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#76 Posted : Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:22:06 AM(UTC)
#InsideXbox announcements

Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Fortune Island reveal video


https://twitter.com/Xbox...tus/1061387405477867521
"Hunt for hidden treasure and explore the largest, most extreme location ever seen in a Horizon game. #ForzaHorizon4 Fortune Island arrives December 13th. #X018 #InsideXbox"



Forza Horizon 4 GymkhanaTEN Vehicles video announcing the revised Hoonicorn, RS RX, and Escort ST coming to FH4.
https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1061387755177922560

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#77 Posted : Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:50:41 AM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.



Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • It's currently Winter in Horizon



https://twitter.com/Forz...tus/1061006874294870022


Monday, November 12
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific^
  • Sweepstakes deadline: Microsoft Rewards Ultimate Forza Horizon 4 bundle^


Tuesday, November 13
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, November 14
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Photo/Livery contest 5 deadline a.m.^
  • #WheelAndPedalWeds livestream with Johniwanna at 10am on www.mixer.com/Forza


Thursday, November 15
  • Weekly Season changes to Spring^ with new championships and Forzathon challenges at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items with exclusive car^
  • #ThumbsupThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Weekly Photo/Livery contests open^
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 5pm Pacific^
  • 2 new DLC cars for Car Pass owners released late Thursday (Friday UTC)^


Friday, November 16
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Gamesradar's Golden Joystick Awards^ livestream at 7am Pacific on www.twitch.tv/GoldenJoystickAwards
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/forza
  • The Forza Week in Review news recap^ published on site and Forza Hub app
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Weekly Photo/Livery contest winners featured



Upcoming:
- Next scheduled monthly content update: November 20-22^
- Xbox Black Friday Deals: discounts on game/console bundles and up to 35% off FH4^
- #ForzaMonthly December livestream Monday Dec. 3?
- Expansion 1 releases December 13^

Edited by user Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:16:25 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#78 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2018 9:06:34 AM(UTC)
https://twitter.com/WeAr...tus/1064474504578179074


November 16


Monday, November 19

Edited by user Monday, November 19, 2018 8:17:28 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#79 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2018 2:22:11 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 11-16-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, November 16, 2018
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_11_16_18


FORTUNE ISLAND DLC EXPANSION - discussion thread
  • "This past weekend, during the X018 broadcast of “Inside Xbox” from Mexico City, Playground Games announced the first expansion for Forza Horizon 4 – Fortune Island! In a brief video hosted by Playground’s Ben Thaker-Fell we heard about the first details of what is going to be the largest expansion ever in the Forza Horizon series."
  • "During the brief teaser, we also caught a glimpse of new Lamborghini Urus, which is one of the drivable vehicles that will be part of the expansion. Look for much more information on Fortune Island in the coming weeks ahead of its release on December 13!"


SERIES 3 PREVIEW LIVESTREAM NOV. 19
  • "Live from Playground Games, don’t miss Monday’s special Forza Horizon 4 stream starting at 10 a.m. Pacific/6 p.m. GMT on the official Forza Mixer and Twitch channels. During the show, the team will be showing off the latest goodies from the upcoming Series 3 update for the game. The team will also be joined by a special guest for an expert’s insight into the great user-created Blueprint events the community has been sharing. "


GYMKHANA 10 CARS IN FH4
  • "One other bit of fun you might have noticed during the X018 “Inside Xbox” airing: a fun video showcasing all of the Hoonigan cars arriving in Forza Horizon 4. Some – like the Hoonitruck and the Ford Escort Cosworth -- are already in the game. Others are still to come, including the 2016 Ford Focus RS RX and the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST, which are still to come. Then there’s the 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Hoonicorn Mustang, which is available this week in the #Forzathon Shop for just 200 #Forzathon points! Here’s a look at all of the cars in action: https://youtu.be/K2492gqA5II"


WEEKLY SEASONAL CONTENT: SPRING - discussion thread
  • "The 1988 BMW M5 Forza Edition and the 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Hoonicorn Mustang are available in the #Forzathon shop and there are two new Vauxhall models in Forza Horizon 4 this week for Car Pass owners – the 2010 Vauxhall Insignia VXR and the 2004 Vauxhall VX220 Turbo."


PHOTO CONTESTS
  • Hot Wheels: "A quick update on the Hot Wheels photo contest we announced on the November edition of ‘Forza Monthly.’ " postponed, TBA.
  • Your Shot Contest: "We’re opening a new photo contest where the winning entries will be used as intro and outro graphics for two of our weekly streaming shows – Johniwanna’s “Thumbs Up Thursday” and StarGirlRacing’s “#HeyWatchThis.” This contest is different from our normal photo contests, in that is has some specific asks of entrants in terms of which cars to use, liveries, etc. For the full rundown, check out the post on the Community Events section of the Forza Forums."


THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE
  • "Next week is Thanksgiving here in the States and that means there won’t be a new edition of the Forza Week in Review – we’ll return with another edition on Friday, November 30."
  • "While the WIR is taking a week off, we’ve still got a great week of streaming shows happening. In addition to the Playground Games Series 3 stream on Monday, we’ve got pro race driver Shannon McIntosh filling in for Alie Tacq on Monday, and the ForzaRC’s own Mellish filling in for Johniwanna on Thursday’s edition of “#ThumbsUpThursday!” Here’s a look at how the week shakes out:"

Edited by user Friday, November 16, 2018 4:33:34 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#80 Posted : Monday, November 19, 2018 12:43:50 AM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.



Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • "Your Shot" Photo Contest through December 3^
  • It's currently Spring in Horizon


https://twitter.com/WeAr...tus/1063399114476584960


Monday, November 19
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific^
  • Series 3 Update preview livestream^ at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Tuesday, November 20
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • ETA: Series 3 Content Update at 10am Pacific^
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, November 21
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Photo/Livery contest 6 deadline a.m.^
  • #WheelAndPedalWeds livestream with Johniwanna at 10am on www.mixer.com/Forza


Thursday, November 22
  • Xbox Black Friday Deals 11/22-30: discounts on game/console bundles and up to 35% off FH4^
  • Spring Season changes to Summer^ with new championships and Forzathon challenges at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items with exclusive car^
  • #ThumbsupThursday livestream with Mellish at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^
  • 2 new DLC cars for Car Pass owners released late Thursday (Friday UTC)^


Friday, November 23
  • Xbox Black Friday Deals 11/22-30^
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Weekly Photo/Livery contest winners featured



Upcoming:
- #ForzaMonthly December livestream Monday Dec. 3?
- Expansion 1 releases December 13^

Edited by user Monday, November 19, 2018 12:46:43 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#81 Posted : Sunday, November 25, 2018 1:32:14 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.



Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • Xbox Black Friday Deals 11/22-30: discounts on game/console bundles and up to 35% off FH4^
  • "Your Shot" Photo Contest through December 3^
  • Route Creator contest through December 7^
  • It's currently Summer in Horizon



https://twitter.com/Forz...tus/1067109145885708290

Monday, November 26
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific^


Tuesday, November 27
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, November 28
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Photo/Livery contest 7 deadline a.m.^
  • #WheelAndPedalWeds livestream with Johniwanna at 10am on www.mixer.com/Forza


Thursday, November 29
  • Spring Season changes to Autumn^ with new championships and Forzathon challenges at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items with exclusive car^
  • #ThumbsupThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^
  • 2 new DLC cars for Car Pass owners released late Thursday (Friday UTC)^


Friday, November 30
  • Xbox Black Friday Deals deadline^
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Weekly Photo/Livery contest winners featured



Upcoming:
- #ForzaMonthly December livestream Monday Dec. 3?
- The Game Awards December 6^
- Expansion 1 releases December 13^

Edited by user Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:25:50 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#82 Posted : Friday, November 30, 2018 10:45:00 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 11-30-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, November 30, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_11_30_18


AUTUMN SEASONAL CONTENT - discussion
  • "Autumn falls arrives every four weeks in Forza Horizon 4 and we’re thrilled to see the leaves change and the cool new stuff arrive in the game this week. The last couple of weeks for Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass owners have been especially great. For purveyors of pure speed, S2 class rocket-ships like the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage and the 2005 Ferrari FXX have been welcome additions. Elsewhere, elegant British makes like the McLaren 650S Spider and the 1953 Jaguar C-Type have brought a touch of class to Car Pass owners’ garages."


SERIES 3 UPDATE - discussion
  • "Last week Playground Games gave fans a deep dive into the great stuff that arrived with the Series 3 update for Forza Horizon 4. Among the topics discussed were new painting options, a look at the quality of life improvements coming to the game, as well as some discussion on the Fortune Island expansion coming to the game. If you missed it live, check out the replay here: https://youtu.be/yRjAoXwpiLo Look for Playground’s next livestream, covering the Series 4 update, in the near future."


YOUR SHOT PHOTO CONTEST - submission thread
  • "This weekend is your last chance to submit your entry to our “Your Shot” photo contest. Send us your best photo with some pre-defined liveries (see the rules on the Forza Forums for all the details) and the winners will see their photos used as show assets for livestreams hosted by Verena Mei and our own Johniwanna. This is a great chance for photographers to have their work highlighted in a cool way, so let’s see what you’ve got!"


#FORZAMONTHLY LIVESTREAM - discussion
  • "The next episode of Forza Monthly will be broadcast live on Thursday, December 13. Yes, that’s the same day as the launch of the Fortune Island expansion for Forza Horizon 4 and, no, that’s not a coincidence. In addition to checking out Fortune Island with members of Playground Games, we’ll be diving deep into the upcoming Forza Race Regulations system in Forza Motorsport 7 with developers from Turn 10."


FH4 ON EXTRA LIFE LIVESTREAM - bit.ly/XboxExtraLife
  • "The Xbox Extra Life stream has begun! This annual charity livestream raises money for the Extra Life charity and features tons of great games and guests throughout the day. Forza will be hitting the airwaves tonight at 6 p.m. Pacific (right after today’s edition of #ForzaFriday) to play some Forza Horizon 4 with viewers. I’ll be joined by Kate Yeager and Graeme Boyd during the segment and in addition to playing the game, we’ll have some Forza-related goodies on hand that you can bid on to help raise money for the Extra Life charity. "

Edited by user Friday, November 30, 2018 10:46:37 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#83 Posted : Sunday, December 2, 2018 11:22:27 AM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.



Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • Route Creator contest through December 7^
  • It's currently Autumn in Horizon



Monday, December 3
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific^
  • "Your Shot" Photo Contest deadline^


Tuesday, December 4
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, December 5
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #WheelAndPedalWeds livestream with Johniwanna at 10am on www.mixer.com/Forza


Thursday, December 6
  • Autumn Season changes to Winter^ with new championships and Forzathon challenges at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items with exclusive car^
  • DLC: Silverado DeBerti an Peel Trident for Car Pass owners^
  • #ThumbsupThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^
  • #TheGameAwards2018 livestream at 5:30pm Pacific on https://thegameawards.com/how-to-watch


Friday, December 7
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/forza
  • Route Creator contest deadline^
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza



https://twitter.com/theg...tus/1068683842972659712

Upcoming on December 13:
- #ForzaMonthly December livestream
- Expansion 1 release: Fortune Island^

Edited by user Sunday, December 2, 2018 3:06:06 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#84 Posted : Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:21:14 PM(UTC)
Forza Horizon 4 ranks #4 on the first Xbox Gameplay Chart


Introducing The Xbox Gameplay Chart
By Rich Stone, 4 days ago
https://www.trueachievements.com/n35488/introducing-the-xbox-gameplay-chart

Quote:
We wanted to produce something that produced a more accurate representation of the titles all Xbox gamers are actually playing, so we've produced the first ever Xbox Gameplay Chart.

