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Forza Motorsport Week in Review 4-29-16

Brian Ekberg
Friday, April 29, 2016

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will arrive in open beta form for Windows 10 on May 5! On Thursday, we made the announcement about the open beta, and also announced the recommended PC specs for Apex. We’ve got even more Apex news in this edition of the Week in Review, so let’s dive right in.

 

Apex Achievements & Rewards

With the open beta less than a week away, it’s worth pointing out once again that Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will be absolutely free to download on your Windows 10/DirectX 12-enabled machine. In addition, Apex will be rewarding players with Xbox Live achievements and the game will count towards the Forza Rewards system. The game will be offering 1,000 Gamerscore points for your Xbox Live profile – from simple achievements like “Kicking the Tires” (Test Drive any car) to more difficult challenges like earning platinum medals in events or completing Bonus Objectives in events. Here’s the full list of Forza Motorsport 6: Apex achievements:

 

Bronze Badger

25

Equip a Bronze Level Badge.

Silver Lining

50

Equip a Silver level Badge.

Gold Plated

75

Equip a Gold level badge.

Pure Platinum

100

Equip a Platinum level badge.

Welcome to Forza Hub

50

Visit Forza Hub App from [APEX].

Welcome to Forza Motorsport

25

Complete your first race.

Snap!

15

Share a photo.

200 MPH Club

15

Go faster than 200 mph in any car.

Leader of the Pack

30

Win a Race in a 2017 Ford GT in Freeplay with maximum opponent cars.

Pony Up

30

Win a Race in a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 in Freeplay with maximum opponent cars.

Atomic

30

Win a Race in a 2013 Ariel Atom in Freeplay with maximum opponent cars.

Spa Treatment

30

Complete a race in the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán on Spa in the Rain.

Kicking the Tires

10

Test Drive any car.

Top Rated Driver

100

Earn 50,000,000 Race Points.

Out in Front

15

Lead for a total of 50 miles.

Born Leader

40

Lead for a total of 100 miles.

In the Driver's Seat

40

Finish 1st using the Suggested Line Off in Cockpit or Hood Camera.

Full Medal Jacket

50

Earn 50 Medals.

Objectivity

40

Complete 30 Bonus Objectives.

Bonus Hunter

40

Complete 60 Bonus Objectives.

Grand Tour

100

Complete all Races in the Campaign

In the Spotlight

50

Complete 5 Spotlight Series Events.

Nailed It

10

Earn a platinum medal in one event.

Perfectionist

30

Earn a platinum medals in 10 events.

 

When it launches in open beta, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will count towards Forza Rewards, our ongoing loyalty program for Forza players. Apex offers 1,000 Forza Rewards points but note that there is no new Rewards Tier level associated with the game. In other words, Tier 9 is still the maximum available Tier in the Forza Rewards system. Here’s a breakdown of how players will be able to earn Forza Rewards points in Apex:

 

Apex Rewards Scoring Model

 

Activity

Max Count for event

Max Points

 

Badges Unlocked

50

50

 

Xbox Live Gamerscore Points Earned

1000

500

 

Cars Driven

50

100

 

Perfect Passes

25

25

 

Events Completed

25

25

 

Bonus Objectives Completed

100

100

 

Medals Earned

100

100

 

Miles Driven

200

100

 

Total

1000

 

Cayman Cup Has Begun

The TORA CJ Wilson Cayman Cup has begun! Hosted by the good folks at TORA, the first race in this ten-event season was held on Wednesday and drivers were racing in Porsche Cayman GTS models, the same cars run by the real CJ Wilson Racing team. Kicked off this past Wednesday, the Cayman Cup pits Forza racers against one another in Porsche Cayman GTS models. After the first race, JSR Rayzer JDM, LSR Lightning, and Raceboy77 fill out the top three spots overall. Players are racing for a Logitech G920 racing wheel courtesy of Logitech G and there’s still time for players to sign up for future rounds. Head over to TORA’s Web site for more information and look for the next race happening at Sebring on Tuesday, May 10.

 

Forza Motorsport 6 weekly photo contest winner by Traperture.

 

Forza 6 MLG Tournament

You’ve got just two more opportunities to get in on the MLG/Forza 6 Online Tournament and compete for prizes! The final round will be on May 7 and 8, giving players this weekend and next to sign up and compete. As always, 1v1 competition happens on Saturday and 3v3 team races will be on Sunday. Head over to the Forza 6 MLG site and sign up and don’t forget to tune in for the live finals on May 21, live from New York City.

 

Forza Motorsport 6 weekly photo contest winner by HOOKERno1.

 

May Contest Schedule

 

Here’s the May contest schedules for both Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Horizon 2

 

FM6 – Livery and Photo Contest Schedule

May 2 - May 5

May 6 - May 11

May 12 - May 18

May 19 - May 25

May 26 - May 31

 

Forza Horizon 2 – Livery and Photo Contest Schedule

May 4 – May 27

 

Forza Motorsport 6 weekly photo contest winner by oBAD MFRo.

 

Finally, join us for some live Forza Motorsport 6 online racing during our #ForzaFriday stream, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Pacific on our Twitch channel. Fingers crossed, we’ll be showing off the April VIP car (see below for a sneak peak) and debuting a brand new Multiplayer hopper –that would be ABC’S for those of you keeping score at home. Multiclass racing is one my favorite ways to play Forza and this hopper should prove to be a lot of fun in Forza 6. Watch live or join in with us live and find out what makes the ABC’S so great! See you there!