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Update: Forza Horizon 2 DLC & Rewards Program Only For Xbox One

by Matthew Kato on Oct 07, 2014 at 07:02 AM

Update: Forza Horizon 2 players on the Xbox 360 will not get any of the DLC car packs that have started to roll out for the Xbox One version (the first one – the Mobile 1 pack – is listed below), nor benefit from the Forza Rewards program.

A blog post in the Forza forums from Brian Ekberg, community manager at Turn 10 for the Forza franchise reads:

I've seen a lot of questions from community members about certain features and functionality on the Xbox 360 version of the game, including questions regarding DLC and Forza Rewards for the 360 version of the game. To clarify: We are currently planning to release DLC only for the Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 2. Also, Forza Rewards benefits are only available in the Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 2. This means that Xbox 360 players will not receive Forza Rewards credits or cars. In addition, progress in the 360 version of Forza Horizon 2 does not count towards your Forza Rewards Tier Level score. Only progress in the Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 2 will count towards your overall Forza Score (and Tier Level) in Forza Rewards.

[Source: Turn 10]

Original Story: Microsoft and Playground Games have announced the Mobil 1 Car Pack – the first DLC installment of cars for Forza Horizon 2.

The cars (listed below) go for $5, but are free if you've purchased the game's Car Pass. 

A sixth car – the BMW M5 is a bonus car that will be added for all players for free.

Here are the cars, complete with descriptions straight from Microsoft.

  • 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
    Jaguar's new king of the hill represents a full commitment to performance. To wit: The F-Type R Coupe features the most horsepower in any Jaguar ever built, the most rigid chassis ever, and a visceral driving experience that harkens back to the vigor of the Jags of the late 1960s. Hydro-formed aluminum makes the body stiff yet lightweight; a direct injected, supercharged V-8 delivers astounding power, and torque that is transferred to the road surface with precision. Give the growl from the F-Type R's exhaust a listen and you'll know that this is a beast you'll love to tame.
  • 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
    The term high-performance SUV represents an anomaly. Why would you take something that is designed to be off-road capable and make it something fun to take to the track? The answer: Because you can. One drive in the new Grand Cherokee SRT will not only make you stop asking such silly questions, it will have you singing this powerful vehicle's praises. After all, what's not to like about upwards of 450 horsepower, incredible Hemi-powered torque, and a specially designed chassis that will have you quickly forgetting you are driving an SUV at all. Sure the SRT version of the Grand Cherokee is all-wheel-drive, and it can tow big things, but if that's why you bought it you're missing the point. This is a track day car for the whole family to enjoy.
  • 2013 Renault Clio RS 200
    You want a snappy hot hatch with an extra pair of doors to throw around? Renault has got you covered in the Clio RS 200. The RS 200 features ample torque way down low from a quickly spooling turbo and just enough stiffness to make any apex look inviting. That, and a whole lot of distinctive Renault lines, come together in this alluring five-door. Flared fenders, vivacious curves, and nearly 200 bhp – hence the "200" in "RS 200" – are packaged neatly and raring to go. This car may be designed to run about town, but what it really wants to do is straighten out any curve it encounters.
  • 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16v
    The third-generation Scirocco brought a new level of performance to the Giugiaro-designed two-plus-two. Adding to the strong base of the excellent chassis shared with the original hot hatch, the Volkswagen GTI, the Scirocco now sported a few extra valves per cylinder. The resultant 124 horsepower made the Scirocco 16V the most powerful VW ever and with an RPM redline that rivaled the highest-revving Ferrari V8's of the era, it was a screamer. To accentuate the role, VW dressed the body with a full kit including fender flares and a functional rear window-splitting spoiler. Sixteen-valve engines were all the rage in the late 1980s, but VW's 1.8-liter engine was particularly advanced. Volkswagen ran with 10.0:1 compression, hydraulic lifters, sodium-filled exhaust valves, and oil injectors to keep the pistons cool. With the heart to run against the best the other German marques offered at twice the price, the Scirocco 16V did not disappoint.
  • 1957 Maserati 300 S
    For some, the Maserati 300 S is what motorsports in the 1950s was all about. As the main challenger to the Ferraris of the era in the World Sportscar Championships, the 300 S saw the talents of legendary drivers like Juan-Manuel Fangio, Carroll Shelby, and Stirling Moss employed behind the wheel. The four-speed manual gear box and 3.0-liter, 260 horsepower engine is capable of a top speed of 175 mph and a 0-60 time of around 4.2 seconds. The 300 S is expensive but, with classic looks and great performance, you probably won't mind.
  • 1988 BMW M5
    In the 1980s, you might have been forgiven for thinking that BMWs were simply status symbols for affluent yuppies. But by 1984 (or, in North America, 1988), that had all changed with the introduction of the M5. Even today, the second 5-Series tuned by BMW's M-Division (the first was the E12-series M535i of the late 1970s) makes a formidable first impression. With all of the trim blacked-out (including the window surrounds), and particularly when painted a deep black, "sinister" and "purposeful" are accurate descriptions. More important than how it looks is how it drives, and that story starts under the hood. BMW plucked the high-performance M88 inline six cylinder from its stable of high-performance engines. The twin-cam M88 was developed for the M1 supercar, and in the M5 it produces 286 horsepower out of 3.5 liters with the help of six individual throttle bodies for incredible throttle response (and a wonderful intake roar). It's a motor that thrives on revs, with peak power right around redline, so keep your momentum up at the exits-a technique assisted by the M5's improved anti-roll bars and a trick self-leveling suspension system. While the M5 founded a dynasty of mid-size Bavarian super-sport sedans that have gotten successively more powerful, the original M5 has a unique charm that will shine through and clearly demonstrate why the original is in some ways still the best.

[Source: Microsoft]


Our Take:
The currency to get cars isn't hard to come by in the game, and I never felt I wasn't able to compete. But, the pack might be worth it if you simply love these specific cars.