Each chart follows these key points:
  • The chart is compiled on a Monday morning, and takes gameplay data from the previous 7 days.
  • The data is taken from a huge pool of active Xbox gamers (well over half a million)
  • The gamers come from everywhere across the globe
  • The gamers are not just TrueAchievements users, it's a general cross section of Xbox gamers
  • We are not looking at achievement data — if someone plays a game and doesn't unlock anything, it still counts
  • We will not be releasing individual numbers for each game, just their chart positions

We are going to be releasing the Xbox Gameplay Chart every Monday at 4pm GMT



Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending December 2nd, 2018
Position Game Publisher
1 Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar
2 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Activision
3 Fortnite Epic Games
4 Forza Horizon 4 Microsoft Game Studios
5 Fallout 76 Bethesda Softworks
6 Battlefield V Electronic Arts
7 Destiny 2 Activision
8 FIFA 19 Electronic Arts
9 Rocket League Psyonix
10 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Microsoft
11 Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ubisoft
12 Overwatch: Origins Edition Blizzard Entertainment
13 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar
14 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft
15 Minecraft Microsoft Studios
16 Battlefield 1 EA Games
17 Spyro Reignited Trilogy Activision
18 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Microsoft Studios
19 Gears of War 4 Microsoft Studios
20 Star Wars Battlefront II Electronic Arts

Edited by user Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:21:46 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#85 Posted : Friday, December 7, 2018 8:25:58 PM(UTC)
Fortune Island
Brian Ekberg
Thursday, December 6, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/fh4_fortuneisland
https://twitter.com/WeArePlayground/status/1070967204278099968

Quote:
Treasure, adventure, and epic driving action awaits you on Fortune Island, the first expansion for the critically acclaimed open world racing game Forza Horizon 4, developed by Playground Games. Fortune Island launches on December 13 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC and is included for players who own the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition, Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle, or Expansion Bundle.

Travel to Fortune Island and experience the most treacherous expansion ever seen in the Forza Horizon series. Fortune Island is full of extreme terrain just begging to be explored in the vehicle of your choice. Navigate the sheer cliffside roads of Laufey’s Throne at speeds that are only limited by your courage. Get slideways through a massive drift zone on the Needle Climb – the largest paved mountain switchback road in Forza Horizon history. From the forests of Oldlarch Forest to the mysterious sunken village of Fenholm, Fortune Island rewards the curious and the brave alike.

Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/F-e_447DY4U

While the terrain of the island is dangerous enough – and ideal for the dozens of events Cross Country, Asphalt Races, Drift Zones, and more that you’ll encounter – the weather is just as perilous. Moody, atmospheric storms, driving wind, lightning strikes, and the beauty of the Aurora Borealis all await as you chart a new location for the Horizon Festival.



You’ll find new challenges and new events to take part in around practically corner. The “fortune” in Fortune Island is a very real thing. As soon as you arrive on the island, you’ll be immersed in a quest to search down treasure chests scattered across the expanse of the island. Solve the riddles and locate the treasure chests to add millions of credits to your bank account, as well as some amazing new vehicles.

Along the way you’ll take part in dozens of new events, including the brand-new Trailblazer PR Stunts, where your goal will be to find the quickest route between two points. With huge elevation changes, and tricky terrain at every turn, Trailblazer events are a test of route planning, split-second reactions, and driving skill all at once. In addition, players can live a new Horizon Story: Drift Club 2.0.

The epic driving experiences of Fortune Island demand a lineup of amazing vehicles to add to your Forza Horizon 4 garage. From the latest iteration of Lamborghini’s Urus SUV to rough-and-ready rides like the Funco Motorsports F9 or the Ram 1500 Rebel TRX Concept, there’s no shortage of vehicular awesomeness to choose from. Here’s a look at all ten vehicles coming to the expansion:

2019 Lamborghini Urus
This isn’t your grandfather’s LM002. Whereas Lamborghini’s original “Lambo truck” was bulky and at home in the off-road, the Urus excels on pavement. Sure, the power of the Urus’ turbo V8 is more than the V12 of the LM002, but it’s the technology like all-wheel drive that allows it to really sink its teeth in, and sleek styling that pulls it all together. A super SUV like the Urus will blow your mind both with what it is capable of and just how good you look on the journey.

2018 BMW M5
The M5 has always been the standard bearer among the BMW line, with the larger 7-series being more pure luxury and the 3-series a bit more on the playful side. To be an M5, it must do everything right. Comfort that makes you never want to leave the seat, power that ensures you own the road, and handling that is part super saloon and part ultimate sports car. The newest M5 ticks all those boxes and more, including all-wheel drive, an M5 first. Compare it against previous generations and you’ll see the results of years of evolution of the ultimate driving machine.

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX Concept
If you are going to talk the talk, you better walk the walk and the Ram Rebel TRX treads all over everything in its class. Throughout this concept vehicle you find features that would usually show up in specialty builds, including thirteen inches of suspension travel front and rear, 37-inch tires, and a detuned Hellcat motor that delivers more than enough grunt to break all four tires loose. The fun doesn’t stop there. The Rebel TRX features bulging fenders, a huge hood scoop, and enough lighting to scare off a herd of sheep from a mile away. Now you can have straight from the factory what used to take a pile of aftermarket parts to build. Sometimes “bought” not “built” is ok, and the Rebel TRX is proof.

