While the snow may be the furtherest thing from Aussie minds in the midst of a heat wave, the new Blizzard Mountain expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is here to cool you down. The latest expansion adds snow, ice and blizzard conditions (day and night) to race through the snowy elevations of Australia. There’s no snow chains, but you’ll definitely want to strap on a set of snow tires to have any hope of finishing first.
The visuals are absolutely gorgeous, as we’ve now become expectant of Forza Horizon 3, but perhaps even better than the environments, is the fact you’ll now get the chance to race Ken Block’s Ford Focus RS RX. This is the car from GYMKHANA 9 with its incredibly unique livery, and also the car Block races in the Rallycross category.
If you ponied up for a new Xbox One S and have a HDR compatible TV, you’ll get to test out that high dynamic range capability which makes Blizzard Mountain look even better. HDR allows you to see detail in the beautiful snow-covered terrain, 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.
Blizzards add to the challenge by reducing visibility, but also, are a thing of beauty, as you to see the sparkling detail of each falling snowflake in the unique glow in your headlights.
If you already have the expansion pack, you’ll get to download Blizzard Mountain for free, if you’re more of a casual gamer, then you’ll be up for $29.95.