The Forza Horizon 4 Anniversary Update Achievements Are Live - Here Is The Full List

By Sean Carey,
We have some new Forza Horizon 4 achievements to celebrate the one year anniversary of the game's release. The Update #14 - The Anniversary Update achievements list has 12 achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore.

The achievements relate to the Top Gear expansion, Car Files and the Festival Playlist.

Forza Horizon 4 Achievements

Name Description Gamerscore
Tonight... Complete the first chapter of ''The Top Gear Horizon Special''. 10
Snorkels Not Needed Earn 3 stars on the first chapter of ''The Top Gear Horizon Special''. 20
The World's Least Obedient Racing Driver Complete seven chapters of ''The Top Gear Horizon Special''. 15
How Hard Could it Be? Earn 21 stars on ''The Top Gear Horizon Special''. 25
The Wonderful World of Car Insurance Complete the first chapter of ''The Car Files''. 10
Simples! Complete ten chapters of ''The Car Files''. 15
German Efficiency Earn 30 stars on ''The Car Files''. 25
A Creature of Habit Complete all Seasonal Championships in a Festival Playlist Series. 15
Stunt Puller Complete all Seasonal PR Stunts in a Festival Playlist Series. 15
Cashing In Earn 1 Season Completion Bonus. 20
Perfectionist Earn all 8 Season Completion Bonuses in the same Series. 30
Encore? Complete all activities in a single Festival Playlist Series. 50
Forza Horizon 4 is developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios.

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?
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.
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  • Posted on 24 September 19 at 17:50Permalink
    1.44 GB update for PC version
  • DARKDREVENDARKDREVEN37,041
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 17:50Permalink
    Was finally able to unlock the Hot Off The Press TA achievement. Thanks.
    DARKDREVEN
  • tuhin94tuhin94449,381
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 17:52, Edited on 24 September 19 at 17:53 by tuhin94Permalink
    Any chance there's a nice glitch to unlock "Encore" and "Perfectionist"? Asking since at least "Encore" is going to be a pretty frustrating achievement to go for simply due to how the timing of everything works.
  • Shad0wdarShad0wdar283,932
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 17:59Permalink
    It seems like some of the playlist achievements at least are retroactive if you had completed the requirements in an earlier season.
    Beep Boop
  • The lMlanThe lMlan938,111
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:00Permalink
    Knew there was a reason I didn’t uninstall this though I finished it just last month. Same reason I’m keeping crackdown installed....I don’t trust first party games anymore with the track record that really started with gears 4
    It's beginning to look a lot like glitchmas, every game I play
  • wookieepuppywookieepuppy450,981
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:03, Edited on 24 September 19 at 18:13 by wookieepuppyPermalink
    “Encore” is likely to be : get the 50% and 80% prize car for summer AND autumn AND winter AND spring for the SAME festival playlist,

    “Perfectionist” will be to get everything marked as GOLD (completed) for summer AND autumn and Winter AND spring for the SAME festival playlist.

    Both of these will take you 4 weeks to complete. There are no shortcuts as you cannot fast forward or go back in time if you missed a previous season.

    Perfectionist achievo definitely the most difficult/convoluted of all these new achievos.
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead468,785
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:09Permalink
    Worst part are the dailies - you cannot take a holiday for more than 3 days during the 4 weeks.
    He's not a man. He's the holy Half-Dead who has seen the Underverse and returned with powers you can't imagine.
  • Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:14Permalink
    So I can’t remember how this game works at all, we need to do every daily challenge for perfectionist & encore starting Thursday for a month?
  • wookieepuppywookieepuppy450,981
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:20Permalink
    WhitestAFI2ICAN said:
    So I can’t remember how this game works at all, we need to do every daily challenge for perfectionist & encore starting Thursday for a month?
    Encore “just” needs you to get 80% completion for each season in a festival playlist. You do not need to do daily challenges for 80%, as you can do everything else and get approx 93% without the daily challenges, I think.

    Perfection requires you to do “everything” as it asks you to do ALL ACTIVITIES each season in a festival playlist.
  • RadiantViperRadiantViper737,769
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:35Permalink
    wookieepuppy said:
    WhitestAFI2ICAN said:
    So I can’t remember how this game works at all, we need to do every daily challenge for perfectionist & encore starting Thursday for a month?
    Encore “just” needs you to get 80% completion for each season in a festival playlist. You do not need to do daily challenges for 80%, as you can do everything else and get approx 93% without the daily challenges, I think.

