Forza Horizon 4 – Series 38Published July 31, 2021
Launched on July 27th, Series 38 appears to be the last significant update for Forza Horizon 4, as the development team’s focus and effort will be almost entirely shifted towards the upcoming Forza Horizon 5, expected to be released this Fall 2021. Read here for more information!
This latest series for Forza Horizon 4 appears to be the final update, as the Playground Games development team will be shifting nearly all of its focus onto the next installment in the Forza Horizon game series, Forza Horizon 5, which was formally announced last month at E3 2021, and is expected to be released November this year. This update has been described as a “mixtape” of the previous series, including content that has been recycled from Series 7 through 32.
As usual, we are beginning with the Summer Season, which will continue until August 5th. Players that complete seasonal events and Forzathon challenges will earn a Horizon Backstage Pass at 50% completion and the 1965 Morris Mini-Traveller) at 80% season completion. Players participating in the ‘Summer Specials’ cross-country series seasonal event are rewarded with the hard-to-find 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible. The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona HEMI Autoshow car is rewarded for players who complete the ‘Locked Horns’ road racing series seasonal event. In the shop, there will be two rare hard-to-find cars available for purchase at 599 FP, the 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 and the 1988 Holden VL Commodore Group A SV.
Following this, the Autumn season will also earn players a backstage pass for 50% season completion, while the 80% completion reward is a Shelby Daytona. Other unlockable vehicles include the 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z and the 2005 Lotus Elise, a Ferrari F40 for completing the Autumn games, a 1969 Ford Mustang for completing the ‘Grudge Match’ Aussie Ford XB Falcon for completing the ‘Down Under’ seasonal event.
August 12th will be the first day of the Winter season for Series 38 and rewards players with another MINI at 50% completion and the Land Rover Series III Forza Edition at 80% season completion. Players will also be able to earn several other cross-country MINI racing vehicles, including the MINI JCW Buggy and MINI X-Raid. Completing the ‘Deutschland’s Finest’ event rewards players with the Porsche 914/6.
Finally, the 38th Series will come to a close with the Spring season from August 19th to August 26th. For completing 50% of the season, players will be rewarded with the Buick GSX and a BMW M5 ‘88 Forza Edition for 80% season completion. Completing the ‘Spring Games’ earns the player the Ford Focus Gymkhana 10 RSRX, while the epic Ferrari F12tdf and Ferrari 599 GTO can be earned by completing the ‘Lakehurst’ and ‘Seeing Red’ events.
This update does include a couple of bug fixes. The first issue fixed was causing players not to be put into the correct DLC car if they did not own it when playing in Super 7 mode. Next, they fixed two particularly frustrating bugs, one that was causing game stuttering on Steam and the other that caused the left stick to also register command inputs on the d-pad when using remote play.
Forza Horizon 4 is often considered among the best racing games in the last few years and has earned overwhelmingly positive reviews. As the game is a Microsoft exclusive title, it is currently available only for Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. As more information comes out about the next game in the series, Forza Horizon 5, we will keep you constantly updated. Stay tuned!