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Forza Horizon 4 guide: A Tribe Called Cars gives you the lowdown, from every Barn Find location and the best steering wheel settings to the fastest cars, fastest way to get skill points, best way to make money and how to get those Forza Edition beasts to name a few things.

Forza Horizon 4 is now available (PC, Xbox One), which means everyone is driving around like lunatics while trying to soak up the British countryside. Only without the smell of manure. Boasting more to do than in Forza Horizon 3, a good guide should prove useful for those who want conquer everything, fast and efficiently.

With so much to cover, I will be adding to my Forza Horizon 4 guide as new stuff is discovered. So bookmark it, print it out, frame it, convert it to Braille – do whatever you have to but make sure you revisit and check out my Forza Horizon 4 review. With that in mind, on with the show. And of, course, SPOILER ALERT!

Forza Horizon 4 guide: How to get every Forza Edition car

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The most obvious way to get Forza Edition (FE) cars is to win them using a Wheelspin and Super Wheelspin, though the chance is low. Having played for 25 hours or so, I have only ever won two in this way so it is a slow-burner, especially as there are allegedly 42 of them in total. But then you are given these lucky spins for doing practically anything in the game.

You can also buy Forza Edition cars at auction, which also means you may get a tuning setup and paintjob as well. Doing it this way guarantees you get the exact Forza Edition car you want (you can search for specific models under the Auction tab) and, if you are patient, you can snag a bargain.

Then there is the Forzathon shop, which you can buy stuff from using Forzathon points. These are earned doing certain challenges, some daily and some weekly as the seasons change. While saving up 300 Forzathon points takes time (that is the price of the Bentley Continental GT Forza Edition), at least you avoid getting yet another pair of ‘comedy’ trousers.

Something you may not know is that you can buy Forza Edition cars when you buy a normal car. For instance, the TVR Sagaris costs around 86,000. Go into its perks and at the very top you will see the option to turn it into a TVR Sagaris Forza Edition for 99 skill points. Cars with this option include (please let me know in the comments if you know of anymore):

  • Lamborghini Miura P400 (1mil) > Reventon FE (30 skill points)
  • Maserati 300S (6mil) > MC12 Stradale FE (15 skill points)
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (1.2mil) > SL 65 AMG Black Series FE (20 skill points)
  • Nissan R390 (730,000) > Nismo GT-R LM FE (25 skill points)
  • TVR Sagaris (86,000) > Sagaris FE (99 skill points)

Please note: Buying a car at auction means there is a chance the person who owned the car before you has already purchased the perk, which means they get the Forza Edition car and you do not. So where possible, buy a new car or wait until you win it. Or, if you have loads of money, just keep buying at auction and hope somebody failed to notice those perks.

Forza Edition (FE) car list, perks & how to get

  • Alfa Romeo Giula (Event influence boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Alfa Romeo 8C (Credits boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Alumi Craft Buggy (Destruction boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Aston Martin Vulcan (Clean Skills boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Bentley Continental (#Forzathon shop / Wheelspin, auction)
  • BMW M5 ’88 (Event influence boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • BMW M6 ’13 (Drift skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Caterham R500 (Drift skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Chevy Nova (Speed skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Ford Capri (Skill boost – Unknown car skill tree)
  • Ford Falcon (Speed skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Ford Transit (Speed skill boost / Wheelspin, auction, VIP)
  • Lamborghini Aventador (Speed skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Lamborghini Reventon (Credits boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Land Rover Series III (Destruction skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Maserati MC12 Speed (Skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Mercedes Benz SL65 (Drift skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Nissan GTR LM (Event influence boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Nissan Titan (Destruction skill boost / Wheelspin, auction, VIP)
  • Pagani Zonda R (Clean skill boost / Wheelspin, auction, VIP)
  • Peugeot 205 (Skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Renault 5 Turbo (Skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)
  • Renault Clio (Clean skill boost / Wheelspin, auction)

Forza Horizon 4 guide: Fastest way to get Skill Points

Forza Horizon 4 review ─ A Tribe Called Cars

That leads me to another really useful tip in Forza Horizon 4, the fastest way to get skill points. Get yourself into a drift car such as the Hoonigan (500,000 credits) or one of the cars from the Formula Drift Car Pack (free with the Ultimate Edition version of the game) then head to the air strip. Now spend some skill points you already have on perks that boost your drift score, drift chain and even the perk that lets you hit an obstacle and maintain your chain (accidents happen!).

