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It’s dry as we hit the Winter season in Mexico, as Forza Horizon 5 rolls through another season with some new challenges, rewards and activities. Series 10 – Winter is full of action, and we’ve got the cars you need – and the tunes to help you out – should you be looking to complete everything on offer.
Series 10 – Winter of the Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist brings a ton of Weekly Challenges, all in the form of The Trial, numerous Seasonal Championships, PR Stunts and more. There’s Hot Wheels stuff too.
Part 1: #Forzathon Weekly Challenge – Porsche Soul
Kicking festivities off this week are the usual car challenges, and the challenge this time involves the Porsche Taycan Turbo S from 2020. This is a car that I object to the name of, actually, as a turbo requires exhaust gas to drive it, and the Taycan is electric, so the name is meaningless.
Still, stump up 185,000 credits in the Autoshow (or alternatively complete the Horizon Open challenge) to get behind the wheel.
Chapter 1 – Soul, Electrified
Get in your new “whip” as the kids almost certainly don’t call it these days, and go for a drive.
Chapter 2 – Spirited Power
For the next challenge, we have to earn six stars at speed zones. This should be fairly easy, but to help I’ve tuned the car a bit (keeping inside the S1 Class barrier) to create share code: 171348713.
With a top speed of 220mph it shouldn’t have any issues.
Chapter 3 – Cool Colours
This is a pretty simple challenge – Paint the car. Not like Daniel-san, just go to the Autoshow and paint it.
I’m thinking lime green…
Although I actually went with a Hot Wheels pink!
Chapter 4 – Record Holder
Apparently this car holds the world record for “Longest drift in an EV” (not a hotly contested record, one suspects), but now we need to perform an Ultimate Drift or E-Drift skill to finish this week off. Get pulling that handbrake.
Part 2 – Weekly Challenges
Another week, another collection of stuff to do in cars. The old EV vibe is still very strong, with the Porsche Taycan being not only a prize, but a required car for some events. Hopefully normal gas guzzling service will be resumed soon.
Oh, and the Eventlab is back. Did I mention how much I love these events?
The Trial – C Class Heroes
The Trial this week promises to be a sedate affair, restricted as it is to C Class &00 cars.
The series is a road racing one, and so I went with an old road racing favourite of mine, the Jaguar E-Type from 1961. A little tinkering under the bonnet (not the hood) produced a share code of 749596800.
The prize for managing to corral a group of gamers into something resembling a team this week is a Saleen S1 from 2018. Very much not a C Class Hero.
Eventlab – Honz12 Presents Beach Row Street Circuit
Oh God, it’s back.
We have to take an A Class car, any A Class car, and win the race in order to triumph. With it being Street Racing, apparently, I went with a Hot Hatch, and there’s only one car for the job : a Focus RS from 2017, share code – 151963655.
Only two laps and no competition, so just take it easy.
Winning this race gets you the Snap emote, so totally worth it.
Seasonal Playground Games – Survival
Let’s play a game, and at least this week it is a good one.
Survival sees a team of zombies, and a team of not zombies, competing to either stay alive or catch their opponents. This is the best Playground Game, I think.
The car this week is any EV, to a maximum of S1 Class 900. And what have we just tuned? A Porsche Taycan. I’d use that, as win or lose, it doesn’t matter.
For winning, we get another extremely not-electric car, a Jaguar Mk II.
Speed Trap – Canyon Pass
Anything Goes, S2 Class 998, a target of 192mph, almost 20mph faster than the target for three stars. Blimey.
This is going to need the Veyron and its share code is : 513611257.
Approaching from the East seems easier, but you will need to keep the speed up around a couple of bends. This is very tricky, be warned, and so will take a couple of tries to get right.
Managing this feat will get you a Super Wheelspin, so hit it.
Danger Zone – La Cruz
At first glance this looks like a tall order – D Class 500, Anything Goes, and a distance of 140 metres required to clear the prize. I used a bone stock Ford Capri RS3100, hit the ramp at just over 110mph, and flew 144 metres on my first try.
