Numerous Forza Horizon 5 gamers are at present taking to the open-world racing recreation of their Hoonigan automobiles to pay tribute to rally legend Ken Block.
Ken Block, knowledgeable rally driver that starred in a number of Need for Speed, Forza and Dirt video video games, handed away earlier this week following an accident close to his ranch in Woodland, Utah. He was simply 55.
As effectively as his well-liked YouTube channel, Block additionally began his personal Monster World Rally Team in 2010 as a platform to permit him to compete at a world championship stage, racking up a number of podium finishes within the course of. The workforce was renamed Hoonigan Racing Division in 2013, and over time a number of fashionable rally automobiles and revamped classics have worn the Hoonigan title in actual life and in video games like Forza Horizon 5.
Forza Horizon 5 contains a dozen Hoonigan automobiles, together with the 1986 Hoonigan Ford RS200 Evolution, the 1992 Hoonigan Mazda RX-7 “Twerkstallion”, and the 1994 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC “Cossie V2”.
Following Block’s passing, Forza Horizon 5 gamers have taken to utilizing Hoonigan automobiles to recollect the legend (through The Loadout).
RIP Ken Block. Tried my greatest to recreate the notorious Pikes Peak Photo from ForzaHorizon
10,000,000 Skill rating in Ken Blocks Hoonicorn V2. RIP Ken Block. from ForzaHorizon
Everyone on Forza proper now’s free roaming in a Hoonigan automotive 🖤🥲
— Austin (@AStheGOAT24) January 3, 2023
I used to be gonna go to mattress however I’m gonna hop on Forza & drive a Hoonigan as a substitute. Hoping to identify some others doing the identical #43
— gengar bby👻 💜 (@avianoir) January 3, 2023
Thank you Mr Block. #kenblock #rip #hoonigan #forza #ForzaHorizon5 #twitch #youtube pic.twitter.com/mEsy5mJw8P
— HELLFIRE 506 (@506Hellfire) January 4, 2023
Hoonigan Racing additionally paid tribute to Block following his demise.
“It’s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today,” reads the assertion. “Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband.”
Hoonigan Racing added that Block shall be “incredibly missed” and requested that followers “respect the family’s privacy at this time while they grieve.”
“Devastating news about the loss of Ken Block – he was a legend in Motorsports and will be dearly missed,” wrote the Twitter account for Forza Horizon. “Our deepest condolences to his family and the team at The Hoonigans.”
The Twitter account for Forza Motorsport added that Block had a “huge influence on the motorsports community around the world.”