Now all you have to do is drift up and down until you make 50,000 points from one chain, which is relatively easy when you knock into the cones, trees, crates, bins and other small debris on each side of the runway for the 1,949-point ‘Sideswipe’ bonus. At 50,000 points, you get one skill point. Make 500,000 points and you are awarded the maximum of 10 skill points per skill chain.

When you get good enough, it is possible to earn 10 skill points in around a minute and a half, especially if you buy the house that provides Skill Songs that double the points you earn. Unless you have the 7x multiplier unlocked, in which case it takes the total to 10. In the case of the BMW M6 ’13, another 10 per cent can be gained from being in a convoy.

There are three cars in the game that provide a drift bonus, the aforementioned BMW M6 ’13, Caterham R500 and the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. Buy one of these at auction (or upgrade to one using skill points) and you will be more efficient in the long run. Of the three, the M6 has the best bonuses, the Mercedes sounds the best and the R500 is super quick on the road, too, but sometimes loses a chain to small objects because of its smaller size.

To be super duper efficient, bank your points at the most efficient time. So with a 7x multiplier, you only need 72,000-ish points. Or 6x 84,000 or 10x 50,000. The maximum number of skill points you can get from a single chain is 10 so avoid wasting time getting unnecessarily big scores – except for the one-of-a-kind Gamerscore reward. Around 600 skill points an hour is possible if you are efficient.

Banking drift chains is one thing that reduces your hourly output quite significantly. To make this a non-issue, work your way up the Drag Strip events until you unlock a race at the airstrip. Now simply ensure the end of your chain happens near this event, go into the event, setup a race and then back out. Voila, no waiting around for your points to be converted.

Forza Horizon 4 guide: Fastest way to earn credits

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Some cars also give you a large sum of money just buy purchasing the perk using skill points (see above for how to grind them fast). Every Formula Drift car, for instance, awards 300,000. A nice easy way to make 2.1 million, eh?

You could actually buy said Formula Drift cars for less than 300,000 using the Auction House and then upgrade the perk, giving you a credits profit. The issue with this is that as more and more people learn the trick, the greater the chance the car you are buying from auction has already had this perk upgraded. Plus it takes time, but then you can still make money if you are lucky.

There are a number of other cars that have the same perk, which can be bought new to avoid the issue of buying a car without the ability to unlock the 300,000 credits, but only a few cost less than what you gain in money from the perk.

One is the Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 from 1982. You then need to spend 19 skill points to reach the money perk. Rinse and repeat until rich (and very bored). Combine this with the skill points trick above to be make money as fast as possible. You can also buy the Nissan Fairlady ’69 and do the same thing as it has the same skill perk cost to reach the 300,000 boost.

Another option – and perhaps the most interesting – is to setup a custom race. Pick a circuit with short laps, bump up the difficulty to as high as possible and all assists off (it is worth learning to drive without them for the bonus credits) and then set to 50 laps. Find a fast car that minces everything in its class and then, after quite a long race, reap a considerable amount of credits and influence.

For even more credits, you can do the same thing but in the Goliath Race, which sees you racing around the edge of the entire map. The rewards are even greater (like, really great) but you will need to set aside quite a lot of time and get to Street Racing level 20 for it to unlock.

You could also auction cars, smash through the game as quickly as possible using a fast car (Zonda FE, for instance), three-medal every jump and speed camera and create and sell custom paintjobs. Credits are made quite fast in Forza Horizon 4, just by doing the normal stuff and from Wheelspins / Superwheelspins, so you can avoid the grind. Unless you want Edinburgh Castle fast. Speaking of which.

