Forza Horizon 4 is scheduled to receive a major update in a few hours that will add a battle royale-inspired mode called The Eliminator for free.
Each match will support up to 72 players in total. They will all start with low-level cars, such as the 1965 Mini Cooper in Forza Horizon 4, and must eliminate one another in head-to-head races to either earn performance upgrades or a chance to pick up faster cars.
Challenges can be thrown at other Forza Horizon 4 players by just pointing the camera at their cars and honking your horn. This will issue an in-game notification to the player and upon accepting the challenge will kick-off the race. However, a word of warning.
Other players within the arena will be able to interfere by ramming their cars to influence the outcome. Should you win this deathmatch, you’ll be able to upgrade your car to a higher level. Lose, and you’ll be thrown back into the Forza Horizon 4 lobby to join another session for The Eliminator mode.
Much like other battle royale games or modes, Forza Horizon 4 will have a shrinking circle that will contract to force players closer together. Due to the high stakes and dangers, every match in The Eliminator should last between 10-15 minutes.
More recently, a data miner uncovered what could be a list of over 120 new cars inbound for Forza Horizon 4. There’s no telling how many of these cars will be released but they should start dropping over the course of the next season. Some of these datamined cars could also be the ones that Playground Games wanted to put in the base game but couldn’t due to various reasons.
Forza Horizon 4 was released back in October 2018 and was able to make history within the first month. The new installment achieved higher sales than any of its predecessors in the franchise to date, which was an impressive feat since the game was exclusive to Xbox One. It only highlighted the need for Microsoft to focus heavily on first-party studios heading into the next-generation era, something the company finally did with a number of acquisitions soon after.