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How to find the Forza Horizon 5 New Heights Treasure Hunt

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Complete the Forza Horizon 5 New Heights Treasure Hunt and get yourself a bunch of rewards and progress towards some free cars in Series 1 of Forza Horizon 5. Opening (smashing) the hidden chest will get you 50,000 Credits, XP, and a Wheelspin. Treasure Hunts task you with completing a particular challenge somewhere in Mexico to reveal the rough location of the hidden Treasure Chest. After you’ve scoured the area and discovered the chest, drive into it to smash it apart and get those rewards. Here’s how to complete the Forza Horizon 5 Treasure Hunt in Mulege for the New Heights Series 1 Summer challenge.

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How to start Forza Horizon 5 Treasure Hunts and find the Treasure Chest

Forza Horizon 5 treasure hunt new heights challenge on festival playlist page

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Forza Horizon 5 Treasure Hunts are weekly challenges that you can find under the Festival Playlist page when you pause the game. Not every season in a series has a treasure hunt, so you won’t always have one to do. All the information about the current Treasure Hunt is available along the tab that corresponds to the current season. At the end of the hunt, you’ll find a Treasure Chest and will be handsomely rewarded for your efforts with XP, Credits, and Wheelspin.

Forza Horizon 5 treasure hunt new heights treasure chest search area on map

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These Treasure Hunts are quite similar to Barn Finds, although there are a few key differences. Like Barn Finds, these Treasure Hunts will give you a general area to search for the chest. However, unlike a Barn Find, you’ll need to complete a challenge to reveal this area instead of waiting for a rumor. Complete this challenge and you’ll have the Treasure Hunt location scribbled on your map with a large, red circle. Head into this location and search around for the Treasure Chest – it’s a large wooden chest that has been painted in various colors and has ‘Horizon’ stencilled on both sides. Drive into the chest to break it and you’ll get all your rewards. Now you can wait until the next season starts for another Forza Horizon 5 Treasure Hunt to start.

Forza Horizon 5 treasure hunt map filters

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To make these Treasure Hunts a little easier, here are a couple of tips to help you. First of all, use the map filters to declutter the map and make it so only the essential icons are showing. The only icons you should have showing are Seasonal Collectibles, Landmarks, and whichever activity it is you need to do for the Treasure Hunt challenge. Secondly, you should use Drone Mode under the ‘Creative Hub’ tab of the pause menu to pilot a drone and scout the red Treasure Hunt area to find the Treasure Chest.

Forza Horizon 5 New Heights Treasure Hunt location in Mulege

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To find the New Heights Treasure Hunt Treasure Chest in Forza Horizon 5, you first need to get at least two stars on the Heights of Mulege Danger Sign stunt activity while driving the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray. You can find this Danger Sign and its ramp on a hill just north of the Mulege town. Mulege itself is in the south of the map below the main Horizon Festival Mexico site in Baja, California.

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To get two stars on the Heights of Mulege Danger Sign, you need to travel at least 400 feet (121.9 meters) in the air after flying off the ramp. Since the 2020 Corvette Stingray is a pretty fast car, you don’t need a huge runup to the ramp to fly far enough. We just about managed to get two stars on this Danger Sign travelling at around 70 mph in the Stingray.

Forza Horizon 5 treasure hunt new heights treasure chest location on map

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After you’ve completed this part of the Treasure Hunt, you’ll have the Treasure Chest area circled on your map which will be just west of Mulege. The Treasure Chest can be found on the north side of the white crop shelters to the west of Mulege. Drive into the chest to smash it and get your rewards.

Will Sawyer

After realising I hated writing local news when I started my journalism degree, I decided to make it my mission to combine my gaming interests with work and become a games journalist. Even with my final year of uni cut short by a small virus you may have heard of, I managed to graduate from Kingston University London and have been doing freelance guides writing since the start of 2021. I was previously at Game Rant, but now I'm over here at GamesRadar+, no doubt still spending far too much time doing Warlock space magic stuff in Destiny 2, and trying to claw my way to Apex Predator in Apex Legends.