Welcome to Forza Horizon 3

This time, you’re the boss. Build the best Horizon Festival anyone has ever seen in the stunning country of Australia. Host events, gain fans, and race in the most spectacular showcases, with you in charge the entire way.

Xbox Live-Powered Connectivity

Forza Horizon 3 harnesses the power of Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Live enabling you to seamlessly connect Online with other players to co-operate and compete, regardless of platform.

Even when you’re not in an online game, you can still compete against your friends’ Drivatars whose behaviour, 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 3 provides you with a Rivals update to let you know when you've beaten your Friends or Clubmates.

Explore, Build, Expand

In Forza Horizon 3, you have the power to customise your events exactly as you want using Blueprint. Whether you decide Heavy Hitters in the rain, or Ferrari vs Lamborghini during the sunset, you decide what the rules are of each event.

As your Festival gathers popularity, you’ll be able to expand your Festival, accommodating more fans and drivers! You’ll even be able to open new Festival sites around the country, giving you the ability to run events all over Australia!

You’ll also set up some colossal spectacles, Showcase events! You will star in a one-on-one challenge against a completely different vehicle! These events will draw in huge crowds, massively boosting your Festival’s popularity.

After racing in every Showcase you’ll be running the greatest racing Festival in the world!

Forza Authenticity

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.


Take part in Exhibitions, Championships and PR Stunts to earn Fans. The more popular your Festival is, the more locations you can build and expand. Having loads of Fans also unlocks Showcase events!


You can construct up to four Festival sites throughout Forza Horizon 3. You can build one site at the beginning of the game, and three more as you earn Fans.


As you gain new fans, you’ll be able to expand your Festival sites! Each time a Festival site is expanded, more races, PR stunts and Bucket Lists unlock for you to setup. Each Festival site can be expanded to a maximum of four times.


The Autoshow is the place to check out every car you can spend your credits on. Choose Horizon Recommends to be recommended cars based upon your personal tastes, or choose view all to see all the cars on offer.


From the Garage you can change your car horn. Many are available to begin with, but earn Credits and take part in #Forzathon to get even more!

License Plates

Personalise your car with a new license plate in the Garage. Use up and down and change each letter. If you need a space, go all the way to the bottom letter. Be creative, other players can see your license plate online!


Press the X button while on the Festival menu to enter Forzavista. Check out your car in stunning detail. You can move around the car and look at individual details. You can even get in and check out the interior!

Auction House

The Auction House is where you can sell your cars to other players or bid on auctions yourself! Check out the hot deals, or search for just the cars you’re after. Cars on the Auction House can come with fantastic liveries and/or great tuning. Whether you’re after speed or style, you can get what you need from the Auction House. Also, if you prove yourself as a great painter or tuner, you can sell your cars at a premium!


Use your map to find a nearby race, and drive over to start it. When you finish you’ll be awarded with Fans, Credits and XP! You can also customise any Exhibition race by selecting Blueprint. You can change the weather, number of laps, car restrictions and more. You’re the boss so you decide!


Once you’ve expanded your Festival sites sufficiently, Championships will start to become available. Every race event has a Championship at that location, if you’ve unlocked enough other races. These are a collection races you will participate in one at a time. You’ll score points for your position at the end of each. Have the most points at the end of the championship to win! You can also Blueprint championships just like Exhibitions, and customize the event to your heart’s desire. You need to have unlocked every route that is part of a championship to race in it, so don’t worry if you don’t have many championships to play yet, just keep expanding your Festival sites and soon you’ll have unlocked Championships galore.


Showcases are special races which pit you in a one on one versus a whole different vehicle! They are huge spectacles and will draw huge crowds. Expect to draw in tons of Fans from these events.

PR Stunts

PR Stunts become available as you build and expand Festival sites. Each PR Stunt has targets for 1, 2 or 3 stars. Hit the targets to earn Fans, the more stars you achieve, the more Fans you earn. There are four kinds of PR Stunts, Speed Traps, Speed Zones, Drift Zones and Danger Signs.