2002 Koenigsegg CC8S
This is the car that made Koenigsegg what it is today. Outside the prototype, the CC8S was the first car Christian Von Koenigsegg created. It was also the first to sport the amazing dihedral-synchro helix actuation doors, and only six CC8S models were built between 2002 and 2004. The CC8S chassis, suspension, brakes and many components are all bespoke. The powertrain is a heavily massaged and re-engineered 4.7-liter Ford V-8 with twin-superchargers making 655 horsepower to the rear wheels. This is where the legend began, and given this anything-but-humble beginning, it’s no wonder that Koenigsegg has gone on to create some of the most amazing cars in the world.

2018 Exomotive Exocet Off-Road
You might think that the folks at Exomotive built the Exocet Off-Road kit just for a world like Forza Horizon 4. After all, the Exocet Off-Road is purpose-built for taking on whatever you throw at it, devouring it, and leaving others in its wake. However, in real life, the Exocet Off-Road takes the heart of the nimble and ultimately friendly Mazda Miata and turns it into a beast that will haunt your driving dreams. It’s not a buggy but with its oversize tires and steel tube chassis, it’s just as capable. There is horsepower galore and the kind of fun that is only found in a vehicle as unique as this kit car creation.

2012 Lamborghini Aventador J
Asked to create something spectacular for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Filippo Perini came up with this concept car-turned-one-off-masterpiece over a weekend. The car was put together over just six weeks. At the J’s heart is the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12; outside little remains the same. This is a pure open-air thrill machine, with no roof, no windscreen, an few amenities. There was only one made of this concept in the real world, and it was sold to a lucky owner who took it home after the show. In the world of Forza, anyone can experience this gorgeous car that is all about melting faces and collecting checkered flags.

2010 Saleen S5S Raptor
Saleen’s S7 model became something unique: an American supercar. The S5S Raptor is more civilized, but that doesn’t mean it is any less than what you would expect from Saleen. It has all the ingredients that make up a proper supercar: 0-60 in around three seconds, a top speed of over 200 mph, and even a few creature comforts. Underneath you will find a supercharged 5.0-liter V8, and twin wishbone control arms on each corner. This Raptor, which never actually made it into production, is a bird that will hunt down even the most elusive prey while delighting the eyes and ears with its sound and motion.

1953 Morris Minor Series II Traveler
It’s not how fast you get there, it’s how much fun you are having along the way. That’s how one must look at the ride from behind the wheel of this Morris Minor Estate. Somewhat reminiscent of a chopped, channeled, narrowed, and shortened Ford Woody of the same era, the Series II Traveler featured a tiny four-banger. No doubt, you will find the Traveler to be an outstanding piece of machinery, so long as getting anywhere fast isn’t one of your needs. Tiny and efficient, made of wood, and with all of around 30 horsepower, it will quickly find a place in your heart, or maybe even a route between that thick patch of trees that nothing else could conquer.

2018 Funco Motorsports F9
To call it a buggy does not do it justice; in fact it would be wrong. This is a sandcar, built by a family that has been building “some of the baddest sandcars on the planet.” Ever since Gil George built his first sandcar in 1968 people have been asking to buy them. Among the field of Funco builds, the F9 stands atop them all. We are talking about a vehicle that will bust standing wheelies, in the sand, from 60-100 mph. To do that takes massive horsepower, and a high boost twin-turbo LS motor out back, making an outrageous 1,750 ponies does the trick. Making it the most powerful vehicle to come to Forza yet. Of course it’s not just massive power, it’s the ultimate chassis, suspension, and driver focused amenities. Take this beast for a ride and it will quickly become apparent where the “Fun” in Funco comes from.

2015 Hoonigan GYMKHANA 8 Ford Fiesta ST RX43
This is Ken Block’s Global Rallycross car, developed by M-Sport. The RX43 was featured in both Gymkhana Six and Eight -- who could forget the mighty donuts he spun around the Ford Raptor two-wheeling, or how the RX43 destroyed a field of ultimate supercars off the line in Dubai? Thankfully, in the game, you can disregard that “Do not attempt to recreate any of the activities performed” statement that bogs down real life. After all, this is Forza! Hoon responsibly!

For more information on Fortune Island, check out the Fortune Island livestream direct from Playground Games HQ on December 13 starting at 7 a.m. Pacific. The PG team will be taking viewers for an in-depth tour of the island so tune in to the official Forza Mixer and Twitch channels to catch al of the action live!

Edited by user Friday, December 7, 2018 8:26:32 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#86 Posted : Friday, December 7, 2018 8:57:20 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 12-7-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, December 7, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_12_7_18

[Selected quotes; read the full article at the site and on the Forza Hub app]


FH4 AWARDED BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME AT THE GAME AWARDS - replay
  • "Massive congratulations go out to the Playground Games team, who took home the “Best Sports/Racing Game” award for Forza Horizon 4 at Thursday’s night’s Game Awards show. Thanks to all the Forza fans who voted for the game, and for making Forza Horizon 4 the third Forza game in a row to win this Game Awards honor."


