Hype: Forza Horizon 3 “Blizzard Mountain” Expansion DLC Dropped Today

Today it officially started snowing in Australia!  Well, the virtual version of Australia anyway… The “Blizzard Mountain” expansion for Forza Horizon 3 officially dropped today on Xbox Live and the DLC adds a whole new snowy area of the Horizon festival to play on.   In additional to expanding the game’s map, Blizzard Mountain brings three new game modes (Hill Climb, Decent, and Blizzard race) and 7 new cars including:

  • 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX
  • 1966 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck
  • 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4
  • 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B
  • 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept
  • 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck
  • 2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car

There is also a “mystery barn find” hidden somewhere in the frozen playground so really there are 8 cars included in this expansion.  If you want to pick it up now it can be bought as a standalone item for $19.99 or if you would rather get this expansion and the next one coming up coughcoughPorschecoughcough then you can buy the expansion pass on sale for the next 10 days for $24.99.  After that the pass will go back to its normal $34.99 price, which is still a decent deal.

You can watch the official trailer for Blizzard Mountain below and get a little more info in the press release below that.


Press Release:

“Forza Horizon 3’s” Blizzard Mountain Expansion Is Here!

Ready for a frozen adventure? Well, the wait is over, because the Blizzard Mountain Expansion for “Forza Horizon 3” is here! Available today in the Microsoft Store as a standalone purchase or included as part of the “Forza Horizon 3” Expansion Pass, Blizzard Mountain invites players to the snowy elevations of a brand new playable area of “Forza Horizon 3’s” Australia. This is a place where speedy vehicles are welcome, ice and blizzard conditions are the norm, and snow tires are heartily recommended.

For players on Xbox One S with HDR-ready hardware Blizzard Mountain is a visual treat. HDR allows you to see detail in the beautiful snow-covered terrain of Blizzard Mountain like never before thanks to the expanded contrast range available on the Xbox One S. Together with HDR, our physics-based rendering system ForzaTech brings even more accuracy to the experience, with sunlight bouncing off the snow and the ice, and frozen lakes glistening under the mountain’s all-new Australian winter skies, all immersing you in a completely authentic winter wonderland.

A big part of the fun with Blizzard Mountain is the amazing roster of new cars and trucks coming to the game, each of which have been hand-picked to provide maximum fun in the extreme elevations and challenging weather conditions that can only be found on the mountain. Be sure to check out Xbox Wire to learn more about each of the new cars joining the roster.

To celebrate the launch of the Blizzard Mountain expansion for “Forza Horizon 3,” we’re hosting a day-long stream showing off the best of what the mountain has to offer over on the official Forza Beam channel, where we’ll be playing the expansion, checking out all the cool new cars and trucks, and answering your questions along the way. Time to enjoy the snow!


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