Forza Horizon 3 Goes Gold; Achievements and Recommended PC Specs Announced

on August 30, 2016 11:40 AM

Today Playground Games announced that its open world racing game Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold, which in development lingo means that it’s finished and ready for its release on September 27th.

We also learn that Halo’s Warthog will also appear in the game, as you can see in the gallery and trailer at the bottom of the post. Not everyone will get it though, as you’ll need to have played Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Those who didn’t, will have a chance to earn it via a special via #Forzathon event in October.

The developers also announced the game’s achievements, which you can read below.

Name Description Gamerscore
Welcome to Your Horizon Open Festival with the first Showcase 10
You’re the Boss Upgrade the Festival for the first time 10
One of Us Win your first Exhibition race as Horizon Festival Boss 10
Stay on Target Get a gold medal from a Danger Sign 10
“Do you even… oh, you do” Get 3 Stars through a Drift Zone 10
You’re Hired! Hire a Drivatar into your Drivatar Line-Up 10
You’re Fired! Fill your Drivatar Line-Up and fire a Drivatar to make way for another 20
Racer’s Paradise Open a Festival in Surfers Paradise 20
First Time Buyer Visit the Autoshow and buy your first car 10
The Architect Create your first Blueprint 10
The Player Complete another player’s Exhibition Blueprint 10
Champ Win your first Championship 10
Tonight We Ride Win your first Street Race 10
I’ll Just Take This Now Win your first Midnight Battle 10
Street Racing Champion Win every Street Race and Midnight Battle 50
Like a Needle in The Outback Find your first Barn Find 10
Relic Hunter Restore all Barn Finds 20
Throwdown Create and complete your first Bucket List Blueprint. 10
Community Crusher Play 10 player created Bucket List Blueprints 20
Drive to the Music You Love Sign 4 Radio Stations to your Festival 10
Screaming through the Valley Open a Festival in Yara Valley 20
Bushcraft Open a Festival in The Outback 20
Maxed Out Fully upgrade a Festival site 20
YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS Perform 10 Festival Upgrades 20
Like a Boss Fully upgrade all Festival sites 20
Best. Horizon. Ever. Complete the Final Showcase 50
Exhibition Expert Complete an Exhibition at every race route in the game 20
Horizon Hardcore Complete a Championship at every race route in the game 30
Starstruck Get at least 1 star on any 50 PR Stunts 10
PR Superstar Get 3 stars on all PR Stunts 20
Eat My Dust Complete 10 races in a convoy 10
Got Ourselves a Convoy Convoy for a total of 100 miles 10
Life Complete Complete every Horizon Bucket List challenge 20
Drop in the Bucket Complete 5 Bucket List challenges 10
Who’s Hiding These? Smash all 150 reward boards 20
Backpacker Discover every beauty spot in the game 20
I Know These Roads Drive down every road in the game 20
This My Jam Take part in 5 Skill Songs 10
Perks of the Job Obtain a car from the Skill Shop 10
I Want It All Complete every page in the Skill Shop (excluding temporary perks) 25
Spoiler Alert Fit parts from Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk 10
5 Star Seller – A+++++ Sell 5 cars via the Auction House 10
Sniper Win a car in the Auction House by bidding on it 10
Welcome to Horizon Online Complete 5 online events across Adventure and Freeroam 10
Online Adventurer Complete 25 online events across Adventure and Freeroam 30
Bring a Friend Complete an event in Co-op 10
Road Buddy Complete 10 events in Co-op 20
Forzatographer Take a photo of 300 cars for Horizon Promo 20
Aussie Rules! Create and complete a Championship featuring only Australian cars 10
High Roller Spend 1 million Credits on a car 10
Fly Like A Regal Get 300ft on the airport Danger Sign using the Relaint Regal 10
Life’s a Drag Complete a drag race at the Airstrip in every Car Class 10
Endurance Hero Create an exhibition with 25 laps, dynamic time and weather, and complete it on Hard Drivatar Difficulty 20
This. Is. FORZA! Create and complete a Championship with 100+ miles of racing over 10 events 20
Ooh, Shiny! Obtain your first Horizon Edition car 20
Mini Boss Reach Level 20 10
Final Boss Reach Level 150 25
Staying Connected Visit the Forza Hub from the Pause Menu 10
Art Director Create a paint, setup a tune, and start your Horizon Promo career 10
Throw Your Weight Around Get a Gold Medal on a Drift Zone in a car weighing at least 2500kg 10
Forza First Win a race in the Lamborghini Centanario 20
Clever Girl! Get a 3 Stars on a Danger Sign, Drift Zone, Speed Trap and Speed Zone in the 2017 Ford Raptor. 10
Totally meant to do that… Perform a Barrel Roll in any Buggy 10
Underdog Get a Gold Medal in a C Class car 10

Last, but not least, we get the recommended specs for PC, with a promise of an update on wheel support coming in the future.

Recommended
CPU i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
GPU NVIDIA GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060
AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480
VRAM 4GB
RAM 12GB
Hard Drive Type HDD
Available Space 55 GB
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Windows Version Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.