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#126 Posted : Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:35:12 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:
- U.S. time zones are now on Daylight Time (PDT = UTC-7 through March)^
- It's currently Summer season at the Horizon Festival



Sunday, March 17
  • Daily #Forzathon (Thurs.) deadline (required for 100% Summer/Series Festival Playlist completion) at 7:30am Pacific


Monday, March 18
  • Daily #Forzathon (Fri.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific
  • Turn 10's Jon Knoles speaks at the Game Accessibility Conference^


Tuesday, March 19
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sat.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, March 20
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sun.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Photo / Livery contests #19 deadline^
  • #WheelAndPedalWednesday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific
  • Playground Games Senior Technical Artist Yibo Liu #GDC2019 talk on Physically-Based Calibration (PBC) in FH4^


Thursday, March 21
  • Daily #Forzathon (Mon.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Summer Season changes to Autumn at 7:30am Pacific, Summer Festival Playlist rewards available
  • New Forzathon Shop, Festival Playlist events and Exclusive reward cars
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 5pm Pacific^


Friday, March 22
  • Daily #Forzathon (Tues.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 12:30pm 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:
April 8: Series 8 Update preview and #ForzaMonthly livestreams^

Edited by user Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:19:30 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#127 Posted : Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:43:34 AM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 3-22-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, March 22, 2019
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/wir_3_22_19


PTG FOX STOP-MOTION ANIMATION
  • "Let’s start with something pure and joyful in this edition of the Forza Week in Review. In practically every WIR story we celebrate the great work of the Forza community in one way or another. Whether it’s showing off photo contest winners, or talking about great collaborations like the recent #TeamAkane tribute from the PTG team, there’s always great stuff happening. But in my time here at Forza, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this: a miniature stop-motion masterpiece featuring the Forza livery tool and the masterful abilities of creator PTG FOX. If you haven’t already seen it, check this out: https://youtu.be/2pihYMvNzdg A month-and-a-half of work, 656 screenshots on Xbox, approximately 43,000 layers in the livery tool… and he wrote and performed the music as well! Congratulations to PTG FOX on a newly minted Forza community classic!"


AUTUMN SEASONAL CONTENT - discussion thread
  • "Fall is here in Forza Horizon 4, which means a new mix of events to make your way through in the game. Open up the Festival Playlist and you can see everything that’s available to you this week (along with the winter and spring seasons yet to come in Series 7). Between the Crash N’ Splash weekly #Forzathon challenge where it’s all about Extreme Offroad action, and the ongoing Season and Series completion challenges, there’s something for everyone. In the Autumn Season, there are two new cars available to pick up, including Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s #25 RTR Mustang as well as the 1965 Pontiac GTO."


FESTIVAL PLAYLIST UPDATE - discussion thread
  • "A word about completion percentages for these Season and Series reward cars. After listening to community feedback, Playground is currently testing an update that will lower the completion percentage from 100 percent to 80 percent. The 50 percent completion percentage will stay the same for rewards but the updated completion requirements will back date. So, for example, if you got 83 percent completion in the summer season, you would receive the Porsche 914/6. Look for this change to surface in the game as early as next week."


CONTENT UPDATE - Release Notes
  • "Also, earlier this week, Playground Games issued a server-side fix that addressed issues affecting Quickplay Online Adventures, where players were disconnected at the end of an adventure before getting their rewards."


#FORZAFRIDAY
  • "If you missed last week’s edition of #ForzaFriday you missed a great conversation with Forza Motorsport design director Chris Esaki. Today we’ve got another fun Turn 10 guest lined up – senior developer Mike Grodin, who will be making his first appearance on Forza streams. We’ll be chatting about Mike’s role at Turn 10 and playing Forza Motorsport 7 with viewers, so make sure you’re around to get in on the conversation, ask questions, and join in on the racing fun. It all begins at 3 p.m. Pacific on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels."


STREAMING SCHEDULE
  • "Before we head out for the weekend, here’s a look at what’s upcoming next week on the Forza channels, including the debut of our new Sunday show featuring our very own Co Pilot, who will be taking viewers along on her journey towards "git gud" status in Forza. The adventure begins with "Sunday Suffering," debuting on Sunday, March 31!"


