Forza Horizon 3: Gold Announcement Update

Forza Horizon 3: Gold Announcement Update

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Microsoft announced today that Forza Horizon 3 has officially gone gold, meaning the game is ready for physical copies to be manufactured and the digital release to be set up.

This announcement comes with a few updates, including Windows 10 PC specs, the full list of Xbox Live achievements, language localization, and a new vehicle.

The Warthog from the Halo universe will be available in Forza Horizon 3. The military transport is officially called the 2553 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CTS. Unlike the military vehicle from Halo, this Warthog doesn’t have a turret. However, it does have a 720 bhp turbo V8 engine, making it much faster than its military counterpart. The Warthog also has the best suspension of any car in Forza Horizon 3.

The Warthog will be available at launch and will be sent as a free download to anyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardian or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Players who are eligible will receive download codes via an Xbox Live message, and codes will be sent out during the week of September 5. Those who haven’t played an Xbox One Halo game can earn the Warthog through a special #Forzathon event coming in October.

Here are the recommended PC specs for Windows 10:

CPU: i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060, AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480



Hard Drive Type: 55 GB

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Windows Version: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101

The full list of Xbox Live achievements has also been revealed:




Welcome to Your Horizon

Open Festival with the first Showcase


You’re the Boss

Upgrade the Festival for the first time


One of Us

Win your first Exhibition race as Horizon Festival Boss


Stay on Target

Get a gold medal from a Danger Sign


“Do you even… oh, you do”

Get 3 Stars through a Drift Zone


You’re Hired!

Hire a Drivatar into your Drivatar Line-Up


You’re Fired!

Fill your Drivatar Line-Up and fire a Drivatar to make way for another


Racer’s Paradise

Open a Festival in Surfers Paradise


First Time Buyer

Visit the Autoshow and buy your first car


The Architect

Create your first Blueprint


The Player

Complete another player’s Exhibition Blueprint



Win your first Championship


Tonight We Ride

Win your first Street Race


I’ll Just Take This Now

Win your first Midnight Battle


Street Racing Champion

Win every Street Race and Midnight Battle


Like a Needle in The Outback

Find your first Barn Find


Relic Hunter

Restore all Barn Finds



Create and complete your first Bucket List Blueprint.


Community Crusher

Play 10 player created Bucket List Blueprints


Drive to the Music You Love

Sign 4 Radio Stations to your Festival


Screaming through the Valley

Open a Festival in Yara Valley



Open a Festival in The Outback


Maxed Out

Fully upgrade a Festival site



Perform 10 Festival Upgrades


Like a Boss

Fully upgrade all Festival sites


Best. Horizon. Ever.

Complete the Final Showcase


Exhibition Expert

Complete an Exhibition at every race route in the game


Horizon Hardcore

Complete a Championship at every race route in the game



Get at least 1 star on any 50 PR Stunts


PR Superstar

Get 3 stars on all PR Stunts


Eat My Dust

Complete 10 races in a convoy


Got Ourselves a Convoy

Convoy for a total of 100 miles


Life Complete

Complete every Horizon Bucket List challenge


Drop in the Bucket

Complete 5 Bucket List challenges


Who’s Hiding These?

Smash all 150 reward boards



Discover every beauty spot in the game


I Know These Roads

Drive down every road in the game


This My Jam

Take part in 5 Skill Songs


Perks of the Job

Obtain a car from the Skill Shop


I Want It All

Complete every page in the Skill Shop (excluding temporary perks)


Spoiler Alert

Fit parts from Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk


5 Star Seller – A+++++

Sell 5 cars via the Auction House



Win a car in the Auction House by bidding on it


Welcome to Horizon Online

Complete 5 online events across Adventure and Freeroam


Online Adventurer

Complete 25 online events across Adventure and Freeroam


Bring a Friend

Complete an event in Co-op


Road Buddy

Complete 10 events in Co-op



Take a photo of 300 cars for Horizon Promo


Aussie Rules!

Create and complete a Championship featuring only Australian cars


High Roller

Spend 1 million Credits on a car


Fly Like A Regal

Get 300ft on the airport Danger Sign using the Reliant Regal


Life’s a Drag

Complete a drag race at the Airstrip in every Car Class


Endurance Hero

Create an exhibition with 25 laps, dynamic time and weather, and complete it on Hard Drivatar Difficulty


This. Is. FORZA!

