Today, Forza Horizon 5 receives a new update that brings a number of improvements to the game’s “Horizon Open” multiplayer mode. Custom Racing is the most significant innovation, as it allows you to define a broad range of criteria before matching up with other online racers. Horizon Open will also have its own progression system, with players collecting badges for completing objectives and competing in online races. More information about Custom Racing and the new badge system can be found below.
Horizon Open Custom Racing
Horizon Open introduces Custom Racing, which allows you to find like-minded individuals based on your preferred racing characteristics, such as PI class and race type. Horizon Open will also have a new stand-alone advancement mechanism. Open Racing, Drifting, Playground Games, and Custom Racing will all be affected. For The Eliminator, it doesn’t count, and we’ll be relocating this game mode from Horizon Open to the Online option in the pause menu.
Beginning with Series 6, all XP earned in Horizon Open counts toward both the regular player level and the new Horizon Open level. Each level has an XP goal, which you can see on the Horizon Open tile with forthcoming goodies. On the post-race screen, you’ll also see a new additional XP bar for your Horizon Open level.
Badges are a new reward type in Horizon Open that may be acquired by completing special tasks or by leveling up. These display a small colored icon beside your Gamertag in Horizon Life Free Roam, race standings, and Leaderboards. Complete challenges to earn new Badges and spend them in the dedicated Badges menu under the Campaign header. We’re also adding a new Horizon Open Leaderboard, which shows your total Horizon Open XP and allows you to compare your XP gained with your friends and the rest of the Forza community.
You may read the complete, unabridged patch notes to learn about every problem fix and adjustment included in the Forza Horizon 5 “Series 6” release. Right here.