Forza Horizon 5 Season Change: Creative Zen – GTPlanet

Today marks the beginning of the third week of Forza Horizon 5’s Horizon Creatives Series, which features new challenges and activities largely centered around the concept of creativity.

Although officially PG dropped the numbers back in Series 10, this technically marks the 25th Series in the history of FH5, and Horizon Creatives has added a brand-new location to the game as well as updated the EventLab function.

This new location, called EventLab Island, is practically a clean slate for your EventLab productions. If canvas were actually concrete, it would be more than 1.5 square miles (4 square kilometers).

More EventLab works have been added to the Playlist this Series, and ingenuity is also evident in a slightly updated set of Treasure Hunts, which are now referred to as “Treasure Stunts” this month.

Of course, there are always new cars to acquire as well. This month, there are an additional seven vehicles to do so. Some of them are rewards for finishing EventLab challenges. Collecting all of them will earn you an Evolving World Accolade. For those who begin their Forza Motorsport journey this month, an eighth is also available.

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Series 25: Horizon Creatives

The single brand-new reward car for this Series is already owned by completionist players, while the other will be made available for the first time this week.

The iconic grand tourer from the 1990s and one of the rarest BMW series-production cars ever built is the BMW 850CSi, the 80-point vehicle.

The 850CSi, which combined a 5.5-liter, naturally aspirated V12 with the outstanding 8 Series design, was an M-car in all but name – BMW did create, but constantly denied making, one M8 prototype.

BMW would modify the engine into a more well-known form to fit into the back of the McLaren F1 in addition to making it a rarity in and of itself.

You can obtain the somewhat verbose Porsche 911 Carrera 2 by Gunther Werks, which is officially known as the “400R” (not to be confused with the Nissan) by the tuner in the real world, by earning 160 points.

With contemporary underpinnings and a 400 horsepower, four-liter flat-six GT3-level engine in the back of a custom carbon fiber body based on the 993-generation 911, this restomod elevates the concept to a whole new level.

Series 25 Winter/Dry Season Rewards

The letters “M” and “2” and “3” are responsible for this week’s awards.

If you earn 20 points over the following seven days, you’ll receive the brand-new BMW M2 for Forza. Based on the 2 Series coupe, this is currently the smallest M vehicle offered by BMW.

The M2, which was just unveiled last October, is a traditional recipe that combines a front-mounted, 453 horsepower, three-liter straight-six engine with rear-wheel drive and BMW’s M department’s handling expertise.

The second vehicle, despite being one number larger, is really a little bit smaller and lighter, with the E92-generation M3 GTS emphasizing the increasing mass of contemporary vehicles.

A monstrous engine, a 444 horsepower, 4.4-liter V8, powers this vehicle’s rear wheels. However, BMW designed the GTS variant as a street-legal track toy.

This required model-specific weight-saving strategies and aerodynamics, and BMW limited production to just 150 vehicles.

Winter will continue through Thursday, October 5 at 14:30 UTC, and Series 25 will continue for one more week until Thursday, October 12 at the same time.

Series 25 Winter Playlist: Forzathon Events

Ford’s monstrous F-450 Super Duty Platinum is the newest top-of-the-line vehicle on the Forzathon Weekly Challenge. To start Reporting for Duty, you must be the owner and driver of the large pickup.

Investing a lot of time in the challenge this week is not necessary. Just snap a picture of the F-450 to start. Once you have three Wreckage Skills (acquired by shattering smashable things) in the same skill chain, you can proceed to acquiring a Wrecking Ball Skill.

Finally, win any Cross Country Race in the truck to finish the challenge. You’ll receive 80 Forzathon Points, which are doubled if you own Casa Solariega, and five Playlist Points.

Weekly Challenge: Reporting for Duty

  • Car: Ford F-450 Super Duty ’20
    • Chapter 1: Own and drive the F-450
    • Chapter 2: Take a photo of the F-450
    • Chapter 3: Earn a Wrecking Ball Skill in the F-450
    • Chapter 4: Win a Cross Country Race in the F-450
  • Reward: 5 points, 80FP

At 1430 UTC each day, a brand-new Daily Challenge is unlocked, bringing the total to seven. You receive one point for completing each Challenge, and you have a full seven days to finish them all, even if they extend into the following season.

As you equip the Builder’s Outfit in the Character Customizer, you’ll first need to have All The Gear. It’s available this week at 75FP in the Forzathon Shop if you don’t already have it.

