Forza Horizon 5 is a game I like to play on weekends when my two daughters are playing happily in the theatre room, and I want to play something that’s not violent and easy going. When the Hot Wheels expansion dropped in July last year, it was a welcome addition and adds some wacky and way-out-there challenges to complete. Well today it was announced that the second expansion pack for the game is on its way in the form of Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure, and it will launch on PC and Xbox on March 29, 2023.
This new Rally Adventure expansion will allow players to prove their mettle across three different rally teams racing purpose-built rally monsters across the exciting regions and biomes of Sierra Nueva. These feature miles of extreme driving roads, full of unpredictable turns with steep inclines, blind crests and asphalt jumps. Drivers will kick up massive dust trails, and experience rugged deformable sand roads interwoven with pre-deformed tire tracks. This all-new location has a range of biomes to explore including the town of Pueblo Artza, a huge Abandoned Quarry perfect for some Gymkhana action, epic Sand Dunes, the tight and twisting Desert Gorge, rolling Green Hills, and an entirely smashable Palm Forest.
To take full advantage of this incredible environment, Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure will have some of the largest number of racing events featured in any Horizon expansion. These events are brought together in an exciting new Campaign mode where you’ll get to join three rally teams and embark on timed Horizon Rally stages and multi-car Horizon Races. In these modes, compete across dirt, asphalt and challenging night-time scenarios to prove your mastery of all facets of rally driving. Listen out for navigator callouts from your new co-driver, who follows every race from the dynamic Horizon Rally Helicopter and ensures your success in even the most challenging of routes thanks to a dramatic night-time spotlight. Rally drivers should also pay close attention to the new Horizon Rally HUD, which includes helpful on-screen information like a mini leaderboard, pace notes and position changes that can be toggled on or off.
It wouldn’t be a new Forza expansion without cars, and not are there 10 new off-road machines, but there will also be all-new rally parts including an anti-lag system that delivers more power to turbocharged engines while featuring spectacular flame effects and fire-cracker audio! Everyone can also enjoy those perfect rally starts, regardless of skill level, thanks to launch control as a new assist for all cars. As for the new vehicles there will be the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum, the 1973 Hoonigan Volkswagen Baja Beetle Class 5/1600 ‘Scumbug’ and a rally legend in the 2001 Ford #4 Ford Focus RS.
Players new to Forza Horizon 5 will unlock Sierra Nueva once they’ve completed the initial experience, which includes the first 15 minutes of gameplay, after which it can be accessed from either the Rally Adventure map icon or the pause menu for all expansion owners. Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure is included in the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-ons Bundle, Premium Edition, and Expansions Bundle and will be available for standalone purchase.