Xbox’s most famous fictional vehicle is coming to Forza Horizon 3. The often unwieldy Halo Warthog is getting some better handling next month. The stripped down Warthog is much faster than the one we are accustomed to driving during Halo’s iconic final missions.
A 720 bhp twin turbo V8 won’t have any issues tearing through Australia’s varied terrain. And Forza Horizon 3’s fictional vehicle packs the most advanced suspension in the game. This sucker was built to take on Elites. It can handle any jump in Australia. “You won’t find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival,” Brian Ekberg, community manager at Turn 10 Studios, writes.
The Halo Warthog joins more than 350 vehicles you can choose from to take part in the Horizon Festival.
The M12S Warthog CST will be ready to ride at launch. Xbox One owners who have played Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One will have free download sent to you. It sounds like it’s exclusive to the Xbox One right now.
But Ekberg does mention a special #Forzathonevent coming in October where players will have a chance to earn the Warthog.
PC players also get their first look at the Recommended Specs today. Take a peek.
Ekberg also touched on the graphics settings for Forza Horizon 3. From the blog post:
Forza Horizon 3 players will have a tremendous amount of adjustment options when playing on Windows 10. From basic options like full screen, vertical sync, and resolution, to more advanced adjustments like quality settings for motion blur, mirrors, reflection, static and dynamic geometry, we’re giving Windows 10 players the power to play the way they want. Whether playing on the recommended specs or pushing the hardware limits to deliver the ultimate 4K racing experience, Forza Horizon 3 players will have lots of options for making the most of their experience.
As for wheel support? Ekberg says to stay tuned for an update on wheel support in Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 in the future. I hope wheel owners see that post before the game goes live.
Forza Horizon 3 launches on September 27. Or September 23 if you pony up enough money for the Ultimate Edition ($99.99). Still on the fence about Forza Horizon 3? You might be luck. There are reports of a Forza Horizon 3 demo coming on September 12th. I’ll update this post if/when we get official confirmation.