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Forza Week in Review 3-29-19

Brian Ekberg
Friday, March 29, 2019

 

This week we’ve got news on events in Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7, the latest qualifier for the Le Mans eSports series, and a brand-new streaming show debuting this weekend on the Forza channels. Ready, set, Review!

 

Winter in Forza Horizon 4

The Winter season has returned in Forza Horizon 4. That means a new Festival Playlist full of new events to take on in the game. Eagle-eyed players will notice that the Season and Series Reward requirements has been lowered from 100 percent to 80 percent after an update to the game this week from Playground Games. That same update also fixed some credit exploits related to using the Route Blueprint feature, among other changes. See the full Release Notes over on the Forza Support site for more.

 

 

Last week, Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR drift car was the Autumn season reward – but if you missed it, fear not! This week, we’ve got Chelsea DeNofa’s #88 RTR Formula Drift car on offer as the 50 percent Winter season reward. That’s alongside the Hudson Hornet, which players can earn for completing 80 percent of the Festival Playlist events.

 

Forza Motorsport 7

The big news for Forza Motorsport 7 is next week’s April update, which launches on Tuesday, April 2. We’ll have more details on what’s arriving with the update -- including the next stage in Forza Race Regulations evolution -- here on FM.net on Monday. Until then, here’s a look at events in the game, some of which are already here and some that are coming very soon:

 

Hoppers

Ghost – Formula E Division

Cosmetic – Hot Hatch Icons Division

Simulation – Sport Coupe Division

Virus Tag – B Class

Keep the It – A Class

Pass the It – S Class

 

Leagues – Next Rotation on March 30

Current Season: “Torque Steering”

Event 01 – Ghost – Exotic GT Division

Event 02 – Simulation – Hot Hatch Icons Division

Event 03 – Spec Ghost – 2008 BMW M3

Event 04 – Class Ghost – S Class

 

Specialty Dealer – Next Rotation on April 2

1939 Auto Union Type D

2007 Honda Civic Type-R

1967 Lotus Type 49

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe

 

#Forzathon – Next Rotation on March 22

Bigger Numbers – Reward: 90,000 credits

Speed Freak – Tanner Foust Driver Gear

Track Icons – 1992 Honda NSX-R

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by RIGOS.

 

Le Mans Esports Qualifying

Feeling quick? The final Rivals qualifier for the WEC Le Mans Esports championship is now open in Forza Motorsport 7! You can find the event in the Featured Events channel of Rivals under the name: “LMES Qualifier RD 6.” This time around you’ll be truly challenged with the 1967 Ferrari #23 Ferrari Spa 330 P4 on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The Spa round of qualifying and racing is the last chance for hopefuls to qualify for the Le Mans Super Final, which will take place in June alongside the real 24 Hours of Le Mans race. For more information check out the Le Mans Esports series page. Some of the fastest drivers in the world will be competing for their share of the $100,000 prize pool, so prepare yourselves and your lap times accordingly, and good luck!

 

Groove Music Support Ending in Forza Horizon 3

As mentioned a few weeks ago, as of March 31, OneDrive music streaming in Groove Music will be retired. As a result, beginning on March 31, streaming your music through Forza Horizon 3 won't work, and the in-game OneDrive music feature will be turned off. 

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by FRT Luan.

 

Streaming Updates

Today we’re welcoming Kristina Rothe (GT: Drawing Curtain) to #ForzaFriday for the first time. Kristina has been with Turn 10 for a few years now and just recently joined the Community Team as producer. I’m overjoyed to add her expertise and passion for community to the team as we plan great things ahead for the Forza community. On today’s show we’ll be talking about Kristina’s career and the various Forza features she’s worked on during here time here at Turn 10 and, of course, we’ll be playing Forza with all of you as well!

 

Elsewhere in the streaming world, our own Co Pilot is kicking off a brand-new show on the Forza channels this weekend. “Sunday Suffering” premiers on Sunday, March 31; here’s more about the show from the host herself:

 

I wanted to start this show to really showcase all levels of driving skill, and how we can improve. Personally, I can't go around a track faster than 50MPH without befriending a tire wall, and I know there are a lot of people who feel the same. #SundaySuffering is meant to bring to light the challenges that can come with learning to circuit race at a high level. We can work together as a community to provide tips and tricks from skilled drivers, practice them in real time, and just feel heckin’ cool!

 

I also want to eventually expand into painting, tuning, photography and drifting to really learn about and share my experiences with all aspects of Forza.

 

#SundaySuffering will be every Sunday at noon Pacific (8 p.m. BST) – 2 p.m. Pacific (10 p.m. BST) on the official Mixer and Twitch channels! Not so great at Forza? Want to improve? Come get good with me!

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by NascarFan328.

 

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

 

 

See you next week!