Forza Horizon 3 gets crazy Hot Wheels expansion

Ben Parfitt
Forza Horizon 3 gets crazy Hot Wheels expansion

The second expansion for Forza Horizon 3 offers a very different prospect to the game’s first DLC.

It’s called Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels and, as the name suggests, draws on the licensed toys for what looks to be some delightfully silly and over-the-top escapades. It introduces six new off-coast islands to the game which are all interconnected by Hot Wheels style kit tracks that are hundreds of feet off the ground.

“This expansion lets players travel to a brand-new location in Australia, a place where lazy Sunday drives are replaced by insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks,” the press release reads. “Starring famous Hot Wheels vehicles like the Twin Mill, the Rip Rod, and the Bone Shaker, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels promises an automotive adventure unlike anything in Forza history.

“This is stunt driving at its most extreme, where you can master tracks by performing brand new Hot Wheels skills that make use of boost pads, high-bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps, and even giant mechanical dinosaurs. If you’re looking to get creative, check out the new Stunt Swap feature to modify stunt track sections and dare your friends to try them.”

Also joining the new car lineup is the 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang, 2016 Jeep Trailcat, 2016 Zenvo ST1, 2007 Toyota Hilux Arctic Trucks AT38, 2010 Pagani Zonda R and 1972 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T E49.

The Hot Wheels will be released on both Xbox One and PC on May 9th. For those who are interested in such things, it also offers 28 new Achievements worth 500 Gamerscore.

An update for the game will be released on the same day that promises “significant” improvements for Windows 10 players such as “improved new support for numerous popular driving wheels, improved CPU performance and additional graphical options”.

The game’s first DLC pack was called Blizzard Mountain. It introduced snowy vistas to normally sunny game, and gave players the chance to race on frozen lakes.

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Tags: Microsoft , pc , dlc , Xbox One , hot wheels , Forza Horizon 3

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