Horizon Wilds (Series 18) Info & Feedback Polls

Horizon Wilds Takeover (Series 18)

Tune up those rally cars and get those off-road tires fitted. The Horizon Wilds Takeover celebrates the upcoming Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure expansion available March 29 and pays homage to a legend of motorsport.


SEASONS

Seasons change each Thursday at 6:30am Pacific (UTC-7) (time changes to 7:30am PT on March 12th)

Season Dates
Summer March 2 - 9
Autumn March 9-16
Winter March 16-23
Spring March 23 - April 2

VIDEO & BLOG ANNOUNCEMENTS - FEB. 23

Blog

Forza Monthly with Series 18 Festival Playlist preview:

NEW CARS

Series 18 adds seven seasonal exclusive cars to the game roster. The 2021 Sierra 700R and the 2021 Polaris RZR Pro are #NewToForza:

2021 SIERRA Cars 700R Series Points Reward
1980 Subaru BRAT GL Series Points Reward
1986 Audi #2 Audi Sport quattro S1 Summer Points Reward
2016 Hoonigan GYMKHANA 9 Ford Focus RS RX Summer Event Reward
2015 Honda Ridgeline Baja Trophy Truck Autumn Points Reward
2021 Polaris RZR Pro XP Ultimate Winter Points Reward
1985 Nissan Safari Turbo Spring Points Reward

FEATURES

Evolving World & Stunt Park

  • Over the next four weeks, look out for new decorations around the Horizon Wilds Festival Outpost. If you’re a fan of our murals, they’ll also be decorated throughout the series with Photo Challenges encouraging you to capture your best image of each in the Autumn, Winter and Spring seasons.
  • The fan-favorite Stunt Park is returning with refreshed colors to celebrate the Horizon Wilds Takeover. Meanwhile, in the Autumn season, look for the Collectible Pinata Dinosaur, which can be found by the Horizon Stadium.
  • Complete the Pinatasaurus challenge to receive the biggest fashion item of the year, the Dinosaur Outfit, and you’ll always stand out from the festival crowd.

EventLab

  • For EventLab creators, we’ve added the “Lucky Cat” and “Red Dinosaur Piñata” props to the Blueprint Builder.

For Ken Block

  • To honor the life of Ken Block, we recently sent all players 1965 Ford ‘Hoonicorn’ Mustang and the Ken Block race suit and helmet. These items can be redeemed from the “Gifts” tab of the Message Center.
  • In Series 18, we’ve put together some special content for the Horizon Wilds Takeover inspired by his motto: “GO FAST RISK EVERY THANG,” which can be unlocked as a chat phrase for Forza LINK.
  • As featured in GYMKHANA NINE, the 2016 Hoonigan Ford Focus RS RX is available to add to your garage this series, and if you drive it or any other Hoonigan vehicle in Forza Horizon 5 for 4.3 miles (7km), you will unlock his #43 helmet as a Player Badge.

New Accolades

We’ve also created several Accolades with Ken Block inspired-objectives:

ACCOLADE DESCRIPTION PTS REWARD
Time to Hoon Drive from the Horizon Festival México to the Stadium in any Hoonigan in 60 seconds 100
My Very Own Gymkhana Earn a Great One-Eighty, Awesome Air and Ultimate Drift Skill in any Hoonigan at the Stadium 100 Forza LINK chat phrase – "GO FAST RISK EVERY THANG“
As Hoon as Possible Drive from the stadium to the top of the Volcano in any Hoonigan in 2 minutes and 30 seconds 100
Fly me to the Hoon Earn 3 Stars at the Mountain Top Danger Sign in any Hoonigan 100
Hoon Landing Get 10 Ultimate Air Skills in Dunas Blancas in any Hoonigan 100
Too Hoon, Junior Win a Drag Race in any Hoonigan 100 Car Horn – Countdown Timer
Master of the Hooniverse Win a Cross Country, Dirt, Road and Street Race in any Hoonigan 250
Climbkhana Earn 3 Stars at the Esquisto Drift Zone in the 1965 Ford ‘‘Hoonicorn’’ Mustang 100
Industrial Playground Show you’re faster than a train by earning 10 Speed Skills in the 2016 Hoonigan GYMKHANA 9 Ford Focus RS RX in the Cooper Canyon 100
Tri-Five By Fire Earn 5 Ultimate Burnout Skills in the 1955 Hoonigan Chevrolet Bel Air 100
Light the Tires Win a Street Race in the 1972 Hoonigan Chevrolet Napalm Nova 100 Forza LINK chat phrase – “I’m not a Street Racer”
Hoonologation Special Drive 5 miles in Dirt Races in the 1986 Hoonigan Ford RS200 Evolution 100
Guanajuato Gymkhana Earn 10 Ultimate Drift Skills in the 2016 Hoonigan GYMKHANA 10 Ford Focus RS RX while driving through Guanajuato 100
Tarmac Rally Earn 3 Stars at the Switchbacks Speed Zone in the 1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS1800 100 Clothing – Speed Zone
Rally’s Finest Win a Dirt Race in the 1994 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS Cosworth ‘‘Cossie V2’’ 100
Climbkhana Two Earn 3 Stars at the Cara Este Drift Zone in the 1977 Hoonigan GYMKHANA 10 Ford F-150 ‘‘Hoonitruck’’ 100 Clothing – Black Drift Zone Tee
Drift Machine Earn 6 Stars at Drift Zones in the 1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 Twerkstallion 100
Made for Driving Drive 9.11 miles in the 1991 Hoonigan Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo 100
Gotta Drive Em All Own every Hoonigan 1000 Super Wheelspin
Horizon Wilds Takeover Collector Own the 2021 Sierra 700R, 1980 Subaru Brat GL, 1986 #2 Audi Sport Quattro S1, 2015 Honda Ridgeline Baja Trophy Truck, 2021 Polaris RZR Pro XP Ultimate, 1985 Nissan Safari Turbo and the 2016 Hoonigan GYMKHANA 9 Ford Focus RS RX 1000