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#128 Posted : Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:43:54 AM(UTC)
Livestream Replays


#TuesdayDrive with Johniwanna - March 19
John focuses on extreme off-roading.
https://mixer.com/Forza?vod=92389500


#WheelAndPedalWednesdays with Johniwanna - March 20
Guest Derek Walker brings his 1973 BMW Bavaria to John's garage.
https://mixer.com/Forza?vod=92548950


#ThumbsUpThursday with Johniwanna - March 21
John wears a suit and tie to drive executive class cars in Series 7.
https://mixer.com/Forza?vod=92727384


#HeyWatchThis with Verena Mei - March 22
Verena and the community race in Autumn.
https://mixer.com/Forza?vod=92979924


#ForzaFriday with Brian Ekberg - March 22
Guest Mike Grodin talks about his role at Turn 10, feature development process, and monitoring community feedback.
https://mixer.com/Forza?vod=92987697
https://mixer.com/Forza?vod=93003465

Edited by user Sunday, March 24, 2019 11:59:32 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#129 Posted : Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:50:01 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:
- U.S. time zones are now on Daylight Time (PDT = UTC-7 through March)^
- It's currently Autumn season at the Horizon Festival



Sunday, March 24
  • Daily #Forzathon (Thurs.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific


Monday, March 25
  • Daily #Forzathon (Fri.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific


Tuesday, March 26
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sat.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, March 27
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sun.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Photo / Livery contests #20 deadline^
  • #WheelAndPedalWednesday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific


Thursday, March 28
  • Daily #Forzathon (Mon.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Autumn Season changes to Winter at 7:30am Pacific, Summer Festival Playlist rewards available
  • New Forzathon Shop, Festival Playlist events and Exclusive reward cars
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 5pm Pacific^


Friday, March 29
  • Daily #Forzathon (Tues.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 12:30pm 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


Saturday, March 30
  • Daily #Forzathon (Wed.) deadline 7:30am Pacific


Sunday, March 31
  • Daily #Forzathon (Thurs.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #SundaySuffering livestream with Co Pilot at 12:00pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Upcoming:
April 8: Series 8 Update preview and #ForzaMonthly livestreams^

Edited by user Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:54:54 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#130 Posted : Friday, March 29, 2019 10:37:47 AM(UTC)
Changes to Festival Playlist feature/rewards


FH4 Release Notes: March 26th, 2019
https://twitter.com/forza_support/status/1110537565973561344
https://support.forzamotorsport.net/hc/en-us/articles/360020360054-FH4-Release-Notes-March-26th-2019

Quote:
Version Number
PC: 1.274.237.2
Xbox: 1.274.243.0

Cross-Platform Fixes
  • Reduced the requirement to earn the top tier rewards in the Festival Playlist from 100% to 80%
  • Fixed some credit exploits when using route blueprint
  • Further edits to songs for ESRB requirements




Completion UI
https://twitter.com/forza_support/status/1111664482269319169
Quote:
The team has identified an issue with Series Playlist completion UI showing 80% complete when the player has not actually reached 80% completion. This will be fixed in the Series 8 update. #ForzaHorizon4
(due to rounding)

Edited by user Friday, March 29, 2019 10:40:52 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#131 Posted : Friday, March 29, 2019 1:23:25 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 3-29-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, March 29, 2019
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/wir_3_29_19

[selected quotes - be sure to read the full article at the link or on the Forza Hub app]

Quote:
This week we’ve got news on events in Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, the latest qualifier for the Le Mans eSports series, and a brand-new streaming show debuting this weekend on the Forza channels. Ready, set, Review!


FESTIVAL PLAYLIST
  • "The Winter season has returned in Forza Horizon 4. That means a new Festival Playlist full of new events to take on in the game. Eagle-eyed players will notice that the Season and Series Reward requirements has been lowered from 100 percent to 80 percent after an update to the game this week from Playground Games."
  • "That same update also fixed some credit exploits related to using the Route Blueprint feature, among other changes. See the full Release Notes over on the Forza Support site for more."
  • "Last week, Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR drift car was the Autumn season reward – but if you missed it, fear not! This week, we’ve got Chelsea DeNofa’s #88 RTR Formula Drift car on offer as the 50 percent Winter season reward. That’s alongside the Hudson Hornet, which players can earn for completing 80 percent of the Festival Playlist events."


STREAMING UPDATES
  • "Today we’re welcoming Kristina Rothe (GT: Drawing Curtain) to #ForzaFriday for the first time. Kristina has been with Turn 10 for a few years now and just recently joined the Community Team as producer. I’m overjoyed to add her expertise and passion for community to the team as we plan great things ahead for the Forza community. On today’s show we’ll be talking about Kristina’s career and the various Forza features she’s worked on during here time here at Turn 10 and, of course, we’ll be playing Forza with all of you as well!"
  • "Elsewhere in the streaming world, our own Co Pilot is kicking off a brand-new show on the Forza channels this weekend. “Sunday Suffering” premiers on Sunday, March 31; here’s more about the show from the host herself: ... #SundaySuffering will be every Sunday at noon Pacific (8 p.m. BST) – 2 p.m. Pacific (10 p.m. BST) on the official Mixer and Twitch channels! Not so great at Forza? Want to improve? Come get good with me!"
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#132 Posted : Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:13:20 PM(UTC)
Recent Livestream replays


#TuesdayDrive with Johniwanna
John gives away a vintage Forza T-Shirt and shows off his chair/wheel setup.


