Forza Horizon 3 is now finally out, and it may go down in history as one of the greatest racing games ever made- certainly, early indications are all that this game truly is fir fans of arcade racers, a genre that stands as criminally underserved right now.
Forza Horizon 3 presents players with an open world expanse that recreates Australia- and it brings together everything that arcade racing games have done over the last two decades, and wraps it up into one neat package. There’s so much to do, so much to unpack, that it can honestly become a bit overwhelming trying to keep track of it all. That’s where we come in with this guide. With this one stop Forza Horizon 3 guide, we will attempt to cover everything for you- from car upgrades to customization, from the fastest car in the game to the various locations (Danger Signs 3, Barn, XP Boards, Bonus Boards, Fast Travel and Beauty Spots), from trying to get unlimited and infinite XP (experience points), credits, money, wheelspins, skill points to leveling up faster, and of course, to getting some of the Achievements, this guide has it all.
Alright? Let’s get started.
Customization and Upgrades
Getting your car is only half the fun- the best part of the car owning experience in an arcade racer like Forza Horizon is decking your ride out, upgrading it, changing how it looks and sounds, and more. Car customization and tuning has been a big part of racing games ever since Need for Speed Underground burst onto the scene over a decade ago, and it continues to be big in Forza Horizon 3.
The two videos below will give you a tutorial of how the customization and upgrade mechanics work in the game, and then walk you through all the upgrades that are available.
Forza Horizon 3 is an open world- that means there’s a lot to see and do, and to give you incentive to explore the lovingly crafted rendition of Australia, the developers have littered the maps with all sorts of objectives for you to accomplish.
At first you might just stumble upon a few of these- but chances are, once you do, you’re going to get obsessed with trying to track down all these locations, and all the objectives that are sprayed across the map. To help you scratch that OCD itch, we’ve got full video guides below.
Danger Signs 3 Stars Guide
There’s a whole host of Danger Signs on the map, and you can get 3 stars for tackling them, depending on just how stylish, bold, and outrageously reckless you are. The video below shows you just where all the Danger Signs on the map are, and how to get 3 stars on every one of them.
There are 15 barns hidden across the map in Forza Horizon 3– and the video below helps you to track down all of them. You even get an Achievement for doing so!
There are over one hundred XP boards hidden all over Forza Horizon 3‘s map- boards that once you break with your car, net you a whole lot of XP (which is always a good thing). The videos below help you find every last one of them.
There are also 150 Bonus Boards for you to track down- and doing so nets you an Achievement! The video below helps you find every last one of the 150 Bonus Boards hidden across the game’s map.
What would an open world be without fast travel? Having the entire expanse of Australia to go through is well and good, but sometimes, you don’t want to drive across the wilderness, and you just want to get from one place to another as soon as possible. That’s where Fast Travel comes in. Fast Travel in Forza Horizon 3 is governed by the discovery of Fast Travel boards- the videos below will help you find all so that there is no part of the map that’s not within immediate reach for you.
Beauty Spots are exactly what their name suggests they are- really beautiful spots. You’re going to want to find all of them, mostly because they’re really pretty (and a great showcase for the jaw dropping graphics of the game). You can use the guide below to track down the ones you haven’t found yet.
Fastest Car In Forza Horizon 3 – 456 kmph (286 mph):
So the open world is all well and good, but you know what the real point of a racing game is, right? It’s racing. And you know what you need to do to win a race, right? You need to have the fastest car. And with a top speed of 465 km/h (that is, 286 mi/h), the 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport is the fastest car in Forza Horizon 3. You can check out the videos below for more information on this highly vaunted car.
Unlimited And Infinite Credits, Money, Skill Points, Wheelspins and Experience Points (XP) :
Forza Horizon 3 has a whole lot of currencies and ‘things’ for the player to try and collect. There’s the standard collection of objectives peppered all over the world map, sure, but you get rewarded for everything you do in the game by getting credits or XP- which means having more of them is good, right?
Right. That’s where we come in with these video guides, which will show you how to maximize your XP, credits, and more, in totally legal ways. No unfair exploits from us.
