Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist: Every challenge and reward for Summer (Nov. 11-17, 2021)


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After months of waiting, Forza Horizon 5 is here and it’s wonderful. The base game of Forza Horizon 5 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 FH5.

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

The unchallenged champion


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Forza Horizon 5

The best open-world racer

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.

What is Forza Horizon 5?

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Forza Horizon 5 is the culmination of all of Playground Games’ efforts to master racing games, and it’s genuinely one of the best Xbox racing games of all time. The latest in a long-running series of open-world racing games, Forza Horizon 5 combines the largest and most diverse world in a Forza Horizon game yet with hundreds of cars and thousands of quality-of-life improvements.

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In our Forza Horizon 5 review, we concluded that FH5 is a veritable masterpiece just for the base game alone, and Playground has also massively improved Forza Horizon 5’s online multiplayer to be more accessible and open than its predecessors. A large part of this is the return of the Festival Playlist that was first introduced in FH4, except newly evolved for a new game.

Forza Horizon 5 is now available, and is on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Forza Horizon 5 is also available through Xbox Game Pass.

If you want to learn more about Forza Horizon 5, including about in-game features like Barn Finds and Player Houses, be sure to check out our ultimate guide to Forza Horizon 5.

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.

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist: Summer, Series 1 (Nov. 11-17, 2021)

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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. Here’s everything you need to know about the current Festival Playlist in Forza Horizon 5.

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.

Summer (Nov. 11-Nov. 17, 2021)

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This is the Summer Season of Forza Horizon 5’s Series 1 Festival Playlist, which is available from Nov. 11 until Nov. 17, 2021.

  • Season rewards. The Summer Season of Series 1 has a total of 64 Playlist Points across all challenges. The main rewards include:
    • 1982 DMC DeLorean “DMC-12” for 26 Playlist Points: This is a Legendary Rarity car, and is exclusive to the Festival Playlist
    • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera for 46 Playlist Points: This is an Epic Rarity car, and is valuable in Forza Horizon 5
  • Weekly Challenge. “A True Super GT” — The Weekly Challenge has four Chapters. Rewards 5 Playlist Points and 81 Forzathon Points.
    • Chapter 1: Own and drive the 2017 Nissan GT-R
    • Chapter 2: Drive the 2017 Nissan GT-R for a combined 13.5 miles
    • Chapter 3: Earn a total of six Stars from any Danger Sign PR Stunts in the 2017 Nissan GT-R
    • Chapter 4: Earn two Awesome Drifting Skills during any Road Racing Event in the 2017 Nissan GT-R
  • Daily Challenges. There are seven Daily Challenges. Rewards 1 Playlist Point and 10 Forzathon Points each.
    • Challenge 1: Drive above 250mph for five uninterrupted seconds in any car
    • Challenge 2: Jump a distance of 1,500 feet in any car
    • Challenge 3: Complete any Showcase Event
    • Challenge 4: Complete a game of The Eliminator
    • Challenge 5: Post a clean lap on any Rivals Event
    • Challenge 6: Earn a total of nine Stars from any Trailblazer PR Stunts
    • Challenge 7: Smash 25 items in 30 seconds or less
  • Season Events. There are 10 Season Events.
    • Horizon Arcade: Complete any Horizon Arcade event. Rewards 3 Playlist Points
    • Making a Splash: Complete The Trial challenge in a B-Class Pickup & 4×4 vehicle. Rewards 10 Playlist Points and the 2013 Mini X-Raid All4 Racing Countryman
    • No Rain, No Gain: Complete the Seasonal Playground Games challenge in a B-Class Modern Rally vehicle. Rewards 3 Playlist Points and the “Quick Draw” emote
    • Cordillera: Complete the Cordillera Speed Zone challenge in an A-Class BMW vehicle. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and a Wheelspin
    • Letting Off Steam: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge in an A-Class Modern Sports Car. Rewards 5 Playlist Points and the “Steam Boat” car horn
    • It’s Rainin’ Sideways: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge in a B-Class Classic Muscle vehicle. Rewards 5 Playlist Points and the 1965 Hoonigan Ford Mustang Gymkhana 10 “Hoonicorn”
    • Runway: Complete the Runway Danger Sign challenge in an S1-Class Retro Sports Car. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and a Wheelspin
    • Hillside: Complete the Hillside Drift Zone challenge in an S1-Class Drift Car. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and a Wheelspin
    • New Kid on the Block: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge in an A-Class Super Hot Hatch. Rewards 5 Playlist Points and the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
    • Co-op Championships: Complete any Horizon Tour Event. Rewards 3 Playlist Points
  • Challenges. There are five Challenges.
    • New Heights: Locate the Treasure Chest hidden outside of Mulegé. Rewards 3 Playlist Points and 50,000 Credits
    • #NewDigs!: Photograph any vehicle outside the Casa Bella Player House. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and the “Welcome to Mexico!” Forza LINK message
    • Gotta Go Fast: Reach 140mph in any Horizon Open Racing Event. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and 25,000 Credits
    • Welcome to Mexico!: Smash 100 cacti. Rewards 3 Playlist Points and the “Gotta smash ’em all!” Forza LINK message
    • Battle Royale: Finish 30th or higher in The Eliminator. Rewards 2 Playlist Points and the “This isn’t even my final form” Forza LINK message
  • Forzathon Shop. The Forzathon Shop is still not open for Summer of Series 1

