Forza Horizon 4 Features Exclusive Shop With Rotating Reward Cars, Vanity Items and More
With the new and revamped focus on Forzathon this time around, Forza Horizon 4 will feature an exclusive rewards shop which will allow players to purchase exclusive rotating rewards with earned in-game currency, including cars, vanity items, emotes, horns and more.
When asked how Forzathon rewards works in Forza Horizon 4, Turn 10 Studio's design director Jon Knoles revealed new details about Forzathon Live challenges and what they reward players for completing them.
Forzathon Live is a new type of challenge system similar to Burnout Paradise's Freeburn challenges, which occur randomly in the game world and allow up to 12 players in a session to participate.
These challenges consist of time-based group challenges such as Danger Signs or performing skills in certain areas, with different stages to these challenges depending on how much time remains. At the end, each player will be rewarded Forzathon Points which can then be spent at the Forzathon Shop on a rotating pool of rewards, similar to Gran Turismo Sport's Mileage Exchange.
Vehicles offered from the Forzathon Shop will most likely be Horizon Edition vehicles, while vanity items will most likely consist of exclusive decals, rims and Driver Gear introduced in Forza Motorsport 7. It is unknown whether Forza Horizon 4 will feature microtransaction currency in addition to Forzathon Points to also purchase these rewards.
This is a great addition to Forza, adopting a live-service type model giving players more and more incentives to keep playing to unlock special rewards each hour/day/week. This seems to be the new route for the Forza series, with Turn 10 Studios recently confirming Forza Motorsport 8 is not in development, and new tracks and expansions coming to Forza Motorsport 7 instead.
Forza Horizon 4 launches on October 2nd 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10, or September 28th 2018 for Ultimate Edition purchasers, and will be available free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers at launch.