Forza Week in Review 5-31-19
After a week-long hiatus the Week in Review is back! I spent last week in Burbank, CA for our Forza Racing Championship test event. It was great to get back into the swing of things with the ForzaRC, even if for only a few days. The team learned a lot during that time and we look forward to sharing more with Forza fans in the future.
It’s good to be back, so let’s dive in!
Forza Horizon 4 Series 10 Livestream
The Series 10 update for Forza Horizon 4 arrives next week and Playground Games will be celebrating with a livestream on Monday, June 3 starting at 6 p.m. BST. Look for special guests from the PG team on hand to run you through the latest updates to the game. Tune in to the Forza channel on the platform of your choice (Mixer, Twitch, and YouTube) and get ready for a fun show!
Forza Motorsport 7 June Update
Next week Turn 10 will be releasing the June update for Forza Motorsport 7. The June update is focused almost entirely on Forza Race Regulations (FRR) development, as the team continues to test FRR features and rulesets. Look for a full rundown of the update next week ahead of the update’s release on Tuesday.
This week the team made some behind-the-scenes ruleset changes to FRR. These changes address issues around players accruing penalties at corner exit and when going off the track on long straights. In addition, we removed the penalty incurred for overtaking cars while off track. As this is a global FRR change, this affects both the FRR public beta lobby as well as FRR-enabled private hoppers.
If you’d like to share your thoughts on these rule changes, or if you have feedback on FRR in general, please let us know in our dedicated thread on the Forza Forums. While descriptions of your experiences with FRR are always welcome, examples with video links are even better!
Forza Horizon 4 | Spring Events
One look out your vehicle’s window in Forza Horizon 4 is all it takes to know that spring is here. Alongside the warmer weather is the availability of the Apollo Intensa Emozione, a car we showed off at the beginning of the month on “Forza Monthly,” and one of the most eagerly anticipated reward cars in recent memory for Forza Horizon 4 players. You can find the Apollo in the “The Trial” event, which is easily accessible from the Festival Playlist screen. The challenge itself? Well, that’s not exactly simple. You’ll need to win the Derwent Valley Dash against “unbeatable” Drivatar opponents to bring home that sweet Apollo. Sure it’s tough one, but just think about all the intensa emozione feels you’ll have in the Intensa Emozione after winning the event!
Elsewhere in Forza Horizon 4, the spring season is bringing new seasonal reward cars, including the Buick GSX and the 1988 BMW M5 Forza Edition. Don’t forget about the Series reward cars as well – the Quartz Regalia and the Hot Wheels Bone Shaker.
Forza Motorsport 7 Events
Last weekend, Simon Pagenaud won the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 with a thrilling finish that saw him take his first 500, just beating out Alexander Rossi and Takuma Sato. Congratulations to SP on the win; with the big race out of the way, we can once again turn our attention to the overall leaderboard of the Forza 7 Brickyard Bounty Hunter event, where Pagenaud and several other IndyCar personalities are battling it for virtual supremacy at Indy. Let’s take a look:
|Driver||Gamer Tag||Reward #1||Reward #2||Current Time|
|Jack Harvey||Jharvey42||2011 Audi #2 Audi Sport Team Jest R15++ TDI||100,000 CR||39.433|
|James Hinchliffe||Hinchcliffe5||1996 Ferrari F50 GT||100,000 CR||39.537|
|Conor Daly||ConorDaly22||1967 Honda RA300||100,000 CR||39.407|
|Josef Newgarden||JNRACERTPX2||2017 Chevrolet #2 Team Penske Indycar||100,000 CR||39.398|
|Spencer Pigot||spigot07||1976 McLaren #11 Team McLaren M23||100,000 CR||39.602|
|Simon Pagenaud||Darthpag22||2013 SRT #91 SRT Motorsport GTS-R||100,000 CR||39.491|
|Colton Herta||ColtonHerta||2016 Pagani Huayra BC||100,000 CR||39.501|
|Santino Ferrucci||SFerrucci19||1967 Brabham BT24||100,000 CR||N/A|
|Matheus Leist||Leist4||1981 BMW M1||100,000 CR||39.488|
|George Michael Steinbrenner IV||SteinbrennerIV||1950 Alfa Romeo 158||100,000 CR||39.444|
|Participation||2017 Chevrolet #4 AJ Foyt Enterprises Indycar||500,000 CR|
For those keeping score at home, three drivers (Jack Harvey, Colton Herta, and George Michael Steinbrenner IV) improved their times since we last looked in on the results. Unless things change dramatically over the weekend, Josef Newgarden will be the overall winner amongst competitors. Will Conor Daly turn in another epic session to try and take Josef down? Stay tuned.
Remember, this Bounty Hunter ends on June 5 and will be our final Bounty Hunter event in Forza Motorsport 7. There’s still time to get your best lap on the leaderboard to try and qualify for some in-game cars and credits. Good luck!
Here’s an overview of the current and upcoming events in Forza Motorsport 7:
Ghost – Forza Touring Cars
Cosmetic – Nostalgic Drag Racers
Simulation – IndyCars
Virus Tag – S Class
Keep the It – B Class
Pass the It – A Class
Next Rotation (June 7):
Ghost – Forza Trophy Trucks
Cosmetic – Off-Road Buggies
Simulation – Supercar Renaissance
EVENT 01 – Ghost – Prototype Group Racing
EVENT 02 – Simulation – Supercars Championship
EVENT 03 – Spec Sim – Oldsmobile 442
EVENT 04 – Drift – Opel Manta 400
Series 3 (June 1)
EVENT 01 – Ghost – Showroom Rally
EVENT 02 – Simulation – Formula 90s
EVENT 03 – Spec Cosmetic – Lamborghini Diablo SV
EVENT 04 – Class Ghost – C Class
1960 Chevrolet Corvette
1968 Opel GT
1970 International Scout 800A
1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
2005 Honda NSX-R
2016 Dodge Viper ACR
2009 Chevrolet Corvetter ZR1
No guest today on #ForzaFriday; instead we’ll be hanging out and mixing it up between Forza Horizon 4 (hour 1) and Forza Motorsport 7 (hour 2). The show begins at 3 p.m. Pacific on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channel, so don’t miss it.
Lastly here’s a look at next week’s streaming schedule. Note that a few of next week’s regularly scheduled broadcasts are shuffling a bit to accommodate additional shows, including the Series 10 stream from PG on Monday as well as next Sunday’s 2019 Xbox E3 briefing.