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Forza Horizon 3 Guide: 4 Features You Don’t Know About Online Co-Op Multiplayer That Started As Issues

By Mario Ferrari , Nov 17, 2016 04:30 AM EST

It is unknown to most Forza Horizon 3 players that some of its features are actually a by-product of issues that confronted Playground Games since the beginning. Game designer Grant Orban revealed this fact and shared a thing or two about how everything went with the game in the process. Here are some of the features you might not know about online co-op multiplayer campaign on Forza Horizon 3 that started with issues.

Forza Horizon 3 - Imbalance Skill Levels

One of the issues observed in co-op is that players may be of varying levels of skills. This issue creates imbalance in one way or another. However, this imbalance is actually an opportunity for highly skilled players to carry the team, while the lower skilled players can still contribute even by just beating one Drivatar. This earns your team 100 points in every opponent beaten plus 50 points for the first place.

Forza Horizon 3 - No Means Of Communication

On matchmaking games, it can be expected that players have different goals as they are randomly pooled together. In the most likely circumstance, the leader cannot address their intentions. To solve this, Playground Games set up the medium of communication to get through with significant actions the leader takes, which includes setting of GPR route, an event, and changes in difficulty levels of Drivatars in the session, etc.

Forza Horizon 3 - Limited Cars, Inability To Join Events With Friends

Forza Horizon 3 has more than 350 cars. That's immensely diverse. However, you cannot put each and every one of them in your garage. If you want more cars, the rental feature is actually a workaround for that which allows you to borrow the session leader's car. The leader is responsible for setting race restrictions which means each player can join any event that is set up.

Forza Horizon 3 - Repeating Completed Games

At some point during the game, players might unlock events they've already accomplished in a co-op session. These events are marked "completed" and added with voice-over explaining it is already completed and there's no need to do it again. On top of that, the "Return to Game" feature is created for players to continue where they left off without losing anything.

Forza Horizon 3 is available on Xbox One and Windows PC.

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