Forza Horizon 3 is set to come out next week (or in just a few short days if you’re savvy enough to have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition), and if you’ve not already seen, we’ve reviewed the game with a gushing (and extremely rare!) 10/10. It’s certainly one of our favourite arcade racers of this generation, but how can you get the best out of your experience with the game?
We’ve put an awful lot of combined hours into Forza Horizon 3 over the past week, and in doing so we’ve made a few observations about ways to get the best out of your time with the game, including hints how to maximise your skill points and the best way to tackle challenges.
Take note of our 10 handy tips below to get ahead of the competition as soon as you get your hands on Forza Horizon 3…
1. Unlock all skill boosting perks before anything else
In Foriza Horizon 3, you’ll gain skill points as you whizz around in races and in free roam for doing various stunts like drifts, jumps and near misses. These skill points rack up to earn you unlockable perks in three separate skill trees. Some of these perks give you boosts to your skills – i.e. every drift earns you an extra 10%, and so on. Prioritise unlocking these before anything else, and you’ll soon be reaping the rewards.
2. Listen to classical music for ultimate skill songs
When you listen to any of the main radio stations in Forza Horizon 3, every so often you’ll come across a “Skill Song”. Whilst that song is playing, you’ll net a x2 bonus to all skill points (meaning you can have a multiplier of x10, rather than the standard cap of x5). On the classical music channel, we’ve had skill songs that are 10 minutes long. That’s some epic skill combos you can be earning.