#WheelAndPedalWednesday with Johniwanna
John's friend Tyler brings his 1980 Ford Fiesta to the garage, next to John's "Old Man Tan."


#ThumbsUpThursday with Johniwanna
Hoonigan Hoonage


#HeyWatchThis with Verena Mei
Snomagedon


#ForzaFriday with Mechberg
Guest Kristina Rothe talks about her life in Europe before becoming a producer at Turn 10.








Edited by user Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:20:48 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#133 Posted : Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:42:05 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:
- U.S. time zones are now on Daylight Time (Pacific = BST-8)^
- It's currently Winter season at the Horizon Festival



Sunday, March 31
  • Daily #Forzathon (Thurs.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific
  • #PAXEast expo concludes in Boston^
  • #SundaySuffering livestream with Co Pilot at Noon Pacfic on www.mixer.com/Forza


Monday, April 1
  • Daily #Forzathon (Fri.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific
  • Photo / Livery contests #21 open^


Tuesday, April 2


Wednesday, April 3
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sun.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #WheelAndPedalWednesday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific


Thursday, April 4
  • Daily #Forzathon (Mon.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Winter Season changes to Spring at 7:30am Pacific
  • New Forzathon Shop items and new Festival Playlist rewards (BMW Z4 and M3-GTR) available
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 5pm Pacific^
  • EGX #Rezzed2019 opens in London^


Friday, April 5
  • Daily #Forzathon (Tues.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 12:30pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Co Pilot (Mechberg on vacation) at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • The Forza Week in Review published on /News and Forza Hub


Saturday, April 6
  • Daily #Forzathon (Wed.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • EGX #Rezzed2019 concludes in London^



Upcoming:
April 8: Series 8 Update preview livestream^

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#134 Posted : Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:30:37 PM(UTC)
Playground Games wins #BAFTAGames Award for Best British Game

http://www.bafta.org/games/awards/bafta-games-awards-nominations-winners-2019

https://twitter.com/BAFTAGames/status/1113891854221705216
"Forza Horizon 4 outpaces its rivals to win the British Game BAFTA🕹🇬🇧👏 #BAFTAGames"

https://twitter.com/WeArePlayground/status/1113893872311181313






https://twitter.com/arob...tus/1113860987986292737

Edited by user Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:40:28 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#135 Posted : Friday, April 5, 2019 2:49:22 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 4-5-19
John Schommer
Friday, April 5, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_4_5_19

Quote:
With Mechberg on vacation, it is my honor to present to you the Week in Review. Ok, he wrote the first section but the rest is on me. So let’s get into this.


SPRING CONTENT - discussion
  • "Not only has the snow melted and the flowers are in bloom, but a new Festival Playlist offers new rewards and plenty of cool events. This week the amazing McLaren F1 is featured in the Weekly #Forzathon Challenge and I have to say it was a super fun set of events. This week you can earn two cars new to the Forza Horizon series. The 2019 BMW Z4 brings new life to the ultimate sporty convertible and the legendary unicorn BMW M3-GTR is waiting if you can complete 80% of the seasonal events."


STREAMING UPDATE
  • "It’s a huge streaming stardom week for DaCopilot who kicked off her own show this last Sunday. She was also this week’s guest on #WheelandPedalWeds with me. Lastly but not leastly, you will find her guest hosting for Mechberg today on #ForzaFriday. "
  • "Obviously a highlight of the next week will be the FH4 Series 8 Update show live from Playground Games on Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific."
  • "And get ready for the next edition of #ForzaMonthly coming April 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific."
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#136 Posted : Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:16:32 AM(UTC)
Recent livestream replays


#TuesdayDrive with Johniwanna
John plays FM7 with the recently added McLaren Senna and unlocked exclusives.


#WheelAndPedalWeds with Johniwanna
Co Pilot brings her Honda Accord to John's garage.


#ThumbsUpThursday with Johniwanna
John runs through the new Spring challenges.


