When news broke that Playground Games had announced a new Forza Horizon, fans of the game went into a frenzy knowing how well the past three games were made. Forza Horizon 4 introduces a lot of new mechanics and features that might feel a little bit overwhelming at times. 

Forza Horizon 4 is a massive game and it can be intimidating even for veteran players of the series. While the game does a fairly good job at introducing you to the world with the prologue, there's still a lot of new things to discover and learn in this newest entry


In this guide, we'll show you how to get the best Barn Finds, how to generate Forzathon points, and a few more tips and tricks when playing Forza Horizon 4.

  • Locate Barn Finds Using Drones
  • Drive Through the Flags
  • Don't Forget to Spin the Wheel
  • Make Good Use of the Auto-Upgrade Feature
  • Unlock Perks for Your Car
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Locate Barn Finds Using Drones

Barn Finds are some of the rarest vehicles in the game. These vehicles are not purchasable at any part of the game so finding them would be the best way to own one. What makes Barn Finds difficult is that the game doesn't tell you where they're located. 

They just give you the vaguest location around the map and you'll have to search for them on your own until you get to the right spot. This can take a while if you don't know where you can locate one. 


The best way to do this is to use your drone to scour the area. Drones travel faster and cover a wider area thus allowing you to search for these Barn Finds much better. 

Most of the time, these vehicles are tucked away in a rusty old barn or garages so go ahead and start searching.

Get Forzathon Points Through Completing Objectives

Forzathon points are quite easy to earn in Forza Horizon 4. They are often acquired through weekly missions that you can do at any time of the week. Just make sure that you finish all missions before the week ends. 


However, for some, it might not be enough to get the most Forzathon points that they need to receive some rewards such as exclusive cars. Another way to do this is to compete in Forzathon Live where you get to team up with other players to complete certain objectives in real-time. 

Go ahead and invite your friends over and win more Forzathon points, and even more rewards, as you go through each stage.

Drive Through the Flags

Many new players often forget that playing Forza Horizon is all about getting through each checkpoint. Most of the time, you'd just be passing by certain checkpoints only to regret the decision later on when the game reminds you that you missed one. 

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Avoid having to rewind the game and wasting a ton of time by going through each checkpoint. If you are having difficulties in finding the checkpoint, you can drive through the flags. 

Even just by tapping them with the hood of your car, the game will immediately indicate that you've gone through the checkpoint. 

The next time you go through the race, just be on the lookout for those green flags and drive through them.

Focus on Skills Instead of Car Rating

Most of the time, players would rather forgo developing their skills in driving for a higher car rating. Many of them think that having the highest car rating would allow them to win more games when in truth, the game has a fair system that balances your car with the other cars in the race. 

This means that all of the cars in your race have an equal footing and the only way that you would be able to beat your opponent is through skill and wit

With so many cars in this game, the game finds a way to balance things out so you'll always have a good gaming experience.

Don't Forget to Spin the Wheel

Pay attention to the items or rewards that you receive after you level up in the game. Most of them will help you further especially when it comes to the free wheelspin

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Collect them as you level up in the game and give the slot machine a try. You'll receive new cars, cosmetic items, and even credits and everything else for free. 

Take advantage of this especially if you are looking to increase your credits to purchase a new car. 

Always check the Horizon Life tab in the options to see if you have free wheelspins, especially when you level up in the game.

Diversify Your Cars

Now that you have found a way to earn credits in this game, it's time for you to invest by purchasing a diverse line of cars. The game has organized its cars like the previous versions of Forza Horizon in categories like Retro Supercars, Modern Rally, Sport Utility Heroes, and more. 

Since events are often based on car categories, you are assured that you can participate in all of these events if you purchase individual cars for each category. 

With so many car categories, there's no need for you to own all of them. All you need to do is to get at least three to five cars within a popular category so you can always participate in these events and win more prizes.

Make Good Use of the Auto-Upgrade Feature

Upgrading vehicles in Forza Horizon 4 can be very complex. There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration before upgrading. Some players might want to have a certain stat increased while others just want to go for speed. 

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This can be challenging for players who have no idea how each stat functions in the game. 

For those who just want to play the game and win some races, it is best to make good use of the auto-upgrade feature and let the game decide for you. 

This is also a great option for those who do not want to make any mistakes with their upgrades.

Play the Online Mode

Sure, it can be fun to play on your own against an AI opponent especially if you are new or you're still learning the game. This can be a good avenue for you to hone your skills and improve upon them. 

If you do want to challenge yourself, go ahead and play the Horizon Life online mode instead. Playing this game mode will let you interact with other players and you'll have the opportunity to win more prizes that will help you further in the game which include Forzathon points. 

Playing the online mode will also open up more races for you to try, especially in co-op mode. Go ahead and try these game modes and see how you fare.

Unlock Perks for Your Car

In previous games, perks were used on all cars within your roster. All of that changed in Forza Horizon 4 where the developers made perks to be exclusive only to one specific car. 

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Therefore, you will need to purchase perks for each car that you need. For those who don't know what perks are, these are stat boosters that make your car unique such as increasing the drift score. 

There are a lot of perks to choose from and each of them can be bought for your car. Go ahead and use your free wheelspin and see if you can get a free perk for your car.

Auction Some of Your Car

Throughout your entire career in Forza Horizon 4, you'll be able to purchase or receive a lot of different cars. Some of them might have high quality while others tend to be very mediocre. 

Most other games would let you dispose of these types of cars by selling them off, however, in Forza Horizon 4, you get to auction them off instead. The auction house is the perfect way for you to earn extra credits for the cars that you don't need anymore. 

Additionally, you can also take advantage of the auction house to find some cars that other players don't need as well. You can search for barn finds and other luxurious cars within the auction house so be prepared to spend some of those credits that you've earned in the game.


Playing Forza Horizon 4 should be a personal experience where you get to discover and learn about the racing game as you uncover more features. The myriad of challenges and features that were added to this game makes it an overall incredible game to play. 

Even if you have played the past versions of the game, there's still something new to look forward to with this game.