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#1 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:38:10 AM(UTC)
WINTER | SERIES 16

Starts December 5 at 6:30 a.m. Pacific
This is the third season of Series 16.

Next change: December 12 at 6:30 a.m. Pacific



BARN FIND RUMOR:


#FORZATHON SHOP


FESTIVAL PLAYLIST REWARDS
  • 50% Winter Completion: 2018 ATS GT (newly released Exclusive model)
  • 80% Winter Completion: 2011 McLaren 12C (previously available Exclusive model)
  • 50% Series 16 Completion: 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
  • 80% Series 16 Completion: Ferrari 250 TR



#FORZATHON

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

Weekly Challenge:
[Must be done in sequence to count.
  • Own and drive the 1969 Chevy Camaro
  • Earn 20 Great Speed Skills in the Camaro '69
  • Win 3 Drag Strip events in the Camaro '69
  • Earn a total of 5 Pass Skills while racing in the Camaro '69


Daily Challenges:
Each challenge is open for 72 hours from 7:30am Pacific of the start day. See Skills list.
  • Earn 2 stars in total from Danger Signs
  • Filter through traffic to earn 2 Threading the Needle Skills
  • Closely overtake while racing to earn 3 Ultimate Pass Skills
  • Earn 1 Great Drafting Skill
  • Closely overtake while racing to earn 1 Pass Skill
  • Earn 2 stars in total from Speed Traps
  • Combine Drift and Near Miss Skills to earn 2 Lucky Escape Skills



SEASONAL EVENTS

Championship Rewards include the named item for placing 1st against Highly Skilled Drivatars, plus additional CR rewards.

    The Trial Co-Op Championship: "Billy Snow Mates"
  • Reward: Ski Hat

    Showcase Remix: "Morning Rush"
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    Seasonal Playground Games | Slate Quarry | (D500) Offroad
  • Reward: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 (previously available Exclusive model)

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

    PR Stunt: Northbridge Speed Trap | 180.0 mph
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    PR Stunt: Broadway Commons Speed Zone | 165.0 mph
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    Championship: "Jeepers Creepers" | Street Scene | (B700) Sports Utility Heroes
  • Reward: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "Monster Mash" | Cross Country Series | (S1 900) Rally Monsters
  • Reward: 2018 Ford F-150 Prerunner Deberti Design Truck (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "Snow Going Back" | Road Racing | (C600) Retro Sports Cars
  • Reward: 2019 McLaren 720S (previously available Exclusive model)

    Winter also means the lake drag strip is available.

    Monthly Events
  • Monthly Rivals: Ferrari FXX-K at Princes Street Gardens Circuit
  • Online Adventure

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








Free cars until 4pm Pacific:
Dec. 5: Bowler EXR
Dec. 6: Chevy Corvette Z06'15

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#2 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:50:02 AM(UTC)
Forzathon Shop:
"An update is required to continue playing Forza Horizon 4 as intended. You should update your game as soon as possible."

UPDATE - this was fixed at 8am Pacific and should be available to everyone; if not, reboot.

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#3 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:57:44 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Forzathon Shop:
"An update is required to continue playing Forza Horizon 4 as intended. You should update your game as soon as possible."


Same problem by me

it's maybe due to the advent calendar car which is not reveals at this time

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#4 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:01:02 AM(UTC)
I tried to do an update via Microsoft Store, but there is no update....

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#5 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:23:35 AM(UTC)
Same over here, update is required to get into the forzathon shop but non available.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:25:46 AM(UTC)
same here, they messed up probably
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#7 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:27:05 AM(UTC)
Same problem here, game wants me to update. But there is no update (forzathon shop only)
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#8 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:44:50 AM(UTC)
Same problem here. Same problem everywhere?
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#9 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:45:18 AM(UTC)
Apparently
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#10 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:45:58 AM(UTC)
Winter is my favorite!!! I was waiting to see if anyone else got that message. I said to myself hmmmmm, they didnt mention anything about a new update. I am a little excited to see how crazy the PG games will be this week, with D class offroad cars. HAHAHA a whole lot of slow chases
Forza junkie since FM2. Horizons are the break I need from the track.

FH4 and I have a volatile love/hate relationship 😑
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#11 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:52:43 AM(UTC)
Everybody had this bug, I guess they didn't think about season changes between the calendar shop updates.

This would be most inconvenient were it to happen next week with the Supra...

Anyway, the bug is solved! Yay!

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#12 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:55:02 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Forzathon Shop:
"An update is required to continue playing Forza Horizon 4 as intended. You should update your game as soon as possible."


Same problem!
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#13 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:00:48 AM(UTC)
No apparent probs here regarding the update...
Had to swap out of the camrao and back into to get it recognized for the Weekly Forzathon

Nissan GTS-R '87 used for the Retro Sportscar champ - C600 Tune Shared

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It's not a Question of whether the Glass is 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty - A man dying of thirst would be happy to get his hands on either...

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#14 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:03:41 AM(UTC)
Trial and games done, going to be a good day
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#15 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:06:24 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Forzathon Shop:
"An update is required to continue playing Forza Horizon 4 as intended. You should update your game as soon as possible."


The bug was solved.
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#16 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:08:37 AM(UTC)
Glad to see, that i’m not the only one, having that issue.

