2 Pages12Next
Rank: Moderator
 2 users liked this post.
#1 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:36:44 AM(UTC)
AUTUMN | SERIES 27

Starts October 1 at 7:30am Pacific
Ends October 8 at 7:30am Pacific

This is the second season of Series 27.


The 2015 Lexus RC F is this season's newly released exclusive reward car. "So let's see 'em! Your best tunes, liveries, photos, whatever! We're retweeting our favorites today."^


BARN FIND RUMOR:


#FORZATHON SHOP
  • 600 FP Car: 1991 Peugeot 205 Rallye (previously available Exclusive model)
  • 350 FP Car: 2004 Maserati MC12 Forza Edition (previously available Exclusive model)
  • Clothing: Modern Race Helmet Black
  • Horn: Cash Register
  • Wheelspins cost this series: 40 FP & 150 FP




FESTIVAL PLAYLIST
  • 50% Autumn Completion: 2013 Formula Drift #777 Chevrolet Corvette (previously available Exclusive model)
  • 80% Autumn Completion: 1969 Toyota 2000GT (previously available Exclusive model)
  • 50% Series Completion: 2018 Renault Megane R.S. (previously available Exclusive model)
  • 80% Series Completion: 2018 ATS GT (previously available Exclusive model)



PHOTO CHALLENGE

    #HOUSEOFROD- Take a photo of any Rods and Customs Car with Broadway Church
  • 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 2016 Dodge Viper ACR or 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • Win 5 Drag Strip events in either the Corvette '15 or Dodge Viper '16
  • Win 3 Street Scene events in the Corvette '15 or Dodge Viper '16
  • Earn 500,000 Skill Score in either the Corvette '15 or Dodge Viper '16


Daily Challenges:
Each challenge is open for 72 hours from 7:30am Pacific of the start day.
  • Earn 1 Awesome Wreckage Skill
  • Earn 1 Clean Racing Skill
  • Complete a Road Circuit event
  • Earn 3 Trading Paint Skills
  • Earn 1 Speed Skill
  • Earn 3 Great Speed Skills
  • Earn 2 stars or better in any Speed Zone



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: "Forza in the Forest" | Dirt Racing | (C600) Classic Rally
  • Reward: 1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four RC ST185 (previously available Exclusive model)

    Seasonal Playground Games | Mortimer Gardens | (B700) Trucks
  • Reward: 2015 Mercedes-Benz #24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck
  • As of Series 24 you don't have to win the event to earn the reward.

    PR Stunt: Roman Ruins Danger Sign | 557.7 feet
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    PR Stunt: Copse Speed Trap | 182.0 mph
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    PR Stunt: Hillside Speed Zone | 86.0 mph
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    Championship: "Sinatra Style" | Road Racing | (A800) Classic Racers
  • Reward: 1970 Porsche #3 917 LH (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "German Wheel" | Road Racing | (A800) Sports Utility Heroes
  • Reward: 2019 Porsche Macan Turbo (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "Fully Loaded" | Dirt Racing | (A800) Super Saloons
  • Reward: 2015 Lexus RC F (newly released Exclusive model)

    MONTHLY EVENTS

  • Monthly Rivals: "Xbox Hall of Fame Circuit" | McLaren Senna | Horizon Festival Circuit - Night (Set a time and register by Oct. 11 for the #XboxHallOfFame sweepstakes)^
  • 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.







Edited by user Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:05:22 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#2 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:30:15 AM(UTC)
Bug reminder: if you're not seeing Festival Playlist events or have different events than listed above, you need to update your game. Rebooting will usually trigger the update. The current version is 1.439.839.2.
Rank: R-Class Racing License
 4 users liked this post.
#3 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:51:47 AM(UTC)
Another complete waste of tine Forzathon. Stop making so much busy work.
Rank: D-Class Racing License
#4 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:00:03 AM(UTC)
Anybody else not able to list their RC F on the Auction House? Just comes up with an error message saying "There was an error communicating with the server. Please try again later."
i7-8700K @ 3.7GHz / GTX 1080 Ti / 16GB RAM / Windows 10 64-bit
Xbox One X 1TB / Samsung 50" 4K UHD
Rank: S-Class Racing License
 2 users liked this post.
#5 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:43:38 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Carrythxd Go to Quoted Post
Anybody else not able to list their RC F on the Auction House? Just comes up with an error message saying "There was an error communicating with the server. Please try again later."


You have to wait a day before you can auction newly released models.
Rank: D-Class Racing License
#6 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:56:25 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: FullNietzsche Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Carrythxd Go to Quoted Post
Anybody else not able to list their RC F on the Auction House? Just comes up with an error message saying "There was an error communicating with the server. Please try again later."


You have to wait a day before you can auction newly released models.


