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Forza Week in Review 4-5-19

John Schommer
Friday, April 5, 2019

 

With Mechberg on vacation, it is my honor to present to you the Week in Review. Ok, he wrote the first section but the rest is on me. So let’s get into this.

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by holden88805.

 

It’s been another fine week in the world of Forza, leading off with the latest update for Forza Motorsport 7. The April 2019 update features numerous improvements to the game, including the April Spotlight car, the 2018 McLaren Senna. At the top of the list is the latest iteration of Forza Race Regulations (FRR) which includes new UI improvements. With the latest version, incurred penalties will now affect a player’s final placement on the leaderboard. The team here at Turn 10 is still working hard on the FRR feature set and I know players are interested in when the public FRR beta will begin.

 

Once the public beta opens, we will be focusing feedback on a dedicated thread in the Forza Forums. Look for more information on both of those soon.

 

Elsewhere in the April 2019 update, we’ve got audio improvements to several cars based on community feedback and we’ve also unlocked a huge list of previously locked “exclusive” cars in the game. As of this update, the only cars that remain locked are the Forza 7 pre-order cars and cars specifically tied to career mode rewards.

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by FRT Murallha.

 

Forza Horizon 4 Events

You have to love the smell and warmth of Spring. Not only has the snow melted and the flowers are in bloom, but a new Festival Playlist offers new rewards and plenty of cool events. This week the amazing McLaren F1 is featured in the Weekly #Forzathon Challenge and I have to say it was a super fun set of events.

 

 

This week you can earn two cars new to the Forza Horizon series. The 2019 BMW Z4 brings new life to the ultimate sporty convertible and the legendary unicorn BMW M3-GTR is waiting if you can complete 80% of the seasonal events. Can you say Bimmer week? It’s a good thing.

 

Forza weekly photo contest winner by OGGIANO01.

 

Forza Motorsport 7 Events

Of course you have the McLaren Senna to play with in whatever way you see fit. If you want to see how you match up against the top racers, or average racers like me, you should hit the Monthly Spotlight Rivals event in the featured section and set your best time at Silverstone. You have also got these events to go give your best shot at glory.

 

Hoppers

Ghost - Forza Group Rally

Cosmetic - Major Micros

Simulation - Sport GT Icons

Virus Tag - S Class

Keep The It - B Class

Pass The It - A Class

 

Leagues – Next Rotation on April 6

Current Season “Torque Steering”

Event 01 - Ghost Sport Luxury

Event 02 - Simulation GT Racing Reborn

Event 03 - Spec Sim 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant

Event 04 - Cosmetic Ford Manufacturer

 

Specialty Dealer – Next Rotation April 9

2014 BMW #55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE

2012 Audi #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro

2014 Honda #2 Castrol Honda Civic WTCC

1988 Jaguar #60 Castrol Jaguar Racing XJR-9

 

#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 vAcesWild.

 

Streaming Updates

It’s a huge streaming stardom week for DaCopilot who kicked off her own show this last Sunday. She was also this week’s guest on #WheelandPedalWeds with me. Lastly but not leastly, you will find her guest hosting for Mechberg today on #ForzaFriday. 

 

Obviously a highlight of the next week will be the FH4 Series 8 Update show live from Playground Games on Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific.

 

And get ready for the next edition of #ForzaMonthly coming April 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific.

 

Now here is the latest schedule.

 

 

Have a great weekend and see you next week!