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#1 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:35:26 AM(UTC)
AUTUMN | SERIES 26

Starts September 3 at 7:30am Pacific
Ends September 10 at 7:30am Pacific

This is the second season of Series 26.


The Jaguar I-PACE is the new exclusive reward this season.

BARN FIND RUMOR:


#FORZATHON SHOP
  • 650 FP Car: 2011 McLaren 12C Coupe (previously available Exclusive model)
  • 450 FP Car: 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
  • Clothing: Blue Top Hat
  • Emote: Shamone
  • Wheelspins cost this series: 40 FP & 150 FP


FESTIVAL PLAYLIST
  • 50% Autumn Completion: 2018 Jaguar I-PACE (newly released Exclusive model)
  • 80% Autumn Completion: 1992 Toyota Supra 2.0 GT Twin Turbo (previously available Exclusive model)
  • 50% Series Completion: 2018 Ford #88 Mustang RTR (previously available Exclusive model)
  • 80% Series Completion: 1974 Toyota Celica GT (previously available Exclusive model)




PHOTO CHALLENGE

#FLIGHTOFFANCY
    Take a photo of your car at the Greendale Airstrip. Share your photo with the hashtag on Twitter for a chance to be featured in a future stream.
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin



#FORZATHON

Earn 100 FP from the weekly challenge plus 10 per Daily, plus Bonus for all, double for owning the Lake Lodge

Weekly Challenge:
[Must be done in sequence to count.
  • Own and drive the 2013 Caterham Superlight R500
  • Earn 5 Threading the Needle Skills in your Caterham R500
  • Earn a total of 9 stars from Danger Signs in your Caterham R500
  • Win 4 Road Circuit events in your Caterham R500


Daily Challenges:
Each challenge is open for 72 hours from 7:30am Pacific of the start day.
  • Earn 2 Clean Racing Skills
  • Earn 1 Awesome Drafting Skill
  • Earn 2 Clean Start Skills
  • Closely overtake while racing to earn 3 Great Pass Skills
  • Earn 1 Ultimate Skill Chain
  • Earn 2 Lumberjack Skills
  • Earn 3 Great Skill Chains



SEASONAL EVENTS

The unique reward listed for seasonal championship events requires you to place 1st against at or above the Highly Skilled Drivatar difficulty setting; the Trial requires Unbeatable difficulty. As of Series 24 Playground Games rewards the car for all participants, win or lose.

    The Trial Co-Op Championship: "99 LuftSaloons" | Dirt Racing | (A800) Super Saloons
  • Reward: 2019 BMW Z4 (previously available Exclusive model)

    Showcase Remix: "Pillar of Autumn" | Halo Experience
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    Seasonal Playground Games | Mudkickers' 4x4 | (C600) Country: Japan
  • Reward: 2005 Honda NSX-R (previously available Exclusive model)
  • As of Series 24 you don't have to win the event to earn the reward.

    PR Stunt: Northbound Danger Sign | 725.1
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    PR Stunt: Oakwood Crest Speed Trap | 205.0 mph
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    PR Stunt: Johnston Terrace Speed Zone | 145.0 mph
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    Championship: "Utilitarian" | Street Scene | (A800) Sports Utility Heroes
  • Reward: 2018 Porsche Cayenne (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "An Old Hand" | Street Scene | (B700) Vintage Racers
  • Reward: 1933 Napier Railton (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "Track Day" | Road Racing | (S2 998) Extreme Track Toys
  • Reward: 2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro (previously available Exclusive model)


    MONTHLY EVENTS

  • Monthly Rivals: Astmoor Heritage Circuit
  • Online Adventure - (requires 1 Qualifying race to get ranked)

Completing the monthly events applies their completion percentage to all four seasons in the Festival Playlist.







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#2 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:57:31 AM(UTC)
Hi,

"99 LuftSaloons" = Super Saloons.

Super Saloons = Limousine, dirt racing limousines.