Obviously, No Idea follows, requiring the same thing but this time the Builder’s Helmet. If necessary, you can also buy that for 75FP in the Forzathon Shop.

Next, attain 250 mph in any car, anyplace, to get the Zoomies.

After earning three stars at any Danger Signs in the Ariel Atom 500 V8, you will be Up and Atom.

After that, there are some Happy Little Accidents that demand five Wreckage Skills. For effectiveness, you may combine this with the aforementioned Weekly Challenge.

Choose any 1950s vehicle and make a five-mile (eight-kilometer) Old School drive in it. That and the A Minor Inconvenience Seasonal Championship this week could be combined.

Finally, Throw Down and win any one of the four Midnight Battle events.

Daily Challenges

  • September 28 – All the Gear: Equip the Builder’s Outfit in the Character Customizer
  • September 29 – No Idea: Equip the Builder’s Helmet in the Character Customizer
  • September 30 – Zoomies: Reach a speed of 250mph in any car
  • October 1 – Up and Atom: Earn three stars at Danger Signs in the Ariel Atom 500 V8
  • October 2 – Happy Little Accidents: Earn five Wreckage Skills
  • October 3 – Old School: Drive five miles (8km) in any car from the 1950s
  • October 4 – Throw Down: Win a Midnight Battle

Series 25 Winter Playlist: Season Events

This week, there are fewer solo tasks than usual—there are just two EventLabs and two Seasonal Championships in addition to the customary three PR Stunts.

This week’s EventLab challenges each provide three points, and as each event has a modest AI grid, you must win the races in order to get the points and additional incentives.

The use of B Class (601-700PI) Offroad cars for the Ewok hamlet Rally is rather concerning because it is a relatively small course that sometimes requires single-file movement around a reproduction of the hamlet from Return of the Jedi. For winning, you’ll get a 2003 BMW M5.

The S1 Class (801-900PI) Track Toys competition will take place on the Onyx Bridge Circuit, which features a more traditional race course layout. Gain a Super Wheelspin by winning the race.

The three PR Stunts this week are all one-car, one-type events once more. This week, only A Class (701-800PI) Mazda RX-7 Spirit R vehicles are allowed in Drift Zones.

If you’re used to drifting, the targets for each of the three are only marginally above the three-star score in each case. The greatest aim is 260,000 pt for Reservoir, but the zone is also the longest. 130,000pt at Arbolada should be easy, but 140,000pt at Hillside probably demands the greatest work.

The Seasonal Championships this week have a twist. One of the challenges is a winner-takes-all contest, although both pit you against Highly Skilled AI and start you out in ninth place. To win the five points and bonus reward, you must finish first in the points table at the end of the event.

That is Going On Tour, which employs The Marathon’s Street Racing endurance race. Any A Class GT or Super GT car (701-800PI) is required for the event, with a 2016 Dodge Viper serving as a bonus prize.

A Minor Inconvenience is a Dirt Racing challenge, however it is the customary three-race championship. A Cadillac CTS-V ’16 is the prize for the event, which requires a C Class (501-600PI) Mini or Morris vehicle.

EventLab: Onyx Bridge Circuit

  • Car: S1 Class, Track Toys
  • Location: Bahia de Plano
  • Challenge: Win the race
  • Reward: 3 points, Super Wheelspin

EventLab: Village Rally

  • Car: B Class, Offroad
  • Location: Horizon Wilds
  • Challenge: Win the race
  • Reward: 3 points, BMW M5 ’03

Drift Zone: Arbolada

  • Car: A Class, Mazda RX-7 Spirit R
  • Location: Gran Puente
  • Challenge: 130,000pt
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Drift Zone: Hillside

  • Car: A Class, Mazda RX-7 Spirit R
  • Location: Palacio Azul
  • Challenge: 140,000pt
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Drift Zone: Reservoir

  • Car: A Class, Mazda RX-7 Spirit R
  • Location: Sierra Verde Dam
  • Challenge: 260,000pt
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Seasonal Championship: A Minor Inconvenience

  • Car: C Class, Mini/Morris
  • Location: Atlantes de Tula
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Cadillac CTS-V ’16

Seasonal Championship: Going on Tour

  • Car: A Class, GT/Super GT
  • Location: The Marathon
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Dodge Viper ’16

This week features two multiplayer activities, both of which require an Xbox Live subscription to access on a console but are free to participate in on a computer.

