Forza Week in Review 2-3-17
Hello and welcome to another edition of the Forza Week in Review. We’re kicking off the weekend with another #Forzathon event we’re calling “Who Wants Seconds?” and giving Forza Horizon 3 players the chance to earn some highly valued vehicles that aren’t available anywhere else in the game. Perhaps you missed your chance to get the Warthog or the Terradyne Gurkha the first time around. With this weekend’s challenges, your time has come to add these to your garage, along with the #17 Xbox Racing Ford Falcon as well. Take a look:
Car Pack Clue Thread
The next DLC pack for Forza Horizon 3 arrives on Tuesday and we’ll have the announcement of the pack live on Monday morning here on FM.net and on Forza Hub. In anticipation of the latest collection of cars coming to the game, Johniwanna has started a new clue thread that you can find on the Forza Forums. As usual, John’s come up with a number of clues so vague that it will require a team of scientists to unearth the truth… or some extremely knowledgeable (and a little lucky) Forza fans. Think you’re up to the task? Check out the thread in the forums and post your best guesses.
Change Racing Huracàn
Last Friday we sent out the Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracàn LP620-2 Super Trofeo race car to players in both Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 6. This car featured the Change Racing livery, in honor of the race team who competed in last weekend’s Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona. The Huracàn Super Trofeo race car is part of the Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack in Forza Horizon 3, which meant that players who do not own that pack ran into errors when trying to download it. As a thank you for everyone’s patience, this week we sent out the 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV Horizon Edition car. I’d like to apologize for the confusion caused by this and hope that everyone enjoys the HE Countach.
Over in Forza 6, we saw feedback from a number of players who did not receive the Change Racing-themed Huracàn (which is an exclusive bonus car in the game). This error was due to issues with our gifting system that have since been fixed. With the fix, players who didn’t initially receive the car should now have it waiting for them in their FM6 Message Center.
TORA Daytona 24
The Forza-themed Change Racing Lambo had a busy Daytona; you can read all about the race, and Change Racing’s performance in this week’s edition of Rear View Mirror. The fine folks at TORA also recently celebrated the kick off to the sports car racing series with its own 24-hour Daytona event in Forza Motorsport 6. This race was the second time TORA racers competed at Daytona and this year’s event features more than 200 drivers with a mix of 19 prototypes and 26 GT cars from a wide range of TORA teams.
The battle between two of the top teams – F4H and HCR – provided some of the weekend’s best on-track action, and you can read all about the event with this wrap-up over at Sports Car Global’s Web site.
Heavy Metal Affliction – Bentley Motor Company
This week Heavy Metal Affliction takes a look at the amazing history of the Bentley Motor Company as well as the Bentley Bentayga from the Rockstar Car Pack. There are a ton of details about what is arguably the most prestigious brand in luxury performance vehicles that goes back – believe it or not – almost 500 years.
Give it a read if you are interested. The story comes with historic racing photos from Bentley and a look inside the Bentley Motor Company factory in Crewe, England.
During last week’s #ForzaFriday broadcast, we had one of the most intense Random Ring Race events in history. What’s a “Random Ring Race,” you ask? It’s when gather up with Forza players like you and run a random stock car on the Nürburgring full circuit. Last week it was in the Vauxhall Astra (aka one of Top Gear’s recent “Reasonably Priced Cars”). While it might be hard to imagine thrilling action in stock E-class cars, me and my fellow competitors were two- or three-wide for most of the lap. In all, it was stunning stuff and a fine reminder that, in Forza, great racing can happen in any car, on any track, and at any skill level.
See you next week!