Forza Motorsport 7

Prepare for the 4K era of Forza Motorsport 7 with the Xbox One X Enhanced Update

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 5, 2018
Forza Motorsport 7

Prepare for the 4K era of Forza Motorsport 7 with the Xbox One X Enhanced Update

Article By 
Alan Walsh
January 5, 2018

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.

Forza Motorsport 7’s Most Substantial Update Yet

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 Returns

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 Makes Its Forza 7 Debut

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.

Performance Updates and New Features

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!

Photo Mode Improvements

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!

Samsung QLED Car Pack

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 ‘Moby Dick.’

 

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.

Be Prepared for Forza in 4K

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 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.