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Forza Horizon 5 paint barrel locations

To earn points in Series 6 Summer, you're going to need to smash some Forza Horizon 5 paint barrels. Here's the quickest way to complete the challenge

Forza Horizon 5 paint barrel locations: A stack of three wooden paint barrels at the side of a runway in Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 loves a good smashables challenge, and in Series 6 Summer, players will have to hunt down paint barrels in order to earn some precious points for the season’s reward cars.

Unlike previous smashable challenges that have asked players to destroy regular objects like solar panels or bicycles, paint barrels are a new item that players will have to smash to complete the Colour Festival challenge and scoop three season points. Being a new item, finding Forza Horizon 5 paint barrel locations could be tricky, and with a map as vast as FH5’s, they could be tucked away anywhere.

Fear not though because we’re on hand to show you the quickest and most efficient way to find these barrels and smash through them, getting you one step closer to that menacing Ascari or that gorgeous Jaguar in the seasonal rewards. Read on for all the details.

Forza Horizon 5 paint barrel locations

If you’re looking for Forza Horizon 5 paint barrel locations, the best place to start is the drag strip next to the Horizon Festival Mexico outpost on the western side of the map.

If you drive along this runway drag strip, several stacks of barrels will appear. Just drive through them at a decent speed to ensure your barrel smash counts towards the challenge’s progress.

Forza Horizon 5 paint barrel locations: A screenshot of the Forza Horizon 5 map

There aren’t enough at the drag strip to complete the challenge in one go, but it seems to be the most densely populated area we’ve found so far. To complete the challenge quickly, we suggest smashing all the barrels you can see, closing the game, and rebooting it to spawn the barrels once more.

So that’s how to quickly find Forza Horizon 5 paint barrels and complete this seasonal challenge. If you’re a newcomer to FH5, it might be worth stopping by our Forza Horizon 5 Barn Finds guide.