Forza Week in Review 11-30-18

Brian Ekberg
Friday, November 30, 2018


Welcome back to the Forza Week in Review. The WIR took a well-deserved vacation last week for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday but we’re back in the bullpen to get you up to speed on everything that’s happening in the world of Forza. Let’s go!


New Autumn-mobiles & More

Autumn falls arrives every four weeks in Forza Horizon 4 and we’re thrilled to see the leaves change and the cool new stuff arrive in the game this week. The last couple of weeks for Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass owners have been especially great. For purveyors of pure speed, S2 class rocket-ships like the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage and the 2005 Ferrari FXX have been welcome additions. Elsewhere, elegant British makes like the McLaren 650S Spider and the 1953 Jaguar C-Type have brought a touch of class to Car Pass owners’ garages.


Autumn is bringing with it some off-road race madness and the fall’s #Forzathon events are firing on all cylinders. Here’s a visual overview of some of Autumn’s highlights in the game:



FH4 Series 3 Update

Last week Playground Games gave fans a deep dive into the great stuff that arrived with the Series 3 update for Forza Horizon 4. Among the topics discussed were new painting options, a look at the quality of life improvements coming to the game, as well as some discussion on the Fortune Island expansion coming to the game. If you missed it live, check out the replay here:



Look for Playground’s next livestream, covering the Series 4 update, in the near future.


‘Your Shot’ Photo Contest

This weekend is your last chance to submit your entry to our “Your Shot” photo contest. Send us your best photo with some pre-defined liveries (see the rules on the Forza Forums for all the details) and the winners will see their photos used as show assets for livestreams hosted by Verena Mei and our own Johniwanna. This is a great chance for photographers to have their work highlighted in a cool way, so let’s see what you’ve got!



Forza Motorsport 7 Events

Here’s an overview of the events happening in Forza Motorsport now and in the near future:



The new season of Forza Motorsport 7 Leagues begins on December 1! Series 1 kicks us off with some great racing and fun vehicles, including Historic Road Racing and Elite Factory Races. The classic Lamborghini Countach is up for grabs as the Series 1 reward, and the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Forza Edition serves as the reward for the entire season. Here’s a closer look at the events coming up in Series 1:


EVENT 01 – Ghost – Historic Road Racing

EVENT 02 – Simulation – Supercar Renaissance

EVENT 03 – Spec Cosmetic – 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

EVENT 04 – Cosmetic – Elite Factory Racers



Hot Wheels continues to be a theme in our December #Forzathon lineup. In addition to our ongoing “Hot Wheels Anniversary Special” event (which awards the Hot Wheels 2000’s Driver Gear), we’ve got some great new events starting today. Here’s a look at some of the events; look for more by hitting that #Forzathon tile in the game.




The big news in Rivals this week is the movement in the November Bounty Hunter event. Here’s a look at the leaderboard as of this writing:


Gamertag New Time Position Change
mechberg 1:10:326 ↑7
Plink 1:10.600
Japandru 1:10.760 ↓2
Lounge Toy 1:11.023 ↓2
fuzzynoise 1:11.066 ↓1
cjsion3 1:12.711
Future Phil 1:12.935 ↓3
Drawing Curtain 1:13.587 ↓3
vinl1300 1:14.268


The November Bounty Hunter event will conclude at midnight UTC time on Monday, December 9. Remember, there’s tons of bounty targets to hunt down, which means there are tons of rewards to earn by beating their times on the leaderboard. Get your best time in and claim those rewards!


Forza weekly photo contest winner by MetricCCL.


December Update & Forza Monthly

Heads up! Next week will see the launch of the December update for Forza Motorsport 7. Look for the details on what’s coming with the December update on Monday right here on



The next episode of Forza Monthly will be broadcast live on Thursday, December 13. Yes, that’s the same day as the launch of the Fortune Island expansion for Forza Horizon 4 and, no, that’s not a coincidence. In addition to checking out Fortune Island with members of Playground Games, we’ll be diving deep into the upcoming Forza Race Regulations system in Forza Motorsport 7 with developers from Turn 10. We’ll also be looking at the December update for Forza Motorsport 7 as well and we’ll have a few surprises and special guests along the way. You can find the show on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels, don’t miss it!


Forza on Xbox Extra Life Stream

The Xbox Extra Life stream has begun! This annual charity livestream raises money for the Extra Life charity and features tons of great games and guests throughout the day. Here’s a look at all the fun:



Forza will be hitting the airwaves tonight at 6 p.m. Pacific (right after today’s edition of #ForzaFriday) to play some Forza Horizon 4 with viewers. I’ll be joined by Kate Yeager and Graeme Boyd during the segment and in addition to playing the game, we’ll have some Forza-related goodies on hand that you can bid on to help raise money for the Extra Life charity. Tune in to Xbox’s Extra Life stream on Mixer to get in on all the fun; I’ll see you there!