RELEASE NOTES & CHANGES

Look for the related content update available to install starting on Tuesday February 28th. Release Notes will be posted at Forza Support and in our new Troubleshooting Hub section of the forums.

The Rally Adventure announcement today and preview of Series 19 included some items of note, but these are not available until the end of March:

  • To celebrate the release of Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure, we’ll be introducing new music for all players from fan-favorite Epitaph Radio with a punk soundtrack. This new station will be added to Forza Horizon 5 radio dials in a free update alongside the expansion’s release.
  • Tire Profile Size, new rally parts and an anti-lag system with spectacular flame effects and fire-cracker audio
  • We have added launch control for all cars as a new assist option to ensure everyone can experience that perfect rally start. This is available to all Forza Horizon 5 players, regardless of whether the Rally Adventure expansion has been purchased.
  • Extended night time
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SERIES 18 FEEDBACK POLLS


Please respond to the following polls to provide us feedback about Series 18 - Horizon Wilds Takeover

(Remember to check back at the end of the series to complete the final polls)


Have you watched the February Forza Monthly video highlighting this series content?

  • Yes
  • No

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Have you read the blog highlighting this series content?

  • Yes
  • No

0 voters



Which of the Series 18 car additions do you most want to collect?

(select up to 2)

  • 2021 SIERRA Cars 700R
  • 1980 Subaru BRAT GL
  • 2016 Hoonigan GYMKHANA 9 Ford Focus RS RX
  • 1986 Audi #2 Audi Sport quattro S1
  • 2015 Honda Ridgeline Baja Trophy Truck
  • 2021 Polaris RZR Pro XP Ultimate
  • 1985 Nissan Safari Turbo
  • Not Interested in these models or No Preference

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Which Series 18 features are you most interested in?

(select up to 2)

  • Themed Festival Playlist events
  • Stunt Park and festival decorations
  • New Dinosaur Outfit
  • EventLab Props (Lucky Cat, Red Dinosaur Piñata)
  • New Forza LINK phrase for Ken Block
  • New Accolades for Ken Block
  • New Badge: #43
  • Not interested or No preference

0 voters


Rank the new cars added in this series to the best additions in previous series on a 1-10 scale (1 = low, 10 = high)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

0 voters


Rank the Festival Playlist themes and events in this series to the best Playlists in previous series on a 1-10 scale (1 = low, 10 = high)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

0 voters


Rank the Festival Playlist event rewards in this series to the best rewards in previous series on a 1-10 scale (1 = low, 10 = high)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

0 voters


Which series since launch added the best group of non-DLC cars?

(select up to 2)