FORTUNE ISLAND EXPANSION TRAILER / ANNOUNCEMENT - discussion thread
  • "In addition to the awards, Thursday’s broadcast also gave Forza fans their first look at the trailer for Fortune Island. The first expansion for Forza Horizon 4, Fortune Island is a brand-new location full of treacherous roads, bountiful treasure, and epic driving experiences. Playground Games has done an amazing job of creating this island of extremes -- from spectacular weather effects, to roads and terrain that are built for exploration and racing (and some immense Route Creator potential!). If you missed it last night, here’s the trailer: https://youtu.be/F-e_447DY4U"
  • "For more on Fortune Island, check out our announcement article here on the site. It all launches on December 13th and you can look forward to an in-depth exploration of the expansion straight from Playground Games HQ on December 13th starting at 7 a.m. Pacific on the official Forza Mixer and Twitch channels."


SERIES 3 WINTER SEASONAL CONTENT - discussion thread
  • "The winter season has arrived in Forza Horizon 4 and, with it, new cars and events. Heading the list for Car Pass owners are the drift-ready 2018 Silverado 1500 DeBerti Design Drift Truck and the… well, ready-for-I-don’t-know-what 1965 Peel Trident."
  • "Elsewhere around the world of Forza Horizon 4, winter is bringing new events for the rough-and-ready vehicles in your garage. The Edinburgh Sports Utility championship features A Class Sports Utility Heroes vehicles, while the Glen Rannoch Extreme Off-road Championship finds a heady balance between raw speed (S1 Class) and off-road racing."


SERIES 4 & #FORZAMONTHLY LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE & YEAR IN REVIEW
  • December 11: #TuesdayDrive with Johniwanna
  • December 12: Series 4 Update preview from Playground Games
  • December 13: Fortune Island livestream > #ForzaMonthly livestream > #ThumbsUpThursday with Johniwanna
  • December 14: "The final 2018 Week in Review will be next week’s (December 14th) edition." + #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg
  • December 21: "We’ll post the 2018 Year in Review, looking back at the amazing stuff that happened in the past year." + #HeyWatchThis & #ForzaFriday
  • December 31: "Our annual Forza New Year’s Eve stream beginning at 9 p.m. Pacific on December 31st"
  • "We’ll be back with the first WIR of 2019 on January 11th."


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#87 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 11:55:57 AM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
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Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • It's currently Winter in Horizon




Monday, December 10
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific


Tuesday, December 11
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, December 12
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #Series 4 Preview livestream from Playground Games at 10am on www.mixer.com/Forza


Thursday, December 13
  • Winter Season changes to Spring^ with new championships and Forzathon challenges at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items with exclusive car^
  • DLC: Honda S2000 and Civic '74 for Car Pass owners^
  • Fortune Island preview livestream at 7am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • DLC: Fortune Island Expansion ETA 10am Pacific^
  • #ForzaMonthly livestream at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • #ThumbsupThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 11:30am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^


Friday, December 14
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • The Forza Week in Review published on the Forza Hub and /News




Upcoming
- Series 4 / Summer season starts December 20^

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#88 Posted : Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:46:16 AM(UTC)
Rank: Moderator
#89 Posted : Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:55:31 AM(UTC)
Thursday, December 13

Livestreaming on www.mixer.com/Forza



07:00am Pacific - Fortune Island Expansion gameplay reveal from Playground Games (2 hours)





10:00am Pacific - #ForzaMonthly (FH4 and FM7)



11:30am Pacific - Johniwanna plays FH4

Edited by user Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:10:35 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#90 Posted : Friday, December 14, 2018 2:40:41 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 12-14-18
Brian Ekberg
Friday, December 14, 2018
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_12_14_18

(Read the full article on the Forza Hub or Forzamotorsport.net/News)



Quote:
Welcome to the final edition of the Forza Week in Review of 2018! As of yesterday, the gates of Fortune Island have opened! The first expansion for Forza Horizon officially launched this week and we’ve been celebrating across time zones with livestream broadcasts galore. Here’s a quick recap:


FORTUNE ISLAND DLC EXPANSION - discussion thread
  • Debut livestream: "Playground Games kicked off the day with the worldwide debut of Fortune Island, live from PG HQ. During the stream, the Playground team gave viewers an in-depth look at the epic driving adventures that are available in Forza Horizon 4’s first expansion." Replay: https://youtu.be/WnXnhfDlDqY
  • #ForzaMonthly livestream: "About an hour after PG wrapped their Fortune Island stream, we aired the December edition of Forza Monthly. As is always the case with the show, we covered a lot of ground, including welcoming Mike Brown and RetroKrystal from Playground Games to give us another look at Fortune Island, including a first look at the new “Drift 2.0” Horizon Story event series." Replay: https://youtu.be/oajxyjOBI00


SERIES 4 CONTENT UPDATE AND LIVESTREAM
  • "Alongside the launch of Fortune Island, this week also saw the release of the fourth update for Forza Horizon 4. Here’s a brief look at what arrived with the new update and, for a more in-depth rundown, check out the replay of the Update 4 livestream from Playground Games from earlier in the week." Replay: https://youtu.be/uaG7FZib_zM


SERIES 3 CONTENT: SPRING - discussion thread
  • "From the mainland of beautiful, historic Britain to the wilder reaches of Fortune Island, spring has sprung across Forza Horizon 4. Here’s the latest events, content, and fun arriving with the change in seasons"


YEAR END SCHEDULE
  • " As mentioned earlier, this is the final edition of the Forza Week in Review. We’ll be back next Friday with the 2018 Forza Year in Review before we head out for the year to be with friends and family for the holidays. The first 2019 edition of the Week in Review will be on Friday, January 11. Thanks for being a part of the Forza community in 2018 and we look forward to the new year and getting ready for an amazing 2019. Happy holidays, everyone!"


