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Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 33 – Summer


It is a new Series in Forza Horizon 5, and the title for Series 33 is that of Apex All-Stars. I’m looking forward to some serious racing about to kick off; hopefully I won’t be too disappointed!

So, a new Series, a new set of weekly events, and now it is time to get cracking with the Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges for Series 33 Summer. Let’s race!

Forza Horizon 5 Series 33 Summer Photo
Forza Horizon 5 Series 33 Summer Photo

Part 1: Weekly Car Challenge – Prepare, Commit, Belong

This week’s challenge gives us a choice of one car, and one car only, but what a car – the McLaren P1 from 2013. The car that scared Clarkson to death when he drove it in the wet at Spa is what we need to take out.

Only 375 were made in real life, but luckily virtual cars have no limits!

Should you not have one in your garage, then they are available in the Autoshow, at 1.350,000 credits. Or, complete the Live Long and Prospera Seasonal Championship to get one for free!

Chapter 1 – Position 1

Get in your new car, take it for a spin. Step one complete. 

Chapter 2 – Hybrid Theory

Sadly not the Linkin Park album, instead we need to score three stars at the Autopista Speed Trap. Stock trim is fine. It’s on the highway in case you are unsure.

Chapter 3 – Wingin’ It

With it’s fancy wing, the P1 should be good at winning races, no? Prove it by winning a road circuit race.

Stock again for this, just watch the drift! 

I used the Horizon Oval track, which at 13 seconds a lap didn’t take long.

Chapter 4 – Race Active

Now simply score 6 stars at Speed Zones. Your choice!

Complete these tasks and we will be five points closer to the seasonal prizes that are up for grabs with Forza Horizon 5’s Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges for Series 33.

Part 2: Weekly Challenges, Championships and PR Stunts

So, with the weekly challenge done and dusted, let’s dive into the rest of the mayhem on offer. 

The Trial, the Eventlab making a triumphant comeback, PR Stunts and only two Seasonal Championships. Where are all the races?

The Trial – Mini Mustang Mixup

This week we need a B Class 700 Mini or Mustang from the 1960’s. I’m guessing that the Mustang will be faster, but the Mini will corner better, no?

Well, I went for a Mustang 2+2 Fastback from ‘65, and the share name is “BMustang” with my GT, Red620Ti.

The prize for managing to find people who actually want to race The Trial like it should be done is a Shelby Cobra. Hopefully you too can find people to race with like I did last week!

Eventlab 1 – JOHNBOY1782 Presents Italia 458 Racetrack

For this event, we need a Ferrari 458 tuned to S1 Class 900. I know, I was shocked too!

Stock trim is fine for this, but I used the Speciale variant. Why not?

Apart from a couple of ridiculously tight chicanes at the end of the lap, a pretty good track.

For winning out, we can take away a Super Wheelspin. Again.

Eventlab 2 – TORQUEDEMONZ Presents Green River Grand Prix

A Retro supercar tuned to S1 Class 900 is required for this event, and so I chose a Bugatti EB110, with share name “S1EB”.

A good high speed race through the countryside, I liked this one!

We can take away a Lotus 3-Eleven for winning out.

Eventlab 3 – HONZ12 Presents Jungle Race Circuit

This time we need a Modern Sports Car, tuned to only A Class 800. I went with a Toyota GR Supra, and the share code is 984217186.

A good track with a nice flow, I also enjoyed this one!

Take away a Halo Warthog for completing this, why don’t you?

PR Stunt 1 –  Speed Trap – Arid Hills

This week, all the Pr stunts need the same class of car, a Track Toy tuned to A Class 800. I chose a stock Jaguar XKR-S GT for this event.

We need to clear the trap at over 155 MPH, and this car should do it easily.

Do so and you’ll find a Super Wheelspin heading your way in return. 

PR Stunt 2 –  Speed Zone – Festival Speed Zone

Same car class, different challenge – can we average over 93 mph through this short zone? 

I went with the BMW M3 GTR, and the share code is :198385025.

Yet another Super Wheelspin? D’oh!

PR Stunt 3 –  Speed Zone – Mountain Pass

More average speed driving to do here, and this time the target is 112 mph. I went again with the same Beemer as above.

Another Super Wheelspin. I just can’t…

Seasonal Championship 1 – Live Long and Prospera

Oh dear, it appears the pun writers are back.

We need to use an Extreme Track toy tuned to S2 Class 998 for this event, and so as usual, it is the Bugatti Divo I reached for. Share code for mine is : 169915677.

For winning out, we can take home a McLaren P1.

