The Series 8 update for Forza Horizon 4 is due to arrive this week. The update brings along changes for Online Adventure, including a new mode; the addition of a drift camera; the "Barrett-Jackson Car Pack", and new rewards for completing the Festival Playlist.
The Online Adventure has received a new mode in Quick Play and Ranked. Drift Adventure tasks players with taking part in Drift Championships that take place other three races. Here the focus is more on drifting than driving quickly, with points scored for your angle and drift speed while on asphalt. Players will get time to complete a few laps of the track per race, and only their best lap will be included in the leaderboard. Earning a rank in this new mode will fulfil the requirements of the Online Adventure category in the Festival Playlist.
As well as the new mode, the S2 Class and B Class have been removed from the Dirt Racing Championships. Freeroam Rush events have been removed from the Asphalt and Street Race Championships too. Finally, all collisions have been deactivated for the first 30 seconds of each race, a rule that has also been applied to the Horizon Life PvP races.
Those taking part in the new Drift Adventure may be interested in the new Drift Camera. The camera's viewpoint follows the direction of travel in the cockpit view. This can be activated in the HUD and Gameplay settings.
The "Barrett-Jackson Car Pack" arrived in Forza Motorsport 7 back in January, and the pack is now arriving in Forza Horizon 4. The pack includes several cars from "decades past" — the 1963 Shelby Monaco King Cobra, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport Barrett-Jackson Edition, 1975 Ford Bronco Barrett-Jackson Edition, 1932 Ford Custom Double Down, 1932 Ford Roadster Hula Girl, 1959 Plymouth Atomic Punk Bubbletop, and 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible. The pack is available for free to those who own the Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass, or can be purchased separately by those who don't.
The new Series also brings along new rewards for completing the Festival Playlist. Those who reach 50% completion in the Festival Playlist will receive the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Forza Edition, while those who reach 80% completion will get the 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. There are similar rewards for the individual seasons too:
For a full list of the rest of the gameplay improvements and bug fixes made to the game, you can check out the full patch notes. Otherwise, you can see some of the update's changes in action in the update preview below:
|Season||50% Completion Reward||80% Completion Reward|
|Summer Season||2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé||1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill|
|Autumn Season||2012 Ferrari 599XX Evolution||2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker|
|Winter Season||1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport 396||2016 W Motors Lykan HyperSport|
|Spring Season||2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR||Easter Bunny Suit|
Series Update 8 is due to arrive this week. The "Barrett-Jackson Car Pack" is available now.
We've got the full list of Forza Horizon 4 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
This game was featured in our Best Xbox One Racing Games Available in 2019 article. Why not check it out to see what else made the cut?
Get the biggest Xbox news delivered straight to your inbox every week.