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Forza Horizon 4 gets a battle royale mode: The Eliminator

Part of a free update coming to the game Dec. 12

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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Forza Horizon 4 is getting a battle royale mode. Tomorrow. It’s called Eliminator, and involves 72 cars in an open-world arena that involves head-to-head racing and shrinking boundaries.

In the mode, players zoom all over the British countryside, engaging in spontaneous head-to-head races with one another. Everyone starts with a 1965 Mini Cooper, but they can upgrade via car drops scattered all over the playing area, or defeating another player in a race. That earns them the prerogative of taking their car, if it’s better (or selecting an upgrade, if it’s not).

As this is going on, the boundaries are contracting, corralling all the remaining players together into one final race.

Players started noticing ads for the Eliminator on the side of NPC box trucks in Forza Horizon 4’s world a few weeks ago. The battle royale isn’t the only addition coming tomorrow; the update, which goes live on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. EST, will have another mini-campaign with unlockable rewards, including the 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, the 2008 Renault Mégane R26 R, and the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Pre-Order Edition.

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