Forza Motorsport 7

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Forza Motorsport 7’s Bounty-ful Hunter Event

Article By 
Alan Walsh
November 10, 2018
Forza Motorsport 7

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Forza Motorsport 7’s Bounty-ful Hunter Event

Article By 
Alan Walsh
November 10, 2018

With the release of the Forza Motorsport 7 November Update this past week, it’s time for the official Bounty Hunter event of the month. As revealed in the latest edition of the Forza Motorsport Week in Review, this is the biggest one yet with nine participants across Turn 10 Studios. From Community Manager Brian Ekberg to Creative Director Chris Esaki, there’s folk from all corners of the studio participating in this event who work on various aspects of the game.

The challenge features the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR on Watkins Glen Short. This grip-focused race machine from the American manufacturer typically known for its muscle cars is an absolute track monster – but setting the fastest times in it won’t be easy. As for prizes, you’ll be competing for hundreds of thousands of credits and a collection of some of the hottest cars available in Forza Motorsport 7.

Each member of Turn 10 Studios naturally varies in terms of skill level, with some developers from the team harder to beat than others. Whichever team members you do beat, however, dictates the prizes you’ll unlock in-game. Have a look at the list below, featuring each of the nine “turkeys” available to beat, as well as their Xbox Live Gamertag and respect rewards:

  • ‍Chase Combs: fuzzynoise – 2013 McLaren P1
  • Andrew Frink: Japandru – 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
  • Kristina Rothe: Drawing Curtain – 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • Chad Lewis: Plink – 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion
  • Chris Esaki: Lounge Toy – 1993 Jaguar XJ220
  • CJ Payne: cjsion3 – 2015 Nissan #23 GT-R LM NISMO
  • Brian Ekberg: Mechberg – 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  • Phil Bergman: Future Phil – 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus
  • Vincent Leone: vinl1300 – 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona HEMI Forza Edition

In addition to the above cars, each member from Turn 10 Studios that you successfully beat on the Bounty Hunter event will reap you an additional 100,000 Credits. Beat all nine of them and you’ll recieve a cool 900,000 Credits on top of those incredible cars. But that’s not all, however, as there’s also additional rewards for participating in the event, as well as earning a high leaderboard position.

By simply just setting a lap time, you’ll earn yourself the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Forza Edition and 250,000 Credits. If only it was so easy to make that money in the real world! In addition, your leaderboard percentile will also dictate how many bonus rewards you receive on top of that. Check out the full breakdown below:

  • Participation – 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Forza Edition + 250,000 Credits
  • Top 75% Leaderboard Percentile – 1997 BMW M3 Forza Edition + 100,000 Credits
  • Top 50% Leaderboard Percentile – 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport + 100,000 Credits
  • Top 25% Leaderboard Percentile – 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari + 100,000 Credits

So, there you have it. The official Forza Motorsport 7 November “Bounty-ful” Hunter Event – made for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 22nd. This one will be open all month, so you’ve got plenty of time to set your best lap and compete for the wide variety of prizes mentioned throughout this article. To participate, simply head into the ‘Featured Events’ section under the Rivals menu and choose the November Bounty Hunter event.

As you work to improve your times, be sure to watch the leaderboard replays from some of the top drivers in Forza Motorsport 7. You can access these by navigating to the relevant event leaderboard, filtering the list by ‘Top Scores,’ and then downloading the replays of the best drivers. Watching replays from professional ForzaRC drivers can not only improve your overall skill and knowledge of the car and track combo, but it can also help with your braking, steering and racing line – as well as figuring out the best assists to use in the event. You can also set one of the pro drivers or Turn 10 employees to be your ‘Training Ghost,’ allowing you to continue practising against them, even if you beat their time.

Feel free to add each of the Turn 10 developers competing in the event to your Xbox Live friends list using the Gamertags listed earlier in the article. That way, you’ll be able to easily stay up-to-date with their best times, whilst also having the ability to compete against their Ghosts in the event. The nine “turkeys” will also be making appearances on the weekly #ForzaFriday broadcast show from Turn 10 Studios as the event progresses to practise and set improved times, so be sure to keep an eye out these throughout the month.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.