How To Level Up Faster:
Another thing that you want to stay on top of in the game is your level- specifically, you want it to be as high as possible as soon as possible. Good for you, this video below shares some general tips and tricks to do just that.
Achievements And Trophy Guide:
Welcome to Your Horizon
Celebrate opening your Horizon Festival site by putting on a spectacular Showcase.
You’re the Boss
Expand your Horizon Festival for the first time.
One of Us
Win your first Exhibition Race as Horizon Festival Boss.
Stay on Target
Get 3 Stars on a Danger Sign.
“Do you even… oh, you do” Get 3 Stars on a Drift Zone.
Hire a Drivatar for your Drivatar Lineup.
You’re Fired! Fill your Drivatar Lineup and fire a Drivatar to make way for another.
Open a Festival in Surfers Paradise.
First Time Buyer Visit the Autoshow and buy your first car.
Win your first championship.
Tonight We Ride Win your first Street Race.
Blueprint and complete an exhibition.
Complete another player’s Exhibition Blueprint.
I’ll Just Take This Now
Win your first Midnight Battle.
Like a Needle in The Outback
Find your first Barn Find.
Restore all Barn Finds.
Create and complete your first Bucket List Blueprint.
Play 10 player-created Bucket List Blueprints.
Drive to the Music You Love
Sign 4 Radio Stations to your Festival.
Screaming through the Valley
Open a Festival in Yarra Valley.
Open a Festival in The Outback.
Fully upgrade a Festival site.
YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS
Perform 10 Festival Upgrades.
Like a Boss
Fully upgrade all Festival sites.
Best. Horizon. Ever.
Complete the Final Showcase.
Eat My Dust
Complete 10 Convoy Races.
Got Ourselves a Convoy
Convoy for a total of 100 miles.
Complete every Horizon Bucket List challenge.
Drop in the Bucket
Complete 5 Bucket List challenges.
Who’s Hiding These?
Smash all 150 reward boards.
I Know These Roads
Drive down every road in Australia.
This My Jam
Take part in 5 Skill Songs.
Perks of the Job
Obtain a car from the Skill Shop.
I Want It All
Complete every page in the Skill Shop (excluding temporary perks).
5 Star Seller – A+++++
Sell 5 cars via the Auction House.
Win a car in the Auction House, then add it to your garage.
Welcome to Horizon Online
Complete 5 online events across Adventure and Freeroam.
Complete 25 online events across Adventure and Freeroam.
Bring a Friend
Complete an event in Co-op Campaign.
Complete 10 events in Co-op Campaign.
Take a photo of 300 cars for Horizon Promo.
Create and complete a championship featuring only Australian cars.
Spend 1 million Credits on a car.
Fly Like a Regal
Jump 300ft on the airport Danger Sign using the Reliant Supervan.
Life’s a Drag
Complete a drag race at the Airstrip in every Car Class.
Obtain your first Horizon Edition car.
Visit the Forza Hub from the Pause Menu.
Reach Level 20.
Reach Level 150.
This. Is. FORZA!
Create and complete a Championship with 100+ miles of racing over 10 events.
Create an Exhibition with 25 laps with rolling time of day and complete it against Pro Drivatars.
Complete an Exhibition at every race route in the game.
Complete a championship starting at every race route in the game.
Create a Paint, setup a Tune, and start your Horizon Promo career.
Fit parts from Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk.
Street Racing Champion
Win every Street Race and Midnight Battle.
Earn at least 1 star on 50 different PR Stunts.
Get 3 stars on all PR Stunts.
Throw Your Weight Around
Get 3 Stars on a Drift Zone in a car weighing at least 2500kg.
Discover every beauty spot in the game.
Win a race in the Lamborghini Centenario.
Get 3 Stars on 5 different PR Stunts in the 2017 Ford Raptor.
Totally meant to do that…
Perform a Barrel Roll in any Buggy.
Get 3 Stars at a PR Stunt in a C Class car.
Note: This guide will be updated if we find more about information about the game.