Seasonal Championship 2 – Burning Up

Hot Hatch, geddit? Sigh.

We need an A Class 800 Super Hot Hatch, and so I chose a Ford Focus RS, share code : 151963655.

The prize for winning is a Pagani Zonda R, a bit quicker!

Part 3: Other Challenges

There’s always more to get involved in than just the racing, and that is the case again this week with Series 33 Summer. A Photo Challenge, Treasure Hunt, The Eliminator and a Horizon Tour this week. 

Photo Challenge – #VUHLATAZUL

We have to photograph a Vuhl 05RR at the start line of the Playa Azul Circuit. Should be easy enough, yeah?

Enjoy my artistic effort up at the top of this piece. The location you need to be in is below. 

The reward? A new Mexican Race Suit. Woo.

Forza Horizon 5 Series 33 Summer Photo Location
Forza Horizon 5 Series 33 Summer Photo Location

Treasure Hunt – Lotus Laps

The clue this week reads “With eleven in their name and them lacking any doors, win with one in Rivals and the treasure will be yours!”. 

The picture shows a Lotus 2-Eleven, and I guess we need to win a race in Rivals to clear this.

I tuned mine a tad, the share code is 113867282. Drag may be the way forward… As is picking the slowest of your friends!

The location of the Treasure chest is shown below, and it contains 250,000 credits.

Forza Horizon 5 Series 33 Summer Treasure
Forza Horizon 5 Series 33 Summer Treasure
Forza Horizon 5 Series 33 Summer Treasure Location
Forza Horizon 5 Series 33 Summer Treasure Location

Horizon Arcade – Mini Games

This week it is time to do a bit of the Arcade Mini Games. Choose from Drift, Air, Speed, Wreckage and Chaos, and try to complete all three rounds. 

I can’t suggest a tune as it depends on what you choose, but join in and have fun!

The reward? A massive 3 points towards the weekly totals. Well worth the investment of time.

The Eliminator – Battle Royale

We have to try to survive into the top 30 players for a change, and however you do it, keep your nose clean and you’ll be okay.

We can win a new Forzalink phrase, “Never tell me the odds!”.

Part 4: Hot Wheels Events

If you have the Hot Wheels expansion and are an Elite Level player, then you get to enjoy a couple of extra events.

Seasonal PR Stunt – Speed Zone – Frozen Rush

Get in a Pickup or 4X4 car, tuned to A Class 800 and start racing around!

I used the Ford Raptor from 2017 and the share code is : 251216374, while the average speed we need to achieve is 142 MPH. Approach from the north so the zone is downhill to help.

A Super Wheelspin is your reward. 

Seasonal Championship – Pickup the Pace

We need to use the same car and class as above, so I used the same Raptor. Save the pennies, right?

Completing the championship will get us a Rally Fighter.

Part 5: Rally Adventure Events

The Rally Adventure expansion brings even more events to the roster and provided you are already a Horizon Badlands champion, you’ll get access to the following couple of events… 

Seasonal PR Stunt – Speed Trap – Canyon Rush

Get ready to go in an Alfa Romeo, any in fact, as you look to blaze the trap at over 155 mph to win. Tuning Limit is A Class 800.

I used the 33 Stradale. Tthe share name is “AR33” and the GT is Red620Ti.

The prize is another Super Wheelspin. You know, those things we really don’t need… 

Seasonal Championship – O Romeo, Romeo

Guess what we need this time? Yep, an Alfa Romeo tuned to A Class again, 800. I went with a 33 Stradale again.

For winning either solo or in a convoy, it is a car horn – Predator Howl.

The rewards for Series 33 and Summer in Forza Horizon 5

With Series 33 just kicking off, we need to start saving up those points to get our hands on the cars for the month. And they are the Pro Stock Camaro for 80 points and a Hot Wheels Trans Am for 160. Start as you mean to go on!

Even more Rivals circuits have now been added with Series 33 as well. There are four to try your hand at this month – Sierra Verde Sprint, Bahia De Plano Circuit, Bola Ocho Circuit and finally Los Jardines Circuit. Post a clean lap on each to score 4 whole points towards the prize cars.

Grab enough points and Series 33 Summer also sees you given access to the exclusive #66 Ford GT for 20 points. Additionally, for 40 points we can get a Corvette Z06 from 2023, a hard to find car apparently. 

To enjoy these events in the Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges, you’ll need a copy of Forza Horizon 5. It’s available on Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and on the cloud via mobile. The Xbox Store will sort you out with a download. 

Let us know in the comments if I have helped, hindered or missed the mark with these tunes.

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