Dead or Alive – GTPlanet

It’s the last week of the current Series for Forza Horizon 5, and during the following seven days, the game will celebrate its second anniversary and Series 27.

Naturally, this means that this week will mark the end of Series 26, with its vibrant “Dia de Muertos” theme—a reference to Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebration.

The last obstacles for the Series and its global makeover, which sees the town of Mulege turned into a carnival of the dead, await in the next Playlist events.

Even in this last week, you will still need to go there multiple times, but doing so will highlight the distinctive style of the event.

Day or night, there are colors everywhere, including the vivid animal carvings (alebrijes) and adorned skulls (calaveritas), owing to an after-dark light show produced by the drones in Rally Adventure’s Sierra Nueva. The marigold, the festival’s theme flower, is also being sold by vendors, and there are mounds of them all over the streets.

Naturally, from the perspective of the player, this month offers four brand-new cars to acquire in addition to an Evolving World Accolade for completing the collection. An additional four vehicles can be obtained by purchasing a new DLC pack.

Series 26: Dia de Muertos

While neither of the cars in the Series rewards is brand-new, they are both unavailable in the Autoshow and are definitely worth obtaining, even if you just plan to sell them for significant profits in the Auction House. Alternatively, how about you drive them?

The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso at 80 points appears first, and it is one of the most beautiful and musically pleasing cars ever created.

This creates an incredibly beautiful mix with the iconic Ferrari Colombo V12 and the Pininfarina-designed body. Additionally, it signaled the end of the renowned 250 series, which is most remembered for the 250 GTO. This is because the 250cc-per-cylinder V12 was increased for the 275 and 330 models that followed.

The aptly called F8 Tributo is the second “last” Ferrari to line up at 160 points.

Even if your Italian isn’t that good, you could definitely infer that the automobile pays homage to Ferrari’s eight-cylinder engine as the company moves toward forced induction and electrification.

Still, what a way to go, with a 3.9-liter F154 V8 behind the driver that produces 710 horsepower.

Series 26 Spring/Hot Season Rewards

This week, the last new vehicle from the Series appears as the 20-point reward vehicle, returning a bit of Porsche heritage to Horizon.

That’s the lightweight, aerodynamic Porsche 356 SL Gmund Coupe from the 1950s, which gave the company its first-ever Le Mans victory, albeit a class victory.

It was quite impressive to achieve that with a 1.1-liter flat four that only produced 46 horsepower, so it must have been quite difficult to haul that down the Hunaudieres. With a total weight of hardly 1,400 pounds, corner speeds and fuel efficiency would have been the trade-off.

This week’s 40-point car was known for its phenomenal straight-line speed, at least according to the UK Parliament, which discussed how quickly the car was needed by the underprivileged.

This is due to the Lotus Carlton, which debuted in 1990 and could reach speeds of up to 177 mph at a price of hardly £40,000. Because the police were unable to keep up with it, robbers frequently targeted it as a getaway vehicle despite its rarity.

On Thursday, November 9, Spring will run until 1430UTC, at which point Series 26 will come to a close. Summer of Series 27, “American Automotive,” which we now know very little about, will take its place.

Series 26 Spring Playlist: Forzathon Events

The original Meyers Manx is this month’s hero car, with Big Red coming in last in the Forzathon Weekly Challenge. To begin Miniature Mayhem, take possession of and operate the vintage beach buggy.

Reach even closer to home by obtaining four Kangaroo Skills in Dunas Blancas, then take the vehicle to its natural environment and win a Dirt Race to pass the next stage. One may be obtained by chaining two Air Skills together, which is as simple as driving straight over the dunes and leaping with all four wheels off the ground, landing, and then repeating the maneuver right away.

In the end, obtain five stars at any Danger Sign—you could even finish the challenge in Desert Dunes because it’s already there—to finish the task and receive five Playlist points along with an 80 Forzathon Point bonus. If you are the owner of the Casa Solariega player residence, the latter award is doubled.