  • 18 Horizon Wilds Takeover (Audi Sport Quattro S1, Subaru BRAT, UTV’s)
  • 17 Japanese Automotive (Nissan Z, Toyota Sports 800, Toyota MR2, Mitsubishi Galant)
  • 16 FORDzathon (MG6, Clio 16 Concept, Clio '10, Megane '10)
  • 15 Horizon Holidays (Sian, CUPRA, Limo, Fury, Javelin, AMC Rebel)
  • 14 Donut Media (Lynk 03 TCR, Morris, Ford '46 woody wagon)
  • 13 10th Anniversary (Viper FE, One-77, 599XX, Eagle Speedster, Agera)
  • 12 Horizon Road Trip (Bentley Turbo R, Audi e-tron GT, '21 RS 7, Lynk, Sentra NISMO)
  • 11 Rami’s Racing History (300 SLR, 550A Spyder, HDT, '21 M4, '10 M3, '90 Legacy, Xpeng)
  • 10 Extreme E (Extreme E, Porsche GW, Singer, 917/20, 356 Emory)
  • 9 Horizon Hot Wheels (2JetZ, Rip Rod, HW Mustang, Nash, F-5 Dually, Barracuda, Super Bee)
  • 8 German Automotive ('18 Audi RS 4 Avant, '21 Porsche 911, '15 Merc-AMG GT S)
  • 7 Cinco de Mayo (Ferrari F8, SF90, '14 California, 512 TR, 250 GT BL)
  • 6 Horizon Customs (Ascari, ATS, Mach-E, McLaren 765LT, 650S Spider)
  • 5 Horizon Rush Takeover (KTM, MINI FE, '20 NISMO GT-R, Noble M600, 4Runner)
  • 4 Horizon World Cup (MG3, NIO, '12 Porsche, Wuling)
  • 3 Happy New Year (Mustang Mach 1, Arctic Trucks, '03 Celica, Zenvo)
  • 2 Holiday Special (Aventador SVJ, Peel)
  • 1 Welcome to Mexico (DeLorean)

0 voters

Which of the most recent #NewToForza cars have you most enjoyed or most want to collect?

(select up to 2)

  • 2021 Audi RS 7 Sportback
  • 2021 Audi RS e-tron GT
  • 2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupé
  • 2022 CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept
  • 2020 Lamborghini Sián Roadster
  • 2021 Lynk & Co 03+
  • 2020 Lynk & Co #100 Cyan Racing 03
  • 2021 MG MG6 XPower
  • 2020 MG #20 MG6 XPower
  • 2023 Nissan Z
  • 1993 Schuppan 962CR
  • 1965 Toyota Sports 800
  • 2020 Xpeng P7
  • No preference

0 voters


Please return to this thread at the end of the series to complete these polls:

Which seasonal Festival Playlist did you enjoy most in Series 18?

  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Spring

0 voters


Which seasonal Forzathon Shop set did you enjoy most in Series 18?

  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Spring

0 voters


Did you collect the #NewToForza SIERRA 700R and Polaris RXR Pro XP Ultimate?

(We’d like to hear your comments about these cars below - road feel, visuals, sounds, upgrade options, reusability, etc)

  • 2021 SIERRA Cars 700R
  • 2021 Polaris RZR Pro XP Ultimate
  • Neither

0 voters

SPORT QUATTRO S1 SPORT QUATTRO S1

OH MY GOD YES

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So is the stream on the 24th as you stated or on the 23th as shown on the picture below it?

He mentions it as Thu 23rd on his calendar sheet…

image

:heart:

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Ahhhh….pure wonderful noisy memories. Thanks for sharing.

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Hopefully matches DR2.0’s version in terms of sound.

I also hope they’ve made it distinct enough from the upgrade preset for the standard Quattro.

regular reminder, can we have some fixes, including but not limited to

broken Treasure Hunts going back to series 3
consumable perks not working
the usual, basically

also could do with an answer to my question from ages ago; why were only some of the treasure hunts fixed?

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That’s awesome too how they almost wipe out like 6 spectators in that corner who are basically standing in the road :man_facepalming:t2:

We missed the vendor coming by shortly after selling clean shorts : “Underwear! Get you’re clean underwear HERE! Boxers or tighty-whities, we got ‘em all!!” :joy:

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I thought there was some strict licensing issue with this car, right? Audi as of late has been VERY protective of their brand image.

Don’t worry, they’ll fix it. They said so themselves more than a year ago :smiley:

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Did they actually say that? Just curious as the Season 3 Treasure Hunt being broken is on the “Won’t Fix” list. Guessing every subsequent TH that is broken will be the same

They won’t fix the treasure hunt itself, but they’ve said they’d fix the playlist completion for them.

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Gotcha…I know they said they’d fix the completion for the first 2 series (and did)…wasn’t aware they had said they’d fix any after that

Sorry, typo corrected! I inadvertently hit Friday when I created the forums date feature - the livestreams are in fact on Thursday Feb. 23rd as announced.

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there are at least 3 broken treasure hunts and (as if it needs stating) total silence about this; I find it really weird that 2 got auto-completed for everyone but others didn’t, including the one they tried to fix but it didn’t work for everyone (me included there, series 6)

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@SpirantCrayon22 with our new Troubleshooting Hub we’re hitting refresh on bug reporting and relying encouraging vote count to help track how widespread these issues are. We don’t want to overlook bugs that existed before the launch of the Troubleshooting Hub, so please head to the FH5 Report New Issues and create topics on these issues using the pinned guidance for formatting. Be sure to include how long long ago the bug first appeared and your Support ticket number, if you have one.

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I set my expectations for Series 18 extremely high, and I’m confident that I will not be disappointed.

Looking forward for epic 4 weeks of scrambling on dirt roads.

Hope a Cross Country series will follow soon.

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