If this sounds like something fun to try, I prepared a tune in advance, if anyone feels the need to try, although, it is quite late where I am, so I will be trying later today:

**Trial: "99 LuftSaloons" | Dirt Racing | (A800) Super Saloons
**Car used: 2013 Cadillac XTS Limousine (HTF)
**Tune: A800 Rally / 100 104 748

While not yet tested in the trial (online), it has been tested offline/solo on tracks with the same details as the races, vs. unbeatable. Only one track, Ambleside, is problematic (maybe my skill), on this track I can not win vs. unbeatable, (2nd), but do win vs. pro.

Anyway here for those that wish to surprise others by using a car that would seem unsuitable. It maybe hard against other players, cornering is slightly different than a shorter car, I will see later today!

*inspired by someone on the forum who in recent weeks who took the Limo to the Games.

Enjoy

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#3 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:13:12 AM(UTC)
Again why do I have to load the same 1 lap race 4 times!!!!! What is the point other than to waste time???? How about just make it do 4 laps all at once? I do not know about other 100% people but I just want to get it done as fast as possible because I am soooo sick of doing this every week for 2 years.

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#4 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:42:47 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: leetorts Go to Quoted Post
Again why do I have to load the same 1 lap race 4 times!!!!! What is the point other than to waste time???? How about just make it do 4 laps all at once? I do not know about other 100% people but I just want to get it done as fast as possible because I am soooo sick of doing this every week for 2 years.


I agree with you Lee, it's very boring to do this kind of challenges.
See you soon in FM7 League :)
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#5 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:15:35 AM(UTC)
OMG this is one trial I'll try to forget in a hurry, been very long time singe I encountered so many bad players.
Dive bombing in every corner until I could managed to run away and generally being bad.
Anyway, putting aside those issues, nothing came close to me and I got 6x 1st (yes first team was so bad and tbh also didn't deserve a win), second team was a bit better but not much, still they at leas know how to drive, so 3:0 for us.
A 800 super saloons trial BMW 1 Series M coupe, tune - 103 264 539
alternative was a bit less stabile BMW M2 coupe, tune - 120 127 283
I did prepare few more, but they are slower (Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar XE-S and Volvo V60), tunes are shared tho.

So now to solo championships and lets start with one, where somebody had a weird sense of humor putting extreme track toys onto short, twisted road circuits
S2 998 extreme track toys TVR Cerbera Speed 12, tune - 578 262 162
alternative Aston Martin Vulcan, tune - 537 098 135

To continue with a bit twisted sense of humor, lets put sport utility heroes on a street scene tracks, so both running on race suspension, but left rally tires
A 800 sport utility heroes Jaguar F-Pace S, tune 162 310 420
alternative BMW X6 M, tune - 158 088 056

So to last championship and vintage races on fast street scene tracks, where both cars will struggle on straights coz of running rally tires and being set for grip
B 700 vintage racers Bugatty Type 35 C, tune - 461 825 307
alternative Bentley 4 1/2 liter supercharged, tune - 880 758 322

PR stunts as always .. Agera RS, tune - 167 849 655 used for danger sign and speed trap and McLaren Senna, tune - 176 256 116 used for speed zone.

Forzathon car this week is Caterham Superlight R500, tuned to S1 - 749 148 393, went into solo free roam, to collect threading the needle skills on freeway, then jumped 3 times over Ambleside Edge danger sign (can easily score 3 stras) and finally used my custom blueprint at Broadway Village Circuit, code - 158 878 251, where you just follow track until second checkpoint, where you can turn left and head to finish line.

Finishing pic was a fail, coz I pushed wrong button


As always, I hope this can be of any help to somebody, take care everyone and have fun, bb
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#6 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:36:49 AM(UTC)
Great to see B class Vintage Racers again, most fun championships in the game for me driving them stock.

Were there ghosting in Trials that's 1 combo I'd love to see, since it's not there though it would probably be 1 of the biggest messes you'd ever participate in on a Forza game.

Edit : 1st try of the trial and I quit after 1 and a bit laps of Ambleside, why I even bothered going that far I don't know.

You should know you're wasting your time when 4 of the other 5 are in stock cars + 2 of them are RWD, a C63 + M4.

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#7 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:21:18 AM(UTC)
Threading the Needle sucks in FH4.

However, this is still a better challenge than the previous one, because you can just take your time and do the races "properly", that is without magical grinding blueprints.

