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#1 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 10:34:33 AM(UTC)
SERIES 18 OVERVIEW


SEASONS

  • Summer: January 16 - 23
  • Autumn: January 23 - 30
  • Winter: January 30 - February 6
  • Spring: February 6 - 13



LIVESTREAMS & VIDEOS




Update 18 Livestream - Mixer | Twitch | YouTube
Mike Brown hosted the January 13th livestream from Playground Games, starting with the Festival Playlist seasonal rewards and Showcase Remix featuring Isha's Taxis. Since The Eliminator was added in Series 17, one prolific player has won 353 games and more people have played The Eliminator "than any [FH4] multiplayer mode ever." Players will see different Level cars in Series 18. The Elimi-Q&A-tor segment profiled PG Associate Producer Gareth Davies and his Top 100 video games list. Matt Pickering showed off the four new cars coming this series: the Hummer Open Top, the community's most-requested car (Lamborghini Huracan Performante), the Toyota Trueno, and a special Porsche 356C from Emory Motorsports. Mike listed fixes in the content update including faster loading times, and Chris Phillips answered "Hey Tom" questions from livestream chat.

02:00 - Festival Playlist Showcase Remix and reward cars
11:00 - Community Supra-themed photo montage
14:00 - The Eliminator updates and Q&A with Gareth Davies
41:00 - Community Supra-themed photo montage
44:00 - Series 18 new car gameplay and #TorbenTuesday clue reveal
56:30 - Updates and fixes
58:00 - Q&A from the livestream chat:
  • Will The Eliminator come to Fortune Island and LEGO maps? "Maybe" pending logistical issues being reviewed
  • Any new bodykits? "Yes at some point in the future"
  • Any new Peugeots? "Yes, in the next few series"
  • Are there plans for an offline Eliminator mode? "No"
  • Will Anything Goes come back to online racing? "Maybe but probably not"
  • Will former Horizon game characters return? "No plans right now, if yes, a long while off"
  • Showcase remix with a choice of car? "Something to think about, not currently planned"
  • Single-round record for Head-to-Head wins in The Eliminator? "13"
  • When will Torben be on The Elimi-Q&A-tor? Following Tommy Bargains in the next livestream


Forza Monthly Livestream - Mixer | Twitch | YouTube
Kate Yeager hosted the January edition of Turn 10's livestream during a snowstorm in Seattle. Mike and Chris provided FH4 Series 18 commentary via Skype, and Turn 10's Alan Hartman detailed Forza's efforts to improve accessibility in Forza games with the help of Dr. Mick and SpecialEffect. The show concluded with a segment on Forza Motorsport 7 and TORA.
15:00 - FH4 Series 18 content and gameplay
48:00 - Alan Hartman on accessibility, featuring player DongForza
57:00 - FM7 and TORA



NEW CARS

Series 18 adds four exclusive models to the game as Festival Playlist rewards.
  • 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top (Summer reward; previously in FH1)
  • 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante (Autumn reward; new to Forza)
  • 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet Emory (Winter reward; new to Forza)
  • 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex (Spring reward; previously in FH3)



FEATURES

https://forzamotorsport.net/news/fh4_series_18

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THE ELIMINATOR ROUND 2 - THE HORIZON HEAVYWEIGHTS
They’re big, they’re powerful, they’re the Horizon Heavyweights, joining the Eliminator for Round 2. We’ve added 9 new cars to The Eliminator, with one in each Level, from 2 to 10. The new cars will appear alongside other Car Drops in the world, so get to them before anyone else does. Remember, only the finish line matters!


HORIZON HEAVYWEIGHT CAR LIST:
Top Gear Track-Tor
Mercedes Benz Unimog
MINI X-Raid
HUMMER Open Top
Quartz Regalia D
M12S Warthog CST
Jeep Wrangler DD
Funco F9
Isha's Offroad Taxi


SHOWCASE REMIX - TAXI FOR TAKEOFF
Isha’s Taxis takes on the Delta-Wing in this Series’ Showcase Remix. What happens when you put a jet up against a black cab with a Racing V12, and a terrifying power-weight ratio? We’re not entirely certain, but it’s sure to be spectacular!


SHOWCASE REMIX - MOTOCROSS PURPOSES
Buggies and bikes return, with dirt, jumps and ramps aplenty in this Showcase Remix.



CONTENT UPDATE FIXES / RELEASE NOTES

The date for the update necessary to add Series 18 content to the game has not been announced, and until it's available we don't know the install size. A typical release is in the 10am Pacific hour on the Tuesday before the Summer season starts, but this may vary; watch for reports from other players.

