Changes in FH4's Festival Playlist, and Delisting From Digital Stores | June 2024 Announcement

CHANGES IN FORZA HORIZON 4’S FESTIVAL PLAYLIST AND DELISTING FROM DIGITAL STORES.

25 June 2024- Playground Games

Hello, Forza Horizon community! We have to share a couple of updates regarding Forza Horizon 4, its availability, and the changes we are bringing to the Festival Playlist in the near future.

Due to licensing and agreements with our partners, Forza Horizon 4 will be delisted from digital platforms (Microsoft Store and Steam) on December 15, 2024. This means the game and its additional content will no longer be available for purchase through online stores.

Before the delisting date, the Festival Playlist’s flow will change as follows:

  • Starting July 25, we will have the final series for the game in Series 77 which will include the last Festival Playlist that ends on August 22.
  • After Series 77 ends on August 22, you will no longer be able to access the playlist screen, except to see the festival playlist history. When booting the game, you will be taken to the Festival Site screen rather than the Festival Playlist.
  • Even though there won’t be any more Festival Playlists after Series 77 (August 22), you will still be able to see the Forza Events screen which will include a selection of daily and weekly challenges. Completing these challenges and Forzathon Live Events will earn you Forzathon Points that you can exchange for Backstage Passes.
  • We will update the Backstage Pass Cars list with all the remaining cars that have previously been Festival Playlist Exclusive after Series 77.

Series 77, ending on August 22, will be the last chance to earn achievements tied with the Festival Playlist including:

ACHIEVEMENT SCORE HOW TO UNLOCK
A Creature of Habit 15 Complete all Seasonal Championships in a Festival Playlist Series.
Stunt Puller 15 Complete all Seasonal PR Stunts in a Festival Playlist Series.
Cashing In 20 Earn 1 Season Completion Bonus.
Perfectionist 30 Earn all 8 Season Completion Bonuses in the same Series.

Starting today, June 25; Forza Horizon 4’s DLC will get delisted from platforms, meaning that only Forza Horizon 4 Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate versions will be available for purchase from this day until delisting happens.

From this date forward we will offer different discounts for Forza Horizon 4, like the one currently active on Steam (at the time of publishing); we will also have a sale in the Xbox Store on 7/14. Please keep an eye out on our socials and different platforms to take advantage of future offers.

On December 15, Forza Horizon 4 will be delisted from stores and Xbox Game Pass. This means the game and its additional content will no longer be available for purchase. Players who already own the game and its content will be able to download and play it as normal, including its offline, online, and multiplayer features; physical copies of the game purchased after this date will also work and will be able to use online features.

If you played Forza Horizon 4 through Xbox Game Pass and purchased DLC content for it, worry not: by having an active, full-paid (not discounted) Xbox Game Pass subscription on 6/25 you will be eligible to receive a game token if you have purchased any extra content for Forza Horizon 4 through your Xbox Message Center. Codes will start to be delivered in the following days, please bear in mind that it might take a while before you get your token.

Unused tokens will expire starting at 6/25/26; if you haven’t received your token by this date, please contact Xbox Support at Xbox Support.

Thank you so much for enjoying the content updates we have brought to this game. Remember to make the most of the remaining time of the Festival Playlist and that when the game is delisted, you’ll still be able to play it as you always have.

If you have any more questions, please refer to our FAQ.


DLC Access

Download the free Mitsubishi Car Pack (re-added to stores on June 27):

Download the free Talbot and Sunbeam cars for Xbox:

The team has identified the issue affecting a number of #ForzaHorizon4 players on Xbox Series X|S consoles and are working on a hotfix to resolve this. We will share an update when we can. All DLC issue reports should be posted in the Troubleshooting Hub here:


Backstage Pass Cars

This is the list of Backstage Pass cars starting on August 22. The PreOrder cars are included, except for the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Preorder Car which is a reward from The Eliminator.

