Forza Horizon 4 (Mega Thread)

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Features:

  • Great Britain
  • 450 Cars , 100 licensed manufactures
  • Dynamic Seasons - Seasons change once a week. Synced to all players.
  • Open ended campaign
  • 72 players servers, 12 in your local area. If they aren’t your friend they are ghosted to prevent griefing
  • Take a job, own a house or business. Unlocks new items and perks. Houses are like festival sites in older Horizon games
  • Seamless 6 player co-op
  • PVP leagues
  • Included in Game Pass on release day
  • Xbox One X 4K 60 FPS
  • Create your own races with Route Creator
  • Customize your character, 500 unique items
  • Forzathon
  • Showcase Events
  • Barn Finds
  • Drone mode
  • Real drift suspension upgrades
  • You can pause/rewind online, you become ghosted, unpause and you are at the speed you paused at
  • You can become a horizon superstar without ever racing by tuning, painting, photography or streaming(uh whut?)
  • Play Anywhere
  • 2 Expansions 1st Dec 2018, 2nd first half of 2019. Both include new world loction, vehicles, and gameplay
  • 42 vehicle Car Pass, Beginning Oct 2nd receive 2 cars a week (instead of 7 each month)
  • VIP Pass 3 exclusive Forza edition cars, VIP crown flair, VIP vanity items, VIP emotes and horn, Free player house, 2x credit race rewards, weekly bonus Super Wheelspins, and more
  • Sheep, deer, chickens, and more

The Forza Horizon franchise has always been about an open world, but Forza Horizon 4 is stretching that in new ways for the series. We talked with the developers at Playground Games in more depth about the what players can expect as they explore, engage in co-op with friends, and enjoy the seamless environment.

Driving around the world, you will always have access to 12 real-life drivers. Moreover, this online state can easily be switched off at any time, at which time the game reverts back to the drivatar-filled world you’re used to. As you race along, your friends can follow you across the map, but the game will load in instances of other real-life drivers.

Players experience four distinct seasons, which introduce their own handling challenges and even open up new areas of the map, and the seasons change for everyone at the same time once per week.

If you see someone, their collision will be turned off unless they’re already a friend or you start a race (you can also block people if you just don’t want them in your world). Forza Horizon 4’s co-op blends the previously separate co-op silos so there’s no difference between free-roam and event racing, for instance. While you won’t be able to create your own events in the world (like putting down a marker where you hit some huge air, for example), you’re free to flow between all the game has to offer with or without other people.

Despite the fact that the online scope of the game is widening, features like race rewinding and photography are still available, as is the ability to chat in the world via preset messages.

The Horizon Festival is once again at the center of the title (complete with a drag strip and circuit in the hub), but campaign players are free to rise up the ranks as they see fit, whether that’s through racing, painting, photography, tuning, or streaming.

The game also broadens out the Forza Horizon lifestyle with ancillary options like houses, jobs, owning businesses, and customization through clothing. There are approximately 12 houses to own in the game, from a simple cottage to Edinburgh Castle, although developer Playground Games hasn’t specified how you purchase them (the studio hasn’t announced any new microtransactions). Houses can also be used for fast travel.

Those looking for a PvP competitive scene can find it in new team PvP, leagues, and the ability to recruit and create/share PvP circuits.

Post-launch the team is looking at the in-game season format (one year in the game should roughly equal one month) to push new content, and the ultimate goal is to make each season in the game have different stuff to do from in-game year to in-game year. One of the things on the wishlist currently is the ability to make your own events for co-op play.

From game to game the Forza Horizon series has fulfilled the promise of its open world more and more, and Forza Horizon 4 is taking down one of the last main barriers.

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Editions:

Standard $59.99, Deluxe $79.99, Ultimate $99.99 (releases 4 days early)

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Unofficial confirmed car list (Forza forums):

