Forza Horizon 5 Season Change: Lotus Now

Forza Horizon 5 Season Change new event starts today, and it’s like Mexico has turned into a magical winter land, just like Narnia. This special event, called “Winter Wonderland,” will last for four weeks, and the entire time, the game will be covered in snow.

In this Forza Horizon 5 Season Change Series 28, the whole map will be in winter, with snowy mountains and dry weather. Even the Horizon Stadium has transformed into a winter wonderland with heaps of snow, igloos, and even a toboggan run. There’s also a special racing circuit in this snowy area, and it will come back every winter season of Forza Horizon 5 Season Change.

Secret Santa is back for the third year in Series 28. It’s a fun way for players to exchange vehicle gifts with each other. Instead of being in Mulege, now it’s in the Stadium. If players reach half of the gifting target, everyone gets the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50. And if the target is 100%, there’s a “secret” car (but the surprise is already spoiled by the patch notes) for all players.

Forza Horizon 5 Season Change

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Series 28: Winter Wonderland

In this new Series, the two main cars you can earn as rewards are ones we’ve seen before, but they’re both super-fast machines.

First up, if you get 80 points, you can grab the Porsche Mission R concept. It was a reward in Series 20 too. This race car runs on electricity and gives us a glimpse of what a future Porsche cup series might look like without combustion engines. The Mission R is designed to be as fast as a 992 GT3 Cup, and it has an impressive 1073hp with a 40:60 split all-wheel drive system, all packed into a carbon fiber chassis.

If you go for 160 points, you’ll get the 2011 Koenigsegg Agera. This car is where the Swedish brand’s dominating Agera RS originated. Although not as speedy as its sibling, the Agera still packs nearly 1,000hp from its five-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 and can reach 250mph quite easily.

Series 28 Winter/Dry Season Rewards

This week, you can get a new car for just 20 points in Forza Horizon – the Lotus 2-Eleven is making a comeback.

Named after the 1950s Lotus Eleven racer, the 2-Eleven took over from the 340R as the brand’s track day car. But here’s the cool part – it also has a road homologation package, so you can take it for a spin on regular streets too.

Built heavily on the S2 Exige, it shares the same 252hp, supercharged Toyota engine. But it’s stripped down to the basics, following the Lotus philosophy, and weighs less than 1500lb.

This results in some impressive performance stats, and it handles corners like a champ.

For 40 points, you can also grab the MG6 XPower sports sedan, a semi-British car. While reviving the XPower name is a big deal, the MG6 is a practical car based on a TCR racing machine, similar to sports sedans from the 1980s. It combines an electric motor with a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, giving it 300hp, all sent to the front wheels.

The “First Winter” event will be on until 1430UTC on Thursday, December 14, with three more Winter seasons continuing until the same time on Thursday, January 4.

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Forzathon Events

This month’s Forzathon Weekly Challenge is back to its usual routine, focusing on a single car. In the current event, “Driven by Dreams,” you’ll need to own and drive the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4.

The challenges take place at the Stadium, where the Cayman is featured. To complete the Daily Challenge, head to the Winter Wonderland. Here, you must earn three Speed Skills, which might seem challenging due to the festive decorations. You can either time it to score the Skill as you enter the Stadium or, more easily, drive around the banking between the wonderland and the stands.

Next, win a race at the Winter Wonderland track in the Cayman, emphasizing handling over speed. Afterward, go outside to earn three stars at the Ringroad Speed Zone, which is quite doable in the stock vehicle.

Completing these tasks will reward you with five Playlist points and 80 Forzathon Points, with the FP doubled if you own the Casa Solariega player house.

