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Encore? achievement in Forza Horizon 4


Complete all activities in a single Festival Playlist Series.

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How to unlock the Encore? achievement

  • DF I PhoenixDF I Phoenix359,081
    20 Nov 2019 26 Sep 2019 30 Oct 2019
    251 17 553
    VERSION 2.0 of the guide. Version 1 can be found in this spoiler (was used to follow precisely everything for Serie 14).

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    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

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    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.


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    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.
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    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.


    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


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    WithTheDawnI wish I had read through these comments before. Put all the effort into lining up this month to work on this achievement, knocked out the first week 100% and now it is showing 97% with the photo challenge not done. Just so depressing, I'm sure it isn't worth playing the next 3 weeks for it, and I was really into and enjoying this game. Will be much harder to do any other month...
    Posted by WithTheDawn on 25 Dec 20 at 01:32
    WhyattThrashYeah it isn’t bugged per se, but it seems to be constantly plagued with problems preventing the 100%.
    Posted by WhyattThrash on 25 Dec 20 at 04:03
    TobesOfHadesI posted to Forza support about experiencing the photo challenge showing as incomplete even though I am positive I competed it. They acknowledged a bug causes this problem if you visit a DLC location. So if that eventually get fixed, I wonder if the completion will also be fixed. Hoping so.
    Posted by TobesOfHades on 02 Jan at 23:50
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  • McPhersonatorMcPhersonator281,262
    12 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020
    13 16 4
    I thought I might supplement Phoenix's guide with a couple of extra tips.

    How often do you have to log on?- Once every 3 days, but also on the last day of Autumn.

    It's worth knowing when the game 'refreshes' - that is, when daily challenges activate/disappear and when the season changes. In the UK it happens at 14:30. Work out when it happens in your region by looking at an upcoming daily challenge and seeing how long it is til it activates.
    Daily challenges are active for 3 days. This means that a challenge that activates at 14:30 on Thursday won't expire until 14:29 on Sunday. To give an example of how you can stretch this out and get every daily challenge done without playing daily, you could play the game on a Sunday morning and net the daily challenges for Thursday, Friday and Saturday in one sitting. Hang around for the refresh at 14:30 and complete Sunday's challenge. Finally, come back Thursday morning to finish off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's challenges.
    The times will change depending on your region but as you can see, you technically only need to log in twice/3 times a week. You don't need to stick to this routine either, but just make sure you bear these times in mind and just make sure you log in at least every 3 days.
    Important! You must log in before the new Summer season activates and complete the Autumn daily challenges. Because of the 3 day cycle, it is technically possible to finish Autumn's daily challenges 2 days into Summer, but the achievement will be void.

    Playground Games - do I have to? - Yes, but it can be surprisingly painless.

    This is down to luck, but you can use good judgement to ensure you waste the least amount of time.
    People on losings sides quit. The smaller a team gets, the more difficult it is to win, the more people quit. In my experience most of these games end because an entire team disconnected, which spells an automatic win for the remaining team.
    So what can you do? If you find yourself unlucky enough to be on a losing team, don't fight it. Just quit and search again. Soon enough you'll find yourself on a winning team.

    The Trial

    Not much to add here, except: This is a team game! Race cleanly with your teammates! If you and two other teammates are in 1st, 2nd and 3rd, it doesn't make a difference who comes where. So don't jostle for position and risk messing it up for all of you. And if you find some idiot on your team who is ramming and going for glory, give them a wide berth and let them pass.
    As for your opponents, they're all AI, so race them as dirty as you like.
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    Skate 323Upon loading the game today 7-01-20 all my percentages for each season are back to 100%. Seems they fixed the issues!
    My Encore! Achievement has just popped upon completing the last daily challenge. However A creature of habit and stunt puller have not popped unfortunately.
    Posted by Skate 323 on 01 Jul 20 at 14:01
    DARK NEWFIYup autumn has just done the same to me.
    Posted by DARK NEWFI on 17 Jul 20 at 13:02
    Amethystine@Whats a Chundy
    Have you also 100%'d Summer, Autumn and Winter, as well, over the past three weeks? If so, then yes, when you finish the last daily in Spring, it should be all done.

    The achievement is for doing all 4 seasons' worth of activities (known as a Series), and the cycle always begins in Summer, so if you're just starting now, you'll have to wait until next week to begin with the new cycle, the new Summer, then follow through the rest of the seasons, of course.

    To reiterate, if you're just starting now with Spring, it won't count toward the next cycle of seasons, which will be Series 25, which will start next Thursday July 30th and run until Thursday August 27th.
    Posted by Amethystine on 24 Jul 20 at 15:41
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