Gotcha, thanks 👍
i7-8700K @ 3.7GHz / GTX 1080 Ti / 16GB RAM / Windows 10 64-bit
Xbox One X 1TB / Samsung 50" 4K UHD
Rank: S-Class Racing License
 1 user liked this post.
#7 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:57:25 AM(UTC)
All the sounds seem improved. Every car I tried was BASS.
Rank: C-Class Racing License
#8 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:17:25 AM(UTC)
Time for next round ...
So trial with C class classic rally cars ... its the return of Mr. Bean in style, 3x win and 3:0 for team. Its not the fastest but with vintage tires, has some grip. Dis battle it ut on second race with Volvo, but yeah, good clean racing tho.
C 600 Mini Cooper S, tune - 698 116 404

Moving on to solo championship and it was road racing in A class sport utility heroes, didn't really feel like doing much, so just picked my Jag
A 800 Jaguar F-Pace, tune - 162 310 420

Next in line was again road racing in A class classic racers, where I also didn't feel like doing much, since I already have my Daytona ready
A 800 Shelby Daytona, tune - 608 196 288

and finally to dirt racing in A class super saloons, again its return of already proven car . BMW
A 800 BMW 1 series M coupe, tune -103 264 539

Now to forzathon car and I picked Corvette Z06, tuned it to S1 class, tune - 141 102 823, went out to win some drag races, then some street races and finally went crazy on the beach for those skill points.

PR stunts as always done in offroad tuned Agera RS, tune - 167 849 655 for speed trap and danger sign, used Hoonigan RS200, tune - 428 155 751 for offroad speed zone.

and a pic to finish it all


Hope this can be of any help to someone, take care everyone and have fun, bb

Edit
Few alternatives, can't leave my beloved car maker out, so:
A800 super saloon - Alfa Romeo Giulia, tune - 129 973 624
A800 classic racer - Alfa Romeo TZ2, tune - 833 837 923
A800 sport utility heroes - Alfa Romeo Stelvio, tune - 160 883 305
Also new Land Rover Range Rover Velar, tune - 164 824 193
I'm also tempted to give a try to an electric SUV Jag, but I have a feeling it won't go exactly well, lol
But anyway, Jag I-Pace, tune - 173 658 852
and when it comes time to help with PGG, I'll use MB Unimog, tune -132 046 075

Edited by user Saturday, October 3, 2020 4:37:44 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Added alternative cars and tunes

Alfa Romeo - made in Italy, perfected in my garage
Rank: A-Class Racing License
#9 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:44:46 AM(UTC)
I thought I'd try a car I haven't tuned before for the Trial, so gave the '73 Renault A110 a try. It did pretty well in the Trial, so I tried it for the Derwent Reservoir Trail rivals, and got 14th on the leaderboard. It looks from the leaderboard like the Talbot Sunbeam might be the fastest car, but I wasn't all that far behind in the A110. I shared the tune.
Rank: A-Class Racing License
 2 users liked this post.
#10 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:33:44 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: leetorts Go to Quoted Post
Another complete waste of tine Forzathon. Stop making so much busy work.


It’s not busy work if you have an entire week to do it. Even if you do one event a day it’ll only take 4 out of 7 days, even less because you can knock that out in an hour.

What do you want? 1) get in car 2) drive car 10mph 3) do a burnout 4) do a u-turn?
Rank: S-Class Racing License
#11 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:19:41 PM(UTC)
Who would have known that Lexus makes better Cadillacs than Cadillac themselves? The RC-F feels so soft!

(it also sounds like an F-Type for some reason)

Props for the LF-A swap, at least.
May the forced induction be with you.

Alice >>>>>>>>>> Keira
Rank: R-Class Racing License
 1 user liked this post.
#12 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:12:36 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Clutch63 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: leetorts Go to Quoted Post
Another complete waste of tine Forzathon. Stop making so much busy work.


It’s not busy work if you have an entire week to do it. Even if you do one event a day it’ll only take 4 out of 7 days, even less because you can knock that out in an hour.

What do you want? 1) get in car 2) drive car 10mph 3) do a burnout 4) do a u-turn?


Sounds about right. lol I have no desire to spend all week long doing this. I would like to not have to load the same thing repeatedly 5 times. It took longer to load than do. They keep doing that over and over. It's old and pointless. There should also be an opportunity to do the Forzathon out of order and complete some of the tasks while doing other events. It should not take much effort to do that. H3 let you do this, It was more fun to see how many Forzathon tasks could be done at the same time. The whole Forzathon took about 20-25 min, it took longer than anything else.

Edited by user Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:22:01 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: S-Class Racing License
 4 users liked this post.
#13 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:40:23 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Clutch63 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: leetorts Go to Quoted Post
Another complete waste of tine Forzathon. Stop making so much busy work.


