Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels XP Boards or XP Bonus Boards are very similar to the 200 XP Boards available in the base version of the video game developed by Playground Games, but they are a bit trickier to get since you need to get close to their locations, below the racing tracks.
Although there are only 25 FH5 Hot Wheels XP Boards, getting all of them requires some time, and you’ll also need to know where they are placed on your map.
As usual, to save us time, the Playground Games developers released a Treasure Map that reveals all Bonus Boards in Forza Horizon 5, including the ones available in the Hot Wheels DLC.
Unfortunately, the Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels Treasure Map is not free; hence, if you want to see all XP Boards locations in the game, you’ll have to buy it.
Obviously, you have the option to find them while exploring the world, but if you wish to smash all 25 Hot Wheels DLC Bonus Boards as fast as possible, you may need help locating them.
As such, throughout the following FH5 Hot Wheels DLC Bonus Boards locations guide (similar to our Tank Balloons guide here), I’ll share with you the exact spots for all boards you have to find and smash.
All 25 Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC XP Bonus Boards Locations – Where To Find
As said, to get all 25 Hot Wheels XP Boards in Forza Horizon 5, you’ll have to find a way to get close to them.
Since you’ll spend most of the time on the suspended tracks, it means that to get to a Bonus Board, you’ll need to locate an exit point that allows you to drop to the ground. Or the area below the track.
These exit points are pretty important, and I’ll also tell you where to look for them throughout the following guide.
Last but not least, because the Hot Wheels DLC map is divided into areas, the guide below is also divided into parts. So let’s get to it and see where to find all XP Boards in Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels.
Hot Wheels DLC Forest Falls Bonus Boards Locations Map
The first area you’ll want to explore the moment you start the game is Forest Falls, which, as you can see on the map below it, features 9 XP Bonus Boards.
The Hot Wheels DLC Forest Falls XP Bonus Boards are best approached starting from the western part of the map, moving east.
Following the same order as the one on the FH5 Hot Wheels Treasure map above, here is where to look for them.
|1.||3000 XP||In a clearing under the racing tracks. |
Exit the tracks through the ring of fire located east of the XP Board icon on your map.
Drop to the ground, then move west to find the XP Board between some trees.
|2.||5000 XP||This Forest Fall XP Board is found under the red racing track. |
From the previous location, drive east (on the ground), cross the river, and look for it under the track.
|3.||1000 XP||For the third Board on the FH5 Hot Wheels XP Boards map above, drive northeast from the previous location. Remain on the ground and look for a waterfall. Behind it is the collectible.|
|4.||3000 XP||The fourth Forest Fall XP Bonus Board on the map above is on top of a small hill. The track’s exit point is southwest of the icon’s location (where the dotted line ends) on your map.|
|5.||1000 XP||From the previous location, remain on the ground and head southeast. The fifth Hot Wheels XP Board is on top of a waterfall, on a hill under the blue racing track. Drive slowly, or you’ll miss it.|
|6.||5000 XP||Immediately after the fifth Board, jump into the large waterfall. The XP Board collectible is sitting behind the water curtain. In case you are on the racing tracks, the exit point is south of the icon’s location on your map.|
|7.||5000 XP||Similar to the previous Board, you’ll find this one behind a waterfall. If you can’t find a way to get close to it, you can simply fast-travel to the river.|
|8.||3000 XP||On top of a waterfall, this Forest Fall XP Bonus Board can be reached by dropping from the track northeast of the icon’s location. Find the section without protection or protection walls and drop to the ground.|
|9.||1000 XP||For the last XP Board in Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels Forest Falls area, drive south from the previous collectible. Stay on the ground, and you’ll see it at the edge of the mountain.|
Giant’s Canyon Hot Wheels XP Boards Locations Map
Moving to the next area, known as Giant’s Canyon, you’ll need to find only 7 Hot Wheels XP Boards; however, these are more accessible due to the terrain, which allows you to remain on the ground.
I recommend starting from the north and moving towards the southern side of the map because you have an exit point close to the first XP Bonus Board on the following map.
Again, make sure you follow the same order as the one on the FH5 Hot Wheels DLC Treasure Map above and if you need help with the boards, check the table below.
|1.||3000 XP||The Board is found on a small island in the middle of the lake. To get to it, use the exit point found northeast of the icon on your map (marked by a dotted line).|
|2.||1000 XP||The next Giant’s Canyon XP Bonus Board in FH5 Hot Wheels DLC is on top of a small hill across the track from the previous collectible. Go around the hill to reach the top.|
|3.||5000 XP||The fifth Bonus XP Board is at the bottom of the canyon. To get to it, you can drive south from the previous collectible or drop from the tracks above. There is also an exit point southwest of the Board.|
|4.||3000 XP||For the next Board on the map above, you can use the exit point west of the collectible’s location where the tracks touch the ground. The Board sits close to the edge of the map.|
|5.||3000 XP||At the bottom of the canyon, this Board is the most accessible because the exit point from the track is north of it.|
|6.||1000 XP||The sixth Board on the map above is under a red track. To get close to it, you can use the exit point found to the north and marked by a dotted line on your map.|
|7.||1000 XP||The last Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels XP Board is at the canyon’s edge on our Giant’s Canyon Map. To reach it, check the dotted line found northwest on your map and use it to exit the tracks.|
|8.||1000 XP||Although not part of the Giant’s Canyon, the eighth Board marked on the map above counts as a collectible. It is the most accessible Board in the DLC because it’s in the festival’s central area.|
Hot Wheels Ice Cauldron Bonus Boards Locations Map
After you collect all Hot Wheels XP Boards in the areas above, it’s time to deal with those in The Ice Cauldron.
The Forza Horizon 5 Ice Cauldron XP Boards are also very accessible, and you can see their location on the following map, divided into two parts.
Start from the north, then move towards the southern area smashing all Boards listed below.
|1.||1000 XP||The first Ice Cauldron Bonus XP Board is near the racing track and the exit point. Look for it in the open area.|
|The second Bonus Board on the map above is probably the trickiest in the DLC. It is at the edge of the mountain, and to get it; you’ll want to use the exit point south of the third Board I have marked for you. Then you’ll want to move north, crossing the lava canyons and going around the mountain (follow the path in the snow). Finally, you’ll want to drop from the hills to the north to smash the Board.|
|3.||1000 XP||After you get the previous Board, return to the exit point south of the third Board on my map, then check the edge of the mountain, close to the lava canyon. The collectible sits in the opening.|
|4.||3000 XP||The next Board is also fairly accessible. Simply drive southwest from the previous one, and you’ll spot it at the entrance to a small canyon near the frozen lake.|
|5.||3000 XP||The next collectible is close to the previous Board, in the middle of the frozen lake.|
|6.||3000 XP||Once you get the 5th Ice Cauldron Board, drive southwest and remain on the ground. You should be able to spot the next Board under the blue racing track.|
|7.||1000 XP||Using the exit point (dotted line) found southwest of the seventh Board on the map above, return to the ground and drive east. The Board sits in the middle of a loop.|
|8||3000 XP||For the last Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels Park DLC Bonus Board, you can use the same exit point as above, then drive south around the mountain. You’ll find the collectible behind the hill and between some rocks.|
And that’s it, friends! You just found all Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels XP Boards collectibles, but if you are stuck and need help, remember to post your questions in the comments section below.