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Blizzard Mountain Preview for Forza Horizon 3 - DLC Due December 13th

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 3' started by Paul Jeffrey, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Forza Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain.png
    Turn 10 Studios have revealed details of the next DLC package coming to Forza Horizon 3, confirming Blizzard Mountain will bring "snow, ice, extreme elevations and blizzards to challenge players in their quest to become the King of the Mountain".

    The Blizzard Mountain expansion is due to be added to Forza Horizon 3 on December 13th and will bring with it eight new vehicles, not least of which will be the 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX. As is the norm for new expansion packs in Forza titles, Blizzard Mountain will also contain a selection of new race events designed to complement the new content.

    Blizzard Mountain DLC Car List:
    • 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX
    • 1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck
    • 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4
    • 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B
    • 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept
    • 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck
    • 2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car

    From the official preview:

    "Become King of the Mountain
    This brand-new campaign challenges players to compete in a series of thrilling events with the ultimate goal of becoming the King of the Mountain. With more than 50 new events and challenges to compete in, the expansion tests drivers’ skills across extreme weather and brand new race types, including Hill Climb, Descent and Blizzard race events. In addition, players will be able to take part in new Bucket List Blueprint and Rivals events, as well as earn 28 new Xbox Live Achievements worth 500 Gamerscore points.

    Explore a New Alpine Playground
    Blizzard Mountain is a mountain paradise for car fans, full of adventurous terrain and challenging driving conditions. New areas like the extreme sports snow park and a massive frozen lake make this the ultimate snowy playground for players’ favorite vehicles. In addition, players will find bonus boards to smash, beauty spots to enjoy, and a brand new hidden Barn Find vehicle.

    Blizzard Mountain also introduces seven brand new vehicles to the game (plus the aforementioned Barn Find), including the incredible 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX, the 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept, classic rally cars and more. In addition, when exploring Blizzard Mountain, players will be able to choose snow tire upgrades for any of the vehicles in Forza Horizon 3 to prepare them to take on a wide range of thrilling driving surfaces.

    Now, here’s a closer look at the new cars coming to the expansion:

    2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX
    The 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX shifts everything we love about Ford’s latest hatchback masterpiece into overdrive. The RX RS is an astonishing 10-inches wider than the Focus RS and features nearly double the horsepower. There are vents, and lips, and flares that all culminate into a form that screams speed. Take a rocket ride through the sequential gearbox and blow through some twisties and find out exactly what makes this car Ken Block’s latest Gymkhana weapon of choice.

    1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck
    Long before the tube-frame, fiberglass bodied trophy trucks of today, men (and women) raced real trucks in the desert. The Abatti family has been doing so for three generations and the “Hay Hauler” is a rig that changed the face of desert racing. Everything bolts or is welded to the frame and there are four shocks per corner, as well as leaf springs, making it much closer to stock than the completely fabricated and engineered trucks of today. Don’t let its age fool you into thinking it isn’t fast though; Robby Gordon has raced this truck in Class 8 and once ended up so far ahead that race spectators thought he was lost when they spotted him.

    1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4
    You can thank Lancia’s competition manager Cesare Fiorio for what went on to become one of the most legendary rally cars in history. Fiorio’s enthusiasm drove the Stratos from first sight as a concept to its Group 4 development. The wedge shape penned by Marcelo Gandini helped establish Bertone as a more than just a custom coach builder. When engine development stalled, a Ferrari V6 was utilized in the mid-engine design. In race spec, the near 300 hp and rally suspension excelled on tarmac or mixed surfaces. Rally Legend Sandro Munari won 17 stages at the San Remo Rally in this car, making the Group 4 racer’s mark in what has become the stuff of rally legend.

    1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B
    The Group B rally era took rally car performance to new levels, and the Delta S4 is possibly the most extreme interpretation. What looks vaguely like a hot-hatch is a mid-engine all-wheel-drive car with near perfect 50-50 weight distribution. The engine has both a super charger for low-end grunt and a turbo for near 500 high-revving hp. The S4 set the pace in Group B with drivers Markku Alén and Henri Toivonen. Sadly and historically, Toivonen suffered a fatal crash in the S4 at Corsica that prompted the end of Group B. Despite the loss, the mid-eighties will forever be remembered as a high point in rally racing development, in large part to the Delta S4.

