In notes for a patch Forza Horizon 5 Due Tuesday, March 29, developer Playground Games has revealed an overhaul to Horizon Open, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode.
“Horizon Open has been updated with a new progression system that includes Badges that can be unlocked through the game,” the patch note reads. This is notable because Forza Horizon 4 has a ranked multiplayer mode and associated progression system, but Playground chose to omit these features in Forza Horizon 5 due to concerns they have made the game too competitive and unsuitable for players who just want to have fun.
Playground also announced a new Horizon Open mode that will give players more control over the type of race they make. Custom Racing “will allow players to find races for their chosen race and PI [performance index] class,” according to the note. So, for example, you’ll be able to search for S1 road races or A class cross country races.
Forza Horizon 5 was praised for its beautiful visuals, packed open world, and social elements, and through the Game Pass reached the series’ largest audience. It also features unique multiplayer attractions in the form of a Playground Game and a battle royale-style Elimination mode, as well as a host of cooperative play options. But the Horizon series has always struggled to find the right focus and balance for its main competitive racing mode, which tends to be messy and chaotic.
Tuesday’s patch will also address stability and performance improvements, allowing players to manipulate gravity in their EventLab creations, and make numerous bug fixes to gameplay and umbrellas. gameplay, including fixing a dent on the Jaguar XJ220s and changing the transition animation on the 1968 Renault 4L. The quest for automotive authenticity never ends.
https://www.polygon.com/22999594/forza-horizon-5-patch-horizon-open-progression-custom-races Forza Horizon 5 patch to add progress, custom races to Horizon Open