Rank: Moderator
#91 Posted : Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:57:00 AM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
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Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • Contest & Event Ideas Wanted^
  • DLC Expansion Fortune Island now available^
  • It's currently Spring in Horizon




Monday, December 17
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific


Tuesday, December 18
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on (replay)


Wednesday, December 19
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #WheelAndPedalWeds - Ferrari 458 (replay)
  • Official Photo & Livery contests #9 deadline^


Thursday, December 20
  • Spring Season changes to Summer^ with new events and Forzathon challenges at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items with exclusive car^
  • DLC: Chevy Corvette ZR1 and Camaro ZL1 1LE for Car Pass owners^
  • #ThumbsupThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 11:30am Pacific (replay)
  • Official Photo & Livery contests #10 open^
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^


Friday, December 21
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific (replay)
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific (replay)
  • The Forza Year in Review^ published on the Forza Hub and /News




Upcoming
- Series 5 / Summer season starts January 17 with content update release on January 15^

Edited by user Sunday, December 23, 2018 11:53:42 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#92 Posted : Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:02:20 PM(UTC)
Forza 2018 Year in Review
Brian Ekberg
Friday, December 21, 2018
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/yir_2018


Quote:
What a year it’s been! 2018 has been monumental for so many reasons. From the launch of Forza Horizon 4 in the fall, to a year’s worth of fantastic updates for Forza Motorsport 7, this year was incredible for Forza games, but that wasn’t all. This year saw the biggest season in Forza Racing Championship history, as well as the dawn of a new age of Forza live-streaming, including the launch of a new monthly show dedicated to everything Forza. Best of all, we got to share this year with the always amazing Forza community. Today, we’re looking back at some of the highlights from the year that was. Enjoy!




Be sure to read through it all. Here are the highlights:


Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
JANUARY
FM7 Totino's Car Pack
FM7 Free Hyundai Car Pack
FH3 Xbox One X Enhancement
FH3 Bucket List Blueprints for every DLC and #Forzathon car by Don Joewon Song

FEBRUARY
FM7 Dell Gaming Car Pack
FM7 Spectate and Seed the Grid features
FM7 Ford Raptor Xbox One X Edition
Livestreams: Johniwanna launches Wheel & Pedal Wednesdays
Bounty Hunter featuring Alan Hartman

MARCH
FH1 Backward compatibility
FM7 March Car Pack
FM7 2018 Forza Racing Championship Seattle Pre-Season Invitational

APRIL
FM7 ForzaRC Series 1
FM7 Multiplayer Test Drive and Race Telemetry features
FM7 K1 Speed Car Pack
FM7 class-based Hoppers

MAY
Livestreams: #InsideXbox debuts work-in-progress features
FM7 Free Honda Civic
Bounty Hunter featuring IndyCar drivers

JUNE
Livestreams: #ForzaMonthly launched
FH4 E3 Briefing and McLaren Senna reveal
FM7 Hoonigan Car Pack and June update features including Data Out
FM7 ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs in Seattle

JULY
Livestreams: Seasons Change Everything in FH4
Livestreams: #ForzaMonthly
FM7 Top Gear Car Pack
FM7 announcement on the economy
FM7 at the Special Olympics Xbox Gaming Tournament
FH2 free with Xbox Games With Gold


AUGUST
FM7 Formula Drift Car Pack
FM7 Track Limits and Time Attack Rivals features
Livestreams: #ForzaMonthly
FH4 at Gamescom
Livestreams: ForzaRC Series 2 Wednesday Showdowns

SEPTEMBER
FM7 Experimental Drag and Meetups feature
FH4 Car List and Soundtrack announced
FH4 Official Commercial
FH4 Best of Bond Car Pack
FH4 Goodwood launch event and Route Creator feature preview
FH4 Early Access launch
FM7 ForzaRC Series 2 Playoffs in Mexico City

OCTOBER
Livestreams: #ForzaMonthly
FH4 Formula Drift Car Pack
FH4 wide release
FM7 ForzaRC World Championships in London
Livestreams: Co-Pilot and Johniwanna at SEMA

NOVEMBER
Livestreeams: #ForzaMonthly
FM7 Hot Wheels Car Pack
FM7 Prize Crates replaced by Race Shop
FM7 Loyalty Rewards update
FM7 Collision Assist features
FH4 Fortune Island announced at #X018

DECEMBER
FM7 Force Feedback FAQ and Wheel Guide at Forza Support Site
FM7 features update
Livestreams: #ForzaMonthly previewing FM7 Race Regulations system



Rank: Moderator
#93 Posted : Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:16:37 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
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Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • Contest & Event Ideas Wanted^
  • DLC Expansion Fortune Island now available^
  • It's currently Summer in Horizon



Per Mechberg during #ForzaFriday (12/21) the regular Thursday and Friday livestreams will take place this week, just no Week in Review. Note for new players on Christmas Day, there is a roughly six-hour Prologue period of solo progress and four-season cycle before syncing up with the current live multiplayer season.


Monday, December 24
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific


Tuesday, December 25
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific


Wednesday, December 26
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Official Photo & Livery contests #10 deadline^


Thursday, December 27
  • Summer Season changes to Autumn^ with new events and Forzathon challenges at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items and exclusive car^
  • DLC: Morgan Aero GT and Triumph TR6 for Car Pass owners^
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Official Photo & Livery contests #11 open?^
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^


Friday, December 28
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • no Week In Review this week




Upcoming
- Series 5 / Summer season starts January 17 with content update release on January 15^

Edited by user Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:19:10 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#94 Posted : Sunday, December 30, 2018 11:45:20 AM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
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Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • Contest & Event Ideas Wanted^
  • It's currently Autumn in Horizon




Monday, December 31
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Mechberg's New Year's Eve livestream^ 9pm-midnight Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Tuesday, January 1
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific


Wednesday, January 2
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Official Photo & Livery contests #11 open^


Thursday, January 3
  • Autumn Season changes to Winter^ with new events and weekly #Forzathon challenge at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items and exclusive Hudson Hornet and DS 3 event rewards^
  • DLC: Ferrari GTC4Lusso & Lamborghini Jarama for Car Pass owners^
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^


Friday, January 4
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • no Week In Review this week




Upcoming
- Series 5 / Summer season starts January 17 after content update release on January 15^

Edited by user Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:41:09 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#95 Posted : Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:40:24 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.



Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • Contest & Event Ideas Wanted^
  • It's currently Winter in Horizon




Monday, January 7
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific


Tuesday, January 8
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at Pacific on www,mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, January 9
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Official Photo & Livery contests #11 deadline^


Thursday, January 10
  • Winter Season changes to Spring^ with new events and weekly #Forzathon challenge at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items and exclusive Hoonigan RS200 event reward^
  • DLC: VW Pickup & MG TA Midget for Car Pass owners^
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^


Friday, January 11
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • The Forza Week in Review published on /News and Forza Hub




Upcoming
- Series 5 / Summer season starts January 17 after content update release on January 15^
Rank: Moderator
#96 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2019 1:54:21 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 1-11-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, January 11, 2019
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_1_11_19

(Read the full article on the Forza Hub or Forzamotorsport.net/News)

Quote:
Welcome to 2019! Sure, it’s not exactly New Year’s Day anymore but, since this is the first edition of the Forza Week in Review, it’s my first chance here on FM.net to welcome the Forza community to the new year. Personally speaking, I had a great couple of weeks off with the family. In addition to heading to Nashville for a few days, we headed up to the nearby mountains east of Seattle to enjoy the snow. I also got to spend some time making some music (one of my personal passions) and enjoyed celebrating New Year’s Eve with Co-Pilot and the Forza community during our annual New Year's Eve livestream. All in all, a great holiday season.

Now that we’re refreshed from some time off, everyone at Turn 10 and Playground Games is ready to kick off an amazing 2019.


VOODOOUOMO ON #WHEELANDPEDALWEDS - replay
  • "Longtime Forza community members may remember the Gamertag VoodooUomo, aka Christian Guirguis, a long-time developer with Turn 10 and certified Forza hotfoot. While Christian has since left Turn 10, our own Johniwanna welcomed him to his garage for this week’s episode of Wheel & Pedal Wednesday. In addition to showing off his formidable Forza skills behind the wheel, Christian also brought by his own 2015 Porsche 911 GTS for a appreciative inspection on the show. Check out the replay over on the Forza Mixer channel!"


SERIES 4 CONTENT: SPRING - discussion thread
  • "The new year in Forza Horizon 4 begins in the spring season and that means new stuff to do, collect, and drive. For Car Pass owners, the 1938 MG TA Midget and the 1966 Volkswagen Double Car Pick-Up join the party this week but that’s just the start of the fun. Here’s a look:"


SERIES 5 CONTENT UPDATE LIVESTREAM - Release Notes discussion thread
  • "This week has been leading up to the first big Forza streams of the year this coming Monday, January 14." "First up, live from Playground Games HQ, you’ll get an in-depth look at the Series 5 update for Forza Horizon 4. If you’ve paid attention to the Release Notes, you know some of what to expect from this update, including the release of a new Free-For-All Online Adventure mode that allows players to compete online individually instead of as a team. That’s just one of the cool new features coming to Series 5; make sure you tune starting at 6 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. PST on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels to get the full story."
  • "Both the Series 5 update for Forza Horizon 4 and the January update for Forza Motorsport 7 will be arriving on Tuesday, January 15."



#FORZAMONTHLY LIVESTREAM
  • "Right after Playground’s Series 5 stream ends, we’ll be going live on the Forza channel with the January edition of “Forza Monthly.” During the show we’ll have another look at the Series 5 update for Forza Horizon 4 alongside a special guest from Playground Games. Then, we’ll head into the January update for Forza Motorsport 7 with folks from Turn 10, including a look at some of the cool events we have coming up in the game this month, and more."
  • Co Pilot will host a #ForzaMonthly post show chat/gameplay stream at noon Pacific.



LIVESTREAM CALENDAR - WEEK OF JANUARY 13
  • "In addition to the Series 5 and Forza Monthly streams coming on Monday, we’ve got a full week of great broadcasts coming your way next week on the Forza channel."

Edited by user Friday, January 11, 2019 2:00:20 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#97 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:10:56 PM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
Click the ^ symbols to jump to sources or discussion threads.



Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • Contest & Event Ideas Wanted^
  • It's currently Spring in Horizon




Monday, January 14
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Series 5 Preview livestream at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • #ForzaMonthly livestream at 11am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Post-show livestream at noon Pacific with Co Pilot


Tuesday, January 15
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Series 5 content update releases ETA 10am Pacific^
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Mechberg at Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, January 16
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Official Photo & Livery contests #12 deadline^


Thursday, January 17
  • Spring Season changes to Summer^ with new events and weekly #Forzathon challenge at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items and seasonal event rewards^
  • DLC: 2 new cars for Car Pass owners^
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with CoPilot at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^


Friday, January 18
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Mellish at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • The Forza Week in Review published on /News and Forza Hub

Edited by user Monday, January 14, 2019 11:29:18 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#98 Posted : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:24:20 AM(UTC)
Series 5 preview livestream - January 15



Principle Games Designer Mike Brown and other developers at Playground Games discuss the content coming in the next few weeks and beyond.
Replay: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIjVOUqoC2A

