Forza Horizon 5 - Open world Mexico

Cheers, tried that last night, might be my aging eyes

No! you don’t need to give it to me because I clearly have issues and get obsessed to an unhealthy degree :-)

Seriously, if you get in the mood to play it feel free to beat me again. These competitions are the best part of the Forza games. I get bored with the other content. You had a great turn - 3rd big one from the end (first of the 2 back to back hairpin turns). For the longest time I could get ahead up until that turn, but not ahead enough to stay ahead after that turn.

Check for small “stub” roads off of main ones - any little tiny vein off of a regular road, no matter how short, counts as a new “road” to the game and are easy to miss. Some of them are glorified driveways.

Any time I come across one I make sure to drive it, simply to save myself tediously scanning the map for them later.

Is this the monthly rivals event on the twisty Mexico City track?

Yeah, your run is crazy great. You’re still at the top of my leaderboard for that.

What are monthly rivals events and how do I find them?

Press Start.
Press RB to go over to the Online tab
Select Rivals
Select Monthly.
Wait a moment, don’t select the track there, wait for it to load. Once it’s done, you’ll see the option to press Y to select the ghost you’ll be racing against. Press Y.
Now on this screen press X multiple times until it filters to your friends list.
Now select a reasonable ghost to race against. Don’t select BismarkMaybe, it’s demoralizing.

Thanks!

One big difference with Forza Horizon 4 is that they had a couple of story chains at launch, and they added a bunch of story mission chains later, post-launch, some of them many months after launch. So while they were great, at launch you couldn’t just do story missions for a while, like you can in Horizon 5 at launch.

I’ve been really enjoying these. I think I have 3 chains of story missions still left. The camera symbol one, the head-to-head helmet one, and the V10 (director’s chair) one. I’ve finished all the Test Drive mission chains, the Wrestler chain and the VW Ocho chain. All of those were great fun.

Got 'em by a hair! :b

This is why I don’t sign into Forza any more. I just want to just drive a jacked up VW Beetle on a beach, but I know I’ll be getting emails “[former friend] has beaten your rivals time” and I won’t be able to ignore that.

Does anybody ever use steering wheels and pedals or are you all using a controller? I have both and have never driving for any length of time with a controller.

I have a fancy wheel and pedals, but only use a controller for the Forza games.

I’m using an Xbox One controller. I tried to use my old FFB wheel on FH4 once and it was…not a pleasant experience. I’ve read that FH5 plays better with a wheel than its predecessor does, though.

Wow, that is impressive! Nice job!

I think I will get to this point soon because I obsess over shooting for times. I’ll play for a while longer but I sense for my sanity I won’t last too much longer.

Have a wheel and tried it, but went back to a controller.

Ouch! Harsh! Take that @Penny_Dreadful!

God, I loved most of those Beetle missions. All except the one about getting a high drift score. All the others, I’m really flabbergasted that they made all these variations of souped-up Beetles for the game that are not only crazy fast, but so easy to drive. (Again, with the except of the one meant for drifting, that one was so hard to drive, I kept drifting out of control).

Oh man, there are Beetle missions? You guys might suck me right out of FH4 straight to 5 (which I’ve barely started)!

I explored the mayan pyramids in the game last night. I thought it was going to be complicated to figure out how to get to the top of them to figure out a jump that would get me up there and get the bonus boards. But nope, they built ramps on the other side of each pyramid so you can just drive to the top! LOL. That was a relief, honestly, that area is relatively flat otherwise, I wasn’t looking forward to trying to find a way to jump up there.

It’s also strange that this game in particular, unlike previous Horizons has a lot of dirt roads that are not part of the “map”. So all these dirt roads out there that don’t count as something I have to paint in as complete. And there seem to be no bonus boards along these mapless dirt roads either. I’m still trying to explore them, thinking maybe there will be something there maybe.

I really like this dry winter season we’re in now. There were quite a few areas, where I was thinking “how the heck am I supposed to get there?”, but now that the water has receded in dry season, it’s really easy to get to those places.

I finished the Born Fast storyline. That leaves only the V10 storyline to go now.

I’m really glad I got the fast travel house early on, I’ve been using that a lot to fast travel when i feel like it. And even before that, I bought the Horizon Promo house so I could start taking pictures. I think I have pictures of 78 cars now, mostly all taken during the storyline missions. Lots of great cars used in the story missions, so I have pictures of them all now.

I have enough money for the daily wheelspin house now. I’ll probably buy that later today.