Series Overview: High Performance (Series 20)
Seasons change each Thursday at 7:30am Pacific
|Summer||April 27 - May 4|
|Autumn||May 4 - 11|
|Winter||May 11 - 18|
|Spring||May 18- 25|
This series adds four exclusive models to the roster. The Lamborghini Huracán STO is the 6th most requested car in the Suggestions Hub and the Audi RS 6 Avant is in the top 25 most requested. All four cars are #NewToForza.
|2020 Lamborghini Huracán STO||Summer Festival Playlist Reward|
|2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935||Autumn Festival Playlist Reward|
|2021 Audi RS 6 Avant||Winter Festival Playlist Reward|
|2021 Porsche Mission R||Spring Festival Playlist Reward|
Evolving World: Stadium Oval Circuit
This series, the Horizon Stadium is transformed into an Oval Circuit decorated with various Horizon race-inspired props. While this area can be fully explored in Free Roam for the High Performance series only, the track itself has been permanently added as a race route to the game. Players can launch the Horizon Oval Circuit as a Road Racing event for solo, cooperative and competitive play, set their fastest leaderboard lap time on it in Rivals and even use it as a new EventLab build stub.
20 new accolades have been added for the Horizon Oval Circuit along with the new series car collector accolade.
|An Ellipse of the Heart||Visit the Oval Track at the Stadium in Freeroam||100|
|Rally-go-Round||Drive 1 mile around the Oval Track in any Modern Rally Car while in Freeroam||100|
|Cirque de Skill||Earn a total of 25,000 Skill Score in any American Car at the Oval Track in 1 minute while in Freeroam||100|
|Through a Circular Lens||Take a photo of your car at the Oval Track while in Freeroam||100|
|Whorl of a Time||Earn 3 One-Eighty Skills at the Oval Track while in Freeroam||100|
|Drop the Ball||Earn 5 Awesome Drift Skills or E-Drift Skills at the Oval Track in any Classic Muscle Car while in Freeroam||100||Clothing “Light Blue High Tops”|
|Spherely Stocked||Reach a speed of 100mph (160km/h) in the 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-H0 at the Oval Track in Freeroam||100|
|Stadium Snapshot||Take a photo of any Retro Muscle Car at the Oval Track while in Freeroam||100|
|Disc Drifting||Earn 3 Awesome Drift or E-Drift Skills at the Oval Track while in Freeroam||100||Forza LINK: “Preparing for Take-Off”|
|Spin the Wheel||Earn 4 Ultimate Burnout Skills in any Retro Rally Car while at the Oval Track in Freeroam||100|
|Friendly Circle||Complete a Race at the Oval Track Event||100||Horn “Tape Rewind”|
|All-Around Winner||Win a Race at the Oval Track Event||100|
|Centrifugal Force||Earn 10 Speed Skills in any Classic Muscle Car at the Oval Track Event||100|
|Polished off the Competition||Earn 5 Clean Racing Skills in the Oval Track Event||100|
|Rally Ring||Reach a Speed of 100mpj (160km/h) in any Modern Rally Car while in the Oval Track Event||100||Clothing “Leaf Pattern Leather Boots”|
|Pivot and Pace||Drive above 200mph (321 km/h) in any Porsche while in the Oval Track Event||100|
|Passing the Perimeter||Earn 5 Triple Pass Combos while in the Oval Track Event||100|
|Slingshotted Out of the Ring||Earn 3 Slingshot Skills while in the Oval Track Event||100|
|Perfectly Tuned Turn||Win a Race at the Oval Track Event while in a Super Hot Hatch upgraded to ‘S1’ Class||100|
|Cool, Collected, Concentric||Earn 3 Awesome Speed Skills while in the Oval Track Event||100|
|High Performance Collector||Own the 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant, 2020 Lamborghini Huracán STO, 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935, 2021 Porsche Mission R||1000|
Festival Playlist & Pinata Helmet Collectible
Look out for the return of six returning PR Stunts with four Speed Traps including Horizon Baja, East Resort, Pantano Pass and Tulum, as well as two Speed Zones including Green Hills and River Run. These are visible on the map with a unique purple and blue hue icon. You’ll have to drive fast to get 3 stars in all of them as they’ll only be available until the end of the series. In the second week of the Festival Playlist, smash through the Pinata Helmet Collectible found around the Horizon Festival Mexico to complete the “Safety First” challenge and unlock the “It is the way” chat phrase for Forza LINK. The Pinata Helmet prop has also been added to the EventLab Blueprint Builder, under the Gameplay category.
Badges and Character Cosmetics
Players can unlock new Profile Badges based on the number of unique cars stored in their garage. Duplicate cars will not count toward unlocking these new Badges.
- Ghost Badge: Own 500 unique cars
- Blue Heart Badge: Own 600 unique cars
- T-Rex Badge: Own 700 unique cars
In addition, we’ve added a new feature to Character Customization which automatically adapts the color of a prosthetic or hearing aid to the character’s skin tone.
RELEASE NOTES & CHANGES - version *.581.488.0
Release Notes article at Forza Support
In addition to fixes, we continue to make improvements to the base Forza Horizon 5 experience using your feedback. Here are some of the fixes you can look forward to in this update:
- Requirements to bind ANNA and Forza LINK on the d-pad while creating Custom Controller Profiles have been removed.
- We’ve made improvements to EventLab Rules of Play to alleviate issues where rulesets would not correctly function in multiplayer and cause players to desync.
- Festival site objects have been removed from select Race Routes as those couldn’t be shown to all players.
- An issue where roads would not be marked as discovered on the map has been fixed.
- Fixed an issue that caused Auction House searches filtered by “Car Type” to not return results.
- An issue that caused Forzathon Weekly Challenges to reset after a game restart has been fixed.
- On Xbox, the HUD is no longer stuck in the center of the screen if playing on an ultrawide display.