Like most other games these days, Forza Horizon 5 just Yes for its own battle royale mode: The Eliminator. This game mode was introduced with Horizon the universe is back Forza Horizon 4. Here in the new Horizon, its mechanism has not changed much. That said, the map itself has really been designed with this mode in mind, thus allowing you more freedom and unrestricted exploration.
However, winning a round of The Eliminator continues to be anyone’s game. Success isn’t guaranteed, but here are some strategies you can implement to increase your chances of rising to the top.
- Pick a good starting point – You can appear on the map anywhere at the beginning of a match, but there are a few key points to keep in mind. Remember, to progress in The Eliminator, you must find and claim better cars. You will find them scattered all over the map, the lowest being Level 1 and the highest being Level 10.
These drop cars are completely random, but there is some consistency in terms of where they are likely to spawn. They almost always lay eggs next to structures. Densely populated areas like the various Horizon Festival locations are likely to hold many drops at once, as can cities like Guanajuato. However, the more vehicles that land in a given area, the more likely they are to be popular/low-end. There is no “best” place to start because of randomness. You at least want to get out of the VW Beetle that everyone starts with as soon as possible.
- Find more spawn locations – Even if you have a crash in the first few seconds of the game, chances are it won’t be a high end car. So again, keep an eye on the structures around the map. Car drop points are identified by large plumes of purple smoke. Forza Horizon 5’s Very recognizable map of the heights of Mexico. That said, outside of densely populated areas, parking will be few and far between. So get up high and turn around. Continually move between off-road and off-road to get out of the safe zone as much as possible. Of course, you still have to pay attention to other players in the process.
- Choose the right vehicle – Simply put, always aim for offroad ready options when it comes to finding new cars on the map. While some of the better cars in The E Eliminate are purely street bullets, they will have a hard time driving on dirt roads. You’ll find yourself out on the pavement more than when you’re racing, especially when it comes to the Finals.
Make the most of The Eliminator in Forza Horizon 5
- Fight or flight? – The next layer in The Eliminator’s gameplay is attracting other drivers. Due to the sheer size of the map, you can go around without running into anyone. But, eventually you will. Depending on the player, they can decide to challenge you or not. However, this is something to always keep in mind.
- Flight: If a car is heading straight at you, trying to change course may not always be helpful. Monitor your minimap to spot another player before they get close enough. If they are in a faster vehicle and are more aggressive, they will probably hunt you down. You can try to get through them using rough terrain (big rocks, unbreakable trees/structures, water bodies) but that may not always work. In other words, if you see another car, assume they will challenge you.
- Battle: Going back to the head-to-head scenario, the direction of the race could be in the direction you went or their direction. Therefore, keep your finger on the brake/electronic brake in case you need to change direction quickly. If your opponent is a stronger car, don’t assume you will lose immediately. Chances are, the race will take you through an area of the map with rough terrain. Depending on their driving skills, they could very well hit a solid object, and that brief mistake could give you just enough of a chance to win. Just be mindful of your surroundings and get used to bobbing and weaving through jungle areas as much as possible. If you choose to engage a player on your own, using the aforementioned head-to-head tactics is arguably better than attacking them from behind. And, again, don’t assume you’ll win. Even if your current car is better than theirs, sometimes it’s as if titanium trees are just appear.
- Stay safe till the end – To get to the last moments of The Eliminator is not difficult. Again, the map is large enough that you most likely won’t cross the street with any other drivers until the arena reaches its smallest size. The last few minutes before the Grand Final will be the most likely time for other riders to challenge you. At this point, finding a good drop is unlikely, so what you’re driving is most likely what you do when your tank enters the final race. Hopefully by this point you have something that is at least modestly capable (Level 5 and up). To avoid getting people driving with much better cars started, you need to stay low.
One way is to simply keep moving around the arena. Another way is to do the opposite – stay hidden. Doing this is simple. Just park your car. Of course, it’s best to do this with the help of your surroundings, so try parking in or around a building, behind bushes, or among some thick vegetation. After a few seconds of inactivity, your indicator on the minimap will fade and you will no longer be visible to other players. This will allow you to camp comfortably until just before the final race begins. With head-to-head races disabled, you can speed up your engine and prepare for the final charge.
- Launch into the final race – Even if you have a modest car into the final race, you still have a good chance of at least getting into the Top 5, or even winning! But how? Location, location, location! Think fast and be very observant in the final stages of the arena. At this point, the arena is so small that dozens of players remain in one corner of the map. Once the gate is down, where do you think the finish line will be? In the opposite direction! Let’s see how it goes in this match I played:Here in this match, the arena shrinks to the northwest corner of the map, by the Horizon Baja Circuit. When the final race begins, the finish line appears to the south of it. There’s no way it’s going north, and the east side will put it somewhere around the volcano.
The trick is in the final moments leading up to the final race, position your car so you’re rolling quickly toward the opposite side of the arena. So by the time the gate drops, you’re ahead of the pack. This can give you more time to maintain the winning distance. The higher-powered cars will eventually catch on, but hopefully a mistake or two will keep buying you out for a while.
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