2017 Acura NSX
2015 Alumi Craft Class 10 Race Car
2016 Ariel Nomad
2017 Aston Martin DB11 (Pre-order Edition bonus from GamesStop)
2017 Aston Martin DB11
2016 Aston Martin Vulcan
1964 Aston Martin DB5
1986 Audi #2 Audi Sport quattro S1
1962 Austin FX4 Taxi cab ❹
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII (previously FM4)
1958 Austin-Healey Sprite MkI (previously FM4)
1931 Bentley 4 1/2? (8-Litre previously Autovista-only in FM4) ❹
2016 BMW M2 Coupe
2012 Bowler EXR S
2018 Bugatti Chiron
2016 Dodge Viper ACR
2012 Eagle (U.K.) Speedster (previously FH1)
2014 Ferrari FXX K
2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
1989 Ferrari F40 Competizione
201? Ford #14 Fiesta ST rally
2016 Ford Gymkhana 9 Focus RS RX
2014 Ford #11 Rockstar F-150 Trophy Truck
1977 Ford Escort RS1800
1973 Ford Escort RS1600
2015 Honda Ridgeline Baja Trophy Truck
1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 Twerkstallion
1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo
1970 International Scout 800A
2015 Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe
1993 Jaguar XJ220
1961 Jaguar E-type
2016 Jeep Trailcat
2016 Koenigsegg Regera
2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4
2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV
1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
1968 Lancia Fulvia Coupe Rallye 1.6 HF
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
1997 Land Rover Defender 90
197? Land Rover Range Rover
2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter
2002 Lotus Esprit V8
2019 McLaren Senna ❹
2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR
1986 MG Metro 6R4
1966 MG MGB GT (previously FM4)
1958 MG MGA Twin-Cam
1965 MINI Cooper S
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2014 Morgan 3 Wheeler
1952 Morris Minor Series II ❹
2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R [S15]
2016 Pagani Huayra BC
2012 Pagani Huayra
2011 Penhall The Cholla
2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (Pre-Order Edition bonus from Amazon U.S.)
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
1995 Porsche 911 GT2
1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 [930]
1960 Porsche 718 RS 60
2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600s
2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15R Rally Car
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Arctic Trucks AT37
2007 Toyota Hilux Arctic Trucks AT38
1993 Toyota #1 T100 Baja Truck
1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12
2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR
2017 Volkswagen Beetle GRC
??? Volkswagen #551 Class 5 Baja Bug
2014 Volkswagen Global Rallycross Beetle
1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert Dingo Racing Stock Bug

Forza Edition cars:
VIPS receive 3 Exclusive Forza Edition Cars^

TBA: Formula Drift Car Pack models
TBA: Day One Car Pack models
TBA: 42 Car Pass cars from October 2018 - February 2019
TBA: Cars from 2 Expansions

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Forza Horizon 4 - Are you interested?
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Inside Xbox has been running all week and one of the people they talked with was Ralph Fulton, Creative Director at Playground Games, who talked about Forza Horizon 4. In the interview, he discussed how the seasons will work and that they’ll be synchronized between all players in the game. He also discusses how the world won’t be 1:1, but instead the team is taking all the best parts of Britain and arranging them with a focus on fun. While the Scottish highlands may not be right next to Wales, they might be featured much closer together in Horizon 4.

Forza Horizon 4 will come on October 2nd.

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When Forza Horizon 4 was announced at E3, one of the big talking points was how dynamic seasons would change the racing experience for players as well as how the UK appears during the different times of the year. In the first of four streams to run this month, developer Playground Games showcased how summer has an effect on the game.

The UK is just reaching the end of a heatwave. In trying to achieve a perfect British summer, the team has managed to reflect the weather conditions that many have just been experiencing. The trees are full of foliage, although one difference is their grass is still green. Of course, it wouldn’t be a British summer without rain, but there will be less than you’ll find in spring and autumn. Those of you worried about not getting a representative driving experience will be glad to know that potholes will be present in the game; however, there seems to be a complete lack of some of the more traditional British driving experiences, like speed bumps and caravans.

As well as seeing how summer can bathe the entire country in sunlight, the stream showcases new gameplay footage, more details on some of the game’s features, and the developers answer some of the community questions. The stream begins at 14:20 if you don’t want to be sat staring at a splash screen for quite a while.

Forza Horizon 4 and its sunshine will be appearing on Xbox One on October 2nd.

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Winter Streams in to Forza Horizon 4

Seasons are a big deal in Forza Horizon 4 and many of us are wondering why it matters. We’ve already seen summer and fall in weekly live streams. This week, Ralph Fulton from Playground Games shows us a closer look at winter. We saw in the reveal that lakes can ice over, but it seems the snow and icy roads have a big part to play as well. The stream also gives us a look at Car Mastery, a more detailed look at the return of Forzathon, and a look at the new UI.

Forza Horizon 4 will launch on October 2nd, or earlier if you have the Ultimate Edition.

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Forza Horizon 4 Team Adventure Mode Detailed on Inside Xbox

With Gamescom 2018 taking place this week, Inside Xbox broadcasted live from the event to give fans a closer look at upcoming titles. Forza Horizon 4 is one of said titles, and on this episode, details were provided regarding the game’s new Team Adventure mode. A few new screenshots were also released during the event.

