Hello there fellow Forza Horizon 5 lovers. It appears that people did find my witterings about the seasonal series challenges brought forth through the Summer of Series 3 helpful, so I’ll carry on!
This time around the Series 3 Challenges revolve around Autumn, and they look to be pretty much business as usual, apart from the Weekly Car Challenge, with which you are going to need seriously deep pockets for. Other than that, there’s a much easier photo challenge, and the usual assortment of Danger Signs, Speed Zones and Championships to dive into. So, without further ado, let’s get this show on the road and take you through the easiest and best ways of nailing the Forza Horizon 5 Challenges for Series 3 – Autumn.
Part 1 – The Weekly Car Challenge – Bentley Blower
This week, the car in the weekly challenge is not only an antique, but a very expensive one at that.
The car in question is the Bentley Blower 4.5 litre (1930), and as well as being even older than me, it comes with a price tag of a cool 4,000,000 credits. And as I like to include a fun fact about these cars, here’s one: the car is known as a “Blower” because it had a massive supercharger strapped to the front of the engine. My top tip for obtaining this car is to check the Auction House – they don’t show up very often, but I was able to get one for just over half the usual asking price, so this is helpful if you have spent all your in-game FH5 pennies.
Once you have your hands on the car, you then need to complete a further three challenges in it. These are – Earn a total of 9 stars at Speedzones in the car (I used Punta Allen in the bottom sort of left of the map), then go on to win 3 Road Racing events (it doesn’t matter whether you do circuit or point to point races, and I used Emerald Circuit as it’s quite short) and finally a doozy – Drive 100 miles in the Bentley. Now, there’s no quick way of doing this, just take it for a jaunt around the countryside.
Playground Games have acknowledged this is a bit of a grind, and so have gifted players 100 extra Forzathon points to sweeten the deal a little. Check your messages in order to get those.
I tuned my Bentley up to make the Speed Zones a bit easier, and the code you’ll need if you wish to download that tune is 270547624. Just head to the tuning section, input it and you’ll be able to download my exact workings.
Part 2 – Weekly Challenges
Every week, Forza Horizon 5 likes to throw us a couple of curve balls in the shape of challenges and it’s no different with the Series 3 Autumn madness. These are generally based around PR stunts, and this week we have to beat a Speed Zone, perform a death defying Danger Sign jump and 3-Star a Speed Trap. So, starting at the beginning:
Speed Zone – Watersplash
This is the Watersplash Speedzone and it’s a bit tricky. The reason it’s tricky is due to the combination of a dirt surface, a fairly tight bend and three separate water splashes to drive through, slowing you down.
Luckily, we have a suitable weapon, a Classic Rally Car tuned to B Class 700 again. The goal through the zone is 82mph, so not too bad. I chose an Escort RS 1800 1977, because why wouldn’t you, and here is the tune again – 699552840
Pro Tip : Approach from the tarmac side, as you can get away with only two river crossings!
Danger Sign – Eagle’s Perch
The Danger Sign in question for Series 3 Autumn is Eagle’s Perch, made famous as there is an achievement tied to doing it in a Ford Transit!
We need to achieve a distance of 234M, and there is a good run up along a fairly wide road, so the approach isn’t too tricky this time. And jumping this far gives us a Wheelspin too, so that’s a nice incentive to hurl yourself into the void.
We have to use any Mitsubishi, and a maximum of B Class 700. Now I don’t know about you, but when someone says Mitsubishi, my mind always goes to an Evo, thus it was this time, and I chose the classic Evo VIII MR. Here is the share code for my tune – 141172186
Speed Trap – Swamplands
At least this Speed Trap is on a road, so it’s not all bad news.
We have to hit 148mph through the camera, which sounds just about okay, but to make things that little bit more difficult, we have to use a Ferrari F40 tuned to a maximum of A Class 700. A good run up is needed, and a quick prayer to the Mexican traffic gods to keep the roads clear wouldn’t go amiss either!
Here is my tune for the car I used – 265087454
Part 3 – Seasonal Championships
There are a selection of seasonal championships to try out in Series 3 and the Autumn picks are as follows…
Championship 1 – Welcome to the Jungle
We have to use the mighty Jeep Trailcat for this challenge, and luckily this was one of my favourite cars in Forza Horizon 4.
These guys are brutal this time around, so be prepared for a tussle but after winning all three races – solo, or best two out of three with a convoy – your reward will be a rather nice Tiger Roar horn to enjoy.
If you’re after a tune to help you smash the competition, my tune seemed to work well – 118411445
Championship 2 – Underground Overground
We are restricted to a Hot Hatch class car here, and only to a B Class 700.
I tried a few cars for this Championship before finding success with the Renault Clio R.S 200 EDC, with the classic recipe of a massive engine shoehorned under the bonnet and 4WD – something that is especially handy as these are mixed surface races, so while I optimised for the tarmac sections, it can cope with the dirt.
A little light tuning resulted in this beastie: 262870774
We are rewarded with a VW Scirocco ‘11 for our trouble, which is rather cool.
Championship 3 – Calm before the Storm
Now this promises to be exciting – take an Extreme Track Toy, tune it to S2 Class 998, and unleash the beast.
I used the opportunity to get behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro (a snip at 2,000,000 credits, unless you win it in a wheelspin), tuned it up a little, and oh my goodness… If you thought the S1 race from last week was quick, you are going to need to readjust your eyeballs or something because this thing will blow your wig clean off.
My tune for it is 135491939 and after winning the championship, we are rewarded with an Aerial Atom – the car that famously rearranged Jeremy Clarkson’s face when he drove it on Top Gear without a helmet.
Part 4 – Others
Photo Challenge – #Purfect
This week’s photo challenge is a bit easier, as you are just required to take a photo of the Ford Racing Puma in La Selva, an area at the bottom of the map near the runway drag strip.
I’ll include a photo of the location and the very Ford car you need, for your viewing pleasure.
Treasure Hunt – Lucky Skills
The Treasure Hunt this time around is called Lucky Skills, and you need to take the Nissan GT-R ‘17 (the car that I would buy if I won the lottery) out for a spin.
The clue is “Cause a wreck in the Nissan GT-R ‘17 matching the generation number for tries!”.
Now, there are two possibilities for this: the GT-R model number is R35, or it could be 17 for the year. Basically, go out and smash some stuff (benches, fences, signs, they all count) and then a treasure chest will appear on the map. Judging by the amount of time it took to get this, I’m going to say 35 wreckage skills are needed. A good place to fill up your appetite for destruction is the stadium in the middle of the map, as there are lampposts all the way around that are easy to smash quite quickly.
The location of the treasure chest is shown below (spoilers, obviously!)
There are also a few daily challenges to complete, and an award for completing a Horizon Tour with a bunch of other folks, but these are the main challenges of Forza Horizon 5 and the Series 3 Autumn goodies. Go out and grab some points, unlocking the Donkervoort GTO (nope, me neither!) when you reach 25 Forzathon points, and the Toyota AT37 when you reach 45 points.
It may take a bit of practice, but both cars are eminently obtainable provided you follow our advice and by doing so will go some way to helping you gather the required points for the full Series 3 unlocks of the Zenvo TS1 (120pts) and the Ford Mustang ’71 (200pts). If you followed our guide to Summer last time out, you should be well on your way to nailing these too.
So until next week when Series 3 continues with the Winter scene, happy racing!
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