Is the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle worth it?

Is the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle worth it?

Two very different expansion packs

Forza Horizon 4 players are being treated to fresh content on a weekly basis as the seasons change and through regular Forzathon challenges, but the expansion packs offer something much more.

The first, Fortune Island, is already available and gives players an entirely new map to play through with additional races, stories, PR stunts, and achievements to enjoy. It includes the longest Driftzone in any Forza game to date and the terrain is quite different from the main map.

The second expansion has been revealed as Lego Speed Champions, a licensed tie-up between Microsoft and Lego that will see you race brick-based vehicles across a very colorful, very different style of map.

Ultimate Edition represents the best overall value

The Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 4 is pricey, but as it also includes the DLC expansions, which means it represents the best overall value. If you're not yet playing Forza Horizon 4, it's the one to get.

The Ultimate Edition includes the VIP Membership, Car Pass, and all currently released car packs. Buying all of this content separately will cost well in excess of the asking price of the Ultimate Edition.

If you're playing Forza Horizon 4 from Xbox Game Pass, or have an active Game Pass subscription, you can get yourself a 10% discount when buying the Ultimate Edition. If you're an owner of the standard edition, however, there is an upgrade path.

Ultimate Add-Ons is best for current standard edition owners

If you have the standard edition of the game, spending extra on the Ultimate Edition for all its extra content makes entirely no sense, but fortunately, Microsoft has an answer.

All of the additional content the Ultimate Edition provides can be bought separately in the Ultimate Add-Ons bundle for $50. It works out to be a little more than the cost of the Ultimate Edition in total, but it's still the best bet if you want the DLC expansions and you already own the game.

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