Speed Traps

Speed Traps simply require you to speed through them as fast as you can. Your score is the speed you are doing when passing between the speed cameras.

Speed Zones

Speed Zones require you to maintain speed within the zone. Drive quickly from one end of the zone to the other, your score is determined by your average speed throughout the Speed Zone.

Drift Zones

Drift Zones award you score by performing stylish drifts. The faster you are travelling and the better the drift angle, the more quickly your points will rack up. Drift between one end of the Drift Zone to the other to score the most amount of points you can!

Danger Signs

Danger Signs are a ramp or cliff-edge that just begs to be driven off of. Smash through the signs at high speed and see how far you can jump! The further you jump, the higher score you’ll receive!

Skills and Perks

Drive with style and build up a Skill chain. The more Skills you perform in a row, the bigger your chain. Don’t crash or you’ll lose all your score! Avoid a collision to bank your score, once you have enough you will earn a Skill Point to spend in the Skill Shop. You can unlock loads of great perks, including instant cash prizes, drift score multipliers, or even the ability to fast travel anywhere!

Skill Song

Pay attention to the radio DJ, occasionally they will announce the beginning of a Skill Song. During the next song, you’ll earn double Skill Score for all your skills!

Bucket List

While in Australia, there are some things you just HAVE to do! Whether it’s; Cause Carnage in a Rally Fighter, or Hit a Speed Trap at 250mph, one thing is certain, it will be an unforgettable experience.

Bucket List challenges will appear on your map for constructing and expanding Festival sites, complete them to earn Fans!

Horizon Promo

Once you have unlocked it from the Skill Shop, you will be able to benefit from Horizon Promo! Every time you take a picture of a car you haven’t photographed before you’ll receive a Credit prize. See how many cars you can catch on camera!

Barn Finds

Occasionally you will hear a rumour about an abandoned car located nearby. Track it down and take it back to your Garage. Once it’s been fixed up, it’s yours to keep!

Bonus Boards

Around the world you’ll find smashable boards that give you bonuses for hitting them. Some will reward you with XP, some will offer you discounts! Can you find them all?


When driving around the world you can challenge any Drivatars to a one-on-one race at any time. Drive up behind them and press the X button once prompted to begin the race. Simply beat them to the finish to win. Watch out though, there’s no checkpoints in these races, so anything is fair game, including driving cross country!

Street Races

Street Races become available once you get noticed by winning several Head-to-Head races. These races are dangerous, with no barriers to stop you from careering off sideways into any nearby trees or fences. There will also be traffic obliviously driving on the same roads you’re racing on, so you’ll need to be agile to avoid any collisions!

Win enough Street Races to go one on one with a top underground racer. It will be tough to win, but you’ll win the opponent’s car if you do!


Use your horn by pressing the Right-Stick near Drivatars to have them join you in a Convoy. They will drive with you to your next destination. You might be challenged to a race by your Convoy, or you can challenge them through ANNA. Convoys help you discover Bonus Boards and points of interest at a further distance and give your skills a multiplier if done in unison with your Convoy.

Beauty Spots

Throughout the world are stunning vistas that you can visit, these are Beauty Spots. Drive up to them and you’ll get a good view of the great scenery. Try to find all of them!

Drivatar Line-up

Occasionally you will be notified that a Drivatar, which you can recruit for your Line-Up, has appeared on your map. Drive over the marked area, find the Drivatar and challenge him to a Head-to-Head race. If you win he’ll be added to your Line-up. Each Drivatar you recruit gives you a bonus depending on that player’s play style. Once you’ve filled up your Line-up, if you want to recruit a new Drivatar, you’ll need to fire one of your current Drivatars.

