Here’s the Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist for Spring (Dec. 2-8)

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After months of waiting, Forza Horizon 5 is here and it’s wonderful. The base game already includes mountains of content and dozens of hours of playtime for players to explore, but Playground Games isn’t stopping there. The Festival Playlist returns from Forza Horizon 4, and it’s better than ever, with an all-new design, improved features, and the promise of years of continued support for Forza Horizon 5.

Here’s what you need to know about the Festival Playlist in Forza Horizon 5, and the current challenges and rewards this season.

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Playground Games has delivered their latest masterpiece with Forza Horizon 5, which features the series’ most diverse map and largest car list yet. Forza Horizon 5 somehow fulfills its ambitious promises to be the best open-world racer right now, and one of the best racing games in general.

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist: Spring, Series 1 (Dec. 2-8, 2021)

Forza Horizon 5 Release Screenshot

Source: Xbox Game Studios

The Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist updates every week as the in-game season changes, with larger updates slated for every month as a new Series begins. It can be difficult to keep track of everything there is to do in Forza Horizon 5’s Festival Playlist and decide whether it’s worth it to tackle the challenges. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for.

Series 1: “Welcome to Mexico” (Nov. 11-Dec. 8, 2021)

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  • Series 1 rewards. Series 1 of Forza Horizon 5’s Festival Playlist has a total of 247 points across all Seasons. The Series rewards include:
    • 2021 Mercedes-AMG One for 120 Playlist Points: This is a Legendary Rarity car, and the cover car for Forza Horizon 5
    • 1993 McLaren F1 for 180 Playlist Points: This is a Legendary Rarity car, and is quite hard to find in Forza Horizon 5
  • Monthly Events. There is one Monthly Event.
    • Horizon Mexico Circuit: Beat the Rivals challenge at Horizon Mexico Circuit. Rewards four Playlist Points.

Spring “Hot Season” (Dec. 2-8, 2021)

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Series 1 Spring Image

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This is the Spring Season of Forza Horizon 5’s Series 1 Festival Playlist, which is available from Dec. 2 until Dec. 8, 2021.

  • Season rewards. The Spring Season of Series 1 has a total of 61 Playlist Points across all challenges. The main rewards include:
    • 2019 Raesr Tachyon Speed for 24 Playlist Points: This is an Epic Rarity car, and is exclusive to the Festival Playlist
    • 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex for 44 Playlist Points: This is an Epic Rarity car, and is hard to find in Forza Horizon 5
  • Weekly Challenge. “New Benchmark” — The Weekly Challenge has four Chapters. Rewards 5 Playlist Points and 80 Forzathon Points.
    • Chapter 1: Own and drive the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista
    • Chapter 2: Earn five Ultimate Speed Skills with the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista
    • Chapter 3: Win any three Road Racing Events with the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista
    • Chapter 4: Earn three Daredevil Skills with the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista
  • Daily Challenges. There are seven Daily Challenges. Each rewards 1 Playlist Point and 10 Forzathon Points.
    • Challenge 1: Purchase any three Car Mastery Perks
    • Challenge 2: Earn three Clean Racing Skills in any Cross Country Event
    • Challenge 3: Earn three Stars from any Speed Trap PR Stunt
    • Challenge 4: Drive a total of 10 miles in Road Racing Events
    • Challenge 5: Beat Round Three of any Horizon Arcade Event
    • Challenge 6: Drive above 150mph in any car for 15 seconds uninterrupted
    • Challenge 7: Earn three Stars from any Drift Zone PR Stunt
  • Season Events. There are 10 Season Events.
    • Horizon Arcade: Complete any Horizon Arcade Event. Rewards 3 Playlist Points
    • Rite of Passage: Complete The Trial challenge in a D-Class to A-Class Classic Sports Car. Rewards 10 Playlist Points and the 1967 Ferrari Spa 330 P4 #24
    • Party Time: Complete the Season Playground Games challenge in a D-Class to B-Class Retro Hot Hatch car. Rewards 3 Playlist Points and the 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2
    • Avenida: Complete the Avenida Speed Trap challenge in an S1-Class Nissan car. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and a Wheelspin
    • Drop It Like It’s Hot: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge in an S1-Class Retro Supercar. Rewards 5 Playlist Points and a Super Wheelspin
    • High Noon: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge in a D-Class to B-Class Retro Saloon car. Rewards 5 Playlist Points and the 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7
    • Los Jardines: Complete the Los Jardines Danger Sign challenge in an S1-Class GT Car. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and a Wheelspin
    • Orilla Del Río: Complete the Orilla Del Río Speed Zone challenge in an A-Class Modern Rally car. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and a Wheelspin
    • Holidays are Comin’: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge in a D-Class to A-Class Truck. Rewards 5 Playlist Points and the “Jingle Bells” car horn
    • Co-op Championships: Complete any Horizon Tour Event. Rewards 3 Playlist Points
  • Challenges. There are four Challenges.
    • Hold Your Horses: Find the Treasure Chest (Clue: Earn 10 Stars from any PR Stunts in any Mustang car). Rewards 3 Playlist Points and 50,000 Credits
    • #ShoppingSpree: Photograph any Vans & Utility vehicle in Guanajuato. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and the “Special Delivery!” Forza LINK message
    • Getting Sideways: Perform 5 Ultimate Drift Skills in Horizon Open Drifting Race Events. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and 25,000 Credits
    • Battle Royale: Finish 30th or better in The Eliminator. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and the “La Cucaracha” car horn
  • Forzathon Shop. The Forzathon Shop offers the following items this Season:
    • 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion for 600 Forzathon Points
    • “Beautiful Morning” Car Horn for 75 Forzathon Points
    • 2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI Quattro for 400 Forzathon Points
    • Wheelspin for 80 Forzathon Points
    • “The Robot” Emote for 75 Forzathon Points
    • Super Wheelspin for 300 Forzathon Points

