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Forza Week in Review 1-25-19

Brian Ekberg
Friday, January 25, 2019

 

This week we’ve got the latest events happening in both Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, a look at the latest Bounty Hunter event in Forza 7, along with a special surprise for our own Johniwanna courtesy of our friends at PTG. Let’s go!

 

Forza Horizon – Autumn

The leaves are falling but the speeds are rising: Welcome to autumn in Forza Horizon 4. This week the new season brings great new events, including the Autumn Community Championship, a new series of races where you can win prizes like the Patrol Outfit and the “Alright Guv’nah” Quick Chat phrase. Best of all, the championship routes themselves were created by members of the Forza community: AltaSilencia11, DaNammit86, and BeSeeingYouNo6. Congrats, folks!

 

Elsewhere we’ve a new seasonal event where you can win the 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, and a new Porsche Cup Trial, with the Grey Modern Race Suit up for grabs. Over in the #Forzathon Shop you can purchase the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Forza Edition and the 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and more. Take a look:

 

 

FH4 Car Pass – Honda and Mercedes

Forza Horizon 4 Car Pass owners are also welcoming two new cars to the game this week – the legendary 2005 NSX-R GT (just begging for a proper Takata race livery!) and the classic 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK.

The 2005 Honda NSX-R GT.

 

The 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK.

 

Forza Motorsport 7 Events

New #Forzathon events kick of the new happenings in Forza Motorsport, including a chance to win the Cyber Driver Gear in our “A Fine Vintage” event, as well “Along the Beach” where the prize is the 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport Forza Edition.

 

 

Over in Leagues, Series 4 wraps up this week, and we kick over to a new Season this weekend. The new Season is dubbed “Keeping Pace” and here’s a look at what’s coming in the season’s first series:

 

EVENT 01 – Ghost – Showroom Rally

EVENT 02 – Simulation – Supercars Championship

EVENT 03 – Spec Ghost – 1967 Eagle-Weslake T1G

Series Reward – 2015 Audi S1

Season Reward – 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock Forza Edition

 

The next refresh for Forza 7 hoppers is coming next Thursday:

 

Division - Ghost – Sport Luxury Division

Division - Cosmetic – Formula 70s

Division - Simulation – Historic Road Racing

Tag - Virus – A Class

Tag - Keep the It – S Class

Tag - Pass the It – B Class

 

Weekly photo contest winner by FRT Murallha.

 

Barrett-Jackson Photo Contest

As we announced on our January edition of Forza Monthly, we’ve got a photo contest happening right now in the Forza community with the cars of the Barrett-Jackson Car Pack. From the Shelby Monaco King Cobra to the Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible, take your best shot of any the cars from January’s car pack and we’ll pick our favorites to be featured on our next edition of Forza Monthly. Head over to the Forza Forums thread to read all about how to get involved and post your entries. This is a gorgeous collection of cars, so let’s see what you can come up with!

 

New Year’s Bounty Hunter

February is on its way but our January Bounty Hunter event is in full force. Starring the 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven on Road Atlanta Full Circuit, this Rivals event is a test of car control (especially on corner exits) on one of the best high-speed tracks in the game. Personally I’ve managed a 1:30.260 and am currently fighting for the sub-1:30 that I know is in me. A quick glance at the event’s overall leaderboard sees ForzaRC great G2 Laige at the top of the sheet with a stunning 1:25.714, one of just six times in the entire world in the 1:25’s. Here’s a reminder of the rewards that are up for grabs based on your final position on the leaderboard:

 

Bounty Reward 1 Reward 2
Top 20% 2014 Chevrolet Super Sport Forza Edition 100,000 CR
Top 40% 2013 Dodge Dart GT FE 100,000 CR
Top 60% 2014 Ford FPV Limited Edition Pursuit Ute Forza Edition 100,000 CR
Top 80% 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Forza Edition 100,000 CR
Participation 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series Forza Edition 100,000 CR

 

Weekly photo contest winner by Sten 2005.

 

Surprising Johniwanna

We had a great moment in this week’s edition of #ThumbsUpThursday on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels. Our own Johniwanna was surprised by Forza community group PTG with a gift T-Shirt signed by members of the PTG family from all over the world. During the stream we welcomed PTG Monk and Costlesscape92, who made the trip to Turn 10 Studios to deliver the gift.

 

What started as John thinking that the Forza chat room was completely borked, transformed quickly into a moment that we won’t soon forget. Check out the replay and fast forward to the 40-minute mark to watch it for the first time or relive it again!

 

The PTG crew surprises Johniwanna at Turn 10.

 

Thanks to PTG Monk and Costlesscape92 and to the entire PTG community for making this a truly special moment in Forza community history!

 

Streaming Schedule – Week of January 27

A quick reminder that the next episode of Forza Monthly is coming on February 4. Look for more detail on the show in next week’s edition of the Week in Review. Join us today for another great edition of #ForzaFriday. In Forza Horizon 4 we’ll be checking out the two new Car Pass cars and hitting some Team Adventure; in Forza 7 we’ll be back in ABCS and Cycled Production before we hit the Nürburgring for our weekly Random Ring Race. Watch it live starting at 3 p.m. Pacific over on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels. See you then!