Weekly Challenge: Driven by Dreams

  • Car: Porsche Cayman GT4 ’16
  • Chapter 1: Own and drive the Cayman GT4
  • Chapter 2: Earn three Speed Skills at the Winter Wonderland Stadium in the Cayman GT4
  • Chapter 3: Win a race at the Winter Wonderland Stadium in the Cayman GT4
  • Chapter 4: Earn three stars at the Ringroad Speed Zone in the Cayman GT4
  • Reward: 5 points, 80FP

Winter-themed Daily Challenges, each worth a point, appear daily at 1430UTC. You have seven days to complete each challenge. To finish the first challenge, “It’s Snow Wonder,” visit the Winter Wonderland Stadium, as you’ll already be doing in the Weekly Challenge.

Next, go to Lap Land by winning any Road Racing Series race on a circuit; point-to-points do not count. You can complete this in the Weekly Challenge too if you prefer.

After that, you need to spend some credits to “Make It Reindeer” by putting 50,000 credits of upgrades onto cars while at the Horizon Test Track.

Next up, you’ll be asked to “Put That Coupe Down” by earning three Air Skills (by getting airborne and landing safely) in any car that has the word “Coupe” — including the accented version — in its name.

Earn three stars at any Trailblazers in the Ariel Nomad next, as you go on a “Snowmad Dash.”

Be a “Yule Logger” next by earning three Lumberjack Skills. For this, you’ll need to smack into branches lying on the ground — there are many of them in any of the heavily wooded areas — three times.

Finally, open your “Avent Calendar” by unlocking a Car Mastery (in the pause menu’s “Cars” tab; you’ll need to spend Skill Points for this) on any Lamborghini Aventador.

Daily Challenges:

  • December 7 – “It’s Snow Wonder”: Visit the Winter Wonderland Stadium
  • December 8 – “Lap Land”: Win a Road Racing Circuit race
  • December 9 – “Make it Reindeer”: Spend 50,000 credits on upgrades at Horizon Test Track
  • December 10 – “Put That Coupe Down”: Earn three Air Skills in any car with “Coupe” in its name
  • December 11 – “Snowmad Dash”: Earn three stars from Trailblazers in the Ariel Nomad
  • December 12 – “Yule Logger”: Get three Lumberjack Skills
  • December 13 – “Avent Calendar”: Unlock a Car Mastery on any Lamborghini Aventador

Series 28 Winter Bonus DLC Events

Players who have the DLC expansions can earn up to 14 bonus points, which aren’t necessary for completion but count towards your goals.

Both of the new maps have a PR Stunt and a Seasonal Championship, just like the ones on the main map. Completing each event can earn you two or five points and a bonus prize.

For the PR Stunts on these maps, you’ll need different cars this week. To tackle the Crateres Secos Speed Zone in Rally Adventure, you’ll need a C Class (501-600PI) Ford Escort ’73. For the Dragon’s Fall Speed Trap in Hot Wheels, bring out an A Class (701-800PI) Toyota GR Supra. The Escort needs off-road capability for the sand dunes, while the Supra is more about gearing, letting gravity do the work.

The Seasonal Championships are also three-race events against Highly Skilled AI, offering five points and a bonus car for the overall winner.

  1. Hot Wheels Speed Trap: Dragon’s Fall
    • Car: A Class, Toyota GR Supra ’20
    • Location: Hot Wheels Ice Cauldron
    • Challenge: 200mph
    • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin
  2. Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship: Too Hot to Handle
    • Car: A Class, Hot Wheels
    • Location: Hot Wheels Ice Cauldron
    • Challenge: Win the Championship
    • Reward: 5 points, Porsche 718 GTS
  3. Rally Adventure Speed Zone: Crateres Secos
    • Car: C Class, Ford Escort ’73
    • Location: Sierra Nueva Crateres Secos
    • Challenge: 62mph
    • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin
  4. Rally Adventure Seasonal Championship: Reap the Rewards
    • Car: B Class, Lancia
    • Location: Sierra Nueva Tierras Verdes
    • Challenge: Win the Championship
    • Reward: 5 points, Audi RS4 ’01

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Season Events

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Season Events

This week in Forza Horizon, there are nine tasks to complete in single-player mode. You have three PR Stunts, three Seasonal Championships, two EventLabs, and Horizon Arcade.

