Forza Horizon 5 Season Change: Snow Limits

Forza Horizon 5 Season Alternate: Snow Limits

This week marks the end of the current Forza Horizon 5 Series’ month-long celebration of everything snowy, during which a number of brand-new, themed Playlist events will go live.

The official title of Series 28 is “Winter Wonderland,” and it features an unlikely shift in the seasons when winter arrives for the duration of a full year, transforming Mexico into Narnia.

This month, the global map has undergone a lot of other alterations in addition to the four-week winter. The most noticeable is Horizon Stadium, which has evolved into “the Winter Wonderland Stadium” and features a special track.

This will become something of a permanent fixture, with the stadium serving as a wonderland once more throughout each Winter season after that, barring any Series-specific, fixed modifications. That includes big (and breakable) fir trees, little Scandinavian houses, an ice rink, and toboggan runs in addition to heaps of snow.

The Stadium is also home to the Winter Wonderland itself, which is exclusive to this Series and where you can purchase gifts from the Forzathon Shop and give them to other players. That went along with Secret Santa, where participants have gotten their hands on two amazing British supercars: the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the GMA T.50.

This month, four additional cars—some completely new, some exclusive to this game—will be added to the Playlist. Accumulating them will earn you an Evolving World Accolade. Additionally, new Fast and Furious movie franchise automobiles have been added to a paid-for DLC car pack.

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Series 28: Winter Wonderland

Although neither of the Series awards is brand-new to the game, it’s still worthwhile to try to obtain both because they are Playlist rewards that aren’t accessible through the Autoshow.

The Porsche Mission R Concept, which was previously available as a seasonal reward in Series 20, can be obtained by reaching 80 points, which you might have achieved in just the first week.

This specific concept was created to speculate on the possible appearance of an all-electric Porsche race car produced by one company, which would essentially replace the 911 GT3 Cup vehicle.

With two motors and a 40:60 torque split (rear-biased, naturally) for its 1073 horsepower, the Mission R has some extreme aero to match the 992 GT3 Cup’s speed on most tracks.

The 2011 Koenigsegg Agera, a Series 13 reward vehicle, is available for 160 points.

This is really the “base” model of the Koenigsegg range, however given that it can reach speeds of 250 mph and nearly 1000 horsepower on pump petrol, the phrase “base” should really be taken into consideration.

Additionally, it served as the foundation for the brand’s more insane machinery, such as the Agera RS, which broke numerous records.

Series 28 Winter/Dry Season Rewards

The Lotus 340R, which debuted in earlier games, is the last new car in the Series and is available as a 20-point prize car in Forza Horizon 5.

The 340R is the result of putting the Lotus concept to the brand’s entry-level sports car in an extreme manner, much like the crazy 2-Eleven we saw earlier in the Series and the 3-Eleven that is already in place.

Actually, the 340R was the first of its kind; it was built in a small batch of 340 units and was built with the hardly overweight Elise stripped of all superfluous parts.

Based on the same track-spec components as the original Exige, the 340R’s Rover K Series engine generated over 190 horsepower and its weight was just 1,500 pounds. Its performance is by no means lacking.

The second vehicle of the week, which joins the 340R as a track car that is hardly road legal, isn’t either. That’s the Lamborghini Huracan STO, which was only reintroduced in April and is selling for 40 points this week.

This is modeled on the Super Trofeo race vehicle, which explains the name (the “O” stands for “Omologato,” or homologation) and the many aerodynamic features, such as the engine’s cold-air snorkel.

In addition to being the Huracan’s most potent variant, it solely powers the rear wheels and makes heavy use of carbon fiber, including a single-piece front end known as the “cofango” by Lamborghini, in order to decrease weight.

Series 28 will conclude on Thursday, January 4, at 14:30 UTC, marking the end of the fourth and final Winter. Hopefully, “Community Choice” from Summer of Series 29 will take their place.

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Forzathon Events

The BMW M4 GTS, this week’s Forzathon Weekly Challenge, at least gives a hazy reference to the weather after a few weeks of open-top vehicles. Grab hold of the M4 with a track focus to begin The Ultimate Driving Machine.

The car’s performance will be pushed during this week’s events. To begin with, get two Hard Charger Skills. These will allow you to accelerate at full speed for ten to twelve seconds from a standing start.

After that, travel to Guanajuato and visit the Ladera Speed Zone above the city to gain three stars. To reach the 95 mph goal, you’ll need to wind between buildings, thus grip is more important than speed.

Lastly, attend any Road Racing Series event that is a point-to-point Sprint race (designated by blue icons and lines) and win in the vehicle to gain five Playlist points and 80 Forzathon Points (FP), which are quadrupled if you possess the Casa Solariega player house.

