After months of silence and speculation, Forza Horizon 5’s long-awaited second expansion has finally been revealed following the Hot Wheels Expansion. Thankfully, it’s not another Lego expansion. Get ready to rally in the Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure expansion.
Launching in March, the second Forza Horizon 5 expansion adds ten off-road vehicles, a new location, and a new rally campaign.
New location: Welcome to Sierra Nueva
Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure challenges you to drive through tricky dirt roads and asphalt stages as fast as possible with the help of your co-driver guiding you.
The second expansion takes you to Sierra Nueva, a new location full of steep inclines, dusty trails and deformable sand roads in Forza Horizon 5's most extreme events yet.
According to Playground Games, Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure features the largest number of racing events of any Horizon expansion.
Biohomes ranging from an abandoned quarry and the town of Pueblo Artza to an "entirely smashable Palm Forest" filled with deformable trees will provide a variety of driving experiences and locations to explore.
The campaign sees you join three rally teams, each representing a different facet of rallying whether it’s asphalt, dirt, or challenging night rallying.
If you don't enjoy point-to-point time trial rallies, the entire campaign can be played in Horizon Race mode, which pits you against other cars on the stage Sega Rally-style.
New EventLab props will allow you to create courses inspired by Horizon Rally events with objects including branded barriers, flags and civilian vehicles.
Horizon Rally events feature new HUD elements including a mini leaderboard showing your position against other drivers and icons representing your co-driver's pace notes.
A notification also pops up which appears at each timed split-gate to show whether you have improved, gained or lost positions and the driving line can be disabled for a more challenging experience.
New EventLab props including branded barriers, flags and civilian vehicles will allow you to build new races inspired by Horizon Rally events.
Showcasing the opening stage, our first look at Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure gameplay in the Let’s ¡GO! livestream showed the electric Ford F-150 Lightning tearing up the dirt.
Making its video game debut in Forza Horizon 5 Adventure Rally, the F-150 Lightning is one of ten new cars in the Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure including Colin McRae’s iconic 1999 Ford Focus WRC and the Hoonigan Scumbug Baja car based on a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle.
Here's the full Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure car list:
- 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum
- 1973 Hoonigan Volkswagen Baja Beetle Class 5/1600 'Scumbug'
- 2001 Ford #4 Ford Focus RS
- 2022 Alumicraft #6165 Trick Truck
- 2021 Polaris RZR Pro XP Factory Racing Limited Edition
- 2020 Jimco #179 Hammerhead Class 1
- 2019 Jimco #240 Fastball Racing Spec Trophy Truck
- 2019 Casey Currie Motorsports #4402 Ultra 4 'Trophy Jeep'
- 2021 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR Pro 4 Truck
- 2021 Alumicraft #122 Class 1 Buggy
While there are no car restrictions to enter Horizon Rally events, new customisation options will allow you to “build a rally monster” with new rally parts and an anti-lag system with flame effects. Launch control has also been added as a new assist for all cars.
This isn’t the first time Forza has taken us on a rally adventure – the first add-on for the original Forza Horizon was also a rally expansion.
With Codemasters’ WRC 23 reportedly coming in the spring, rally game fans are going to be spoiled for choice.
Included with the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-ons Bundle, the Premium Edition, or Expansions Bundle, the Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure expansion releases on 29 March for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Steam.
It will also be available on Game Pass and available to purchase separately for £14.99/$19.99.
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