Are you ready for the Road Trip of your life? Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One takes you to stunning Europe where you'll experience a seductive open-world brimming with adventure and begging to be explored.
Forza Horizon 2 harnesses the power of Xbox One and Xbox Live enabling you to seamlessly and instantly connect to Horizon Online to co-operate and compete with the Forza Community.
Even when you're not in an online game, you can still compete against your friends' Drivatars whose behavior, powered by Xbox Live, mirrors their real life counterpart's.
The competition isn't restricted to just racing either; whether you're chasing other players in King or nailing your line through a speed zone, Forza Horizon 2 provides you with a Rivals update to let you know when you've beaten your friends or Clubmates.
Every event in Horizon 2 hangs off the Road Trip. Travel with your friends (or their Drivatars) across both France and Italy and go for gold in over 150 Championships.
If you win enough Championships you'll be invited to race in the Horizon Finale, for which the prize provides an extra twist and gives you even greater freedom.
Whether you're using an Xbox One Wireless Controller or one of the supported Racing Wheels, Forza's best-in-class physics engine means that every time rubber meets road, you're in for an incredible authentic experience.
Players who are new to the Forza experience might want to take advantage of the large range of driving assists offered including traction control to maintain stability and ABS to aid braking.
At every stage of the Horizon Road Trip you enter a Championship. Each Championship is restricted to a specific type of car and consists of multiple events.
After each Championship race you earn points based on your finishing position. Once every race in a Championship has been completed, the winner is awarded with a trophy.
You can change which Championship you're entered into by visiting a Destination Hub.
At a Destination Hub you can change the Championship you've signed up for, visit the Garage, or browse and buy cars at the Autoshow.
WARNING - If you change Championship, you will lose progress made in your current Championship.
Showcases are special events set up by the Horizon Festival. Rather than racing competitors in other cars, you can expect to be pitted against vehicles such as Hot Air Balloons or a Train!
In Forza Horizon 2 there are many ways to earn Skills but the concepts you should try to master are drifting and dodging traffic. Try driving as stylishly as you can and chaining Skills together to earn a massive Skill score.
As you perform Skills you fill the Skill bar. Upon filling the bar in its entirety you're rewarded with a Skill Point.
You can spend Skill Points to unlock Perks which give you additional rewards and abilities. Unlocking a perk makes other adjacent Perks available to unlock. Perks on the outside of the Perk grid cost more Skill Points so plan your unlocks accordingly!
The Horizon Bucket List features 30 awesome things that you MUST do at Horizon this summer. To start a challenge you must discover a Bucket List car in the world and activate it.
The Bucket List includes challenges that fall into five broad categories:
The Horizon Bucket List is split into two parts. You can change which part is currently active by visiting the Bucket List tile on the Progress Tab of the Game Hub.
More Bucket List challenges will be added to Forza Horizon 2 in future, so check back often for new exciting challenges.
As you are exploring Europe you can earn extra cash by taking photos of the wide variety of cars at the Festival.
To take a photo, pause the game and select the Photo Mode tile on the Home tab. Every time you take a photo of a new car, the Horizon Festival PR team rewards you with Credits.
Across Europe, there are 10 rare cars that have been untouched for many years known as Barn Finds. Occasionally, while driving, you'll hear a rumor about the general location of a Barn Find.
When you hear a Barn Find rumor, use the shaded area on your map to guide your search for the car. Once found, Ashley, the Festival Mechanic, will restore the car for you free of charge. If you want to speed up the process, you can pay Credits to fix the car instantly.
The Festival Organizers have hidden a huge number of Bonus Boards around Italy and France. Every time you smash one, you receive instant XP or a Fast Travel discount.
Whenever you see a Drivatar driving around Europe, you can challenge it to a Head-to-Head race. To start the race, drive closely behind the Drivatar and start the race when prompted.
The Horizon Festival has set up speed cameras around France and Italy to allow festival goers to record their best speed on specific sections of road.