Forza Horizon 4: All the credit boost cars

  1. 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (300k)
  2. 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus (300k)
  3. 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish (200k)
  4. 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 (200k)
  5. 2017 Aston Martin DB11 (200k)
  6. 1931 Bentley 4-1/2L Supercharged (230k)
  7. 1981 BMW M1 (200k)
  8. 1987 Buick Regal GNX (100k)
  9. 2013 Cadillac XTS Limousine (7.5k)
  10. 2013 Caterham Superlight R500 Forza Edition (300k)
  11. 1970 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (200k)
  12. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (200k)
  13. 1995 Ferrari F50 (100k)
  14. 1953 Ferrari 500 Mondial (100k)
  15. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (100k)
  16. 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (200k)
  17. 2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta (300k)
  18. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (300k)
  19. 2005 Ford GT (200k)
  20. 1989 Formula Drift #98 BMW 325I (300k)
  21. 1995 Formula Drift #118 Nissan 240SX (300k)
  22. 1996 Formula Drift #232 Nissan 240SX (300k)
  23. 1997 Formula Drift #777 Nissan 240SX (300k)
  24. 2006 Formula Drift #43 Dodge Viper SRT10 (300k)
  25. 2015 Formula Drift #13 Ford Mustang (300k)
  26. 2016 Formula Drift #530 HSV Maloo GEN-F (300k)
  27. 2005 Honda NSX-R (300k)
  28. 1993 Jaguar XJ220 (100k)
  29. 2015 Jaguar XKR-S GT (300k)
  30. 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 (200k)
  31. 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Forza Edition (30k)
  32. 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV (300k)
  33. 2015 McLaren 650S Coupé (200k)
  34. 1997 McLaren F1 GT (100k)
  35. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series (300k)
  36. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series Forza Edition (300k)
  37. 1966 MG MGB GT (300k)
  38. 1973 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R (300k)
  39. 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 (300k)
  40. 2010 Noble M600 (200k)
  41. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (FE?) (300k)
  42. 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (300k)
  43. 2003 Porsche Carrera GT (200k)
  44. 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 (300k)
  45. 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster (200k)
  46. 1955 Porsche 550A Spyder (200k)
  47. 1960 Porsche 718 RS 60 (100k)
  48. 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder (200k)
  49. 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion (100k)
  50. 2004 Saleen S7 (300k)
  51. 1962 Triumph Spitfire (200k)
  52. 1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12 (30k)
  53. 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe (7.5k)
  54. 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe Forza Edition (30k)
  55. 2016 Zenvo ST1 (30k)

Every Forza Horizon 4 house location, price, perk & rewards

  1. The Gables – Cost: Free / Reward: Drone Mode
  2. Croftdale Farm – Cost: 200,000 credits / Reward: Super Wheelspin, Sheep horn
  3. Sunflower Meadows – 200,000 / Super Wheelspin, Green Wellies
  4. Kingfisher Cottage – 350,000 / Wheelspin, Ruber Ducky horn
  5. Thatch Corner – 500,000 / 2 Super Wheelspins, Are We There Yet quick chat
  6. The Huntsman Lodge – 750,000 / 3 Super Wheelspins, Skill Song perk
  7. Castleview Road – 750,000 / 3 Super Wheelspins, Red Velvet Blazer
  8. Derwent Mansion – 1,500,000 / 5 Super Wheelspins, Golden Tank Top
  9. Fairlawn Manor – 2,000,000 / 10 Super Wheelspins, Fast Travel Anywhere, Silver Top Hat
  10. Lake Lodge – 5,000,000 (free for VIP) / 5 Super Wheelspins, Double #Forzathon Points
  11. Bamburgh Castle – 10,000,000 / 10 Super Wheelspins, Barn Find Rumour
  12. Edinburgh Castle – 15,000,000 / 10 Super Wheelspins, Alfa Romeo P3

How to tune in Forza Horizon 4

Tuning a car in Forza Horizon 4 can be a nightmare! So I decided to make a video with 10 tuning tips that hopefully will make life easier. I’m actually in the process of making a super in-depth tuning guide so be sure to subscribe to the A Tribe Called Cars YouTube channel. But until then, here is my existing Forza Horizon 4 tuning guide.

Forza Horizon 4: The best steering wheel setups

While you can have a search on the Internet for your specific steering wheel and find a setup, it is worth having a read of this post, which explains what every setting does: Wheel Setup & Tuning.

I find the official Forza Horizon 4 forums have decent setup advice for the most common steering wheels such as the Logitech G920.

It appears a recent update to the game has improved how steering wheels work in-game (including, it appears, the Thrustmaster TS-XW P310 Competition Mod I use), which means you it may be worth having another go to see if your wheel is now better supported. But my Fanate CSL Elite is really not great, you are better off sticking with a controller.

Forza Horizon 4 guide: Every Barn Find location & car list

  • 1983 Audi Sport Quattro (Barn Find)
  • 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo (Barn Find)
  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220 (Barn Find)
  • 1961 Jaguar E-Type S1 (Barn Find)
  • 1997 Lotus Elise GT1 (Barn Find)
  • 1966 MG MGB GT (Barn Find)
  • 1965 Mini Cooper S (Barn Find)
  • 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI (Barn Find)
  • 1962 Triumph Spitfire (Barn Find)
  • 1998 TVR Cerbera Speed 12 (Barn Find)
  • 1962 Peel P50 (Summer Season Exclusive)
  • 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (Autumn Season Exclusive)
  • 1930 Bentley Blower (Bamburgh Castle reward)
  • 1973 Land Rover Range Rover (Winter Season Exclusive)
  • Ford GT40 Mk1 (Spring Season Exclusive)

There are two barns located in the game that currently have no reward, one below the Glenfinnan Viaduct and the other on the east coast. No doubt future content releases such as the Halloween update on the 25th of October, 2018, will see more added to the game.

