Today is the day! All of us at Playground Games are so excited to bring you Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels. This is our first big expansion for Forza Horizon 5 and features our fastest, most extreme, gravity-defying tracks, new biomes to explore and tons of new cars and features.
New Biomes + Tracks
Hot Wheels Park features a ton of new and diverse biomes: from the rugged Giant’s Canyon; to the frozen tundra dripping into the molten lava in the Ice Cauldron; to the tree canopy towering above epic waterfalls in Forest Falls; and all brought together under the exhilarating Horizon Nexus, where the Horizon Festival is suspended among the interconnected Hot Wheels tracks.
But we didn’t just stop there with new biomes. We’ve introduced new track types – 212 kilometers (131 miles) of Hot Wheels tracks to be precise – to make your Hot Wheels experience unlike anything else. From navigating the snowy Ice track, to hydroplaning on Water Flumes, staying in control over the bumps of Rumble, and even defying gravity on the futuristic Magnet tracks – there’s something for everyone. In addition to the instant acceleration push granted by Speed Boosts, the all-new Air Tracks give you consistent speed through time, allowing you to progressively get faster and faster before reaching the highest possible speeds.
What else is new?
In addition to the new map, Horizon Hot Wheels Park, high above the clouds in Mexico, there’s all sorts of new features to explore. Let’s jump in!
Become a Hot Wheels Legend: You’ll need to prove that you can master the extreme speeds of Hot Wheels Park before progressing onto faster and faster car classes. The Hot Wheels Academy introduces a new progression system that’s divided into five tiers with rewards, events and Missions associated to each.
A new Horizon Story: Hot Wheels: A History of Speed features five chapters, which are unlocked alongside your Hot Wheels Rank, taking you on a comprehensive journey of the history of Hot Wheels as you perform fun stunts and challenges along the way.
Race your friends and the community: In a first for the franchise, you can now join friends and play the entire expansion from the very beginning in co-op, including the introductory Hot Wheels Expedition.
Create your own Hot Wheels adventure in EventLab: The Hot Wheels Creation Kit features over 80 track and stunt pieces that can be instantly snapped together. We didn’t just stop there. Blueprints created on the base game’s Mexico map that utilize Hot Wheels props can even be played by non-expansion owners as well.
Get Your Skills On: Horizon Hot Wheels Park features a new UI reticle that we’re calling G-Forza. This roll indicator dynamically changes based on the car’s rotation while driving on Hot Wheels tracks with skills being triggered based on the car’s speed and tilt angle. You can bank skill after a certain minimum distance of being consistently tilted, or you can keep the skill chains going by driving extreme but clean.
New accessibility options to Forza Horizon 5: Exclusive to when playing on Hot Wheels Park, new camera FOV options are coming to console for the first time, including Chase Cam FOV and Far Chase Cam FOV. By default, these are set to maximum and will not be reflected when driving in Mexico. PC users can also customize these settings as well as Driver Cam FOV, Dashboard Cam FOV, Hood Cam FOV, and Bumper Cam FOV.
Additionally, we’ve added a Motion Blur toggle on console allowing players to choose between Short and Long Motion Blur or disable the feature entirely. And a new Hot Wheels Stunt Steering assist can also be toggled which helps steer you away from track edges when driving through highly tilted or inverted Hot Wheels track pieces.
It’s All About the Cars: Last and certainly not least, you can look forward to driving 10 new cars in Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels. After completing the Hot Wheels Expedition you’ll arrive at the Horizon Hot Wheels Park with the first new car, the 2013 hot Wheels Baja Bone Shaker. Check out this Forza.net blog post to learn about all the cars in Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels.
How can I play?
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is already included in the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-ons Bundle, Premium Edition, and Expansions Bundle – so you’re all set and can start playing now. If you don’t happen to have any of those bundles, you can purchase the standalone Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels expansion directly for $19.99 USD.
Starting July 19, players who own the above bundles can get started on their journey by locating the Hot Wheels Expedition icon by Mexico’s Gran Caldera (in the north on the Mexico map). Once completed, Hot Wheels Park will be accessible through the Pause Menu or by Fast Traveling to any of the Hot Wheels Park events. Fast Traveling in Hot Wheels Park is free and available immediately.
If you’re brand-new to Forza Horizon 5 overall, once you complete the main game’s initial experience (aka the first 15 minutes), the Hot Wheels Expedition icon will be added to your map allowing you to travel to the T Horizon Hot Wheels Park.
For more information on Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels, please check out Forza.net and their launch blog post.
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels
Xbox Game Studios
Calling all daredevil drivers and creators! Blast off to the visually stunning, exhilarating new Horizon Hot Wheels Park in the clouds high above Mexico. Experience the fastest, most extreme tracks ever devised. Design, build, and share your own Hot Wheels adventure with over 80 distinct, snappable track pieces. Race 10 amazing new cars including the lightning fast 2021 Hennessey Venom F5 and the iconic 2000 Hot Wheels Deora II.
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is included with the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition, Expansions Bundle, and Premium Add-Ons Bundle. This add-on requires Forza Horizon 5 (game sold separately).
Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle
Xbox Game Studios
GAME PASS MEMBERS, get all the EXTRA CONTENT included with the Premium Edition at one low price! The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle includes FORZA HORIZON 5: HOT WHEELS, VIP, Car Pass, the Welcome Pack and the second game expansion once it becomes available.
Upgrade your game to Premium today and you’ll be set to experience FORZA HORIZON 5: HOT WHEELS, a new game expansion coming July 19 that takes you to the visually stunning, exhilarating Horizon Hot Wheels Park in the clouds high above Mexico. This add-on requires Forza Horizon 5 (game sold separately).
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Shattering Spectreglass is Out Now for Xbox
- Shattering Spectreglass is available now in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, featuring the new Blightcaller class, a new dungeon linked to Vesper’s darkest secrets, and more options for Character Creation!
- Unleash elemental fury as the Blightcaller, battle against the soul-devouring wyvern known as Redmourne the Trivern and try out new ways to customize your Fatemaker — including an all-new voice!
- The Blightcaller wields the noxious essence of swamps with potent precision, suffocating foes in tempests of poisonous Plaguestorms and summoning vengeful spirits from their Bog Totem turret.
Shattering Spectreglass is available now in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, featuring the new Blightcaller class, a new dungeon linked to Vesper’s darkest secrets, and more options for Character Creation! Unleash elemental fury as the Blightcaller, battle against the soul-devouring wyvern known as Redmourne the Trivern, and try out new ways to customize your Fatemaker — including an all-new voice!
The Blightcaller wields the noxious essence of swamps with potent precision, suffocating foes in tempests of poisonous Plaguestorms and summoning vengeful spirits from their Bog Totem turret. Blightcallers are adept at dealing elemental damage, particularly Poison, and get further boosts to their elemental damage whenever they apply a Status Effect thanks to their Class Feat, Whisper of Rot. Access to the Blightcaller class is granted by purchasing Shattering Spectreglass. Once owned, you can access the new class by creating a new character or by slotting it into the Secondary Class choice for an existing character via any Quick-Change Station once you’ve completed the campaign.
Owning Shattering Spectreglass unlocks more ways to customize your Fatemaker, including a new voice option! The Grim voice personality gives your Fatemaker a delightful doom-and-gloom demeanor, counterbalancing all those goody-two-shoes adventurers you just can’t stand.
You can also further tweak your starting stats when creating a new Fatemaker thanks to four fresh backstories to choose from: Nerfed by the Bunkermaster, Clownblood, Apprentice Barnacle Scraper, and Street Urchin Success Story.
Shattering Spectreglass is the fourth Mirror of Mystery, offering a window into Vesper’s memories which are plagued by visions of Redmourne the Trivern. This mighty beast can grow multiple heads and feeds on fear, siphoning his power from lost souls. Bringing down this winged behemoth once and for all is the only way to help Vesper escape her past.
As with the other Mirrors of Mystery, Shattering Spectreglass also gives you a chance to face a more difficult dungeon and farm higher-tier loot to help you complete the main story. Available for individual purchase or via the Season Pass (sold separately and as part of the Chaotic Great Edition), Shattering Spectreglass shines light on Vesper’s mysterious past as you fight your way through her troubled memories.
Taking Redmourne out of the sky will be easier said than done. Even if you manage to avoid getting chomped by his multiple mouths — including a toothy maw on his chest that’s perpetually twisted into a tortured grimace — you’re still in danger of being thrashed by his tail, claws, and wings, or blasted by his multiple types of elemental breath. Redmourne may only have one head when you first encounter him, but more will spring forth in his subsequent forms to roast, zap, and generally obliterate you.
For three consecutive weeks following the launch of Shattering Spectreglass, Redmourne will recoup and regenerate his element-spewing heads, ready to terrorize you with a swath of new attacks. With each progressively tougher version of this battle, new Legendary gear will be added to the loot table, giving you good reason to return for some rematches.
Below is a planned schedule for when Redmourne will take on new, deadlier forms, along with the planned loot additions for each difficulty level (dates, times, and items are subject to change). You’ll have to beat each form consecutively, even if you’re playing Shattering Spectreglass after the following dates have passed. With each successive victory, Vesper will reveal more information about Redmourne — and in doing so, reveal more about herself as well.
First Form: August 11 at 9:30 a.m. PT
- New Vengeance Legendary gun
- After defeating Redmourne for the first time, new Legendary loot will be added to the Wheel of Fate: Double-Cross gun, Wicked Gossip spell, Unruly Rancor melee weapon, Mosquito’s Mantle armor, and Daemon Blight ring
Second Form: August 18 at 9:30 a.m. PT
- New Brutal Stampede Legendary armor
Third Form: August 25 at 9:30 a.m. PT
- New Curse of Malice Legendary spell
Final Form: September 1 at 9:30 a.m. PT
- New Sly Trivern Legendary gun
If you can successfully complete Shattering Spectreglass at least once, four unique level layouts and the Redmourne boss fight will be added to the pool of Chaos Chamber possibilities for even more endgame dungeon variety. Combined with the ongoing limited-time mini-events and weekly Featured Runs that are constantly being added to Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, there’s lots to be gained from trouncing Redmourne’s new forms each week.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Shattering Spectreglass
Unleash elemental fury as the all-new Blightcaller! Shattering Spectreglass introduces an additional Fatemaker class, a bevy of customization options, and an enormous, multi-headed wyvern to hunt down and destroy!