There are two types of camera:
ANNA is your Automated Natural Navigation Assistant and will help you navigate Europe. You can activate ANNA at any time during Solo Freeroam by saying "ANNA."
Once activated, the HUD shows all of the ways ANNA can help you. Simply say one of the phrases displayed on the screen to activate the associated functionality.
If, after saying "ANNA" you decide you don't want to issue a command, just say "Cancel" to clear the HUD from the screen.
If you're finding your car difficult to control then you might want to enable one of the many driving aids that Forza offers.
To access the Assists menu, select the Settings tile from the Home Tab of the Game Hub.
In Forza Horizon 2, you have access to multiple radio stations. Upon arriving at the Festival you gain access to the first three, and the rest will unlock as your progress through the Road Trip.
The Online Road Trip allows you and a group of other players to compete against each other while travelling around Europe and competing in a variety of events.
You goal in each event is to earn as much XP as possible by racing cleanly and stylishly to top the XP leaderboard. After four events at a Destination, a vote commences and the next Road Trip Location is decided.
Online Freeroam allows you and a group of other players to freely compete in any Horizon events of your choosing.
To start an Event, drive to an event activation, choose your settings, and wait for other players to join.
If you would like to start an online session but restrict it to players of your choosing, a private session allows you to do this.
You can start a private session by selecting the Private Session tile on the Social Tab in the Game Hub.
Car Meets allow you to interact with the larger Forza community. Once you enter a Car Meet you can chat with other players, download designs or tunes, and party up to head into an online session together.
In King, the aim of the game is to obtain and keep the crown. If you're not the King, use the minimap to locate the current King and crash into him. If you are the King, use the environment to escape from other players.
In Infected, you must try to survive as long as possible without being infected (crashed into) by other players. If you become infected, hunt down the other players to infect them!
In a Team Race, your team members must work together to finish in higher positions than the opposing team. Try to block or take out players on the other team to help your team mates!
In Forza Horizon 2, Clubs allow you to team up with other members of the community to co-operate, compete, and communicate.
All Clubs functionality can be found in the Clubs tab of the Game Hub. Once you've joined a Club, you have access to:
Rivals Mode allows you to compete against your friends, Club, and the world to set the best times on every track in Europe.
Forza Horizon 2 introduces My Rivals, a quick and easy way to identify which tracks you've been beaten on. To access Rivals, head to the Rivals Tab in the Game Hub.
Forza Horizon 2 features several ways for you to get creative and share your efforts with the world:
Almost everything you do in Forza Horizon 2 earns you XP. Earn enough XP and you'll level up.
Whenever you level up, you get the chance to win a prize through Horizon Wheelspin. If you're lucky, you could win a car worth millions of credits!
To unlock the Horizon Final you must prove yourself by winning a number of Championships on the Road Trip. Once you do this, Ben will challenge you to win the final race and unlock a special opportunity...
Absolutely! Pause the game, head to the Social tab and select Private Session.
Drivatars showcase the power of the Xbox One by uploading how and where you drive to Xbox Live. A Drivatar version of you then appears in other players' games and earns you Credits!
If you want a recommendation on what to do next, simply say "ANNA, what should I do?" ANNA will then plot you a route to an event or something cool for you to discover!
Worry not, lonely gamer! Try heading over to ForzaMotorsport.net and accessing the community forum. You're bound to meet plenty of like-minded players to share your Horizon adventure with.
Pause the game and access the Clubs tab. Here, enter the Join Club screen and press the X button to create a Club.
You can have up to 1000 players in your Club!
Visit the Game Hub. Select the My Profile tile, then the Assists and Difficulty tile. On this screen you can customize the game experience to your heart's content.
The key is to master driving FAST, driving STYLISHLY, and driving CLEANLY! If you finish a race having achieved all three, you'll earn the most XP!
The Forza Horizon 2 developers are secretive beasts; their elusiveness is only matched by their looks and wit. Visit the ForzaMotorsport.net forums to check when the next developer play session is scheduled for!
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