Forza Horizon 4 Update 8 bringing important multiplayer changes

The next content update for Forza Horizon 4 has been detailed by its developer, Playground Games, and the big attention point is the multiplayer aspect of the game. Besides an all new game mode to enjoy, there will be fixes to the existing experience which will make a pretty important improvement to everyone's online fun.

Drift Adventure update

Update 8 is being known as the Drift Adventure update, in honor of the new multiplayer game mode being added. Drift Adventure is the first multiplayer mode in Forza Horizon 4 dedicated entirely to the art of going sideways, as you compete against other players in pursuit of the best single lap drift score.

In conjunction with this a new drift camera view is being added — a similar one has recently made it into Forza Motorsport 7 — that angles the camera to better work with the additional sideways motions of drifting.

Beyond Drift Adventure, Playground has also been listening to community feedback and some pretty stellar changes are coming to the existing online adventure experience.

  • S2 Class has been removed from Dirt Racing Championships.
  • B Class has been added to Dirt Racing Championships.
  • Freeroam Rush events have been removed from all Asphalt and Street Race Championships.
  • Collisions are disabled for the first 30 seconds of each race. This change also applies to Horizon Life PvP races.

The collisions being disabled in particular will make a huge difference to online races, and is just part of the anti-griefing work that Playground has been undertaking to try and ensure a fun and fair online experience.

All this is in addition to a new Showcase Remix and a new car pack that will be available free to anyone who owns either the Car Pass or the Ultimate Edition of the game, as well as a slew of fixes and improvements. Check out the full patch notes at the Forza Support Forums.

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