Forza Horizon 4 | Series 28 Update

Jacob Norwood
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

This month’s Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 has arrived at the Festival and it’s bringing some serious truck power. Check out all the features, cars and fixes coming your way soon.


First off, did you get the Torben Tuesday clues, or should we say Forben Friday? The four clues were:


· A GIF from the movie Twister to represent the GMC Syclone.

· A GIF of a Eurofighter Typhoon to represent the GMC Typhoon.

· A GIF of a “clever girl” to represent the Hennessey Velociraptor.

· A GIF from the movie Wayne’s World to represent the Horizon Backstage.


Hennessey Velociraptor 6x6

Hennessey Velociraptor 6x6


John Hennessey was asked why he wanted to take a Ford Raptor and add two wheels, another axel, eight inches of lift, 600hp, an overhauled exhaust for the Eco-Boost twin turbo V6 of the Raptor, and wrap it all up in a package called the Velociraptor. His answer? “Because you can.”


Go figure.


Only 100 of these custom trucks are made per year, and each one can hit 0-60 in about 4.9 secs, so you’re not going to want to miss this monster.


Complete the "Into the Wilderness" Seasonal Championship to tower over everything on the road in this beast.


GMC Syclone & Typhoon

GMC Syclone


The Cyclone and Typhoon from GMC were the result of a very particular moment in automotive history known as “the early 90’s.” A high performance compact truck and SUV pair known collectively as “SYTY”, the pair was conceived by engineers at Buick who swapped the engine of a compact pickup for a 3.8L V6 and created the “ultimate specialty truck.”


The prototype’s 3.8L V6 was replaced with a 4.3L, and supplemented with Corvette parts and a Mitsubishi turbocharger that produced 280 hp. This resulted in a truck that hit 60mph from a standstill in 4.5 sec, and it was called the Syclone (distinct from the Mercury Cyclone.)


The goal of these trucks was speed, at the cost of towing capacity (none) and offroad capability (also none,) but the end result was, at the time, the fastest accelerating car in production.


The chief differences between the Syclone and Typhoon are an extra row of seats and a choice of leather interior, but either model remains a rarity. Turns out, high performance compact pickup trucks were a niche market.


The Syclone is yours for completing 50% of the seasonal playlist in Summer. The Typhoon comes after 50% in Winter.


GMC Typhoon


Horizon Backstage


Backstage Pass


What festival is complete without an exclusive backstage area? The Horizon Backstage brings you behind the scenes to grab hard-to-find cars with Backstage Passes, which you can earn by completing different challenges such as a percentage of the Festival playlist or other seasonal challenges.


Additionally, starting this month, players will get the chance to vote on which cars they would like to see make their way to the Horizon Backstage. You now have a new way to get behind the wheel of some of the most prestigious cars at the Festival, with new options getting added every month.


A couple of new Car Packs are headed your way this month as well, featuring cars previously only available from the Car Pass and, for some, individual purchase. Those packs are available now for 6.99 USD (6.29 with Xbox Game Pass)


The Japanese Heroes Pack

Japanese Heroes Car Pack


· 1974 Honda Civic RS

· 2005 Honda NSX-R GT

· 2003 Honda S2000

· 2002 Mazda RX7 Spirit R Type-A

· 2018 Nissan Sentra NISMO


The Open Top Pack

Open Top Car Pack


· 2018 BMW i8 Roadster

· 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

· 1953 Jaguar C-Type

· 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante

· 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK


Potential Hang Type Activation Fix


We have been aware of an issue players have been experiencing that would prevent the game from starting properly, and have been hard at work on a fix. Series 28 does include a potential solution that we hope will result in a dramatic reduction in the number of Hang Type Activation and similar errors.


If you continue to experience this error after you have downloaded the update for Series 28, please submit a ticket on the support site so that we can investigate further.


For the full details on Series 28, be sure to check out the Release Notes on our support site.