Forza Week in Review 6-7-19
E3 2019 is just around the corner and we’re wrapping up another busy week in the world of Forza. With just two days to go until Sunday’s Xbox E3 briefing (which kicks off at 1 p.m. Pacific on the Xbox Mixer channel don’tcha know!), let’s take a look back at the week that was in the Forza Week in Review!
Forza Horizon 4 Series 10
A new all-electric hypercar from Rimac, new reward cars, plus a new Star Card feature; that’s your brief look at just some of the cool stuff that has arrived in Forza Horizon 4 with the launch of Series 10 earlier this week. On Monday, the folks at Playground Games broadcast their Series 10 overview livestream, direct from PG HQ. If you missed it the first time around, take a look:
That Rimac C_TWO is something to behold in Forza Horizon 4. Sure, it may only have two gears total but, with individual engines powering the rear wheels and performance somewhere near 1,900 hp, it’s no wonder this all-electric concept car is a (silent) screamer. The Rimac will be available during the last week of June in Forza Horizon 4; don’t miss your chance to grab this incredible addition to the Forza Horizon 4 garage. If you can’t wait until then to try the Rimac for yourself, check out the “Monthly Rivals” challenge in the Festival Playlist, where you can drive the C_TWO on the Astmoor Heritage Circuit going up against your favorite rival.
Also new for this update is the Star Card feature, an all-in-one spot for you to track challenges in the game. You can access the Star Card feature from the “Horizon Life” tab in the game’s pause menu. Completing challenges spread across six categories – Racing, PR Stunts, Exploration, Creation, Story, and Adventure – will earn you stars; earn enough stars and you’ll get a fun flair to use next to your Gamercard in the game. Note that there are a few known issues with Star Card feature, particularly around getting credit for previously completed events. For the full list, check out the FH4 Release Notes for Series 10 on the Forza Support site.
The summer season kicks off Series 10 and brings new series and season reward cars. On the Series side, you can earn the Bentley Continental Forza Edition (50% completion) and the Cadillac Limo (80% completion). This summer, you can bring home the KTM X-Bow GT4 (50% completion) and the 2019 Honda Civic (80% completion). In addition, “The Trial” features the hard-to-find 2005 Honda NSX-R as this season’s reward car.
Forza 7 June 2019 Update
Launched earlier this week, the June 2019 update for Forza Motorsport 7 focused almost completely on the still-in-development Forza Race Regulations (FRR) feature set. Track cutting enumeration, new FRR HUD Settings options, FRR Spectate, as well as some exploit fixes make up the bulk of the changes in June. As always, we welcome your feedback for all things FRR; share your thoughts in our June FRR Feedback thread on the Forza Forums. You can also read the Release Notes over on the Forza Support site. As we continue FRR development, the team will continue testing new FRR rule sets; we’ll keep the community aware of any major rules changes along the way.
Here’s the update on the current and upcoming events in Forza 7:
Ghost – Forza Trophy Trucks
Cosmetic – Off-Road buggeis
Simulation – Supercar Rennaissance
EVENT 01 – Ghost – Showroom Rally
EVENT 02 – Simulation – Formula 90s
EVENT 03 – Spec Cosmetic – Lamborghini Diablo SV
EVENT 04 – Class Ghost – C Class
Series 4 (June 8)
EVENT 01 – Ghost – Forza GT
EVENT 02 – Simulation – Hot Hatch Genesis
EVENT 03 – Spec Sim – Lancia Group B
EVENT 04 – Cosmetic – IndyCar
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
2005 Honda NSX-R
2016 Dodge Viper ACR
2009 Chevrolet Corvetter ZR1
Next Rotation (June 11)
1999 BMW #15 BMW Motorsport V12 LMR
1965 Pontiac GTO
2011 Peugeot #10 Matmut-Oreca 908
1966 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport
Along For the Ride | Episode 6: 2005 Saleen S7 TT
The Saleen S7 is perhaps the last (and only) American supercar. The S7 has been a Forza staple for years and in this week’s edition of “Along For the Ride” host Johniwanna talks with S7 owner Roy Cats from Seattle-based Cat’s Exotics talking about his Saleen and his other supercar passion: Lamborghini.
Forza Monthly | Live from E3
We’re gearing up for our next edition of “Forza Monthly” and this one is going to be fun. For June we’re taking the show on the road and will be broadcasting live from Los Angeles, just a short walk away from all the Xbox fun happening at the Microsoft Theater downtown. The June “Forza Monthly” show will air directly after Monday’s episode of Inside Xbox, which begins at 3 p.m. Pacific. Look for special guests and lots of great Forza discussion, as we kick off a fun week of E3 broadcasts.
It’s the last #ForzaFriday episode before E3 2019 and we’re welcoming Turn 10 producer Shay Goldenberg to the show. As the lead producer on the Turn 10 Media Team, Shay helps put together the amazing Forza videos and images that are featured here on FM.net and elsewhere around the Xbox world. He is also an integral part of the “Forza Monthly” broadcast team and will be behind the scenes in L.A. next week making sure everything runs smoothly. Today we’ll be checking out Forza Horizon 4 with Shay (including test-driving that new Rimac) so stop by and make him feel welcome!
Until we meet again at E3 2019, have a great weekend!