Forza Motorsport 7 July 2019 Update
The work on Forza Race Regulations (FRR) in Forza Motorsport 7 continues with the July 2019 update! This month, we’re introducing the first iteration of collision-based penalties – known in game as “Avoidable Contact” – into the FRR feature set. In July, the implementation of FRR avoidable contact penalties will be focused on penalizing the most egregious examples of contact (i.e. intentional ramming) in the game. The system will do so by considering several factors when judging contact between cars, including speed, position, and how the struck car is affected by the contact (i.e. whether it went off track, into a wall, etc.)
With the July update, the FRR development team has been intentional in trying to penalize the most obvious examples of ramming. Our goal has been to avoid “false positives” collision penalties as much as possible. As a result, players will notice that certain contact between cars that might realistically be deemed a penalty is not called out as in July.
July’s new FRR updates will be playable in both the Forza Race Regulations Cycled Production public hopper, as well as in private lobbies, where players have the option to enable the FRR rule set. Also new for August is the ability for players to select between “Collision Only” FRR rule set or “Track Cutting Only” in the options menu when setting up a private lobby. To do so, first enable Forza Race Regulations in a private lobby, then go under “Advanced Rules” and toggle between “All On” “Track Cutting Only” or “Collisions Only” in the Regulations Mode option.
In addition to the feature work around Avoidable Contact FRR penalties, the July 2019 update also introduces some changes to the game, including some updates to Free Play Drift event settings, FRR-related audio and UI improvements, and an update to the Mini Leaderboard where both distance and time penalties are shown at once, instead of flipping between the two.
Finally, a word about the future for Forza Motorsport 7. Development on Forza 7, including further Forza Race Regulations features, will culminate with next month’s August 2019 update. Of note, the August update will feature race disqualifications based on accumulated penalty times. Look for more detail on how this will work next month.
While August will be the final update for Forza Motorsport 7, we are still eager to hear your feedback about FRR as we continue the development and evolution of the Forza Race Regulation feature looking ahead. As in the past, we encourage Forza players to submit their feedback via a dedicated thread in the Forza Forums.