Drone Mode

Once you have unlocked it through the Skill Shop, you can enter Drone Mode through the pause menu at any time while driving around the world. Leave your car behind and take control of a flying Drone! You can explore the world in a completely new way, follow your friends at tyre level, get great views of the scenery or hunt for that Bonus Board that you know is around here somewhere!


Automated Natural Navigation Assistant, or ANNA for short, will help you navigate the world, and suggest events to setup. You can communicate with ANNA through voice commands or by using the D-pad. She can suggest what you should do next, fast travel you to Festival sites, sets routes, start an online session, communicate with your convoy, and more!

Assists and Difficulty

You can alter the difficulty of the game by changing your Assists and Difficulty Settings. This is found by going to the Pause Menu Home tab, then to Settings, then to Difficulty. A description of each setting is shown on the right side of the screen, simply select the setting you want to know about to learn more. Each Setting that makes races tougher will reward you with bonus Credits at the end of every event.


Once you have opened your first Festival, you can sign radio stations for your Festival! You use the radio in your car to tune into the stations you have signed at any time. Press the D-pad left and right to change radio station, or turn off the radio. As you progress you’ll be able to unlock more and more radio stations.

Horizon Edition Cars

If you’re very lucky, you might manage to find yourself with a Horizon Edition Car! These cars always come with a unique designs and special bonuses. The bonuses could a multiplier for certain skills, Credits or XP!

As for how to acquire them, you’ll have to figure that out on your own!

PI / Performance Index

Every Car has a Performance Index (PI) that indicates the overall performance of the vehicle. PI is a number from 0-999, the higher the number the faster the car. PI determines the class of the car, from D, C, B, A to S1, S2, and X class.

PI / Performance Index

Every Car has a Performance Index (PI) that indicates the overall performance of the vehicle. PI is a number from 0-999, the higher the number the faster the car. PI determines the class of the car, from D, C, B, A to S1, S2, and X class.

Online Adventure

In Online Adventure you will compete against other players in a series of races. Earn XP by racing fast, clean and with style. After all the races are completed, the player with the highest XP total wins. You can matchmake into Racing only (Collisions On or Off) or Games only through the Custom Adventure option, or choose Online Adventure, which is Racing and Games combined!

Online Freeroam

In Online Freeroam you can drive around Australia with your friends or anyone else online! You can complete Playground Games, Races, Bucket Lists and PR Stunts. Anyone can set up events they want and any players in the world are free to take part if they wish.


Co-op allows up to four players to play through the campaign together. The leader selects the events, and the other players join them. All races become Team Races by default, the players versus the Drivatars. All events that are available in Horizon Solo are available in Co-op.

Private Sessions

All Online Game modes can be played in a Private Session. Simply select Private Session from the Social tab, and then game mode you wish to play. In these sessions you can choose who to play with by inviting your friends.

Car Meets

Car Meets take place at the Airstrip where you can check out other players’ cars. You can see their designs and tunes, and you can download them if you like them. You can also take part in a showdown, a drag race to the end of the airstrip. You can enter in any car you like, and the lower the PI of your car, the more of a head start you’ll receive!

Playground Games

Playground Games are your go-to online game mode when you don’t feel like racing! Compete in King, Infection or Flag Rush against other players online. They can all be played in the Online Adventure or Online Freeroam online game modes.


In King, one player starts as the King. If you smash into them, you become the King. The amount of time each player spends as King is tracked, and the player who spends the most time as the King at the end of the round wins. Work together to track down and corner the King!


In Infection, one player starts as Infected. If that player collides with any other player, they will also be infected! Score points by surviving for as long as possible without being infected, and infecting other players. The player with the most points at the end of the round wins.

Flag Rush

At the start of a Flag Rush game, flags will spawn around the map. Race over to one to pick it up. Drop it off at the designated capture zone to score points! Be careful though, if any other player crashes into you while you’re carrying a flag, they’ll steal it off of you!


