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#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 12:22:30 PM(UTC)
Here's a thread to track incoming seasonal changes, events, exclusives, and new features.

THREAD UPDATE: December 13th's content update adds Fortune Island Expansion DLC, photo mode improvements, holiday theme character customization, and weekly seasonal content and DLC cars through the Spring season ending January 17. See the chronology in post #2.
For content update release notes, see the Support page.





FIRST TIME PLAYERS
For players starting the game for the first time, the first 4 to 5 hours is a prologue before you're synchronized with the current world season:
Originally Posted by: JONK1969 Go to Quoted Post
The first 10 minutes is a lot like the e3 demo, then you arrive at the Festival and start your first summer. A quick tour of all four seasons.

Then you enter the "Horizon Life Prologue" where you get to spend time in a full Horizon year doing what you want, progressing based on what kinds of things you like to do. Sure there's some hand-holding here, but it opens up very quickly.

At about 1 hour, once you finish your first prologue Autumn event, the Drivatars in your freeroam world are replaced with real players and you have online modes available. Or you can play Solo if that's your thing. The players you see in the world with you are at the same point in their Horizon Life as you, same season. But you can do whatever you want.

At around 4-5 hours, depending on how you play, you qualify for the Horizon Roster, your second summer, and earn your first Wristband. You enter a fully synchronized world where each season lasts a week. How fast you get there depends on how much "influence" you earn (think of it like XP). You get Influence for racing, stunting, creating and sharing content, streaming - whatever. You're doing all that from hour 1 onward.


Seasons will transition for everyone each week on Thursdays at 7:30am Pacific / 10:30am Eastern / 3:30pm British time. After a countdown and cutscene transition, the Horizon map will be updated with the new seasonal weather effects, new seasonal events (including seasonal Barn Finds), new weekly #Forzathon challenges and rewards, and new #Forzathon Shop cars/clothes/horns etc.


LAUNCH SCHEDULE
Once you're synchronized with the world, you'll be in the current season:
Summer: September 27 - October 4
Autumn: October 4 - 11
Winter: October 11 - 18
Spring October 18 - 25

Livestream replay with Ralph Fulton discussing schedule and content: https://youtu.be/XsFZQU7xY8g



Daily #Forzathon challenges are in addition to the hourly #ForzathonLive online events; dailies can be done offline. The new Exclusive car for each season is offered to all players for free in the Forzathon Shop using the points earned from daily, weekly, and hourly Forzathon challenges. You can bank your Forzathon Points over weeks.

SUMMER (September 27 - October 4)
  • Events: 5 Summer season events | 1 new Trial event | 1 new Speed Trap challenge
  • #Forzathon: 7 new daily challenges | 1 new weekly challenge
  • Free car: 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (Forzathon Shop, possibly Wheelspin reward)
  • Forzathon Shop: new stock and exclusives
  • DLC cars: 2 new cars for Car Pass owners (2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS | 1962 Triumph TR3B)


AUTUMN (October 4 - 11)
  • Events: 5 Summer season events | 1 new Trial event | 1 new Danger Sign challenge
  • #Forzathon: 7 new daily challenges | 1 new weekly challenge
  • Free car: 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast (Forzathon Shop, possibly Wheelspin reward)
  • Forzathon Shop: new stock and exclusives
  • DLC cars: 2 new cars for Car Pass owners (2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit-R Type A | 2018 Nissan Sentra NISMO)


WINTER (October 11 - 18)
  • Events: 3 Winter season events | 1 new Trial event | 1 new Danger Sign challenge
  • #Forzathon: 7 new daily challenges | 1 new weekly challenge
  • Free car: 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 (Forzathon Shop, possibly Wheelspin reward)
  • Forzathon Shop: new stock and exclusives
  • DLC cars: 2 new cars for Car Pass owners (1985 Porsche #185 959 Prodrive Rally Raid | 1959 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super)


SPRING (October 18 - 25)
  • Events: 5 Spring season events | 1 new Trial event | 1 new Speed Trap challenge
  • #Forzathon: 7 new daily challenges | 1 new weekly challenge
  • Free car: 2018 Honda Civic Type R (Forzathon Shop, possibly Wheelspin reward)
  • Forzathon Shop: new stock and exclusives
  • DLC cars: 2 new cars for Car Pass owners (2018 BMW i8 Roadster | 2018 Honda Civic GRC )

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 12:31:34 PM(UTC)
Calculated schedule for 2018-2019 seasons and DLC:

Free car additions (Forzathon Shop or event reward) are in italics followed by the two DLC cars for Car Pass owners.