Weekly Challenge: Miniature Mayhem

  • Car: Meyers Manx ’71
    • Chapter 1: Own and drive the Meyers Manx ’71
    • Chapter 2: Win a Dirt Race in the Meyers Manx ’71
    • Chapter 3: Earn four Kangaroo Skills in Dunas Blancas using the Meyers Manx ’71
    • Chapter 4: Earn five stars at Danger Signs in the Meyers Manx ’71
  • Reward: 5 points, 80FP

At 1430 UTC, your final seven Daily Challenges for the Series begin to appear at the regular rate of one per day. You have seven days to finish them all, even if they carry over into the following Series, and you will receive one Playlist point for each.

First up is Fields of Gold, which will automatically fill in if you have ever bought a car at the Autoshow for at least 50,000cr. Nice and simple!

Next, burn the midnight oil by triumphing in any Midnight Battle event. On the main map, these events are indicated by big, deeper purple icons.

If you take a picture of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, wherever in the world, you will receive the Bumblebee Fright.

The next step is to Alpine and Dine, which requires you to win two Dirt Races in an Alpine A110 from 1973.

Acquire 10 Air Skills around La Gran Caldera to reach the moon by successfully landing with all four wheels off the earth.

At any Trailblazer, get four stars to finish the next task, FloRally, which has an awfully cute name.

In order to conclude the Series, you will need to stay up late and win any street races.

Daily Challenges

  • November 2 – Fields of Gold: Buy a car worth at least 50,000cr
  • November 3 – Midnight Oil: Win a Midnight Battle
  • November 4 – Fright of the Bumblebee: Take a photo of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ’17
  • November 5 – Alpine and Dine: Win two Dirt Races in the Alpine A110 ’73
  • November 6 – Reach for the Moon: Earn ten Air Skills around La Gran Caldera
  • November 7 – Florally: Earn four stars at Trailblazers in any Rally Monster
  • November 8 – Late at Night: Win a Street Race

Series 26 Spring Playlist: Season Events

Just six solo challenges are offered in this very condensed final week. That has just one Seasonal Championship and the customary two EventLabs and three PR Stunts.

Any B Class (601-700PI) Volkswagen is this week’s PR car, and as long as the targets aren’t too rigid, you can use the same car for all three (as well as the two DLC pack stunts). Every time, two points and a Super Wheelspin are available.

It’s going to take 22 seconds to finish the Barranco Trailblazer down the east face of the volcano, 100 mph via the Callejon Speed Trap in Guanajuato, and just 19,000 points in the Giro Encorvado Drift Zone at the Festival. For Treasure Hunt purposes, it’s definitely worthwhile to style the final one into many thousand Skill Score points.

Your single Seasonal Championship is Field Trip, a three-race competition against Highly Skilled AI in which you must win the championship’s points table. For the series, any D Class (≤500PI) Cult Car is required. Winning gets you five points and a Toyota FJ40.

Both EventLab races offer unique courses at two key game locations and are worth the standard three points plus an extra reward for finishing.

Although the textures of the volcano do not play nicely with Series X, Vulcan Raceway is a contemporary racetrack designed on new platforms around the volcano. It has a Vauxhall Monaro for completing the mandatory four laps in any A Class (701-800PI) Modern Sports Car.

Hells Mulege City Circuit, which is a resort city constructed above the town of the same name, has merely three laps. A B Class Nissan (601-700PI) is required, and a Super Wheelspin is available to help you finish the laps. It’s also important to note that, should you wish to finish it quickly, there are several clear shortcuts and no checkpoints at all.

