Are you ready to experience Forza
Motorsport 7 in jaw-dropping 4K resolution at 60fps on the world’s most
powerful console? The worldwide launch of Xbox One X has arrived, and to
prepare for this landmark moment, Turn 10 Studios has launched the biggest patch
for Forza Motorsport 7 since its October 3rd release date. In fact, the
developer calls this the “most comprehensive” update it has ever released.
The update includes 4K textures and assets
for Xbox One X, a bunch of new features and fixes, and more. Xbox One and Xbox
One S owners can set the 4K assets to download using the ‘Download 4K Game
Assets’ feature in Settings so they’re ready to make the jump onto Xbox One X
with all the content they need downloaded. The total file size of the game with
the 4K assets is 95GB.
On Xbox One X, Forza Motorsport 7 runs in
native 4K resolution with high-resolution assets. In addition, there’s also improved
lighting and shadows resolution, an increased render distance, as well as other
graphical improvements that allow Forza Motorsport 7 to unleash the true power
of Xbox One X.
This is by far the more comprehensive and
polished Forza Motorsport 7 update to date, including fixes and features for
players across all devices. In addition to the Xbox One X 4K Enhancements,
there’s a huge list of performance updates and improvements, the return of many
fan-favourite online features, and the release of the November DLC – the
Samsung QLED Car Pack.
The Forza Motorsport 7 Xbox One X Enhanced
Update introduces fan-favourite multiplayer features like Drag Racing and
playground modes such as Tag, Virus, Keep the It and Pass the It. With the
return of these modes comes new Hoppers for Virus, Unlimited Drag, and
Mercedes-Benz Tankpool Truck Spec Racing.
The Auction House is also back, allowing
players to once again wheel and deal with the community in hopes of scoring a
sleek new ride or a windfall of credits. From the Auction House menu, you can
start a new auction from your garage, view featured auctions, discover cars
with elite designs, and find deals chosen by Turn 10 for some cheap rides.
You’ll also find all your bids and auction
alerts in one handy menu, as well as a ‘Search’ option which allows you to find
auctions for all kinds of cars based on several factors, tiers, and categories
which are customizable by both the buyer and seller who is auctioning the
vehicle. Cars acquired from the Specialty Dealer will also display their
production run info as well!
Forzathon events are also making their
Forza Motorsport 7 debut with this update, so keep an eye for the challenges to
appear in the menu interface and prerace trackside experience as they happen.
As in Forza Horizon 3, Forzathon events in
Forza Motorsport 7 are fun in-game challenges where players can earn great
rewards like exclusive cars, and more. In the first Forzathon events occurring
over the Xbox One X launch week, fans can expect prizes like the 1969 Ford
Mustang Boss 302 Forza Edition, the 1995 Nissan NISMO GT-R LM, and the Astronaut
Driver Gear suit.
The Xbox One X Enhanced update also introduces
a massive list of improvements and fixes in the game – and the full patch notes
can be found here.
First and foremost, there’s a focus on PC
performance and stability improvements, including fixing numerous in-race crash
instances, soft locks when viewing replays, as well as addressing many general
stuttering issues across all areas of the games. In addition, this update also
has addressed several known memory leak issues related to browsing upgrades and
car painting. PC users can now also toggle a FPS display during races, remap
keys, and enable an option for headlights to be always on when racing in
wet-weather for Ultra-spec PCs.
There’s also various fixes and improvements
across all areas of the game – from cars and tracks, to multiplayer
enhancements that will improve the quality of the experience for all players.
For example, the new default chat setting for players in a Party is now Party
Chat. We’re thankful for this fix, as getting booted into Game Chat every time
you joined a session or switched lobbies was becoming a real nuisance. In
addition, Forza Edition cars now grant bonuses in online races.
Turn 10 has also fixed the Ireland Driver
Gear so the flag’s colours aren’t the wrong way around anymore. About time!
One last feature we need to mention are the
improvements that have been made to Photo Mode. When playing on Xbox One X –
all photos are saved at 4K resolution – even when playing on a 1080p display!
Remarkable, not to mention the fact photographers can now reset cosmetic damage
before snapping their picture, which is a well-needed addition and one which
also keeps the car in pristine condition when you return back to gameplay.
You can also now reposition the watermark
both before and after you capture your photo, which is another highly-welcomed
addition, and one that makes its way over from Forza Horizon 3! Now your Forza
Motorsport 7 photos look better than they ever have before!
Finally, we have the Samsung QLED Car Pack
launching on Tuesday, November 7th, but for Ultimate Edition and Car Pass
owners, these cars are available today in the game. The pack features some
legendary race cars, a pair of rough-and-ready off-roaders, and more. From the
latest Alfa Romeo to Nissan’s famous Bluebird Super Silhouette race car, as
well as a whale-tailed Porsche racer that’s best known by its nickname, the
The cars include the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Quadrifoglio, the 1984 Nissan #20 Coca-Cola Bluebird Super Silhouette, the 1978
Porsche #78 MOMO 935/78, the 2017 Abarth 124 Spider, the 1957 Maserati 250F,
the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Arctic Trucks AT37, and last, but certainly not
the least, the 2015 Honda Ridgeline Baja Trophy Truck.
As mentioned, these cars are available
today for Ultimate Edition and Car Pass holders in Forza Motorsport 7, and will
be available for standalone purchase on Tuesday, November 7th – the same day
the new Xbox One X launches.
Before we wrap up however, a quick note on
the Specialty Dealer. You only have a few days left to grab the Porsche 911 GT3
RS 4.0, the Nissan S14, and the Lamborghini Aventador in Forza Motorsport 7. Next
week, Lamborghini and Nissan return to the Specialty Dealer in the forms of the
Nissan Titan Warrior Concept and the Lamborghini Reventón. In addition, the Subaru
WRX STi is up for grabs as well.
As for Forza Horizon 3, you can expect its
Xbox One X Enhanced Update to arrive on January 15th. Microsoft announced the
date at its Xbox One X launch livestream event, and has confirmed the game will
support native 4K resolution on the system.
That’s it for the Xbox One X Enhanced
update for Forza Motorsport 7! Be sure to let us know how you felt about this latest
release, and we’ll see you on the track! Welcome to the 4K era of Forza.
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.