The Trial, which this week is a road racing competition for A Class (701-800PI) Classic Muscle and Modern Muscle cars, is one among them as usual.

In a best-of-three team challenge, you and up to five other people will compete against a team of six “Unbeatable” AI. Each player on each team receives 100 points for every opponent they defeat, but nothing for defeating their own teammates.

In order to maximize team points, it is best to assist slower teammates in passing as many AI as possible. If necessary, this may require utilizing dishonest tactics.

Even though this week’s opening race is the typically terrible Volcan Sprint, winning should only require two races as long as participants remember to tune their vehicles and brake for the tight turns. A 2017 Ford GT and ten points are awarded for winning.

For this week, the seasonal playground games are also back. To participate in King for a Day, you must have a B Class (601-700PI) vehicle from the Pickups & 4x4s category.

Three rounds of Team King competition make up this challenge. Depending on the amount of entries, up to two players on each team will be given a “King” crown, which they must guard from opponents trying to take them while passing it on to teammates when they are slowed down.

The winning team is the first to ten minutes or to have the highest score when the timer ends. You receive one second of King time for each King on your team (hence up to four every second).

You’ll receive three points and the Forza LINK welcome “I Want to Play a Game” if you play through enough rounds of the best-of-three event – winning isn’t required. Keep in mind that the location varies for each round.

Seasonal Playground Games: King for a Day

  • Car: B Class, Pickups & 4x4s
  • Location: Ek’Balam
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 3 points, “I Want to Play a Game” Forza LINK

The Trial: Muscle In

  • Car: A Class, Classic Muscle/Modern Muscle
  • Location: Colinas Aridas
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 10 points, Ford GT ’17

Series 25 Winter Playlist: Challenges

There are four Challenges this week, including a brand-new Collectibles event, the Treasure Hunt in a unique format, the normal Photo Challenge, and the Horizon Open comeback.

For that final event, you’ll need access to online multiplayer, but it’s a rather easy task. To get two points and a Mazda RX-8, simply finish any Horizon Open Custom Race in a Mazda MX-5 model of your choice.

You must capture a photo of any Audi Avant model, or any of the manufacturer’s wagon-bodied vehicles, for this week’s Photo Challenge, which is titled #AvantGardens. To take the picture and receive two points and the Painter Hoodie, go to the Hotel Castillo player residence.

The event for collectibles called Boiling Point. This will result in a deluge of enormous EventLab conical flasks covering the summit of Gran Caldera and the vicinity of Gran Telescopio. For three points and the “Gotta Smash ‘Em All” Forza LINK welcome, smash 20 of them.

The series’ final “Treasure Stunt” is finally arrived. This week’s clue instructs you to “head west from the Horizon Baja Festival Site and look to the coast to find the hidden Treasure Stunt course,” however you are once again exempt from following the advice because the stunt park is not at all concealed.

In actuality, it’s on the coast southwest of the Rally Adventure marker and is rather difficult to miss due to its enormous greenness. To reach the treasure box at the top, turn around and start climbing counterclockwise from the north-western corner of it. Be aware of two sneaky jumps along the way.

Take three points and 100,000cr by smashing it.

Collectibles: Boiling Point

  • Cars: Any
  • Location: Gran Caldera
  • Challenge: Smash 20 EventLab Flasks
  • Reward: 3 points, “Gotta Smash ‘Em All” Forza LINK

Horizon Open: Driving Miatas

  • Cars: Mazda MX-5 (any)
  • Location: Horizon Open Custom Race
  • Challenge: Complete a Horizon Open Custom Race in any Mazda MX-5
  • Reward: 2 points, Mazda RX-8

Photo Challenge: #AvantGardens

  • Cars: Audi Avant (any)
  • Location: Hotel Castillo
  • Challenge: Photograph any Audi Avant model at the Hotel Castillo Player House
  • Reward: 2 points, Painter Hoodie

Treasure Hunt: Horizon Baja Treasure Stunt

  • Cars: Any
  • Location: Horizon Baja Outpost
  • Challenge: Find the stunt park near the Horizon Baja Outpost; complete it and smash the Treasure Chest
  • Reward: 3 points, 100,000cr

Series 25 Winter Playlist: Monthly Events

The four Monthly Events in this Series will still be at their permanent place unless you’ve previously finished them. Regardless of where in the Series you complete them, each one awards four points for completion, which are dispersed equally across the four Seasons.

