Microsoft and Playground Games' racing gem Forza Horizon 4 is getting an update today and among the changes is The Eliminator mode, where 72 players face off in battle royale style to be the last man standing. Or last man driving if you're going to be picky about it.
Now, battle royale has been tried in just about every game, even Tetris, so we suppose it's not surprising that Forza Horizon 4's dev is giving their version a shot. And from what we've seen, it looks fun too, but first things first.
The Eliminator pits 72 players against one another in an open-world arena set in Britain, where everyone starts in a 1956 Mini Cooper. There's no loot in the traditional sense, but this is where random airdrops and Forza Horizon 4 eliminations come in.
Once you're close enough to your Forza Horizon 4 opponent, hitting the horn starts a head-to-head race, with a finish line randomly set some distance away. Beating the other driver earns you upgrades and a chance to either upgrade to a higher level car or take your opponent's one.
As you'd expect in a battle royale game, The Eliminator relies on the contracting ring to compress the field of play and separate the wheat from the chaff.
The Eliminator is part of Forza Horizon 4's update that lands today, 12 December 2019, and it brings some cross-platform fixes and a few new modes, the first of which lets you drive a Ford Anglia in a race against the Flying Scotsman.
As for the second one, Contest of Giants, Playground wrote, "Go toe-to-toe with Horizon's hovercraft pilot once more! You'll be driving the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 during a spring downpour. Come hill or high water, prove once again that tradition is king!"