Forza Horizon 5 Series 6 update adds nine cars, new Horizon story

Forza Horizon 5 is one of the best racing games available today and the perpetual addition of new features and improvements from over the past few months continues with the Series 6 update, which has now gone live.

Developer Playground Games hosted its Let’s Go! Stream last Thursday and shared details on the Series 6 Update which includes 9 new cars, updates to the Horizon Open online racing mode, new EventLab creator features, new Badges, cosmetics and a whole bunch more.

Series 6 is a big update for Forza Horizon 5 so here’s everything you need to know about what’s arrived.

Horizon Customs

The main focus of Series 6 is Horizon Customs and it is a celebration of all the player made content people have contributed to Forza Horizon 5, whether it be sharing their own creations, car designs, EventLab Blueprints or sick photos of their rides. Playground games set up a few more collectibles in game to keep the vibe festive. Here’s some of the new changes to Festival Playlist:

  • New Collectible Paint Barrels & Miniature T-Rex Dinosaurs scattered all over the world.
  • Two EventLab Events featured every week
  • One Seasonal Championship featuring a custom photo taken by a community member.
  • Seasonal PR stunts now give Super Wheelspins instead of regular wheelspins.
  • Badges have been added to the game. It’s a new cosmetic icon that goes next to your name that can be customized and obtained as a reward through gameplay in various parts of the world. 
  • New Cosmetics, Vanity Items, Car Horns, Prosthetic Limbs and Forza Link messages.

Drift Club Mexico, a new Horizon Story

A brand-new Horizon Story has been added to the mix and it marks the arrival of the infamous Drift Club, and Robert Glenn, at Horizon Mexico. The Horizon Story features scenic locations across multiple chapters that will focus on numerous iconic drifting cars that can be unlocked through gameplay.

Nine New Cars

The headlining car featured during the Let’s Go! Series 6 stream is the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, a one-off prototype race drift car built in collaboration between Ford Performance and RTR. Built on top of a standard 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, it features over 1,400 horsepower and some aggressive styling. It can toggle between RWD and AWD drivetrains and is featured in the final chapter of the Drift Club Mexico Horizon Story.

Forza Horizon Series 6

The other new Festival Playlist cars are:

  • 2012 Ascari KZ1R
  • 2014 McLaren 650S Spider
  • 2018 ATS GT
  • 2021 McLaren 765LT

Car Pass Cars have been revealed as well and they are:

  • 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
  • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster
  • 2021 McLaren 620R
  • 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP

Horizon Open overhaul

Horizon Open is getting an overhaul starting with the Eliminator being separate from the Horizon Open, making it easier to access. A new progression system and leaderboard tab has been added, and the biggest addition by far is Custom Racing, which lets you make custom races with your own parameters.  

EventLab Update

EventLab will be getting some updates for those looking to further customize their races as well. New assets and structural props have been added, you can change gravity settings for races and a new low-res layer under the world on Xbox Series X|S and PC has been added which makes EventLab creations focused on extreme elevation or speed more stable and visually consistent.

In addition to these updates, Playground Games has squashed a few bugs and added a suite of quality-of-life improvements with the new Series 6 Update for Forza Horizon 5. If you would like to see the full run-down of all the changes, here’s a link to Series 6 Update patch notes as well as their Blog.