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Forza Horizon 4 |OT| Seasoned to Perfection

Nov 2, 2017
7,872
Why is everything to do the online still so terrible in this game? Literally half the time I log in my Forzathon is offline so I can't even do my dailies until it randomly decides to connect at some point.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,070
Oooh very nice the Festival Playlist button is now live and shows exactly all the events for the season and the rewards you can get for each event including PR events (all super wheelspins) and seasonal events, fucking brilliant. Forzathon shop is selling the 1931 legendary bentley (650) and 2010 rare Volkswagen Golf R (750).

Not sure how exactly the "Festival Playlist" and "Summer Season" completion bonus works though.
 
Not sure how exactly the "Festival Playlist" and "Summer Season" completion bonus works though.
Same. Did everything but the trial and Playground Games thing and I'm sitting at 58%. The other seasons are already marked as partially completed, so I'm guessing that in order to get the rewards for completing a season you have to do the challenges over several instances of the season.

So no Porsche 914 for me until next month I guess.
 
Oct 25, 2017
870
is anyone getting kicked out at the end of the final race in unranked free for all? I've been getting a lot of crashes on it. it's really annoying.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
1,316
And I tried the unranked free for all and also got disconnected after the final race.

How have they made it more broken?
Yeah myself and others above have mentioned this happening. There’s an achievement for playing an I ranked free for all adventure and you get disconnected whenever you finish... Will Playground fix this? I hope so.
 
Oct 25, 2017
870
Does anyone know if the #Forzathon daily challenges in the Festival playlist is accumulative or per season? I would really hate to log in everyday to do dailies.
 
Oct 26, 2017
638
Does anyone know if the #Forzathon daily challenges in the Festival playlist is accumulative or per season? I would really hate to log in everyday to do dailies.
To 100% the Festival Playlist, you must 100% each season, so you have to do all the daily #Forzathon events and all of the challenges (this week it's the Abarthanon) then also the PR stunts, Rivals, Races, Championships, Playground Games etc, so you have to 100% the entire year to 100% the Festival Playlist.
 

Sax

Member
Oct 25, 2017
540
They’d have to add, like, the Cyberpunk 2077 car for me to even think about trying to 100% all that stuff. I’ve done the trials in the past and managed to drag a dwindling team through it successfully sometimes but absolutely no interest in adventures/playgrounds =/
 
Been trying to get the RTR since yesterday...but nothing is working. I can't do any of the Festival activities nor can I do the weekly Summer forzathon challenges. Nothing I do counts. Even the hourly forzathon events don't work.

I have hard reset the Xbox, rebooted the modem...nothing.
 
Oct 27, 2017
592
I think I'm done 'til the expansion. They've massively unbalanced the FP economy to the point where none of the rewards are worth the effort to earn them and the online is a mess of rammers and quitters. This new 100% challenge thing just seems like tedious busywork.

I hope the expansion's worth it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,321
I think I'm done 'til the expansion. They've massively unbalanced the FP economy to the point where none of the rewards are worth the effort to earn them and the online is a mess of rammers and quitters. This new 100% challenge thing just seems like tedious busywork.

I hope the expansion's worth it.
Why does it seem like every game is becoming where you need to do busy work to get things done? Feel like lots of games just headed that direction over time.
 
Nov 6, 2017
754
I think I'm done 'til the expansion. They've massively unbalanced the FP economy to the point where none of the rewards are worth the effort to earn them and the online is a mess of rammers and quitters. This new 100% challenge thing just seems like tedious busywork.

I hope the expansion's worth it.
Agreed that the 100% challenge seems like too much effort to specifically attain that, but the 50% was relatively easy without really "grinding" for anything. I'd say all of the challenges I've done were simply ones I would have done anyways and I got to 50% in just three sessions of no more than hour, and none of the "online" events.
 
Nov 2, 2017
7,872
They just keep making questionable decisions with the GaaS aspect of the game and making everything take more effort for the same reward. Such a disappointment.
 
GTPlanet has a pretty good write-up of exactly what's wrong with the Festival Playlist update.

Forza Horizon 4's Festival Playlist is a Step Backwards
“Play your way.” This was the phrase often associated with Forza Horizon 4 in the months leading up to the game’s release. However, in recent weeks this concept changed. No longer is it play your way, but rather play Playground Games’ way.

Prior to the release of Series 7, players could earn exclusive cars by completing championships. They had all week to do so and players could complete them all in a single sitting. Also with Expert level Drivatars, they were challenging but still beatable for most players.

This is no longer the case. Now those same championships net players a simple Wheelspin. So what happened to the cars? They’re locked behind 50 and 100 completion percentage for each season.

To make matters even worse, many of the cars are new to the series as well. Vehicles like the RTR Mustang and 2019 BMW Z4 are trapped behind your ability and willingness to complete several events.

As you imagine this poses a bit of an issue for players. Checking off the 50% completion task is relatively easy. There are plenty of challenges and championships to allow you some flexibility. However, to tick off the 100% players need to complete everything, including daily challenges that are not available all week.

This means if you happen to miss any of the dailies, achieving 100% is impossible. As a result, players will miss out on the 100% reward, which includes cars like the BMW M3 GTR and Porsche 914/6. That’s both disappointing and frustrating for gamers who really want to drive those cars in the game.

Due to this change, players now need to play PG’s way if they hope to snag the new cars. This means not only completing championships, but also multiplayer content, PR stunts, and Rivals. This leads to the game feeling like a chore as you grind through events you don’t find enjoyable.
In addition, it also alienates an entire section of the player base. Not every player has a reliable internet connection to take part in multiplayer games. While they can still download the updates, trying to compete online just isn’t in the cards. This makes it so they are unable to get 100% right off the bat.

For a game that said a constant internet connection wasn’t required, this is rather disappointing.
 
Oct 27, 2017
110
AZ
Finished my 100% of the Seasonal Playlist and can definitely say that I won’t be doing that again.

I’m pretty sure doing what I had been doing (dailies, weekly, Pr stunts, championships with exclusive car prizes) will be enough to reach 50% each playlist. Anything I miss from not reaching 100% I’m more than willing to wait to hit the Forzathon store or do without.