Forza Horizon 3’s First Expansion To Trade Sand For Snow, Alpinestars Car Pack Out Now

Turn 10’s Forza Horizon 3 has been out for a little over a month now on Xbox One and Windows 10, and with players no doubt having succeeded in making the Horizon Festival the biggest in the world by now, Microsoft has seen fit to start teasing what new adventurers await on the, er, horizon.

Just a single image (below) has been released, but judging by what it depicts, expect things to turn a little chilly when the racer’s first full expansion launches later this year.


“Winter is coming and that means some less than ideal road conditions,” says the blog post over on Xbox Wire, before adding that “here’s a peek at what you will be facing in the first Forza Horizon 3 expansion later this year.”

No specific release date is provided for the add-on, but there’s plenty to tide you over until that day comes. A new car pack – Alpinestars – has been available as of yesterday, bringing with it seven new rides for you to take to the track.

Ranging from the 1967 Ford Falcon XR GT all the way up to this year’s Dodge Viper ACR, there’s an eclectic mix of vehicles on offer this time around, and they’re all yours for free if you already own the game’s Season Pass. If you’ve yet to take the plunge and pick it up, it’s still available for purchase on the Xbox Store for $34.99.

See the full car list below.

  • 2017 Acura NSX
  • 1998 Nissan Silvia K’s
  • 1990 Mazda Savannah RX-7
  • 1967 Ford Falcon XR GT
  • 2016 Dodge Viper ACR
  • 2016 BMW M4 GTS
  • 1979 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam

A second expansion is planned for some time next year.

According to Microsoft, Forza Horizon 3 is 2016’s “best-selling, highest-rated racing game” so far, and with nothing else on the cards in the genre primed for release in the remaining two months of the year, we imagine both claims will remain true heading into 2017 too.

Forza Horizon 3 is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10.