1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4
2017 Alpine A110
1970 AMC Rebel “The Machine”
2018 Apollo Intensa Emozione
2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
2017 Aston Martin DB11 PreOrder Car
2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe
2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro
2018 ATS GT
1991 Bentley Turbo R
2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
2010 BMW M3 GTS
2002 BMW M3-GTR
1995 BMW 850CSi
2019 Bugatti Divo
1970 Buick GSX
2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Preorder Car
2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
1996 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport
1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport 396
1975 Citroen DS 23
2011 DS Automobiles DS3 Racing
2019 Ferrari 488 Pista
2012 Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione
1970 Ferrari 512 S
1975 FIAT X1/9
1969 FIAT Dino 2.4 Coupe
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
2018 Ford #25 Mustang RTR
2018 Ford #88 Mustang RTR
2018 Ford F-150 Prerunner DeBerti Design Truck
2018 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5
2017 Ford Focus RS Preorder Car
1999 Ford Racing Puma
1994 Ford Supervan 3
1977 Ford #5 Escort RS1800 MkII
1970 Ford GT70
2018 Formula Drift #64 Nissan 370Z
2017 Formula Drift #117 599 GTB Fiorano
2013 Formula Drift #777 Chevrolet Corvette
1992 GMC Typhoon
1991 GMC Syclone
2019 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6
1988 Holden VL Commodore Group A SV
2018 Honda Civic Type R
1994 Honda Prelude Si
1984 Honda Civic CRX Mugen
1970 Honda S800
2017 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Fiesta ST
1986 Hoonigan Ford RS200 Evolution
1974 Hoonigan Ford Bronco
1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Ford Hoonicorn Mustang
2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker
2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill
2011 HSV GTS
1996 HSV GTSR
1952 Hudson Hornet
2006 Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top
2018 Italdesign Zerouno
2018 Jaguar I-PACE
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited DeBerti Design
2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
2008 Koenigsegg CCGT
2006 Koenigsegg CCX
2018 KTM X-Bow GT4
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante
1999 Lamborghini Diablo GTR
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar First Edition
2015 Lexus RC F
2010 Lexus LFA
2009 Lexus IS F
1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
2017 Maserati Levante S
2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4
2008 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
1973 Mazda RX-3
1972 Mazda Cosmo 110S Series II
2019 McLaren 720S Spider
2019 McLaren Speedtail
2018 McLaren 600LT Coupe
2018 McLaren 720S Coupe Preorder Car
2018 McLaren Senna
2011 McLaren 12C Coupe
2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R Preorder Car
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class
1987 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer Coupe
1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
2018 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
2018 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4
2018 MINI X-Raid John Cooper Works Buggy
1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R
1965 Morris Mini-Traveller
2010 Mosler MT900S
1933 Napier Napier-Railton
2017 Nissan GT-R Preorder Car
1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
1990 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R
2007 Peugeot 207 Super 2000
1991 Peugeot 205 Rallye
1958 Plymouth Fury
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1965 Pontiac GTO
2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2019 Porsche Macan Turbo
2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS
1993 Porsche 928 GTS
1990 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer
1970 Porsche #3 917 LH
1970 Porsche 914/6
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet Emory Special
1960 Porsche 356 RSR from Emory Motorsport
1951 Porsche #46 356 SL Gmund Coupe
2058 Quadra Turbo-R V-Tech
2019 RAESR Tachyon Speed
2018 Renault Megane R.S.
2016 Renault Clio R.S. 16 Concept
2007 Renault Clio RS 197
2003 Renault Sport Clio V6
2019 Rimac Concept Two
2010 Rossion Q1
1984 Rover SD1 Vitesse
2018 Saleen S1
2012 Shelby 1000
2013 Toyota GT86
1995 Toyota MR2 GT
1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four RC ST185
1992 Toyota Supra 2.0 GT Twin Turbo
1989 Toyota MR2 SC
1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
1974 Toyota Celica GT
1974 Toyota Corolla SR5
1969 Toyota 2000GT
2001 TVR Tuscan S
2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
2018 Volkswagen #94 Volkswagen Motorsport I.D R Pikes Peak
1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
1967 Volkswagen Type 3 1600 L (Notchback)
2017 VUHL 05RR
2019 Zenvo TSR-S

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Will preorder cars be a part of the Backstage Pass Cars list?

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This game is special to me, as it was not only the first Forza Horizon game I ever played, but the first Forza I ever played (TLDR, FH4 was my intro to the world of Forza.) I’ll still be able to play it, as I own a physical copy, but I’ll still miss this game. Thank you FH4 for introducing me to Forza Horizon and Forza in general.

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I was waiting 3 years to get Hot Wheels Legends Car Pack for discounted price… and now it’s gone all of a sudden. Slightly disappointing :confused:

Anyway, I’m glad the game had 6 years of life instead of 4, like previous installments. I think I’ll remember it more fondly than FH5, the map in Great Britain had wonderful vibes, especially combined with all those classic British sports cars that are not available in Mexico.

BTW, sunsetting FH4 seemingly confirms that Forza Horizon 6 is planned for the next year :slight_smile:

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Yeah, looks like this thread was created 2 minutes after the delistings. Most of the FH4 SKUs on the Xbox store were scheduled for some sort of change at 12:59pm Eastern today, which apparently was the delisting. Standard Forza practice, make the announcement late, like the announcement of the FH1 and FH2 service shutdown last June, when a lot of online functionality had already been down for months.

