FH4 Season Update | Series 5 – Winter

John Schommer
Friday, February 1, 2019

The Coldpacalypse is here and so is winter in Forza Horizon 4. Here is what’s happening on the Mainland. There is the Winter Community Championship featuring routes by VaporiserPURE NFS MAC, and BeSeeingYouNo6. Take the win and you can earn the White Modern Race Helmet. Go for the single-make championship: Snow Bowlers,  featuring the Bowler EXR S and if you win enjoy the 2017 Maserati Levante S as a reward. Then if you’re up to it, step into The Trial and battle it out to add a Warthog to your garage.  



Now let’s take a close look at what is going on this wintry week on Fortune Island. It's all about "B" Class when you take on the new seasonal events on Fortune Island. These include the Rally Skildar featuring awesome Modern Rally cars, the Lowland Tour for Hot Hatches, and Causing a Stir for Offroad Vehicles. What can you win? Destroy the competition to find out.



Winter #Forzathon

Complete these challenges in a Retro Rally car to win 200 Forzathon points.



Pop, Crackle, Bang

Easy, buy and own a Retro Rally car. Chances are you already have one.


Over Crest, Jump Maybe

Complete three airborne pass skills in your Retro Rally car. This means pass an opponent during a race while airborne. Think its easy? Prove it!


Diverted Traffic

Accumulate five Lucky Escape Skills in your Retro Rally car. Simply, yeah right, split two vehicles while drifting.


Pedal to the Metal

Hit the Derwent Water Speed Zone and get a three-star score. Hint: get the proper tune on your Retro Rally ride to give you an advantage.


#Forzathon Shop

To help you fend off the cold there are some legendary items up on offer in the #ForzathonShop.


Maintain visibility and keep thy head warm with the Ski Hat. To keep your tootsies warm no matter what you're driving, the Snow Boots are perfect for the freezing temps of winter. Need a new ride? The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Forza Edition will cost you 450 Forzathon points but it can carry you in the ultimate luxury with enough gusto under the hood to dust the competition anytime or anywhere.



This Week’s Car Pass Cars

If you have the Car Pass these vehicles are available at no additional charge or you can pick them up individually. Either way these classic evolutionary models that were staples in the British car market of the 1960s will take you back in time. They may also fill a hole in your heart you didn’t even know existed.


Let’s take a closer look at them.


1966 Hillman Imp

It’s name implies a devilish spirit or a magical creature. The Hillman Imp is a bit of both by the nature of the innovations it brought to the British car market. While it would never match the production or sales numbers of its top competitor in the tiny city car segment, the BMC Mini, it did offer new features that were far ahead of its time. Consider its miniscule 875cc rear-mounted motor, one of its many firsts for a British production car, or that the inline four-cylinder block and head were made of aluminum. Plus, there were technological conveniences like an automatic choke for easy starting and gauges to provide key engine status measurement. All these features contributed to great success in both rally and touring car racing, a provenance that you will surely appreciate wherever you choose to roam with it.


1963 Opel Kadett A

You may remember the beloved Opel Kadett A named “Oliver” that Richard Hammond of Top Gear fame slogged through the Makgadikgadi Salt Pan of Botswana. He became so attached to the little car that he had it restored and owns it to this day. Hammond’s love of this classic comes with good cause as it was a secret weapon of Opel developed specifically to invade the dominance of Volkswagen during the 1960s. Even though it delivered similar levels of horsepower (around 40 hp) it did offer better heating as well as more interior and luggage space. The Kadett’s popularity and engine reliability provided a resurgence for Opel and the car was exported to many countries including the United States. Whether you punish yours in the muck and mud or reserve your driving strictly to the road is entirely up to you.



Next week we have two more great additions in the  1968 Ford Mustang GT 2 + 2 Fastback and the 1965 Ford Transit.