Forza Horizon 5 to honor Ken Block with Series 18 dedication and player gifts


What you need to know

  • Legendary rally driver Ken Block recently passed away in a snowmobile accident.
  • Ken Block’s famous Hoonigan vehicles feature prominently in Forza Horizon 5 and previous Horizon games.
  • To honor the driver, Playground Games is gifting the 1965 Hoonigan Ford Mustang “Hoonicorn” and Ken Block’s racing suit to all Forza Horizon 5 players.
  • Additionally, the upcoming Series 18 update will also honor Ken Block with in-game content.

The passionate racing community was recently devastated by the news that Ken Block, proficient rally driver, YouTube star, and founder of the Hoonigan racing team, suddenly passed away in an unfortunate snowmobile accident. Ken Block and his Hoonigan vehicles were frequently featured in racing games, including the Forza Horizon series, and Playground Games is honoring the driver in the coming weeks.

Revealed in an in-game community message, all Forza Horizon 5 players are being gifted both a 1965 Hoonigan Ford Mustang “Hoonicorn” vehicle and the Ken Block Race Suit and Helmet Vanity Items, which can be redeemed immediately from the Gifts tab. Additionally, Series 18 of the Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist will honor Ken Block with exclusive in-game content and activities for players.

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The unnamed Series 18 update, which should dominate most of March 2023, will include features like:

  • A new “#43” Player Badge, paying homage to the racing number under which Ken Block spent his career.
  • New Accolades inspired by Ken Block’s illustrious racing career.
  • A variety of Festival Playlist events featuring Hoonigan vehicles.
  • The new “Go Fast Risk Every Thang” Forza LINK message.
  • The 2016 Hoonigan Ford Focus RS Gymkhana 9 RX, offered as a reward car for a Seasonal Championship.

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