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4 minutes ago, Popo said:

Thanks all - I’ll check the difficulty, could be that I’m just crap! The car I’m in is less than 50 points off the maximum for the event, and higher than some other competitors, so I don’t think that’s the issue. 

 

You're not crap, the game can be bastard hard at times - I've got my difficulty 1 above default, I upgrade and tune the cars and use a wheel...but I still struggle to win races on that difficulty (haven't played much FH5 yet though).

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16 hours ago, Kryptonian said:

I got my A rated Ford Capri set up nicely now. Didn't want to push it any higher and totally wreck the handling.

OH!

 

My first ever car was a Capri 2.0.  How do I unlock one of these in the game, I'd love to show the boy.

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There's one purchasable in the festival shop although it looks like a rally'y version. It's a weird thing there's a definite period where shit cars were cool and driving a cozzer or a vauxhall nova or something in a modern videogame gives me a big pang of nostalgia but I don't think the same thing could be said of current motors. Nobody is going to get excited to be able to drive their dad's Nissan Qashqai or some Ssanyong pile of garbage in Forza Horizon 15.

 

I'm surprised at the lack of 2021 model cars in the game, although maybe they are just winnable rather than purchaseable.

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16 hours ago, Fallows said:

I'm not really having much fun with this, if I'm honest. I'm finding driving between each event on the map to be a chore, and I'm wishing I could fast travel everywhere without having to work to unlock it all.

  

 

On the west coast there's a house for 2m which unlocks fast travel.

 

6 hours ago, Minion said:

Re: The difficulty, I found similar with FH4 which I played only recently, I kept on upping the difficulty until I got to the point where I had to have a tuned up car to the max of that class to have a chance. This in effect turned all cars into AWD and made them all feel similar and it wasn't long after this that I became bored. I'm determined not to do the same in this and to have all the cars feel as intended in stock to maintain the character of the cars, so I've currently got it on Highly Skilled and it feels ok. 

 

Yeah exactly, I've found the sweet spot of keeping cars stock + most of the aids turned off + enough of a challenge such that I'm not going to upgrade any cars. 

 

Total aside, but I did a season street race championship last night. I used the Focus RS, which it said was eligible, and won. Should I have received the price car, the Veloster N, by now? Or was the Focus RS not actually eligible? I checked in the Accolades section just in case, as I had cars there waiting to claim, but didn't see anything obvious.

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9 minutes ago, Girth Certificate said:

I'm surprised at the lack of 2021 model cars in the game, although maybe they are just winnable rather than purchaseable.

 

They will be holding a lot back as unlockables / season prizes.  My chariot of choice in FH4 was a really nicely tuned BMW M4 GTS, which isn't available yet. 

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27 minutes ago, Girth Certificate said:

I've had to re-do a a jump and a speed-zone at lunchtime to get the seasonal rewards even though they showed as completed on the map. Might need re-doing :( 

 

Some of seasonals are a bit fucked. Was the same with the pre release season before it updated on the 11th. 

 

The speed jump one this week says I'm always 1 foot short. I'm not. 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Meers said:

 

You may want to try to upgrade the car to its max PI value.

 

But field of cars changes to match. Its really odd with the seasonal races. If you buy a car for the race, then use that car in the next race of the same series it tells the car may not be correct one. Even though the game recommends the same car in the shop (because you've already bought it for the previous race).

This is the Dirt races though. (I'm trying to do all scrambles/cross country dirt races first).

 

One other tip (for all races) - don't go through the middle of the flags. You really need to be hitting the edges of them to get speed out the corners with this AI.

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I will say something, this game has solved a problem that's existed since the first online racing game. 

 

At the start of a race every car is ghosted. No more fuckers smashing you in the first corner and the better drivers can pull away from the people ramming.

 

It also can tell when someone is going to ram into you at high speed and it ghosts your car.

 

Any twats driving the wrong way, ghosted. 

 

Using barriers instead of braking, you get slowed down for a short time. 

 

Every racing game should do this. 

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2 minutes ago, Ry said:

I will say something, this game has solved a problem that's existed since the first online racing game. 

 

At the start of a race every car is ghosted. No more fuckers smashing you in the first corner and the better drivers can pull away from the people ramming.

 

It also can tell when someone is going to ram into you at high speed and it ghosts your car.

 

Any twats driving the wrong way, ghosted. 

 

Using barriers instead of braking, you get slowed down for a short time. 

 

Every racing game should do this. 

 

Doesn't do it during a freedrive combo though. Almost like its clever enough to know i'm using the #357 Chevvy drifter for some reason 😆

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2 hours ago, Ry said:

 

Some of seasonals are a bit fucked. Was the same with the pre release season before it updated on the 11th. 