Minute:
06:45 - Discussing feedback on Team Adventure, and the new Free-For-All Adventure feature
17:00 - Increased space for car garage storage work in progress, intended for an update before Series 6
23:00 - The new Porsche 992 and Car Pass cars, plus new reward cars in Series 5
33:00 - Wall riding discussion - the physics helps novices but can also be abused - change intended for the next update
35:00 - Painting brake calipers would require 1.5 hours per every car in the game, feature pushed back
39:00 - New business Isha's Taxis. New stories planned in future updates.
53:00 - Route Creator winners, new contests coming
55:00 - Update 6 Skill Streak feature coming, street race seasonal championships
56:30 - Mitsubishi Car Pack free with the Series 5 update (download from the Marketplace)



Forza Horizon 4 | Series 5
Brian Ekberg
Monday, January 14, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/fh4_series5


Quote:
Welcome to 2019 and the latest update for Forza Horizon 4. Arriving on Tuesday, January 15, the Series 5 update includes new features requested by the Forza community and improvements across all parts of the game. Check out the highlights of some of the big changes:




Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Free-For-All Adventure
  • "The Series 5 update brings a brand-new way to play Online Adventure. In addition to the traditional Team Adventure, players now have the option to compete individually. This new mode can be found in the Online Adventure Tab and is available in both Ranked and Unranked modes."

New Story: Isha's Taxis
  • "It’s time for a new Horizon Story and a new Horizon Business. Isha’s Taxis” features 10 new missions featuring the classic Austin FX4 taxi, as well as a mission featuring the Cadillac TXS Limousine. Drive with speed and style and you’ll have chance to win the Austin FX4 as the Level 10 reward."

Seasonal Content
  • 12 seasonal events (3 per season)
  • 4 new Trial events (1 per season)
  • 4 new PR Stunts (1 per season)
  • New VW GRC Beetle Rivals event
  • New #Forzathon Shop stock

Other Changes
  • "In addition to the above features, Playground Games have delivered several cross-platform fixes designed to improve the experience for all players. Highlights among these improvements include adding new filters to Event Blueprint searching, including racing series, creator, and title, as well as adding the ability to view all eligible cars for a Trial or Season Championship."
  • "The ‘Carlton’ and ‘Floss’ avatar emotes are no longer available."
  • "Series 5 also sees a number of improvements for Forza Horizon 4 wheel players, including..."
  • Release Notes and discussion thread (version 1.236.488)

Free Mitsubishi Car Pack
"Alongside Series 5, we’re bringing seven Mitsubishi cars into Forza Horizon 4 with a free Mitsubishi Car Pack, available at no additional charge for all players. This pack will feature the following cars:"
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR
  • 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
  • 1997 Mitsubishi GTO
  • 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
  • 1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4

Edited by user Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:25:13 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#99 Posted : Friday, January 18, 2019 1:45:08 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 1-18-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, January 18, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_1_18_19

Quote:
A week with two Forza game updates is always going to be a big one and this week is proof. Playground Games released the latest update for Forza Horizon 4 featuring all sorts of Horizon-y goodness, and Turn 10 launched the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack on the world. Both updates were covered in great detail on livestreams that aired on Monday of this week. First up, Playground took viewers on an in-depth tour of the Series 5 update:
FH4 Update 5 Livestream replay

After Playground’s stream ended, we continued the fun on the Forza channel with the January edition of Forza Monthly, where we were joined by Torben Ellert, senior designer from Playground Games, talking about the new “Isha’s Taxis” Horizon Story in the game.
#ForzaMonthly | January livestream replay


SERIES 5 CONTENT UPDATE - discussion thread
  • "The Series 5 update for Forza Horizon 4 has lots to love – including a new Free For All Adventure mode, the aforementioned “Isha’s Taxis” Horizon Story, as well as new cars coming into the game for Car Pass owners, including the just-released 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 1993 Porsche 968 Turbo S. For fans of Mitsubishi, Series 5 has the best news of all: the famed Japanese manufacturer is back in the form of the Mitsubishi Car Pack, which adds seven models to the game at no additional charge to players."
  • Announcement
  • Release Notes


SUMMER SEASONAL CONTENT - discussion thread
  • "As the song says, “Summertime and the winning is easy.” Or something like that. Summer has arrived in the world of Forza Horizon 4 and that means hot cars to drive, hot gear to purchase in the #Forzathon Shop, and new events that are also, well… hot. "


STREAMING CALENDAR
  • "Check out today’s episode of #ForzaFriday as we race in Free For All Adventures in Forza Horizon 4"
  • Week of January 21 schedule: #TuesdayDrive and #ThumbsUpThursday with Johniwanna, #HeyWatchThis with Verena Mei, and #ForzaFriday with Mechberg

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#100 Posted : Monday, January 21, 2019 11:22:52 AM(UTC)
Weekly Calendar
See these in calendar format at www.bit.ly/ForzaCalendars
Disclaimer: Projected dates for reference. Events are subject to change. Refer to @Forzamotorsport channels for updates.
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Ongoing:
  • New player prep for Loyalty Rewards before playing^
  • Earn in-game Influence by watching FH4 streams on Mixer^
  • Contest & Event Ideas Wanted^
  • Route Creator contest through Feb. 2^
  • It's currently Summer in Horizon




Monday, January 21
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific


Tuesday, January 22
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, January 23
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • Official Photo & Livery contests #13 deadline^


Thursday, January 24
  • Summer Season changes to Autumn^ with new events and weekly #Forzathon challenge at 6:30am Pacific
  • Seasonal Barn Find, new Forzathon Shop items and seasonal event rewards^
  • DLC: Honda NSX-R GT & Mercedes-Benz SSK for Car Pass owners^
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 4pm Pacific^


Friday, January 25
  • Daily #Forzathon challenge deadline 6:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Mechberg at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • The Forza Week in Review published on /News and Forza Hub

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