The parched deserts of Australia are giving way to snow. Forza Horizon 3 is getting its first expansion, Blizzard Mountain, on December 13th. Snow-covered roads, frozen lakes, blizzards and more. Playground Games is bringing a new environment to their fantastic weather engine.

Blizzard Mountain’s new campaign challenge sees you taking on a series of new events to become King of the Mountain. 50 new events and challenges await across new race types including Hill Climb, Descent and Blizzard.

You’ll kick up snow in eight new vehicles:

2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX (I’ll use this as an excuse to post Ken Block’s GYMKHANA NINE again)

1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck

1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4

1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B

2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept

2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck

2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car

You’ll rip through snow drifts in new areas like an extreme sports snow park and a massive frozen lake. Damn, now I wish Playground Games tossed in a snowmobile. We’re already tearing across Australia’s landscape in whatever car we want. Toss in a snowmobile.

I remember thinking for a split second that Playground Games were going to include boats in Forza Horizon 3 (check out 1:00 in the launch trailer). Ever since, I’ve been hoping for the devs to embrace some of the craziness of their Showcase events. I’m not saying throw a helicopter or jet in the game (that would be cool too), but boats and snowmobiles? Yeah, I would buy that expansion without a second thought.

If Playground Games ever did decide to throw in something besides traditional cars, what would you like to see?

A quick note about Blizzard Mountain. It comes as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass, giving players access to two expansions for $34.99. Blizzard Mountain is NOT INCLUDED in the Ultimate Edition. Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition owners get a $10 discount on the Expansion Pass if purchased before the end of 2016.

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