For the car? Not worth it. The I-Pace is a good drive but won't capture the hearts of anyone. I guess it's a 50% prize so the people who go for it compensate the lack of playtime of those that don't.
May the forced induction be with you.

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#8 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:01:12 AM(UTC)
**Championship: "An Old Hand" | Street Scene | (B700) Vintage Racers
**Reward: 1933 Napier Railton (previously available Exclusive model)


My pick was the 1931 Bentley 4,5 supercharger, one of the cheapest vintage racers btw.


Bulletproof easy win: (4WD++) 137 443 505

A bit moore fair, hotted up stock but 5sp: 758 242 481 (updated)

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#9 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:01:28 AM(UTC)
Do I have to 'git gud' or the game doesn't register 'threading the needle' skills as it should?
I know you should get it when you squeeze at high speed through two cars going into opposite directions without hitting any of them
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#10 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:14:48 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: El Barto inc Go to Quoted Post

A 800 super saloons trial BMW 1 Series M coupe, tune - 103 264 539
alternative was a bit less stabile BMW M2 coupe, tune - 120 127 283
I did prepare few more, but they are slower (Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar XE-S and Volvo V60), tunes are shared tho.



Not tried the M1 yet but the M2 was competitive and a barrel load of fun!! :) Cheers
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#11 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:21:42 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: MenstrualDoom Go to Quoted Post
Do I have to 'git gud' or the game doesn't register 'threading the needle' skills as it should?
I know you should get it when you squeeze at high speed through two cars going into opposite directions without hitting any of them


Hi, the cars don't need to be going in different directions, go into Solo Mode and run down the main highway a couple of times should do it :)
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#12 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:52:29 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: NightDriver7800 Go to Quoted Post
Threading the Needle sucks in FH4.

However, this is still a better challenge than the previous one, because you can just take your time and do the races "properly", that is without magical grinding blueprints.

For the car? Not worth it. The I-Pace is a good drive but won't capture the hearts of anyone. I guess it's a 50% prize so the people who go for it compensate the lack of playtime of those that don't.


Go the wrong way up the motorway for Threading The Needle.
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#13 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:15:18 PM(UTC)
The I-Pace is really nice to drive, but the electric engine gimps it.

The reusable perk is Cross Country, which is useless, since in CC you need power and top end, and this car doesn't have any of them. Try racing a Titan event in this and you'll finish 2 minutes behind the second last racer.

However, this car has an interesting option in the form of Race transmission. It's mandatory to hit 800. The ability to tweak the transmission to boost acceleration could give it some very situational uses.

When it comes to the visuals, no obvious bugs, but, as usual for these "exclusive" SUVs, there's no lift kit available for it (only laziness justifies). The rear wing is a very tiny one, which is a bonus, but you sure don't need anything else to slow you down.

Overtaking a Hellcat in this thing is still priceless, though.

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May the forced induction be with you.

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#14 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:53:13 PM(UTC)
The traffic seems to very inconveniently die down every time there is a need to score a traffic skill in a particular car. I drove a lap and half around the map using main roads and run the highway back and forth against the traffic twice before registering the required five Threading The Needle skills.
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#15 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:55:40 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: NuttyLittleBoy Go to Quoted Post
The traffic seems to very inconveniently die down every time there is a need to score a traffic skill in a particular car. I drove a lap and half around the map using main roads and run the highway back and forth against the traffic twice before registering the required five Threading The Needle skills.


Go into Solo Mode, much more traffic :)

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#16 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:58:47 PM(UTC)
With fully electric cars still being rare additions to the game I thought I give the I-Pace a closer look for A800 road racing.

Given the low number of upgrade choices there are mostly two builds:
- stock engine, adjustable gearbox, Sports tires, rear-aero.
- fully upgraded engine, stock gearbox, Sports tires, full-aero.

Stock gearbox saves tons of PI enabling the fully upgraded engine and full-aero build at the cost of a top speed of only 211 km/h (131 mph).
With a combustion engine this would normally lead to an insane acceleration build and it should beat the stock engine build around lower speed tracks.
But it doesn't.
57.4 with the stock engine vs 57.5 with the fully upgraded engine at Bamburgh Coast Circuit.

