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Featured Forza Horizon 3 Goes Gold - Adds the Halo Warthog & Other News

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 3' started by Paul Jeffrey, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    Forza Horizon 3.jpg
    With a release for Windows 10 and Xbox One due in less than one month, Turn 10 Studios have confirmed Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold. To celebrate this achievement, the developers have revealed the full list of Xbox Live Achievements and revealed a Forza exclusive car, the Warthog as found in the Halo series of games!


    Now personally I don't play Halo, so basically I've got no idea what this is. But Turn 10 have given us a nice summary of the machine which we've quoted below:

    "The 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, the M12 Force Application Vehicle. What it may lack in brute force – you won’t find a turret on this version – it more than makes up for with its 720 bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than its FAV counterpart. The Warthog CST in Forza Horizon 3 is also ideally suited for the rough and tumble landscape of Australia. With the most advanced suspension in Forza Horizon 3 (with more than 70 cm of suspension travel), plus advanced dampening, you won’t find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival."

    The Warthog will be available as a free download for players who have spent time in either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Much like the free Forza Motorsport 6 add-on car from the Fallout games, the free Warthog will be delivered to eligible players via an Xbox Live message, commencing during the week of September 5th. Players without access to any of the aforementioned Halo games will still have a chance to win a code to download the Warthog, via an upcoming competition to be run by Turn 10 Studios.

    Take a look at the below trailer an images of the free Halo Warthog:


    Forza Horizon 3 Warthog.jpg

    Forza Horizon 3 Warthog Interior.jpg

    In other news, Turn 10 Studios have released details of the recommended PC specs for the game, and a full list of Xbox Live achievements, detailed below.

    Windows 10 PC Recommended Specs:

    CPU i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
    GPU NVIDIA GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060
    AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480
    VRAM 4GB
    RAM 12GB
    Hard Drive Type HDD
    Available Space 55 GB
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Windows Version Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101

    Xbox Live Achievements:

    • Welcome to Your Horizon - Open Festival with the first Showcase - 10
    • You're the Boss - Upgrade the Festival for the first time - 10
    • One of Us - Win your first Exhibition race as Horizon Festival Boss - 10
    • Stay on Target - Get a gold medal from a Danger Sign - 10
    • "Do you even... oh, you do" - Get 3 Stars through a Drift Zone - 10
    • You're Hired! - Hire a Drivatar into your Drivatar Line-Up - 10
    • You're Fired! -- Fill your Drivatar Line-Up and fire a Drivatar to make way for another 20
    • Racer's Paradise - Open a Festival in Surfers Paradise - 20
    • First Time Buyer - Visit the Autoshow and buy your first car - 10
    • The Architect - Create your first Blueprint - 10
    • The Player - Complete another player's Exhibition Blueprint - 10
    • Champ - Win your first Championship - 10
    • Tonight We Ride - Win your first Street Race - 10
    • I'll Just Take This Now - Win your first Midnight Battle - 10
    • Street Racing Champion - Win every Street Race and Midnight Battle - 50
    • Like a Needle in The Outback - Find your first Barn Find - 10
    • Relic Hunter - Restore all Barn Finds - 20
    • Throwdown - Create and complete your first Bucket List Blueprint. - 10
    • Community Crusher - Play 10 player created Bucket List Blueprints - 20
    • Drive to the Music You Love - Sign 4 Radio Stations to your Festival - 10
    • Screaming through the Valley - Open a Festival in Yara Valley - 20
    • Bushcraft - Open a Festival in The Outback - 20
    • Maxed Out - Fully upgrade a Festival site - 20
    • YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS - Perform 10 Festival Upgrades - 20
    • Like a Boss - Fully upgrade all Festival sites - 20
    • Best. Horizon. Ever. - Complete the Final Showcase - 50
    • Exhibition Expert - Complete an Exhibition at every race route in the game - 20
    • Horizon Hardcore - Complete a Championship at every race route in the game - 30
    • Starstruck - Get at least 1 star on any 50 PR Stunts - 10
    • PR Superstar - Get 3 stars on all PR Stunts - 20
    • Eat My Dust - Complete 10 races in a convoy - 10
    • Got Ourselves a Convoy - Convoy for a total of 100 miles - 10
    • Life Complete - Complete every Horizon Bucket List challenge - 20
    • Drop in the Bucket - Complete 5 Bucket List challenges - 10
    • Who's Hiding These? - Smash all 150 reward boards - 20
    • Backpacker - Discover every beauty spot in the game - 20
    • I Know These Roads - Drive down every road in the game - 20
    • This My Jam - Take part in 5 Skill Songs - 10
    • Perks of the Job - Obtain a car from the Skill Shop - 10
    • I Want It All - Complete every page in the Skill Shop (excluding temporary perks) - 25
    • Spoiler Alert - Fit parts from Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk - 10
    • 5 Star Seller - A+++++ - Sell 5 cars via the Auction House - 10
    • Sniper - Win a car in the Auction House by bidding on it - 10
    • Welcome to Horizon - Online Complete 5 online events across Adventure and Freeroam - 10
    • Online Adventurer - Complete 25 online events across Adventure and Freeroam - 30
    • Bring a Friend - Complete an event in Co-op - 10
    • Road Buddy - Complete 10 events in Co-op - 20
    • Forzatographer - Take a photo of 300 cars for Horizon Promo - 20
    • Aussie Rules! - Create and complete a Championship featuring only Australian cars - 10
    • High Roller - Spend 1 million Credits on a car - 10
    • Fly Like A Regal - Get 300ft on the airport Danger Sign using the Reliant Regal - 10
    • Life's a Drag - Complete a drag race at the Airstrip in every Car Class - 10
    • Endurance Hero - Create an exhibition with 25 laps, dynamic time and weather, and complete it on Hard Drivatar Difficulty - 20
    • This. Is. FORZA! - Create and complete a Championship with 100+ miles of racing over 10 events - 20
    • Ooh, Shiny! - Obtain your first Horizon Edition car - 20
    • Mini Boss - Reach Level 20 - 10
    • Final Boss - Reach Level 150 - 25
    • Staying Connected - Visit the Forza Hub from the Pause Menu - 10
    • Art Director - Create a paint, setup a tune, and start your Horizon Promo career - 10
    • Throw Your Weight Around - Get a Gold Medal on a Drift Zone in a car weighing at least 2500kg - 10
    • Forza First - Win a race in the Lamborghini Centenario - 20
    • Clever Girl! - Get a 3 Stars on a Danger Sign, Drift Zone, Speed Trap and Speed Zone in the 2017 Ford Raptor. - 10
    • Totally meant to do that... - Perform a Barrel Roll in any Buggy - 10
    • Underdog - Get a Gold Medal in a C Class car - 10

    Forza Horizon 3 launches for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One on the 27th September and four days earlier for Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition owners.

    Check out the Forza Horizon 3 sub forum, the place to go for news and discussions regarding the latest edition to the Forza franchise.

    An interesting new addition to the game, do you think the Warthog from the Halo games will make for an enjoyable drive? Do you like the idea of this kind of fantasy vehicle in Horizon 3? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016
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  2. RC45

    RC45
    Premium Member

    On the day PD announce yet another delay for GTx, T10 go Gold... LOL
     
  3. Alex Townsend

    Alex Townsend
    Premium Member

    I like Halo but seriously, a totally fictional vehicle from a fictional Sci-Fi shooter in a car game that is supposed to be part sim, part Fast and Furious movie, just underlines for me how distant Forza Horizon is from anything I personally enjoy spending time on.
     
  4. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    This ain't no ice cream social.
     
  5. With all these silly cars like the Hot Wheels hot rod and the Rocket 69 being included in Forza 6, I think it won't be long before they include this as DLC...

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    (not trying to be insulting or anything, just speaking my mind...i actually want to drive this thing in the game...)
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2016
  6. This is absolutely badass !
     
  7. sidewinder26

    sidewinder26
    Premium Member

  8. I guess every boy, or man that still has a boys heart. Would love a chance to drive around in the Warthog.
     
  9. No P1 GTR :(, since they put the FXXK I was really hoping for the P1 GTR.