Forza Horizon 5 Drift Zones: How To Unlock Drift Challenges

Forza Horizon 5 Drift Zones in detail and how to unlock them.

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Forza Horizon 5 Drift Zones are very popular for many players to rank the leaderboards, because it’s all about showing off their Drift Zone skills. To be able to access Drift Zones in Forza Horizon 5, players must first earn two Accolade Points and then complete the first Rush PR Stunts Adventure Chapter – The Canyon Expedition. But they’ll take a bit to unlock and you’re gonna need to put some effort as it not readily available for all players. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to unlock all drift zones for Forza Horizon 5.

How To Unlock Drift Zone and Challenges

In order to unlock Drift Zones for Forza Horizon 5, you’re going to need to progress until you unlock more for your Forza Horizon Adventure menu.

Unlock Horizon Adventure By Progressing - Forza Horizon 5

Earn 2 Accolade Points

Unlock the first chapter of the Horizon Rush PR Stunts Adventure by earning 2 Accolade Points.

Unlock Horizon Rush PR Stunts and Earn a Lot of XP

When you’re finally able to spend accolade points, be sure to invest in Horizon Rush as this will unlock a few spots up north for you to do stunts which will quickly rake up points.

Unlock Horizon Rush PR Stunts and Earn a Lot of XP - Forza Horizon 5

Get Extra Points For Horizon Adventure

You need to build up a lot of XP in order to unlock the festival for that area. Press the Menu button so you will be able to see how close you are to the next Adventure Chapter by looking at how many points you’ve gathered so far.

Unlock Horizon Rush Canyon Expedition - Forza Horizon 5

Unlock Horizon Rush Canyon Expedition

When you have earned enough points, unlock the Canyon Expedition nearby the Horizon Apex outpost. The expedition is located near the shores of Riviera Maya. You can begin the event by pressing X when you arrive at your destination. Join the celebrations at the Horizon Full Moon Party. The Full Moon party in Horizon Adventure is the first event for the Rush PR stunts outpost.

Do Stunts to Build Up the Canyon Expedition Meter

The Canyon Expedition can be done solo or with friends, and this can be done at any time.

Complete the Canyon Expedition

Once you complete the Canyon Expedition mission, you’ll be able to unlock all the drift zones on the map. Not only will you unlock the drift zones for Forza Horizon 5 once you finish the Canyon Expedition, but you’ll get a neat little variant of the chicken outfit for free called the Fiesta De La Luna Chicken Outfit (image on the right).

After completing the Canyon Expedition, PR Stunts will also be available. Having built the Horizon Rush outpost will also unlock the “Adrenaline Rush” achievement in Forza Horizon 5. Drift zones are needed in order to compete in various Festival Playlist Challenges and in unlocking more of the Accolades.

What Are Drift Zones?

Drift Zones in Forza Horizon 5 are similar to Speed Zones except they’re areas where you drift your car for points. There’ll be turquoise flags which will signify where the player can drift their cars. There will be three target scores and beating the highest one will award you with three stars completing the drift zone.

Drifting in Forza Horizon 5 - What are Drift Zones?

Tips For Competing in Drift Zones

You need to focus on tuning your car for driving. But first, we need to make sure that you have a car that’s an RWD (rear-wheel drive) which are the best vehicles for this endeavor. Rear-wheel drive is a type of engine and transmission layout for cars in which the engine only drives the rear wheels of the vehicle.

We have a guide for tuning your car for drifting that you might want to check out.

How to Display All Drift Zones on the Map

To only show Drift Zones when the map is opened, press RB on the Xbox controller > uncheck “All” and just select “Drift Zones” from the drop down menu > exit the map by pressing the B button, and voila the map will now only show the Drift Zone icons.

This can be done in order to keep the map from becoming too cluttered as more events become available.

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Also heck out this cool video on how to unlock all Drift Zones by Smokey Wolf.

Credits to Youtuber, Smokey Wolf
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