What you need to know
- The latest monthly update sees a tie-in with BBC's Top Gear.
- Presenter Chris Harris lends his voice to the game.
- Track-Tor from the show making an appearance along with a new Horizon Story.
It's been a busy time in Forza Horizon 4 land in recent weeks, but the regular updates continue to roll and it's time for another one. This week sees Series 11 drop and with it some exciting new bits, particularly for fans of BBC's Top Gear.
While players are still enjoying themselves in Lego Valley, Series 11 brings some more traditional four-wheeled entertainment through a partnership with Top Gear. It not only sees the insane Track-Tor from the show added to the game, but presenter, Chris Harris, lends his voice and there's an all-new Horizon Story to play through.
You'll also be able to dress up your in-game character as The Stig. Because who wouldn't want that?
Away from Top Gear, Series 11 is adding a new four weekly cycle of seasonal challenges and a new Festival Playlist, with rewards including a trio of Forza Edition cars, a couple of Koenigseggs and a host of other vehicles.
Rivals is getting some much-requested attention in Series 11, too, with the new Class Rivals feature allowing players to drive any vehicle in a class in pursuit of the ultimate time. The currently curated Rivals challenges will remain, Class Rivals merely expands the concept a little more.
The Horizon Timeline is getting a bit of a spruce up, too, with more easily available information on your progression through the various categories and the future rewards, and the new Star Card feature will be getting some additional rewards for completion.
And as always there are a bunch of smaller fixes coming, and one multiplayer fans, in particular, will be pleased to see is a rebalance of the collision slow down penalty so that genuine mistakes and small taps aren't punished as harshly. Wall riding is, still, thankfully getting absolutely smacked down.
To check out the full rundown for Series 11, check out the Playground Games live stream below.
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"Class Rivals merely expands the concept a little more." Or in other words we are getting back something that was a core element in previous Horizons and bizarrely omitted in 4 causing uproar from the fans on the forums.
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