Polls: Upgrade Heroes (Series 22) recap

UPGRADE HEROES (SERIES 22) RECAP POLLS


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SERIES FEATURES

Rate the Upgrade Heroes series content overall:

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How does your opinion about the Upgrade Heroes series content now compare to your expectations before you played it?

  • Exceeded expectations
  • Fairly met my expectations
  • Fell short of my expectations
  • No preference
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Which Upgrade Heroes series features were the best additions?

  • Donut Media Hi-Low Story
  • Horizon Test Track
  • Accolade challenges (Horizon Story and Test Track)
  • Player Badges - Horizon Test Track
  • Evolving World - Donut Merch stalls and Mechanic Pinjata
  • Festival Playlist events
  • New Rims (Modulare and Rotiform)
  • Car Horns (Donut Media)
  • No Preference
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Rate the Donut Media Hi-Low Story added in this series:

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For comparison, rate the Donut Media @ Horizon Story in Series 14 November 2022:

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How did you feel about the difficulty of completing Donut Media Hi-Low Story in Series 22?

  • Too difficult
  • Too easy
  • Just right
  • Did not play the Story
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Rate the rewards offered in the Donut Media Hi-Low Story (Ford Supervan 3, 370Z Hi/Low cars, FD Donut Nissan 240SX, Donut clothing items and car horns):

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Which elements of a Horizon Story appeal to you most?

  • New events
  • Narrative or theme
  • Fun
  • Challenges
  • Game Completion / Accolades
  • Seasonal Festival Playlist points
  • Rewards (cars, clothing, etc)
  • Branded content
  • Other / no preference
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Rate the Horizon Test Track:

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Rate the Donut Media merch stalls and Mechanic Tank Pinata decorating the Horizon Mexico environment:

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Did you focus on completing any of the new Donut Media Accolades?

  • Completed some
  • Completed most
  • Completed all
  • No
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Did you focus on completing any of the new Horizon Test Track Accolades?

  • Completed some
  • Completed most
  • Completed all
  • No
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Did you focus on unlocking any of the new Horizon Test Track Badges?

  • Completed some
  • Completed most
  • Completed all
  • No
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Which new Car Horns were the best?

  • Donut Media Lightning
  • Donut Media Pop Up Headlights
  • Donut Media Trying to Race
  • Donut Media Beep Beep
  • Donut Media Honk Honk
  • Donut Media Meep Meep
  • None or not interested
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Rate the Donut Media Car Horns compared to other horns in the game:

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Have you customized your character with Donut Media clothing?

  • Yes
  • No (unlocked)
  • No (not unlocked)
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Rate the addition of new Rims from Modulare, Fikse, and Rotiform:

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Rate the EventLab events in the Upgrade Heroes Festival Playlists:

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Rate the choice of car and track combos in the Upgrade Heroes Festival Playlists:

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Did you use Rally Adventure or Hot Wheels events to earn Festival Playlist points in Series 22?

  • Rally Adventure only
  • Hot Wheels only
  • Both
  • Neither
  • Don’t own the DLC
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How did you feel about the difficulty of completing Festival Playlist events in Series 22?

  • Too difficult
  • Too easy
  • Just right
  • No preference
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SERIES REWARDS AND NEW CARS

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Rate the event rewards in the Upgrade Heroes Festival Playlists:

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Which seasonal Forzathon Shop sets were the best?

  • Summer (AM Vulcan AMR, Lexus LFA, Donut Media Black Hoodie, RAWR emote)
  • Autumn (UrbanRebel, 911 GT3 RS '19, Banjo-Kazooie Spiral Mountain 1, Donut Media White Relaxed Tee)
  • Winter (Jesko, Holden Torana A9X, Karaoke emote, Donut Media Yellow Jumper)
  • Spring (Lotus Evija '20, Nissan GT-R '73, Banjo-Kazooie Spiral Mountain 2, Donut Media Purple Relaxed Tee)
  • No Preference
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Which of the cars added in this series did you collect through event completion?

  • 2004 Nissan Donut Media 350Z ‘Low Car’
  • 2003 Nissan Donut Media 350Z ‘Hi Car’
  • 1994 Ford Supervan 3 ‘Donut Media Edition’
  • 1996 Formula Drift #51 Donut Media Nissan 240SX
  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
  • 1991 GMC Syclone
  • 2023 Formula Drift #64 Forsberg Racing Nissan Z
  • 1992 GMC Typhoon
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
  • None
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Which of the cars added in this series do you anticipate using most in the future?

