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What is the Forza Horizon 5 Japanese Automotive Festival?

Forza Horizon 5

The next update in Forza Horizon 5 will celebrate Japanese Automotive culture by adding lots of content to the game.

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Playground Games are dropping a new update for Forza Horizon 5. The patch arriving on February 2 will include new reward cars, car parts and events on the Festival playlist. What’s coming to the game and how do you earn the reward cars? Read on to find out.

Japanese Automotive Festival Brings new Challenges

The Japanese Automotive celebration will feature several special races and challenges. For example, every week, a photo challenge will ask players to find Japanes Stone Lanterns around the map. A special “Catch Me If You Canyon” train race using the 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R will be included as well.

How to unlock Reward Cars

By completing events on the Japanese Automotive Festival Playlist, players earn points which they can use to unlock special reward cars. However, certain cars are only available for a limited period of time. This is how and when you can unlock them on the Japanese Festival Playlist:

  • 2023 Nissan Z – Earn 20 points during the Summer “Wet” Season, available from February 2-9.
  • 1995 Toyota MR2 GT – Earn 20 points during the Autumn “Storm” Season, available from February 9-16.
  • 1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 – Earn 20 points during the Winter “Dry” Season, available from February 16-23.
  • 1965 Toyota Sports 800 – Earn 20 points during the Spring “Hot” Season, available from February 23 – March 2.

Unlocking all four cars is also rewarded with 1000 accolade points.

For players from the EMEA region, there is a fifth car up for grabs. That is the 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster ‘Oreo Edition’. You can unlock it purchasing a qualifying Oreo product.

Besides those new cars, 23 new rims have been added to the game by Japanese manufacturers Gram Lights, Advan, Enkei and 5Zigen.

The Japanese Automotive Festival will take place from 2 February to 2 March.

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