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Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Summer update: New cars, challenges, Forzathon

Published: 22/Oct/2020 15:00 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 10:22

by Kieran Bicknell


Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 landed earlier in October 2020. With October 22 bringing about the shift to the summer season, a whole host of new cars, challenges and series are available to access.

Forza Horizon 4 is the game that keeps on giving, having just had a massive update for Series 28 during October 2020. A plethora of new trucks made themselves known, along with the biggest in-game shift for a long time – the introduction of the ‘Horizon Backstage’ area.

As with any series update, these new features are split across all four seasons, and from 2:30 pm UTC on October 22 – sees the return of the glorious summer season to the Horizon Festival.

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Summer is here, so time to break out the convertibles for a nice, relaxing summer drive.

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Summer event cars

The summer season sees the chance to get your hands on a number of ultra-rare and exclusive cars, including the all-new GMC Syclone. The Syclone makes a welcome return to Horizon, and will likely be a firm fan-favorite from the word go.

Below is a list of cars for the summer season, along with details of how to unlock them.

Summer completion bonus cars

Completion Percentage Car Car rarity / traits
50% season completion GMC Syclone New car, Epic, Hard-to-find
80% season completion Renault Clio ’03 Rare, Hard-to-find

Summer seasonal event cars

Event name Event type Car reward Car rarity/traits
Trial by television The Trial Rossion Q1 ’10 Epic, Hard-to-find
Summer games Seasonal playground games Jaguar I-Pace ’18 Epic, Hard-to-find
The best or nothing Season event Mercedes-Benz W154 ’39 Legendary
Muscle beach Season event Hoonigan Corvette “Napalm Nova” ’72 Epic
We are the competition Season event Ferrari 488 Pista ’19 Legendary, Hard-to-find

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 seasonal events – rewards

Summer sees a number of new and exclusive events for Forza Horizon 4 players. In addition to those above, there are also several other prizes on offer.

Event Name Event Type Reward
Horizon Drag Strip Seasonal PR Stunt (speed trap) Super Wheelspin
Outcrop Crest Seasonal PR Stunt (danger sign) Super Wheelspin
Queen’s Drive Seasonal PR Stunt (speed zone) Super Wheelspin
Quarry cross-country circuit Monthly rivals
Online Adventure Series 28
#Royallingstones Photo Challenge Super Wheelspin
Season 28 Antiquated Roadshow
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Season 28 Forzathon makes use of the ‘vintage racers’ category.

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Summer Forzathon

Forzathon for the summer season runs with the theme “Antiquated Roadshow” and features a number of challenges for any car in the ‘vintage racers’ category.

Weekly challenges unlock as you progress through them, with a total of 4 ‘chapters’ available for completion.

There are also seven ‘daily challenges’ with skill and event objectives to complete. Daily challenges are unlocked with each consecutive day of the season, but do run out over time.

Series 28 Summer weekly challenges

Completion of each weekly challenge earns players 200fp (Forzathon points) to redeem in the Forzathon shop.

Weekly challenge name Challenge requirements
Chapter 1 – ‘Absolutely spiffing’ Own and drive any car from the ‘vintage racer’ category.
Chapter 2 – ‘Jolly good show’ Drift past your opponents while racing in a ‘vintage racer’ to earn 2 showoff skills.
Chapter 3 – ‘Fortune favors the bold’ Earn 12 stars from speed traps in your vintage racer.
Chapter 4 – ‘Laurel wreath’ Earn 3 podium finishes in Road Racing Series events while driving your vintage racer.

Series 28 daily challenges

Completion of each daily challenge earns players 20fp (Forzathon points) to redeem in the Forzathon shop.

Daily challenge name Challenge requirements
#1 Turfed cut Complete a cross country circuit event
#2 A bird in the hand Earn 3 ‘clean racing’ skills
#3 Conkers Earn 1 ‘ultimate wreckage’ skill
#4 Unstoppable Earn 2 stars in total from speed zones
#5 Rubbin’ is racin’ Earn 1 ‘trading paint’ skill
#6 Powerr! Earn 1 ‘awesome speed’ skill
#7 Rampage Earn 2 ‘wreckage’ skills

Series 28 Summer Forzathon shop

The Forzathon Shop for Series 28 Summer season has a number of juicy items that are hard to get in normal gameplay.

The 2010 Lexus LFA takes pride of place in the Summer Forzathon Shop, costing 600fp. The 2018 Mini X-Raid John Cooper Works Buggy is also available, costing 350fp.

The usual super wheelspins are also available, along with the Halo Theme car horn and the ‘Dab’ emote.

TV + Movies

The Rock gets literally stuck in a Porsche during filming disaster

Published: 17/Nov/2020 13:21

by Kieran Bicknell


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is certainly not a small man. Thanks to his intensive training routine and dedication to fitness, The Rock is one of the largest, most muscular actors in Hollywood. Unfortunately, that can be a disadvantage, as he discovered the hard way.

Filming for the upcoming blockbuster film Red Notice, Dwayne Johnson ran into a spot of bother while filming a car chase scene.

Part of the scene required ‘The Rock’ to fit into an all-new Porsche Taycan EV. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go according to plan for the big-name actor, requiring the whole scene to be redesigned.

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The Porsche Taycan is the first all-electric supercar from Porsche, seen here in concept form.

Dwayne Johnson Red Notice filming disaster

According to DJ’s Instagram post, it isn’t the first time he’s got stuck in a high-performance car. “Guess who’s too big to fit in yet another sports car” is the first line of the post, suggesting he’s no stranger to this unusual situation.

Unfortunately, this time it’s more than simply a case of swapping cars. According to The Rock, him not being able to fit in the Taycan meant the entire filming sequence for the scene in question needed to be changed.

It could also prove to be a costly mistake. In the post, he mentions that the Taycan needed to be shipped “over to the States” suggesting it likely came straight from Porsche in Germany. Not only that, but this process would’ve taken a long time, and in Hollywood, time is money.


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Thankfully, it wasn’t a total disaster. While he likened getting stuck in the Porsche to a “brown marshmallow getting shoved into a coin slot” the crew was able to think on their feet and get the shot they needed.

The crew also apparently found the humor in the situation, as after the “uncomfortable silence” while he tried to fit, they all burst into laughter according to Dwayne.

While it is not clear what the scene in the film is about, using a high-tech, all-electric Porsche Taycan is an unusual choice for a ‘star car.’ Clearly, the producers for Red Alert want to consider the environment too, without sacrificing speed or style.