And just like that, it’s spring Forza Horizon 5. But while we may be coming to the end of the goodies for Round 10 of Forza Horizon 5’s Weekly Festival Playlist Challenges, that doesn’t mean things are getting any less exciting. If you’re looking to complete the latest challenges and want the best rewards, you’ll want the fastest cars and the best bits – and that’s where we come in.
The Series 10 – Spring of the Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist covers the usual basics – the tryout, seasonal championships, a photo challenge, and a host of extremely fun PR stunts.
Part 1: #Forzathon Weekly Challenge – Bold Innovation
So, for the last time this current season (see what I did there?), we got to get in an EV (electric vehicle) and do stuff.
This week’s contender is the 2020 Lotus Evija, and this week you’ll have to buy it, if you don’t already have it of course. It’s on sale in the Forzathon Store, for just 100 Forza Points, so it might be the cheaper option. If not, I’m afraid it’s the auto show, where it’ll cost you 2,500,000 credits. Ouch.
Chapter 1 – Featherweight
However you buy it, get in your Evija and drive it. First step completed.
Chapter 2 – Pure Adrenaline
Now we really have to open the taps and see what this car can do. We need to reach 200 mph in the Dunas Blancas area of the map, just on the left side.
Find a straight stretch of road and nail it!
Oh, and snap a photo while you’re at it to complete this week’s photo challenge as well.
Chapter 3 – Revolutionary Leap
Of all the things a low-slung electric sports car could be called upon to do, I guess the designers didn’t think jumping it through the air would be one of them.
While we’re in the Dunas Blancas area, those sand dunes look great for getting some fresh air, so start revving your car. What’s the worst that can happen? (Ask Richard Hammond!).
Chapter 4 – Creative Language
The final stage of the weekly challenge is to win a street race in your shiny electric mobile. Choose your favorite and let it rip.
And with victory comes completion, because this week’s challenge is over.
Part 2 – Weekly Challenges
A pinch of The Trial, a pinch of The Eliminator and a spoonful of Eventlab – these are the ingredients that will make up this week’s motley crew of challenges.
The Trial – Supper Troupers
This week, we have to pull a bunch of randoms from the interweb and forge them into a racing team to rock the unbeatable Driverbots. Well, that’s the theory, anyway.
We’re tasked with winning two of three races, in the modern supercars, limited to the S1 900 class. The modern supercar pretty much shouts Lamborghini to me (and whispers Ferrari) so it’s a Mclaren 570S I’ll take, code share is 179,226,463.
The reward for emerging victorious? A Lambo. A Performance Huracan, to be precise.
eventlab – GT DENY showcases the head-to-head car lot
My favorite type of event limped back this week, and this time we need a slightly slower car, any class B 700 in fact.
Since the event was ostensibly a Drag event (no high heels, but in a straight line), I went there with a fast car, the 1991 BMW M3 E34. However, on entering it, it seems that the designer had some kind of attack and the course is about three minutes of nonsense. The share of the Beamer who still won is: 136256627.
Your prize for persevering with this nonsense is a Doodle pattern cap. Exactly what I – and no doubt you – always wanted.
Horizon Arcade – Minigames
Another season, another chance to play Horizon Mini games. Just look for the pink circles on the map, drive there in an appropriate car (don’t speed into a D-Class Jeep Willys, for example) and complete three laps to claim the rewards.
Personally, I prefer Drift laps, as the Formula Drift Supra can easily complete all three laps on its own, but if you get more people involved, it takes less time.
Danger Sign – Desert Dunes
Now this might be interesting, a danger sign, an S1 Class 900 car and a distance of more than 340m are required to complete.
As the climb is largely off-road, I opted for a somewhat left-handed terrain choice, a very tuned Volkswagen Class 5 Baja Bug, tuned a bit to share code: 683276916. I crashed the target of the first cut.
The prize for flying through the air is a Super Wheelspin.
Speed zone – Costa Rocosa
A little calmer this week for the Speed Zone challenge, with a Class B 700 car having to drive through the zone with an average speed of over 85 mph required to win.
Considering the perilous state of the race, I went with an all-terrain tuned Alumi Craft Class 10 race car, with a share code of: 401432454. It is able to rip corners successfully, approaching from the south towards make it easier.