Autumn (Nov. 18-Nov. 24, 2021)

This is the Autumn Season of Forza Horizon 5’s Series 1 Festival Playlist, which is available from Nov. 18 until Nov. 24, 2021.

  • Season rewards. The Autumn Season of Series 1 has a total of 61 Playlist Points across all challenges. The main rewards include:
    • 1984 Honda Civic CRX Mugen for 22 Playlist Points: This is an Epic Rarity car, and is exclusive to the Festival Playlist
    • 2015 Radical RXC Turbo for 42 Playlist Points: This is an Epic Rarity car, and is hard to find in Forza Horizon 5
  • Weekly Challenge. “Baja Bug” — The Weekly Challenge has four Chapters.
    • Chapter 1: Own and drive the 1969 Volkswagen Class 5/1600 Baja Bug
    • Chapter 2: Earn 500,000 Skill Score with the 1969 Volkswagen Class 5/1600 Baja Bug
    • Chapter 3: Win any three Cross Country Events with the 1969 Volkswagen Class 5/1600 Baja Bug
    • Chapter 4: Earn a total of 12 Stars from any Trailblazer PR Stunts with the 1969 Volkswagen Class 5/1600 Baja Bug
  • Daily Challenges. There are seven Daily Challenges.
    • Challenge 1: Buy any car from the Auction House
    • Challenge 2: Earn three Stars at any Speed Trap PR Stunt in a Classic Racer vehicle
    • Challenge 3: Earn 12 Clean Racing Skills from Road Race Events
    • Challenge 4: Jump a distance of 1,000 feet in any car
    • Challenge 5: Win any Street Race Event in a Vans & Utility vehicle
    • Challenge 6: Complete any Expedition
    • Challenge 7: Complete any Horizon Story chapter
  • Season Events. There are 11 Season Events.
    • Horizon Arcade: Complete any Horizon Arcade event
    • Going Down a Storm: Complete The Trial challenge. Rewards the 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV
    • RabidMrNoodle Presents: Complete the EventLab “The Gauntlet of Fun” challenge. Rewards the “Windows Tada” car horn
    • The Thunderdome: Complete the Seasonal Playground Games challenge. Rewards a Super Wheelspin
    • Drag Strip: Complete the Drag Strip Speed Trap challenge. Rewards a Wheelspin
    • When It Rains, It Pours: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge. Rewards 50,000 Credits
    • Pick Up the Pace: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge. Rewards the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
    • Mountain Top: Complete the Mountain Top Danger Sign challenge. Rewards a Wheelspin
    • Río Fuerte: Complete the Río Fuerte Speed Zone challenge. Rewards a Wheelspin
    • Four on the Floor: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge. Rewards the 2015 BMW X6 M
    • Co-op Championships: Complete any Horizon Tour Event
  • Challenges. There are three Challenges.
    • #SleepingGiant: Photograph any Modern Rally vehicle at La Gran Caldera volcano. Rewards the “Sleepy” emote
    • Rightful Heir: Rewards 25,000 Credits
    • Battle Royale: Rewards the “Mexican Hat Dance” car horn
  • Forzathon Shop. We don’t know what the Forzathon Shop will offer for this Season, yet.

Winter (Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2021)

This is the Winter Season of Forza Horizon 5’s Series 1 Festival Playlist, which is available from Nov. 25 until Dec. 1, 2021.