FH4 Release Notes: January 13th, 2020
https://support.forzamotorsport.net/hc/en-us/articles/360041304614-FH4-Release-Notes-January-13th-2020

Version Number:
PC: 1.383.263.1
Xbox: 1.383.319.0

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CROSS-PLATFORM FIXES
Fixed an issue where the action bar was not appearing in freeroam over other players' cars
Improved loading time when loading into The Eliminator
Fixed an issue where traffic cars would not always appear in Co-Op Street Scene events
Improved the loading time when upgrading a car in The Eliminator
Increased the arena boundary audio
Fixed an issue where custom controller or keyboard settings wouldn’t allow a user to upgrade their car in The Eliminator
Fixed additional instances of players not being able to challenge others to Head-to-Head races in The Eliminator
Fixed an issue where the timeout bar in The Eliminator was misaligned when playing in certain languages
Fixed an issue where players would sometimes be unable to open the pause menu or map after quitting and re-joining The Eliminator
Various stability and performance improvements


PC FIXES
Drastically improved loading times when booting into the game with all DLC installed


XBOX FIXES
No Xbox-specific fixes.





#TORBENTUESDAY

The #TorbenTuesday teaser released the week before the series provided some difficult clues to the upcoming cars (revealed in the Playground Games livestream):

Edited by user Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:49:57 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#2 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 2:57:41 PM(UTC)
Huracan Performante... isn't it?
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#3 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 3:06:59 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Q Assassin C Go to Quoted Post
Huracan Performante... isn't it?

Maybe... let's see how half-broken it is this time.
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#4 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 3:49:21 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: FlashyClamp5213 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Q Assassin C Go to Quoted Post
Huracan Performante... isn't it?

Maybe... let's see how half-broken it is this time.


Let's see it being put behind multiplayer Trial or PG xD

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#5 Posted : Friday, January 10, 2020 4:50:42 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Q Assassin C Go to Quoted Post
Huracan Performante... isn't it?

Yep



I do not know English very well, so I apologize in advance for any errors
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#6 Posted : Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:16:01 AM(UTC)
My expectation is low S2 at around 910 since it's a better car than the Aventador SV all around and faster than a GT3 RS despite what opposing fanbois think. Expect it to reach top of S2 with twin turbos.

Won't be fun to drive in S2, but S2 is the worst class in the game anyway. The game's meta falls apart above A class. So just enjoy the cruise and the casual racing. :)
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#7 Posted : Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:01:34 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: NightDriver7800 Go to Quoted Post
My expectation is low S2 at around 910 since it's a better car than the Aventador SV all around and faster than a GT3 RS despite what opposing fanbois think. Expect it to reach top of S2 with twin turbos.

Won't be fun to drive in S2, but S2 is the worst class in the game anyway. The game's meta falls apart above A class. So just enjoy the cruise and the casual racing. :)


It's strange to me when people make this comment, because S2 is my favourite class.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:30:24 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: NightDriver7800 Go to Quoted Post
My expectation is low S2 at around 910 since it's a better car than the Aventador SV all around and faster than a GT3 RS despite what opposing fanbois think. Expect it to reach top of S2 with twin turbos.

Won't be fun to drive in S2, but S2 is the worst class in the game anyway. The game's meta falls apart above A class. So just enjoy the cruise and the casual racing. :)


I think it should be somewhere in the range that a little bit higher than 911 GT2 RS and 488 Pista
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#9 Posted : Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:30:56 AM(UTC)
Does the Huracán Evo have forged carbon too?

If it's indeed the Performante I hope PG doesn't murder it with a horrendeous PI value and tons of drag like they did with the Pista, ZR1, GT2 RS (PI), 600LT, 720S and other modern Supercars.

It was the most requested car for a long, long time. I can only pray the car programmers did their job. I'm seeing it stock between Pi 910 and 920 because it surely comes stock with race tires.
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#10 Posted : Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:35:30 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: AquaPainter168 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: NightDriver7800 Go to Quoted Post
My expectation is low S2 at around 910 since it's a better car than the Aventador SV all around and faster than a GT3 RS despite what opposing fanbois think. Expect it to reach top of S2 with twin turbos.

Won't be fun to drive in S2, but S2 is the worst class in the game anyway. The game's meta falls apart above A class. So just enjoy the cruise and the casual racing. :)


It's strange to me when people make this comment, because S2 is my favourite class.


