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Update: Free Launch-Day DLC Cars In Forza Horizon 2

by Matthew Kato on Sep 16, 2014 at 04:14 AM

Update: Microsoft has just confirmed the Launch Bonus Car Pack DLC, as well as the game's Car Pass and VIP programs.

The VIP program ($19.99 regular or $9.99 for Forza 5 VIP members) gets you exclusive cars, a 2x in-game reward accelerator, in-game gifts, invites to exclusive game events, recognition in the game, and a discount on any other offers that include VIP membership.

The Car Pass ($24.99) gets you six monthly DLC packs of five DLC cars starting in October. You'll also get the 2010 Noble M600. 


Original Story: Cars are like currency in Forza Horizon 2, and Microsoft looks to start you out with a little something in your pocket. The Launch Bonus Car Pack is free DLC featuring eight cars to get you started.

CVG found the DLC in the Xbox One store, and as of the time of this writing it's still there (and downloadable at 10.85 MB) even though the game doesn't come out until September 30.

The Launch Bonus Car Pack includes:

  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
  • 1956 Ford F-100
  • 2003 Ford Focus RS
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 1993 Renault Clio Williams
  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT

These cars are different ones than recently announced for the game's Forza Rewards program.

We've contacted Microsoft for more details on the DLC, and will update this story if we hear anything relevant.

[Source: CVG]


Our Take:
This looks like a fun assortment of entry-level cars; including the useful offroad Land Rover. You won't be able to resell them for much in the game, but it's something.