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Forza Motorsport 7 May Update

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

We’re kicking off a month of celebrating Honda with our May update for Forza Motorsport 7. The update launches today on both Xbox One and PC and, among other improvements, introduces a fix to an issue that allowed players to unlock previously locked livery designs and save them as their own. (Check out our May Release Notes for more information on this update.)



Alongside today’s update, we’re bringing in new Honda-centric content and events to the game designed to put a spotlight on the famed Japanese manufacturer. First up is the launch of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R – the latest race-bred hot hatch that’s equal parts over-the-top lines and aggressive performance. The Civic Type R is available for free to all Forza Motorsport 7 players and, for Car Pass owners, the car will be automatically downloaded to your garage once you have the update (NOTE: Players who do not own the FM7 Car Pass will need to go to the Buy Cars screen and purchase the car manually. It will still be available to non-Car Pass owners at no additional charge). Here’s more on the new Civic Type R:


2018 Honda Civic Type R

Ready to put the “hot” in hot hatch? Honda’s latest is a track-ready, five-door hatchback that pulls out all the stops in performance and styling; from the functional scoops and curves that feed the turbo-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and aid in aerodynamics, to the massive wing that screams “Look at me!” and delivers massive downforce. The chassis tuning is sublime and immensely precise; little wonder that the Type R set the front-wheel drive production car record at the Nürburgring. So, race it! Pit this 306-hp front-wheel-drive sweetheart against the best in its division and enjoy the view from the top step of the podium.



May Events

In addition to the Civic Type R, we’ve got lots of new online events happening in May, including a number of Honda-centric events. Here’s an overview of the great events coming to Forza Motorsport 7 this month.



Hot-lapping Hondas will be the theme of this month’s new crop of Rivals events. Here’s a look at what's in store:


Name: VIP – Monte-Car-Roll
Car: 1980 #31 Lancia Corse Beta Montecarlo Turbo
Track: Watkins Glen Full Circuit
Dates: 5/1 – 5/31
Note: For Forza Motorsport 7 VIPs


Name: May Spotlight Challenge – Honda
Car: 2018 Honda Civic Type R
Track: Suzuka West
Reward: 1997 Honda Civic Type R Forza Edition
Dates: 5/1 – 5/31


Name: One Rad Lap
Car: 2015 Radical RXC Turbo
Track: Spa-Francorchamps
Dates: 5/1 – 5/31


Name: ForzaRC 2018 Qualifier #4
Car: 2016 Honda Civic Type R
Track: Watkins Glen Full Alt
Reward: Honda Driver Gear
Dates: 5/14 – 5/16


Name: ForzaRC Competitive Training
Car: 2017 Honda #45 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar
Track: Mugello Full Circuit
Dates: 5/1 – 5/31


Name: ForzaRC 2018 Booster #3
Car: 2014 Chevrolet #4 ROAL Motorsport RML Cruze TC1 WTCC
Track: Brands Hatch GP
Dates: 5/10-5/12



Last week we introduced the slate of evergreen multiplayer hoppers to Forza Motorsport 7, including our full lineup of class-based hoppers, as well as drag, drift, and playground hoppers. In addition we have new Division-based hoppers including our Modern Hot Hatch (cosmetic damage) and Supercar Renaissance (ghost) hoppers available now, and we’ll be bringing in new hoppers later in the month. Got the Honda CRX-X SiR or the Civic Si in your garage? The Hot Hatch Genesis Division hopper will be for you. If you prefer the Prelude Si or SH, look for the Sport Compact Icons Division hopper coming your way in May.




Our current League season “Storming Motors” continues into May. Here’s a look at what’s happening in each of the weekly series that remain in this season:


Series 2
Dates: 4/28 – 5/5
Event 01 – Ghost – Forza Group Rally Division
Event 02 – Simulation – Sport Compact Division
Event 03 – Spec Ghost 2003 Renault Clio
Event 04 – Class – Class A Cars
Series 2 Reward: Crash Test Dummy After Driver Gear


Series 3
Dates: 5/5 – 5/12
Event 01 – Ghost – Forza Trophy Trucks
Event 02 – Simulation -- Early Prototype Racers
Event 03 – Spec Cosmetic – 2016 Honda Civic Forza Edition
Series 3 Reward: 2004 Honda Civic Type-R


Series 4
Dates: 5/12 – 5/19
Event 01 – Ghost – Sport Touring Icons Division
Event 02 – Simulation – Sport GT Icons Division
Event 03 – Spec Sim – Oldsmobile 442
Event 04 – ForzaRC – IndyCar Division
Series 4 Reward: Your Majesty Driver Gear


Our next League season will include a new set of Series events and the 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be one of the featured cars in the season. Look for those details soon!