Mustang Dark Horse running across the bridge on a sunny, clear day
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This Decade’s Greatest Cars Gather Round in Modern Horizons!

17 June 2024- Playground Games
Now that flashback is over, it’s in with the new as Modern Horizons brings some of the greatest machines of our current decade. Technology, innovation, and a lot of power come to play as this series’ Festival Playlist Reward cars: the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse, 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N, 2021 Toyota GR Yaris, 2023 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S, and the 2023 KIA EV6 GT. 17 new EventLab props to create your dream highway are joining your collection complete with everything you need to create a modern motorway. Five icons from your favorite movies and TV shows for a spin across the Horizon Festival with the Universal Icons Car Pack available for purchase now. This series’ collectible item takes technology even further than we thought. Meet the Robot Collectible on the second week of the Festival Playlist. The 21st century shines on Horizon Festival in our latest update: Modern Horizons.
Mustang Dark Horse running across the bridge on a sunny, clear day

Release Notes and Game Fixes.


  • General performance and stability fixes


  • Fixed an issue with the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 where it wasn’t possible to tune the gear ratio while in stock configuration

You can find a list of issues we are currently investigating here. The Troubleshooting Hub is always open for you to leave any reports you have.

Your Way IS the Highway with New EventLab Props

There are some who will do anything to escape the traffic and mundane sensation of driving on a motorway.

Then there are others who replicate their daily commute or create new highways on their favorite games.

For this second group of people, we have added the latest 17 EventLab props that include everything you need to build a modern road.

This list of props includes:

Roads & Racing

  • Highway Pillars

  • Highway Short Curves

  • Lane Split

  • Junction

  • Lane Merge

  • Incline (medium & long)

  • Highway Roads (4 lanes & 2 lanes)

  • Short Highway Roads (4 lanes & 2 lanes)


  • Robot Collectible

Every highway piece features snapping functionality for easier attachment!

Festival Playlist.

Five cars aligned with their release dates on the left.

Modern wonders with an electric touch, muscle power, and maximum comfort make way as the Reward Cars available for each week of Modern Horizons and as a Series reward.

Can you unlock these future legendary vehicles?

2023 KIA EV6 GT

Earn 80 PTS during the Modern Horizons Festival Playlist to unlock as a Series Reward.

The 2023 KIA EV6 GT has the heart-and-home feel of an SUV that crosses the “GT” line on the sand to become a racing utility vehicle that’s as comfy as it is powerful.

Like a futuristic spaceship, EV6 GT features a green button on the steering wheel that unlocks its true power, transforming this changeling from urban driver into racing speedster able to go from 0 – 100 kmh in just 3.2 seconds using its surprising 576 bhp.

To keep you on your toes from the get-go, this KIA’s inside is adorned with racing interiors like the seats and trim, so even the tamest drives around the Festival will have the unique race-to-the-finish feel.

Did we mention it’s 4 wheel-drive and electric? Because it is and we love it.

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse

Earn 20 PTS during Week 1 “Summer” Season on the Modern Horizons Festival Playlist. Available from June 20 until June 27

Galloping to the Horizon Festival with crashing footfalls; it’s the latest, biggest, and meanest horse we have seen: the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse.

As soon as you pop this car’s hood you will be greeted with a very delightful badge, one that says “5.0”. The emblem is not there only for decoration, it’s to remind you of the massive 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated Coyote engine that drives this car forward and powers it with 500 horsepower.

6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive to get the complete muscle car experience and an updated braking system to excel its performance on the track as well

Enjoy the reckless charge of the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse!

2023 Hyundai iONIQ 5 N

Earn 20 PTS during Week 2 “Autumn” Season on the Modern Horizons Festival Playlist. Available from June 27 until July 4

The future has arrived. Looking like your regular Sunday-drive SUV, but hiding a potent powertrain and futuristic technology, the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is an auspice for cars to come.

The all-electric powertrain will put its 641 bhp to work and to make the 5 N vanish right in front of your eyes as it reaches 100 kmh from a standstill in 3.4 seconds.

This new iONIQ is a great outdoors partner with a smooth ride, tremendous power, and a minimalist interior design you’ll want to live in.