Create and complete a Championship with 100+ miles of racing over 10 events


Ooh, Shiny!

Obtain your first Horizon Edition car


Mini Boss

Reach Level 20


Final Boss

Reach Level 150


Staying Connected

Visit the Forza Hub from the Pause Menu


Art Director

Create a paint, setup a tune, and start your Horizon Promo career


Throw Your Weight Around

Get a Gold Medal on a Drift Zone in a car weighing at least 2500kg


Forza First

Win a race in the Lamborghini Centenario


Clever Girl!

Get a 3 Stars on a Danger Sign, Drift Zone, Speed Trap and Speed Zone in the 2017 Ford Raptor.


Totally meant to do that…

Perform a Barrel Roll in any Buggy



Get a Gold Medal in a C Class car


Forza Horizon 3 will be fully localized (voice and text) for the following languages:


Brazilian Portuguese



Mexican Spanish

There will be text interpretation for:







Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

For those wondering about using wheels in Forza Horizon 3, an announcement is coming regarding wheel support for Windows 10.

Forza Horizon 3 is coming September 27 for Xbox One and Windows as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. This means that buying the game digitally on one platform allows you to play it free on the other. Anyone who purchases the $100 Ultimate Edition can get a head start on the action and start playing on September 23.

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Dynamic Calm

Dynamic Calm

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Desktop Background!
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The "For Sale" Miniseries
"Dynamic Calm" is the ninth photo in a miniseries that I recently started. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be covering all of my photographs available as prints on my website. I’ll be uploading one every weekday (except Friday), as usual, but you’ll find a lot more information on the photographs themselves – I might sneak in a few tutorials, quick tips, etc. It’ll be great for new and old photographers alike – If you have any friends who might be interested, be sure to let them know! I’ll be updating everything on my blog as well as my other social networks, so if you would prefer to follow it there, just click on one of the links above. 🙂

About "Dynamic Calm"
"Dynamic Calm" was taken from the Warners Bay foreshore. Warners Bay is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, and is located 15 kilometres from Newcastle’s central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It was named after Jonathan Warner, who settled the area. The population of Warners Bay was 7,009 as at the 2006 census, with in excess of 615 businesses operating in the area.

Taking "Dynamic Calm"
Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20mm
1 min 43 sec | f/13 | ISO100 | 11.5mm

Like Thursday’s upload, I took this shot after attempting a sunset at Dudley Beach (unfortunately the location didn’t quite work out). I saw that the clouds were starting to turn, so I quickly drove back to the Warners Bay Foreshore. Unfortunately most of the colour in the clouds had dissipated by the time I arrived, but nevertheless I hurriedly set up the tripod and composed this shot. Originally I went for a fairly standard shot (in terms of shutter speed), but I felt the slight ripples in the water were too distracting. So I grabbed the trusty ND filter, popped it on the end of my Sigma 10-20mm lens, and exposed for just over a minute and a half to get this shot.

Processing "Dynamic Calm"
Not much was wrong with this image. The left hand side was a little dark, so I used Adobe Camera Raw’s graduated effect filter sideways (horizontally?), to lighten up that portion of the photo. I cooled the image down slightly, but then decided to apply a warming filter in Photoshop (Photoshop’s warming filter produces a different effect compared to simply increasing the white balance temperature in Adobe Camera Raw). I had to clone out a few dust bunnies in the corners, and also one stray stick in the foreground which I was finding distracting. What are your thoughts on small cloning fixes like that? Leave a comment! 🙂


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Big Ball of Fire

Big Ball of Fire

266 photos merged into one image. I broke out the telephoto lens for this one. (I’ve been using my wide angle a lot lately) I need to clean both of these lenses. There’s dust on the inside of the glass. Not cool. Has anyone taken apart a lens before? Should I just send it to the pros? I’ve sent my camera to Canon to be fixed, hoping the $200 minimum will cover the damages. My computer is working now, there’s still some kinks but I’m hoping I’ll be able to work them out. It’s a lot faster now, with twice the ram and processing cores.

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Rust & Dust

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