  • Summer September 27: 911 GT3 RS '19 | Agera RS | Triumph TR3B
  • Autumn October 4: Ferrari 812 Superfast | RX-7 Spirit-R Type A | Nissan Sentra NISMO
  • Winter October 11: Chevy Colorado ZR2 | Porsche #185 959 Prodrive | Porsche 356 A 1600
  • Spring October 18: Honda Civic '18 | BMW i8 Roadster | Civic GRC '18
    SERIES 2 cu - October 23: Route Creator
  • Summer October 25: Hot Wheels Twin Mill | Mustang DeBerti '18 | Gallardo Spyder '12
  • Autumn November 1: Hot Wheels Boneshaker | Gymkhana 10 Escort | Gymkhana 10 Hoonitruck
  • Winter November 8: 911 GT3 RS '19 (community voted) | Alfa Romeo Stelvio '18 | Can-Am Maverick
  • Spring November 15: Gymkhana 10 Hoonicorn | Vauxhall Insignia '10 | Vauxhaull VX220 '04
    SERIES 3 cu - November 20: Service Check, New Rims & Paint detail, Horizon Racing Cup
  • Summer November 22: Gymkhana 10 Fiesta | Aston Martin Vantage '18 | McLaren 650S Spyder
  • Autumn November 29: X-Bow GT4 | Ferrari FXX | Jaguar C-Type
  • Winter December 6: Gymkhana 10 Focus RS RX | Chevy Silverado DeBerti | Peel Trident
  • Spring December 13: Honda CRX Mugen | Honda S2000 '03 | Honda Civic '74
    DLC EXPANSION - December 13: Fortune Island
    SERIES 4 cu - December 13: Photo Mode improvements, Holiday character customization
  • Summer December 20: Corvette ZR1 '19 | Camaro ZL1 1LE '18
  • Autumn December 27: Mosler MT900S | Morgan Aero GT | Triumph TR6
  • Winter January 3: Hudson Hornet | Ferrari GTC4Lusso | Lamborghini Jarama
  • Spring January 10: Hoonigan RS200 | VW Double Cab Pickup | MG TA Midget '38
    SERIES 5 cu - January 15
  • Summer January 17
  • Autumn January 24
  • Winter January 31
  • Spring February 7
    UPDATE 6 February 12?
  • Summer February 14 - Car Pass designated period ends
  • Autumn February 21
  • Winter February 28
  • Spring March 7
    UPDATE 7 March 12?
  • Summer March 14
  • Autumn March 21
  • Winter March 28
  • Spring April 4
    UPDATE 8 April 9?
  • Summer April 11
  • Autumn April 18
  • Winter April 25
  • Spring May 2
    UPDATE 9 May 7?
  • Summer May 9
  • Autumn May 16
  • Winter May 23
  • Spring May 30
    DLC EXPANSION? Expansion 2 ("first half of 2019")
    UPDATE 10 June 4?
  • Summer June 6
  • Autumn June 13 - (E3 week)
  • Winter June 20
  • Spring June 27
    UPDATE 11 July 2?
  • Summer July 4
  • Autumn July 11
  • Winter July 18
  • Spring July 25
    UPDATE 12 July 30?
  • Summer August 1
  • Autumn August 8
  • Winter August 15
  • Spring August 22 - (gamescom week)
    UPDATE 13 August 27?
  • Summer August 29
  • Autumn September 5
  • Winter September 12
  • Spring September 19
    UPDATE 14 September 24?
  • Summer September 26
  • Autumn October 3
  • Winter October 10
  • Spring October 17
    UPDATE 15 October 22?
  • Summer October 24
  • Autumn October 31
  • Winter November 7
  • Spring November 14
    UPDATE 16 November 19?
  • Summer November 21
  • Autumn November 28
  • Winter December 5
  • Spring December 12