2021 Toyota GR Yaris

Earn 20 PTS during Week 3 “Winter” Season on the Modern Horizons Festival Playlist. Available from July 4 until July 11

Running on sheer force of vigor and with a willingness to take you from point A to point B in the least number of seconds possible, the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris is taking its shot as your new favorite hot hatch.

The GR is quite hot, actually: a daredevilish four-wheel drive system to make quick work of corners, a very eager 2.1-liter turbocharged engine that puts out 257 bhp, and a six-speed manual transmission to experience corner taking like a true champion built to smash the giants of the track.

Drive around the Horizon Festival in the new benchmark for modern hatchbacks and create your own special build of the versatile vehicle.

2023 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S

Earn 20 PTS during Week 4 “Spring” Season on the Modern Horizons Festival Playlist. Available from July 11 until July 15

Picture it: the echo of eons of Porsche's magnificent history added to modern electric technology and comfort of an all-wheel-drive SUV. You don’t have to imagine it anymore: it's the 2023 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S,: Porsche’s all-electric sports utility vehicle.

As the name implies, this Taycan shares a lot of aspects and components with its sedan counterpart. However, the electric SUV comes with two engines that output 750 horses as soon as you touch that pedal. You will cruise so comfortably inside; you’d probably forget that this vehicle can reach 100 kmh in just 2.4 seconds.

Porsche reaps the past by adding elements of its racing legacy into this model which perfectly contrasts with the new generation additions such as touch screens and, of course, the completely modern electric power train bringing the racing history of the brand into the modern era.

Universal Icons Car Pack

Five cars from different Universal franchises parked one in front of each other on a dirty road

From the big screen to your gaming monitor, these icons from your favorite movies and TV shows take the Horizon Festival for a retro revival!

Experience new adventures for K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, the Jurassic Park 1992 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, and all 3 versions of the Time Machine from the Back to the Future trilogy!

Time Machine from Back to the Future

Time Machine from Back to the Future with its lights on viewed from the back

The original Time Machine from Back to the Future has arrived at the Horizon Festival!

Lights and sounds similar to what you saw on the film will burst out of the car just when you hit 88 mph.

Time Machine from Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II's Time Machine rushing through a tarmac road next to orange-colored houses

Complete with the new Mr. Fusion attachment, the second iteration of the Time Machine will also be available on the Universal Icons Car Pack.

Just like the first Time Machine, this one will display unique effects once the classic 88 mph speed is met.

Time Machine from Back to the Future Part III

Time Machine featured in Back to the Future Part III driving on a dirt road in front of a mountain

Back to the Future’s Time Machine from the saga’s third instalment will be at your disposal in this Car Pack.

The driving experience of this Time Machine really sets it apart from the previous two versions, and of course, this one will also produce the iconic VFX of its movie counterpart when it reaches, you guessed it, 88 mph.

1992 Jeep Wrangler Sahara from Jurassic Park

Jeep Wrangler sitting on a grassy cliff staring into the Horizon

From Isla Nublar, the Horizon Festival welcomes Jurassic Park’s 1992 Jeep Wrangler Sahara.

Your vehicle of choice to race on the different off-roading courses in Mexico or to take on a cozy tour watching unusually large ancient reptiles.

K.I.T.T from Knight Rider

Knight Rider's K.I.T.T rushing through a desertic road with its iconic front red light turned on

Villains hidden across the Horizon Festival, beware! A muscle car powered by justice and artificial intelligence has arrived.

K.I.T.T also comes with a body kit (no pun intended) that allows it to activate Super Pursuit Mode!

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Car...

Lurking in the deepest corners of the Festival Playlist’s second week is an outfit so amazing nobody has been able to keep it in captivity. From the bottom of the ocean, get your character ready to wear the Shark Outfit--includes swim trunks and fins!

Complete Week 2 EventLab “Laderas Core” by PinHead Larry06 to unlock this exclusive outfit.

A Modern Construct to Add to Your Collection

BEEP BOOP BOP! Transmission confirmed. Location of the new collectible: unknown. Coolness level: the highest.

Modern Horizon’s second week Collectible event will give you the chance to find and smash.

You will also be able to add this automaton to your EventLab constructions in case you were looking for a futuristic theme or build a robotic scenario.

What’s Next

Time to slow things down and take a well-deserved breather!

Forza Horizon 5’s next update will feature a new Evolving World Coffee Shop, as well as new collectibles and clothing items, and, of course, new cars to unlock and collect!