Unlock and enjoy new content, including:
• The new Blightcaller class, an elementalist with a unique talent tree and two fresh Action Skills
• New options during character creation including the Grim personality and additional backstories
• New boss: Redmourne the Trivern, with four powerful forms that unlock over time
• New loot to collect, including weapons, gear, and cosmetic items
• Additional environments that, once beaten, can show up in the randomized endgame dungeons of the Chaos Chamber
Command elemental forces as the new Blightcaller class
The Blightcaller wields the noxious essence of swamps with potent precision, suffocating foes in tempests of poisonous Plaguestorms and summoning vengeful spirits from their Bog Totem turret. At the crossroads of life and death, rot and bloom, the Blightcaller thrives.
Expand character creation with more options
The Blightcaller adds even more Multiclass possibilities, giving powerful new build options to explore and perfect. Shattering Spectreglass also introduces more ways to customize your Fatemaker, adding the new Grim voice personality and four more stat-modifying backstories.
Help Vesper find closure by tracking down a gigantic, soul-stealing wyvern in the fourth Mirror of Mystery
Shattering Spectreglass offers a window into Vesper’s own memories, which are plagued by visions of Redmourne the Trivern. This mighty beast can grow multiple heads and feeds on fear, siphoning its power from lost souls. Bringing down this winged behemoth once and for all is the only way to help Vesper escape her past.
Access to Shattering Spectreglass and other Mirror of Mystery content is granted by the Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Season Pass or individual purchase. The Season Pass itself is included in the Chaotic Great Edition and can also be purchased separately. Base game required.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Season Pass
Take on outlandish new challenges with the Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Season Pass! Delve into four distinct dungeons and battle formidable bosses within. Discover all-new weapons and gear, wield the power of an additional seventh class included with the fourth dungeon, and rock the cosmetics of the Butt Stallion Pack!
On the outskirts of Brighthoof lies the eerie Dreamveil Overlook, where the enigmatic, affable fortune teller Vesper awaits an audience. Peer into her Mirrors of Mystery and you’ll be whisked away to illusionary environments with fearsome new boss encounters, fighting for your life as Vesper regales you with fantastical fables.
Each time you successfully vanquish the boss’ increasingly powerful forms, you’ll earn Lost Souls that let you spin Vesper’s Wheel of Fate, rewarding you with Legendary weapons and gear, as well as unique cosmetics. Completing a story also adds its contents to the pool of possibilities in the Chaos Chamber, the endlessly replayable endgame of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands!
– Fight your way through four replayable dungeons, guided by the mysterious Vesper
– Create even more Multiclass combinations with an additional seventh class, complete with two fresh Action Skills and a unique skill tree
– Test your skills against new boss encounters with scaling difficulty and optional challenges
– Collect a bevy of new Legendary weapons, gear, and cosmetic items
– Expand the pool of randomized content and rewards in the Chaos Chamber endgame mode
– Flaunt the cosmetics included in the Butt Stallion Pack:
– Diamond Guard Armor Presets (3 items)
– Crystal Glitter Makeup Pack (5 items)
– Adamant Throne Banner Set (2 items)
– Diamond Hero Statue Material
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Embark on an epic adventure full of whimsy, wonder, and high-powered weaponry! Bullets, magic, and broadswords collide across this chaotic fantasy world brought to life by the unpredictable Tiny Tina.
Roll your own multiclass hero and loot, shoot, slash, and cast your way through outlandish monsters and loot-filled dungeons on a quest to stop the tyrannical Dragon Lord. Everyone’s welcome, so join the party, throw on your adventuring boots, and be Chaotic Great!
AN UNPREDICTABLE FANTASY WORLD
Tiny Tina is your disorderly guide through an extraordinary tabletop realm where rules rarely apply. Explore a vast overworld spanning majestic cities, dank mushroom forests, foreboding fortresses, and more!
GUNS, SPELLS, AND MORE
Blast baddies with powerful guns and devastating spells in frenetic first-person battles. Use your firepower to vanquish legions of enemies, including smack-talking skeletons, land-roaming sharks, and colossal bosses. Then delve deeper into dangerous dungeons for a shot at epic loot!
PARTY UP TO DEFEAT EVIL
Joining you at the table are headstrong captain Valentine and rule-obsessed robot Frette. During your quest to defeat the Dragon Lord, you’ll meet a cast of lovable misfits like a lute-wielding Bardbarian and your very own Fairy Punchfather.
PERSONALIZE YOUR HERO
Create the perfect hero with deep customization, including a multiclass system that lets you mix and match six unique character skill trees, all with their own awesome abilities. Level up, refine your build, expand your arsenal, and become the ultimate adventurer.
BAND TOGETHER IN CHAOTIC CO-OP
Enjoy the story solo or start a party with up to three friends in seamless online multiplayer or local split-screen. Share the spoils or rush to get the shiniest loot—how you play is up to you!
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