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Forza Horizon 3

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Playground Games
Release Date: Sept. 27, 2016

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'Forza Horizon 3' (ALL) Goes Gold, Adds Warthog, Reveals PC Specs, Achievements

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2016 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT

You're in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world's greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you.

Forza Horizon 3 features more than 350 vehicles – that’s 150 more than Forza Horizon 2. Not only is this the largest number of cars ever featured in a Forza Horizon game, it’s also Forza's most diverse lineup yet!

Forza Horizon 3 has officially gone gold!

Over the past six weeks, in our Forza Garage series, we’ve introduced all of the 350+ vehicles that will be arriving for Forza Horizon 3 at launch. Well, almost all of the them. Today we’re unveiling a unique addition to the Forza Horizon 3 lineup, a vehicle that has long been requested by both the Forza and Halo communities. For the first time in any Forza game, you can now drive the most famous ground vehicle in the Halo universe – the Warthog!

The 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, the M12 Force Application Vehicle. What it may lack in brute force – you won’t find a turret on this version – it more than makes up for with its 720 bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than its FAV counterpart. The Warthog CST in Forza Horizon 3 is also ideally suited for the rough and tumble landscape of Australia. With the most advanced suspension in Forza Horizon 3 (with more than 70 cm of suspension travel), plus advanced dampening, you won’t find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival.

The M12S Warthog CST will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 3, and will be sent as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Eligible players will receive codes to download the Warthog via an Xbox Live Message, and codes will begin to be sent out during the week of September 5. In addition, players who have not played an Xbox One Halo game will still have the chance to earn the Warthog via a special #Forzathon event coming to Forza Horizon 3 in October.

Xbox Live Achievements

One thing is for sure: there’s a ton to do in Forza Horizon 3. From brand new features like Campaign co-op play for up to four players, cross-play capability between Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms, to the reintroduction of Auction House and Storefronts, and new events to try out (or customize yourself, using the new Horizon Blueprint feature), it’s clear that Forza Horizon 3 will be a joy to explore for casual and hardcore players alike. For those of you who want to start scoping their gameplay around boosting your Xbox Live gamerscore, we’ve got the full list of Xbox Live achievements for your perusing and planning:

Welcome to Your HorizonOpen Festival with the first Showcase10
You're the BossUpgrade the Festival for the first time10
One of UsWin your first Exhibition race as Horizon Festival Boss10
Stay on TargetGet a gold medal from a Danger Sign10
"Do you even... oh, you do"Get 3 Stars through a Drift Zone10
You're Hired!Hire a Drivatar into your Drivatar Line-Up10
You're Fired!Fill your Drivatar Line-Up and fire a Drivatar to make way for another20
Racer's ParadiseOpen a Festival in Surfers Paradise20
First Time BuyerVisit the Autoshow and buy your first car10
The ArchitectCreate your first Blueprint10
The PlayerComplete another player's Exhibition Blueprint10
ChampWin your first Championship10
Tonight We RideWin your first Street Race10
I'll Just Take This NowWin your first Midnight Battle10
Street Racing ChampionWin every Street Race and Midnight Battle50
Like a Needle in The OutbackFind your first Barn Find10
Relic HunterRestore all Barn Finds20
ThrowdownCreate and complete your first Bucket List Blueprint.10
Community CrusherPlay 10 player created Bucket List Blueprints20
Drive to the Music You LoveSign 4 Radio Stations to your Festival10
Screaming through the ValleyOpen a Festival in Yara Valley20
BushcraftOpen a Festival in The Outback20
Maxed OutFully upgrade a Festival site20
Like a BossFully upgrade all Festival sites20
Best. Horizon. Ever.Complete the Final Showcase50
Exhibition ExpertComplete an Exhibition at every race route in the game20
Horizon HardcoreComplete a Championship at every race route in the game30
StarstruckGet at least 1 star on any 50 PR Stunts10
PR SuperstarGet 3 stars on all PR Stunts20
Eat My DustComplete 10 races in a convoy10
Got Ourselves a ConvoyConvoy for a total of 100 miles10
Life CompleteComplete every Horizon Bucket List challenge20
Drop in the BucketComplete 5 Bucket List challenges10
Who's Hiding These?Smash all 150 reward boards20
BackpackerDiscover every beauty spot in the game20
I Know These RoadsDrive down every road in the game20
This My JamTake part in 5 Skill Songs10
Perks of the JobObtain a car from the Skill Shop10
I Want It AllComplete every page in the Skill Shop (excluding temporary perks)25
Spoiler AlertFit parts from Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk10
5 Star Seller - A+++++Sell 5 cars via the Auction House10
SniperWin a car in the Auction House by bidding on it10
Welcome to Horizon OnlineComplete 5 online events across Adventure and Freeroam10
Online AdventurerComplete 25 online events across Adventure and Freeroam30
Bring a FriendComplete an event in Co-op10
Road BuddyComplete 10 events in Co-op20
ForzatographerTake a photo of 300 cars for Horizon Promo20
Aussie Rules!Create and complete a Championship featuring only Australian cars10
High RollerSpend 1 million Credits on a car10
Fly Like A RegalGet 300ft on the airport Danger Sign using the Relaint Regal10
Life's a DragComplete a drag race at the Airstrip in every Car Class10
Endurance HeroCreate an exhibition with 25 laps, dynamic time and weather, and complete it on Hard Drivatar Difficulty20
This. Is. FORZA!Create and complete a Championship with 100+ miles of racing over 10 events20
Ooh, Shiny!Obtain your first Horizon Edition car20
Mini BossReach Level 2010
Final BossReach Level 15025
Staying ConnectedVisit the Forza Hub from the Pause Menu10
Art DirectorCreate a paint, setup a tune, and start your Horizon Promo career10
Throw Your Weight AroundGet a Gold Medal on a Drift Zone in a car weighing at least 2500kg10
Forza FirstWin a race in the Lamborghini Centanario20
Clever Girl!Get a 3 Stars on a Danger Sign, Drift Zone, Speed Trap and Speed Zone in the 2017 Ford Raptor.10
Totally meant to do that...Perform a Barrel Roll in any Buggy10
UnderdogGet a Gold Medal in a C Class car10
Recommended PC Specs

Finally, we know lots of players are preparing to enjoy Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 PCs and today we’re revealing the recommended specs. Naturally Forza Horizon 3 will require DirectX 12-enabled machines and Windows 10. Here’s the details for the recommended specs:

CPUi7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
 AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480
Hard Drive TypeHDD
Available Space55 GB
Resolution1920 x 1080
Windows VersionWindows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101

Forza Horizon 3 players will have a tremendous amount of adjustment options when playing on Windows 10. From basic options like full screen, vertical sync, and resolution, to more advanced adjustments like quality settings for motion blur, mirrors, reflection, static and dynamic geometry, we’re giving Windows 10 players the power to play the way they want. Whether playing on the recommended specs or pushing the hardware limits to deliver the ultimate 4K racing experience, Forza Horizon 3 players will have lots of options for making the most of their experience.

Language Support

Forza Horizon 3 will be fully localized (voice and text) for English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, and German, and includes language support (text) for Polish, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

One additional note for PC players, we know there are a lot of PC players who want to know more about using wheels in Forza Horizon 3. Look for an update on wheel support in Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 in an upcoming story in the future.

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