Donut Media Arrives in Forza Horizon 5 on November 8

Forza Horizon 5 & Donut Media colab 6 photos
Photo: Playground Games
Forza Horizon 5 Donut Media update1946 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon1953 Morris Minor Series II Traveler1965 Morris Mini-Traveller2020 Lynk & Co #62 Cyan Racing 03
The next major update for Forza Horizon 5 is upon us, which gives us just enough time to talk about the most interesting vehicles you’ll be able to get starting next week and what events are scheduled for the next month or so.
But before that, it’s worth noting that Forza Horizon 5’s next update is bringing Donut Media to the game. The American automotive content brand, known mainly for its YouTube channel and online merchandise store, will be added to Forza Horizon 5 in the form of a new Horizon Story, which will be available to play from November 10.

However, ahead of the new Festival Playlist series and the arrival of the Donut Media crew, Forza Horizon 5 players will be getting the next update come November 8 on Xbox and PC. The update will introduce not just new vehicles and a new Horizon Story but also new gameplay features and many visual and performance improvements.

For example, new resolution scaling options for NVIDIA DLSS Super Resolution, NVIDIA DLAA and AMD FSR 2.2, as well as enhanced DirectX Raytracing pre-sets for PC players, will be added. Also, cars will now be sorted alphabetically in the “Car Type” section when players are browsing their Garage in the “My Cars” interface.

Additionally, Playground Games has confirmed that Horizon Origins will no longer prompt players to set a route when starting the game or traveling from Hot Wheels Park to Mexico. Players will notice that improvements to localize VOs in Horizon Stories have been made, as well.

1953 Morris Minor Series II Traveler
Photo: Playground Games
The new Horizon Story featuring the Donut Media crew will have James and Nolan on standby to provide radio comms as players take on a series of challenges that test their car building and driving skills on the Donut Media Test Track, specifically built for this Horizon Story. This is where you’ll be able to upgrade and test drive cars with the single goal of turning a classic muscle into a rally vehicle.

Three rides will be available to choose from on the Donut Media Test Track: 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R, 1993 Nissan 240 SX SE, and 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM.

Furthermore, once the update is released on November 8, players will be able to upgrade their favorite cars with the return of Rocket Bunny widebody kits. No less than 21 Rocket Bunny kits will be available to drivers at the Autoshow, which can be fitter on the following rides:

  • 1997 BMW M3
  • 2005 BMW M3
  • 1992 Honda NSX-R
  • 2003 Honda S2000
  • 2015 Lexus RC F
  • 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 1997 Mazda RX-7 (features 2 Rocket Bunny widebody kits)
  • 1993 Nissan 240SX SE
  • 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
  • 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z
  • 1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K's
  • 1994 Nissan Silvia K's
  • 1998 Nissan Silvia K's Aero
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
  • 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ
  • 2013 Toyota 86
  • 1992 Volkswagen Golf GTI 16v Mk2
  • 2014 Volkswagen Golf R

As far as the new Festival Playlist events, every week Donut Media will bring themed Seasonal Championships and Weekly Forzathon Challenges to the game, including Pop Up Headlight races, Money Pip Miata races, HiLow Fairlady races, Up to Speed challenges, and more.

2020 Lynk & Co #62 Cyan Racing 03
Photo: Playground Games
In addition to car rewards, Donut Media-themed clothing and Forza LINK chat phares can be unlocked, while smashable donuts can be collected alongside Mexico’s high-speed motorway.

Clothing Items
  • Donut Media Leaf Cap
  • Donut Media Grey Hoodie
  • Donut Media Black Jumper
  • Donut Media HRSPRS Relaxed Tee
  • Donut Media Black Cap
  • Donut Media Modern Race Helmet
  • Donut Media Black Bomber Jacket
  • Donut Media Yellow Relaxed Tee

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Last but not least, a bunch of new and returning cars will be available to unlock in the Donut Media Festival Playlist: 2020 Lynk & Co #62 Cyan Racing 03, 1965 Morris Mini-Traveller, 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon, and 1953 Morris Minor Series II Traveler.

Although these are all the details revealed by Playground Games, the developer did say that this is only just the beginning of its collaboration with Donut Media, which means we should expect more similarly themed events coming in 2023.
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