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Forza Week in Review 2-22-19

Brian Ekberg
Friday, February 22, 2019

 

I’d like to lead this week’s edition of the Forza Week in Review with half of a story. This is a story of a young woman named Akane, daughter of Brad Beardow, who is the founder of the wheel company fifteen52. Akane was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a common form of cancer among children and young adults. Since the diagnosis, Akane has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments and her parents have understandably re-adjusted their lives to focus on their daughter’s care.

 

Pro driver and Forza streamer Verena Mei (who hosts her #HeyWatchThis show every Friday on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels) is friends with the Beardow family and was the first to alert the Forza Community to Akane’s journey. Working together with a very special collection of Forza community members, Verena has arranged a special tribute to Akane, which will appear in next week’s edition of Verena’s Friday show.

 

Forza weekly photo contest winners by FigeuroMatheus, Grev1uS, and W89 PL.

 

In the interest of not spoiling the surprise for Akane and her family, I don’t want to reveal anything more – thus only telling “half” of the story here in today’s Forza Week in Review. For the rest of the story, please make sure to tune in to Verena’s show on March 1 starting at 10 a.m. Pacific, and look for more in an upcoming edition of the WIR.

 

Now let’s get you caught up with the latest news in the world of Forza.

 

Forza Horizon 4 – Autumn

Fall is back in Forza Horizon 4 and there’s good stuff all around. As noted in our Series 6 Autumn rundown story, there’s a lot to love about Autumn in Series 6, including the chance to finally grab those from Final Fantasy XV Regalia model vehicles. Getting the original Regalia will require you to take part in the Autumn Community Championship – which features two original race routes from players Little Gibus and EmeraldSundisk. Win the series against Expert-level Drivatar opponents and the Regalia is yours.

 

 

 

Want that off-road-ready Quartz Regalia Type-D? Hopefully you’ve got some Car Mastery points saved up. You can unlock the Type-D for 99 car mastery points (in addition to the amount of points required to “climb the tree” and have the Type-D perk available to unlock). That’s a steep price for sure, but the chance to drive one of the largest and most unique cars in all of Forza Horizon 4 is worth it.

 

Forza Motorsport 7 Leagues

Over in Forza 7, we’re set to enter a new Leagues Season starting this weekend. Titled “Slushbox Slip” this season will feature Divisions like Forza P2, Formula 70s, Sport Luxury, and more. Here’s a look at the first lineup of events:

 

EVENT 01 – Ghost – Early Sport Touring division

EVENT 02 – Simulation – Sport Luxury division

EVENT 03 – Spec Cosmetic – 1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 (stock)

EVENT 04 – Cosmetic – NASCAR division

 

#ForzaFriday with Dan Greenawalt

We’re introducing guests to our weekly #ForzaFriday stream these days. Last week we had fun with Jon Knoles playing Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, and this week we’re welcoming a name most Forza fans will recognize right away – Dan Greenawalt, the creative director for the Forza franchise. This will be Dan’s first appearance on #ForzaFriday in a long time, and your chance to catch up with Dan and hear his perspective on Forza in general, and ask some questions too. Join us starting at 3 p.m. Pacific on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels.

 

And look, we’ve got a fancy new promotional graphic for the show, featuring Your Humble Community Manager’s beard face:

 

 

Thanks to the talented Media team at Turn 10 who created this and other cool promotional graphics for other Forza streams, including for Johniwanna and Verena, with more to come. You’ll be seeing these images beginning to pop up on Forza social feeds over the next few weeks.

 

Finally, here’s a look at next week’s streaming schedule on the /Forza channels:

 

 

Note that last entry on the calendar – yes, the March edition of Forza Monthly is coming on Friday, March 8 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific. Look for more details on the show in this space next week. Have a great weekend!