The October Bounty Hunter event has arrived in Forza Motorsport 7, but this one has a surprise twist up its sleeve. Instead of a traditional time trial event, this one will see you get behind the wheel of any RWD drift car that can be tuned as much as you desire. This event is being run in celebration of the Formula Drift Car Pack being released for Forza Motorsport 7, which arrived as part of the October Update.
Whilst the use of a Formula Drift car isn’t required for this Bounty Hunter event, it’ll certainly be beneficial for getting sideways, especially if you’re an inexperienced tuner. These cars have all the power and suspension they need to slide with ease. However, should you take any other car from Forza Motorsport 7’s diverse roster of vehicles, then you’ll need to take advantage of that tuning capability with 60-degree drift suspension enabled.
The targets for this month’s drift-themed Bounty Hunter event include five Formula Drift drivers – Andy Hately (GT: Hateleydrift), Matt Field (GT: TheMattField777), Alec Hohnadell (GT: Hohnade118), Corey Hosford (GT: hossworth), and Ryan Literal (GT: SD9K). Two developers from Turn 10 Studios known for their drifting skills will also be competing in the event. They include Devin Carraway (GT: SpaceLionDC) and Aaron Brooks (GT: Euro Nation). Additionally, ForzaRC’s own Raceboy77 will also be attempting to set his best drift score in the event.
Feel free to add those Gamertags to your Xbox Live friends list so you can chase down their scores easily either as ghosts within the event or on the associated Rivals leaderboard.
As always, there’s a host of in-game prizes that can be won should you beat any of the names mentioned above or set a leaderboard score within a specified percentile. From exclusive Forza Edition cars to Driver Gear outfits and credit bonuses. There are even participation rewards for simply giving the event a go! Have a look at all the prizes available to unlock below:
You can find the October Bounty Hunter event listed under the Featured Rivals menu in Forza Motorsport 7. You’ll be setting your best drift score in your favourite tuned-up ride on the Maple Valley Short course in reverse. This 1.15-mile course doesn’t leave much room for error, so you’ll need to nail down the best drift lap possible to beat leaderboard times and reap the rewards available for this one.
Naturally, this event takes advantage of the newly-revamped drift experience introduced into Forza Motorsport 7 with the August Update. Drift scoring is based on three different criteria – Speed, Angle, and Line. These are displayed on-screen with real-time scoring information alongside your traditional drift score total. Furthermore, drift zones were removed from all tracks completely with this update, which means you can now ‘manji’ drift down straights and earn drift score – and even completely link a track together with a single drift. Quite a handy way of setting the best score possible on this October Drift Bounty Hunter event if I so say so, providing you have the necessary skill to pull it off.
You can compete in the Formula Drift-themed Bounty Hunter event throughout the entire month of October in Forza Motorsport 7. There’s also a new Rivals event on Mugello that celebrates the one-year anniversary of the game. Simply run a lap in the ‘Happy Birthday Forza Motorsport 7’ event and you’ll earn yourself an easy 100,000 Credits. Meanwhile, the October Car Pack Challenge sees you taking out any Formula Drift car of your choosing onto the Bernese Alps, whilst the October Spotlight Challenge focuses on Vintage GT Racing in the new 1986 Merkur #11 MAC Tools XR4Ti. Whatever you decide to check out, there’s plenty of reasons to head back into Forza Motorsport 7 this month!
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