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Thank you for the ample advanced notice on this. With the huge Steam discount I snagged an extra copy there. Now am I crazy enough to install a full second copy of the game to try and snag those playlist achievements? Time will tell!

(Real talk though: can we please get proper crossplay in FH6?)

I’m especially happy about adding all of the former exclusive cars to Backstage and giving a continuing way to earn passes, so that they’ll still be available for new players going forward. Hopefully this also includes those unicorn preorder variants that showed up once or twice on past playlists.

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Wonder what’ll happen to other Playlist-Exclusive items - specifically, all the cosmetic items that have only ever been available through as Playlist event rewards (or weekly Forzathon Shop listings).

For example, the “I Beat the Stig” t-shirt from July 2019 - that was an 80% completion reward for one week only, and I don’t think it’s ever been made available again. Same goes for the RTR t-shirts, which have only been available in the Forzathon Shop a couple of times over the last six years.

It’d be really good to make them available with credits/Forzathon Points, since there’ll be no other way to get them if you haven’t got them already. Yeah, they’re less important than being able to get all the cars - but it’d still be ideal if nothing like that got locked away forever.

(while we’re at it, maybe also do the same for the never-obtainable chauffeur outfit and cap - ?)

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Shame its going, but I was planning on picking it up in the summer sale anyway ( I only recently got into Forza) so at least I get a deal on the ultimate edition to join in time for the final playlist!

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From a quick skim through the game’s achievements, these are others that appear to be tied to playlist activities.

Base game

  • Overachiever
  • Week Complete - depends on how the continuing weekly challenges work
  • Well Seasoned

Fortune Island

  • Seasoned to Victory

Update #7

  • Spring into Racing
  • Winter is Running
  • Autumn-mobiles
  • A Summer in Pole Position
  • #FORZATHON Sweep - depends on how the continuing daily and weekly challenges work

Update 14

  • Encore
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Yeah, I’d like to see those clothing items show up somewhere too, as there are a decent handful I’m still missing. And was that chauffeur outfit really never included in a playlist? That’s kind of hilarious. FH5 also had a bunch of locked cosmetics that have been in the shop since launch, but over the past few series most of those have finally been made available.

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Why delist the individual DLCs before the EOL date? Isn’t the Hot Wheels Legends car pack and the (free) Mitsubishi car pack now completely unobtainable without any warning?

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I fired up the game to see what I might be missing. The chauffer stuff is part of it. I checked my prior playlists, and from Series 7 to Series 42 (the playlist that was live when FH5 released), I missed 3 dailies (Series 9, 24 and 38). So they weren’t playlist rewards while the game was active.

Some stuff I know I never got, like clothes related to tunes and liveries and caps related to ranked. Also missing the engine beanie, VIP waistcoat / suit / trousers / top hat and some outfits (Black and Golden Chicken, 007 Modern and Classic and PG Race Outfit).

I have the VIP and Best of Bond DLCs installed, so the game might not be properly acknowledging DLC ownership. I also own the Formula Drift pack and it’s installed, but when I try to switch to one of the cars, it doesn’t think I own it. I am able to travel to Fortune Island and Lego Valley. Maybe a full shutdown will fix things.

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Wait, but what with Mitsubishi and Hot Wheels car pack? They aren’t part of any edition, thus you can’t get them now. That’s weird, especially with the free Mitsubishi pack.

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Something seems off with the game. I own the ultimate edition upgrade, but many of the cars in the car pass say that I need to go to the store to purchase them for “free”. When I go to do that, it gives me an error. I’m missing over half my stuff. I hope someone can look at this and get it resolved.

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Yeah, I mentioned above that I couldn’t switch to a Formula Drift car despite owning the pack via the Ultimate Edition. The game does have the car pass packs checked off as owned, though I didn’t check to see which cars they were to try to switch to them. It didn’t have checks for the Ultimate Edition packs (Welcome, Bond, Formula Drift), nor the free Mitsubishi pack, which I do have downloaded.

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I hate this so much about games these days. Why on Earth is everything tied to servers? Why can’t I access my paid content? Why does this keep happening over and over again?? Why can’t we go back to the old days of buy > own and accessible forever??

This is exactly why I’m looking into “retro” gaming again on the old consoles. You buy. You own. You play. I picked up my old FM1 again this year and played a bit to see if everything still worked and I was able to pick up exactly where I left the game over 10 years ago.

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Can confirm issue with dlc cars as well

Not able to select any of them, tells me I don’t own them

@T10ManteoMax can this be looked into? Clearly the delisting has broken ownership licensing or something

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This is just removing the game from the store for new purchases. If you own it, you still own it:

Please submit a ticket at Forza Support so they can look into it.

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