Published: Fri, December 13, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Forza Horizon 4: The Eliminator Adds a Battle Royale Inspired Gameplay Mode

Forza Horizon 4: The Eliminator Adds a Battle Royale Inspired Gameplay Mode

Well, maybe we shouldn't be too surprised, given the popularity of battle royale titles, and not only standalone efforts, but additional modes for big games (the latest strong rumor is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting BR).

Gamers wishing for more Battle Royale in their lives had their prayers answered today with Forza's take on the formula. Players (up to 72 of them) can upgrade their auto by finding drops or challenging and beating someone in a head-to-head race to a random point on the game's version of Britain.

In news that manages to be simultaneously surprising and, also, not remotely surprising at all, Microsoft has announced that Forza Horizon 4 is getting a battle royale mode.

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Jumping into the new mode puts all participants in a 1965 Mini Cooper and players, initially scattered throughout the map in typical BR fashion, upgrade their vehicle by finding auto Drop locations or winning head-to-head races with another player who's up for the challenge.

When the Eliminator update goes live tomorrow, 12th December, at 6pm in the UK/10 am PT, it will be accompanied by a special mini-campaign and unlockable rewards. If you lose the race, you're out, but if you defeat your opponent you'll be able to upgrade to a higher level auto. When the shrinking circle closes around the last dozen or so players, a final finish line appears somewhere in the world and everyone remaining must race to be the first one to reach it. Matches of The Eliminator should last around 15 minutes.

It sounds - and looks - like a fun addition to Forza Horizon 4, and perhaps the best thing, of course, is that it's free.

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