You can tackle Horizon Arcade solo or with a team, and the scores scale accordingly. Regardless of how you do it, complete a full set of three rounds of any Horizon Arcade theme—Air, Chaos, Drift, Speed, Wreckage—to earn three points.

This week’s EventLabs are custom routes on existing roads and tracks, with races against a small pack of AI that you must win. Both events offer the usual three points.

  1. Outskirt Scramble: This is a two-lap, mixed-surface race near the Festival site for A Class (701-800PI) Modern Rally and Rally Monsters cars. Win to get a Super Wheelspin.
  2. Pie del Volcan: Take on roads just east of the volcano in a two-lap race with A Class (701-800PI) Retro Supercars. Win to get Reindeer Antlers.

The PR Stunts require different vehicles this week, each worth two points and a Super Wheelspin.

  1. Vado del Rio Speed Trap: Use a B Class (601-700PI) 2014 Volkswagen Golf R for this, and it might be tricky to hit the 100mph target due to the watersplash; approach it from an angle for best results.
  2. Los Jardines Danger Sign: Use a C Class (501-600PI) Toyota MR2 ’89 to reach the 230m goal, which isn’t particularly tricky.
  3. Punta Allen Speed Zone: Use a D Class (≤500PI) FIAT 124 Spider to reach the 90mph target, but you’ll need to tune the car up a little first.

The three Seasonal Championships are their usual three-race events against Highly Skilled AI, each worth five points and a bonus prize.

  1. Play it Forward: This is a Street Racing event (which means NPC traffic, unless Quick Resume intervenes) for C Class (501-600PI), front-wheel-drive vehicles, offering a MINI JCW ’12 for the win.
  2. Greatest Brits!: This requires S1 Class (801-900PI) cars from the UK for a Road Racing Series and awards a McLaren 720S Spider.
  3. When Nature Calls: This is a Cross Country event for A Class (701-800PI) Land Rovers, and winning awards a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 MR.

EventLab: Pie del Volcan

  • Car: A Class, Retro Supercars
  • Location: Gran Caldera
  • Challenge: Win the race
  • Reward: 3 points, Reindeer Antlers

EventLab: Outskirt Scramble

  • Car: A Class, Modern Rally/Rally Monsters
  • Location: Horizon Festival
  • Challenge: Win the race
  • Reward: 3 points, Super Wheelspin

Horizon Arcade: Mini Games

  • Car: Any
  • Location: Horizon Arcade (any)
  • Challenge: Complete a Horizon Arcade event
  • Reward: 3 points

Danger Sign: Los Jardines

  • Car: C Class, Toyota MR2 ’89
  • Location: Los Jardines
  • Challenge: 230m
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Speed Trap: Vado del Rio

  • Car: B Class, Volkswagen Golf R ’14
  • Location: Atlantes de Tula
  • Challenge: 100mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Speed Zone: Punta Allen

  • Car: D Class, FIAT 124 Spider
  • Location: Costa Rocosa
  • Challenge: 90mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Seasonal Championship: Greatest Brits!

  • Car: S1 Class, UK
  • Location: Playa Azul
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, McLaren 720S Spider

Seasonal Championship: Play It Forward

  • Car: C Class, FWD
  • Location: Copper Canyon
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Mini JCW ’12

Seasonal Championship: When Nature Calls

  • Car: A Class, Land Rover
  • Location: Baja Circuit
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 MR ’04

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Series 28 Winter Playlist: Challenges

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Challenges

This week, there are three challenges for you to try in Forza Horizon. You can take part in the Treasure Hunt and permanent Photo Challenge, and there’s also an online Horizon Open, which you can access on console using Xbox Core.

The Horizon Open challenge, called Claus & Effect, is a bit trickier this time. You need to earn a Slingshot Skill – that’s when you slipstream behind someone and then pass them – during Horizon Open Racing. It might need some cooperation, but if you manage it, you’ll earn two points and a red nose.

