Forza Horizon 5 Series 8 Summer: Festival Playlist, reward cars, challenges & more

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Say goodbye to Series 7 and hello to Forza Horizon 5 Series 8!

Summer has arrived in Mexico with new reward cars and challenges to complete. The first season of Series 8 has a Treasure Hunt and Photo Challenge to complete and unlock extra rewards.

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We’ve got everything you need to know in our complete guide to the Forza Horizon 5 Series 8 Summer Festival Playlist.

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Forza Horizon 5 Series 8 Summer

Starting today from 3.30pm BST, Series 8 Summer runs from 26 May to 1 June.

After Series 7 featured five Ferraris, Series 8 is a celebration of “German Automotive Excellence.”

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As the name suggests, Series 8 features a stash of German cars for you to complete. This week, you can earn the Porsche 959 at 40 points and 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS4 at 20 points.

Reward cars

Continuing the German car theme, completing this week’s “Stock Showdown” Trial gives you the keys to the Mercedes-AMG C63. You can also win the 2010 Volkswagen Golf R by completing the “Down the Hatch” Seasonal Playground Games.

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Other reward cars in this week’s season include the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, unlocked for completing the “Meet and Street” Seasonal Championship. The Mercedes-Benz 190E can also be yours for completing the “Pick Me Up” Seasonal Championship.

Finally, completing a Horizon Open race in any German vehicle unlocks the 2013 BMW M6.

Photo Challenge

In this week’s Photo Challenge, you need to photograph the 2010 Volkswagen Golf R at Club de Ópalo de Fuego. Your reward is a Light Blue High Top.

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Treasure Hunt

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Not only is there a Photo Challenge, but there’s also a Treasure Hunt to complete in this week’s Festival Playlist. Featuring the Porsche Taycan, the Power Up Treasure Hunt has the following clue: “It's time to get electric in the clover zone!”

Need help with this week's Treasure Hunt? Our Power Up Treasure Hunt guide will help you solve the clue and find the chest to reap the rewards.

Forzathon Daily Challenges

Day Name Description
1German Engineering Own and drive any German vehicle
2Touring Masters Win 2 Road Racing Events in any German vehicle
3Drifting Hour Earn 20 Drift or E-Drift Skills in the #98 BMW 325i
4Smile! Take a picture of any Mercedes-Benz
5Peak Porsche Earn 5 Stars at Danger Signs in the 1970 Porsche 914/6
6One With The Road Drive 10 in the 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
7Going Overboard Earn 3 Skillboard Skills by hitting a Billboard in any German vehicle

Forzathon Weekly Challenge

This week’s Forzathon Weekly Challenge stars the sleek. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG. Chapter 1 requires you to own and drive the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG. For Chapter 2, you need to take a photo of it and admire its striking styling. 

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Utilising its potent performance, earn nine stars at Speed Traps in the SLK 55 AMG to complete Chapter 3. Finally, bank a 100,000 Skill Score to complete Chapter 4.