EventLab: Hells Mulege City Circuit

  • Car: B Class, Nissan
  • Location: Mulege
  • Challenge: Finish the race
  • Reward: 3 points, Super Wheelspin

EventLab: Vulcan Raceway

  • Car: A Class, Modern Sports Car
  • Location: Gran Caldera
  • Challenge: Finish the race
  • Reward: 3 points, Vauxhall Monaro

Drift Zone: Giro Encorvado

  • Car: B Class, Volkswagen
  • Location: Horizon Festival
  • Challenge: 19,000pt
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Speed Trap: Callejon

  • Car: B Class, Volkswagen
  • Location: Guanajuato
  • Challenge: 100mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Trailblazer: Barranco

  • Car: B Class, Volkswagen
  • Location: Gran Caldera
  • Challenge: 22s
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Seasonal Championship: Field Trip

  • Car: D Class, Cult Cars
  • Location: Dunas Blancas
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Toyota FJ40

This week’s multiplayer events are a goldmine because Horizon Tour is joining The Trial. While participation on the PC is free, access to these events on consoles requires an Xbox Live subscription.

The objective of both three-race series, which pit teams of up to six people against six AI racers, is to score as many points as possible as a team. Each driver on the team receives 100 points for defeating an opponent, but receives no bonus points for defeating a teammate.

Nonetheless, there are a few obvious variations. The AI in Horizon Tour is only “Highly Skilled,” making it easily defeated. All three races must be completed, though, and most crucially, you must drive from the finish line of one race to the beginning of the next.

You can win in any race and with any kind of car that appears in the rotation, but it will not be rewarded. Instead, you will receive an enormous eight points for winning.

The Trial is a little more terrifying because the AI is set to “Unbeatable,” but the actual issue is generally humans because people still don’t understand that you should support one another while impeding the AI.

This week’s event should be rather straightforward because the Street Racing event requires B Class (601-700PI) Retro Sports Cars; just be cautious of NPC traffic!

For 10 points, a Hoonicorn should easily win in two races with low power and strong grip.

Horizon Tour: Co-op Championships

  • Car: Any
  • Location: Horizon Tour (any)
  • Challenge: Complete a Horizon Tour
  • Reward: 8 points

The Trial: Street Cruising

  • Car: B Class, Retro Sports Cars
  • Location: Colinas Aridas
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 10 points, Hoonicorn

Series 26 Spring Playlist: Challenges

This week there are three challenges again: the Treasure Hunt, the standard Photo Challenge, and The Eliminator.

The Eliminator requires Xbox Live again, or you can play it on a PC, but the difficulty is the same straightforward one. All you have to do to win a Ford Capri as a bonus and two points is to live long enough to finish in the top 30.

You must go to Mulege for this week’s Photo Challenge, #FordsAndRoses. This is also the location of last week’s Treasure Hunt.

You’ll have to visit the Mission Santa Rosalia in Mulege with a 2018 Ford Mustang GT in order to capture a picture of it. To complete this challenge, though, you must utilize the “Portrait” preset in Effects Mode. Choose it, take your picture, and you’ll receive two points and a Beautiful Morning trumpet.

The Treasure Hunt is the last option; it suggests that you “entertain the 25,000 large crowd at this Mexican Festival.” Are you capable of doing it?

That’s a fancy way of saying that in order to obtain the Treasure Hint map marker, you must achieve a Skill Score of 25,000 during the Horizon Mexico Festival. Get going; you may make the Drift Zone PR stunt a part of the challenge.

Of course, that’s over Mulege once more, but on the western side. The chest is located near the southern camera on the Ranchito Speed Zone’s dirt road, in front of a hotel. Smash it to win 100,000cr and three points.

The Eliminator: Battle Royale

  • Cars: Any (provided)
  • Location: The Eliminator
  • Challenge: Finish 30th or better in The Eliminator
  • Reward: 2 points, Ford Capri Mk1

Photo Challenge: #FordsAndRoses

  • Cars: Ford Mustang GT ’18
  • Location: Mission Santa Rosalia, Mulege
  • Challenge: Photograph the Mustang ’18 at Mission Santa Rosalia de Mulege using the Portrait preset
  • Reward: 2 points, Beautiful Morning Horn

Treasure Hunt: Spirit of Horizon

  • Cars: Any
  • Location: Horizon Mexico Festival
  • Challenge: Earn 25,000 Skill Score at Horizon Mexico Festival; find and smash the Treasure Chest
  • Reward: 3 points, 100,000cr

Series 26 Spring Playlist: Monthly Events

Unless you have previously completed the Monthly Events for this Series, this is your last chance to do so. Regardless of where in the Series you finish them, each challenge adds four points to your overall Series total (one point for each event in each season).