Weekly Challenge: Ultimate Driving Machine

  • Car: BMW M4 GTS ’16
    • Chapter 1: Own and drive the BMW M4 GTS
    • Chapter 2: Earn two Hard Charger Skills in the BMW M4 GTS
    • Chapter 3: Earn three stars at the Ladera Speed Zone in the BMW M4 GTS
    • Chapter 4: Win a Road Sprint Race in the BMW M4 GTS
  • Reward: 5 points, 80FP

The last seven Daily Challenges of the Series begin in the New Year and end at 1430 UTC. Completing each earns you a point, with the later challenges (which we’ve never been bold enough to attempt) leading into the next Series.

First, you’ll be Drifting through a Winter Wonderland as you enter the Stadium, which has been decorated to gain three Drift or E-Drift Skills.

Next, to demonstrate that there is a Snow Place Like Home, snap a picture at any Player House.

To make people wonder, “Are You O’Cayman?” after that, you’ll need to acquire two skills in any Porsche Cayman: an Air Skill (for lifting all four wheels off the ground and landing safely) and a Wreckage Skill (for shattering a destructible object).

After obtaining six stars in any Speed Zone on Mexico’s own track toy, the Vuhl 05RR, you’ll need to Have a Wonder’Vuhl’ Time.

Celebrate the start of a new year by finishing any Showcase task. Take note that even while the Showcase makes every effort to allow you to win, winning isn’t emphasized.

You must get a Clean Start Skill in order to begin any race and pass the first few checkpoints without running into anything substantial. This is a requirement of New Year, New Me.

When you win a circuit race known as a “Dirt Scramble” in a Nissan Pulsar GTi-R, you will finally set the racing world on fire.

Daily Challenges

  • December 28 – Drifting in a Winter Wonderland: Get three Ultimate Drift/E-Drift Skills at the Winter Wonderland Stadium
  • December 29 – There’s Snow Place Like Home: Take a photo at any player House
  • December 30 – Are You O’Cayman?: Get a Crash Landing Skill in any Porsche Cayman
  • December 31 – Have a Wonder’Vuhl’ Time: Earn six stars in Speed Zones in the Vuhl 05RR ’17
  • January 1 – Happy New Year: Complete any Showcase event
  • January 2 – New Year, New Me: Get a Clean Start Skill
  • January 3 – Set Pulsars Racing: Win a Dirt Scramble Race in the Nissan Pulsar GTi-R ’90

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Season Events

The solo playlist has been reduced once more by the extended cold snap, consisting of three PR stunts, two EventLabs, and two Seasonal Championships.

This week, EventLab feels two very distinct things. Rabbit Raceway is a specially designed Hot Wheels track for S1 Class (801-900PI) Track Toys, located above Los Jardines. It features a Get to the Chopper Emote. Touge Battle Vol. 3 pits players against a single AI driving a B Class (601-700PI) automobile in a customized Muscle vs. Tuner hopper car on a narrowed-down version of the local roads in La Selva. The winner is determined by a Super Wheelspin.

This week, every PR stunt requires a different car, but the difficulty level is still ordinary. Probably the hardest is the Basejump Danger Sign, which calls for a B Class (601-700PI) Chevrolet Nova SS ’69. However, if you can accelerate to 140 mph down the ramp, you should be able to reach the 425-meter mark.

The 95,000pt goal at Rancheria Drift Zone requires an S1 Class (801-900PI) Ford Focus RS ’17, while the 150mph goal at the Bypass Speed Trap (701-800PI) Nissan Fairlady Z ’94, which is located between Dunas Blancas and the west slope of the volcano, simply requires maintaining speed through the bends. This is best approached from the south.

Both of the Seasonal Championships’ three-race competitions pit humans versus Highly Skilled AI. At the conclusion of the championship, you must top the points table to earn a bonus award worth five points each.

A Vuhl 05RR is being offered as a bonus prize in the Lotus A Class (701-800PI) competition Petal to the Metal. In the meantime, in The Ultimate Showdown!, you will be driving either a Koenigsegg Jesko or a Bugatti Divo in the S2 Class (901-998PI), with a 2002 BMW M3-GTR serving as the sweetener.