 

The speed jump one this week says I'm always 1 foot short. I'm not. 

 

Same thing was happening to me. Workaround is to swap to a non eligible car and do the jump. This seems to reset it and the next time you do the jump in the correct car it will unlock.

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10 hours ago, Isaac said:

Someone hacked the PC version to get the raytracing working everywhere, not just in Forza Vista mode:

 

 

 

 

This looks like a great demo for how the cube maps work in the game. The RT mod only does self reflections of other bits of the car. You can see that hood reflections are just as good on Series X:

 

 

 

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I think I'm just going to give the seasonal stuff a miss until they iron it out. I haven't really delved in, but with my reward car not unlocking and the other issues you're all finding (plus some need a serious chunk of change investment so soon, like being able to hit 250mph), I'm just going to take my time with the story until all the keen folks have reported the bugs.

 

I don't recall previous FH launches going this way, but I tend to avoid the online stuff and, you know, covid.

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1 hour ago, PyramidFace said:

 

Same thing was happening to me. Workaround is to swap to a non eligible car and do the jump. This seems to reset it and the next time you do the jump in the correct car it will unlock.

 

It's so fucked how broken and poorly described the forzathon stuff is. I mean why should I have to decipher a few symbols to work out that the requirement is an S1 tuned car. Not specifically S1 900 as it says. Why can they not write a programatic description so you can learn their short hand.

 

And yes, I'm stuck with the 1 yard more to do it. I'd be willing to forgive this as new game woes if it was for the fact that in the end this is FH4 with a coat of paint (no bad thing but for this stuff not to work is stupid). It's not like its new to the developer so they can be surprised by any complexity.

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7 hours ago, shirubagan said:

The horribly named and liveried Hoonigan is an absolute joy to drive. Handles so well on all types of terrain, so finding it absolutely perfect for Road Discovery.

QQ: The timed 'event' stuff in the main menu... am I the only one finding it utterly indecipherable?

 

6 hours ago, Boothjan said:

 

I thought it was just me who loves that car!!  It's my go to for cruising around - I really like it for off road drift zones too.

 

Also - done a wet season championship and the races in the rain really look sensational on the SX.  The reflections are amazing, and the handling of the cars makes them really exciting races too.  Drifting past rivals in the wet is tremendous fun.

 

6 hours ago, metallicfrodo said:

The only issue I have with the Hoonigan is that it's just too good. It's so much fun to drive in every situation that I haven't bothered using any other car!

 

Hoonigan Escort "Cossie V2" possie! :wub:

Have been using it most of the time since getting it near the start.  Its just so fun and easy to drive.  Have boosted mine up to S1 897.

 

5 hours ago, Nosejam said:

Online is completely borked today right, not just me?

Yep, was all over the place yesterday evening too.

Resume seems to have totally stopped working as well, last 4 or 5 times its started the game from scratch rather than resuming 😠

 

5 hours ago, Isaac said:

The Forzathon shop has never worked for me.

Still not working for me either, had hoped that the first season & series starting would sort it but still getting the same error every time I try it

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I’m surprised how buggy it is for a first party game and that there hasn’t been a swift patch to sort out the networking. It’s mostly playable though so not too bad and the multiplayer doesn’t really interest me. Hopefully the up and coming hot-fix will sort out the seasonals for folks.

 

What is it with wheel support and driving games though, how many release with bugs, do devs just not put in the time due to the lower user base vs controllers or what? In my simple mind it’s version 5 of the game, how can wheels not work properly.

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I have no idea how to enter a Horizon Arcade event, but keep on finding myself in them. At first I thought the Pinatas I had to break were for the Adventure expedition I was heading to, but then I realised that I still had to find the stuff at the temple for Rami.

 

We completed that one, but I later got thrown into a Drift event that we failed. And I don't know if I pulled my weight or not. I got the "30 drifts in an arcade event" accolade, but for all I know that might be the bare minimum?

 

So much of it is amazing, it's annoying that it just needs a little more polish.

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Was about to say this has been a lot more stable this evening but its all gone to pot in the last 20 minutes or so with my car stopping for no reason and network disconnect re-appearing.  Then drift zones would not trigger when I entered them so gonna call it a night so as not to spoil the fun I had earlier.  Even managed to complete a forzathon arcade which was a first!!

 

@CheekyLee you enter it by being in a pink circle area under the flying blimp when it starts or by going into that area shortly afterwards.  They start every 15 minutes but the locations move around.  You can just drive off and not participate

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