Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels expansion pack officially revealed, July 19

The Hot Wheels expansion pack for Forza Horizon 5 has been officially revealed and will launch on July 19.

Forza Motorsport wasn’t the only Forza game to be showcased during the Xbox and Bethesda presentation, as Playground Games has officially revealed the Hot Wheels expansion coming to the game next month.

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The Hot Wheels expansion trailer showed that there was a greater focus on speed than in the base game, which was later confirmed by a blog post on Xbox Wire, “The New Horizon Hot Wheels Park has some of the fastest and most extreme tracks ever in a Horizon game, including more than 200 kilometers (or about 125 miles for our non-metric friends) of twisty, looping iconic orange track.”


The blog post also confirmed that the Hot Wheels expansion will feature open-world elements as well as new gameplay additions like magnets, ice, water channels, and rumble tracks. It will also include four new biomes, including Giant’s Canyon, Ice Cauldron, Forest Falls, and Horizon Nexus.

Another feature that will be introduced in Hot Wheels expansions is buildable maps. The blog post reveals that players can “design, build, and share their own Hot Wheels adventure with over 80 distinct, snap-together track pieces.”

The Hot Wheels expansion pack is one of the few things from the Xbox and Bethesda showcase that leaked before it could be officially revealed. Earlier in the week, the Forza Horizon 5 Steam page revealed details about the expansion, including key art confirming it’s another Hot Wheels crossover. This was assumed to be the case before the game launched, thanks to some Hot Wheels toys made in conjunction with Forza Horizon.

Forza Horizon is well known for its expansion pack crossovers. Forza Horizon 4 featured a crossover with Lego that gave everything a blocky makeover and was even added into The Lego Movie’s song “Everything is Awesome”. This isn’t the first time Forza Horizon has teamed up with Hot Wheels either, as one of Forza Horizon 3’s expansion packs also focused on the iconic line of toy cars.

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