#HeyWatchThis with Verena Mei
Verena runs through the new Spring challenges


#ForzaFriday with guest host Co Pilot
Co Pilot steps in while Mechberg is on vacation.
Random Ring Race: HSV Maloo

Edited by user Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:17:14 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#137 Posted : Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:36:21 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:
- U.S. time zones are now on Daylight Time (Pacific = BST-8)^
- It's currently Spring season at the Horizon Festival



Sunday, April 7
  • Daily #Forzathon (Thurs.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific
  • #SundaySuffering livestream with Co Pilot at Noon Pacfic on www.mixer.com/Forza


Monday, April 8
  • Daily #Forzathon (Fri.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific
  • Series 8 Update preview livestream at 10am Pacific (6pm BST) on www.mixer.com/Forza


Tuesday, April 9
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sat.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Content Update for Series 8 (TBA)


Wednesday, April 10
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sun.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Photo / Livery contests #21 deadline^
  • #WheelAndPedalWednesday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific


Thursday, April 11
  • Daily #Forzathon (Mon.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Spring Season changes to Summer at 7:30am Pacific
  • Series 7 Ranked Adventure rewards available
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 5pm Pacific^


Friday, April 12
  • Daily #Forzathon (Tues.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 12:30pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • #ForzaFriday livestream with Co Pilot (Mechberg on vacation) at 3pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • The Forza Week in Review published on /News and Forza Hub


Saturday, April 13
  • Daily #Forzathon (Wed.) deadline 7:30am Pacific



Upcoming
- Based on last year's schedule, look for an April #InsideXbox livestream to provide the first info about E3.
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#138 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2019 7:12:49 PM(UTC)
Forza Horizon 4 | Series 8 Update
John Schommer
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/fh4_series_8



Quote:
The Series 8 Update for Forza Horizon 4 arrives this week with the addition of the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack, awesome new events and adventures as well as the drift camera feature recently released in Forza Motorsport 7. Take a look at the breakdown of incredible rewards cars like the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé and see what is in store for you.


Online Adventure Changes
Here is a good look at what has been included in the Online Adventure Championships update.
· S2 Class has been removed from Dirt Racing Championships.
· B Class has been added to Dirt Racing Championships.
· Freeroam Rush events have been removed from all Asphalt and Street Race Championships.
· Collisions are disabled for the first 30 seconds of each race. This change also applies to Horizon Life PvP races.


Drift Adventure
An all-new Online Adventure game mode! Take part in three-race Drift Championships, where it’s not about how fast you can drive, it’s about how well you can drift! Points are scored on asphalt only and are based on the angle and speed of your drift. You’ll have time to complete a few laps in each event, so don’t worry if you mess up the start, you still have every chance to win as only your best lap’s score goes up on the leaderboard. Drift Adventure is available in both Quick Play and Ranked and can be accessed from the Online Adventure tab in the Pause Menu. Earning a rank in Drift Adventure will check-off the Online Adventure requirement for Festival Playlist.


Drift Camera
If you like to show off your style and grace while getting sideways the Drift Camera will be a welcome addition. You can enable it in the HUD and Gameplay settings and view pans in your direction of travel in the cockpit view. Check out the new settings while you explore the Drift Adventure.


Barrett-Jackson Cars
The Barrett-Jackson Car Pack is available for separate purchase and is included as a free add-on for players who own the Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass. The vehicles of the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack are a veritable “who’s who” of collectible automobiles from decades past. From the hand-built 1932 Ford Custom Double Down to the sleek, race-ready 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra, these cars have been desired by drivers around the world since their introduction to Forza Motorsport 7 and now is your chance to experience them in Forza Horizon 4. For an in depth look at these amazing vehicles, you can read about them in the story that announced their arrival to Forza 7.


Showcase Remix
Take on the Horizon Motocross team in a off-road ready 1958 Austin-Healy Sprite Mk1. There is really nothing like it in the real world. Check it out for a limited-time only after you have completed the regular Festival Showcase.


Series 8 Reward Cars
Through the seasons of Series 8 you can earn each of these cars, and the Easter Bunny suit, by completing 50% and 80% of the Festival Playlist. Have a look at each car in detail and what it takes to earn it.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Forza Edition (Festival Playlist 50%)
2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (Festival Playlist 80%)
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé (Summer Season 50%)
1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill (Summer Season 80%)
2012 Ferrari 599XX Evolution (Autumn Season 50%)
2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker (Autumn Season 80%)
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport 396 (Winter Season 50%)
2016 W Motors Lykan HyperSport (Winter Season 80%)
2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR (Spring Season 50%)

And don’t forget the awesome Easter Bunny Suit (Spring Season 80%)



Series 8 Update preview livestream: https://youtu.be/EXEFzfPf9iE

Release Notes: https://support.forzamotorsport.net/hc/en-us/articles/360021334673-FH4-Release-Notes-April-8th-2019
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#139 Posted : Friday, April 12, 2019 12:41:31 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 4-12-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, April 12, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_4_12_19

[selected quotes; read the full article at the link or on the Forza Hub app]

Quote:
After a week of spring break in sunny southern California, Your Humble Community Manager is rested and ready to recap another week of Forza news. From the latest update for Forza Horizon 4 to the launch of the first Forza Race Regulations public beta, plus Monday’s April edition of “Forza Monthly,” it’s busy around these parts, so let’s jump right in!