Winning this will net you one of the remaining Extreme-E cars, #6. Name Snappy, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Seasonal Championship – Extreme E Desert Prix I
Ah, the weekly invitation to pick up an Extreme-E car, give it a good kick on some tracks, and then win some big prizes.
As I’ve said in previous weeks, car #44 X.44 has performed well, and I see no reason why it shouldn’t continue to do so, both in this series and the next. . The share code for mine is: 164790581.
Winning this championship will earn you Extreme-E No.125. And I hope it should be a complete set.
Seasonal Championship – Extreme E Desert Prix II
Same car, same thing, different place.
Win the championship, alone or in convoy (in convoy is actually easier because you only need to win two out of three races) and stay in the same X.44 car as before, and it should all be gravy.
A cute Red Extreme-E racing suit will be yours once you are victorious.
Seasonal Championship – Batteries Included
Another championship, another chance to try an EV in a racing situation.
To be honest, I’d be tempted to stick with my Lotus Evija, especially since it’s a S2 Class 998 car straight out of the box (well, it’s 994, but you get my drift ).
Winning will get you possibly the worst prize ever, an Infiniti Q60. Well yes?
Part 3 – Other Challenges
Hunt for treasure, take pictures, hide in the bushes – This week’s extra challenges section has it all.
Photo Challenge – #DESERTRUNNER
If you followed my advice at the top of the article (and if not, why not, hmm?), then it should be complete. Otherwise, take your Lotus Evija to Dunas Blancas and take a picture.
Extra points for an aerial action shot, huh?
I’ll upload my efforts and location below, and for your trouble, you too can have a “Applause” car horn.
Scavenger Hunt – Hot and Sandy
This week’s index reads: “EV blazes through the sand and delivers Gold Star rated service.” So somewhere sandy and somewhere with a nearby PR stunt.
There are a lot of possibilities, to be honest, but through a process of elimination I figured out that meant pioneering “Sand and Deliver” in the Dunas Blancas region.
Getting one star is enough, and I did it easily in the Evija while I was there for the speed and photo challenge.
I will include a photo of where the treasure is below. It contains 100FP, so doing that first would buy you the Lotus Evija. Just a thought…
The Eliminator – Battle Royale
Ah, the Eliminator, my old enemy. Hide, drive, run and dash into the top 30, willingly or unwillingly, to complete this week’s challenge.
The reward for this? Doodle classic shades. Well worth it, if you ask me…
Part 4 – Hot Wheels Events
As is now the norm, the Hot Wheels Brand feature heavily in the latest Forza Horizon 5 challenges. You need to be Elite level in the DLC to do them, so if you haven’t already, give it a go!
Drift Zone – Ice Cauldron
The drift zones in the Hot Wheels park are a bit different than those on dry land, and the camber can make it difficult to hold a drift. With only 130,000 points needed to win, I’ll be recommending my weapon of choice for all things drifting – the Formula Drift Supra.
No upgrades, no mess, straight out of the box, it was born to slide.
If you score more than the target value, you will get a Super Wheelspin. Maybe you could win some shoes to go with your sunglasses and cap, huh?
Seasonal Championships – Mini Sampler
This requires the services of an Off Road car, in the B Class 700 range.
I went with the Ford Ranger T6 Rally Raid car, from an extremely limited set of choices, share code: 166960440.
Winning the championship with this car is tough, but very doable, just keep up the speed as best you can.
The prize for winning this championship is another cap, this time a Hot Wheels. Impressive.
Don’t forget, as it’s the end of Series 10, you’ll want to have completed both monthly Rivals events – the Tierra Prospera Circuit and the Forza EV Airfield Cross Country Circuit will both give you 4 points if you can nail clean towers.
These points are valuable too. Series 10 gives you car rewards in the form of the N0.58 Extreme E for 80 points and the RAESR TS ’19 for 160 points. If you’ve followed our Series 10 Guides – Summer, Fall and Winter, you should already have more than enough points. This spring season also adds a few more – the ’90 Porsche 911 for 20 pts and the Vaux Carlton for 40 pts.
Stay tuned as we cover Series 11 and new challenges in the coming weeks – it’s all about Rummy’s racing story with new collectibles, cars, speed zones and #Forzathon store sales. We love a sale.
Forza Horizon 5 is playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or PC via the Xbox Store. It’s also on Game Pass while the Hot Wheels expansion will require a wallet opening.
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