The reason for this lies within the awful power graph of the engine. It loses tremendous amounts of power at high rpm.
I adjusted the gearbox of the stock engine build to provide maximum power (294kw) at a speed of 100km/h (60 mph) because this is roughly the lowest speed the car faces with Sports tires on A800 around a track (90° turns at Edinburgh, some hairpins).

I've written down the power decrease of both builds at various speeds:

stock engine, fully upgraded engine
100 km/h (60 mph): 294 kW (400 PS), 377 kW (512 PS)
160 km/h (100mph): 287 kW (390 PS), 318 kW (432 PS)
200 km/h (124 mph): 271 kW (368 PS), 239 kW (325 PS)
211 km/h (131 mph) = stock top speed: 265 kW (360 PS), 215 kW (292 PS)

As can be seen besides the huge power advantage on paper the fully upgraded build quickly produces less power than the stock engine build.

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#17 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:51:36 PM(UTC)
Not sure which I hate more, S2 in Winter or S2 on Ambleside🤢😒😢
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#18 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:59:45 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: NightDriver7800 Go to Quoted Post
Threading the Needle sucks in FH4.

However, this is still a better challenge than the previous one, because you can just take your time and do the races "properly", that is without magical grinding blueprints.

For the car? Not worth it. The I-Pace is a good drive but won't capture the hearts of anyone. I guess it's a 50% prize so the people who go for it compensate the lack of playtime of those that don't.


I found it more difficult than usual with that long hood on the Caterham. AI kept getting in the way. Aims for you.

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#19 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:00:05 PM(UTC)
Tried WangKeRui’s limo tune. Worked great, hysterically funny. Quick, winner if I ran better today. Ambleside not its forte.
But blocking drivatars and resistance to being shoved was off the charts. Haven’t laughed that much in a trial in ages.
Worth a try for grins. Really big drifts. Yuge.
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#20 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:13:12 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: AquaPainter168 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: NightDriver7800 Go to Quoted Post
Threading the Needle sucks in FH4.

However, this is still a better challenge than the previous one, because you can just take your time and do the races "properly", that is without magical grinding blueprints.

For the car? Not worth it. The I-Pace is a good drive but won't capture the hearts of anyone. I guess it's a 50% prize so the people who go for it compensate the lack of playtime of those that don't.


Go the wrong way up the motorway for Threading The Needle.


I like to use the Edinburgh Bridge, but you need to go to Horizon Solo. The motorway didn't have enough traffic density for me.
May the forced induction be with you.

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#21 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:32:38 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Sfumato720 Go to Quoted Post
Tried WangKeRui’s limo tune. Worked great, hysterically funny. Quick, winner if I ran better today. Ambleside not its forte.
But blocking drivatars and resistance to being shoved was off the charts. Haven’t laughed that much in a trial in ages.


Just tried it in the actual Trial myself. At first I was concerned about getting in the way of other players, but after trying the trial in a more 'practical' car and experiencing how some players are playing are playing, I decided, I will just use the Limo, if player are bad, I don't need to be concerned, and if they are good, and I get in the way, I can slow down, let the leaders lead.

First Limo race, only four of us, immediately knocked out of a check point by a player - this was no accident, they drove against me for a while, even missed the check point themselves, they quit. I carried on, managed to beat all the other players (they DNF'ed), however we lost. Second race, again missed a check point - although my fault this time. Hey PG, what is the point of resetting me right at the point I knew I was going to miss the check point and had no way to correct for it? Two resets to even be able to hit the check point - quit (we were losing anyway, I had no points to lose)

Next attempt, full team, first race, half the team are not so stellar tail enders, came second after making it so a clearly faster player in a Kia Stinger could pass, a loss at Tarn Hows (the easiest race of the three!). Ambleside, bad track for this car, however came in first after the A.I. in first ran off the track (not clear why), team win on this track (hardest track of the three!). Sprint race, came in first by a huge margin, team win.

I agree with everything Sfumato720 says, fun tune, quick (certainly quick enough for the trial), and the force from the A.I. would seem to not bother the Limo at all. Cons are, you do need to keep an eye on where players are (A.I. less so) as easy to sideswipe while cornering, also watch the rear end, if you get the tail too far out it will come around. (from experience, 180'd on the hairpin at Ambleside).