FORZA HORIZON 4 SERIES 8 UPDATE - discussion thread
  • "On the additions side, new features like layer masking for the livery editor are a big plus for painters, drifters are loving the new Drift Adventure and Drift Cockpit camera, and practically everyone can find something to like in the Barrett-Jackson cars, which have made their way over from Forza 7 into Forza Horizon 4 for Car Pass owners." video: Barrett-Jackson Car Pack trailer
  • "Change has come to Online Adventures in Forza Horizon 4. B Class has been added to Dirt Racing Championships and collisions are now disabled for the first 30 seconds of each race. As for things removed, S2 Class has been removed from the Dirt Racing Championships and Freeroam Rush has been removed from all Asphalt and Street Race Championships. (And there was much rejoicing.)"
  • "A new update also means a new Festival Playlists for each season of this series, along with some awesome cars to earn, including the 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evolution, the 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker, and more. For a rundown of all the cars available in Series 8, check out our story here on FM.net."


#FORZAFRIDAY LIVESTREAM
  • "On today’s episode of #ForzaFriday we’ll be joined by Turn 10’s Andy Beaudoin, talking about his career in the games industry and the work he’s done here at Turn 10 as a design director. The show starts at 3 p.m. Pacific on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels."


FORZA MONTHLY LIVESTREAM - APRIL 15
  • "The next edition of “Forza Monthly” arrives on Monday, April 15 and we’ve got a fun show planned for you. We’ll be recapping the latest updates for Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 with guests from both Playground Games and Turn 10, and welcoming Formula Drift driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. to the show to talk about his latest projects, the Formula D season, and drifting in Forza from the perspective of a pro. The show kicks off on Monday starting at 11 a.m. Pacific, so don’t miss it!"
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#140 Posted : Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:50:11 AM(UTC)
Recent livestream replays


Update 8 livestream
Playground Games previewed the content in Series 8. See discussion.


#TuesdayDrive with Johniwanna
John showcases community created routes.


#WheelAndPedalWeds with Johniwanna
John welcomes Levi Dale and his 1998 Mercedes C43 AMG to the garage.^


#ThumbsUpThursday with Johniwanna
John plays with the community.


#HeyWatchThis with Verena Mei
Verena plays with the community in the Summer season.


#ForzaFriday with Mechberg
Mechberg welcomes guest Andy Beaudoin to talk about his history as a developer before and at Turn 10.
Random Ring Race: Ultima 1020


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#141 Posted : Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:36:20 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:
- U.S. time zones are now on Daylight Time (Pacific = BST-8)^
- It's currently Summer season at the Horizon Festival



Sunday, April 14
  • Daily #Forzathon (Thurs.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific
  • #SundaySuffering livestream with Co Pilot at Noon Pacfic on www.mixer.com/Forza


Monday, April 15
  • Daily #Forzathon (Fri.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific
  • #ForzaMonthly April livestream with guest Vaughn Gittin Jr. at 11am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Tuesday, April 16


Wednesday, April 17
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sun.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Photo / Livery contests #22 deadline^
  • #WheelAndPedalWednesday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific


Thursday, April 18
  • Daily #Forzathon (Mon.) deadline 7:30am Pacific, new Weekly challenge
  • Summer Season changes to Autumn at 7:30am Pacific, new seasonal events
  • Festival Playlist rewards: Ferrari 599XX E, Mercedes 280 SL, Plymouth Fury, Trial Leather Jacket, Silver Waistcoat
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 5pm Pacific^


Friday, April 19
  • Daily #Forzathon (Tues.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 12:30pm 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


Saturday, April 20
  • Daily #Forzathon (Wed.) deadline 7:30am Pacific


Edited by user Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:37:56 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#142 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2019 1:01:45 PM(UTC)
#ForzaMonthly | April

Replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDJ6c4MeARQ



Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Timestamps:

1:05:30 - Barrett-Jackson Car Pack trailer for FH4; Retro talking Series 8 drift and livery features.