The prize for doing this is actually good, yet another Extreme-E car, this time the No.55 car.
Seasonal Championship – Extreme E Copper Prix I
Working on the age old principle of “It worked last week, let’s keep the ball rolling!” I’m going to recommend the No.44 X44 car for this championship (and the next one) with a share code of 164790581.
Win all the races, cumulatively, and your reward will be the No.22 Extreme-E car.
Seasonal Championship – Extreme E Copper Prix II
Same challenge, same car, with the added fun that winning the first race in this championship will also solve the Treasure Hunt for this week. Just watch that tunnel is my advice.
Winning the championship? How does a Yellow Extreme-E Race Suit grab you?
Seasonal Championship – Unplugged
For a championship called “Unplugged”, having to compete in an electric Porsche Taycan seems somewhat ironic, does it not? Anyway, get in your Taycan (share code: 171348713) and win either the championship, or best two races out of three in a convoy.
The reward for silently hooning about is a (non-electric) Porsche Cayman, which seems like a fair swap.
Part 3 – Other Challenges
Now the bits that defy description or categorisation – The other bits. We have a Photo Challenge, a Treasure Hunt and an Open race to look forward to, so let’s crack on!
Photo Challenge – #COPPERCHASE
You know that Porsche Taycan that we’ve been using all week? Well, take it to Copper Canyon and take a photo to complete this week’s challenge.
As ever, I’ll upload my effort (complete with sparkly new paint job) and the location below.
Oh, and your reward for this? A Farid Rueda Bear Cap .I hope that’s Bear the animal, not a hat with a naked artist on it…
Treasure Hunt – Practical Metal
“Copper wins in electric conductivity and is used across country” reads this week’s clue, and I’m guessing it’s a combination of Copper Canyon, an EV, and a Cross Country race.
As luck would have it, the first race of the Extreme-E Copper Prix II Challenge is a Cross Country race in Copper Canyon, and winning this race will unlock the treasure chest.
It contains 100 FP, which is nice.
Horizon Open – Country Miles
To complete this week’s challenge, and to save yourself a chunk of change buying the Taycan, simply complete a Cross Country race in the Horizon Open Custom playlist.
Choose whichever class you favour, and just complete the race, no need to win or anything.
Surprisingly, the prize is a Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
Part 4 – Hot Wheels Events
With the Hot Wheels brand fully integrated into Forza Horizon 5 we get some proper mad events to enjoy – and that’s the case here.
Speed Trap – Forest Edge
Another location, same old story. Take an S1 Class car, and fly past the Speed Trap at just 260 mph in an S1 Class 900 car.
Now, while there are boosters on the run up to this Speed Trap, 260mph is pretty fast so we’ll need a car capable of hitting those speeds. Enter the Mclaren F1, once the world’s fastest car. With more than 1400 bhp, it’s quick enough. The share code is 160610239.
The prize for screaming through this camera is another Super Wheelspin.
Seasonal Championships – Grand Touring Canyon
Whenever anyone says Mitsubishi, like one of Pavlov’s dogs, my mind immediately thinks “Evo!”. And so it is here, with the Evo VIII getting the nod, with a share code of 141172186. With a limit of B Class 700, it isn’t going to be speedy, but it should be grippy enough to win out.
And your prize for winning this championship (or the usual two out three if convoyed up, like Kris Kristofferson) is another Super Wheelspin.
There are also the two Series 10 Monthly Events to partake in, with the Tierra Propera Circuit and the Forza EV Airfield Cross-Country Circuit clean laps to nail. You’ll get 4pts for each – unless you’ve already done them. .
As always, each event you complete will see you slowly and surely work your way towards the free cars for the Season and the Series as a whole. Winter provides the Emory 356 C ‘64 for 20pts and the KTM X-Bow GT4 for 40pts, whilst the full Series rewards are that of the N0.58 Extreme E for 80pts and RAESR TS ‘19 for 160pts.
Forza Horizon 5 is playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or PC via the Xbox Store. It’s on Game Pass too whilst the Hot Wheels expansion costs cash. It’s good though.
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