Forza Horizon 5’s first expansion will be Hot Wheels, according to a Steam leak
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A promotional image for the first Forza Horizon 5 expansion was briefly shown on the game’s Steam page.
As spotted by Reddit user Autumnal_Leaves, the image reveals that the first expansion pack will be based on Hot Wheels.
For a brief period, the store page for the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle included a header image that said “includes expansion 1”, accompanied by artwork showing a Hot Wheels car going over a loop.
The image was quickly removed, but an archived version of the page shows what it looked like.
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The presence of the image suggests that the first expansion’s reveal is imminent, most likely at either the Summer Game Fest presentation later today or the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase on Sunday, June 12.
This isn’t the first time Forza and Hot Wheels have teamed up. The second expansion pack for Forza Horizon 3 was also Hot Wheels themed, and took players to a separate open world area made out of stunt track pieces.
It also added 10 DLC cars, including classic Hot Wheels cars scaled up to the size of regular cars.
Testing for what appeared to be the game’s first expansion was spotted back in February, but there’s been no official announcement yet.
Forza Horizon 5 has an Expansion Bundle available on the Xbox Store, which “includes two game expansions when they become available. Each expansion will introduce a new location, vehicles and gameplay.”
Forza Horizon 4‘s Expansion Bundle included the Fortune Island and Lego Speed Champions game expansions.
Fortune Island saw players travel to a mountainous island filled with tough terrain. The expansion features the single largest mountain road in the history of the Horizon series. It also added 10 cars, which could be used in the main game.
Lego Speed Champions added the Lego Valley, a new location in the game in which most of the environment was made of Lego. This expansion added five Lego versions of popular cars, several of them based on real Lego sets.
Earlier this week, Forza Horizon 5 passed 20 million players, a milestone it has reached in seven months.