Nice to see some good news, also great to see they are taking out the cheaters wrecking leader boards
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to October S14th! If you’re not sure what that means, then you need to open up Forza Horizon 3 ASAP and check out the #Forzathon tab because today (Friday), you’ve got a chance to win a 1994 Nissan Silvia K’s (S14) car, one of the most requested cars from the Forza community. Keep in mind that this challenge is only available today, so if you’re reading this after Friday, you’re too late. Nonetheless for those of you who still have time, read on!
October S14th #Forzathon
The October S14th #Forzathon event has arrived, and with it, your chance to add one of the most requested cars in Forza history to your garage. While the S14 event is undoubtedly the most anticipated #Forzathon event this week, it’s not the only one. There are three events happening today, details of which you can see here:
While credit and XP bonuses are nice, let’s be real; everybody wants that S14. The “Initial Drift King” event challenges players to earn 35,000 points in a drift zone with a very specific (and very relevant) car. Let’s take a closer look at the challenge:
First up, the car. You’ll be driving the 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex (aka the “Initial D” car). Born and bred for drifting, this is perhaps the most spot-on car/challenge combination imaginable. While the Trueno is drift-able from the outset, you’re best served by finding a drift-ready tune to help you out. At the Horizon Festival, check out the Garage tab and then click on the Tuning option, where you’ll be able to search for new tunes for whatever class you wish to run the event in.
For me, I waffled between an S1 tune from Skyssen and an A-Class tune by TUS Chunky before eventually landing on the latter setup, which suited my skill level better. You should use whatever you feel is right for your driving abilities and preferences.
Next up, that all important maxim: location, location, location. While you only have to score 35,000 points – not a lot, even for a mediocre drifter like me – you need to find a Drift Zone that leaves you plenty of room. After all, trying to nail 35K points in a Zone where 25K is worth three stars doesn’t leave you much room for error. Personally, I was looking for 3-star zones of 50K points and above as my guide for where to attempt the challenge. (My favorite of the bunch? The Byron Suburbs Drift Zone, which sets 80K points as its three-star target).
Forza Horizon 3 photo contest winner by MisshapenRook7
Once you’ve got your car, your tune, and the area you want to compete in, it’s just a matter of careful practice (and some decent throttle control). Watch out for oncoming traffic and don’t give up and soon enough you’ll have that new S14 waiting for you in your garage. And what a beauty she is, complete with an optional bodykit upgrade fitting Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk parts and bringing the car all the way up to S1 class.
If you missed the S14th #Forzathon event, don’t worry, there will be more opportunities to earn the Nissan Silvia K’s in the future. And we’ve got more #Forzathon events coming up – next weekend, you’ll be able to win the Ford #17 Falcon FG and, at the end of the month, a chance to win the Halo Warthog. Don’t miss out!
Forza Horizon 3 Update
This evening we will release the latest update for Forza Horizon 3 (look for it to go live around 7 p.m. Pacific). This update includes lots of new fixes and improvements to the game on both Xbox One and PC, including some important stability and performance improvements on Windows 10. You can see all of the changes for today’s update in the full story.
In addition to fixes, the newest update also introduces some gameplay changes, as well as a new batch of Horizon Edition cars (replacing the previous group of HE cars), available as part of the Level Up tombola spins. These cars include:
o BAC Mono Horizon Edition
o Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Horizon Edition
o Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV Horizon Edition
o Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series Horizon Edition
o MG Metro 6R4 Horizon Edition
o MINI Cooper S Horizon Edition
o Subaru Impreza 22B STi Horizon Edition
Forza Horizon 3 photo contest winner by japun3yz
Player PC Bans
A note for our Forza Horizon 3 players on Windows 10: In the interest of protecting our in-game economies and maintaining fair play, we have begun enforcing cheating bans in Forza Horizon 3. Our monitoring systems are built to detect cheating and are actively targeting programs such as the “Forza Horizon 3 trainer.” Players who are caught using these programs while playing Forza Horizon 3 will be subject to a non-reversible permanent ban from online play in the game. We do this to help advance our goal of providing the best possible game experience for the vast majority of players who want to enjoy Forza Horizon 3 the way it was meant to be played.
Halloween Bash Reminder
There’s just over a under two weeks left to get your designs in to be a part of our annual Halloween Bash. As a reminder, we’re accepting creations in both Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Horizon 3 for the Bash, and all livery, layer group, and photo that are entered will be considered for a special prize car painted by our own Little Vixen. All entries must be received by October 27 to be considered. Check out the Halloween Bash thread on the forums to read all about the Bash and to submit your creations.
Forza Horizon 3 photo contest winner by GAMBLERCAKE01
K1 Speed Promotion
Our friends at K1 Speed go-kart centers based in North American have teamed up with Xbox for a special promotion where fans can enter to win an Xbox One S and/or a copy of Forza Horizon 3. Players can score points at their local K1 Speed karting center for racing in events, making passes on opponents, and for having the best average lap times during a race. For more details check out the K1 Speed Web site and good luck to everyone who takes part!