1:09:00 - Freeroam Rush changes: "We thought everyone wanted it removed, [but] a lot of people as soon as they saw this, thought that we might be [removing Freeroam Rush] came out and said 'Oh no, we like it.'" "We change a lot of things last minute, but it's all because of community feedback."

1:13:30 - Player stats over the first six months of release. (infographic below)

1:16:30 - An overview of the major features released to date: Route Creator; Fortune Island: Treasure Hunts, Switchbacks, Trailblazer challenges; Painting segments of wheels and cars; Photo Mode effects; Horizon Stories; Mitsubishi; Free-for-all Adventure; Garage/filesave limit increased; Festival Playlist.

1:21:00 - Series 9 "hopefully" will have Custom Adventure. "We're going to look at the races that are played and the races that are not played, and maybe take away or add. So what you play one week may not be available the next week." "The best way to vote on something [you love] is to play it." Also potentially another Showcase Remix and Horizon Story, TBA.

1:25:00 - The May episode of Forza Monthly will follow the Series 9 Update preview livestream on May 7th.




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#143 Posted : Friday, April 19, 2019 1:26:24 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 4-19-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, April 19, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_4_19_19

[selected quotes - read the full article at the link and on Forza Hub]

Quote:
Welcome to another edition of the Forza Week in Review, where we’re coming off the back of a huge episode of Forza Monthly. Airing this past Monday, the April episode welcomed special guests from both Turn 10 and Playground Games, as well as professional drift driver, Formula D competitor, and Nürburgring drift-conqueror Vaughn Gittin Jr. to the show.


DRIFTING THE RING
  • video: Vaughn Gittin Jr., King of the Ring
  • "You can see a brand-new edit of Gittin’s King of the Ring video above; a video that will no doubt inspire other Forza 7 players to try and emulate the feat in the game. In fact, one such creation already exists, produced by the inimitable Don Joewon Song, who didn’t just manage to drift the Ring, he created a video based on a single run of the Ring. There’s no long introduction needed here; watch Don’s “Virtual King of the Ring” video for yourself:
  • video: Don Joewon Song's Virtual Drift King of the Ring


CONTENT UPDATE
  • "This week Playground Games launched a new update for Forza Horizon 4. This update removed the Car Pass Welcome Back screen and fixed an issue where the “Fred V & Grafix – Sunrise” song was no longer appearing in the Hospital Records radio station. This update also fixed an issue with ranked Drift Adventure series rewards UI to show progress and rewards earned. As always you can keep up to date with the latest updates to Forza Horizon 4 and other Forza games by heading over to the Support section here on FM.net."


AUTUMN CONTENT
  • "Autumn season has arrived, bringing new fun in the Festival Playlist and new cars to earn along the way. Specifically, this season we’ve got the 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evolution (50% season completion) and the 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (80% season completion). For Series completionists, the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Forza Edition (50% Festival Playlist) and the 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (80% Festival Playlist) are also up for grabs."


FORZA STREET & FORZA MONTHLY
  • "On Monday we launched Forza Street, a new expression of Forza available on Windows 10 devices and coming to iOS and Android. For more on the game, check out the segment on Monday’s episode of Forza Monthly where I sat down with the Forza Street design director Andy Beaudoin to talk about the game. (Fast forward to the 56:00 mark to see the conversation.) Forza Street was created to welcome a new audience of players and has been developed as a Forza product from the very beginning by Turn 10 alongside an external partner. In 2018, the game was released in limited regions for early testing and feedback under the code name of “Miami Street” prior to its global launch. To keep up to date with the latest Forza Street news, you can follow the Forza Street Facebook page."
  • video: Forza Monthly | April


FORZA FRIDAY & LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE
  • "On today’s episode of #ForzaFriday I’ll be joined today by Chase Combs from the Turn 10 audio team. Chase was on Monday’s Forza Monthly this week to talk about the audio improvements that were part of the April update for Forza Motorsport 7 and, during today’s show, we’ll dive deeper into those improvements and talk about Chase’s career in the gaming industry and here at Turn 10. The show begins at 3 p.m. Pacific on our Mixer and Twitch channels, so don’t miss it."
  • "Wrapping up the week, here’s a look at the streams coming to the Forza channels next week. See you then!"
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#144 Posted : Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:24:28 AM(UTC)
Recent livestream replays


#SundaySuffering with Co Pilot
(FM7 gameplay)


#ForzaMonthly - April Edition
RetroKrystal shows six month stats and features to date, Series 8 and Series 9


#TuesdayDrive with Johniwanna
RetroKrystal joins John this week.