    2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept
    If Nissan actually decides to build the Titan Warrior Concept, the Ford Raptor better get ready for some competition. The Warrior follows Ford’s lead into the desert racing, pre-runner inspired design with more than just a look that calls to adventure. The Warrior is six inches wider than a standard Titan, is powered by a Cummins Turbo Diesel, and has suspension for days. On the outside, the look is all that as well, with flared fenders a cab spoiler and the trim and lighting to make it standout. You can’t yet drive it in the real world, but a test drive in Forza will surely whet your appetite for what we hope will become a reality.

    2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck
    Pro 2 Unlimited trucks are two-wheel-drive race trucks with almost unlimited modifications. Their suspension travel is phenomenal and while only the rear wheels are pushing, the traction they find makes for astounding speed, with opposite lock sliding turns and amazing jumps in every lap. RJ Anderson is climbing the ranks of top drivers and was led in 2016 by only the infamous Rob McCachren in the Lucas Off Road Racing Series. The #37’s killer livery featuring sponsors Polaris and Rockstar Energy makes it look fast, even sitting still, but we doubt you will ever see it doing anything less than flying.

    2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car
    Rally America is the United States’ premier national rally series and Subaru has been consistently dominant as the motorsport continues to gain traction across the country. The #199 is driven by extreme motorsport and motocross legend Travis Pastrana, who has given Subaru teammate and multi-year Rally America champion David Higgins a run for his money, winning numerous stages throughout the year and taking the win at the 100-Acre Wood event in 2016. This is the factory works racing effort from Subaru in the open class. What that means is there is nothing faster under rally conditions and no effort or expense was spared in building this world-class racer.

    And don’t forget to keep an eye out for that mystery barn find while discovering all that Blizzard Mountain has to offer this December."

    Forza Horizon 3 is available for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One now. The Blizzard Mountain DLC will be released for both platforms on the 13th December.

    Check out the Forza Horizon 3 sub forum here at RaceDepartment for all the latest news and discussions regarding the game. Join in with your fellow fans and share your experiences with Horizon 3 right now.

    Are you looking forward to trying the DLC update for Forza Horizon 3? What do you think of the game? PC player? How has the first Horizon title transferred to Windows 10, are you satisfied with the experience so far? Let us know in the comments section below!
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
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  2. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    Slightly boring cars from that list, but I am really looking forward to this! :)
  3. thatmotorfreak


    I'm a sucker for anything that's over-the-top and off-road, I'm excited.
    Loving the Ford F-100 trophy truck as well :D
  4. jlnprssnr


    Won't even buy the base game before they fix the weird performance problems. Demo runs absolutely shitty even on bare minimum settings on i5 4460+ GTX 770 2GB
  5. Patrik Marek

    Patrik Marek

    Can't wait for this
    it might not be the best / most serious sim there, but it's great fun game for sure !! and physics is good enough for me

    only thing I'm missing is more proper race cars and race tracks, but yeah -that's not what Horizon is about
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  6. Martymcfly


    I was hesitant to buy this as well because of how the Demo was running. But after going on a few of the other tech gaming forums everyone says that the Demo was not patched and still runs like the 1st day this game was launched. Forget how the Demo actually runs. The actual full game has been significantly improved. I picked it up on sale couple days ago and I am very happy how it runs on my PC. I run it at 3440 1440 maxed out at 8AA. Its beautiful.
    I just wish the Cockpit view FOV was adjustable and other then that its a solid game.
  7. Colin Knowles

    Colin Knowles

    When does it come to PlayStation?
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  8. Metla


    I bought it through the windows store so I have a copy on the PC and the Xbox. After comparing the two versions I deleted the PC install. Looked rubbish and ran like a two legged dog.
  9. Metla


    That aside, Is the expansion pack set in New Zealand?, Cause I live very near where the game is set in Aussie and there is no chance of a blizzard. Seems kind of stupid to me to put an ice setting into tropical Queensland.
  10. Ben O'Bro

    Ben O'Bro

    When does it come to windows 7 ? :)
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  11. Patrik Marek

    Patrik Marek

    I got to say, I had big problems running it on my old card - gtx780 , it was crashing often,
    but after update to new card, 1070, it's been running wihtout any issues/any crashes