VERSION 2.0 of the guide. Version 1 can be found in this spoiler (was used to follow precisely everything for Serie 14).
Encore is a French word that means again. And you know what ? This describes the feeling you'll have when trying to complete this achievement.
First of all, we're gonna define what the achievement exactly wants you to do :"Complete all activities in a single Festival Playlist Series."I will present this guide as a gaming class would be. Spoilers are here only to make the guide clearer.0 - SMALL INFO
I - INTRODUCTION
Now that you know what is expected, and that you are warned about what to and what not to do, let's get deep into the guide.II - THE EVENTS
III - THE GENERAL TIPS
Starting with the Monthly events :- Ranked Matchamking :
In order to complete this goal, you'll need to be ranked, meaning that if you did not have earn the Ranked Solo/Team achievement, you'll have to go and complete 10 ranked games. The way ranked works is the following : There are 10 ranked games for any ranked mode required to complete in order to get a rank. Here, you only need to get ranked in one mode, so only 10 games maximum will be expected. If you got ranked in a previous season, you'll not have to replay those 10 games, but instead you'll have to complete another game of ranked to "refresh" your rank. You don't need to win, if you just want to AFK those games, you totally can (if you do, try to go in Solo Ranked).- Monthly Rival :
The easiest part of this achievement. You simply need to complete the rival event, this means that you simply have to complete a lap without any fault. You can drive at 15 kmh/mph, it doesn't matter. You just need to do a clean lap. What does this mean ? Do not hit walls, do not get out of the circuit, do not rewind. It's that simple. The Rival event usually takes around 2 minutes to be completed.- Horizon Story :
You need to get every star from the Story (e.g. 10 missions = 30 stars). Be aware of the goals you need to beat to get the 3 stars while selecting the mission.
Now, let's go deep into the seasonal events :- Weekly Challenge :
This event consists of 4 steps. The 1st step is always to drive the requested car, so you'll need to own it and drive it outside. The following steps will require you to do certain tasks. Those tasks are usually similar to the daily challenges, so for specific steps, just find it below on the daily challenges tips. The only important part here, is that you have to complete those steps while using the weekly car. To see the exact progression for those steps (example : Win 3 Street events), you can go into the Forzathon menu by clicking on the weekly challenge button. This way you can see the progress for your current challenge, and also the 3 active daily challenges.- Daily Challenges :
72 hours. 3 days. Be sure to always come to complete them everytime you log into your console/PC. This is what can fail this achievement the most easily. Forgetting one, and it's over until next serie. For any of those challenge, you can find a tip in the list at the bottom of this guide.- The Trial :
PvE event, with online players. You have to team up with random teammates against AIs in UNBEATABLE difficulty. This is totally doable. In this guide comment section, you can share/find builds recommended by other players for this challenge. Sometimes you'll fail with randoms, sometimes you'll win. As long as you do your best, it will work.- The Playground (Arena) :
PvP event. Certainly the worst part here. At least, you have the whole week to get this. As it's PvP, you'll have to face other players, that might be teamplaying (that's the goal honestly), and that might be better than you. Your best hope is to get on this kind of player team. Even if you were the best driver in the world, if your teammates are trash, you're gonna lose.- PR Stunts :
Usually, Drift zones don't happen as seasonal PR Stunts, but it can happen, so you'll most likely have to face Danger signs, Speed Traps and Speed Zones. I made builds available for everyone for any circumstance, but you'll also require skill. Do not forget that rewinding can help you a lot here. In my opinion, it's not a difficult part, because it's short to complete, but you need the right car, and some stunts might be awful to beat. Winter season will crush your dreams so don't give up, as the snow will drastically affect the way you'll behave on those stunts. A simple Speed Trap/Danger sign can be way harder is the asphalt gets covered in snow, but this does not mean that you require offroad tires. I have higher Speed trap records with my best cars that don't have offroad tires than with slower cars that have offroad tires. In any case, try everything you can. X999 builds are the key (except for drift zones, never)- Seasonal Championships :
2 restrictions applied on each championships. Usually a PI restriction, that forces you to drive a car from a certain class, and usually a championship restriction, that forces you to play a certain type of car, but this second restriction can change, and can be country related, manufacturer related, or even tune related. Also, same applies for Trial and Playground event, but in those championships, you're alone. And this is why I would recommend you try to find someone to play with you. Because it's a lot easier to complete those championships as a team, than as a single player, due to the way the score works.- Showcase Remix :
Not something really hard, it's usually fun to play. Developpers tend to put that with the idea of bringing something funny/new to these events. One that I remember that was creative, was the Harry Potter showcase, where you drive the Ford Anglia (Harry Potter 2 car from the Weasleys) against the Train. This was creative.IV - THE CHALLENGES TIPS
And here we go for every single daily challenge strategy :
- Pass, Double Pass, Triple Pass skills : Best done while starting a race. Race code "".
- Drive for X distance/Reach X speed : Go to the Astmoor Highway, and drive back and forth until you complete it.
- Earn X stars in X PR Stunt : You don't need to do it in one go. Easiest Speed Trap is the Festival Drag Strip Speed Trap. Easiest Speed Zone is .... Easiest Drift Zone is .... Easiest Danger Sign is ....
- Drift or E-Drift skills : Drive a bit fast, then steer while pressing A. Should not be a problem at any point. For longer drifts, just get a higher speed/distance
- Drafting skills : Best to do it while starting a race. Race code "". Simply follow a car, don't go too fast to avoid crashing, and keep following it until you get it
*WORK IN PROGRESS*