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Forza Week in Review 8-31-18

Brian Ekberg
Friday, August 31, 2018


Sure, the date on my calendar says August 31 but, I prefer to think of it as “September 1, Part 1”. After all, September is the month that early access for Forza Horizon 4 begins (September 28, to be specific) and I am simply having a hard time with all this waiting. Like the rest of you, Forza Horizon 4 can’t get here fast enough for me and I know you all are hungry for additional information on the game. That’s where this week’s edition of the Week in Review comes in, so let’s begin!


Forza Horizon 4 Achievements

Achievement hunters, we see you. This week, our friends over at True Achievements posted the full achievements list for Forza Horizon 4. There are 55 total achievements to earn in the game for (naturally) a total of 1000 Gamerscore points. Here’s the list:


Name Description Gamerscore
Welcome to Britain Arrive at the Horizon Festival. 10
Pride Before the Fall Qualify for Horizon Autumn. 10
Snow Problem Qualify for Horizon Winter. 10
Optional Extras Apply your first Car Mastery. 10
Spring Into Action Qualify for Horizon Spring. 10
Welcome to a New Horizon Qualify for the Horizon Roster. 30
Jolly Cooperation Complete 5 Horizon Life Co-op Races. 20
Human After All Complete 5 PvP Races. 20
There's No 'I' in Team Take part in your first #FORZATHON Live Event. 10
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Complete Round 3 of a #FORZATHON Live Event. 20
Life of the Party Take part in 20 #FORZATHON Live Events, completing at least Round 1 in each. 30
Whatever Next? Complete every Showcase Event. 20
Colossus of Roads Reach Round 10 in the Horizon Road Racing Series. 20
Muddied Reach Round 10 in the Horizon Dirt Racing Series. 20
Bouncy Bouncy, Having Such a Good Time! Reach Round 10 in the Horizon Cross Country Series. 20
I Live My Life... Reach Round 10 in the Horizon Drag Racing Series. 20
Moonlighting Reach Round 10 of Street Scene. 20
Horizon Fashion Week Unlock 100 clothing items for your character. 20
Official Horizon Board Game Smash all 200 Bonus Boards. 20
I Feel the Need Reach Speed Trap Hero level 10. 10
Apex Predator Reach Speed Zone Hero level 10. 10
Pilot's License Reach Danger Sign Hero level 10. 10
"Do you know what 'DK' stands for?" Reach level 10 in The Drift Run. 10
Auto Barn Find and restore your first Barn Find. 10
Antique Restorer Find and restore 15 Barn Finds. 20
Taking the Grand Tour View every Beauty Spot. 20
An Illustrious Career Finish 40 different Horizon Story chapters. 20
Star Centurion Get 100 stars in Horizon Stories. 50
Week Complete Complete a #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge. 10
Crowning Achievement Purchase a castle. 20
Special Edition Get your first Forza Edition Car from a Wheelspin. 10
Test your Might Complete The Trial. 20
First-Time Adventurer Complete your first Team Adventure. 10
The Spirit of Adventure Reach level 5 in Racing Team Adventure, Games Team Adventure, or Anything Goes Team Adventure. 20
Certified Adventurer Qualify for a League in Ranked Team Adventure. 20
Well Seasoned Complete a Season Championship and receive a reward. 10
Overachiever Complete a Season PR Stunt and receive a reward. 10
Purple Split! In Rivals, beat a Rival without receiving a "dirty time" penalty. 10
Hit the Jackpot Spin your first Super Wheelspin. 10
Stunt Superhero Get 3 stars on every PR Stunt. 50
First Love Buy your first car from the Autoshow. 10
Go the Distance Win a race at The Colossus, The Gauntlet, The Titan or The Marathon. 20
The Noisy Cartographer Drive down every road in Britain. 20
At One with the Car Apply every Car Mastery available for a single car. 10
Master of Many Apply 50 Car Masteries. 20
Accomplished Driver Reach Level 20. 10
Horizon Superstar Gain Superstar Status by reaching Level 200. 50
Reaping the Rewards Complete a race of 3 or more laps at The Goliath in a Forza Edition Car. 20
Tortoise and the Hare Complete a PvP Showdown Race in an X class and a D class car. 20
Hatch Me If You Can Complete the Festival Drag Strip in a Hot Hatch in under 25 seconds. 20
Record Breaker Get 258mph on a Speed Trap in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. 20
Ground Force Get 3 stars at a Danger Sign in a vehicle from the Trucks Car Type. 20
Coronation Trickin' Bank a Skill Chain of 195,300 or more points. 20
Never Tell Me the Odds Win a race in the Peel P50. 20
Tame the Monster Complete a race in an S1 class Rally Monster. 20


