Forza Horizon 4's Next Update Looks Like Fresh, Chaotic Fun

Forza Horizon 4's Next Update Looks Like Fresh, Chaotic Fun

Taking notes from Nadeo, I see.

If Playground Games still kept things a bit too realistic for your taste in the intoxicatingly fun Forza Horizon 4, then maybe tomorrow'sfree update will bend the open-world racer to your will. Tomorrow, on all compatible Xbox platforms and PC, Horizon 4 will get a new challenge editor and an accompanying mode called Super7, which will pit drivers against the wildest challenges the community can dream up.

The new trailer for Super7 and the Blueprint Builder-made courses it features immediately brings to mind Nadeo's Trackmania games or the wacky vehicular challenges you can take on in Grand Theft Auto Online. With a wide selection of premade course parts-ramps, bends, tunnels, and barriers-Blueprint Builder will let players construct ridiculous tracks throughout Horizon 4's beautiful British countryside.

If you'd like your Horizon gameplay to have more jaw-clencher jumps and loop-de-loops in it, then you'll also be able to subject other players to your maniacal motorist whims. In Super7 mode, Forza Horizon 4 will serve players seven surprise challenges from the community in a row. Best the whole lot of them and you'll earn a special reward.

This is far from the first time that Playground has looked beyond the Horizon to pull some other influences into its latest Forza title. It was just about a year ago that Horizon 4 got its free take on a battle royale mode (which, hilariously, starts all drivers out in Mini Coopers), and before that, the paid Lego Speed Champions expansion applied a brick-built makeover to a few real-life cars and large swathes of the open world.

Forza Horizon 4 just received a next-gen optimization update with the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, so if you've got one of those new consoles, now might be a doubly good time to load it up. Our Editor-in-Chief Kat Bailey even noted that Horizon 4 was her most-played title on the Series X at the time of the console review because of its "impressive enhancements" for next-gen. If you've not picked it up, it's also part of Xbox Game Pass, so taking Super7 for a spin tomorrow may only cost you a bit of hard drive space and download time if you're a subscriber.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mathew Olson

Reporter

Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

In other news

EA Agrees to $1.2 Billion Deal for Codemasters, Take-Two Now Reconsidering Its Lower Bid

Two publishing giants want the makers of the Dirt and Formula One games.

Square Enix's Project Athia Will Be a PS5 Console Exclusive for at Least 2 Years

A new PS5 sizzle reel nails down timing for Athia and a few other Sony-favored titles.

Psyonix Explains Why 120 FPS Is a “Minor Patch” For Xbox Rocket League and Not PS5

It sounds like this is one big benefit of Smart Delivery for developers.

Take-Two Is in Talks to Acquire Codemasters

The publisher could be picking up a new racer.

Need help?

Need for Speed Heat Complete Car List

Here’s every car available in Need for Speed Heat.

How to Farm Rep in Need for Speed Heat

Here’s how to make reputation quickly and easily.

How to Escape the Cops in Need For Speed Heat

We’ll teach you how to avoid the cops both in races and the open world.

How to Unlock and Find Flamingos in Need for Speed Heat

There’s a hundred different flamingos to be found in Palm City. Here’s how to go about finding them, and the rewards involved.