S2 is the fastest & my favourite class.
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#11 Posted : Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:02:32 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Rayne SE Go to Quoted Post
Does the Huracán Evo have forged carbon too?

If it's indeed the Performante I hope PG doesn't murder it with a horrendeous PI value and tons of drag like they did with the Pista, ZR1, GT2 RS (PI), 600LT, 720S and other modern Supercars.

It was the most requested car for a long, long time. I can only pray the car programmers did their job. I'm seeing it stock between Pi 910 and 920 because it surely comes stock with race tires.


The EVO probably does have Forged Carbon, but a quick search of the rear confirms this is not the EVO.
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#12 Posted : Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:41:31 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: AcinoTheCheetah Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: NightDriver7800 Go to Quoted Post
My expectation is low S2 at around 910 since it's a better car than the Aventador SV all around and faster than a GT3 RS despite what opposing fanbois think. Expect it to reach top of S2 with twin turbos.

Won't be fun to drive in S2, but S2 is the worst class in the game anyway. The game's meta falls apart above A class. So just enjoy the cruise and the casual racing. :)


I think it should be somewhere in the range that a little bit higher than 911 GT2 RS and 488 Pista


As AWD Performante will start quicker than those two. But soon it will fall behind them. They simply have more power, more torque, better power/weight ratio. http://www.supercarworld...rtorder=&carlist=718~778~818~716

Definitely a S2 car. I love Performante. And AWD is just more useful in FH games.
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#13 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 10:15:48 AM(UTC)


New cars coming to the game via the Festival Playlist:
2006 Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top (last seen in FH1)
201? Lamborghini Huracan Performante (new to Forza)
1964 Porsche 356C Emory (new to Forza)
1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex (last seen in FH3)

Edited by user Monday, January 13, 2020 10:20:02 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#14 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 10:49:02 AM(UTC)
Performante a 50% reward for Autumn. Trueno and the Hummer are single player championship rewards and I think the Porsche was 50% for Winter?
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#15 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 11:05:34 AM(UTC)
Rimac Concept 2 is 80% monthly reward. Boo.
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#16 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 11:23:47 AM(UTC)
FINALLY!

Finally! all the NEW Cars are Single Player Rewards! About time too! Thank You Playground Games, Thank You!

Keep this up and ensure all NEW Cars are Single Player Rewards in Future Updated as well. Thank You.

Now, all you need to do is put the Rimac into the Forzathon Shop at some Point in Future and we are Golden.
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#17 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 11:44:49 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: King Cobra Mi6 Go to Quoted Post
FINALLY!

Finally! all the NEW Cars are Single Player Rewards! About time too! Thank You Playground Games, Thank You!

Keep this up and ensure all NEW Cars are Single Player Rewards in Future Updated as well. Thank You.

Now, all you need to do is put the Rimac into the Forzathon Shop at some Point in Future and we are Golden.


That's good! But I wanted the skeleton costume, and my GOLD trial ends by then.
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#18 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 12:23:18 PM(UTC)
I think Rimac was there already? I have two and one from Shop I didn't buy.
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#19 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 12:26:33 PM(UTC)
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I think Rimac was there already? I have two and one from Shop I didn't buy.


Yes it was. I already have one in my garage.

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#20 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 12:39:04 PM(UTC)
Phooey! I must haver Missed the Rimac when it was in the Forzathon Shop! I will just have to hope they Repeat its Appearance... That's Twice I have missed it now!

I Swear, there is a Curse between Me and that Car...

Insert Terry-Thomas as Were-Armitage in a Bad Mood Quote here.

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#21 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 12:49:36 PM(UTC)
The Rimac is also fairly constantly available in the Auction House. Just checked and you could buy one out now for 10,000,000.
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#22 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 12:59:54 PM(UTC)
Thanks for the Notification Jezza14! :)
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#23 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 1:30:39 PM(UTC)
New eliminator cars!!
Forza junkie since FM2. Horizons are the break I need from the track

Check me out on Mixer! www.mixer.com/dareocharmer
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#24 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 1:51:29 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: DaReoCharmer Go to Quoted Post
New eliminator cars!!


Without mentioning DaReoCharmer's name, the staff were in awe of 350+ wins in Eliminator.

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#25 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 2:14:03 PM(UTC)
Hello, the release notes are out on the forza support site and only the title is named January 13th update, but there's no update out yet and the article doesn't have any clue on the release. Will it be tonight or tomorrow Jan. 14th?
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