Team Adventure is a competitive multiplayer mode that has players teaming up to participate in games, races, and Freeroam Rushes. Racers will be able to reach new Leagues, attain Grandmaster titles, and win special rewards. You can check out the video below to see some gameplay of Team Adventure while listening to what Playground Games’ Creative Director Ralph Fulton has to say about the game mode.

You will be able to race through the game with friends in Team Adventure when Forza Horizon 4 launches on October 2nd.

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PC Specs are out:

Minimum |OS|Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher|
| — | — |
|Architecture|x64|
|Keyboard|Integrated Keyboard|
|Mouse|Integrated Mouse|
|DirectX|DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 11|
|Memory|8 GB|
|Video Memory|2 GB|
|Processor|Intel i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz OR Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz|
|Graphics|NVidia 650TI OR NVidia GT 740 OR AMD R7 250x|

Recommended |OS|Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher|
| — | — |
|Architecture|x64|
|Keyboard|Integrated Keyboard|
|Mouse|Integrated Mouse|
|DirectX|DirectX 12 API, Hardware Feature Level 11|
|Memory|12 GB|
|Video Memory|4 GB|
|Processor|Intel i7-3820 @ 3.6Ghz|
|Graphics|NVidia GTX 970 OR NVidia GTX 1060 3GB OR AMD R9 290x OR AMD RX 470|

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We’ve just picked up the Xbox store listing for a Forza Horizon 4 demo, which, according to the store page, releases today:

Forza Horizon 4 Demo

Forza Horizon 4 Demo

Dynamic seasons change everything at the world’s greatest automotive festival. Go it alone or team up with others to explore beautiful and historic Britain in a shared open world. Collect, modify and drive over 450 cars. Race, stunt, create and explore – choose your own path to become a Horizon Superstar.

View on Microsoft Store

We got hands-on with the first two hours of the game last week (full preview coming soon) and managed to capture the awesome opening sequence. If Playground Games follow the example of their previous demos, this is what you can expect to experience:

Forza Horizon 4 releases on 2nd October 2018, but those buying the Ultimate Edition can play it four days early on September 28th.

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Did anyone try this yet? Is it true that it’'s solo only and not on LIVE @forzaplayers

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Dl’d beta yesterday. Gonna check it out today.
@D1G1TALC1PHERS did

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Do you mean the beta is solo only or the game?

@D1G1TALC1PHERS has played it.

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The demo is offline only. Played it last night. What av damn pretty game.

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Forza Horizon 4 James Bond Car Pack Shakes and Stirs

A new car pack has been announced for Forza Horizon 4. The “Best of Bond Car Pack” will feature 10 vehicles from films such as Goldfinger , The Man With the Golden Gun , Casino Royale and Spectre .

The James Bond series of films are iconic for numerous reasons: fantastic locations, thrilling action and an ever-evolving line-up of fascinating gadgets,” a Forza spokesman said. “Forza fans appreciate 007 for yet another reason: his awesome line-up of amazing automobiles. We’re thrilled to announce the Best of Bond Car Pack as the Day One Car Pack for Forza Horizon 4.

Several of the cars will have film-inspired gadget that you can view in Forzavista mode. This mode lets you walk around vehicles for a detailed look. The 1964 James Bond Edition Aston Martin DB5 will show numerous gadgets such as a revolving number plate and extendable bumper rams. The 1977 James Bond Edition Lotus Esprit S1 has a special body kit option from the “Wet Nellie” submarine vehicle from The Spy Who Loved Me. In addition to the cars, players who own the Best of Bond Car Pack in Forza Horizon 4 will get some additional items, including three James Bond outfits and six “Quick Chat” phrases for use in the game.

The car list includes:

  • 1964 James Bond Edition Aston Martin DB5
  • 1969 James Bond Edition Aston Martin DBS
  • 1974 James Bond Edition AMC Hornet X Hatchback
  • 1977 James Bond Edition Lotus Esprit S1
  • 1981 James Bond Edition Citroën 2CV6
  • 1986 James Bond Edition Aston Martin V8
  • 1999 James Bond Edition BMW Z8
  • 2008 James Bond Edition Aston Martin DBS
  • 2010 James Bond Edition Jaguar C-X75
  • 2015 James Bond Edition Aston Martin DB10

Other videos were released this week showing off the different seasons of Forza Horizon 4 as well as the game’s TV commercial:

Forza Horizon 4 released on October 2nd. Those with the ‘Ultimate Edition’ can play on September 28th. The demo is available now.

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That’s cool.

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Stream embargo has been lifted. Streamers will start streaming the full version today.

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