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Forza Horizon 4 teases new bonus car for Xbox Series X/S release

Published: 3/Nov/2020 15:08 Updated: 4/Nov/2020 9:04

by Alex Garton

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With the upcoming launch of Forza Horizon 4 on the Xbox Series X/S, it appears Playground Games have something special lined up for players in celebration. A recent tweet has teased the addition of the magnificent Singer DLS to Forza Horizon 4’s expansive roster of cars.

The release of the Xbox Series X/S is a huge date in the gaming calendar and it’s approaching fast. Forza fans are looking to hopping into their favourite cars, but this time with the upgraded hardware offered by the Xbox Series X/S.

The launch of Forza Horizon 4 onto the next-gen consoles warrants the addition of a car that excites Forza fans. Well, a recent tweet posted to the Forza Horizon Twitter has teased the addition of the Singer DLS to the Horizon roster.

Forza Horizon 4 teaser for next-gen

This is definitely a teaser for the car fanatics out there.

The tweet simply invites Forza fans to join this month’s ‘We Are Play Ground’ stream alongside a graphic displaying a distinct set of rear lights.

It is these rear lights that has led fans to believe the Singer DLS is on its way to Forza Horizon 4.

Singer
The stunning Singer DLS is infused with Formula One technology.

What is the Singer DLS?

Based on the 946-generation 911, the Singer DLS is a reimagined and upgraded version of the original model. The 4-litre air-cooled engine provides the vehicle with over 500 horsepower and a top speed of 186mph. So, it’s fair to say it packs a punch.

Of course, all this quality comes with a hefty price tag. A brand new Singer DLS would set you back $1.8 million dollars, so it’s definitely not one to add to your Christmas list this December.

However, if we can believe the recent teaser on Twitter, Forza Horizon fans should be able to take the car for a spin very soon.

There are over 40 Porsche models in Forza Horizon 4.

A Standout Vehicle

The addition of the Singer DLS into Forza Horizon 4 will bring Porsche’s roster of cars in-game to over 40. However, there’s a lot of elements to the DLS that separate it from the pack and are sure to make it a fan favourite vehicle.

Be sure to tune into the @WeArePlayground stream airing November 5th, 11 AM PST at Forza’s official Twitch channel.

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Forza Horizon 4 players slam “toxic” community ruining online play

Published: 17/Nov/2020 12:23

by Kieran Bicknell

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Forza Horizon 4 is a family-friendly racing game for the Xbox and PC, but it seems not everyone that plays it is friendly themselves, with hundreds of players slamming the online community and ranked play system.

Online multiplayer is one of the greatest features of gaming in the 21st century. With players able to collaborate and play together regardless of where they are located, it is a wonderful feature that has allowed friendships to grow and businesses to become established in the world of esports.

Unfortunately, there are those that abuse online gaming platforms, and that is exactly what has happened here on Forza Horizon 4. The built-in ranked games are designed to show off the best-of-the-best that FH4 has to offer, but some choose to play over-aggressively, with other players blasting them as “toxic.”

Forza Horizon 4 online play
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Online play is a big part of Forza Horizon 4, but there is a big issue around players that sabotage games.

Forza Horizon 4’s “Toxic” ranked play matches

In a situation that was first highlighted on Reddit by user u/BabaJuhnJuhn, players in ‘Ranked’ matches are doing everything possible to sabotage the game for others.

In the video that was shared on the online forum site, it is clear to see that the Redditor is being forced off the road and slammed into by their opponent. Unfortunately, it seems that this is far from a rare occurrence, judging by the number of responses in the comments section of the post.

In the 24 hours that the post has been up at the time of writing, over 200 comments have been amassed. The majority of these also appear to be in agreement with the OP, slamming the state of Forza Horizon 4’s “toxic” online culture.

It’s sucks how people in ranked are so toxic. from r/ForzaHorizon

How to improve Forza Horizon 4 online play

The top comment on the post not only agrees with the OP, but also offers a number of suggestions for how the devs could improve online play for all: “It’s one of the reasons I do the absolute minimum when it comes to ranked events. Nothing worse in a ranked team event when your so-called “teammates” seem to spend the whole time trying to muck it up for their own team.”

“I have also started to notice in the Drag series that people seem to have problems going in a straight line, usually when they realize they aren’t going to win. I so wish there is some way the game developers could penalize these idiots as it is ruining what is a cool concept within the game itself.”

Sadly, a vast majority of comments further the above thoughts, with many saying they no longer play ‘ranked’ matches due to issues with players sabotaging the games for their own gain.

There are also numerous calls to implement compulsory physical damage in matches, or make them strictly non-contact, with a punishment for those that blatantly flout the rules.

Either way, it is clear that this is a big issue within the Forza Horizon 4 online community. Whether we will see Playground Games respond is unclear, but until then, at least this Redditor can rest easy knowing they still beat the would-be saboteur.