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Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 34 – Spring


The Retrowave series enters its final week in Forza Horizon 5, as Spring has sprung over in Mexico with the latest Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges for Series 34.

I’m hopeful that the series will finish strong, as going out with a whimper would be a shame. So, here I am to present you the cars and tunes that you will need to finish the series off in style – and hopefully being knee deep in nice new cars!

So, without further ado, I present to you – Series 34 Spring!

Forza Horizon 5 Series 34 Winter Photo (1)
Forza Horizon 5 Series 34 Winter Photo

Part 1: Weekly Car Challenge – Future of Mid

BMW are centre stage here, with their M1 from 1981. Famed largely for having odd doors that slide into the sill, I didn’t know that it was built as a result of a partnership with Lamborghini! That fell through and Italdesign stepped in to save the day, ensuring the thing was built.

Should you not have one in your garage, you’ll have to go and purchase one. Or, if you completed the Trial last week (Series 34 Winter), it should be in your garage!

Chapter 1 – Rocky Beginnings

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

Chapter 2 – Form and Function

With 277 bhp under the bonnet, the car isn’t shy, so we now need to win a road race. Stock trim should suffice.

I used the Oval circuit at the stadium.

Chapter 3 – Future Proof

We now need to spend a mere 20,000 credits upgrading the car so go nuts!

Alternatively look for share name “S1” with my GT, Red620Ti.

Chapter 4 – Photogenic

Earn 3 stars at speed traps. With the build above, should be a piece of cake!

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 34.

Part 2: Weekly Challenges, Championships and PR Stunts

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

The Trial, only one Eventlab, PR Stunts, races, who could ask for more?

The Trial – Crosstown Classics

Let’s try to race nicely, yeah?

We need a “Rare Classic” car and the tuning limit is B Class 700.

I chose a Ferrari 365 GTB4, and the share name is “365” 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 Ferrari 365 GTB4, ironically enough!

Eventlab 1 – DEXTER41300 Presents Waterfall GP

We need a Retro Supercar, and the tuning limit is S1 Class 900. I went for a Bugatti EB110, and the share name is S1EB with my GT, Red620Ti.

A nice long course that flows well, with a few surprises. The best one was flamingos flying through solid tarmac!

Take away a Quattro from ‘83 for completing this, why don’t you?

PR Stunt 1 – Danger Sign – Los Jardines

This week, all the PR stunts need the same car, a BMW tuned to A Class 800.

I went with a M3 from 2005 in stock trim, and hitting the ramp at more than 150 mph made it easy. Jumping over 250m will see us take the prize.

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

PR Stunt 2 –  Drift Zone – Panoramica

If there’s one thing Beemers are good at, it is going sideways. Just ask my brother, who had an unfortunate lamppost accident after losing the back end on a roundabout!

I chose a stock M3 from 2005 in his honour. Score over 65,000 drift points to win.

Another Super Wheelspin awaits. 

PR Stunt 2 –  Drift Zone – Las Curvas

Keeping in the same M3 for this event, this time we need to score over 62,000 drift points.

Yet another Super Wheelspin – lovely!

Seasonal Championship 1 – Pop Up, Up and Down

Cars with pop up headlights are the theme here, in case you hadn’t guessed, and the tuning class is A Class 800.

I went with a Jaguar XJ220 and the share code is : 123500759.

For winning out, we can take home a Porsche 944, ideal for the hair dressers out there!

Seasonal Championship 2 – Night Riders

No sign of David Hasselhoff, sadly, but never mind.

We need to grab a Retro Hot Hatch, tune it to C Class 600, and then go racing. I chose a stock Honda Civic Type R from 2004, as it is at the tuning limit already.

The prize for winning is a Ford Escort RS Turbo.

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 34 Spring. You’ve got a photo to take, a Treasure Hunt, Horizon Tour and that is your lot.

Photo Challenge – #FLIGHTREADY

Take a photo of a 2002 Corvette Z06 at the Aerodromo en La Selva. What could be easier?

Enjoy my artistic effort up at the top of this piece.

The reward? A new hat, a White Snake Helmet. Not sure if it’s a reference to the band…

Treasure Hunt – Suspension of Disbelief

The clue reads “An awesome show of speed high above trees, keep an eye out while crossing this bridge and treasure you may see”. The photo shows a TVR Sagaris crossing the Gran Puente bridge.

I’m going to guess an awesome speed skill is required while driving over the bridge?

The location of the Treasure Chest is shown below.

Forza Horizon 5 Series 34 Winter Treasure
Forza Horizon 5 Series 34 Winter Treasure
Forza Horizon 5 Series 34 Winter Treasure Location
Forza Horizon 5 Series 34 Winter Treasure Location

Horizon  Tour – Co-op Races

We need to complete a Horizon Tour session now, and you know the score – 3 races against driverbots, and two head to head races across country. 

I can’t give you tune for this, as it could be anything, but just go along for the ride!

As a reward, we can get a whole 8 points to the totals. Nearly as much as the Trial and a lot easier!

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 – Drift Zone – Ice Cauldron

We need to grab a Retro Saloon, tune it to B Class 700, and then go sliding. I chose an Audi RS4 Avant, not a saloon, but the share code is : 172973840. It is AWD, so it may need to poked with a stick to make it slide.

The target is 150,000 drift points.

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

Seasonal Championship – Hammering the Gas

Same car is required here, so I stayed in the Audi.

Completing the championship will get us an AMG Hammer Coupe, as you may have guessed.

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 Zone – Tres Colinas

Classic Rally cars tuned to B Class 700 are needed for the next two events, and so and so I chose a #5 Escort RS1800 RS from 1977. Share code is : 793610371.

We need to average over 81 mph to win.

A Super Wheelspin is your reward. 

Seasonal Championship – Easy G-Teasy

Same car class and tuning limit here, but it looks like an offroad race is afoot.

I used the same car as above, gotta save those pennies. 

The reward for racing? A Ford GT70. See what they did there?

The rewards for Series 34 and Spring in Forza Horizon 5

With Series 34 coming to end, you should be within in touching distance of the new cars for the month. And they are the N Vision 74’22 for 80 points and a DeLorean DMC12 for 160 points. 

Even more Rivals circuits have now been added with Series 34 as well. There are four to try your hand at this month – Playa Azul Circuit and Las Laderas for real engines, and Descansar Dorado Sprint and Los Jardines Circuit for battery powered cars. Post a clean lap on each to score 4 whole points towards the prize cars.

Grab enough points and Series 34 Spring also sees you given access to the exclusiveCitroen BX4TC for 20 points. Additionally, for 40 points we can get a GMC Syclone, a hard to find car apparently. 

Details on Series 35 seem to be a little thin on the ground, but I feel certain that I’ll be back here next week, so I shall reveal all then! The name is Modern Horizons, so I’nm guessing there won’t be quite as much neon about?

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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