A Club allows players to be part of a large group. Players can communicate and race with or against their Club mates. You can find everything about Clubs in the Clubs tab on the Pause Menu. You can find a club, or if you’re already part of a Club, see the Club’s notice board, Club Ladder and Club Leaderboard.

The Club’s notice board is where Club members can post messages for all members to see. The Club Ladder shows how much XP each player as earned for the club recently. There are XP and Credit rewards for getting to high tiers on the Club Leaderboard! The Club Leaderboard shows all Clubs, the number of members they have, their Level and their total Club XP.


This is where you can compete for the best times across all the routes in the game. Think you’re the fastest driver in the world? Here is where you prove it. On the Rivals tab on the Pause Menu, you can access the leaderboard times for all races and showcase events. You can set your Rival to anyone on the leaderboard and race against them. There will be no Drivatars, just a one-on-one race (with no collisions) between you and your Rival. Watch out, if you use rewind or crash too hard, your lap will get flagged as an unclean lap. Flagged laps are always ranked worse than clean laps, so go for the best clean run you can! If you win, you will receive Credits and XP, and move ahead of your Rival on the leaderboard, and receive a new Rival that is slightly faster than your current personal best.

My Rivals is where you are notified when someone beats your best times, so you can take revenge upon them! Too many routes to choose from? Monthly rivals recommends a route for you to try to master, check back regularly to see what the new Monthly Rivals are!

Player Content

Players can create all kinds of their own content and share it with other players.

You can create your designs for cars, giving your cars a unique look and style! You can show these off in your Showroom, and even sell cars with your designs in the Auction House!

You can create your own tunes for cars, tweaking their specifications for maximum speed and grip. You can also show these off in your Showroom for players to download. You can also sell cars with your tunes in the Auction House.

You can Blueprint Bucket List challenges, Exhibitions and Championships. You can share these to your friends to play, and they can share them in turn. If your blueprint is popular enough, it might be played by thousands of people!


#Forzathons are regular, timed events. Each #Forzathon has several challenges for you and the community to complete. They all follow a theme, and there are unique and special prizes up for grabs. You can check how long the current #Forzathon has left, or check to see when the next #Forzathon begins by looking at the Social tab of the Pause Menu. Here by selecting #Forzathon you can see the current challenges.

Check back regularly to see what the newest #Forzathon events are! You might be able to snag a rare, one time only prize!

XP and Credits

Anytime you complete an event, you will receive Credits and XP. In fact almost any activity you participate in will award Credits and XP!

Credits are the main currency of the game (sometimes referred to as CR). Buying cars, performance upgrades and other expenditures all cost you Credits.

Your XP will accumulate until you have enough to level up. Each time you level up, you will receive a free Wheelspin. Wheelspins award you with a random prize. It could be 10,000 credits or 100,000 credits, or an economic Hot Hatch, or a flashy Supercar!

How do I play with just my friends?

All Online game modes can be played in a Private Session. From the Social tab on the Pause Menu you can select Private Session, and select your game mode. Then simply invite your friends through Xbox Live!

How do I unlock Festival Sites, Festival Expansions and Showcases?

Earn Fans! Complete PR Stunts, Race events and Bucket List challenges to earn Fans for your Festival. You can see your current Fan goal in the top right of the Pause Menu.

What are Drivatars?

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!

How can I get more XP Online?

The key is to master driving fast, driving cleanly and driving with style! Finishing in higher positions will get you more XP, so drive fast! Driving without crashing into any barriers or other racers will net you clean racing XP. Executing tons of great Skills will also net you XP. If you finish a race having achieved all three, you'll earn the most XP!

How do I interact with my Convoy?

You can communicate with your Convoy through ANNA. ANNA can start a race with your Convoy, or disband it. You can also disband your Convoy on the Pause Menu by pressing View.

How do I change my Co-op Privacy?

You can set your Co-op Privacy in the Settings menu on the Pause Menu. You can set your Career Privacy to Anyone Can Join Me, My Friends Can Join Me or Invite Only.

Contact Us

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