This month’s new-to-game cars are included in both challenges, which are modeled after Rivals events. Although it may be tempting to use the Rewind tool when employing the point-to-point option, resist the urge and avoid hitting solid things as you only need to pass by maintaining a clean time.

In Monthly Rivals, you can drive the game’s brand-new Nissan Tsuru over the winding Chihuahua Circuit, and in the Forza EV challenge, the Meyers Manx 2.0 all-electric car competes on the lengthy, off-road Desierto Trail ribbon.

Forza EV: Desierto Trail

  • Cars: Meyers Manx 2.0 (provided)
  • Location: Colinas Aridas
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Lap
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Monthly Rivals: Chihuahua Circuit

  • Cars: Nissan Tsuru (provided)
  • Location: Hotel Mirador
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Time
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Series 26 Spring Bonus DLC Events

Considering that there are 20 points on the Playlist that require multiplayer, players who possess the DLC expansions may be pleased to see that there are 14 more points available this week. These aren’t necessary for finishing the playlist, but they come in handy when it does.

Once more, both PR Stunts are worth two points and a Super Wheelspin each, and they both require a B Class (601-700PI) Volkswagen, much like the ones on the main map.

Even the Reservoir View Speed Zone in Rally Adventure, which just calls for a 60 mph aim, is not an overly difficult task. With a 241-meter goal, the Ice Crash Danger Sign is really more difficult, although a straight run will get it.

These week, there are more DLCs than the main map thanks to two Seasonal Championships. Each of the three races in the customary series against Highly Skilled AI is worth five points, with an additional car awarded for the overall winner.

The Hot Wheels event is called Fastest Car in the Sky, and it requires S1 Class (801-900PI) Super Saloons. The winner will receive a Formula Drift Mustang. Rally Adventure’s Pick’n’Mix seasonal offers a special “Oddball Rally” category that calls for S2 Class (901-998PI) vehicles. You will be the champion of the VW Class 5 Bug.

Hot Wheels Danger Sign: Ice Crash

  • Car: B Class, Volkswagen
  • Location: Hot Wheels Ice Cauldron
  • Challenge: 241m
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship: Fastest Car in the Sky

  • Car: S1 Class, Super Saloons
  • Location: Hot Wheels Nexus
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Formula Drift Mustang #13

Rally Adventure Speed Zone: Reservoir View

  • Car: B Class, Volkswagen
  • Location: Sierra Nueva Epitaph Radio Tower
  • Challenge: 60mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Rally Adventure Seasonal Championship: Pick’n’Mix

  • Car: S2 Class, “Oddball Rally”
  • Location: Sierra Nueva Valle de Pozas
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Volkswagen Beetle Class 5

Series 26 Spring Forzathon Shop

This week’s Forzathon Shop offers American V8s from a variety of speed schools, starting with the supercar front.

The American automotive industry hasn’t always been fond to mid-engined cars; in fact, the 2000-introduced Saleen S7 was only the sixth of its kind.

With a carbon fiber exterior and spaceframe chassis that house a seven-liter V8 Ford engine, Saleen most definitely hit the brief. This combination almost allows the S7 to reach a top speed of 250 mph when fitted with two turbochargers.

The RTR Ultra4 Bronco shares the same basic engine. This vehicle also features a seven-liter Ford V8 engine, but it’s mounted atop a two-ton off-road vehicle meant to crush the landscape.

The main vehicle, the Saleen, comes in at 1000FP to reflect the fact that it cannot be purchased at the Autoshow, as we have seen throughout the month. In the Autoshow, the Bronco costs only 500,000cr, making it a more affordable 400FP.

This week’s other in-store offerings include the 75FP Sleepy Emote and Spaik Crew Socks. In their usual locations are the Wheelspin (60FP) and a Super Wheelspin (150FP).

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