When I first saw this news and the trailer from Xbox, I had to double-check that it wasn’t April 1st. Thankfully it’s not, and the next expansion for Forza Horizon 3 features none other than some classic Hot Wheels cars and the signature bright orange tracks!
While Forza Motorsport series tends to “keep it real,” the Forza Horizon series has been a playground of sorts. Rain effects were first introduced in Forza Horizon 2 and the first Forza Horizon 3 expansion brought us racing and drifting in the snow with everything from Lamborghinis to properly equipped 4×4 vehicles. My first reaction to the latest expansion news was “what the heck?!” but after watching this trailer, I’m sold!
This expansion lets players travel to a brand-new location in Australia, a place where lazy Sunday drives are replaced by insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks. Starring famous Hot Wheels vehicles like the Twin Mill, the Rip Rod, and the Bone Shaker, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels promises an automotive adventure unlike anything in Forza history.
The expansion adds a new campaign, more online multiplayer tracks, and 28 new Xbox achievements. Like Blizzard Mountain, the region for the last expansion, the new expansion takes place in a new area within the game and features classic orange track setups, loops, twists, and jumps — plus the ability to modify sections in the same way you would with a real Hot Wheels set.
Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels takes players to six new themed islands located off the coast of Australia; all connected by a network of Hot Wheels tracks – positioned hundreds of feet in the air – featuring classic Hot Wheels configurations like loops, corkscrews, and more. This is stunt driving at its most extreme, where you can master tracks by performing brand new Hot Wheels skills that make use of boost pads, high-bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps, and even giant mechanical dinosaurs. If you’re looking to get creative, check out the new Stunt Swap feature to modify stunt track sections and dare your friends to try them.
While you’ll be able to take to the tracks with your recently acquired Porsches, the real fun will be driving around in some Hot Wheel classic vehicles, and a couple new powerhouses like the 2016 Jeep Trailcat concept vehicle and the 2016 Zenvo ST1. The ten new vehicles being added to Forza Horizon 3 through the expansion include:
- 1969 Hot Wheels Twin Mill
- 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker
- 2012 Hot Wheels Rip Rod
- 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
- 2016 Jeep Trailcat
- 2016 Zenvo ST1
- 2007 Toyota Hilux Arctic Trucks AT38
- 2010 Pagani Zonda R
- 1972 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T E49
Check out the gallery below for a first look at some of the new vehicles and tracks.
The Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels expansion hits the Xbox One and Windows 10 machines on May 9th alongside an update that includes “significant improvements for Windows 10 players.” The improvements include support for more racing wheels, improved CPU performance, more graphics options, and more. If you own the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, you’ll be getting the expansion at no additional cost, if not you’ll have to shell out $19.99USD for the expansion.
Last Updated on April 27, 2017.