It’s not busy work if you have an entire week to do it. Even if you do one event a day it’ll only take 4 out of 7 days, even less because you can knock that out in an hour.

What do you want? 1) get in car 2) drive car 10mph 3) do a burnout 4) do a u-turn?


Forzathons in FH4 have for the most part been buggy and excessively grindy.

One example is the current one: when first introduced (this is a repeat), ownership of either the Viper or the Corvette didn't register. Mileage challenges require a certain speed to register. Progress in skill point challenges used to vanish (it was fixed long ago but lots of people complained).

Playground just doesn't utilize their tools to the best they could. Why are we repeating Forzathons from last year when this game has hundreds and hundreds of cars? Why are we required to do multiple of certain skills instead of winning events or something?

I know people will do everything they can to cheese through events, but I don't think it's ok to fix broken game design with hurdles/annoyances for the player. Ultimately, the game is about having fun.

FH4 is a severely broken game when it comes to giving rewards (you can "sidestep" the game's seasonal system easily and you can use easy blueprints to grind credits/completion), but these are things that should have been considered during development.

Also, since many cars are exclusives/rewards, Playground can't just theme a Forzathon around them, because it could be that the car is difficult to obtain. If I want to use an exclusive, it must be done in a generic event like Sport Saloons.

Unfortunately, the only reason these events are a drag is because of engagement metrics. You need to squeeze a minimum out of each player. It's a bad gaming trend we have today.

Edited by user Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:42:45 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

May the forced induction be with you.

Alice >>>>>>>>>> Keira
Rank: B-Class Racing License
#14 Posted : Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:34:52 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: NightDriver7800 Go to Quoted Post
Playground just doesn't utilize their tools to the best they could. Why are we repeating Forzathons from last year when this game has hundreds and hundreds of cars?

⬆ This.

I wouldn't mind seeing those community championships return; for a change of pace; I guess they've given up on those?

Edited by user Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:13:36 PM(UTC)  | Reason: ~

Every train needs a caboose, right?
Rank: Driver's License
#15 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 2:17:00 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Clutch63 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: leetorts Go to Quoted Post
Another complete waste of tine Forzathon. Stop making so much busy work.


It’s not busy work if you have an entire week to do it. Even if you do one event a day it’ll only take 4 out of 7 days, even less because you can knock that out in an hour.

What do you want? 1) get in car 2) drive car 10mph 3) do a burnout 4) do a u-turn?


.

Edited by user Friday, October 2, 2020 2:33:44 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: A-Class Racing License
 1 user liked this post.
#16 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 2:24:38 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: breeminator Go to Quoted Post
I thought I'd try a car I haven't tuned before for the Trial, so gave the '73 Renault A110 a try. It did pretty well in the Trial, so I tried it for the Derwent Reservoir Trail rivals, and got 14th on the leaderboard. It looks from the leaderboard like the Talbot Sunbeam might be the fastest car, but I wasn't all that far behind in the A110. I shared the tune.


For the Trial overall I think a FWD bodykit Offroad tires Mini is the fastest choice closely followed by a FWD Offroad tires Fulvia for which I shared a build. Only on Reservoir they suffer due to the low amount of power and due to the track being mainly tarmac. With the Fulvia I clocked times ~ 2 seconds slower than your A110. Managed to improve your time with my RWD Stratos but the Talbot as RWD with the V-TEC swap should be the king.
Rank: Driver's License
#17 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 2:28:35 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Clutch63 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: leetorts Go to Quoted Post
Another complete waste of tine Forzathon. Stop making so much busy work.


It’s not busy work if you have an entire week to do it. Even if you do one event a day it’ll only take 4 out of 7 days, even less because you can knock that out in an hour.

What do you want? 1) get in car 2) drive car 10mph 3) do a burnout 4) do a u-turn?


Not needing to downgrade my cars and drive them a lot slower than they're capable of would be a really good start imo, driving supercars(or any car) at 70mph just isn't as much fun imo(and it's definitely not fun offroad!), they should mix it up a bit and have more S1/S2/X events.
I understand that the devs are more interested in how many player hours they can clock up but they could at least make more of an effort to inject some fun into those hours!
Rank: C-Class Racing License
 1 user liked this post.
#18 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 2:33:03 AM(UTC)
Suprised no one has mentioned the 77' Ford Escort RS1800.

I have been having an absolute blast with that car on the Trial.

The fact that you get that wheel spin but also quick acceleration and awesome slides just makes it so much fun to race.

Getting a 98% win rate is nice as well but there are others who can drive cars like the A110 and just pip me on the post.

Manual racing is a must but i must say i did it in auto and had just as much fun drifting the corners and still winning by a fair distance :)

Sharecode is 150 819 954.

