In this Forza Horizon 4 Drifting Guide, we will show you the basics of drifting in the game, and how you can master the technique to drift turn in and turn out every corner of the drift zone in the map.
Drifting in Forza Horizon 4 is vital and you will need to nail some drifts throughout the map with drift zones. Drifting awards you medals; Gold Silver and Bronze, but also puts you up into the leader boards where you can compare or even sit at the top 10 list of points.
Our guide will show you what settings you can use for drifting in a car, how to practice and what racing lines you should take when approaching a corner while drifting.
Practice Makes Perfect
Just like in real life, drifting doesn’t come easy in the game; you have to know how a car will react and where the weight shift will turn the car. You should be aware when to hit the hand brake and be ready to counter steer once the car is about to over steer.
Before you begin practicing, make your car setup so that it allows you to drift rather than keep the rear end of the car stuck the same position. Additionally, head onto areas that offer some width that allow you to take wider turns while drifting, and correcting any errors in between.
What Car to Choose?
Get a car that is front engine and rear wheel drive. Cars with such specifications offer an easy way to get the rear end out and drift. We suggest you get Formula D Car Pack as it comes loaded with Drift specific vehicles. If you do not want to opt for the Formula D Car Pack, the game already has plenty of drift cars such as the Nissan Silvia which has many variants included in the game and they can be built to any drift spec.
Why the Nissan Silvia series? Well they offer decent amount of power, it’s a front engine rear wheel drive, and really fun to toss around the track. You can choose any car of such configuration.
Gameplay Assists and Settings
For drifting, you need a couple of things to make it easier for your car to drift. First of all you need to turn off your assists like Stability Control and Traction Control These are the things that do nott let a car lose traction and drift off, which is exactly what you do not want when you want to drift.
You can keep any type of transmission setting you like, be it automatic or manual, and can even turn on the ABS as it will have no major affect on drifting.
Any beginner should start from the basics when drifting. Start by doing wide donuts where your drifts are controlled and your car can perform a wide circle around the whole area, and counter steering into the turn.
Donuts can be easy, but making these wide circles and keeping the turn consistent can be a challenge. Nonetheless, this is your best way to learn as a beginner.
Use your Hand-Brake
Hand braking plays a big role in drifting your car as it throws off the balance of the rear and that’s where the car starts to drift. Practice pulling the hand brake when you turn in from high speed and try to keep the car drifting in a long turn until your car makes a complete U-Turn.
Racing lines play a big role when you enter and exit a corner. Taking racing lines will maximize your drift and prolong it enough to score decent amount of points.
For example, approaching a left hair-pin, keep your car as far right when you are about to enter the turn, while applying your hand brake and initiating a drift. Keep the drift in control and maintain it until the end, this will ensure a long and consistent drift through-out the hair-pin.
Tuning Setups for Drifting
Once you get better in drifting and can nail a basic drift turn, you can opt to modify your car to be a pure drifting vehicle. In the Game’s Upgrades/Tuning sections, play around by tuning your own car to make it drift better.
Alternatively, you can see if there are Tunes that you can download and use. If that is not your thing, you can just opt for supercars which are usually good at doing whatever you want them to do and that includes Drifting
If you want to read more guides on Forza Horizon 4, read the list below of each article we have below:
- Forza Horizon 4 Beginner’s Guide
- Forza Horizon 4 Houses Guide
- Forza Horizon 4 All Barn Finds Guide
- Forza Horizon 4 Influence Guide
This concludes our Forza Horizon 4 Drifting Guide. Feel free to use the comments section below to share your drifting tips with us.