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 25, 2018 1:10:44 PM(UTC)
Per Ralph Fulton in today's livestream from Goodwood, the developers will use the timing on each four seasons as an in game "year" at which point additional content will come into the game. On October 25 we'll see:



NEW FEATURE: ROUTE CREATOR
"For the first time in a Forza game create and share your own race routes. Plot a course anywhere around beautiful, historic Britain and race against other players and Drivatars."

NEW STORY: BRITISH RACING GREEN
"Get behind the wheel of some of Britain's greatest cars, to produce 10 episodes of the Horizon Festival's motoring TV Series. From Aston Martin & McLaren to the Talbot Sunbeam & Mini, British Racing Green will take you through a century of British automotive excellence."

NEW CLOTHING/HORNS: HALLOWEEN PARTY
"New Outfits, Clothing and props give you the perfect look for the Horizon Halloween Party! Announce your arrival at the party with 5 New Halloween themed car horns!"

NEW EVENTS/CONTENT SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT FOUR HORIZON SEASONS
- 20 new seasonal events
- 4 new Trial events
- 4 new PR Stunt challenges
- New #Forzathon challenges
- 3 new #Forzathon Exclusive cars
- new #Forzathon shop items
- 8 new cars for Car Pass owners (4 weeks x 2 per week)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFZQU7xY8g

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:24:18 AM(UTC)
Simply awesome O_O
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:30:12 AM(UTC)
Really happy to see the roadmap for ongoing support, Friday can't come fast enough.
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:52:49 AM(UTC)
Am I the only one who is kind of disappointed that Christmas is Horizon 4 is going to be an in-game summer? :/
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:25:41 AM(UTC)
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Am I the only one who is kind of disappointed that Christmas is Horizon 4 is going to be an in-game summer? :/


My Inner-Child was wondering and hoping that it would be winter from the 20th December through to the 27th I am bit blah but suppose its not a huge, huge deal, I would Preferred it tho lol.

On a side note to that, I am pleased to see the Ferrari 812 Superfast come very early on in FH4's life and pleased it is too.

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#8 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:17:31 AM(UTC)
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Am I the only one who is kind of disappointed that Christmas is Horizon 4 is going to be an in-game summer? :/


Christmas is in summer here in australia
Think they mixed it up with fh3 lol

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:09:07 AM(UTC)
Thanks for posting, very cool info! I watched a bit of the Goodwood stream on YT last nite, good stuff.

Regarding Trial Events, I don't recall reading anything about those. There was a brief mention of them in the Goodwood interview with Ralph, but I can't find it. Can anybody explain a bit more about what Trials are? Thnx

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#10 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:11:15 AM(UTC)
The weekly new cars (not DLC) will be available for regular purchase and wheelspins after that week goes by?
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:00:58 AM(UTC)
I don't know I like it or not. We will see...
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:05:44 PM(UTC)
I'm going to play the game a lot, but I don't want to be concerned if I take a break from playing that I'm going to miss out on something that's coming along. I have the ultimate edition so I'll be playing a lot on Friday also I will have access to everything. Watching YouTubers play early it seems like the seasons come and go pretty fast. I do like that you can modify the seasons when setting up a race because I'm looking forward to racing in the winter and doing dirt races when it's raining. I'm not to excited about getting clothes, emotes, horns, and dances in wheelspins though. I'd much prefer cash and cars. Any feedback would be great.
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#13 Posted : Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:50:17 AM(UTC)
Sounds like you could miss out on the first Summer’s Activities if you get on Tuesday with the 4-5 hour Start-Up.
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#14 Posted : Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:54:55 AM(UTC)
It would be nice if the weekly race updates stayed over into the next time it was that season.

