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Forza Week in Review 9-15-17

Brian Ekberg
Friday, September 15, 2017


In today’s edition of the Forza Week in Review, we’re diving into some details of Forza Motorsport 7 at launch and beyond, showing off the game’s achievements, and saying goodbye to summer with our latest #Forzathon event. Let’s go!


Pre-Launch Update

It’s T-minus two weeks until the early access launch of Forza Motorsport 7. There’s a palpable sense of excitement around the halls of Turn 10 as we prepare to bring our biggest and best Forza game yet to the world. From the very start, the team has worked towards a vision of re-imagining the racing experience and, starting with early access on September 29, the community will be lighting out again on another fantastic Forza adventure.


Ever since we announced Forza 7, we’ve called this our biggest game, and the numbers bear it out: more than 700 cars at launch, 32 of the world’s greatest tracks (our largest lineup ever), a massive career in the Forza Driver’s Cup, and of course a huge list of ever-changing multiplayer and competitive modes that will keep players busy no matter their skill level or driving preferences. This is the largest game we’ve ever released in terms of sheer footprint size as well. The Xbox One game will be approximately 95 GB at launch. Just about 45 GB of that contained on the Blu-ray disc. The remainder will be available to download for free on September 29.


Naturally, the game can be played from the disc alone. However, if you want to experience the true depth and breadth of content in Forza Motorsport 7, you’ll want to take the additional update. A great example is the Forza Driver’s Cup single-player campaign. While all players can complete the first play-through of the Forza Driver’s Cup on disc, beating the series unlocks a wealth of new Forza Driver’s Cup content, including new competitive and Showcase events, as well as new trophies and Driver Gear rewards. In order to access those new events and rewards, you’ll need to have the additional update installed.


Weekly Photo Contest Winner by RonnyAQ10


Though launch day is still at the front of everyone’s mind, I’d like to spend a few moments looking beyond the release of the game, and what fans can expect in the days and weeks after release (October 3, for those playing the Deluxe and Standard editions of the game). After all, this is a Forza game, and that means that you can expect loads of new experiences and content that we’ll be adding well beyond launch day.


When Forza Motorsport 7 is released, players will be able to immediately dive deep into the Forza Driver’s Cup, spend time exploring the vast customization options in the game, and of course head online and test their skills via multiplayer features like Rivals and our Multiplayer lobbies, which will feature events starring Modern Hot Hatch cars, Track Toys, Sport GT cars, just to name a few. Some features in Forza 7 will not be immediately available at launch – including Auction House, #Forzathon events, and Leagues. Players looking for those features will see the “Coming Soon” notice by the features in the game menus. As our community of players grows in the weeks after launch, we will be enabling those features in game.


Over the coming months, we’ll be introducing our series of events in Forza 7, including new #Forzathon events, constantly updated Rivals and Hoppers that will make full use of our new homologation system (more on that next week), new Prize Crates (featuring goodies like Mod cards, Driver Gear, new cars, and more) as well as unveiling cars in our Specialty Vendor (which will feature a regular cadence of unique cars for purchase), and more. The months ahead will also see new features to the game, which we’ll outline in further detail soon.


Forza Motorsport 7 will receive another large update on November 7, alongside the release of the Xbox One X. This large update will contain the assets that enable Forza Motorsport 7 to showcase the power of the Xbox One X at native 4K and solid 60 FPS with ultra-high resolution content and will be a free update for those who play Forza 7 on Xbox One X.


As I mentioned at the top, we’re this close to the launch of Forza Motorsport 7 and everyone here at Turn 10 is champing at the bit to get the game out the door and into the hands of Forza fans. Launch will certainly be unforgettable and, best of all, we’re just getting started.


Forza 7 Achievements

Here’s the full list of Forza Motorsport 7 achievements, announced earlier this week:


Achievement Name Achievement Description Gamerscore
Welcome to Forza Motorsport Complete your first race 5
Buyer's Market Buy a car in the Auction House 5
Wheelin' Dealin' Sell a car in the Auction House 5
Bronze Collector Collect 100 cars 10
Silver Collector Collect 300 cars 20
Gold Collector Collect 500 cars 30
Platinum Collector Collect 700 cars 50
Suit Up Unlock 10 Driver Gear suits 5
If The Shoe Fits... Unlock 25 Driver Gear suits 10
Decked Out Unlock 50 Driver Gear suits 20
Fashion Statement Unlock 100 Driver Gear suits 50
Uncommon Collector Reach Car Collector Tier 2 5
Rare Collector Reach Car Collector Tier 3 10
Super Rare Collector Reach Car Collector Tier 4 10
Legendary Collector Reach Car Collector Tier 5 10
Exclusive Collector Reach Car Collector Tier 6 20
Elite Collector Reach Car Collector Tier 7 20
Ultimate Collector Reach Car Collector Tier 8 50
Rennsport Driver Own the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS 10
Paparazzi Share a Photo 5
Show Off Share a Replay 5
Seeker Champion Complete the Seeker Championship 10
Breakout Champion Complete the Breakout Championship 10
Evolution Champion Complete the Evolution Championship 15
Domination Champion Complete the Domination Championship 15
Masters Champion Complete the Masters Championship 20
Driver's Cup Champion Complete the Forza Drivers Cup 25
Seeker Elite Champion Fully omplete the Seeker Championship 25
Breakout Elite Champion Fully complete the Breakout Championship 25
Evolution Elite Champion Fully complete the Evolution Championship 25
Domination Elite Champion Fully complete the Domination Championship 25
Masters Elite Champion Fully complete the Masters Championship 30
Driver's Cup Elite Champion Fully complete the Forza Drivers Cup 50
Show and Tell Complete all Showcase Events in the Forza Driver's Cup 25
Modified Use your first Mod 5
Playing With A Full Deck Acquire 50 Mods 10
Discard Pile Equip and Fully Use 50 Mods 10
Cash Rules Everything Around Me Earn 500,000 credits from Mods 15
I Am Legend Finish an event and complete all challenges with 3 Legendary Mods 20
Moonlighting Complete 50 laps at night 10
'Bahn Burner Complete a race in the 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion on Maple Valley 5
Italian Tune Up Complete a race in the 2014 Ferrari FXX K on Mugello 5
Monster Complete a race in the 2017 Nissan GT-R on Suzuka 5
No Substitute Complete a race with every car from Porsche 15
Two-Fifty Drive faster than 250 mph in any car 5
Making It Rain Create your own weather forecast in Freeplay 5
Storm Chaser Complete a race in every Rain Weather Scenario 10
Survival of the Fastest Complete the Spa-Francorchamps 100 showcase event with Extra Long Race Length enabled. 50
Paint Booth Share one of your Paints 5
All About the Benjamins Earn 50,000 credits from the community using your Design 10
Tune It Up Share one of your Tunes 5
Skills to Pay the Bills Earn 50,000 credits from the community using your Tune 10
Unrivaled Beat a 10 Rivals while running with no Assists 15
Super Human Win a race with Unbeatable Drivatar Difficulty 20
Joy Ride Enter Test Drive in any car 5
Nightvision Complete 50 laps at night in Multiplayer 5
Rain Dancer Complete 50 laps in the rain in Multiplayer 5
Gaining Experience Complete 100 laps in Multiplayer 5
Devoted Racer Complete 300 laps in Multiplayer 10
World Traveler Complete a race on every track in Multiplayer 50
Hard Driver Win a race with no Assists turned on in a Multiplayer race 15
Underdog Start last and finish first in a Multiplayer race with 24 cars 15


“Forza Horizon 3” Hot Wheels Bundle

If you’re in the market for an Xbox One S and somehow haven’t played Forza Horizon 3, we’ve got a deal for you. This week, we announced our Xbox One S/Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels bundle. The bundle includes an Xbox One S with 500GB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Forza Horizon 3 and the Hot Wheels Expansion, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass subscription, and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial. The bundle will run you $279 USD and is available now. Check out the story on Xbox Wire for more information!


Weekly Photo Contest Winner by moRReos

Hoonigan and the Forza 7 Demo

Today the guys at the Donut Garage published the latest episode of their Daily Transmission series. Not only can you get a good hard look at Hert’s Twerkstallion in its latest form, shooting flames out the tailpipe no less, but our own Johniwanna was there delivering some goodies.


Those goodies were put to excellent use as John and the Hoonigans gave the Forza Motorsport 7 demo a good run. This was a special sneak peek for the Donut Garage team, and footage will be shared in the September 19 episode of Daily Transmission. It will air at 12:01 a.m. Pacific.


Then be sure to tune in to a special edition of the #TuesdayDrive where we will be debuting the Forza 7 demo to the world in a very special stream on Mixer and Twitch. You won’t want to miss either so be sure to tune in.


(Fair warning: Some of the language used in the Daily Transmission videos may be too rough for some viewers.)



#Forzathon – Beach Festival

Summer is on its way out and we’re sending it off in style with this weekend’s #Forzathon we’re calling “Beach Festival.” Have some fun in the sun and win credits, XP and more, including the super-fast Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0. Here’s the details:



That's all for this edition! See you for a jam-packed edition of the Forza Week in Review next Friday!