The Treasure Hunt, Ain’t Snow Mountain High Enough, is a bit tricky this week. The clue says, “A chill climb you must start, from Los Arboles depart, once you get to Mountain Top you’re sure to gain a lot.” Translation: Start at the Los Arboles Speed Trap on the east side of the volcano, and go up to the Mountain Top Danger Sign. You can choose any route, but make sure to pass through the Los Arboles Speed Trap first. Once you’re near the Danger Sign, you’ll get a Treasure Hint, showing the chest’s approximate location. This week, it’s around the Festival site, near the Horizon Tour location. Smash the chest to get three points and 100 Forzathon Points (FP).

For the Photo Challenge, #AlpineRetrat, take any Alpine vehicle to the Hotel Mirador Balderrama or the nearby Hotel Castillo and take a photo of it. This will earn you two points and a Sleigh Bells horn.

Horizon Open: Claus & Effect

  • Cars: Any
  • Location: Horizon Open Racing
  • Challenge: Get a Slingshot Skill in Horizon Open Racing
  • Reward: 2 points, Red Nose

Photo Challenge: #AlpineRetreat

  • Cars: Alpine (any)
  • Location: Hotel Mirador Balderrama/Hotel Castillo
  • Challenge: Photograph any Alpine at Hotel Castillo or Hotel Mirador Balderrama
  • Reward: 2 points, Sleigh Bells Horn

Treasure Hunt: Aint Snow Mountain High Enough

  • Cars: Any
  • Location: Gran Caldera
  • Challenge: Drive any vehicle from the Los Arboles Speed Trap to the Mountain Top Danger Sign; find and smash the Treasure Chest
  • Reward: 3 points, 100FP

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Monthly Events

Series 28 Winter Playlist: Monthly Events

We’ve got two new Monthly Events going on in the entire Series, and you can earn four points for each one. You get one point for each Season when you complete them within the 28-day period.

These events are kind of like Rivals events where you’ll be racing against a ghost, but here’s the twist – it’s not all about speed. The main goal is to complete a clean run of the courses using the cars provided. So, no bumping into things, and don’t use the Rewind feature.

In one of these events, you’ll get a sneak peek at a new car, the Marigold Sprint point-to-point, featuring the Subaru BRZ ’22. The other event lets you try out a bit of the DLC pack, racing the Winter Wonderland Circuit in the Dodge Charger Fast X. It’s a bit challenging because the course is tight, but it adds to the fun.

Monthly Rivals: Marigold Sprint

  • Cars: Subaru BRZ ’22 (provided)
  • Location: Costa Rocosa
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Lap
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Monthly Rivals: Winter Wonderland Circuit

  • Cars: Dodge Charger Fast X (provided)
  • Location: Estadio Horizon
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Time
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Series 28 Winter Forzathon Shop

This week in the Forzathon Shop, there are two impressive Italian racing cars available, both in a striking red color.

Firstly, we have the Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2, a racing car designed by Zagato specifically for endurance racing. It took inspiration from the original TZ but enhanced performance by using glass fiber instead of aluminum for the body. This lightweight design allowed the car, with its 170hp, to achieve class victories in various 6-12hr and 1000km races during the 1960s.

Alternatively, there’s the Ferrari F50, a car that needs little introduction. Created to commemorate Ferrari’s 50th anniversary, it essentially combines an F1 engine (or one based on the Ferrari 641’s unit) with a road car.

While both cars come with a hefty price tag, they offer better value than their Autoshow counterparts. The Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2 is available for 800 Forzathon Points (FP), while the Ferrari F50 can be yours for 650FP, a more affordable option compared to its usual 2 million credits. Remember, you can also gift these cars for Secret Santa.

Other items in the store this week include the Elf Outfit, Elf Hat, and Jingle Bells Horn, each priced at 75FP. The Wheelspin (60FP) and a Super Wheelspin (150FP) are also available in their regular spots.

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