Enjoy.

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#22 Posted : Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:21:38 PM(UTC)
leetors and all lazy races.

the goliath, code 123 681 966 - short road circuit (10-15 sec), you can do shortcut after first checkpoint

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#23 Posted : Friday, September 4, 2020 12:25:20 AM(UTC)
I'm getting good with S2, I can win all the races even on Ambleside.
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#24 Posted : Friday, September 4, 2020 12:57:21 AM(UTC)
Hello once again,

Cars/tunes/suggestions for what I have complete thus far of this weeks seasonal for those that find such useful. All tunes are my own, unless otherwise noted, all shared by myself (or others). ~ tune name / share code. If you use anything offered here, and you like it/it was useful to you, please don't forget to leave a like.

Online:
**Trial: "99 LuftSaloons" | Dirt Racing | (A800) Super Saloons
**#1 Car used: 2010 Vauxhall Insignia VXR (Carpass - Autoshow 42,000 Cr)
**#1 Tune: A800 Dirt / 105 598 214

**#2 Car used: 2013 Cadillac XTS Limousine (HTF)
**#2 Tune: A800 Rally / 100 104 748

A.I. performance - certainly more difficult offline/solo this week.
For the Trial I have two tune this week, one 'more conventional' and one 'meme' type. Firstly the Vauxhall, AWD as standard, rally tires, no aero. Quick, fast, easy to handle although very slightly loose in the rear. Very easy win (vs. teammates I faced). Second, the Caddy Limo, AWD, supercharged, rally tires and suspension, no aero. Also quick and fast (at least comparable to the Vauxhall), easy to handle, but does handle like a very long.. Limousine, can easy balance slide into corners, yet do be aware it will bog down if slide is too steep. Check out post above for experience in the Trial, TL:DR - quick, easy win vs Trial A.I., 1st place very possible vs. teammates.

**Seasonal Playground Games | Mudkickers' 4x4 | (C600) Country: Japan
**Car used: 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept (Autoshow 50,000 Cr)
**Tune: C600 Games / 146 534 895

Bad choice, simple. I only chose this as well - Mudkickers', and did not think others would not follow suit, was wrong. The only reason to choose this (and the only reason it is shared) is it is very good at disrupting the other team, much heavier than the small Japanese cars I encountered, they can not move you (if trying to disrupt), and they will go flying if you hit them - very satisfying in flag rush. Slow to reach speed, once at speed not much slows it down (opponents - ha!), does turn like a truck. Tune is running offroad tires with rally suspension, no aero.

PR Stunts:
- Johnston Terrace Speed Zone, 2018 McLaren Senna - 'New S2 Road Race' (111 960 179) by Don Joewon Song,
- Oakwood Crest Speed Trap, 2019 Rimac Concept Two - 'PR Stunt Rally' (120 633 544),
- Northbound Danger Sign, 2019 Rimac Concept Two - 'PR Stunt Rally' (120 633 544).

Solo championships - Raced against Expert, Steering: Simulation, ABS: on, Traction/Stability; Off, Gearbox: Auto.

Only one for now, one of the Street Scene events, to get one done of the two.

**Championship: "Utilitarian" | Street Scene | (A800) Sports Utility Heroes
**Car used: 2016 Bentley Bentayga (Autoshow 180,000 Cr)
**Tune: A800 Road / 661 479 100

"Competitive" win, not a runaway win, but easy enough win (expert). Purpose built on road SUV tune, including lowering ride height, and no offroad/rally tires - should be terrible offroad, but did not check, on road it is okay for a truck, very stable, goodish grip (include in rain), nice power. Tune runs race tires and suspension, no aero.

Have fun.

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#25 Posted : Friday, September 4, 2020 9:24:45 AM(UTC)
Protip for threading the needle skill -
1.) go to parking lot at the beach where there are some parked cars.
2.) pick one car then find another parked car ram it until it's parallel with the one you picked but allowing enough room for you to squeeze through.
3.) now make a run for these two parked cars, x5. you want to be above 70 mph (112.7 km/h) for the skill to trigger.
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