Rank: Forza Staff
#1 Posted : Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:04:42 PM(UTC)
Forza Horizon 4 Welcome Guide
Jacob Norwood
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Welcome to the Horizon Festival! If you are just joining us, you probably found us through Steam, and that’s fantastic! We want to make sure you’re prepared before jumping into a deep and thrilling open world racing experience, so we’ve put together this Welcome Guide with tips from the community.
In addition to general advice the Welcome Guide also includes links to Tuning and Livery guides.

You can help the community by adding your own tips and advice to this thread. Or post a suggestion for additional How-To Q&A topics that you would find helpful.

Be sure to check out the FAQs on Forza Support and follow Forza's social channels for additional tips and news:

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram, or join the official Forza Discord. You can even hop into the forums or one of the many community-run groups. From there, you can start connecting with the wider world of Forza and get started on your nonstop journey through the Festival.

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:17:28 PM(UTC)
• If you drive like a piece of trash, expect to be treated like a piece of trash.

• Rally springs are your friends; use them when going off-road.

• It pays to learn the map. Just because you're 'free to roam' doesn't mean you necessarily have to. The fastest route between Point A and Point B is rarely a straight line...
"Every train needs a caboose, right?"
Rank: Driver's License
#3 Posted : Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:55:05 PM(UTC)
[Mod Edit - advice should be constructive; this thread is not an invitation for a debate. Let's let the community members try things out for themselves to determine whether they'll find enjoyment from it. - MM]

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Rank: D-Class Racing License
#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:11:23 PM(UTC)
As soon as you're allowed to buy your own cars, buy a Class D car for each racing series and go up a PI class every time you level up. I also recommend picking a different vehicle for each exhibition. Its the best simulation of progression in a game that for the most part has none and will keep your main playthrough unpredictable.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:43:46 PM(UTC)
Add AWD to pretty much everything. Sad but true.
Rank: R-Class Racing License
#6 Posted : Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:50:02 AM(UTC)
You can make a lot of money by studying the market in the Auction house. You can buy some cars for low amounts of money that sell for millions. Then whilst the cars are in auction you can do 3 laps of the goliath in the Alfa Romeo Giulia FE with all of its skills, and make a load of money that way too... about 250000.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, March 10, 2021 2:56:00 AM(UTC)
When trying to earn skill points, bank your score once it reaches 500,000 (with multiplier). The max number of skill points for each chain is ten.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:45:58 AM(UTC)
- For racing: Start out slow. I know the games throws a lot of awesome cars at you for free, and its tempting to use one of these awesome supercars. But the fact is: Fast cars are much harder to drive then slow cars, and if you chose a fast car, your opponents will get one as well. So start your career with a VW Golf and leave the McLarens for later.

- For PR stunts: Faster is better. Try settling on a good car for every kind of task. Avoid doing them in winter, they are much easier on dry roads.
A good early choice for road pr-stunts is the Mosler. They are dirt cheap in the auction house, have good top speed, good corner speed and a good acceleration.
For everything offroad/dirt the RS200 is what you want to have. Quite pricy though.

- Never drive an untuned car. Best is to learn how to do it yourself. Or find a reliable source of good tunes.

- Get accustomed to the playlist early, easiest way to get money and cars. And many of these cars are only available via the playlist. If you miss them, it might take years till they show up the next time.

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Rank: Driver's Permit
#9 Posted : Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:41:14 PM(UTC)
if you have any dlc, it means that you probably have a car worth a fair amount from the start. Filter through your collection and see what you do and dont want, and then see what it goes for in the ah