Forza Week in Review 12-14-18

Brian Ekberg
Friday, December 14, 2018


Welcome to the final edition of the Forza Week in Review of 2018! As of yesterday, the gates of Fortune Island have opened! The first expansion for Forza Horizon officially launched this week and we’ve been celebrating across time zones with livestream broadcasts galore. Here’s a quick recap:


Fortune Island Debut Stream

Playground Games kicked off the day with the worldwide debut of Fortune Island, live from PG HQ. During the stream, the Playground team gave viewers an in-depth look at the epic driving adventures that are available in Forza Horizon 4’s first expansion. Along with driving the new vehicles in the expansion, the team showed off the wild terrain that defines the island, as well as the new gameplay like Trailblazer events, the new Treasure Hunt feature, and more. If you missed the stream, here’s the full replay:



Forza Monthly | December

About an hour after PG wrapped their Fortune Island stream, we aired the December edition of Forza Monthly. As is always the case with the show, we covered a lot of ground, including welcoming Mike Brown and RetroKrystal from Playground Games to give us another look at Fortune Island, including a first look at the new “Drift 2.0” Horizon Story event series. After that, we turned to Forza Motorsport 7, focusing on the December update for the game, including the menu updates, force feedback improvements, the new events coming to the game, and more. We also dived deep into the Forza Race Regulations system, showing it in its current state in a dev build of Forza 7. Missed it, or want to watch it again? Here you go:



The Forza Community had a chance to get involved during yesterday’s Forza Monthly as well. In addition to a live poll that added four cars from the 1990s and 2000s into the FM7 Specialty Dealer (available right now for free, mind you!) we also put the call out the community fans to give us their ideas for the next Forza Motorsport 7 Cycled Production Hopper refresh, which will be coming in mid-January. Here’s your chance to be a Forza designer and suggest car and track combinations that you’d love to see in the game. Post your ideas on our dedicated forum thread and we’ll pick our favorites when the hopper is refreshed in January.


Update 4

Alongside the launch of Fortune Island, this week also saw the release of the fourth update for Forza Horizon 4. Here’s a brief look at what arrived with the new update and, for a more in-depth rundown, check out the replay of the Update 4 livestream from Playground Games from earlier in the week.




Spring Has Sprung

From the mainland of beautiful, historic Britain to the wilder reaches of Fortune Island, spring has sprung across Forza Horizon 4. Here’s the latest events, content, and fun arriving with the change in seasons:





FM7 Events

As this is our final WIR of the year, here’s a look at the events coming to Forza Motorsport 7 for the rest of December:



We’re in the middle of our “Engaged Engines” season, with two more series to go before the end of the year. Here’s what to expect:


Series 3 – Begins December 16

EVENT 01 – Ghost – Classic Street Muscle

EVENT 02 – Simulation – Prototype Group Racing

EVENT 03 – Spec Ghost -- #16 BMW Motorsport V12 LMR

EVENT 04 – Drift – American Cars


Series 4 – Begins December 23

EVENT 01 – Ghost – The Birth of Grand Prix

EVENT 02 – Simulation – Sport Compact Icons

EVENT 03 – Spec Cosmetic – 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

EVENT 04 – Class Ghost – C Class



The next hopper rotation in Forza 7 is coming on December 21.


Division – Ghost – NASCAR

Division – Cosmetic – Open Wheel Legends

Division – Simulation – Simulation – Elite Factory Heroes

Tag – Virus – A-Class

Tag – Keep the It – S Class

Tag – Pass the It – B Class


Forza weekly photo contest winner by Broken Vegetable.



In addition to the currently active #Forzathon events in Forza Motorsport 7, we have a number of events still to come in December.


Arriving December 14

A Challenging One – Win a race in a Circuit Event in an Upgraded A Class Major Micros Division Car

Tour de Force – (1) Win a race in a Forza Touring Cars division car. (2) Complete a Race at Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe in a Forza P2 division car.

Exotic Cars – (1) Complete a race in a KTM manufacturer car. (2) Complete 6 Laps at Dubai City Circuit Alt in an Exotic GT division car. (3) Complete a race where you go at least 201 mph in a Rise of the Supercar division car.


Arriving December 21

Slipping into the Holidays – Get a Drift Score of 10,000 in a Single Lap of a Drift Event at the Bernese Alps.

Tis the Season – (1) Complete a race at Maple Valley. (2) Complete a Race where you go at least 220 mph at night.

A Red Nose – (1) Complete a race in a Ferrari manufacturer car. (2) Win a race in the 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA. (3) Get a Drift Score of 7,000 in a Single Lap of a Drift Event in a Lancia manufacturer car.

Spinning all the Tires – Get a Drift Score of 9,000 in a Single Lap of a Drift Event in an All-Wheel Drive car.

A New Year – (1) Win a race at Hockenheimring in a ForzaGT division car. (2) Complete 5 laps at Circuit of the Americas West in a Sport GT Icons division car.

Driving Through the Years – (1) Complete a race in a car from 1974. (2) Win a race at Mugello Autodromo Interazionale in a car from 1990. (3) Complete a race in a car from 2015.


Forza weekly photo contest winner by UNIT PRIME 70.



Our November Bounty Hunter event wrapped up on Monday but we’ve got a new Bounty Hunter Rivals event coming soon in its place. This time around, players will be driving the 2017 Acura NSX on Catalunya GP and the Bounty is… well the leaderboard itself! Depending on where you finish on the event leaderboard, you’ll earn cool stuff in the game. Here’s the details:


Bounty Reward 1 Reward 2
Top 20% 2017 Ford Focus RS Forza Edition 100,000 CR
Top 40% 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Forza Edition 100,000 CR
Top 60% 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Forza Edition 100,000 CR
Top 80% 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Forza Edition 100,000 CR
Participation 1997 Honda Civic Type R Forza Edition 100,000 CR


 As mentioned earlier, this is the final edition of the Forza Week in Review. We’ll be back next Friday with the 2018 Forza Year in Review before we head out for the year to be with friends and family for the holidays. The first 2019 edition of the Week in Review will be on Friday, January 11. Thanks for being a part of the Forza community in 2018 and we look forward to the new year and getting ready for an amazing 2019. Happy holidays, everyone!