Forza Horizon 4 Drifting

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How to Drift in Forza Horizon 4. The Complete Drifting Guide

Forza Horizon 4 Drifting

This Froza Horizon 4 drifting Walkthrough will help you make those cool turns and slides like the pros do it. If you play the game and feel you’re missing a little edge, this walk through is for you. Going through the guide will teach you to:

  • How to drift in Froza Horizon 4 
  • The essentials of drifting
  • How to use the E-brake
  • How to drift in all-wheel drive cars

Froza Horizon 4 Drifting Walk Through

Forza Horizon 4 can get a bit complicated if you do not know what you are doing. Drifting is one of the fun things that you can do in Forza Horizon 4 and in this guide we are going to walk you through how you can drift in the game. This guide is for people that are playing the game with a controller.

How To Drift In Forza Horizon 4

Drifting in Forza Horizon 4 is pretty easy once you get the hang of things. There are some technicalities that we are going to go over in this guide if you are interested in making the most out of what the game has to offer. For drifting, what you need to do is concentrate on power oversteer and then controlling your vehicle. For this, we recommend using a rear-wheel-drive car. You can use an all-wheel-drive car as well but will talk about that later.

We recommend using manual transmission for drifting in Forza Horizon 4 and if you want an even better experience then you should have manual clutch as well. This adds another button that you need to press when changing gear but once you get used to it, you will see the benefits of additional control while drifting. If you are using manual clutch then pulling the E-brake will give you a lot more freedom.

forza horizon 4 how to drift

The Essentials

Let’s go over the basics first. Here is how you can drift in Forza Horizon 4:

  • Ease into the throttle while turning
  • Let go of the throttle
  • Counter-steer the car and control the drift
  • Feather the throttle when needed

Focus on the counter-steering part to avoid spinning or getting the car out of control. This is a common thing for beginners and will take time and practice to get used to. Do not worry about it. with enough time and practice, you should be able to master drifting in Forza Horizon 4. Trying doing this in second gear.

While it is important for the car to have ample power, do not neglect counter-steering as this is one of the most common mistakes that new players make when drifting for the first time. Once you are used to it try doing the same in third gear. The effects will be different depending on the car that you have. Try to use as little throttle as you can in the beginning so that you can focus on controlling the drift. Doing so will help you in the long run when you have access to cars that are more powerful.

How To Use The E-brake

When it comes to using the E-brake, the entry is key. You need to have a proper entry into the turn in order for the rest of the drift to work. You can figure this out by entering into a turn and pulling the E-brake and letting go of the throttle. This will give you an idea of the traction. You can do this a couple of times and then try the same while using the throttle as well.

Forza Horizon 4 Drifting

What you need to do is enter the turn with the right line and pull the E-brake. Counter-steer and control the drift. You can do this at around 50 MPH if you are getting started. The car will let you know when you are going too fast and everything is going to fall apart. If that is happening to you then chances are that you are trying to go too fast.

If your car is very powerful then you can stick to the outer part of the turn, pull the E-brake, counter-steer, control the drift and feather the throttle to continue drifting. Use as little power as possible to keep things under control. If you feel that things are getting out of hand then you can let go of the throttle and the car will regain traction. You will get used to it over time and you will become accustomed to what the car is doing and where it is headed.

Drifting All-Wheel-Drive Cars

All-wheel-drive cars have a lot of traction and are not ideal for drifting. They stick to the road and that is why we recommend using rear-wheel-drive cars for drifting in Forza Horizon 4. If you really want to drift a 4-wheel-drive car then there is a way of doing that but it can vary from car to car.

If you are using automatic transmission then you are not going to get to higher gears most of the time and that is not ideal for drifting. That is why we recommend manual transmission in order to get the best drifting experience. You will also need to get rid of all the assists that the game has. Keep the ABS on but turn off the Traction Control and Stability assists.

The 1977 Holden Torana A9X with the tune AWD Drift by XtremeEnergizer is a great combination to try this method with. Instead of changing gear, you can start off in third gear and keep it there while you drift. Get some speed and use the handbrake to start drifting. That is all that you need to do.

The 1977 Holden Torana A9X can be used for both tarmac and gravel and you will be able to beat the missing zones with three stars in no time. All you need to do is get some practice to get a hang of things.

That is all that you need to know about drifting in Forza Horizon 4. If you are interested in learning more about the game then be sure to check out our guide on how you can sell cars.

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