Forza Horizon 4: Beginner’s Guide
Forza Horizon 4: Beginner’s Guide
Welcome to the Horizon Festival! If you’re new, you’ve probably found it through Steam, which is great! We’ve put together this beginner’s guide with advice from the community to make sure you’re ready before you dive into a rich and exhilarating open world racing experience.
In the early hours of the game, the game does a great job of introducing you to concepts like the seasonal playlist, festival events like the Road Racing or Dirt Racing series, and story missions like The Stunt Driver, but we wanted to let the Forza community share tips they learned from their time behind the wheel to help you get started with your game. Remember you will be joining a well established community that roams the roads and hills of Great. Brittany for over two years, and they are delighted to have you among them.
Don’t get too excited about winning or losing. Playing at a high difficulty level earns you more influence and credits in the long run, while also making you a better player.
It’s true: the greater the difficulty, the higher the prize, even if you don’t always finish first. In the long run, challenging yourself will allow you to go further than dominating every round every time. When you participate in road racing, honing your skills early on will pay off.
But what is the best strategy to improve your abilities? Well, @EXEventure on Twitter provided some sound suggestions based on what we’ve seen from some of the best Forza pilots:
Sharpen your skills: Start with a difficulty setting and the aids you need to get acquainted with the physics, then gradually increase the difficulty and remove the aids as you become more familiar with the ride. This ensures that you challenge yourself and increase your earnings.
ABS, ride and automatic gearshift are all designed to make driving more enjoyable for drivers of all skill levels, and as you gain more confidence in your skills, you may find it beneficial to turn off. these features one by one. You might even find that as you develop more control over every component in your car, you get faster.
You can progress to faster and faster cars and still be able to control them effectively once you learn the basics and start removing help. @ Xllllllllllx680 on Twitter offered this advice:
Learn how to drive the less powerful cars before you upgrade to something like the AMR Vulcan.
You can start the game by doing 200 mph in a McLaren Senna, however, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be spending time in lower classes of cars. The best way to drive is to stay on the road and you have to learn how to do it before you can break the sound barrier. Mastering the C and D class cars will go a long way to excelling in the S1 and S2 class cars.
What’s the best way to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of different classes of cars? They are led! LeslieDaWelsh1 (Race Marshal) sent us this little tip via Discord:
Spend time in Rivals to learn how cars can handle.
Rivals mode pits you against ghost Drivatars (AI opponents trained to race like their real-world counterparts) on a break-in track, where you’ll have the opportunity to set ever-faster lap times as you go. as you become familiar with each car. Take advantage of this mode to discover the nuances and quirks of each car, to find the types of cars that are right for you and to learn your racing style. Plus, you can post times against drivers around the world to see how you stack up, which can be pretty motivating.
Once you have mastered the basics of driving in Forza, it’s time to get serious about customizing and customizing your vehicles.
On Twitter, @ Juanp627 writes:
Tune your cars! Especially when playing online events.
Let’s talk about tuning. If Forza Horizon 4 is your introduction to Forza, or driving games in general, tuning a car may be an alien concept for you. If so, we recommend spending some time with our handy tuning guide, courtesy of PTG Jamie of Pendulum Tuning Garage, who stopped by our Forza Monthly feed in June 2020 to give a detailed guide to the ins and outs. tuning outs. your car to perfection.
Jamie’s Tuning Guide (PTG)
If PTG Jamie’s instructions go further than expected, you can always go to the Creative Hub and download a lead someone else created to get you where you need to go. To make it easier to find the right melody for your needs, most tuners offer their setups with titles that are useful for specific purposes such as seasonal rewards or drift challenges.
This brings us to a second tuning tip, this time via @bertanderny’s Twitter:
Don’t over-tune your engines. Take too many classes and you’ll always be crushed. An S2 Scooby is not the same as an S2 Lambo.
This is an excellent point! Familiarizing yourself with the strengths and limitations of the vehicles in your garage is essential. Even tuning has its limits when it comes to making a car efficient, and sometimes it’s just about choosing the right car.
