Starts every Thursday Night at 9:30 PM ET (6:30 PT)
Runs until people get tired (usually 12 AM - 1 AM ET)
Since November 2009, a subset of the Giant Bomb community has gathered to enjoy races and events with like-minded members in Forza Motorsport. From Forza Motorsport 3-6, and the Horizons, without missing a week(!), we have come together to be silly in cars.
The next Horizon festival is coming to the land down under, and will be one of the first titles to fully support cross-play between Xbox One and PC players for co-op singleplayer and multiplayer modes.
The game will launch on September 27th for most people, which means the first official race night will take place on the 29th. Those who purchase the Ultimate Edition of the game will be able to start playing on the 23rd.
Horizon 3 will feature clubs that allow 1000 members to join, while the multiplayer lobbies will allow 12 players, with 4 players for co-op.
In the past the official Giant Bomb club has been created by @jeff without invite restrictions. This means it will be first come first serve. If I'm assigned as Co-Leader of the club(assuming clubs work the same way as in the past) I can start removing inactive players from the club after a week or so to make room for new active members.
How To Join
- Follow my gamertag, SushiXXX. You should be able to do this without needing my permission on the Xbox One.
- A private lobby for Race Night will start just before 9:30 PM, I'll go through my list of followers and invite anyone playing Forza Horizon 3 into a party. This would be a good time to be playing Forza.
- If you join us for a week, I'll probably follow you back, which means you can probably jump into Race Night lobbies without needing an invite. Probably.
- We'll begin road tripping or free roaming.
Note: With X1 and PC players both able to join this time around, and only 11 empty spots in the multiplayer lobby, it will likely be difficult to join for the first few weeks at least. Don't worry, Race Night will always be there. stops Race Night.
Our standards are pretty simple, much like Giant Bomb's rules: Don't be a dick. So far, we haven't had any major issues with this, but allow me to elaborate with suggestions that will greatly help everyone's experience:
Don't intentionally crash others during races.
Forza Horizon 3 can handle heavy contact during races, and it's often encouraged, but there's a difference between hard racing and flying into a 30 MPH turn at 180 MPH to take out a pack of cars. Save that for the Drivatar AI.
If it looks a little dirty, no big deal. If you look like you're going to try and murder someone with a vehicle, at least call out Gran Turismo first. Give them some warning.
Be mindful of the voice chat.
With up to 12 people, there's going to be a lot of potential voice chat going on, and it's not always likely we'll be using party chat. Do keep in mind that sometimes I'll ask for race suggestions or someone will try to explain game modes to newbies in the lobby. Chattering over this sort of stuff only delays the fun times. Don't delay the fun times!
In addition, if someone's headset is acting up, most especially with echoes or high-pitched squeals, we'll ask you to try and fix it ASAP, since that almost completely prevents us from communicating with one another. It's highly frustrating. Usually, unplugging or muting the headset until you can deal with it is a good temporary fix if you're in the midst of racing when this crops up.
Other Things You Should Know
If you want to join, JOIN.
Don't mull over whether we have enough room or anything. Our fields are full of people with widely varying skills, and as long as you're willing to understand that racing's not always about finishing first, but finishing well, you should have a great time with us.
We don't mind if you're late.
Seriously. As long as we have open spots (and we will have open spots), we're looking for people until the end of Race Night. If you can only make it to Race Night an hour in, then you're good. Get in here.
You don't need any cars or DLC, but having a car for each class would be nice.
The car suggestion is for your own enjoyment, as earning less money from rental cars is rarely fun.