Like say they add 3 new races in winter. At the moment those races will disappear & not return the next time winter hits. It would be nice if they were permanent. So say, they added 3 new one that winter, you'd then have 6 new winter races to do etc.

I don't particularly like the idea of missing out on things, mainly races & events if i don't/can't play a certain week. It'd just be nice to know i can go back & still have all those events to complete.

Just my opinion anyways
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#15 Posted : Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:19:12 AM(UTC)
Current Season: Summer

Next change: Thursday, October 4 at 7:30am Pacific


BARN FIND RUMOR:

CAR PASS DLC ADDITIONS
  • 2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS
  • 1962 Triumph TR3B

#FORZATHON SHOP
  • 300 FP Car: 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Forza Edition (exclusive model)
  • 150 FP Car: 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (exclusive model)
  • Car Horn: Sea of Thieves Theme
  • Clothing: Union Jack Tee

#FORZATHON WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Mercury Rising
  • Own and drive any Retro Hot Hatch class vehicle
  • Earn 25 Ultimate Speed Skills with a Retro Hot Hatch car
  • Win 3 Street Scene events with a Retro Hot Hatch car
  • Earn 3 stars in total from Speed Zones with a Retro Hot Hatch car

EVENTS: "British Summer Time"
  • Championship: Greendale Super Sprint Road Racing Series, Classic Muscle, B700
  • Championship: Moorhead Wind Farm Circuit Road Racing Series, Modern Supercars, S1 900
  • Championship: Windmill Cross Country Series, Offroad Buggies, B700
  • Championship: Quarry Cross Country Circuit, 2015 James Bond Aston Martin DB10 ("Spectre")
  • The Trial Co-Op Championship: Derwent Reservoir Sprint Road Racing Series, S1 900

SPEED ZONE
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • 3 star: 155 mph
  • Seasonal Objective: 175 mph








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#16 Posted : Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:47:27 AM(UTC)
Guess they changed their minds on the Ferrari 812 superfast hopefully it will come back eventually, but a Forza Edition car is a more than ample substitute.

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#17 Posted : Thursday, September 27, 2018 11:29:07 AM(UTC)
Hourly Challenges?

Ain't that a little extreme?
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#18 Posted : Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:17:15 PM(UTC)
Max, how many points do you get for forzathon live events?

Only 130 forzathon points for one daily and one weekly challenge!?! You need 450 for both cars. That doesn't seem right. Even after a week, you still only have 310 forzathon points if you don't go online.
I buy, upgrade and tune cars to the max. That's what I live for in Forza. I'm always in the need for more cars.
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#19 Posted : Thursday, September 27, 2018 3:17:26 PM(UTC)
I can't get Mercury Rising to update.

I own 3 Retro Hot Hatch class cars and have driven then all.

Trying to figure this one out.
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#20 Posted : Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:48:30 PM(UTC)
Why there is no private session freeroam ? 100$ and delete the best mode ... give my money back ...
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#21 Posted : Friday, September 28, 2018 12:19:35 AM(UTC)
An issue my end means I now won't get the game until Monday 4th. Will I have time to complete the Forzathon events before they finish?

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#22 Posted : Friday, September 28, 2018 1:57:21 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Derplodactyl Go to Quoted Post
An issue my end means I now won't get the game until Monday 4th. Will I have time to complete the Forzathon events before they finish?


Should be fine as they are weekly for the most part and there are also daily challenges as well.
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#23 Posted : Friday, September 28, 2018 3:31:23 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Here's a thread to track incoming seasonal changes, events, rewards, and new features.

Seasons will transition for everyone each week on Thursdays at 7:30am Pacific / 10:30am Eastern / 3:30pm British time. After a countdown and cutscene transition, the Horizon map will be updated with the new seasonal weather effects, new seasonal events (including seasonal Barn Finds), new weekly #Forzathon challenges and rewards, and new #Forzathon Shop cars/clothes/horns etc.


