Forza Week in Review 3-9-18
If we had to theme this week’s update for Forza Motorsport 7, “esports” and “painting” would be two good places to start. Not only did we add two new features to our Spectate features – new and improved Ticker and Telemetry options, to be specific – we also added a number of tweaks to the Forza 7 Livery Editor; making our painting tools that much better for our creative designers in the community. Tweaks like being able to quickly mirror layers from one side of a vehicle to the other, and more precise snap options, give painters more flexibility and power to create in-game masterpieces than ever before.
The March update is a great example of the kinds of things we love to build for Forza Motorsport 7. We’ve got big important features like Spectate features that have been built to support the Forza Racing Championship (and, indeed, the larger race-streaming community). At the same time, with the Livery Editor updates, we’ve focused on an area where some of the most passionate Forza community members live and breathe on a daily basis. These kinds of additions and improvements start with the feedback we receive from the Forza community on a regular basis and I look forward to sharing more updates just like this one in the future.
In the meantime, let’s kick off another busy edition of the Forza Week in Review with a look at the new vehicles that arrived in the game this week.
March Car Pack
A race car driven by Paul Newman and currently owned by Adam Carolla, a classic racing progenitor that made history with Tazio Nuvolari behind the wheel, an early 80s Jaguar driven by the likes of Hurley Haywood and others. Vehicles in this week’s March Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 7 featured some heavy hitters behind the wheel. Take a look at these cars and more in action:
If you missed this week’s edition of our #TuesdayDrive livestream, you missed our own Johniwanna expertly running down all of the cars and trucks in the pack, so check out the replay now and get yourself all learned up.
Bounty Hunter Update
Our latest Bounty Hunter starring Turn 10 boss Alan Hartman closed this week and what a turnout we saw. It was fantastic to see so many players enjoying both Rivals events; I know Alan worked hard to set his best time before he shut things down last weekend. All gifts have been sent for both events – including that gorgeous MG MGA and the Porsche GT3 RS participation cars. Congrats to all the winners!
Our next Bounty Hunter is going live next week and this event will be unlike any previous BH event we’ve ever done. Without giving too much away, this event will be more competitive and will also feature more rewards than any BH event in Forza history. How’s that for a tease!?
#Forzathon – A Higher Class of Car
Hit the streets in luxurious style in this week’s crop of #Forzathon events in Forza Horizon 3. Credits, XP and wheelspins are yours for the taking, along with the Mercedes A45 AMG Horizon Edition. Check it out:
Forza 7 Leagues Update
Our “Marching Motors” Leagues Season is underway and we’re just about to hit Series 2. This series will feature a Ghost and Simulation events, and will challenge lovers of “Godzilla” (aka the Nissan GT-R) to get their race on a special Spec Cosmetic event. Check it out:
Event 01 – Ghost – Showroom Rally
Event 02 – Simulation – Supercars Championship
Event 03 – Spec Cosmetic – 2017 Nissan GT-R
New Rivals Channels
You may have noticed that Rivals Mode got a facelift this week. Part of our March update included adding some new channels to Rivals – including a new Division and ForzaRC channels. As those names imply, these new channels will host specific types of events, including our competitive Forza Racing Championship events once the seasons begin. In the Division channel, we’ve got two Division-based events, including “Now Your Run Begins” starring Hot Hatch Genesis cars, and “Lime Drive” for Sport Compact Icon vehicles.
Under the Featured Event channel, you’ll find our second Community Rivals event. This time we’re featuring Spa-Francorchamps as the circuit of choice and players will be driving the 2014 Dodge #93 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R, which won handily over its Twitter poll competition earlier in the week. Look for another Twitter poll this coming Monday; this time, we’ll be leading off with a car and letting players vote on the track to run it on. Be sure and follow us on Twitter and let your vote count!
One other #ForzaRC note that’s worth mentioning with this update: We’ve added a new #ForzaRC tile on the “Multiplayer” menu page. Clicking this link will send you to the GFinity registration page, where you can log in and/or register for the 2018 competitive season. If you haven’t registered already, hit the link and get yourself signed up!
#ForzaFriday – The Dude Abides
Astute Forza fans may have noticed the “Dude Abides” Driver Gear suit that has been recently added to Forza 7. Still others may know that this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of a certain Coen Brothers comedy starring Jeff Bridges. On today’s episode of #ForzaFriday, we’re “pulling it all together” and giving viewers a chance to get their virtual hands on the “Dude Abides” suit in the game. To learn more simply tune into #ForzaFriday beginning at 3 p.m. Pacific on Mixer or Twitch. Further instructions to follow! See you then!