Tried to search for updates manually and automatic - but no updates was found
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#17 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:13:30 AM(UTC)
Problem is solved by me, I have access to the forzathon shop ;) and I did nothing just playedso it should be solved by everyone
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#18 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:19:58 AM(UTC)
hmmm little bit frustrating when there is only 8 hours left to grab it for today
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#19 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:25:32 AM(UTC)
The Bowler has been available since 4pm Pacific yesterday. The Forzathon Shop is still following the daily Free car pattern while changing the clothing offers with the weekly seasons.
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#20 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:33:59 AM(UTC)
2 hrs start to finish everything. Record time for me
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#21 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:37:23 AM(UTC)
LOL.
Trial 3/3, Drivatars scored 0 points total over 3 races. My B tuned 69 Camaro was good but too slow to finish first. Knocked off rest of the weekly though.
PGG ok team, doing ok, all but 2 quit? SMH
Fun week.
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#22 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:55:03 AM(UTC)
Tips & Miscellany


The Trial

1. Beach View Cross Country
2. Castle Cross Country Circuit
3. Aerodome Cross Country Circuit

Got this on first try. Built '72 Ford Falcon XA GT- **** for this which turned out to be really good for first two races where I finished first. We got team win on first race, but lost second one. It was interesting experience though. I lapped two of from our team whom were driving Dodge Darts, one of them wasn't even trying though but most importantly lapped a Drivatar '67 Corvette. So it appears to be possible, yet that Vetter ended up finishing 5th. I don't get it. I'm sure about this though, since we were only 5 players with two Ford Falcons, two Dodge Darts and one '79 Chevy Camaro. We lost the race anyway with our 1050 points vs team Drivatar 2000 points.

Last race saved us. We had additional player joining up (how does that happen?) with B700 '77 Pontiac T/A. I finished second behind another Blue team player with '79 Camaro. Thankfully player who joined was good securing third place as Dodge Darts weren't good here either and we won with 1850 points vs team Drivatar 1800 points.

We had a bit of a situation right on first lap when I saw there was other player in our team having a bit better cornering on this route. So while exiting corner turning towards container area I headed to right side ramp leading top of containers, leaving the tunnel between containers to that player. Instead of taking tunnel or left ramp, player followed me and we collided pretty badly when jumping down. We were able to recover, but it was totally unnecessary risk.

Tips:
- AWD Swapping is team friendly thing to do.
- On Castle Cross Country Circuit it's possible to lineup jump from dune with gate in castle courtyard if your suspension is up to task. When leaving courtyard I tend to slow down a bit before jumping down and avoid drifting, these appears to save quite a bit of time.
- On Aerodome circuit, leave room for your team mates, use alternative routes if there's risk of collisions.

Tune for '72 Ford Falcon XA GT- **** shared.



Playground Games: Got this on first try, blue team won after last of red team gave up on 3rd ground flag rush. It was actually pretty good game and my respect to Red team players whom gave it their best even after losing some players during first round which was Infection.


Showcase Remix: Taxi turned out to be surprisingly fun on this. Got this on first try finishing in 2:55.735 vs Flying Scotsman finishing in 2:56.637.


PR-Stunts: Bugatti Divo S2 for all.


Championships

Completed on Unbeatable difficulty using stock cars. Braking line, no traction control etc.


Championship: Jeepers Creepers

Took '08 Volkswagen Touareg R50 to this. Since it's low PI I was racing against just other Touareg and Cadillac Escalades. Easy wins.

Recommended car: '08 Volkswagen Touareg R50


Championship: Monster Mash

Did this with '86 Audi S1. Didn't expected it to be easy but in the end it turned out to be good. I did Ambleside Loop three times just to see if it can win there and it could, but pretty good run is needed. I left Garden's Cross Country Circuit last. Car performance wasn't problem, I my best lap was 0:45.245 vs Drivatar coming second lapping 0:48.xxx but making pass was difficult. Won champ with 60 points after couple of retries.

There's respawning snowman worth 1000 skill points in the middle of the road near start.

Recommended car: '86 Audi S1 but Ford RS200, Hoonigan Group A and VW #34 Beetle might be pretty good too.


Championship: Snow Going Back

Really liked this one. Took '95 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX and won every race with it. Glen Rannoch Hillside Sprint took a bit of patience but otherwise car was really good, winning final race (did Edinburgh City Sprint last) over Drivatars with 7+ seconds.

Recommended car: '95 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX


Weekly#Forzathon Challenge

20 Great Speed skills is one thing that stock Camaro can't do stock. Car needs to reach about 150 mph for Great Speed to trigger. Probably the cheapest option is to set up with Street Gearbox which adds 5th gear and enable Camaro to reach required speed. It costs whole 800 credits. I did this going forth and back the motorway. I found that it was easier to maintain speed and get these skills going towards Edinburgh than other way around. However, going towards Ashbrook, if I cut trough traffic island I was able to get enough speed when I just kept going towards road to Ashbrook.

There is also bodykit available upgrading it to S1 and costing arm and leg.

Winning Drag Strip events: Juggernaut as Drivatars always slow down there in certain curve but Camaro won also on Festival Drag Strip. Juggernaut may give more credits and skills per minute though.

If you know what you are doing, Camaro with just Street Gearbox can do Juggernaut at 1:15.742 while Drivatars are at 1:20's on Unbeatable.

5 Pass Skills was easily attainable in one race on Juggernaut. Accelerated bit slowly and they just happened once I started pushing it. Abusing Drivatars weakness in final curve I even won the race.


Edit: Forum language filter doesn't like last part of type signs for '72 Ford Falcon XA-GT- Maybe it could be tweaked to be context sensitive? Allow if with GT- or something?

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#23 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:46:56 PM(UTC)
AMC Rebel is a beast in Trial.
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#24 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:44:07 PM(UTC)
Cool! I haven't got the reindeer top!
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#25 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:46:24 PM(UTC)
Chevy Camaro '70 is op in trial. Left everyone in the dust, team scored 3-0.

Offroad races are so much fun, I love them!
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