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#1 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:36:18 AM(UTC)
SPRING | SERIES 16

Starts December 12 at 6:30 a.m. Pacific
This is the fourth and closing season of Series 16.

Next change: December 19 at 6:30 a.m. Pacific



BARN FIND RUMOR:


#FORZATHON SHOP


FESTIVAL PLAYLIST REWARDS
  • 50% Spring Completion: 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GTR (newly released Exclusive model)
  • 80% Spring Completion: 2005 Lotus Elise (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 1993 Jaguar XJ220
  • Win 3 Dirt Trail Events in your Jaguar XJ220
  • Drive the Jaguar XJ220 for a total of 20 miles
  • Reach 220mph in your Jaguar XJ220


Daily Challenges:
Each challenge is open for 72 hours from 7:30am Pacific of the start day. See Skills list.
  • Earn 1 star or better in any Speed Zone
  • Win a Cross Country Circuit event
  • Earn 3 stars in total from Drift Zones
  • Earn 3 Awesome Skill Chains
  • Combine Drift and Pass Skills to earn 1 Showoff Skill
  • Earn 3 Awesome Wreckage Skills
  • Win a Dirt Trail event



SEASONAL EVENTS

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

    The Trial Co-Op Championship: "Bring Home the Bacon" | Dirt Racing | (S1 900) Modern Muscle
  • Reward: Chevy Impala '96 (previously available Exclusive model)

    Seasonal Playground Games | Bamburgh Castle | (B700) Modern Rally
  • Reward: Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455 '73 (previously available Exclusive model)

    PR Stunt: Swan Dive Danger Sign | 800.5 feet
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    PR Stunt: Cat Bells Speed Trap | 155.0 mph
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    PR Stunt: The Orchards Speed Zone | 97.0 mph
  • Reward: Super Wheelspin

    Championship: "Veloster Raptor Returns" | Dirt Racing | (B700) Veloster N or 2017 F-150 Raptor
  • Reward: 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "The Old Smokey" | Road Racing | (S2 998) Extreme Track Toys
  • Reward: 2018 Volkswagen #94 I.D. R Pikes Peak (previously available Exclusive model)

    Championship: "Street Scene Sunset" | Street Scene | (C600) Retro Hot Hatch
  • Reward: 1970 Buick GSX (previously available Exclusive model)



    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.





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#2 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:40:17 AM(UTC)
Reminder: today's content update for The Eliminator and Series 17 is unrelated to this season's events. A common update release time is 10am Pacific but it could be then or earlier or later; there's no announced time
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#3 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:51:43 AM(UTC)
So we're recycling Forzathon challenges now? Didn't we do the XJ220 thing a couple of months back?
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#4 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:58:41 AM(UTC)
I like the "you have been disconnected" update
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#5 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:59:22 AM(UTC)
Then don't do it. Easy.
Or complain about a done deal, that always helps.
Entitlement, the new black.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:25:06 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: NikoTheHammer Go to Quoted Post
So we're recycling Forzathon challenges now? Didn't we do the XJ220 thing a couple of months back?


cue the endless discussion about whether the XJ220 was a rally car [Runs for cover]
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#7 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:29:16 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: MenstrualDoom Go to Quoted Post
I like the "you have been disconnected" update

I guess I'm not the only one experiencing major issues with being disconnected today. Happens every 5 mins or so, like clockwork. Haven't had any problems before. Utter pointless to try doing the Forzathons etc right now.
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#8 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:35:50 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: MenstrualDoom Go to Quoted Post
I like the "you have been disconnected" update


Yeah, the servers seem ridiculously unstable, I don't think I'd manage a head to head without being disconnected, forget an actual race. It's usually rock solid for me, but today has been nuts.
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#9 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:51:05 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: MenstrualDoom Go to Quoted Post
I like the "you have been disconnected" update


Maaaannnn that issue almost caused me to quit last weekend. Lost 330 of my rank in one day!!!! Endless disconnects!!!
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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#10 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:04:29 AM(UTC)
Why do I always lose on the blue team in games? First Red we won after 3 blues lol
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#11 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:22:19 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: leetorts Go to Quoted Post
Why do I always lose on the blue team in games? First Red we won after 3 blues lol
More often than not, the Blue team is 1 racer short in my experience.

My worst experience ever: I was on the red team with a one racer advantage. We won the first two, and then most of the red team quit leaving us down 2 racers. We promptly lost the next 3 as the other remaining teammate proceeded to do stunts rather than try the event.....

