The Hummer H1 and Mercedes Unimog have invaded Forza Horizon 4

The arrival of the Eliminator competition mode in Forza Horizon 4 injected fresh excitement back to the game. Now that everyone’s going stir crazy over the Eliminator, Turn 10 Studios is capitalizing on that excitement by dropping nine new vehicles that can be used in the new competition mode.

Two of these vehicles happen to be the Mercedes-Benz Unimog and the Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top, two of the most over-the-edge vehicles you can play in the entire game. In addition to the nine new vehicles, the game’s Series 18 update also includes two new Showcase Remixes and fixes to existing bugs that have plagued the game in recent updates. The Series 18 update is already available to download.

What’s the Eliminator Mode?

Forza Horizon 4’s Eliminator competition mode is essentially the game’s version of a battle royale.

With that gaming format taking over as the hottest thing in the video game world these days, it was only natural for Forza Horizon to have its own, right? Well, not really. The Eliminator is hardly a combat-style mode the way Fortnite is, but still, there’s been enough positive feedback to the gaming mode that it looks like Turn 10 Studios may have stumbled into something cool here.

So, the Eliminator Mode features 72 players entering the arena with the objective of being the last car standing. That’s the general principle of a traditional battle royale game, and the Eliminator Mode abides by that. There are also loot drops strewn across the map of the arena and these drops are often better cars that you can use to compete in races during the game. Oh, and it wouldn’t be a battle royale game without a shrinking circle, would it? Stay inside it if you want to survive.

Eventually, though, you’re going to have to compete against other players and their cars.

The more drops you find, the better your car because so if you think you have a fast performance car at your disposal, look for confrontation as often as you can. If you have a meandering ride, on the other hand, try your very best to hide and avoid the field until you get to a point where your ride is greatly improved.

The new Series 18 Updates for the Eliminator

The game’s Series 18 updates aren’t necessarily tied directly to the Eliminator Mode, but there are nine new cars that you can use to compete against your opposition in the game.

These are:

  • MINI X-Raid
  • Isha’s Off-Road Taxi
  • Funco F9
  • Jeep Wrangler DD
  • M12S Warthog CST
  • Quartz Regalia D
  • Top Gear Track-Tor

None of these cars serve as the highlights of the update, though. The distinction belongs to the Mercedes-Benz Unimog and the Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top, both of which can also be used in any of the game’s competition modes, including, but not limited to, the Eliminator. I don’t need to tell you how awesome it is to have these two monoliths on wheels competing in the Eliminator. They’re not the fastest cars you can get your hands on, but they certainly make for entertaining races.

Are there other new cars added to the game?

Forza Horizon 4's Eliminator Mode Opens The Door For the Arrival of Some Sweet Rides
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It wouldn’t be a Forza Horizon 4 update without a few surprises thrown in, would it?

The aforementioned Eliminator car drops aren’t the only ones that you can enjoy as part of the game. Separate from all that are classic performance cars and race cars, such as:

  • 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet Emory Special
  • 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
  • 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante

The Lambo is, according to Forza, the most requested car in the game’s Interweb forums

Cross-Platform Fixes also included in the Series 18 Update

The Eliminator Mode and all the new cars that you can play in it will no doubt receive the headlines for the Series 18 updates.

But just as important, if not, even more, are the bug fixes that are included to improve the overall level of gameplay.

Among the fixes that were made we can include improvements in the loading time when upgrading a car in the Eliminator. Game developers also fixed an issue where custom controller or keyboard settings didn’t allow a user to upgrade their car in the Eliminator, as well as instances of players not being able to challenge others to Head-to-Head races in the Eliminator.

Forza Horizon 4's Eliminator Mode Opens The Door For the Arrival of Some Sweet Rides
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The platform fixes were made to make sure that the new Eliminator Mode runs as smoothly as possible. It does look like Turn 10 Studios has a lot riding on the success of the Eliminator Mode given how popular the battle royale format has become in the gaming world. Expect more improvements to come in the coming series updates.

But for now, let’s go enjoy the Hummer H1, Unimog, and Lamborghini Huracan Performante in the Eliminator Mode!

Source: Forza Motorsport

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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