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Forza Week in Review 7-19-19

Brian Ekberg
Friday, July 19, 2019

 

Welcome back to the Forza Week in Review. Since our last WIR edition, we’ve seen the opening of a new Microsoft Flagship store in London, where Forza played a front-and-center role. We’re also looking at the new events in Forza Horizon 4 and welcoming a new guest to #ForzaFriday. Let’s go!

 

Microsoft Store London Opening

The new flagship Microsoft Store opened in London on July 11. Located on Oxford Street not far from Hyde Park, the new store opened up in grand fashion and Forza games were a huge part of the fun. Not only could visitors try out the new LEGO Speed Champions Expansion for Forza Horizon 4, the store also featured a dark blue McLaren Senna – this one NOT built out of LEGO bricks, mind you – in which fans could climb in and play Forza Motorsport 7 on a screen projected in front of the car. Talk about an expensive racing accessory!

 

Check out some photos from the opening event:

 

 

Forza Horizon 4 Events – Spring & Winter

Winter is here in Forza Horizon 4 along with new events to explore and rewards to earn. This season, players can earn a pair of Koenigsegg cars – the CCX (50 percent completion) and the Regera (80 percent completion); there are also a few hard-to-find vehicles out there for those willing to work, including the Chevrolet ZR2 pickup, the drift-ready Ford Mustang Spec 5, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GT 4.

 

Spring arrives next week and its bringing a couple of classic British reward cars: the Caterham R500 Forza Edition (50 percent completion) and the TVR Tuscan (80 percent completion), alongside other rewards like the Ferrari Dino, the Renault 5 Turbo Forza Edition, and a new Jeep Wrangler that will be rewarded for completing next week’s “The Trial”.

 

Remember, there are Series Rewards on tap too, namely the Bugatti T35 C (50 percent completion) and the “I Beat the Stig” T-shirt (80 percent completion).

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by KeenLionRoar.

 

Wheel & Pedal Wednesday

We had Godzilla on a Forza livestream this week. No, seriously. If you missed this week’s edition of Wheel & Pedal Wednesday, you missed a genuine Japanese legend in Johniwanna’s garage – the Nissan R32 GT-R and its owner Rob from Godspeed Fabrication. Rob’s been on W&PW before – last seen showing off his Rat Rod – this week’s show was a chance to get up close and personal with the automotive equivalent to a monstrous kaiju. Don’t miss the replay on the Forza channel for an in-depth look at this JDM classic.

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by Paddock720.

 

#ForzaFriday w/Neha Chintala

A new guest to interview on #ForzaFriday is always a cause for celebration and, today, we’ve got just that. We’re welcoming Turn 10 producer Neha Chintala to the show today for her first appearance on the show. Neha joined the team earlier in the year and has most notably led the team building Forza Race Regulations in Forza Motorsport 7. During today’s show, we’ll be chatting with Neha about all things Forza and playing both Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 4. The show starts at 3 p.m. Pacific on Mixer and Twitch; stop by and welcome Neha to the show!

 

The next edition of the Forza Week in Review will be published on Friday, August 2nd.