What is the Festival Playlist in Forza Horizon 5?

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The Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist is an ever-changing list of challenges and missions that players can complete as they play the game. Players can complete races, events, PR Stunts, and online activities as Festival Playlist challenges, sometimes with specific requirements, to earn rewards such as cars, Wheelspins, cosmetic items, and Forzathon Points that can be redeemed at the Forzathon Shop.

The Festival Playlist has Series, with each Series lasting four weeks, and each week lasting about one week. Each week has its own unique challenges and rewards, giving players incentive to return week after week to complete the Festival Playlist and collect new cars and prizes. The Festival Playlist consistently adds new content to Forza Horizon 5, and is how Playground Games will seamlessly inject new ways to play into FH5 over time, including brand-new cars.

New cars, events, and much more can be added to Forza Horizon 5 through the Festival Playlist, and Series updates can even be themed and evolve Forza Horizon 5’s world. Series 1, for example, welcomes players to Horizon Mexico, while Series 2 will apparently be Holidays themed and add new seasonal decorations to the FH5 world. EventLab creations from the community that gain popularity can also be surfaced through the Festival Playlist, adding even more variety to this constantly moving in-game feature.

Forza Horizon 5’s Festival Playlist should provide years of support and content to the game, even after DLC expansions have been released and finished. Thanks to new creation features like EventLab, the Festival Playlist has practically endless content to pull from.

What is Forza Horizon 5?

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Forza Horizon 5 is an open-world simul-arcade racing game from Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios. It’s the latest in a long line of increasingly ambitious and successful Forza Horizon games, and it accumulates everything the studio has learned into one incredible package. FH5 is one of the best Xbox racing games of all time, and is even one of the best Xbox games of 2021.

Forza Horizon 5 accomplishes this feat with its largest and most diverse map yet, set in Mexico, that is freely explored behind the wheel of hundreds of cars and vehicles. Fan favorites like Barn Finds have returned, but every aspect of FH5 proves that it’s not just another racing game.

Our Forza Horizon 5 review concluded that Playground has delivered the unchallenged champion of open-world racers, which is now available for Xbox, PC, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Xbox Game Pass. If you want to learn more about what makes this expansive game so special, be sure to check out our ultimate guide to Forza Horizon 5.

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