FIRST TIME PLAYERS
For players starting the game for the first time, the first 4 to 5 hours is a prologue before you're synchronized with the current world season:
Originally Posted by: JONK1969 Go to Quoted Post
The first 10 minutes is a lot like the e3 demo, then you arrive at the Festival and start your first summer. A quick tour of all four seasons.

Then you enter the "Horizon Life Prologue" where you get to spend time in a full Horizon year doing what you want, progressing based on what kinds of things you like to do. Sure there's some hand-holding here, but it opens up very quickly.

At about 1 hour, once you finish your first prologue Autumn event, the Drivatars in your freeroam world are replaced with real players and you have online modes available. Or you can play Solo if that's your thing. The players you see in the world with you are at the same point in their Horizon Life as you, same season. But you can do whatever you want.

At around 4-5 hours, depending on how you play, you qualify for the Horizon Roster, your second summer, and earn your first Wristband. You enter a fully synchronized world where each season lasts a week. How fast you get there depends on how much "influence" you earn (think of it like XP). You get Influence for racing, stunting, creating and sharing content, streaming - whatever. You're doing all that from hour 1 onward.



LAUNCH SCHEDULE
Once you're synchronized with the world, you'll be in the current season:
Summer: September 27 - October 4
Autumn: October 4 - 11
Winter: October 11 - 18
Spring October 18 - 25

Livestream replay with Ralph Fulton discussing schedule and content: https://youtu.be/XsFZQU7xY8g



Daily #Forzathon challenges are in addition to the hourly #ForzathonLive online events; dailies can be done offline. The new Exclusive car for each season is offered to all players for free in the Forzathon Shop using the points earned from daily, weekly, and hourly Forzathon challenges. You can bank your Forzathon Points over weeks.

SUMMER (September 27 - October 4)
  • Events: 5 Summer season events | 1 new Trial event | 1 new Speed Trap challenge
  • #Forzathon: 7 new daily challenges | 1 new weekly challenge
  • New car: 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast (Forzathon Shop, possibly Wheelspin reward)
  • Forzathon Shop: new stock and exclusives
  • DLC cars: 2 new cars for Car Pass owners (2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS | 1962 Triumph TR3B)


AUTUMN (October 4 - 11)
  • Events: 5 Summer season events | 1 new Trial event | 1 new Danger Sign challenge
  • #Forzathon: 7 new daily challenges | 1 new weekly challenge
  • New car: 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (Forzathon Shop, possibly Wheelspin reward)
  • Forzathon Shop: new stock and exclusives
  • DLC cars: 2 new cars for Car Pass owners (2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit-R Type A | 2018 Nissan Sentra NISMO)


WINTER (October 11 - 18)
  • Events: 3 Winter season events | 1 new Trial event | 1 new Danger Sign challenge
  • #Forzathon: 7 new daily challenges | 1 new weekly challenge
  • New car: 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 (Forzathon Shop, possibly Wheelspin reward)
  • Forzathon Shop: new stock and exclusives
  • DLC cars: 2 new cars for Car Pass owners (1985 Porsche #185 959 Prodrive Rally Raid | 1959 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super)


SPRING (October 18 - 25)
  • Events: 5 Spring season events | 1 new Trial event | 1 new Speed Trap challenge
  • #Forzathon: 7 new daily challenges | 1 new weekly challenge
  • New car: 2018 Honda Civic Type R (Forzathon Shop, possibly Wheelspin reward)
  • Forzathon Shop: new stock and exclusives
  • DLC cars: 2 new cars for Car Pass owners (2018 BMW i8 Roadster | 2018 Honda Civic GRC )


At what point do you have to be in the game to get Forzathon challenges?

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#24 Posted : Friday, September 28, 2018 6:16:33 AM(UTC)
Your second Summer.

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#25 Posted : Friday, September 28, 2018 11:48:03 AM(UTC)
Am I going mad? Currently the forzathon shop is offering me the Porsche, isn’t it supposed to be the Ferrari?
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