forza horizon 3 warthog

BUT FIRST. That’s a Halo Warthog. And it’s available for free in Forza Horizon 3. The gaming universe’s most ludicrously, hilariously unmanoeuvrable vehicle ever is going to be in a racing game. Are you hyped? I’m hyped and I don’t even like racing games.

“The 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, the M12 Force Application Vehicle. What it may lack in brute force – you won’t find a turret on this version – it more than makes up for with its 720 bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than its FAV counterpart. The Warthog CST in Forza Horizon 3 is also ideally suited for the rough and tumble landscape of Australia. With the most advanced suspension in Forza Horizon 3 (with more than 70 cm of suspension travel), plus advanced dampening, you won’t find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival,” developer Playground Studios sez.

“The M12S Warthog CST will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 3, and will be sent as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Eligible players will receive codes to download the Warthog via an Xbox Live Message, and codes will begin to be sent out during the week of September 5. In addition, players who have not played an Xbox One Halo game will still have the chance to earn the Warthog via a special #Forzathon event coming to Forza Horizon 3 in October.”

They’ve also confirmed the game’s recommended PC specs, including:

  • CPU: i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970, NVIDIA GTX 106, AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD space required: 55 GB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101

Forza Horizon 3 players will have a tremendous amount of adjustment options when playing on Windows 10,” Playground adds. “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.”

It’s out on PC and Xbox One on 27 September.

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