Forza Week in Review 2-10-17

Brian Ekberg
Friday, February 10, 2017

The Playseat Car Pack kicks off this week’s edition of the Forza Week in Review. The latest car pack features some true driving gems like the Cadillac ATS-V, the 1990 Renault Alpine GTA Le Mans, and the Aston Martin DB11. I had some fun subbing in for Johniwanna during Tuesday’s DLC Debut livestream – it would have been even better if we’d had enough time to finish customizing the paint job on the Honda Civic Type R that the viewers were “helping” me “design” as a “gift” for John.

 

 

Looking ahead and as a reminder, the March car pack is the final car pack included as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass. As always we’ll have a clue thread up for the pack on the Forza Forums ahead of its March 7 release.

 

Forza Horizon 3 community photo contest winner by Trutkowski Adi

 

 

FH3 Content Update Notes

This week, alongside the release of the Playseat Car Pack, we posted a new content update for the game on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Here's a rundown of the big improvements made to the game with this CU:


Gameplay
• Six new Horizon Edition cars have been added to Wheelspins.


General Improvements
• When in Drone Mode there is now an option to stabilize the camera when stationary. This will halt the roving camera movement of the drone (Xbox One and Windows).


• Fixed an issue where PC players with an aspect ratio wider than 16:9 (including multiple monitors) could not navigate the map correctly in the Blizzard Mountain expansion (Windows).


Wheel Support
• Added a maximum pre-rendered frames option to the graphics menu to address input delay on PC when locked at 30fps. This option allows players to choose how many frames the graphics card can queue up in advance. Lowering this value will reduce input delay, while increasing it may affect game performance. It is recommended that players choose 1 pre-rendered frame when playing at locked 30 framerate or three pre-rendered frames when playing at an unlocked framerate.

 

Forza Horizon 3 community photo contest winner by Dixon Juggs

#Forzathon – Producing History

Perhaps we should have called it #Fordzathon this week. After all, every one of the events in this weekend’s #Forzathon lineup of events stars a vehicle from the Blue Oval. Take a look:

 

 

In case you missed it in the graphic above, we’ve got a Horizon Edition car up for grabs this weekend. Finish the “Job Well Done” event and you’ll get the Ford Mustang Boss 302 Horizon Edition car added to your garage. We’ve also got an event for you wheelers and dealers – sell a car on the Auction House and you’ll earn three Wheelspins.

 

As always we’ll be checking out today’s #Forzathon events, along with a brand new Bucket List Challenge event, during today’s #ForzaFriday show, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Pacific on the official Beam and Twitch channels.

 

Forza Horizon 3 community photo contest winner by Nights Viper

HMA – Smart forfour

This week’s edition of Heavy Metal Affliction goes right to the root of what the series is all about: a love of cars. Forza community member Oliver Whittaker – Gamertag OLW52 – shares his latest acquisition a very unique Smart forfour. This is Whittaker’s fifth Smart in 16 years, and they are the only brand he has ever purchased, proving his true affection for the funky little city cars.

 

 

‘Presidential Drift’ Hits Brazil

It’s proven science that the Internet is powered by cat videos, gifs of fathers getting racked by their children with plastic baseball bats, and Instagram photos of food. But don’t forget that one particular Forza video is serving to hold its own corner of the Tubez together. By now, most of you have seen Don Joewon Song’s “Reverse Presidential Drift” video – featuring some impressive backwards driving in the 2013 Cadillac XTS Limousine at Lime Rock. Mistaken for real-life driving footage, the video caught fire earlier in 2016 and has since ticked off millions of video views.

 

This week, the next chapter in this ever-evolving story unfolded when a Brazilian news channel picked up the video and analyzed the video and the driving as if it were a real training video. Thanks to Trusted Reviews for picking up the video, which features an English translation of the newscasters’ analysis of the driving.

 

What’s next for “Presidential Drift”? Short of turning Don’s drifting demo into an actual driving instruction course (Are you listening Bondurant folks?), it’s anyone’s guess. Perhaps someone can take the video, add in some cats eating some Instagram-worthy food before crashing the limo into Dad’s tender bits? Now that would be Internet gold.

 

See you next week!