  • 2004 Nissan Donut Media 350Z ‘Low Car’
  • 2003 Nissan Donut Media 350Z ‘Hi Car’
  • 1994 Ford Supervan 3 ‘Donut Media Edition’
  • 1996 Formula Drift #51 Donut Media Nissan 240SX
  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
  • 1991 GMC Syclone
  • 2023 Formula Drift #64 Forsberg Racing Nissan Z
  • 1992 GMC Typhoon
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
  • None
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Rate the Nissan Donut Media 350Z ‘Low Car’:

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Rate the Nissan Donut Media 350Z ‘Hi Car’:

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Rate the Ford Supervan 3 ‘Donut Media Edition’:

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Rate the Formula Drift #51 Donut Media Nissan 240SX:

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Rate the 2023 Formula Drift #64 Forsberg Racing Nissan Z:

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Rate the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series '21:

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Rate the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series '09:

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Rate the GMC Syclone:

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Rate the GMC Typhoon:

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Rate the 1956 Chevrolet ‘Barbie Movie Corvette EV’:

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DLC: HORIZON RACING CAR PACK

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Which of the Horizon Racing Car Pack DLC cars have you driven?

  • 2023 Lotus Emira
  • 2022 Pagani Huayra R
  • 2021 Forsberg Racing Nissan ‘Altimaniac’
  • 2020 Saleen Sportruck XR Black Label
  • None (I own the DLC)
  • None (I don’t own the DLC)
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Which of the Horizon Racing Car Pack DLC cars do you anticipate using most in the future?

  • 2023 Lotus Emira
  • 2022 Pagani Huayra R
  • 2021 Forsberg Racing Nissan ‘Altimaniac’
  • 2020 Saleen Sportruck XR Black Label
  • None
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Rate the Lotus Emira:

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Rate the Pagani Huayra R:

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Rate the Forsberg Racing Nissan ‘Altimaniac’:

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Rate the Saleen Sportruck XR Black Label:

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SERIES COMPARISONS

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

  • 22 Upgrade Heroes (Supervan, 350Z Hi/Low, FD 240SX, AMG GT Black, SL65, Syclone, Typhoon)
  • 21 Explore the Horizon (CUPRA, DeBerti F-250, Ford F-150, Chevy K10, GMC Hummer EV)
  • 20 High Performance (Huracán STO, RS 6 Avant, Porsche 935, Mission R)
  • 19 Midnights at Horizon (Lexus LC 500, Cadillac CT4/CT5, Rimac Nevera)
  • 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)
  • 2 Holiday Special (Aventador SVJ, Peel)
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Which of the most recent #NewToForza cars do you rate highest or most want to collect?

  • 2020 Lamborghini Huracán STO
  • 2019 Porsche #70 Porsche Motorsport 935
  • 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant
  • 2021 Porsche Mission R
  • 2021 CUPRA Formentor VZ5
  • 2022 CUPRA Tavascan Concept
  • 2019 DeBerti Ford Super Duty F-250 Lariat ‘Transformer’
  • 1986 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat
  • 1972 Chevrolet K10 Custom
  • 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Pickup
  • 2004 Nissan Donut Media 350Z ‘Low Car’
  • 2003 Nissan Donut Media 350Z ‘Hi Car’
  • 1994 Ford Supervan 3 ‘Donut Media Edition’
  • 1996 Formula Drift #51 Donut Media Nissan 240SX
  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
  • 2023 Lotus Emira
  • 2022 Pagani Huayra R
  • 2021 Forsberg Racing Nissan ‘Altimaniac’
  • 2020 Saleen Sportruck XR Black Label
  • No preference
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Which Horizon Stories do you rate highest?

  • El Camino
  • Vocho
  • Test Driver
  • Lucha De Carreteras
  • Born Fast
  • V10
  • Donut Media Hi Low
  • Donut Media @ Horizon
  • Horizon Origins
  • Made in Mexico
  • Drift Club
  • No preference
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Which series Festival Playlists do you rate highest for event selection?

  • 22 Upgrade Heroes
  • 21 Explore the Horizon
  • 20 High Performance
  • 19 Midnights at Horizon
  • 18 Horizon Wilds Takeover
  • 17 Japanese Automotive
  • 16 FORDzathon
  • 15 Horizon Holidays
  • 14 Donut Media
  • 13 10th Anniversary
  • 12 Horizon Road Trip
  • 11 Rami’s Racing History
  • 10 Extreme E
  • 9 Horizon Hot Wheels
  • 8 German Automotive
  • 7 Cinco de Mayo
  • 6 Horizon Customs
  • 5 Horizon Rush Takeover
  • 4 Horizon World Cup
  • No preference
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Let us know if there are any questions we overlooked here or that you’d like to see in future recap polls.

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I found the High Low boring because the two sets of events were replicated…events should have differed between the two sets of events…cheers

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Whoever makes these stories needs to go back and play the Horizon 4 stories. There’s quite a few that are miles better than the get from point A to point B in under x seconds.

e.g. in Horizon 4 it had some story missions where you had to stay on roads but to successfully 3 star you had to take calculated risks of briefly going off road. Not a single story like that in Horizon 5. Then very few stories in Horizon 5 where you have to achieve a certain skill score.

Why is it that almost every Event Lab event in the weekly playlist we’re just racing ourselves? There’s been some really great ones lately that would be so much more interesting if we had some competition.