It’s time to go online once you’ve defined your racing style and are comfortable behind the wheel. Here are some online driving etiquette suggestions from @ morphium666:
Be respectful to all other players, don’t push them off the road, don’t ruin the race; if someone is faster accept it, let it go, try drafting, slingshot, improve your skills.
@ Tofuboi86cz offers similar advice:
Treat others as you would like to be treated in a race.
Online racing is an integral part of the Forza Horizon 4 experience, whether it’s with your regular convoy or against complete strangers. This is why it is so important to maintain a safe and fun online experience. Our race marshals work hard to moderate the online experience, but it’s up to every driver to make sure they improve our community for everyone.
You therefore master the basics of driving. You have a rudimentary knowledge of tuning. You’ve tried the livery editor, photo mode and maybe Super7 and the Eliminator. But what makes you come back to the Festival week after week? After having faced LaRacer and Isha’s Taxi Service, discovered all the treasures of the barn and shattered all the tables of influence, what is the point of running on the circuits of the Festival?
MAKE THE FESTIVAL PLAYLIST EVERY WEEK! âHard to get carâ and âExclusive new carâ are the most important things you don’t want to miss.
EVERY WEEK, COMPLETE THE FESTIVAL PLAYLIST! The most crucial items you don’t want to miss are “Hard to get car” and “Exclusive new car”.
The Forza Horizon 4 Festival Playlist is its cornerstone. Every week we add fresh and fascinating gear to the game, including brand new cars like the Corvette C8, Koenigsegg Jesko, and even the Cyberpunk 2077 Quadra Turbo-R VTECH.
The playlist works like this:
To get everything this week has to offer, go to the main menu and select âFestival Playlistâ. You will see a list of series of races, online challenges, and stunts that you will need to complete. Even if you don’t complete the entire playlist every week, you’ll still get new vehicles, Wheelspins, and vanity items for your driver like horns and costumes.
Several additional races will appear on your map if you compete in one of the Championship Series listed in the playlist. You must complete each race in the series in order to get the seasonal reward, which can be a new car, vanity item, or skating.
Forza Horizon 4 has a lot of depth. Photographers will enjoy the photo mode and can join our incredibly active photo community on Instagram; track and stunt designers will get lost in Super7 or the shot maker; Battle Royale fans will chase the circle in the Eliminator; and livery artists will spend hours crafting the perfect packaging in the paint booth. Indeed, we have some fantastic livery painters in the community who are more than willing to share their knowledge and experience. Artist Jake Goodman visited Forza Monthly in February 2020 to provide helpful step-by-step instruction for one of his livery ideas.
Jake Goodman’s Guide to Livery Design
Everyone has their place at the Festival, and part of the fun is finding yours!
This guide only scratches the surface of everything the game has to offer, including DLCs like Fortune Island and LEGO Speed ââChampions. @M farda said it perfectly:
Let the time pass! You won’t feel like you’re in a racing ecology with SO much to do if you just charge it up and play for 30 minutes. It is similar to a massively multiplayer online racing game in some ways.
Here are some other quick tips from the community to help you learn all there is to know about FH4.
Did you know, for example …
- Will the mere fact of participating until the end of the weekly Playground Game on FH4 count towards completion in the festival playlist? You don’t need to earn it to claim your reward.
- The Horizon Promo sticker in Forza Horizon 4 not only allows you to search for cars that you have not yet photographed, but also to check which cars you may be missing in your collection using the ‘not owned’ option ? This includes cars that are not available in the auto show (e.g. seasonal rewards, etc.)
- You can check out how to get any Forza Horizon 4 item (clothing, horn, phrase) by clicking on the item if you don’t have it yet? The game will give you a hint on how to get it.
- Can you judge the popularity of your shared song setups and vinyl groups by checking out your own Creative Hub where they are ranked most popular first?
Overall, our friend @DonJoewonSong summed it up nicely:
Main tipâ¦ have fun with it. Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of content in the game. Initial opening hours regularly show how to play. The community is huge, don’t hesitate to contact us if you are looking for something specific.
And if all else fails, follow @Xisiansss’s advice:
Make the car go vroom