Forza Horizon 5 Rudo Accolade is very similar to Rude Introductions, but you need to take the shortcut in the Qualification Lucha De Carreteras Story to unlock it. FH5 Rudo Lucha De Carreteras Accolade is one of the 5 Shortcuts you must find if you wish to unlock a series of 5 Accolades.
However, unlike Rude Introductions, Rudo, or the Qualification Shortcut, plays an essential role in getting 3 Stars at the end of the race. Therefore, below, I’ll tell you where to find the Forza Horizon 5 Qualification Story shortcut and how to unlock the Rudo Accolade.
FH5 Rudo Accolade Location
On the map above, you can see that the FH5 Qualification Shortcut is found at the beginning of the race at the Dunas Blancas circuit. If you already finished the Forza Horizon 5 Lucha De Carreteras Qualification Story but missed the shortcut, you’ll have to replay it.
This guide explains how to replay the FH5 Stories in case you need help. After you select the Lucha De Carreteras Stories, make sure you pick the 4th on the list. It is named simply Qualification.
How To Take the Shortcut in Qualification
The good thing bout the Forza Horizon 5 Qualification Shortcut is that it’s close to the start, but it is also easy to miss. So, after the cutscene at the beginning of the race, you’ll find yourself on a ramp. Start the race, and after the first checkpoint (pictured below), take a right turn.
Ignore your opponent (El Rival), and immediately turn right once you get past the first checkpoint and the tires on the right side. If you do this, you’ll avoid the first large curve, and you’ll see the next checkpoint in front of you (also pictured).
Now that you know where to find the FH5 Shortcut in the Qualification Story, it is worth keeping in mind that this alternative route is far more important than the actual Accolade. Simply put, without this shortcut, it is very hard to get the 3 Forza Horizon 5 Qualification Gold Stars, so do not miss it.