Forza Horizon 5 Series 1 Winter: Festival playlist, championships, challenges, and prizes!

It's our very first winter in the Mexico of Forza Horizon 5! We're excited to see how the volcano looks capped with snow. As you'd expect, there are some mighty prizes this week. Here's the rundown:

Playlist completion rewards

This winter, the dry season, 22 playlist points earn you the Italdesign Zerouno. Even better, for 42 points you can win our editor's favourite, the iconic Subaru Impreza 22B!

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The Subaru Impreza 22B looks at home blasting through the Forza Horizon 5 jungle

For the whole series, the prizes remain the Mercedes-AMG ONE for 120 playlist points and the McLaren F1 for 180 playlist points.

Forzathon challenges

This week the Forzathon weekly challenge Neunelfer is focused on the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Complete the four chapters in order to receive 5 playlist points and 80 Forzathon points. You can double your Forzathon points by buying the correct player house! Daily challenges are worth 1 playlist point each and 10 Forzathon points.

Don't Get Dirty
Earn 3 Clean Racing Skills in a Dirt Race
Earn 6 stars in total from Trailblazers
Smash 20 Solar Panels in 30 seconds
Midnight Show
Win a Street Race in a Modern Supercar
Tour Guide
Complete a Horizon Tour
Power Launch
Win a Drag Race in a Retro Muscle car
In Three Minds
Buy 3 cars

Winter daily challenges

Season events

Take part and complete a Horizon Arcade event for 3 playlist points. The Trial has the beautiful Ferrari Dino as its prize this week. You'll need to be in the Hall of Fame to access the Trial, so get earning those accolades if you're not yet there!

There's an Eventlab game on the playlist. Created by Playground Games staff member Pickerchu, the game requires you to claim checkpoints as you race over three laps. Looks like an interesting event! The prize is the Referee Whistle car horn.

The seasonal Playground Games is Black Friday Bonanza and has the Thumbs Up emote as its reward. The Horizon Tour also offers 3 playlist points for participating.

PR Stunts

This week, the seasonal PR stunts are the Pyramid of the Moon speed zone, the Canyon Run trailblazer, and the Calle Principal speed trap. For me, the Canyon Run is the trickiest trailblazer in Forza Horizon 5. Make sure you've got good grip in your tune for the awkward tunnel exit!

Seasonal championships

There are a further two "hard to find" cars up for grabs here. No Expense Spared has the 2005 Ford GT for its prize and The Real Deal has the Pagani Huayra BC as the reward. Midnight Battle is the third championship this week and wins you a super wheelspin.

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The hard-to-pronounce Pagani Huayra BC

You'll need to be first overall in each championship after three races against minimum Highly Skilled difficulty AI drivers to claim each prize.


The clock tower car horn is yours once you've taken a photograph of any vehicle at night for this week's photo challenge. There's 25,000 credits up for grabs if you play the Horizon Open "Prepare for Elimination". The Eliminator itself has the Forza Link phrase "Welcome to the Eliminator" as its prize.

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