Even though Forza Motorsport is stealing the limelight, Forza Horizon 5 updates are showing no signs of slowing down. With the Horizon Creatives Series wrapping up, Forza Horizon’s next update celebrates Dia de Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival.
Unveiled during this month's Let’s ¡Go! stream, Forza Horizon 5 Dia de Muertos brings nine new cars along with new decorations, EventLab props, achievements, and more.
Forza Horizon 5's most requested car coming in next update
No Forza Horizon 5 Series update would be complete without some shiny new cars to drive, and Dia de Muertos doesn’t disappoint. Five new cars can be unlocked in festival playlist challenges.
The most notable is the 2010 Nissan Tsuru. It may not seem particularly desirable, but the Tsuru is “the most requested car in Forza’s history” according to Playground Games.
One of the most popular cars in Mexico, the Tsuru was missing in Forza Horizon 5 at launch. The reason for this is simply because Playground Games struggled to source a pristine model to scan.
There was even an online petition to get the car in the game that reached 36,000 signatures. It was also the community’s most requested car to date in the Suggestions Hub with over 4,000 votes.
In real life, the Tsuru is Mexico's most common taxi car. Because of this, new car parts will let you turn the Tsuru into a taxi in Forza Horizon 5.
Other new playlist cars include the 1951 Porsche 356 SL, 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, and 2023 Meyers Manx 2.0.
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is a Series Progress reward for reaching 80 points alongside the 2019 Ferrari F8 Tributo (160 points).
Here’s a full breakdown of the Dia de Muertos reward cars in each season:
- 2010 Nissan Tsuru (20 points)
- 2023 Nissan Z (40 points)
- Hoonigan Nova (The Trial)
- Ford Crown Victoria (EventLab)
- 2015 Ford Falcon (Seasonal Championship)
- Exocet Off-Road (Seasonal Championship)
- Chevrolet ZR2 (Horizon Open)
- 2015 Range Rover (Rally Adventure Seasonal Championship)
- 2016 Honda Civic (Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship)
- 2023 Meyers Manx 2.0 EV (20 Points)
- 2015 Subaru WRX (40 Points)
- 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer MR (The Trial)
- Renault Mégane R26.R (Seasonal Championship)
- Porsche 944 (Seasonal Championship)
- 2017 Nissan GT-R (Seasonal Championship)
- Ford Racing Puma (Rally Adventure Seasonal Championship)
- 1999 Lotus Elise (Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship)
- 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor (20 Points)
- Plymouth Fury (40 Points)
- Ariel Nomad (The Trial)
- 2018 Saleen S1 (Seasonal PGG)
- Subaru BRZ (Seasonal Championship)
- 2013 Renault Clio (Seasonal Championship)
- Mercedes-Benz A45 (Rally Championship)
- 2014 BMW M4 (HW Championship)
- 1951 Porsche 356 SL (20 Points)
- Vauxhall Lotus Carlton (40 Points)
- Hoonicorn (The Trial)
- Vauxhall Monaro (EventLab)
- Toyota FJ40 (Seasonal Championship)
- Ford Capri MK1 (The Eliminator)
- Volkswagen Class 5 Bug (Rally Adventure Seasonal Championship)
- 2013 Ford Mustang (Hot Wheels Seasonal Championship)
Super Speed Car Pack
Alongside the reward cars, a premium Super Speed Car Pack will be released on 10 October and includes four track-focused cars:
- 2019 Elemental RP1
- 2020 KTM X-Bow GT2
- 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
- 2022Volkswagen Golf R
The Super Speed Car Pack will be released as standalone DLC, meaning it isn’t included in the Car Pass. Pricing for the DLC is yet to be confirmed.
New achievements and drift camera
For drifters, the Dia de Muertos update is also adding a dynamic Drift Camera, bringing a new perspective for sideways driving. This can be enabled and configured in the HUD and Gameplay section of the settings menu.
Additionally, Dia de Muertos will also bring 12 new achievements, Day of the Dead-themed decorations to discover around the map, and 15 colourful EventLab props.
The Forza Horizon 5 Dia de Muertos Series begins on 12 October. Before then, a patch update will bring a host of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements including:
- Fixed props in EventLab moving randomly when in placement mode.
- EventLab Prefab thumbnail won’t change to prop image when trying to move or copy that Prefab.
- EventLab Island Event map pin image will always show on the map and mini map.
- Snap nodes will no longer disappear when moving pieces.
- Fixed EventLab Island displaying black textures when playing through Cloud Gaming.
- Players will be sent to EventLab Island when choosing an event that takes place there.
- Fixed an issue where Attachment Nodes stopped working for other props.
- 2021 BMW M3 exterior windows can now be tinted.
- 2021 BMW M4 has the correct driver position.
- Fixed issues with the 2018 BMW M5 AC Schitzner and 2015 BMW i8 AC Schnitzer widebody kits.
- 1996 BMW 850CSi vinyl mapping issues when using bodykits.
You can view the full Forza Horizon 5 Dia de Muertos update patch notes here.
Playground Games also offered a sneak peek at next month’s Forza Horizon 5 Series update. Launching on 9 November, the American Automotive update will see the return of the Oval Track along with new race routes and lots of American-themed cars.
Despite the arrival of Forza Motorsport, Playground Games promises there are still “plenty more updates” coming to Forza Horizon 5 in 2024.
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