EventLab: Rabbit Raceway

  • Car: S1 Class, Track Toys
  • Location: Los Jardines
  • Challenge: Win the race
  • Reward: 3 points, Get to the Chopper Emote

EventLab: Touge Battle Vol.3

  • Car: B Class, Muscle vs Tuner
  • Location: La Selva
  • Challenge: Win the race
  • Reward: 3 points, Super Wheelspin

Danger Sign: Basejump

  • Car: B Class, Chevrolet Nova ’69
  • Location: Horizon Rush
  • Challenge: 425m
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Drift Zone: Rancheria

  • Car: S1 Class, Ford Focus RS ’17
  • Location: Mulege
  • Challenge: 95,000pt
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Speed Trap: Bypass

  • Car: A Class, Nissan Fairlady Z ’94
  • Location: Dunas Blancas
  • Challenge: 150mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Seasonal Championship: Petal to the Metal

  • Car: A Class, Lotus
  • Location: Horizon Festival
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Vuhl 05RR

Seasonal Championship: The Ultimate Showdown!

  • Car: S2 Class, Bugatti Divo/Koenigsegg Jesko
  • Location: Guanajuato
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, BMW M3-GTR ’02

This week there are two multiplayer events; both require an Xbox Core subscription to play on console, while playing on a PC is free.

This week marks the return of Horizon Tour, offering an enormous eight points as your playlist reward (with no additional prize).

A team of up to six people competes in a three-race team championship versus a team of six “Highly Skilled” AI racers. There is a small variation in that there are no awards for driving through the terrain between the finish of one race and the beginning of the next.

The objective is to outscore the AI in team points. the player on the team receives 100 points for every opponent they defeat; however, defeating a teammate earns them nothing. This means that in order to achieve the 1,850 point goal each round, the optimal strategy is not just to score well yourself but also to support teammates and hinder opponents.

All that’s required to participate in a Horizon Tour event is select the vehicle that best fits the available slot and go racing.

Of course, The Trial is still permanently located. There are four key variations between this event and others that make it extremely similar: the AI is set to be “Unbeatable,” you require a certain car or car type, there is no driving in between races, and the series consists of three races.

You’re participating in a Street Racing event this week, so be aware of NPC traffic when you go. The event is open to any B Class (601-700PI) Toyota 86 or Subaru BRZ model, and there are many to pick from!

You should win both of the races to take the team victory, which entitles you to ten points and a Zenvo TSR-S.

Horizon Tour: Co-Op Championships

  • Car: Any
  • Location: Horizon Tour (any)
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 8 points, Merry Christmas Horn

The Trial: Seeing Double

  • Car: B Class, Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86
  • Location: Rio de la Selva
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 10 points, Zenvo TSR-S

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Challenges

This week, there are three challenges once more: The Eliminator, a brand-new Treasure Hunt, and the permanent Photo Challenge.

The final task is still to finish 30th or better in any round of The Eliminator, which is typically a matter of hanging on for a few minutes, in order to receive three points and a “Oh? You’re Coming at Me? “Forza LINK salutation.

Two things are required for this week’s Photo Challenge, #HappyHoldenDays: an Australian car and a bridge. Take a picture of any Holden or HSV car at the Gran Puente viaduct to receive two points and a Forza LINK “Happy Holidays” greeting.

Although it takes some skill, the Treasure Hunt, Isetta New High Score! isn’t too difficult overall. This week’s hint is “A small car to behold, launch it high and you’ll see gold,” and it’s easy to figure out given the event name and accompanying picture.

A Danger Sign and a BMW Isetta Export are required. Any warning sign will suffice, but Riviera Maya’s Boardwalk is by far the most straightforward. To obtain the Treasure Clue, which is a red zone on your map that approximates the location of the Treasure Chest, all you have to do is gain one star in the Isetta, which is just a 30.5-meter leap at Boardwalk.

This week at the Baja Circuit, it will require some maneuvering as it is positioned atop a truck in the middle area of buildings. Make a sharp left turn at the top of the transporter truck ramps to board the vehicle. Proceed cautiously up the ramps. You receive three points and 100FP for smashing the chest.

The Eliminator: Battle Royale

  • Cars: Any (provided)
  • Location: The Eliminator
  • Challenge: Finish 30th or better in The Eliminator
  • Reward: 3 points, “Oh? You’re Approaching Me?” Forza LINK

Photo Challenge: #HappyHoldenDays

  • Cars: Holden or HSV (any)
  • Location: Gran Puente
  • Challenge: Photograph any Holden/HSV at Gran Puente
  • Reward: 2 points, “Happy Holidays” Forza LINK

Treasure Hunt: Isetta New High Score!

  • Cars: BMW Isetta
  • Location: Danger Sign (any)
  • Challenge: Get one star at any Danger Sign in the BMW Isetta; find and smash the Treasure Chest
  • Reward: 3 points, 100FP

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Monthly Events

If you haven’t already, this is your last chance to finish the two Monthly Events. Each event is worth four points, which are awarded evenly (one point for each Season) when completed during the Series.

Although these events are comparable to Rivals events, finishing them doesn’t require you to beat any lap times. To get the points, all you have to do is finish the course in the automobiles that are given. This implies that you should stay away from solid object collisions, be sure to reach your checkpoints, and refrain from using the Rewind option.

