegg Agera RS.
  • Fixed an issue where some cars had no audio when selecting to “Drive Out” of Forzavista.
  • Fixed an issue with sorting on Grandmaster Leaderboards for Online Adventure.
  • Fixed an issue where stickers on LEGO Speed Champion cars were disappearing when underwater.
  • Fixed an issue with some of the Beauty Spots in LEGO Valley playing the wrong VO.
  • Seasonal Championships in LEGO Valley now count towards Star Card progression.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause other cars to disappear, and remain missing, if the player entered and then quit an event whilst enrolled in a #FORZATHON Live event.
  • Fixed an edge case where players would get stuck in a state where the pause menu would be blocked if they select a car for a co-op event as the host is cancelling the event.
  • Fixed an issue in route creator where attempting to view the map via the pause menu after placing a checkpoint could lead to the player getting stuck on a blank screen.
  • Fixed an issue in route creator in LEGO valley where the time of day and sky settings were not matching the creators settings.
  • Fixed an issue where seasonal Speed and Drift Zones were not displaying their full route on the map, or mini-map.
  • Fixed an issue where player Stats showed incorrect numbers for Horizon Stories and Businesses.
  • Various performance and stability improvements.

Edited by user Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:46:55 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

RetroKrystal | Community Liaison for Playground Games | @_RetroKrystal | Mixer: RetroKrystal
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#3 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 10:32:11 AM(UTC)
Dev Diary (Title to be confirmed)

(You can watch all our streams via our YouTube channel here).

Under the community request we have decided to start a monthly ‘Developer Update’ video which will give you a very quick 2-3 minutes update about Forza Horizon 4. These can be a summary of a stream and/or information of recent changes to the game which we would like to tell you all about.

These are still a work in progress, and we’re looking to make these more frequent alongside giving more updates rather than stream summaries, so all feedback would be greatly appreciated! (But please post it here).

History of videos: *Links may be pending*
  • 8th March 2019 - Update 6 (Seasonal Playground Games, Seasonal Street Races, Ken Block cosmetics, Car Pass Cars, Skill Stream, QOL Improvements & Community Championships)

**UPDATE** - This is currently being delayed and reworked. But we are hoping to present this in the future.

Edited by user Monday, February 25, 2019 3:31:36 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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