After years of pleading from fans on both sides, Microsoft is finally crossing-over two of its most popular characters: Forza car and Halo Warthog. I spent most of my time in the wonderfully off-road friendly Forza Horizon 2 wishing I were driving a Warthog over the hills and through the other cars of Southern France and Northern Italy. Perhaps those romantic countrysides were just too much for Halo's chupathingy of a military transport. Forza Horizon 3's Australia should be more than up to the task.
The 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, the M12 Force Application Vehicle. What it may lack in brute force — you won't find a turret on this version — it more than makes up for with its 720 bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than its FAV counterpart. The Warthog CST in Forza Horizon 3 is also ideally suited for the rough and tumble landscape of Australia. With the most advanced suspension in Forza Horizon 3 (with more than 70 cm of suspension travel), plus advanced dampening, you won't find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival.
When Forza Horizon 3 launches on September 27 (or 23 for super special edition purchasers), anyone playing on an account that's played Halo 5: Guardians or tried to play The Master Chief Collection will receive a code good for adding the Warthog to the more than 350 vehicles already coming with the game. Special events in October will give players who haven't Halo'd lately a chance to score a Warthog as well.
Now all we need is Forza car to show up in a Halo game, and the cycle will be complete.