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#12 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:52:57 AM(UTC)
Just FYI in case there's any confusion - the Honda gift car is unrelated to the Festival Playlist.

Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Happy Holidays Gift Car

Announced at the end of the December #ForzaMonthly livestream, all players have been gifted a 2009 Honda S2000 CR with custom "Happy Holidays" livery. Navigate to your Message Center / Gifts to download the car to your garage. Heads up: since this is a gift, if you remove the livery it won't be able to be restored.

Edited by user Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:57:47 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#13 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:05:44 AM(UTC)
So when will the update be rolled out?

Edit!

Oh, it's out!

Thanks a lot guys!

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#14 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:03:23 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Sfumato720 Go to Quoted Post
Then don't do it. Easy.
Or complain about a done deal, that always helps.
Entitlement, the new black.


Oh get stuffed, it isn't asking much for a different weekly challenge with the 100's of cars available.



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#15 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:01:46 PM(UTC)
Tips & Miscellany


The Trial - Bring Home The Bacon

Dirt Racing, S1 900 Modern Muscle.
1. Cotwolds Road Rally Trail, Morning, Light Rain.
2. Ashbrook Loop Scramble, 3 Laps, Early Afternoon, Light Rain.
3. Derwent Reservoir Trail, Late Afternoon, Heavy Rain.

Credits for Waznewz for weather conditions.


Got this on first try but my Cadillac ATS-V tune wasn't good. There was also mid-air collision with Drivatar which caused me to hit dead end behind hard obstacle and bit of rewind loop in first race. Finished on 9th. place my worst for ages. Thankfully team had it in hands it race was a win.

Did better on second and third race, first on Ashbrook Loop and second (behind another Blue player) on Derwent Reservoir but car was not good, it was unpredictable.

We won Trial all right, but I got back to it later.

After completing everything else on Playlist I upgraded and tuned Vauxhall Monaro for another run on this. While it's only S1 886 I positioned 2nd (of Blue), 1st. and 1st. with it. I had not instability issue, though suspension may feel weird.

We had pretty good team and won every race without problems even though we were racing against 3 Drivatar PO Camaro's this time. There was someone with Cadillac CTS-V with S1 898 tune and it turned out it was tricky to drive for that player.

Edit: Tune shared for Vauxhall Monaro.

I haven't been able to share tune yet as I get "Error contacting Server" or something like that, but I will once situation resolves.


Playground Games: Got this on first try. Pretty good and even first round, then players from opposite team started quitting. Weird thing was we ended in new Infected match without opponents. No credits, no influence but event was marked as complete.


PR-Stunts: Bugatti Veyron for Jump and Speed Trap. Hoonigan RS200 for Speed Zone.


Championships

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


Championship: Veloster Raptor Returns

This turned out to be tricky one and I had to run this twice. Tried both cars Hyundai and Ford in two races and Ford was much better.

For me it looked like there was something odd going on if I left Ambleside Scramble for last. Despite getting laps 0:45.154 - 0:45.379 I finished 4th in there, while I was able to get third on doing laps at 0:46.021.

One thing to make this easy is to get Drivatar lineup where fastest Drivatar is driving Hyundai. It can be pretty fast on first race, but beatable on two others, Ambleside Scramble and Derwent Water trail. At Ambleside Scramble Hyundai's lap times were very close to 0:47's and catchable with lap times around 0:45.237.

On Derwent Water trail, Raptor was not only fast but also lot's of fun.

Recommended car: '17 Ford Raptor.


Championship: The Old Smokey

So S2 Extreme track toys on:
Princes Street Garden Circuit (rain)
Edinburgh Station Circuit (dry)
Holyrood Park Circuit (damp)

I noticed there were only two options for AWD stock for this, Bugatti Divo and Lamborghini Sesto. Sesto happened the be last autoshow car I didn't had so I bought it. It's pretty amazing, won every race with it. I didn't even tested Bugatti on this.

Lambo Sesto can pull lap times 0:50.984 on Princes Street Circuit, 0:51.034 on Edinburgh Station Circuit and 1:03.480 on Holyrood Park circuit. Actually I believe car can do better, but anyway, only race that I needed to retry was the first one as I was getting used to car.

Recommended car: Lamborghini Sesto


Championship: Street Scene Sunset

Edinburgh West End, Edinburgh Stockbridge and the Monument Wynds.

