Forza Week in Review 1-11-19

Brian Ekberg
Friday, January 11, 2019


Welcome to 2019! Sure, it’s not exactly New Year’s Day anymore but, since this is the first edition of the Forza Week in Review, it’s my first chance here on to welcome the Forza community to the new year. Personally speaking, I had a great couple of weeks off with the family. In addition to heading to Nashville for a few days, we headed up to the nearby mountains east of Seattle to enjoy the snow. I also got to spend some time making some music (one of my personal passions) and enjoyed celebrating New Year’s Eve with Co-Pilot and the Forza community during our annual New Year’s Eve livestream. All in all, a great holiday season.


Now that we’re refreshed from some time off, everyone at Turn 10 and Playground Games is ready to kick off an amazing 2019. This week has been leading up to the first big Forza streams of the year this coming Monday, January 14.


Playground Games Series 5 Stream

First up, live from Playground Games HQ, you’ll get an in-depth look at the Series 5 update for Forza Horizon 4. If you’ve paid attention to the Release Notes, you know some of what to expect from this update, including the release of a new Free-For-All Online Adventure mode that allows players to compete online individually instead of as a team. That’s just one of the cool new features coming to Series 5; make sure you tune in starting at 6 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. PST on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels to get the full story.



Forza Monthly | January

Right after Playground’s Series 5 stream ends, we’ll be going live on the Forza channel with the January edition of “Forza Monthly.” During the show we’ll have another look at the Series 5 update for Forza Horizon 4 alongside a special guest from Playground Games. Then, we’ll head into the January update for Forza Motorsport 7 with folks from Turn 10, including a look at some of the cool events we have coming up in the game this month, and more.



Both the Series 5 update for Forza Horizon 4 and the January update for Forza Motorsport 7 will be arriving on Tuesday, January 15.


Cycled Production Refresh

Thanks to everyone in the Forza community who submitted suggestions for our upcoming Cycled Production Hopper refresh in Forza Motorsport 7. We had hundreds of car and track suggestions submitted and have locked in on the combos we’re most excited about. The refresh will happen next week and we’ll be featuring some of our favorites suggestions on Forza Monthly.


Forza weekly photo contest winner by gw2010xx


VoodooUomo Behind the Wheel

Longtime Forza community members may remember the Gamertag VoodooUomo, aka Christian Guirguis, a long-time developer with Turn 10 and certified Forza hotfoot. While Christian has since left Turn 10, our own Johniwanna welcomed him to his garage for this week’s episode of Wheel & Pedal Wednesday. In addition to showing off his formidable Forza skills behind the wheel, Christian also brought by his own 2015 Porsche 911 GTS for a appreciative inspection on the show. Check out the replay over on the Forza Mixer channel!


Spring into 2019

The new year in Forza Horizon 4 begins in the spring season and that means new stuff to do, collect, and drive. For Car Pass owners, the 1938 MG TA Midget and the 1966 Volkswagen Double Cab Pick-Up join the party this week but that’s just the start of the fun. Here’s a look:



FM7 Events

New #Forzathon events in Forza Motorsport 7 have kicked off with the Baller Driver Gear and the 2015 Audi RS 6 Avant as some of the gifts on hand:



In Leagues, we’re in the middle of the “Fueling Up” season. Here’s a look at Season 3, which begins this weekend:


Event 01 – Ghost – Rebirth of Muscle

Event 02 – Simulation – Rise of the Supercar

Event 03 – Spec Cosmetic – Audi quattro

Event 04 – Class Sim – A Class


Streaming Calendar – Week of January 13

In addition to the Series 5 and Forza Monthly streams coming on Monday, we’ve got a full week of great broadcasts coming your way next week on the Forza channel.



That about wraps it up for our first Week in Review of 2019. We’re glad to be back at it and looking forward to an awesome year for Forza fans. See you on Monday on the Forza channel!