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Forza Horizon 4 is getting a battle royale mode called The Eliminator

And it's out tomorrow on Xbox One and PC.

In news that manages to be simultaneously surprising and, also, not remotely surprising at all, Microsoft has announced that Forza Horizon 4 is getting a battle royale mode. It's called The Eliminator and it's out tomorrow on Xbox One and PC.

The Eliminator, which comes to Forza Horizon 4 in a free update, pits 72 players against each other as they thunder around Forza 4's open-world Britain, competing in head-to-head races in a frantic attempt to secure new pick-ups and faster cars.

Initially, everyone is seated in their own 1965 Mini Cooper, but upgrades can be earned by locating Car Drops around the world or by coming first in a head-to-head race against another challenger. Once an individual race is complete, the loser is disqualified and the winner can either select an upgrade or steal their opponent's car.

All the while, the arena boundaries are closing in and, once they reach their final position, every remaining competitors must race to the finish line in a bid to be crowned the Eliminator.

When the Eliminator update goes live tomorrow, 12th December, at 6pm in the UK/10 am PT, it will be accompanied by a special mini-campaign and unlockable rewards. These include the 2008 Renault Mégane R26.R, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Pre-Order Edition, the 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, and a range of Eliminator-branded character clothing too.

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