You must use the automobiles that are given to you in each scenario to set a fast time on the corresponding courses. Simply complete the game without striking any stationary objects or using the Rewind tool. Speed is not a factor here.

That won’t be simple because there are two overpowered EVs and two point-to-point courses that force you to restart if you make a mistake.

The 850CSi runs the point-to-point Ruta Norte Street Race course, while the new M2 laps the Lookout Circuit (and you should, especially for the sharp right at the halfway mark). Monthly Rivals continues the BMW theme.

In contrast, Forza EV equips you with two Rivians: the R1S for the figure-eight Herencia Cross Country Circuit and the R1T for the point-to-point Baja California Trail course.

Forza EV: Baja California Trail

  • Cars: Rivian R1T (provided)
  • Location: Dunas Blancas
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Lap
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Forza EV: Herencia Cross Country Circuit

  • Cars: Rivian R1S (provided)
  • Location: Teotihuacan
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Time
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Monthly Rivals: Lookout Circuit

  • Cars: BMW M2 (provided)
  • Location: Horizon Rush Outpost
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Lap
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Monthly Rivals: Ruta Norte

  • Cars: BMW 850CSi (provided)
  • Location: Bahia de Plano
  • Challenge: Post a Clean Time
  • Reward: 4 points (1 added to each season)

Series 25 Winter Bonus DLC Events

Although they are not necessary for Playlist completion, both DLC expansions offer the option to win seven more points, for a total of 14 if you acquire them both. A two-point PR Stunt and a five-point Seasonal Championship are held at each venue.

As has been the case throughout this Series, the PR stunt is the same at both locations. This week, the PR stunt is a Speed Trap for an S1 Class (801-900PI) Audi R8 V10 Plus, which is once more offered in the Forzathon Shop.

Both demand speeds of 200 mph for Hammer’s Shadow in Hot Wheels and 145 mph at Orogrande in Rally Adventure. Each completion results in a Super Wheelspin.

For the S1 Class (801-900PI) automobiles, Hot Wheels also holds a Seasonal Championship, but this time, only Saleen Machines will do, and there is a BMW Z3 for finishing first in the championship points after three races. For the Rally Around championship in the Rally Adventure competition, which awards a Volvo 242 Turbo, you’ll need a B Class (601-700PI) UTV.

Hot Wheels Speed Trap: Hammer’s Shadow

  • Car: S1 Class, Audi R8 V10 Plus
  • Location: Hot Wheels Giant’s Canyon
  • Challenge: 200mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship: Saleen Machine

  • Car: S1 Class, Saleen
  • Location: Hot Wheels Giant’s Canyon
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, BMW Z3

Rally Adventure Speed Trap: Orogrande Rush

  • Car: S1 Class, Audi R8 V10 Plus
  • Location: Sierra Nueva Orogrande
  • Challenge: 145mph
  • Reward: 2 points, Super Wheelspin

Rally Adventure Seasonal Championship: Rally Around

  • Car: B Class, UTVs
  • Location: Sierra Nueva Orogrande
  • Challenge: Win the Championship
  • Reward: 5 points, Volvo 242 Turbo

Series 25 Winter Forzathon Shop

This week’s Forzathon Shop features German performance automobiles from two distinctly different periods.

The 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK, a pre-war hillclimb specialist based on the iconic S Series “White Elephant,” is in charge of leading the store.

For a more maneuverable platform, it has a shorter wheelbase than its pachydermal sibling and removes a full foot and a half from the space in between the wheels.

In addition to being smaller, it was also lighter (albeit still as heavy as a contemporary SUV), which gave the 200 horsepower, supercharged, 7.1-liter straight-six engine more room to maneuver.

Its designers’ eyes might burst if they saw the 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus. Along with a mid-mounted, 5.2-liter V10 engine that was inspired by Lamborghini and makes close to 600 horsepower, the Audi makes considerable use of carbon fiber.

The SSK is definitely worth the 800FP when taking into account its 7.5m credit cost, however the Audi is a little pricey at 250FP compared to a 242,000cr Autoshow price.

The Builder’s Outfit and the Builder’s Helmet are additional store products this week and cost 75FP apiece. The 60FP Wheelspin and a 150FP Super Wheelspin are present in their usual locations.

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