As the seasons change Forza Horizon 5 a whole new set of challenges are launched. With the move to Series 5 of these weekly deals, the entire Horizon landscape is changing, with the focus now shifting to the new PR stunts made available through the Horizon Rush takeover. Want us to help you navigate your way through the madness? We’ve got you covered with helpful tips, tricks, and melodies to help you complete Forza Horizon 5 – Series 5 – Summer Weekly Challenges.
Yes, the World Cup is over, but the party really begins now with Forza Horizon 5’s Series 5 – Summer Challenges. drift to circumvent. Oh, and there are also photo challenges and seasonal specials in the form of the Horizon Parade. Divided into different sections, you’ll have the chance to earn Forzathon Points, in-game cash, and new cars, all by completing the following steps…
Part 1 – The Weekly Challenge – Field Trip
To participate in this event, it may be advisable to complete the Speed Trap Challenge this week, as the car you need is the prize to do so. Whichever way you finish, you need the #777 Formula Drift 2013 Chevrolet Corvette to participate this week.
The Air of Stock is perfect for all of these challenges, no need to blow your hard-earned credits this week.
Chapter 1 – Water Can’t Stop Me!
Simple really, hop on and drive it. The Falken paint job on this car was always one of my favorites in my 1/10th RC drift days, but it was a pain to hide and paint.
Chapter 2 – A way of life
Drifting is this car’s way of life, I guess, and to prove it, we need to earn six stars in a drift zone, or a variety of them.
I’m going to offer you the shortest, Giro Encorvado on the main Festival site. 15,000 points is enough for two stars, while three stars is only 30,000.
Easily doable in this car, especially if you hit the starting line already drifting.
Chapter 3 – Drift Season
We have to use Chevvy’s perfect weight distribution to earn ten ultimate drift skills (or electronic drift skills if you prefer). This can easily be done on a roundabout, of which there are a few dotted lines on the map, and with the correct application of throttle and counter steering you will be drifting for weeks.
One of my favorites is the cloverleaf junction on the highway. If you can do it while a skill song is playing, then a lot of points can be yours.
Chapter 4 – 2 for 1
The final chapter looks daunting, as you have to score over 100,000 Drift Points in less than two minutes in the Drift Zones.
However, it’s a piece of cake.
The polytunnels, in the middle of the map, are my favorite area, and with 120,000 needed for three stars, it will take much less than two minutes to rack up the necessary points. The key to this area is to keep drifting side to side, in transition, even on straight sections.
Part 2 – Seasonal Championships
There’s only one Seasonal Championship to compete in throughout this summer season, and it’s pretty simple at that.
Championship 1 – Party Animal
The reveler in question is a Jaguar and with an S1 900 class restriction it will be quite wild
I went with a beast that has served me well before, the 2012 XKR-S – the share code is: 138924656.
This is an on-road event, and so this tune should see you straight. It will be tight though as the pilot bots don’t want to give up, so be warned!
Showing your worth as a party animal will see you bringing home the 720S Spider.
Part 3 – Weekly Challenges
Challenge 1 – Seasonal Special – Horizon Parade
This seems, at first glance, quite easy. We only have to place third against average robot drivers to win, and we have to do it in the Festival Float vehicle. Simply get third place or higher to triumph!
Again, no settings required for this one, so save those pennies.
The race is tight at the start and the floats are wide so bide your time until the track opens up would be my advice.
A green pinata outfit will be yours if you complete the parade. At least it will mean you can finally get rid of that pesky snowman outfit you picked up on Christmas. There’s also a new Commendation tied to winning this race, which also nets you a groovy t-shirt. Premium!
Challenge 2 – Danger Sign – Metal Bird
Finally, PR stunts are making a comeback. I mean the World Cup was fun and all (although the UK did about as well as usual and came in 4th place) but it’s nice to throw cars at the ramps, right?
The car in question must be an S1 900 Class Hypercar, and the distance needed to get three stars is “only” 92m to complete the seasonal challenge. For three stars, it will be 121.9m, which seems oddly accurate.
I chose the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ for this one because in my opinion it is one of the best looking cars in the game. A little light tweak gave me a share code of 180357146. This is a new danger sign, above the wings of an airplane, and the climb is off-road and pretty tight, so rewinding just might be your friend here.
Fly away and find the Lambo Aventador ’12 heading your way.
