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Forza Motorsport Week in Review 10-28-16

John Schommer
Friday, October 28, 2016

Man, if Halloween weekend wasn’t enough excitement we have a jam-packed bunch of the good news we call the Week in Review coming at you today. It’s your faithful and loving Johniwanna here filling in for Mechberg and there is a lot to talk about so I’m going to start bringing it to you right now.


So, on with the Week in Review!



Forza Racing Championship Season 2

Perhaps you slept late, or the rock you are living under prevented you from seeing, but we have announced the second season of the Forza Racing Championship. This is huge Forza fans! The top Forza racers in the world will be competing for $150,000 in prizes. And for the first time the FRC will have events in both Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Horizon 3. You can register right now.


Similar to season 1, there are two series to compete in. The Elite Series is made up of weekly qualifying rounds that will pit top racers against one another in a face off that will lead to the top 16 drivers battling it out live for a chance to enter the Grand Finals. Details can be found in our announce story.



We are also running a Recreation series with its own batch of prizes for both participation and success. These special Rivals events will update each week for the next seven weeks giving Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Horizon 3 players a chance to strut their stuff on track, compete for prizes, and earn cool stuff just for running in the event. Again, check the announce story for details.


So clear your calendars, warm up your throttle fingers, and get ready to do battle and watch the top Forza racers in the world fight it out for victory and cash!


November #Forzathon Events [UPDATED: 11/1/16]

If you aren’t too busy competing in the FRC events this month we also have a full slate of #Forzathon events going up over the course of November to entertain you. Of course completion of these events will also earn you cool stuff.


Personally I can’t wait to hit the Aerial Acrobatics events because I love catching huge air! Woohoo! Check out the event descriptions below for a taste of what is coming your way in November. [Note 11/1/16: We’ve updated the list of events and prizes below with the most current information.]



FULL METAL HORIZON – 11/04/16 - 11/07/16

“Get full contact with this Horizon Event”

  • FLAG BEARER – Play 4 Flag Rush matches to earn 12,000 XP
  • FIELD GOAL – Finish in the top 3 of 3 Flag Rush games in an Extreme Offroad to win 100,000 CR
  • HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION – Come in 1st place in 1 game of Flag Rush in an Extreme Offroad to win 3 wheelspins
  • NOT A SCRATCH – Survive 1 game of Infected in an Extreme Offroad vehicle to win the Ford F-150 Raptor Horizon Edition


AERIAL ACROBATICS - 11/11/16 – 11/14/16

“Show off your aerial expertise”

  • DO A BARREL ROLL! – Perform 3 Barrel Roll skills to earn 20,000 XP
  • FLYING HIGH – Earn 3 Stars on 3 Danger Signs to receive 100,000 CR
  • EYES TURNED SKYWARD – Rack up 50,000 Ultimate Air skill points to win 3 wheelspins
  • DEADSTICK SPECIAL - 30% off AUDI #45 Flying Lizard, FORD Falcon XR8 and NISSAN Skyline GT-R V-Spec II


2016 Halloween Bash photo by The Exodus Code


HORIZON HARVEST HANGOUT - 11/18/16 – 11/25/16

“Gather together your Horizon friends and family”

  • A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST – Rack up 100,000 Landscaping Skill points to earn 10,000 XP
  • GATHER FOR THE FEAST - - Join and complete an online adventure in a Holden Sandman to earn 20,000 XP
  • GOBBLE, GOBBLE! – Join Online Freeroam to unlock 3 wheelspins
  • “FOOD FIGHT!” - Play in 20 Playground Games to win a Subaru BRAT GL Horizon Edition


BLACK FRIDAY BLOWOUT - 11/25/16 – 11/28/16

“Don’t miss out on these amazing deals!”

  • WHILE THEY LAST – Complete any event to receive 80,000 CR
  • SPEND MONEY, MAKE MONEY – Spend over 200,000 CR to win 3 wheelspins
  • INSTANT REBATE – Win 1 Auction to receive 50,000 CR
  • DOORBUSTERS! - 30% off everything in the Autoshow!


2016 Halloween Bash photo by ManteoMax


Alpinestars Car Pack – DLC Clue Thread

November being a new month, you must have known deep down in your Forza-loving heart that there was going to be a new car pack coming. Well, I am here to confirm that bit of awesomeness for you. The Alpinestars Car Pack will be bringing seven new cars to Forza Horizon 3 on Tuesday November 1.


We realize this news has you licking your lips in anticipation so to assuage your automotive addiction, I have put together the first DLC Clue Thread for Forza Horizon 3. Read the clues and post your best guesses. If you know me at all you know the clues will be absolutely vague and even misleading in some cases.


I do know you the Forza community, and I have never seen you not guess at least a few correctly, so have at it. And most of all, have fun!


New Barn Find

In last week’s edition of the Week in Review, Mechberg teased a new addition coming to the game in November, something that we’d never done in the Forza Horizon series. Today we’ve got a bit more detail on that new addition. Alongside our new car pack arriving on Tuesday, we’re also adding a brand new barn find to the game! We’ll let the actual make and model stay a surprise for now but, look for the new barn find to be available for players once they have received the new content update in Forza Horizon 3, and after they have discovered at least the first barn find in the base game. Happy hunting!


Halloween Bash wrap -up

This section of the WIR brought to you by Little Vixen:


The entry window for the Halloween Bash has come to a close, but the good news is that many of the entered liveries, photos, and logos will be featured for the Halloween weekend.  This year’s Bash involves both Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Horizon 3, so there are plenty of ghoulish liveries to choose from.


Please be sure to pick up your favorites and support your fellow Forza artists.  The Halloween Bash welcomes first timers and seasoned artists alike and gives everyone a chance to get a design or photo featured as well as a prize car specially designed for the event by Little Vixen.


Thanks Little Vixen for that awesome summation of one of the most-loved and long running events in the Forza community!



I love seeing the support given to fellow Forza players in the Halloween Bash thread. First time artists are welcomed by the old timers, and everyone can feel great about what they have contributed. You are very likely to end up with a prize car for participating, too. This year we have 148 participants and 315 entries. Great job everyone!


2016 Halloween Bash photo from m1NiBaGzyy


#ForzaFriday with Ayo Jube

Today you have a chance to get a little something from each one of us here on the Turn 10 Community team, I, Johniwanna have brought you the WIR and the DLC Clue Thread, Little Vixen has contributed with her piece on her amazing Halloween bash and this afternoon Ayo Jube will be streaming for #ForzaFriday turning something cute into something creepy and festive with his amazing painting skills. On Beam and Twitch at 3 p.m. until around 5 p.m.


What better way to kick off what is going to be one of the most epic month’s in Forza history. Have fun as we approach Halloween 2016 on Monday. May your weekend be full of fun and fast laps.


Photo credit to NightsViper for the spooky and awesome photo from the Halloween Bash used in the WIR thumbnail and Forza Hub app tiles.