Forza Horizon 5 is a good choice if you like racing with supercars, but it's even better if you enjoy open-world driving with sometimes strange missions. One of the best examples of this is a Hidden Bad Cactus Optional Accolade where you need to find...a bad-looking plant? There's a little more than that, so solving this mystery can be tricky.
How to get to Hidden Bad Cactus in FH5
Hidden Bad Cactus is part of the Buggy and the Beast Showcase event; without it, you'll have a problem completing the quest. You'll need to take several actions before going on a treasure hunt for that prickly plant. By the way, if you like searching for plants, you'd want to know how to complete the Forza Horizon 5 Tropical Fruits Treasure Hunt.
- Start Buggy and the Beast assignment.
- Finish the Caldera Mountain race—Before you have a chance to find the hidden cactus, you must compete in a buggy against two monster trucks.
- Gain access to the Showcase arena—This is a map where you have to finish specific tasks to get additional rewards.
Where is Hidden Bad Cactus in Forza Horizon 5?
Now that you're in the Showcase arena, you can finally complete the Hidden Bad Cactus task. After that, focus on other Optional Accolades to finish the quest.
- Drive to the western part of the arena.
- Look for big blue containers.
- Find a wooden platform near bowling pins.
- You'll see a red pinata on the left side of the platform. That's your bad-looking cactus.
- Drive into it and destroy it to complete the task.
There are several Optional Accolades for you to complete in the Showcase arena, and one of them is to find the Hidden Bad Cactus. This is a complete list of Buggy and the Beast Optional Accolades that you need to do:
- Achieve a speed of 90 MPH
- Earn 5 Ultimate Air Skills
- Earn a total of 30.000 Skill Score
- Find and smash the Hidden Bad Cactus
- Smash 50 Bowling Pins
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