Winter Dry Season Tips

Series 1: Welcome to Mexico

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Series 1

Forza Horizon 5’s first series offers up some pretty exciting rewards. In Series 1: Welcome to Mexico, accumulating 120 points across the series will net you FH5’s cover car, the Legendary Mercedes-AMG One. If you manage to collect 180 points, you’ll bag yourself the hard-to-find Legendary McLaren F1.

Winter: Dry Season rewards

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Series 1 Winter Dry Season Rewards

This week’s Festival Playlist season is Winter, and there are two cars up for grab. For collecting 22 points, you’ll unlock the exclusive Legendary ID Zerouno '18, and for 42 points, the hard-to-find Legendary Subaru 22B.

Forzathon Events

Forzathon Weekly Challenge – Neunelfer (5 Season points and 80 Forzathon Points)

Chapter Chapter requirements
Chapter 1: Reassuringly Familiar Own and drive the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S; the eighth car in this legendary family.
Chapter 2: 992 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Internal designation 992. Target: Speed Traps. Expected Result: Earn nine stars. Execute mission.
Chapter 3: Timeless Looks Your 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S has the same timeless looks as its seven older siblings, so take a picture of it.
Chapter 4: Butzi, We’re Home Your 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S takes its name from the Carerra Panamericana right here in Mexico! Pay homage by going for a 15-mile drive.

Forzathon Daily Challenges

Challenge Challenge requirements Season points Forzathon Points
Don’t Get Dirty – active now Earn three Clean Racing Skills in a Dirt Race 1pts 10 FP
Trailchaser – active: 26/11/21 Earn six stars in total from Trailblazers 1pts 10 FP
Shocking – active: 27/11/21 Smash 20 Solar Panels in 30 seconds 1pts 10 FP
Midnight Show – active: 28/11/21 Win a Street Race in a Modern Supercar 1pts 10 FP
Tour Guide – active: 29/11/21 Complete a Horizon Tour 1pts 10 FP
Power Launch – active: 30/11/21 Win a Drag Race in a Retro Muscle car 1pts 10 FP
In Three Minds – active: 1/12/21 Buy three cars 1pts 10 FP

Season Events

Event Event requirements Car restriction Season Points Reward
Horizon Arcade Complete any Horizon Arcade event N/A 3pts N/A
The Trial: A Fine Addition Compete as a team to beat Unbeatable Drivatars in The Trial Collector’s Series 10pts Ferrari Dino
Event Lab: Pickerchu Presents Domination Mode: Be the fastest player through a checkpoint to claim it. After three laps, the player with the most checkpoints wins! USA cars only, Class A 800 3pts Referee Whistle Car Horn
Seasonal Playground Games: Black Friday Bonanza Complete this series of Playground Games events Unlimited Offroad, Class A 800 3pts Thumbs Up Emote
Speed Trap: Calle Principal Beat 175 MPH Retro Muscle, Class S1 900 2pts Wheelspin
Speed Zone: Pyramid of the Moon Beat 128 MPH Porsches only, Class S2 998 2pts Wheelspin
Trail Blazer: Canyon Run Beat the Trail Blazer with 16 seconds left on the clock Unlimited Offroad, Class A 800 2 pts Wheelspin
Seasonal Championship: No Expense Spared Win the championship against Highly Skilled Drivatars High Rollers, S1 900 5pts Ford GT '05
Seasonal Championship: Midnight Battle Win the championship against Highly Skilled Drivatars Super Hot Hatch, Class A 800 5pts Super Wheelspin
Seasonal Championship: The Real Deal Win the championship against Highly Skilled Drivatars Reasonably Priced Cars, Class C 500 5pts Pagani Huayra BC
Horizon Tour: Co-op Champships Complete Horizon Tour Co-op Championship N/A 3pts N/A

The Trial: A Fine Addition is a pain as you’re going to need some decent teammates to win this one — you’ll also likely need a car that’s almost fully tuned to the max. For this one, we used the McLaren Senna 2018 and the following tune: 989 493 905.

This week’s Eventlab challenge, Pickerchu Presents, is a Dirt Race that restricts you to class A cars from the USA. We used the Hoonigan Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC “Cossie V2” 1994, which has some decent acceleration to get you through those checkpoints.

We completed the Speed Trap: Calle Principal using the Corvette Z06 139, which is fairly cheap, and used the S1 tune from this share code: 139 584 222. This custom tune will set you back 106,200 CR, but it should get you over that 175 MPH target with a bit of a run up.

Next, we have the Speed Zone: Pyramid of the Moon, which requires you to beat a target of 128 MPH using an S2 class Porsche. For this one, we used a Porsche Cayman GT4 and upgraded it to an S2 tune using the tune attached to this share code: 659 773 578 for 35,900 CR. Get a good run up from the Tulum Expedition side of the Speed Zone, and you should nail this one. Alternatively, you could use the 918 Spyder 2014 as that is an S2 Porsche and probably just squeeze past the target, but unless you’ve unlocked it already, it will cost you a whopping 850,000 CR.

To complete Trail Blazer: Canyon Run with 16 seconds remaining on the clock, we used the Jeep Trailcat 2016 with a stock tune.

On to Seasonal Championships! No Expense Spared is a series of three Road Racing events that restricts you to a small pool of extremely expensive S1 class cars. The cheapest here is the Mercedes AMG CLK GTR 1998 for 2 million CR, but the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster 2009 and Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 2016 are also great shouts for just a bit more of your precious CR.

For the Midnight Battle Seasonal Championship, you’ll need a class A Super Hot Hatch. There are only three cars that meet these criteria, and while you’ll probably get away with any of them, we recommend the Mercedes A45 AMG 2013.

The Real Deal Seasonal Championship is a Dirt Racing series championship that restricts you to class C cars worth 25,000 CR or less. We recommend using the Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 1994 that should hold its own against the competition even without off-road tyres.


Challenge Challenge requirements Season Points Reward
Photo Challenge: #Twilightsaga Photograph any vehicle at night 2pts Clock Tower Car Horn
Horizon Open: Prepare for Elimination Eliminate two opponents in a single session of The Eliminator 2pts CR 25,000
The Eliminator: Battle Royale Finish 30th or better 2pts “Welcome to The Eliminator!” Forza Link Reward

Monthly Events

Event Event description Season Points
Monthly Rivals: Horizon Mexico Circuit Post a time faster than your rival in the chosen event 4pts

Got any recommended cars or tunes for completing this season’s challenges that differ from these?