Forza Horizon 4's "Fortune Island" expansion available today - Team VVV

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Kevin Dooley

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Game: Forza Horizon 4

Platform: PC, XBox One

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Release Date: 02/10/2018

There’s good reason for Forza Horizon 4 fans to be excited as today marks the release of the title’s first ever expansion “Fortune Island”.

The Fortune Island expansion allows players to race on a brand new island which promises “danger, treasure, and epic driving adventures”.

You can get a taste of the Fortune Island expansion in the official trailer below.

32 new race events are bundled in the expansion including the new PR Stunt Trailblazers. The new Drift Club 2.0 Horizon Story questline also features, and players can expect to hunt for treasure on extreme terrain as they tackle steep cliffs, switchbacks, and those ever so pretty lightning storms.

In addition to the features mentioned above, 10 new vehicles will be added to the title as seen below (entries in bold are brand new to the Forza series).

  • 1953 Morris Minor Traveller
  • 2002 Koenigsegg CC8S
  • 2010 Saleen S5S Raptor
  • 2012 Lamborghini Aventador J
  • 2015 “Hoonigan Gymkhana 8” Ford Fiesta ST RX43
  • 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX Concept
  • 2018 BMW M5
  • 2018 Exomotive Exocet Off-Road
  • 2018 Funco Motorsports F9
  • 2019 Lamborghini Urus

Playground has also made some improvements to Horizon Life multiplayer events: you can now create a multiplayer event and post it to the activity panel before returning to free roam while you wait (for as long as you wish) for others to join.

Forza Horizon 4’s upcoming content in a nutshell

New bokeh, focus, and sampling options have been added to the Photo Mode which will also allow you to separately toggle vehicle lights, drivers, wildlife and crowds.

Elsewhere, lots of holiday-themed items will be available including 12 new festive clothing options available from Season Events, The Trial, Wheelspins, and the Forzathon Shop.

Forza Horizon 4’s Fortune Island expansion is included in the game’s Expansion Pass bundle. Owners of the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition will have automatic access to the Fortune Island DLC upon release.

Besides the new content, the update will come with a range of improvements and changes as seen in the patch notes below.

Version Number
PC: 1.228.387.2
Xbox: 1.228.387.0

New Features
Improved Horizon Life Multiplayer Event Sign-Up
When you create a Multiplayer Event, you can post it to the Activity Panel and return to Freeroam while you wait for players to sign up and join. The previous 40-second limit has been removed, and now you can wait for as long as you like for players to join before you start the session.

Improved Photo Mode
We’ve added more freedom to how you can move and pan the camera, along with bokeh effects and the ability to toggle headlights, drivers, wildlife and crowd characters!

Cross Platform Fixes
Emotes can now occasionally be found for purchase in the #Forzathon shop.
Improved visibility of driving line on mini-map in various colorblind modes.
Added messaging to inform players that Cars and Credits must be claimed from the Auction House within 60 days.
Added an LSP error message to make users aware they need an update to the game.
Seasonal Event names are now shown on the map, making them easier to find.
Made a change to allow users who use manual gears to view the map during Route Creation.
Fixed an exploit in Route Creator which allowed players to create routes to easily gain a large number of skill points.
Fixed an exploit in Rivals which allowed players to use cars that did not meet the event restrictions.
Fixed an issue where players who flipped cars, or missed checkpoints were not being reset in Ranked Adventure.
Fixed an issue where players could not remove glasses in the Character Customizer.
Fixed an issue where players could sometimes get stuck in a Car Mastery Tree, and be unable to navigate from their current tile.
Fixed an issue where players were occasionally being teleported to their last created Route Blueprint after a Seasonal Championship.
Fixed an issue where the Distance Driven stat was not updating correctly if the player changed their car via the Pause Menu
Various stability improvements.

PC Fixes
Fixed an issue where benchmark mode for Nvidia cards would sometimes show performance degradation when there was none.
Fixed an issue where the latest Windows 10 OS was causing a crash when entering speed zones.
Fixed infrequent frame drops when using AMD Radeon R9 290X
Improved non-standard functions that have been mapped to a controller.

Wheel Fixes
Fixed extreme sudden movements to wheels during initialization.
Fixed the grinding noise in cockpit view when shifting with the Logitech G920.
Fixed the deadzones settings functionality for Throttle, Brake, Clutch and Steering.
Added UI to make it clearer which way to turn the wheel when mapping a Steering Wheel.

Xbox Fixes
No Xbox-specific fixes.

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