Multiplayer overhaul headlines Forza Horizon 4's "Series 8" update - Team VVV

News Multiplayer overhaul headlines Forza Horizon 4’s “Series 8” update


James Allen


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Game: Forza Horizon 4

Platform: PC, XBox One

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Release Date: 02/10/2018

Forza Horizon 4‘s next major update will see some very big changes being introduced to its multiplayer modes.

Of the many major additions – perhaps the biggest – is developer Playground Games’ solution to prevent carnage at the start of a race. For the first 30 seconds of a PvP event, all players will be automatically ghosted, this means collisions between players won’t be possible until that half-minute timer is up.

Other big changes to the game’s main multiplayer component include the dropping of Freeroam Rush point-to-point race type from all “Asphalt” and “Street Race” Online Adventures, and the Dirt Racing events have replaced the top S2 Class tier with a category containing more B Class cars that players will find more manageable to drive.

Staying on the new multiplayer tier theme, the “Series 8” update introduces a brand new type of Online Adventure: the “Drift Adventure”. As its name suggests, Drift Adventure tasks players with racking up as big a drift score as possible, in events that will run according to a time duration rather than a lap count.

While it’s predominantly multiplayer-focused, the content update does introduce new elements. Game crashes should be less frequent now, thanks to the “various stability improvements” that have been made, players can now increase the track widths of “over 100” cars that didn’t previously have that upgrade option, and painters in Forza Horizon 4 will likely appreciate the new layer masks that allow them to “cut through” layers and uncover a design or paint that had been covered up.

In response to player feedback, the Festival Playlist that was introduced last month has also been tweaked a bit. From now on, players will only have to complete 50% of the weekly Playlist challenges in order to earn the new-to-Forza reward car, and the new Drift Adventure mode will now count towards the Playlist’s Online Adventure requirements – meaning players who prefer sliding about can check off that part while avoiding PvP races.

All of the automotive Festival Playlist completion prizes for Series 8 have been detailed below. Cars that have been italicised are brand new to the Forza series, and cars in bold are also listed in the game’s Autoshow new car market.

Week One – Summer Playlist (11/04/2019)

  • 50% completion: 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe 63 S
  • 80% completion: 1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill
  • Additional cars: 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class, 1955 Porsche 550A Spyder

Week Two – Autumn Playlist (18/04/2019)

  • 50% completion: 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione
  • 80% completion: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
  • Additional cars: 1958 Plymouth Fury

Week Three – Winter Playlist (25/04/2019)

  • 50% completion:  1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
  • 80% completion: 2016 W Motors Lykan Hypersport
  • Additional cars: 2014 Terradyne Gurkha LAPV

Week Four – Spring Playlist(02/05/2019)

  • 50%: 2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
  • 80% completion: no car prize; “Easter Bunny” avatar suit
  • Additional cars: 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo

Series 8 Festival Playlist

  • 50% completion: 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Forza Edition
  • 80% completion: 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
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