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Because it’s less work for them to set it up that way than spend what? 5 mins checking that drivatars ‘work’ on any particular Eventlab :wink:
You could do them in co-op mode for some competition,it is often fun (not always,granted)

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This poll does not allow me to accurately express how much I hate stories or the fact that they are constantly being worked on while the racing endgame goes underfeatured, dripfed, and aggressively ignored by PGG.

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The amount of time to create a play once story just doesn’t make sense with so much else to focus on.

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Re: the stories for s22, I generally like the stories (not as good as fh4 tho) but I have zero interest in donut media and this series was a bit of a chore.

Forcing an extra two copies of a car on users when there is a hard cap on the garage was a…poor decision.

RE: the car pack, the price point was acceptable for the number of cars included that I was ok to pay for.

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It was a pleasant series overall. Glad to see that two EventLabs every week are becoming a new standard (although I’d prefer competing with AI or against time rather than relaxed “hotlapping”), I liked PR stunts for cars other than S2 class as well.

Additional notes:

  • I enjoy stories when they’re centered strictly around some aspect of a car culture (like Made in Mexico). Donut Media Hi Low had some interesting points but in general it was rather boring, especially with identical final chapters for both Hi and Low part. I’d prefer more Pathfinder challenges instead of this story :wink:
  • I’d like to rate new rims but when trying to find them in the upgrade menu, the game turns into a slideshow so I leave them be :stuck_out_tongue:
  • As for using expansions to earn Festival Playlist points, I love Sierra Nueva but I can’t endure loading separate map for just two events every week - with one of them usually being boring PR stunts for S2-class cars and the other being racing with AI and the annoying chopper. If only we had rallying instead of racing in seasonal championships there…
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There’s an issue with this question, you can only point to one element even though the question is asked in a way that asks for multiple

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Thanks, we want to allow all boxes on that question so I’ll edit. This will remove the existing votes, so users who have voted on this question will have to vote again to have it tabulated.

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Can we get a “zero” option so I can accurately rate the Barbie EV and Dumbnut Media junkers?

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No.

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I wish that T10/PGG would concentrate their efforts into fixing those persistent problems with the base gameplay (like get the bloody AI sorted) rather than creating stories around a brand that I am certain many of us never even heard of before they appeared in FH5. I’ve never heard of Donut Media before now, and having been exposed to them in the game, I wish I still hadn’t heard of them. The DM story was boring. The DM dialogue was boring. The Hi/Low cars were boring. See a pattern here?

About the Barbie promotion…PURE RUBBISH!!! What did we get? A downsized EV Corvette and a duplicate EV Hummer with special graphics. I can think of literally hundreds of other cars I would have preferred to get in game, instead of a toy and a copy of a car we already have.

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STOP ADDING CARS RETURNING FROM THE VERY PREVIOUS GAME INTO THE PLAYLIST

The Playlist should be reserved for actual new cars, maybe also cars that we haven’t seen in years, not cars that were available in Horizon 4 and then mysteriously disappeared from Horizon 5 at launch. Getting rid of cars like the AMG GT S or the Subaru Legacy makes zero sense to me considering all other cars from these manufacturers that appeared in Horizon 4 were available in 5 at launch. No amount of “oh they had to pay for licenses and stuff to get them” is a reasonable excuse to keep them timed exclusives for so long. At least put them back in the Autoshow with the new series update or after the Playlist ends. I shouldn’t have to play the game at a certain period to obtain a car that I could literally buy in the Autoshow of the previous game at any point.
If you want to bring back cars, bring back all Horizon 4 cars into the Autoshow at once, and the only returning cars I can see in the Playlist are those we haven’t seen for more than 10 years. Cars like the Ford GTX1, the Gumpert Apollo, the Mazda Furai, the Mitsubishi FTO, you can let them be somewhat rare, just fix the models though. Okay, if you’re running out of new cars to add and retexturing takes too long then previous XOne Forza games also have some interesting cars that certainly deserve to come back to the franchise, like the Lincoln Continental, the Audi R8 manual or the BMW E36 Compact. at this point just don’t add Horizon 4 cars to the Playlist.

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For me personally, it gives me the chance to explore some of the really great creations. If I was racing, I’d probably miss tons of small details.

A bit of a bug bear for me in general are the cars that came in late to FH4 that I really loved and then disappeared from FH5, in particular the Porsche 928 GTS and Mazda RX3. My fear is they will return late in FH5 and then disappear in FH6. I would rather sacrifice some 911’s, Ford Mustang’s and Ferrari’s for those mentioned.

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I found the Donut Media stories awful. They were annoying and I hope we don’t see them again. Hate them all. :rage:

Nothing from Donut again please. I rather put Tobasco sauce in my eyes.

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Not necessarily. If you look at some of the None or not interested, or No results, it speaks volumes of people’s interest in certain things. Whether or not T10/PGG takes any notice, that is a different thing altogether.