Whatever you do, just let it take you there and watch the fun that your having, really start to begin.
Rank: A-Class Racing License
 1 user liked this post.
#19 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 4:54:26 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Rayne SE Go to Quoted Post
For the Trial overall I think a FWD bodykit Offroad tires Mini is the fastest choice closely followed by a FWD Offroad tires Fulvia for which I shared a build. Only on Reservoir they suffer due to the low amount of power and due to the track being mainly tarmac. With the Fulvia I clocked times ~ 2 seconds slower than your A110. Managed to improve your time with my RWD Stratos but the Talbot as RWD with the V-TEC swap should be the king.

I tried the Talbot Sunbeam as AWD with the stock tyres, and it was very quick for Derwent Reservoir Trail, I went something like 4 seconds quicker than the previous fastest time with that car, for 3rd place on the leaderboard. I tried it for Tarn Hows Scramble as well, but it's not as good for that track, and I only got 73rd. I could maybe improve that, as I did it before knowing how good it was for Derwent Reservoir, so I wasn't sure if the build was good or not at that stage, and didn't try for all that long. My Talbot Sunbeam tune is shared.
Rank: Racing Permit
#20 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 6:26:09 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: breeminator Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Rayne SE Go to Quoted Post
For the Trial overall I think a FWD bodykit Offroad tires Mini is the fastest choice closely followed by a FWD Offroad tires Fulvia for which I shared a build. Only on Reservoir they suffer due to the low amount of power and due to the track being mainly tarmac. With the Fulvia I clocked times ~ 2 seconds slower than your A110. Managed to improve your time with my RWD Stratos but the Talbot as RWD with the V-TEC swap should be the king.

I tried the Talbot Sunbeam as AWD with the stock tyres, and it was very quick for Derwent Reservoir Trail, I went something like 4 seconds quicker than the previous fastest time with that car, for 3rd place on the leaderboard. I tried it for Tarn Hows Scramble as well, but it's not as good for that track, and I only got 73rd. I could maybe improve that, as I did it before knowing how good it was for Derwent Reservoir, so I wasn't sure if the build was good or not at that stage, and didn't try for all that long. My Talbot Sunbeam tune is shared.




*********
See if it helps you do the challenges

D) The Trial Co-Op Championship: Forza in the Forest
Reward: Toyota Celica GT-Four RC ST185 1992
Code Tune TALBOT SUNBEAM LOTUS 1979:..... 183 416 442
Rank: C-Class Racing License
#21 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 7:42:46 AM(UTC)
Curious, why so much focus on more or less one road race, where other two need a car with offroad grip?
I knew my choice might struggle on that road race, but left everything in dust on circuits.
Alfa Romeo - made in Italy, perfected in my garage
Rank: A-Class Racing License
#22 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 8:27:22 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: El Barto inc Go to Quoted Post
Curious, why so much focus on more or less one road race, where other two need a car with offroad grip?
I knew my choice might struggle on that road race, but left everything in dust on circuits.

It's just an arbitrary choice of event to serve as a focus for trying out new cars to build/tune. The Alpine I tuned first is very grippy, but I still won the mainly road race by a mile. The Talbot Sunbeam came to my attention due to being high up on the leaderboard for that race, so it made sense to try to beat the fastest rivals time for that race with it. I'll give it a try for the first race rivals some time, I wouldn't expect it to be terrible for it, it's fine for grip on the final dirt section of race 2.

For most Trials, most people don't need an OP car, as it's so easy to beat all the AI, so it's more about having fun and trying new cars. I've only done this week's Trial once, and we absolutely slaughtered the AI in all 3 races. So I'm mainly interested in seeing what I can do with eligible cars for each of the 3 rivals events.
Rank: A-Class Racing License
 1 user liked this post.
#23 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 10:09:57 AM(UTC)
Okay just tried the Talbot Sunbeam for Lakehurst Woodland Scramble, and after 5 laps I'd done 1:21.888. I'm 2nd on the leaderboard with the Peel from a long time ago, but my Talbot time would be 8th, with only 6 x Peel and 1 x Meyers Manx ahead of me.
Rank: A-Class Racing License
#24 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 10:34:40 AM(UTC)
Tried the Talbot for the Trial. It's kind of broken, frankly, it's so quick.

Race 1, won, no AI or human finished before the timeout.

Race 2, won, next finisher was a human in the Alpine about 15 secs behind me.

Race 3, won, next finisher was an AI 15 secs behind me, next human was 20 secs behind me.
Rank: C-Class Racing License
 1 user liked this post.
#25 Posted : Friday, October 2, 2020 11:32:16 AM(UTC)
I only managed 1.24.147 with my Mini on Lakehurst Woodland Scramble.
So fair enough, I'll just keep my mouth shut from now on.
Alfa Romeo - made in Italy, perfected in my garage
2 Pages12Next

Notification

Icon
Error