Playground Games has detailed the latest Series Update for Forza Horizon 5, Upgrade Heroes and it will bring Donut Media back to the game. The latest Series Update Upgrade Heroes will bring a brand-new Hi-Lo Story, the Horizon Test Track, new car rims, and tons of fixes with a new update. Hardcore fans will also get a set of new Accolades to chase and complete along with new Badges to unlock to trick out their profiles as well.
The new Donut Media Hi-Low Story is a continuation of the previous Donut Media update which introduced the Horizon Story Donut Media @ Horizon to the game. The latest Horizon Story Hi-Lo brings them back to the game and introduces a two-path story where after playing through the introductory mission, you will be able to experience two paths Hi and Low, each with six chapters and you can unlock four cars during this story. These include the Donut Media Nissan 350Z Ho-Low cars which are a pair of identical Nissan 350Zs but the Donut Crew kitted one with premium and expensive parts and the other one with cheap and low-quality parts to see which one performs the best.
Apart from these two-star cars, you can also unlock the 1994 Ford Supervan 3 ‘Donut Media Edition’ and 1996 Formula Drift #51 Donut Media Nissan 240SX which is based on the actual car built by Adam Knapik who is Donut Media’s Technical Producer and ‘Shop Daddy’. Progressing in the Hi-Lo story will allow you to unlock all four of these brand-new cars.
The Donut Media Hi-Lo Story and the return of the Horizon Test Track bring back 35 brand-new Accolades for you to complete as well. 20 of these Accolades are for the Donut Media Hi-Lo Story and 15 Accolades are for the new Horizon Test Track. Apart from this, there are 5 new Badges to unlock as well which are based on the new Test Track. 27 new rims from brands Modulare, Fikse, and Rotiform are also part of the new update. If you love car horns, you will be glad to know that 6 new car horns are also coming to Forza Horizon 5 including the Donut Media Lighting, Donut Media Pop Up headlights, Donut Media Trying to Race, Donut Media Beep Beep, Donut Media Honk Honk, and Donut Media Meep Meep.
We have already seen four brand-new cars coming to Forza Horizon 5 in this series however that is not all. Playground Games has released a brand-new Horizon Racing Car Pack for Forza Horizon 5 which brings four brand-new vehicles to the game as well. However, this is a paid DLC and you will need to dish out $5 for this new pack which includes the 2023 Lotus Emira, 2022 Pagani Huayra R, 2021 Forsberg Racing Nissan ‘Altimaniac’ and the 2020 Saleen Sportruck XR Black Label.
Coming to the main event, the Forza Horizon 5 Upgrade Heroes Festival Playlist will bring a fresh set of challenges spanning over the next four weeks where you will be able to unlock even more new cars. The Festival Playlist will add three different Donut Media Merch Stalls located around Guanajuato and Horizon Mexico and the second week of the Festival Playlist will also allow you to find and smash the new Tank Mechanic Pinata around the Horizon Baja Circuit. The new cars coming to Forza Horizon 5 this Fesitval Playlist include:
- 2023 Formula Drift #64 Forsberg Racing Nissan Z
- 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
- 1991 GMC Syclone
- 1991 GMC Typhoon
- 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
The latest update for Forza Horizon 5 is now live and you can update your game right now which adds the Horizon Test Track to the game along with new rims. It will also bring some much-needed updates to the game, and we have detailed some key ones in the trailer below:
- New engine sound for the 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z (350Z).
- ASL/BSL has been introduced for Donut Media Part 1 Horizon Story.
- Improved replication of ghosting during anti-griefing measures in Multiplayer races.
- Game could crash after receiving an invisible “DLC Car” as a gift.
- Traction Control reactivated after restarting an EventLab from the finish screen.
- Smashed Bonus Boards would sometimes display the incorrect stat in the UI.
- [Console] Steering Wheel Rotation default value was incorrectly set.
- The Eliminator timeout bar would display the incorrect time and eliminates players early.
- “Racing Champion” accolade wouldn’t unlock despite winning a Horizon Open event.
- 2021 Audi RS6 Avant steering wheel had inverted shift paddles and incorrect media controls.
- Anti-lag pop animation was missing or clipping on specific car and body kit combinations.
- Player’s character might disappear after saving a Photo Mode preset.
- Select cosmetic items were marked incorrectly as available through wheelspins.
- Quick Chat phrases not shown when using the Logitech G920 d-pad in Freeroam and events.
If you want to check out the complete patch notes, you can head over to the release notes and check them out on the official website. For its next Series Update, Playground Games is teasing a Summer Party at the Horizon Festival in July. Details will be announced closer to its launch in July. The new Series Update arrives on June 22, 2023, while the new update is now live which brings the rims and the Horizon Test Track. You can update your game right now and jump into it. If you are missing some challenges from the ongoing Spring season, make sure to check out the guides below:
- Forza Horizon 5 ‘H’ Marks the Spot Treasure Hunt Guide
- Forza Horizon 5 Flutterby Photo Challenge Guide
- Forza Horizon Donkey Gone Collectibles Guide
Are you looking forward to playing the new Forza Horizon 5 Upgrade Heroes series and what are your thoughts on the new cars arriving in the game? Let us know in the comments section below.