#WheelAndPedalWeds with Johniwanna
John welcomes Rain City Supercars host Nick Bergeron with his Maserati Ghibli.^


#ThumbsUpThursday with Johniwanna
John starts with drifting in FM7 before drifting in FH4.


#HeyWatchThis with Verena Mei
Verena plays with the community in the Autumn season.


#ForzaFriday with Mechberg
Mechberg welcomes guest Chase Combs to talk audio capture and design.
Random Ring Race: BMW M1 Procar

Edited by user Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:25:58 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#145 Posted : Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:04:52 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:
- U.S. time zones are now on Daylight Time (Pacific = BST-8)^
- It's currently Autumn season at the Horizon Festival





Sunday, April 21
  • Daily #Forzathon (Thurs.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific


Monday, April 22
  • Daily #Forzathon (Fri.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific


Tuesday, April 23
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sat.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, April 24
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sun.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Photo / Livery contests #23 deadline^
  • #WheelAndPedalWednesday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific


Thursday, April 25
  • Daily #Forzathon (Mon.) deadline 7:30am Pacific, new Weekly challenge
  • Season changes to Winter at 7:30am Pacific, new seasonal events, lake drag racing available
  • Festival Playlist rewards: Chevelle '67, Lykan Hypersport, Terradyne Gurkha, Karate Master emote, Quack Wellies
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 5pm Pacific^


Friday, April 26
  • Daily #Forzathon (Tues.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 12:30pm 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


Saturday, April 27
  • Daily #Forzathon (Wed.) deadline 7:30am Pacific

Edited by user Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:07:14 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#146 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:19:32 AM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 4-26-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, April 26, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_4_26_19

[selected quotes - read the full article at the link and on Forza Hub]

WINTER CONTENT
  • "The winter season has returned to Horizon 4 and the Festival Playlist has been updated with new events to play and new rewards to earn. Over in the #Forzathon Shop, you can keep your little tootsies toasty with some warm mittens, or you can keep the back roads of the UK burning up with the 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang. The winter season reward cars are the 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle (50% complete) and the Lykan Hypersport (80% complete), in addition to the ongoing series rewards, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Forza Edition (50% complete) and the Pontiac Crown Vic (80% complete)."


FORZA FRIDAY & LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE
  • "On today’s edition of #ForzaFriday, we’re going old-school with a Mechberg-only show. I’ll be playing Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 with everyone, talking about the latest Forza news, and hanging out with all of you!"
  • "we’ve got another full week of streams coming at you, including the debut of a new limited series from our very own Johniwanna that we’re calling “Along for the Ride.” This is unlike any show we’ve done on the Forza channel, so I hope you join John when the show debuts on Wednesday, May 1 at 1 p.m. Pacific."


FORZA MONTHLY - MAY
  • "Here’s your friendly reminder that the next episode of Forza Monthly is coming at you on Tuesday, May 7, starting at 11 a.m. Pacific."

Edited by user Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:21:58 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#147 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:46:31 AM(UTC)
Recent livestream replays



#TuesdayDrive with Johniwanna
John works on Rivals.


#WheelAndPedalWeds with Johniwanna
John welcomes guest Keith Northrup and the Trophy Rat to the garage.^


#ThumbsUpThursday with Johniwanna
John uses his Fanatec simulator to play Drift Adventure and multiplayer.^


#HeyWatchThis with Verena Mei
Verena plays with the community in the Winter season.^


#ForzaFriday with Mechberg
Mechberg returns to the traditional format of FH4 in the first hour.


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#148 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:56:31 AM(UTC)
Xbox Launches Tourism Campaign for Game Worlds with ‘Visit Xbox’
by Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor in Chief
Posted on April 25, 2019 at 11:00 am
https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/04/25/xbox-launches-tourism-campaign-visit-xbox


Quote:
Xbox is excited to announce “Visit Xbox,” a campaign that celebrates virtual travel and a new kind of tourism, exploring the beauty of gaming beyond traditional gameplay.

Showcasing Xbox One X Enhanced games which have been updated or built specifically to take advantage of the world’s most powerful console the campaign encourages gamers to wander off-piste and take in the spectacular scenery on offer.

Michael Flatt, Gaming Integrated Marketing at Xbox said, “With ‘Visit Xbox’ we want to inspire everyone to become a gaming tourist and explore breathtaking Xbox One X Enhanced worlds. Our campaign offers destinations from the past, present, and future; on this world and beyond. Together with the Xbox community, we will continue to find, curate, and capture the most beautiful locations in games.”

You can check out the “Visit Xbox” website on Xbox.com, which features some of our favourite locations shot by in-game photographers and lets gaming tourists find their next destination ­– whether you want to visit a rustic village or relax on a paradise-like beach.