  • Season rewards. The Winter Season of Series 1 has a total of 61 Playlist Points across all challenges. The main rewards include:
    • 2018 Italdesign Zerouno for 22 Playlist Points: This is a Legendary Rarity car, and is exclusive to the Festival Playlist
    • 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI for 42 Playlist Points: This is a Legendary Rarity car, and is hard to find in Forza Horizon 5
  • Weekly Challenge. The Weekly Challenge has four Chapters.
    • Chapter 1: Own and drive the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S
    • Chapter 2: Earn 9 Stars in total from any Speed Trap PR Stunts with the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S
    • Chapter 3: Take a picture of the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S
    • Chapter 4: Drive for a total of 15 miles with the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S
  • Daily Challenges. There are seven Daily Challenges
    • Challenge 1: Earn 3 Clean Racing Skills in a Dirt Race Event
    • Challenge 2: Earn a total of six Stars from any Trailblazer PR Stunts
    • Challenge 3: Smash 20 Solar Panels in 30 seconds or less
    • Challenge 4: Win any Street Race event in a Modern Supercar
    • Challenge 5: Complete any Horizon Tour event
    • Challenge 6: Win any Drag Race event in a Retro Muscle vehicle
    • Challenge 7: Buy any three cars
  • Season Events. There are 11 Season Events.
    • Horizon Arcade: Complete any Horizon Arcade Event
    • A Fine Tradition: Complete The Trial challenge. Rewards the 1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
    • Pickerchu Presents: Complete the Eventlab “Domination Mode” challenge. Rewards the “Referee Whistle” car horn
    • Black Friday Bonanza: Complete the Seasonal Playground Games challenge. Rewards the “Thumbs Up” emote
    • Pyramid of the Moon: Complete the Pyramid of the Moon Speed Zone challenge. Rewards a Wheelspin
    • No Expense Spared: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge. Rewards the 2005 Ford GT
    • The Real Deal: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge. Rewards the 2016 Pagani Huayra BC
    • Calle Principal: Complete the Calle Principal Speed Trap challenge. Rewards a Wheelspin
    • Canyon Run: Complete the Canyon Run Trailblazer challenge. Rewards a Wheelspin
    • Midnight Battle: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge. Rewards a Super Wheelspin
    • Co-op Championships: Complete any Horizon Tour Event
  • Challenges. There are three Challenges.
    • #TwilightSaga: Photograph any vehicle at night. Rewards the “Clock Tower” car horn
    • Prepare for Elimination: Rewards 25,000 Credits
    • Battle Royale: Rewards the “Welcome to The Eliminator” Forza LINK message
  • Forzathon Shop. We don’t know what the Forzathon Shop will offer for this Season, yet.

Spring (Dec. 2-Dec. 8, 2021)

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.
    • 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.
    • Challenge 1: Purchase any three Car Mastery Perks
    • Challenge 2: Earn three Clean Racing Skills in any Cross Country Event
    • Challenge 3: Eearn 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
    • Rite of Passage: Complete The Trial challenge. Rewards the 1967 Ferrari Spa 330 P4 #24
    • Party Time: Complete the Season Playground Games challenge. Rewards the 1981 Ford Fiesta XR2
    • Avenida: Complete the Avenida Speed Trap challenge. Rewards a Wheelspin
    • Drop It Like It’s Hot: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge. Rewards a Super Wheelspin
    • High Noon: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge. Rewards the 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7
    • Los Jardines: Complete the Los Jardines Danger Sign challenge. Rewards a Wheelspin
    • Orilla Del Río: Complete the Orilla Del Río Speed Zone challenge. Rewards a Wheelspin
    • Holidays are Comin’: Complete the Seasonal Championship challenge. Rewards the “Jingle Bells” car horn
    • Co-op Championships: Complete any Horizon Tour Event
  • Challenges. There are four Challenges.
    • Hold Your Horses: Find the Treasure Chest. Rewards 50,000 Credits
    • #ShoppingSpree: Photograph any Vans & Utility vehicle in Guanajuato. Rewards the “Special Delivery!” Forza LINK message
    • Getting Sideways: Rewards 25,000 Credits
    • Battle Royale: Rewards the “La Cucaracha” car horn
  • Forzathon Shop. We don’t know what the Forzathon Shop will offer for this Season, yet.





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