The stunning open world racing game Forza Horizon 3 is finally out on store shelves for eager fans, and has already been pulling in some impressive review scores. With more of an emphasis on having fun and exploring the open roads of Australia than scoring the fastest time around an asphalt track, the Horizon series is also well known for allowing players to experiment with some pretty diverse types of vehicles from buggies and super cars, to more exotic rides such as a civilian version of the classic Warthog transport from the Halo series.
While the cross promotion was revealed last month, there are only two known ways to unlock this beastly ride. Players who have previously spent time with Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection should have already received a code from Microsoft earlier this month to unlock the Warthog on launch day for Forza Horizon 3. For fans that may not have played a Halo game quite yet on an Xbox or Windows 10 PC platform, there’s another way to unlock it.
Thankfully, Microsoft has revealed that fans who are looking to add this car to their garage will have the opportunity to do so in October when the first special #Forzathon event kicks off. These semi-monthly events are around for a limited amount of time, and offer players the chance to compete in various races with the chance to earn some unique rewards such as the Warthog from the Halo franchise. Unfortunately, that’s where the details end as Microsoft has not revealed a specific start date for the upcoming tournament.
Players taking part in the event will need to make sure they win a game of both King and Flag Rush while driving in an extreme offroad car – such as the buggy. Doing so will not only unlock the ‘2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST’ for general use in-game, but players will earn the ‘Looks More Like a Puma’ achievement for their trouble as well.
At this point, it’s unclear but assumed that Microsoft will provide additional opportunities for Forza Horizon 3 players to unlock the vehicle or eventually release it as paid DLC. For now though, eager fans looking to put the keys in the ignition to this iconic ride will have to sit tight until the first #Forzathon event comes to town sometime in October.
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Forza Horizon 3 is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10.