Forza Horizon 5 Series 4 Update Introduces The Horizon World Cup, New Showcases

A lot of Forza Horizon 5's updates so far have focused on ironing out bugs, understandable, as the online mode was a bit borked at launch. Things are more stable now though, and alongside the latest festival playlist update, Playground Games is adding a few new features.

First up is the Horizon World Cup. This event takes existing races and reformats them to pit nations against each other. You'll compete across The Trial, Seasonal Championships and Playground Games events each week through Series 4. There are a selection of rewards up for grabs, with a final reward vehicle given out at the end of the series, hailing from whichever nation comes out on top.


Showcase remixes also return from Forza Horizon 4. This is where the game's grand Showcase events are re-worked, using different vehicles and racing conditions. They're not brand new Showcases, but the remixes are a good way to make the usually one-and-done events a bit more replayable.

Finally, this is a racing game, so there's more cars coming in Series 4! Playground has detailed four new cars coming for free via the festival playlist, alongside some new rides for Car Pass owners.

The summer season will bring the 2016 NIO EP9, and the autumn season delivers the 2013 Wuling Sunshine S. These are both Chinese vehicles, as the nation makes its Forza Horizon debut.

Spring brings the 2015 MG MG3, which is also manufactured in China but dons the famous British MG badge. Finally, the 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 arrives in time for the winter season.

Car Pass owners will get to go hands on with the 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic, 1992 Mazda 323 GT-R, 2021 Volkswagen Golf R, and the 2005 MG XPower SV-R on February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th respectively.

A bug-squashing patch also arrived recently on February 1st, which is detailed on the Forza website.

Which of these rides from Forza Horizon 5 Series 4 takes your pick? Let us know in the comments.