Did this with '93 Renault Clio Williams. What an outstanding car. It appears that normal Street Scene rules don't apply and opponents were mix of D- and C-Class cars.

Renault Clio can take on sidewalks pretty well, unless pushed too hard (second 90 degree on Edinburgh West End for example and also handles uneven surface of Monument Wynds really well without losing grip. Won every race.

This was my favourite champ on this Playlist.

Recommended car: '93 Renault Clio Williams.


Weekly#Forzathon Challenge

Win three Dirt Trail races: I found Derwent Reservoir Trail and Bamburgh Pinewood trail to be easiest, White Horse Hill trail being perhaps tightest win overall.

For next stages, driving 20 miles triggered to me without issues. Reaching 220 mph last one is bit tricky with stock, though most likely doable on motorway. I got really close when starting near Ashbrook heading to motorway, cutting traffic island and going flat out on motorway, somewhere around 216 - 217 mph, so I think it's doable with stock, but also time consuming. So what I did was twin turbo upgrade. Costs 5.400 Cr.

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#16 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:41:55 PM(UTC)
still waiting for Online Adventure to be fixed....
still broken shows i am rank 4.. yet i go into the the play online ad and says unranked.
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#17 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:07:13 PM(UTC)
Updates sure are coming late for me in recent weeks. Still nothing, and half of the Forzathon stuff doesn’t work because “The Forza Horizon 4 server is not currently available”... and hasn’t been for hours.
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#18 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:23:00 PM(UTC)

More S2 racing. Sigh.

Got the Xbox update a few hours ago.
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#19 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:24:12 PM(UTC)
If this is the new weekly challenges, why are most of mine already done? Even though they are done, I got the credit for the weekly percentage, but not the season, and so now I have no hope of getting the Ferrari 250 TR.

I also cannot complete the XJ220 challenge of driving 20 miles. Ran the Goliath 4 times.

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#20 Posted : Friday, December 13, 2019 1:09:13 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Just FYI in case there's any confusion - the Honda gift car is unrelated to the Festival Playlist.

Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Happy Holidays Gift Car

Announced at the end of the December #ForzaMonthly livestream, all players have been gifted a 2009 Honda S2000 CR with custom "Happy Holidays" livery. Navigate to your Message Center / Gifts to download the car to your garage. Heads up: since this is a gift, if you remove the livery it won't be able to be restored.



The one I received had no livery on it, and I don't know what's that car meaning for till I saw this.
Shame I deleted it before get into the car.
I should do a double check.

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#21 Posted : Friday, December 13, 2019 3:55:58 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: LightH411 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Just FYI in case there's any confusion - the Honda gift car is unrelated to the Festival Playlist.

Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Happy Holidays Gift Car

Announced at the end of the December #ForzaMonthly livestream, all players have been gifted a 2009 Honda S2000 CR with custom "Happy Holidays" livery. Navigate to your Message Center / Gifts to download the car to your garage. Heads up: since this is a gift, if you remove the livery it won't be able to be restored.



The one I received had no livery on it, and I don't know what's that car meaning for till I saw this.
Shame I deleted it before get into the car.
I should do a double check.


For some reason, the livery doesn't show up in the garage thumbnail. But it loads in when you get in the car.
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#22 Posted : Friday, December 13, 2019 6:02:06 AM(UTC)
Very happy about the VW Pikes peak being a reward for single player championship!
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#23 Posted : Friday, December 13, 2019 2:14:15 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Just FYI in case there's any confusion - the Honda gift car is unrelated to the Festival Playlist.

Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Happy Holidays Gift Car

Announced at the end of the December #ForzaMonthly livestream, all players have been gifted a 2009 Honda S2000 CR with custom "Happy Holidays" livery. Navigate to your Message Center / Gifts to download the car to your garage. Heads up: since this is a gift, if you remove the livery it won't be able to be restored.



If you want the S2000 to have the custom livery appear in the thumbnail in your garage, just do an upgrade and save to the car.
HSV
I just want one!
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#24 Posted : Sunday, December 15, 2019 4:13:32 PM(UTC)
Horizon Holiday Party Day 14: Chevy Impala SS

Day 15: Local Motors Rally Fighter

Day 16: Lamborghini Diablo SV

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#25 Posted : Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:15:51 PM(UTC)
the PG this week is broken. whole matchs the other team lags..... then auto wins. or my fav. instant wins...
i so clost to 80 on both season and weekly.

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