Jan 26, 2021
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Forza Horizon 3: Gold Announcement Update

Photo credit: Microsoft

Microsoft announced today that Forza Horizon 3 has officially gone gold, meaning the game is ready for physical copies to be manufactured and the digital release to be set up.

This announcement comes with a few updates, including Windows 10 PC specs, the full list of Xbox Live achievements, language localization, and a new vehicle.

The Warthog from the Halo universe will be available in Forza Horizon 3. The military transport is officially called the 2553 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CTS. Unlike the military vehicle from Halo, this Warthog doesn’t have a turret. However, it does have a 720 bhp turbo V8 engine, making it much faster than its military counterpart. The Warthog also has the best suspension of any car in Forza Horizon 3.

The Warthog will be available at launch and will be sent as a free download to anyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardian or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Players who are eligible will receive download codes via an Xbox Live message, and codes will be sent out during the week of September 5. Those who haven’t played an Xbox One Halo game can earn the Warthog through a special #Forzathon event coming in October.

Here are the recommended PC specs for Windows 10:

  • CPU: i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060, AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Hard Drive Type: 55 GB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Windows Version: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101

Photo credit: Microsoft

The full list of Xbox Live achievements has also been revealed:

NameDescriptionGamerscore
Welcome to Your HorizonOpen Festival with the first Showcase10
You’re the BossUpgrade the Festival for the first time10
One of UsWin your first Exhibition race as Horizon Festival Boss10
Stay on TargetGet a gold medal from a Danger Sign10
“Do you even… oh, you do”Get 3 Stars through a Drift Zone10
You’re Hired!Hire a Drivatar into your Drivatar Line-Up10
You’re Fired!Fill your Drivatar Line-Up and fire a Drivatar to make way for another20
Racer’s ParadiseOpen a Festival in Surfers Paradise20
First Time BuyerVisit the Autoshow and buy your first car10
The ArchitectCreate your first Blueprint10
The PlayerComplete another player’s Exhibition Blueprint10
ChampWin your first Championship10
Tonight We RideWin your first Street Race10
I’ll Just Take This NowWin your first Midnight Battle10
Street Racing ChampionWin every Street Race and Midnight Battle50
Like a Needle in The OutbackFind your first Barn Find10
Relic HunterRestore all Barn Finds20
ThrowdownCreate and complete your first Bucket List Blueprint.10
Community CrusherPlay 10 player created Bucket List Blueprints20
Drive to the Music You LoveSign 4 Radio Stations to your Festival10
Screaming through the ValleyOpen a Festival in Yara Valley20
BushcraftOpen a Festival in The Outback20
Maxed OutFully upgrade a Festival site20
YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONSPerform 10 Festival Upgrades20
Like a BossFully upgrade all Festival sites20
Best. Horizon. Ever.Complete the Final Showcase50
Exhibition ExpertComplete an Exhibition at every race route in the game20
Horizon HardcoreComplete a Championship at every race route in the game30
StarstruckGet at least 1 star on any 50 PR Stunts10
PR SuperstarGet 3 stars on all PR Stunts20
Eat My DustComplete 10 races in a convoy10
Got Ourselves a ConvoyConvoy for a total of 100 miles10
Life CompleteComplete every Horizon Bucket List challenge20
Drop in the BucketComplete 5 Bucket List challenges10
Who’s Hiding These?Smash all 150 reward boards20
BackpackerDiscover every beauty spot in the game20
I Know These RoadsDrive down every road in the game20
This My JamTake part in 5 Skill Songs10
Perks of the JobObtain a car from the Skill Shop10
I Want It AllComplete every page in the Skill Shop (excluding temporary perks)25
Spoiler AlertFit parts from Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk10
5 Star Seller – A+++++Sell 5 cars via the Auction House10
SniperWin a car in the Auction House by bidding on it10
Welcome to Horizon OnlineComplete 5 online events across Adventure and Freeroam10
Online AdventurerComplete 25 online events across Adventure and Freeroam30
Bring a FriendComplete an event in Co-op10
Road BuddyComplete 10 events in Co-op20
ForzatographerTake a photo of 300 cars for Horizon Promo20
Aussie Rules!Create and complete a Championship featuring only Australian cars10
High RollerSpend 1 million Credits on a car10
Fly Like A RegalGet 300ft on the airport Danger Sign using the Reliant Regal10
Life’s a DragComplete a drag race at the Airstrip in every Car Class10
Endurance HeroCreate an exhibition with 25 laps, dynamic time and weather, and complete it on Hard Drivatar Difficulty20
This. Is. FORZA!Create and complete a Championship with 100+ miles of racing over 10 events20
Ooh, Shiny!Obtain your first Horizon Edition car20
Mini BossReach Level 2010
Final BossReach Level 15025
Staying ConnectedVisit the Forza Hub from the Pause Menu10
Art DirectorCreate a paint, setup a tune, and start your Horizon Promo career10
Throw Your Weight AroundGet a Gold Medal on a Drift Zone in a car weighing at least 2500kg10
Forza FirstWin a race in the Lamborghini Centenario20
Clever Girl!Get a 3 Stars on a Danger Sign, Drift Zone, Speed Trap and Speed Zone in the 2017 Ford Raptor.10
Totally meant to do that…Perform a Barrel Roll in any Buggy10
UnderdogGet a Gold Medal in a C Class car10

Warthog 2

Forza Horizon 3 will be fully localized (voice and text) for the following languages:

  • English
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • French
  • German
  • Mexican Spanish

There will be text interpretation for:

  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

For those wondering about using wheels in Forza Horizon 3, an announcement is coming regarding wheel support for Windows 10.

Forza Horizon 3 is coming September 27 for Xbox One and Windows as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. This means that buying the game digitally on one platform allows you to play it free on the other. Anyone who purchases the $100 Ultimate Edition can get a head start on the action and start playing on September 23.

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