Challenge 3 – Speed Zone – Desierto Vivente
Classic Rally, B Class 700 is the restriction for this event, and so I chose, as any sane person would, an escort. The 1977 Escort RS 1800, to be precise, and if you too want to put the Essex guy in you, the share code is 699552840.
Getting an average speed of 75 mph will win the seasonal challenge, but since this is a new speed zone, you might as well go all out and try to get three stars, right?
90 mph is your goal in this case. The approach from the south seems to be the optimal route.
A glorious Hoonigan Group A Escort Cossie will become yours.
Challenge 4 – Trail Blazer – River Rapids
We need an unlimited buggy in an A 800 class to complete this challenge, and we need to finish with ten seconds on the clock to beat the seasonal challenge. For three stars, you have twenty seconds left, so it may be best to try again in a faster car.
I gave the tasks this time to the trusty Aerial Nomad, a car that appears to be built in Meccano (remember that?). The melody I used is 144860625.
Unfortunately, there is a troublesome river in the way, so you may have to go further left than you think to squeeze under the wire.
You might only get a little Wheelspin for taming the rapids, but cross your fingers and you might just get more than a pair of shiny new shoes.
Challenge 5 – Speed Trap – East Resort
There is a problem with this challenge, and it is this – the car it is limited to, the KTM X-Bow GT4, is not a car that can be bought; it can only be obtained by getting twenty points in the playlist. That means it’s the one to come back to.
Once you have your hot little hands on it, you need to hit the new East Resort speed trap at 130mph for the Seasonal Championship to be over and dusted, but over 200mph for three stars. Even with the setting, I’m not sure the little KTM is up to snuff, but my setting is 156880070.
Don’t forget to take a picture of this brand new car for your collection.
Coming from the north, I reached 159 mph through the camera with this tune.
Push your skills to the limit and smash the 210 km/h barrier and you’ll be well rewarded with the #777 Corvette.
Challenge 6 – Drift Zone – Giro Encorvado
You should be well practiced at this by now if you took my advice earlier, and with only ten points required to complete the seasonal challenge, that should be a piece of cake, but right?
You have a car restriction this time, a Deberti DD Tacoma TRD, a drift truck if you will.
I had already set this thing up for racing, but with a flick of the handbrake it goes sideways like a champ. My sharing code? 948541039.
Another Wheelspin might just be yours. Again, no shoes please.
Part 4 – Other Challenges
Every week we are lucky enough to enjoy a bit of variety away from the usual shopping. Series 5 – Summertime has you snapping some shots of your favorite track toy.
Photo Challenge – #PRTAAAYTIME
We need to take a photo of a Track Toy vehicle on the main stage of Horizon Rush. Simple, right? Well, the definition of Track seems quite broad, but as you will see in my photo, I have chosen an absolute classic.
What do you get for taking this photo? A coveted Horizon Rush t-shirt. What do you mean, you don’t like clothes?!?
Horizon Arcade – Minigames
As we’ve grown accustomed to over the past few weeks, we need to complete all three rounds of an Arcade event.
Look for the pink circles on the map, find one that matches your interests (Chaos events are always fun), and complete all three rounds to succeed. It’s that simple.
The move to Series 5 is one that should appeal to many Forza Horizon 5 runners, if only because the more we can get involved in PR stunts, the better. If you follow our guide, you should easily be able to pick up enough Season Points to nab the Epic KTM X-Bow GT4 (20pts) and the Legendary Pagani Zonda C for 40pts. Don’t forget that Daily Challenges work this way too – and they also give you plenty of Forzathon Points to spend in the Shop.
Those points will also put you on your way to the highly exclusive Forza Edition 5-Series car rewards, Mini ’65 FE (80pts) and the legendary Porsche 917 LH (160pts). You won’t be able to get either of these cars just by completing the Series 5 – Summer challenges, but combine them with what’s on offer in Fall, Winter, and Spring and the job will be a good ‘one.
Speaking of fall, stay tuned for our Series 5 – Fall Challenges Guide coming soon – it will tell you how to get the rare Toyota 4Runner and legendary Ferrari FXX K added to your garage.
It goes without saying that to enjoy what Series 5 and the summer have to offer, you’ll need the base game of Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or PC. It is free to download via Game Pass and available on the Xbox Store for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
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