Forza Horizon 5 Race-Off Brings New Cars and Timed Event

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Forza Horizon 5
Credit: Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios

Forza Horizon 5 Race-off is here! The latest Forza Monthly update brings a lot of new content to the already packed Mexican map.

Race-off is a new timed event for the Forza Horizon Festival and there's a bunch of new items to unlock. These include rewards for your garage, new props in EventLab and Festival Playlist rewards.

What else is included in this monthly update, though? We've got everything you need to know right here!

Forza Horizon 5 Race-Off

Forza Horizon 5 Race-Off gives players two new community-wide goals: one on-road (asphalt) and another off-road event. Meeting these goals will result in a message confirming your achievement.

For the asphalt racing goal, you can take part in drag racing, road racing, street racing and midnight battles in Mexico as well as speed racing in Hot Wheels and Apex Predators Races in Rally Adventure.

When you complete the Asphalt Racing goal, you'll unlock a new car in Forza: the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang GT, a powerful and modern muscle car. While this is the first time the seventh generation Mustang has appeared in Forza, it made its racing game debut in The Crew Motorfest.

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For the off-road event, you can earn points towards your goal by participating in dirt racing and cross-country racing in Mexico. You can also compete in Hazard Racing in Hot Wheels and both Horizon Raptors Races and Grit Reapers Races in Rally Adventure.

Passing this goal will see you gain the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, a beast of a pick-up truck.

Keep in mind that Rivals, Monthly Rivals, Forza EV, Showcases, Horizon Stories, Expeditions, and EventLab events don't count towards either of these goals.

New Content

On 28th March, when the new season starts, Horizon 5 players will get some new Race-off race suits in their outfits. There will be a new race suit for both the asphalt and off-road teams.

There's also going to be a new Race-off Outpost for you to find on the map. This will be a mix of orange (off-road) and blue (asphalt) in colour and looks pretty stunning based on the screenshot below:

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There are also a few collectables to find in the form of Piñatas, with a new off-road helmet to find in playa Azul's sands and another in Opalo de Fuego.

EventLab is getting in on the party as well, with 18 new items in total as part of this update. These include eight signs and flags, two gameplay items, six festival items and two walls and fences.

Acceleration Car Pack

Racing games would be nothing without their cars, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there are new cars available with this update.

From the 26 March, you can purchase the quartet of cars in the Acceleration Car Pack for the following prices: $4.99 / €4.99 / £3.99. This is not included in the Race-off update as standard, even if you have the Premium Edition of Forza Horizon 5.

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As the name suggests, these cars are rapid, particularly when getting off at the start of races and in a straight line. Here's the full list:

  • 2021 McLaren Sabre
  • 2019 Ginetta G10 RM
  • 2022 Ford Supervan 4
  • 1967 Shelby GT500

Reward Cars

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In addition to the reward cars for off-road and asphalt racing, there are some more than will become available as the month progresses:

  • 28th March - 4th April: 2023 McLaren Artura
  • 4th - 11th April: 2020 Audi TT RS Coupe
  • 11th - 18th April: 2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
  • 18th - 25th April: 2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR

Other Changes

It's not just content updates that get implemented in these monthly updates, far from it. In fact, the game often gets bug fixes and quality of life improvements and this monthly update isn't an exception to the rule.

Playground Games has fixed an issue in EventLab where the “Disable Standard Scoring” rule wasn't working correctly.

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They've also resolved a problem in the EventLab where player-made events were automatically set to five minutes long when launched from the shared events menu.

The full patch notes for this update should be released by the developers tomorrow.

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