Xbox gamers, buckle up! Forza Horizon 5 kick-starts thrilling 'Day of the Dead' update spiced up with new cars, challenges, achievements & more, garnished with Mexican theme love.

Forza Horizon 5's Rollicking 'Day of the Dead' Update

Si señoras y señores, the streets and highways of Mexico in the digital realm of Forza Horizon 5 are currently bursting with marigolds, skulls, and lively festivities. Yes, you read that right! The much-loved racing game has just released its latest "Day of the Dead" or "Día de Muertos" update, and it is LIVE on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Game Pass. So grab the controller and fasten your seatbelt, as there’s a hell lot of virtual driving to do!

While the developers at Forza Horizon are known to stuff their updates like a mouthwatering taco, this one is strutting around like a flamenco dancer, boasting of the franchise's most requested car ever. Spoiler alert: You're probably not guessing right! It's the chariot of every Mexican commoner, the 2010 Nissan Tsuru. Yes, amigos, the epitome of everyday commuting in Mexico is now swerving around in the digital realm of Horizon 5. How exciting is that?

But that's not all! The streets are not just bustling with Mexican sedans. The latest update reveals a treasure trove of new inclusions. Be it new Festival Playlist challenges or unlocking a new collection of vroom-vrooms such as the 2023 Meyers Manx 2.0, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, or the 1951 Porsche 356 SL, there's no shortage of excitement. Not to forget the fancy bonus of Forza Motorsport Race Suits and Día De Muertos outfits, to ensure that your digital avatar is looking as snazzy as your ride.

Looks like the developers decided to add a bit of a spectacle too— there’s even a Día De Muertos Drone Show for you to enjoy. And if you're a fan of mariachi music, well, there's a Tank Mariachi collectible to get your hands on! In addition to these giggles, the patch notes also present a long list of bug fixes and changes, ranging from fixing missing ASL/BSL videos in some Horizon stories to correcting the placement of drivers in certain car models.

The whole update oozes a delightful Mexican flavour, painting Mulegé in a fresh light and offering gamers the chance to embrace the local culture while performing gravity-defying drifts with the new Drift Cam. The update is rich, detailed, and teeming with cultural charm.

All this magic comes alive starting October 12th, but there’s a secret sauce! The download is available NOW. So why wait? Let's ganar la carrera (win the race) to see who explores the full spectrum of this festive update first. The virtual Mexican lanes in Forza Horizon 5 are now more vibrant, thrilling, and soaked in festival frenzy.

Looking at the countless exciting features this update packs, there's one thing we can conclude - Forza Horizon is not simply playing the game; they’re changing it! So, Xbox gamers, time to switch on the consoles, rev up those engines, and immerse yourselves in an unforgettable celebration of life and death, the Mexican way! But remember, in the words of the legendary Mario Andretti, "If everything under control, you’re not driving fast enough". Enjoy the ride, amigos!

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Adam Devine

Hey, it's Adam Devine here! When I'm not out and about, you can bet I'm either casting a line, hoping for the biggest catch, or lounging at home, delivering some epic fatalities in Mortal Kombat. Life's all about the thrill of the catch and the perfect combo move. Whether I'm battling fish or virtual foes, it's all in a day's fun for me. Let's get reel and play on!

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