Forza Horizon 5, one of the best-rated games for Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC of the past year, expands its open world with the arrival of Hot Wheels, an expansion based on the eponymous brand of Mattel-owned scale toy cars. Hot Wheels is included in the Premium Edition ($99.99), the Premium Add-ons Pack ($49.99), and the Forza Horizon 5 Expansion Pack ($34.99). Separately, the DLC is priced at 19.99 euros.
The main novelty of Hot Wheels is Hot Wheels Park and its new biomes, “from the rocky Giant’s Canyon, the frozen tundra that drips in the molten lava in the Ice Cauldron, to the treetops that rise above the waterfalls in Forest Falls,” details Playground Games. It is a set of zones located under the Horizon Nexus, where the Horizon Festival is suspended between the interconnected tracks of Hot Wheels. We’re talking 130 miles of Hot Wheels tracks, some of which defy gravity while others have Speed Boost for an instant acceleration boost.
Other novelties are the Hot Wheels Academy, which presents a new progression system divided into five levels with rewards, events and missions associated with each one of them, and the Hot Wheels: A History of Speed campaign, which has five chapters that will allow walk through the history of Hot Wheels. Also, in the EventLab comes the Hot Wheels creation kit with more than 80 pieces of tracks and stunts that can be joined, while in the accessibility section features such as new FOV options, previously unreleased on console, are introduced. This option will not apply when driving through Mexico.
Lastly, we have a list of 9 cars included as part of the Hot Wheels content. They are the following:
2018 Chevrolet Hot Wheels COPO Camaro2012 Hot Wheels Bad to the Blade2013 Hot Wheels Baja Bone Shaker2000 Hot Wheels Deora II2021 Hennessey Venom F52019 Brabham BT622006 Mosler MT900 GT32020 SIERRA Cars #23 Yokohama ALPHASubaru WRX STI ARX Supercar