It goes without saying that this is easier said than done. Although the Subaru BRZ is a cooperative vehicle for the job, the Winter Wonderland Circuit is quite small and plenty of obstacles to avoid. This isn’t the case for the Marigold Sprint, but driving the Fast X Dodge Charger isn’t particularly pleasant, and it’s a point-to-point course, so you have to start over every time you make a mistake. It is, in theory, meant to entice you to purchase it, but after this incident, you might decide against it!

Monthly Rivals: Marigold Sprint

  • Cars: Dodge Charger Fast X (provided)
  • Location: Costa Rocosa
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Lap
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Monthly Rivals: Winter Wonderland Circuit

  • Cars: Subaru BRZ ’22 (provided)
  • Location: Estadio Horizon
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Time
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Series 28 Winter Bonus DLC Events

Players that possess both of the DLC expansion packs will receive seven bonus points, which consist of a five-point Seasonal Championship and a two-point PR Stunt, respectively. Although the points aren’t necessary to finish, they do help if you can’t (or don’t want to) play with others, especially during weeks with a lot of multiplayer activities.

Just as on the main map, both PR Stunts require special cars. A B Class (601-700PI) Peugeot 205 Rallye is required for the Canyon Snap Danger Sign in Hot Wheels. This is the car’s second use in the Series, and it should leap 135 meters without too much difficulty. Aim a little left of center for the best results.

However, Hot Wheels’ Supersonic Spiral is quite a beast. You can choose between overpowered wallriding in an S1 Class (801-900PI) Honda NSX-R ’92 or staying tight and in control in order to reach the 155 mph goal.

The Seasonal Championships are three-race competitions against Highly Skilled AI, just as the main map. This week’s options include New Year’s R-Evolutions in RA, which is for B Class (601-700PI) Mitsubishi Evo models and will award a Jeep Wrangler, and Get a Groove On in HW, which is for A Class (701-800PI) automobiles from the 1970s and will give a BMW M2.

Hot Wheels Speed Zone: Supersonic Spiral

  • Car: S1 Class, Honda NSX-R ’92
  • Location: Hot Wheels Nexus
  • Challenge: 155mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship: Get a Groove On

  • Car: A Class, 1970s
  • Location: Hot Wheels Forest Falls
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, BMW M2

Rally Adventure Danger Sign: Canyon Snap

  • Car: B Class, Peugeot 205 Rallye
  • Location: Sierra Nueva Senda de Montanana
  • Challenge: 135m
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Rally Adventure Seasonal Championship: New Year’s R-Evolutions

  • Car: B Class, Mitsubishi Evo (any)
  • Location: Sierra Nueva Joya Marron
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Jeep Wrangler

Series 28 Winter Forzathon Shop

This week, there will be another change in the Forzathon Shop as there will be a second special event period over the New Year. This means that the original store will be used for a brief period of time before being replaced with the conventional one.

Four automobiles that were previously exclusively available on the Playlist will be available for purchase for between 50 and 200FP during that three-day period, which runs from December 31 to January 2 (1430 UTC each day). This will give you the opportunity to obtain some unique cars that you would not have been able to obtain in the past.

A couple of new snow-themed clothes items, a Happy New Year, and a Toyota Sprinter Trueno for 800FP and a 700FP Bugatti Divo, one of the alternatives for a Seasonal Championship this week, are available outside of this time frame. 75FP per Forza LINK frame.

Throughout the special event period, the Wheelspin and Super Wheelspin are discounted to 40FP and 100FP (from 60FP/150FP).

Series 28 Winter Forzathon Shop: December 28-31

  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno ’85 – 800FP
  • Bugatti Divo – 700FP
  • Snow Jumper – 75FP
  • Snow Knee-High Socks – 75FP
  • Happy New Year! Forza LINK – 75FP
  • Wheelspin – 60FP
  • Super Wheelspin – 150FP

Series 28 Winter Forzathon Shop: December 31-January 2

  • Mercedes AMG Black GT ’21 – 200FP
  • Toyota MR2 GT ’89 – 150FP
  • Subaru BRAT GL ’80 – 100FP
  • Bentley Turbo R ’91 – 50FP
  • Wheelspin – 60FP
  • Super Wheelspin – 150FP

Series 28 Winter Forzathon Shop: January 2-4

  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno ’85 – 800FP
  • Bugatti Divo – 700FP
  • Snow Jumper – 75FP
  • Snow Knee-High Socks – 75FP
  • Happy New Year! Forza LINK – 75FP
  • Wheelspin – 60FP
  • Super Wheelspin – 150FP

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