Fortune Island Treasure chest riddles, locations and prizes

Struggling to solve the Fortune Island Treasure riddles? Want help locating every chest? Wondering what cars and credits prizes you get for making the effort? If you answered yes to any of that, watch the following video.

Fortune Island Achievements list

  • Welcome to Fortune Island – Set up the Horizon Festival on Fortune Island. (10 GS)
  • Made the Cut – Reach Round Two of the Island Conqueror. (20 GS)
  • Top 50% – Reach Round Five of the Island Conqueror. (20 GS)
  • The Final Twelve – Reach Round Ten of the Island Conqueror. (30 GS)
  • The Island Conqueror! – Come First in the Fortune Island Finale Races – The Leviathan and The Kraken. (50 GS)
  • Hunter Gatherer – Find/Smash your first Treasure Chest. (10 GS)
  • Driving Detective – Find/Smash 5 Treasure Chests. (20 GS)
  • Get Rich and Drive Tryin’ – Find/Smash all 10 Treasure Chests. (30 GS)
  • Paved with Gold – Drive every Road in Fortune Island. (20 GS)
  • Fortune for All – Complete Round 3 of a #Forzathon Live Event on Fortune Island. (20 GS)
  • Seasoned to Victory – Complete a Seasonal Championship on Fortune Island. (20 GS)
  • Drift Club Island – Earn 21 Stars in Drift Club on Fortune Island. (20 GS)
  • Not Just Straight-line Speed – Earn at least 1 star at a Trailblazer Gate. (10 GS)
  • Drifters Paradise – Get 3 Stars on every Drift Zone on Fortune Island. (20 GS)
  • Trailblazing – Get 3 Stars on every Trailblazer Gate on Fortune Island. (20 GS)
  • In the Zone – Get 3 Stars on every Speed Zone on Fortune Island. (20 GS)
  • It’s a Trap! – Get 3 Stars on every Speed Trap on Fortune Island. (20 GS)
  • Frequent Flyer – Get 3 Stars on every Danger Sign on Fortune Island. (20 GS)
  • Better get Kraken – Complete The Kraken in less than 6 minutes in the Saleen S5S Raptor. (20 GS)
  • Wait…how did you do that? – Get 3 stars on the Needle Fall Danger Sign in the Morris Minor Traveller. (20 GS)
  • Full of Zest – 3 Star the The Forest Run Trailblazer Gate in the Peel P50. (20 GS)
  • Leviathan Slayer – Complete The Leviathan in less than 8 minutes in the Ford Fiesta ST RX43. (20 GS)
  • The OG – Get over 180mph in the Koenigsegg CC8S at the Lady On The Lake Speed Trap. (20 GS)
  • Exodus of Exocet – Get a time of 40 seconds or better in the Exomotive Exocet at the Halcyon Point Trailblazer Gate. (20 GS)

