Forza Horizon 5 FORDzathon Summer: Festival Playlist, reward cars, photo challenge & more

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It’s a new year and a new Forza Horizon series is here. Following last month’s Horizon Holidays series, the Forza Horizon 5 FORDzathon Summer Festival Playlist provides a wealth of new reward cars and Ford-themed challenges for players to tackle.

Here’s a full rundown of the Forza Horizon 5 FORDzathon Summer Festival Playlist and new reward cars you can collect.

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Forza Horizon 5 FORDathon Summer

As you've probably guessed from the name, FORDzathon celebrates all things Ford with themed challenges along with classic and contemporary prize cars from the US automaker's history.

Forza Horizon 5 FORDzathon Summer Festival Playlist

The Forza Horizon 5 FORDzathon Summer season starts on 5 January at 2:30pm GMT / 9:30am ET. As always, the season will last for seven days, ending on 12 January at 2:30pm GMT / 9:30am ET.

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Series progress cars include the MG6 XPower (80 points), which is new to Forza and Ken Block's Hoonicorn V2 Mustang (160 points). The Hoonicorn V2 is a hauntingly fitting reward car following Ken Block's untimely death.

Reward cars

Oddly for a season themed around Ford, this week's season reward cars are the Renault Megane R.S. 250 (20 points) and Hot Wheels Ford F-5 Dually Custom Hot Rod (40 points).

The Renault Megane R.S. 250 is new to Forza Horizon 5 but appeared in Forza Horizon 4.

Forza Horizon 5 FORDzathon Summer Festival Playlist
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You can also earn five more reward cars by completing challenges this season. The 2018 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 can be yours by completing The Trial.

Conquering the three seasonal championships also unlocks the 2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351, 1977 Ford #5 Escort RS1800 MK II, and 1973 Ford Capri RS3100.

If you have the Hot Wheels expansion, you can also get the 2000 Ford SVT Cobra R as a reward for winning the Seasonal Championship.

You can also earn a couple of Super Wheelspins and clothing items for your avatar.

Photo Challenge - #FORDZAthon

For this week’s #FORDZAthon photo challenge, you need to photograph the 1965 Ford Transit at De Otro Mundo.

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Your reward for completing this week’s photo challenge is the Ice Cream Van car horn.

Forzathon Daily Challenges

Day Name Description
1Go ForwardDrive 5 miles (8 km) in any Ford
2Ford the MemoriesEarn 50,000 Skill Score in any Ford
3Rock OutTake a picture at Valle De Las Ranas
4Slide StreetEarn 4 Stars at Drift Zones in the 2018 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5
5Fully ChargedEarn a Hard Charger Skill in Playa Azul
6Show 'em Who's BossWin a Dirt Race in a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
7Taco ThisSmash a taco Cart

Forzathon Weekly Challenges

Chapter Challenge
1Own and drive the 2021 Ford Bronco
2Win the Baja California Trail in the 2021 Ford Bronco
3Win any Cross-Country Event in the 2021 Ford Bronco
4Earn 3 Stars on any Trailblazer in the 2021 Ford Bronco