Spring has sprung in Forza Horizon 5 and it’s the last season of the Japanese Automotive series. With a new Photo Challenge, a Treasure Hunt to complete, and seven legendary Japanese cars to collect, there’s plenty to see and do in the Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring Festival playlist.
What does this week's Festival Playlist have in store for FH5 players? Let's find out.
Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring
The Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Spring season starts on 23 February at 2:30pm GMT / 9:30am ET. You then have seven days to win every reward car before the season ends on 2 March at 2:30pm GMT / 9:30am ET.
The Horizon Wilds Takeover series will then begin on the same day with reward cars and Festival Playlist challenges honouring Ken Block.
In terms of Season Progress cars, the Japanese Automotive concludes with the classic Toyota Sports 800 ’65 (20 points) and Nissan Sentra Nismo ’18 sports cars.
Five more legendary Japanese cars can be won in the Spring Festival Playlist challenges.
Completing The Trial unlocks the Honda NSX-R GT ’05 while the Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec '97 can be yours for conquering the Playground Games Survival event.
Other cars up for grabs are the Subaru Impreza WRX STI ’08 and Mazda MX-5 ’16 for completing the Seasonal Challenges. Because you can’t have a Japanese car-themed playlist without the Mazda MX-5, Japan’s quintessential sports car.
There’s also a bonus reward car to be won in this week’s Horizon Open Challenge: completing a Horizon Open Drift Event in any Japanese vehicle gives you the Nissan Silvia K's AERO ’98 rear-wheel drive sports car.
You can also win four Super Wheelspins in the main Festival Playlist along with a Driftacular Forza Link.
There are no Hot Wheels challenge reward cars this week, though you can still win an extra Super Wheelspin and a Hot Wheels Suit for your player avatar.
Don’t forget this is your last chance to earn enough points to win the Series reward cars. Earn 80 points to win the Nissan GT-R '20 and 160 points to add the Subaru Impreza 22B STi ’98 to your collection.
Photo Challenge: #SecretHondaWay
The final Japanese Automotive Photo Challenge requires you to photograph any Honda or Acura next to the stone lanterns in the secret cave near Ek' Balam. Your reward is the Too soon, Junior Forza Link.
Treasure Hunt: Supraman
There’s also a Treasure Hunt to complete this week. The Supraman Treasure Hunt gives you the following clue to solve: “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's supraman!”
Solve the clue and find the hidden treasure chest on the map to rack up an easy 100 points.
Forzathon Daily Challenges
Earn 5 Stars at Drift Zones in any Japanese vehicle
Maintain a speed of 200 mph (322 km/h) for 10 seconds in the 1998 Toyota Supra RZ
Gas Gas Gas
Earn an Ultimate Speed Skill in The Eliminator
Complete the 'On a Wing and a Prayer' Showcase Event
Earn 3 Stars on any Danger Sign in an Infiniti vehicle
Like a Drag-on
Win a Drag Race
Often imitated but rarely matched, capture the iconic JDM styling by raking a photo of the 1997 Honda Civic Type R'.
Forzathon Weekly Challenge: Civic Duty
Own and drive the 1997 Honda Civic Type R.
Win 2 Road Circuit Events in the 1997 Honda Civic Type R.
You're a Natural
Earn a Hard Charger Skill in the 1997 Honda Civic Type R.
Photograph the 1998 Toyota Supra RZ.
Expansion 2 reveal
After months of silence, the wait for Forza Horizon 5’s second expansion is nearly over. All will be revealed later today when Playground Games reveals Forza Horizon 5 Expansion 2 in February’s Forza Monthly show at 5pm GMT/ 9am PT.
You can watch the show on the official Forza YouTube and Twitch channels. We’ll have all the details for you straight after the show.
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