Forza Horizon 4 Achievements list

  • Welcome to Britain – Arrive at the Horizon Festival. (10 GS)
  • Pride Before the Fall – Qualify for Horizon Autumn. (10GS)
  • Snow Problem – Qualify for Horizon Winter. (10GS)
  • Optional Extras – Apply your first Car Mastery. (10GS)
  • Spring Into Action – Qualify for Horizon Spring. (10GS)
  • Welcome to a New Horizon – Qualify for the Horizon Roster. (30GS)
  • Jolly Cooperation – Complete 5 Horizon Life Co-op Races. (20GS)
  • Human After All – Complete 5 PvP Races. (20GS)
  • There’s No ‘I’ in Team – Take part in your first #FORZATHON Live Event. (10GS)
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – Complete Round 3 of a #FORZATHON Live Event. (20GS)
  • Life of the Party – Take part in 20 #FORZATHON Live Events, completing at least Round 1 in each. (30GS)
  • Whatever Next? – Complete every Showcase Event. (20GS)
  • Colossus of Roads – Reach Round 10 in the Horizon Road Racing Series. (20GS)
  • Muddied – Reach Round 10 in the Horizon Dirt Racing Series. (20GS)
  • Bouncy Bouncy, Having Such a Good Time! – Reach Round 10 in the Horizon Cross Country Series. (20GS)
  • I Live My Life… – Reach Round 10 in the Horizon Drag Racing Series. (20GS)
  • Moonlighting – Reach Round 10 of Street Scene. (20GS)
  • Horizon Fashion Week – Unlock 100 clothing items for your character. (20GS)
  • Official Horizon Board Game – Smash all 200 Bonus Boards. (20GS)
  • I Feel the Need – Reach Speed Trap Hero level 10. (10GS)
  • Apex Predator – Reach Speed Zone Hero level 10. (10GS)
  • Pilot’s License – Reach Danger Sign Hero level 10. (10GS)
  • “Do you know what ‘DK’ stands for?” – Reach level 10 in The Drift Run. (10GS)
  • Auto Barn – Find and restore your first Barn Find. (10GS)
  • Antique Restorer – Find and restore 15 Barn Finds. (20GS)
  • Taking the Grand Tour – View every Beauty Spot. (20GS)
  • An Illustrious Career – Finish 40 different Horizon Story chapters. (20GS)
  • Star Centurion – Get 100 stars in Horizon Stories. (50GS)
  • Week Complete – Complete a #FORZATHON Weekly Challenge. (10GS)
  • Crowning Achievement – Purchase a castle. (20GS)
  • Special Edition – Get your first Forza Edition Car from a Wheelspin. (10GS)
  • Test your Might – Complete The Trial. (20GS)
  • First-Time Adventurer – Complete your first Team Adventure. (10GS)
  • The Spirit of Adventure – Reach level 5 in Racing Team Adventure, Games Team Adventure or Anything Goes Team Adventure. (20GS)
  • Certified Adventurer – Qualify for a League in Ranked Team Adventure. (20GS)
  • Well Seasoned – Complete a Season Championship and receive a reward. (10GS)
  • Overachiever – Complete a Season PR Stunt and receive a reward. (10GS)
  • Purple Split! – In Rivals, beat a Rival without receiving a “dirty time” penalty. (10GS)
  • Hit the Jackpot – Spin your first Super Wheelspin. (10GS)
  • Stunt Superhero – Get 3 stars on every PR Stunt. (50GS)
  • First Love – Buy your first car from the Autoshow. (10GS)
  • Go the Distance – Win a race at The Colossus, The Gauntlet, The Titan or The Marathon. (20GS)
  • The Noisy Cartographer – Drive down every road in Britain. (20GS)
  • At One with the Car – Apply every Car Mastery available for a single car. (10GS)
  • Master of Many – Apply 50 Car Masteries. (20GS)
  • Accomplished Driver – Reach Level 20. (10GS)
  • Horizon Superstar – Gain Superstar Status by reaching Level 200. (50GS)
  • Reaping the Rewards – Complete a race of 3 or more laps at The Goliath in a Forza Edition Car. (20GS)
  • Tortoise and the Hare – Complete a PvP Showdown Race in an X class and a D class car. (20GS)
  • Hatch Me If You Can – Complete the Festival Drag Strip in a Hot Hatch in under 25 seconds. (20GS)
  • Record Breaker – Get 258mph on a Speed Trap in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. (20GS)
  • Ground Force – Get 3 stars at a Danger Sign in a vehicle from the Trucks Car Type. (20GS)
  • Coronation Trickin’ – Bank a Skill Chain of 195,300 or more points. (20GS)
  • Never Tell Me the Odds – Win a race in the Peel P50. (20GS)
  • Tame the Monster – Complete a race in an S1 class Rally Monster. (20GS)

Forza Horizon 4 glitches

UPDATE: This has since been patched so it no longer works!

You may want to avoid doing the following glitch because apparently you can be banned. You have been warned.

All you need to do is pair up with a friend who has the Goliath race, set it to the hardest difficulty and laps to 50 (both increase the rewards), then get one player to drive over the line and then the other (who is the host) quits.

The player who remained gets rewarded as if they completed the race. Do this again, but swap who quits and who remains so everyone gets a taste of the ridiculous credit and influence boost.

Fastest cars in Forza Horizon 4

I will be making a video of the fastest cars in Forza Horizon 4 for road racing, but I’ve already made videos of some of these cars separately and will be making more as part of my Ben VS Goliath YouTube video series.

Maserati MC12 FE

McLaren F1 GT

McLaren 720S PO