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Forza Horizon 3 gets chilly with Blizzard Mountain expansion next month

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Forza Horizon 3 isn’t just one of the best games of the year – it’s likely one of the greatest racing games ever made. It’s unique blend of open world racing with set-piece events, massive car libraries and gorgeous locales cement it as a title that will likely stand the test of time. And while the Australian outback was an interesting backdrop to the action this year, Playground is toying around with news ideas for the expansions. Like Blizzard Mountain, for example.

Teased a few weeks ago and now officially revealed as of yesterday, Blizzard Mountain is the first of a few Forza Horizon 3 expansions that will add a host of new content to the game. Much like Horizon 2 expansions, it seems Blizzard Mountain will open up an entirely standalone area for players to explore, this time plunging you into an icy, snow-ridden playground for you to mess around in. Given that the rest of the game is drenched in gorgeous sunlight, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to seamlessly transition between the two.

And while you’ll be able to bring your favourite wheels to the new area, Playground are injecting a few more into the mix that take full advantage of the conditions. This year’s Ford Focus Gymkhana is one of them (Ken Block not included), while other standouts such as the Group B Lancia Delta S4 make up the new seven vehicles available for purchase. They’ll sit alongside a whole 50 new events, and even one new Barn find to head to first.

It’s a healthy helping of content that is sure to get fans still playing the game excited at the prospect of even more to discover. I’ve fallen off the Horizon 3 wagon in the last few weeks, but the idea of shredding through some thick icy terrain at blisteringly fast speeds is just too tantalising to pass up. Blizzard Mountain is out on December 13th – which is right around the corner.

Last Updated: November 29, 2016


  1. Bring it to pc!


    • Fox1 - Retro

      November 29, 2016 at 11:52

      Horizon 3 is on PC 😉


      • Captain JJ

        November 29, 2016 at 12:18

        Windows Store doesn’t count! XD


        • Matthew Holliday

          November 29, 2016 at 13:21

          Also waiting for more news on the whole “microsoft in talks with steam” and “we are looking towards 3rd party integration”


          • Captain JJ

            November 29, 2016 at 13:25

            Yea man. If it were on Steam I’d buy it in a heartbeat, but the Windows Store is Ravenholm.
            However, if they pull crap like Rockstar and Uplay, still needing an EXTRA damn client on the side, then they might as well bring back Games For Windows Live.

          • Matthew Holliday

            November 29, 2016 at 13:33

            Games for windows live was just cancerous, dont even joke about that man.
            Id be pretty salty if they brought out their own client(would atleast prefer it over the app) but Id only use it for one game, so I could play it and just uninstall when Im done with it. Im okay with hitting “forgot password” once every few years.

            but with their games being through so many different publishers, I dont see that happening. Theyll use the publishers platforms.
            IF it actually gets anywhere.

          • Captain JJ

            November 29, 2016 at 13:41

            “hitting forget password” – we all know this 😀 With me it’s with Rockstar’s Social Club.
            I really hope we see some of those games outside the Windows Store. I can’t imagine them being too stubborn to realise their loss in sales by keeping it Windows Store only.

  2. Andre Fourie

    November 29, 2016 at 11:36

    I have friends that love Forza. Me, meh. I guess If you like racing games this must be awesome.


    • Lord Chaos

      November 29, 2016 at 11:43

      As far as racing games go, Forza is amazing. Fun game when you have people over.


      • miaau

        November 29, 2016 at 12:26

        But Horizon, not Motorsport I find.


        • Matthew Holliday

          November 29, 2016 at 13:23

          100% agreed.
          Track racers are a dime a dozen. Literally.
          Open world, have fun, enjoyable for high tier, enjoyable for casuals, mod your cars like its NFS underground.
          Good stuff.


    • Original Heretic

      November 29, 2016 at 11:55

      Even as someone who doesn’t normally enjoy racing games, I love the Forza Horizon games. They are amazing.


  3. Fox1 - Retro

    November 29, 2016 at 11:54

    The BEST racing game of the year.


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