Take a closer look at that list and you’ll see some tantalizing cheevos in there (“Coronation Trickin’” with its skill chain score requirement of 195,300 points comes immediately to mind). Then there’s “Never Tell me the Odds” achievement, with its mention of the Peel P50 that surely raised the attention of fans looking for insight into the car list for Horizon 4. If that P50 got your attention, you won’t want to miss next Friday’s edition of the Forza Week in Review, where we’ll have much more to say about the car list in Horizon 4.


Weekly photo contest winner by FRT Geovani


‘Forza Monthly’ Coming September 10

Last week, we teased that the September episode of “Forza Monthly” would be the place where Forza fans could see the Halo Showcase event in Forza Horizon 4 for the very first time. The show will air on September 10 beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific and, in addition to showing off the Warthog in all its Horizon 4 glory, we’ll be diving deep into the Horizon 4 car list, talking about the Forza Racing Championship ahead of the Series 2 Playoffs in Mexico City, and showing off all the cool stuff coming to Forza Motorsport 7 with our September update.



Also on the show, we’re going to be giving viewers a chance to vote on a selection of cars that will appear in the Forza 7 Specialty Dealer right after the broadcast is done. Whichever group of cars is voted in will all be sold at a massive credits discount in Forza 7; and that sale will last until the Specialty Dealer is updated the following week. We’ll be showing off the car groupings on our Forza Twitter channel next week – be sure and follow us so you know what you’ll be voting on during the show!


Forza 7 Free Weekend

This weekend Xbox Live Gold members everywhere will get the chance to play Forza Motorsport 7 for free as part of Xbox Free Play Days weekend. We’re celebrating this free weekend with a special deal. Want in on it? Here’s what you need to know: Complete a race and you’ll earn 1 million credits as part of a special “Welcome to Forza 7” #Forzathon event. You can finish a race in multiplayer, in Free Play, in the Forza Driver’s Cup campaign. Wherever. Just finish the race and you’ll get a cool million to spend how you see fit. Easy! Alongside that we’ve got a new introductory Rivals event called “Welcome to the Track!” featuring the 2011 Lotus Evora S on Watkins Glen. Go to the “Featured Events” channel in Rivals mode to find it.


FM7 #Forzathon

In addition to the “Welcome to Forza 7” event, we’ve got a brand new trio of #Forzathon events live in Forza Motorsport 7 now. Take a look at what’s up for grabs:



Leagues Update

A new series begins this weekend in Forza Motorsport 7 Leagues. Open-wheel fans, lookout for the Formula 90s Simulation event, which promises to test the skills of everyone on the track. Here’s the full lineup:


EVENT 01 – Ghost – Vintage GT Racing

EVENT 02 – Simulation – Formula 90s

EVENT 03 – Spec Ghost – 1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR

EVENT 04 – Spec Cosmetic – S Class


FH3 #Forzathon – Rhapsodic Racers

Is that a melody in the air or are those just hot rods flying by? This week we’re getting musical with our Forza Horizon 3 #Forzathon theme, Rhapsodic Racers. Credits and wheelspins are up for grabs, as well as the 2017 Ford GT Horizon Edition. In addition we’ve got a special promo going on Offroad and Extreme Offroad vehicles in the Autoshow:



August Bounty Hunter Update

Last week, we kicked off our August Bounty Hunter event in Forza Motorsport 7 and we’ve had some movement on the Turn 10 leaderboard. Here’s how the times stack up as of this writing:


SpiderGoggles – 3:06.725

Spartyyon – 2:49.404

Mechberg – 2:40.244

Euro Nation – NA (c’mon Aaron!)


The August Bounty Hunter event will be running well into September, so don’t miss your chance to get your time in and earn some great rewards once the event is done.


That about wraps it up for this edition of the Week in Review. Don’t miss our #ForzaFriday livestream today at 3 p.m. Pacific on Mixer and Twitch. We’ll be back with more great stuff next week; see you then!


Weekly photo contest winner by JIMBILLYsceptre