    Perfection requires you to do “everything” as it asks you to do ALL ACTIVITIES each season in a festival playlist.
    Is the game in the middle of a festival playlist right now? Like do we have to wait for the start of the next one to get those cheevos?
  • NoHeroes94NoHeroes94514,598
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:36Permalink
    wookieepuppy said:
    WhitestAFI2ICAN said:
    So I can’t remember how this game works at all, we need to do every daily challenge for perfectionist & encore starting Thursday for a month?
    Encore “just” needs you to get 80% completion for each season in a festival playlist. You do not need to do daily challenges for 80%, as you can do everything else and get approx 93% without the daily challenges, I think.

    Perfection requires you to do “everything” as it asks you to do ALL ACTIVITIES each season in a festival playlist.
    This wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for online/coop
  • v SATAN xv SATAN x105,025
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:46Permalink
    wookieepuppy said:
    “Encore” is likely to be : get the 50% and 80% prize car for summer AND autumn AND winter AND spring for the SAME festival playlist,

    “Perfectionist” will be to get everything marked as GOLD (completed) for summer AND autumn and Winter AND spring for the SAME festival playlist.

    Both of these will take you 4 weeks to complete. There are no shortcuts as you cannot fast forward or go back in time if you missed a previous season.

    Perfectionist achievo definitely the most difficult/convoluted of all these new achievos.
    I believe it's the other way round. "Encore" for 100% across all four seasons and "Perfectionist" for 80%+ across all four seasons. The achievement descriptions and my current unlocks seem to support what I think.
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead468,785
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:51, Edited on 24 September 19 at 18:55 by HolyHalfDeadPermalink
    wookieepuppy said:
    “Encore” is likely to be : get the 50% and 80% prize car for summer AND autumn AND winter AND spring for the SAME festival playlist,

    “Perfectionist” will be to get everything marked as GOLD (completed) for summer AND autumn and Winter AND spring for the SAME festival playlist.

    Both of these will take you 4 weeks to complete. There are no shortcuts as you cannot fast forward or go back in time if you missed a previous season.

    Perfectionist achievo definitely the most difficult/convoluted of all these new achievos.
    facepalm It even tells you what you need to do for those achievements in the article:

    Perfectionist - Earn all 8 Season Completion Bonuses in the same Series. - 30
    Encore? - Complete all activities in a single Festival Playlist Series. - 50

    I missed one PR stunt (kicking myself right now), so all the achievements unlocked for me when I loaded the game except for Encore.
    He's not a man. He's the holy Half-Dead who has seen the Underverse and returned with powers you can't imagine.
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead468,785
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 18:58, Edited on 24 September 19 at 18:58 by HolyHalfDeadPermalink
    RadiantViper said:
    Is the game in the middle of a festival playlist right now? Like do we have to wait for the start of the next one to get those cheevos?
    These are the Season 14 (Update 14) achievements which is just about to start.
    Update #14 - The Anniversary Update for Forza Horizon 4
    He's not a man. He's the holy Half-Dead who has seen the Underverse and returned with powers you can't imagine.
  • Posted on 24 September 19 at 19:02Permalink
    Thank god are retroactively!, i unlocked all when i loaded the game smile
  • SchinderdivSchinderdiv438,545
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 19:12Permalink
    Dang. I knew this would happen, but was still really hoping it wouldn't. I'm so sick of this game and I'm not sure I've done any of these.
    If you have to ask, you're streets behind.
  • Tendoman77Tendoman771,806,474
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 19:37Permalink
    So looks like I'll be getting everything cept Perfectionist next time I start the game, I have Encore for sure since I did 100% the entire playlist during the winter week recently.

    Let's be honest, a lot of us knew this was coming sooner or later lol.
  • tuhin94tuhin94449,381
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 19:48Permalink
    Can someone please clarify the differences between "Encore" and "Perfectionist"? Sorry, it has been a while since I've played FH4. Does "Encore" require everything to be done only for one week or four weeks? Same question for "Perfectionist."

    Also, does a series entail all 4 seasons? If so, which season does a series start on?
  • Blissed AwayBlissed Away509,883
    Posted on 24 September 19 at 19:54Permalink
    Great. Don't see why anyone needs to complain about regular free content and achievements. Game is only a year old. From the start they said this would be a continuously supported game.
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