Forza Horizon 5 players buy endless Willys jeeps to grow money

From the opening set, where you are dropped off by a plane flying over a Mexican volcano in a 2021 Ford Bronco, before moving on to a 2020 Corvette Stingray Coupe, a 1989 “Desert Flyer” Porsche 911 and a 2021 Mercedes-AMG One, Forza Horizon 5 is keen to show off its best cars.

Funny, then, that one of the most popular buys and tactics for gamers eager to earn rewards is about an old clunk of a jeep. The 1940s Willys jeep is a current favorite, with many players picking up the vehicle to take advantage of an exploit that lets them earn Super Wheelspins indefinitely (read: lots of cash or rare car rewards) by buying the old banger and upgrade it and then resell it.

According to Windows Central, the cheap car is available for only 40,000 credits and only needs a few skill points to upgrade enough to earn a Super Wheelspin.

Since you can ‘gift’ these excess cars to other strangers (including those who are not even on your friends list) and get the skill points refunded, other players find that their charging finds are flooded with Willys jeeps. Not ideal when the same findings have the potential to include much better cars.

There’s no way, at the time of writing, to say no to a gift – so once you’ve got a Willys in your hands, there’s no way to get rid of it … other than to give it as a gift again. Hm.

For a game packed to the rafters with supercars and ridiculously expensive machinery, it’s pretty nice to see an old jeep like Willys get a breath of life … though a cursory glance at Reddit or Twitter will reveal a deep well of frustration from more competitive players.

And there are many players, too: 4.5 million of Microsoft’s numbers, making it the most successful Microsoft Game Studios launch to date. This is not really so surprising, as Forza Horizon 5 had 1 million players before launch.

Our very own Tom Orry has familiarized himself with Mexico’s atmosphere and you can read his thoughts on the game at the link.

Forza Horizon 5 is out now and available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC. Log in now and maybe you’ll find your very own Willys Jeep waiting in a barn!

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