On April 26, Xbox and Turn 10 will also be hosting live guided tours of Forza Horizon 4 on Mixer. Check out www.xbox.com/visitxbox for more details.



Create your own postcard
Quote:
Every destination has a story to tell. Pick your favourite Enhanced location, turn it into a postcard, and share your tale with friends on social media.

https://www.xbox.com/EN-US/promotions/visit-xbox/postcard


https://twitter.com/rich...atus/1121784605747531777

Edited by user Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:01:32 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rank: Moderator
#149 Posted : Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:14:31 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:
- U.S. time zones are now on Daylight Time (Pacific = BST-8)^
- It's currently Winter season at the Horizon Festival
- New livestream debut: #AlongForTheRide starts May 1st




Sunday, April 28
  • Daily #Forzathon (Thurs.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific
  • *SundaySuffering with Co Pilot playing FH4 and checking out liveries at noon Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Monday, April 29
  • Daily #Forzathon (Fri.) deadline at 7:30am Pacific


Tuesday, April 30
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sat.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #TuesdayDrive livestream with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Wednesday, May 1
  • Daily #Forzathon (Sun.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • Photo / Livery contests #24 open^
  • #WheelAndPedalWednesday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific
  • #AlongForTheRide livestream debut with Johniwanna at 1pm Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza


Thursday, May 2
  • Daily #Forzathon (Mon.) deadline 7:30am Pacific, new Weekly challenge
  • Season changes to Spring at 7:30am Pacific, new seasonal events
  • Festival Playlist rewards: Vauxhall Corsa, Lancia Delta, Rabbit Outfit, Rabbit Ears, Modern Race Helmet White
  • #ThumbsUpThursday livestream with Johniwanna at 10am Pacific on www.mixer.com/Forza
  • Forza Rewards weekly redemption period starts at 5pm Pacific^


Friday, May 3
  • Daily #Forzathon (Tues.) deadline 7:30am Pacific
  • #HeyWatchThis livestream with Verena Mei at 12:30pm 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


Saturday, May 4
  • Daily #Forzathon (Wed.) deadline 7:30am Pacific

Edited by user Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:20:03 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#150 Posted : Saturday, May 4, 2019 7:57:35 AM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 5-3-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, May 3, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_5_3_19

[selected quotes - read the full article at the link and on Forza Hub]

Quote:
Welcome to the Forza Week in Review, where we’re getting ready for the next updates in both Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, as well as prepping for the next edition of “Forza Monthly.” All of these various efforts arrive on Tuesday, May 7, which obviously makes that a busy day in the world of Forza. Tuesday will be here before you know it, so let’s recap this week and focus on what we’re excited about next week.


SPRING CONTENT - discussion
  • "With just a week left to go in Series 8, it’s your final chance to grab the Alfa Giulia Forza Edition (50% series completion) and the Ford Crown Vic (80% series completion). The season rewards feature the 2009 Vauxhall Corsa (50% season completion) and the Rabbit Outfit (80% season completion). This season in the #Forzathon Shop, you can spend those hard-earned #Forzathon points on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG, the 2011 Koenigsegg Agera, and more."


#FORZAFRIDAY
  • "We’ll be welcoming Turn 10’s Carlos Sanchez to today’s edition of #ForzaFriday. As executive producer for Turn 10’s Publishing team, Carlos brings a wealth of experience from his career in games to T10. Today we’ll be chatting with Carlos about his career, his work at Turn 10 and with Playground Games, all while hanging out and playing Forza Horizon 4 with viewers. The show starts at 3 p.m. Pacific so bring your questions and enjoy the show!"


SERIES 9 UPDATE - discussion
  • "The Series 9 update for Forza Horizon 4 comes next week and Playground Games will be celebrating the launch with a live broadcast from PG HQ, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific. Make sure you tune in for the show on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels and get ready for jam-packed hour of news and fun with the PG crew."


FORZA MONTHLY | MAY - discussion
  • "Tuesday, May 7 is the day for our next broadcast of “Forza Monthly” and we’ve got a great show planned for you. Airing directly after the Series 9 Stream from Playground Games, we’ll be diving deep into topics from all over the Forza universe. We’ll be joined by members of the Turn 10 publishing team to talk about the Series 9 update for Forza Horizon 4, followed by a look at what’s happening in Forza Motorsport 7 with members of the Forza Race Regulations dev team. In addition, we’ll be diving into “process of concept” at Turn 10 with design director Chris Esaki and art director Scott Lee, giving viewers insight into how the Motorsport team approaches the all-important “concept” phase of development."
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