How to unlock and join Clubs in Forza Horizon 3

One of Forza Horizon 3's many claims to fame is its all-new online co-op campaign. The game has lots of great multiplayer features too, including massive car clubs that players can join for more rewards. Unlocking car clubs and finding a good one can be confusing, but we're here to help.

How to unlock car clubs

Forza Horizon 3 clubs

All of Forza Horizon 3's multiplayer features start out locked at the beginning of the game. You'll gain access to them by completing Festival expansions. Those expansions require you to hit certain fan milestones. You gain fans by completing races of any kind.

If you're in a hurry to unlock multiplayer and clubs, try to focus on single-player races. Save side activities like Rivals races, Drivatar challenges, and hunting for signs for later.

Once you've earned a festival expansion, you'll still need to drive to one of your festival locations to activate the expansion and unlock any features associated with it.

  • Your second Festival expansion unlocks Online Adventure, Online Free Roam, and Co-Op Campaign
  • Your fifth festival expansion unlocks Car Clubs

What to do once you're in a car club

Forza Horizon 3 clubs

Once you've joined a car club, press the Start/Menu button to bring up the pause menu. Navigate to the Clubs tab, from which you can track club progress.

The main point of interest is the "Club Ladder." Every car club has five tiers to progress through each week. At the end of the week, progress resets and everyone moves down to Tier 5. You reach new tiers by hitting XP milestones. The reward for reaching a new tier is a hefty credit bonus, so playing a lot definitely pays off.

From the main Club tab, you can also select Club Leaderboard to see how your club stacks up against others, or hit the Club Overview to see a list of your fellow club-mates. From the Club overview, hit the Y button to invite friends to the club.

You can further boost your club earnings via the Skill Shop! From the Skill Shop , head to the Festival Boss tab and unlock the Syndicate Skill to receive a 10% bonus on Credits earned from the club. This upgrade costs three Skill Points.

Join the Windows Central car club

Forza Horizon 3 clubs

Another benefit of club membership is that the club tag will be displayed in front of your Gamertag during gameplay and when your Drivatar shows up in other players' games. What better way to show your love for your favorite site than joining our official club and wearing its tag for all the world to see?

Yes, we'd love for you to join the Windows Central club in Forza Horizon 3! Our club was one of the top clubs in Forza Horizon 2, and with your help, we'll get there again. Just head to the Clubs tab and search for Windows Central by name or our WinC club tag. All readers are welcome, so let's team up and hits the roads together!

Forza Horizon 3 is the ultimate open world racing game for Xbox One and Windows 10. Buy the digital version and you'll be able to play on both platforms with full cross-save and cross-platform multiplayer. Take it from Richard Devine and myself, racing games just don't get better than Forza Horizon 3.

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Paul Acevedo

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