Today, over on the Xbox Wire, Microsoft announced that the Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is coming to PC and Xbox One on December 13th, and bringing with it a Forza first – snow, ice, extreme elevations and blizzards.
Set amidst extreme alpine settings, players will explore a snowy mountain playground with eight new vehicles and in brand new race events that have been specifically created for mountain racing. Further, the expansion will come with a new set of 28 achievements, totaling 500 Gamerscore points.
Here’s an official overview of the game’s new race events, as well as the game’s setting:
Become King of the Mountain
This brand-new campaign challenges players to compete in a series of thrilling events with the ultimate goal of becoming the King of the Mountain. With more than 50 new events and challenges to compete in, the expansion tests drivers’ skills across extreme weather and brand new race types, including Hill Climb, Descent and Blizzard race events. In addition, players will be able to take part in new Bucket List, Blueprint and Rivals events, as well as earn 28 new Xbox Live Achievements worth 500 Gamerscore points (head over to ForzaMotorsport.net for the full list of Achievements).
Explore a New Alpine Playground
Blizzard Mountain is a mountain paradise for car fans, full of adventurous terrain and challenging driving conditions. New areas like the extreme sports snow park and a massive frozen lake make this the ultimate snowy playground for players’ favorite vehicles. In addition, players will find bonus boards to smash, beauty spots to enjoy, and a brand new hidden Barn Find vehicle.
As mentioned above, Blizzard Mountain also introduces eight brand new vehicles. In addition, when exploring Blizzard Mountain, players will be able to choose snow tire upgrades for any of the vehicles found in Forza Horizon 3, meaning you will be to use them in the expansion.
Here are the eight new vehicles:
- 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX
- 1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck
- 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4
- 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B
- 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept
- 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck
- 2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car
- A new hidden Barn Find vehicle
The Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is available separately or as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, which gives players discounted access to two expansions for $34.99. Ultimate Edition owners receive a $10 discount on the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass if purchased before the end of 2016. A price point for the expansion as a standalone purchase was not revealed.