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How to Drift in Forza Horizon 4

by William Schwartz

There's more to drifting than just yanking the e-brake.

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Knowing how to drift in Forza Horizon 4 is going to come in handy as it’s a big part of this year’s game.  There are numerous drift challenges in the game, as well as a full fledged story sequence in the game.  Here’s everything we know about how to drift in Forza Horizon 4.

Forza Horizon 4 How to Drift

  • Press the Left Trigger to break when going around corners at high speed
  • Press the A button for E-brake to trigger manual drift
  • Steer through drift with the left thumbstick

The easiest way to drift in Forza Horizon 4 is by using a combination of steering and the emergency break.  In Forza Horizon 4, not all cars are created equally so some vehicles are going to be better than others when it comes to drifting.  For optimal results you’re going to want to be both a master of the controls and have a car that’s tuned for drifting.

If you’re going for the absolute best score, you’re going to want to go into the game’s settings and turn off traction control.  It’s one of the biggest things that might be limiting your drifting ability in any car.  Second, for better drift results you’re also going to want to take a look at whether the car is rear wheel, front wheel, or all-wheel drive.  Rear wheel drive vehicles are much better for drifting than the others.  Lastly you’re going to want to be looking for cars that have high horsepower and low weight.  If you can’t find one you can always customize one in your garage to fit this bill.

Digging even deeper into the tuning for a car can really help you with drifting.  Experimenting with different set-ups in terms of tires and suspension will also get you better results for drifts.

The simple answer is that you can drift with any car in Forza Horizon 4 by either threading/tapping the Left Trigger at high speeds, or you can go into a manual drift by pressing the emergency brake as well.  Doing this while attempting to steer the car around a corner will allow you to earn drift points and complete challenges.

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