Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7’s February Bounty Hunter Features 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prize Car

Article By 
Alan Walsh
February 17, 2018
Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7’s February Bounty Hunter Features 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prize Car

Article By 
Alan Walsh
February 17, 2018

What a week it has been for Forza fans. Not only did we have details announced for the return of the Forza Racing Championship esports series, but we also had the surprise release of the February Content Update a few days ahead of schedule – introducing brand-new ‘Spectate’ and ‘Seed the Grid’ features that have been entirely rebuilt from the ground up for Forza Motorsport 7 with competitive racing esports in mind, for both those on the track and viewers alike.

The Dell Gaming Car Pack also released, and it’s by far the best one yet for Forza Motorsport 7. Featuring the staggeringly-beautiful 2018 Bugatti Chiron and two new race cars, including the 2017 Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 and the 2016 Audi #17 Rotek Racing TTRS, this is one unmissable Car Pack for Forza fans.

Turn 10 acknowledged the early release of the new update and Car Pack, saying it was due to President’s Day also falling on February 19th, which is when the studio has originally planned to release this new content. However, a busy week of Forza doesn’t end there, as the latest Forza Motorsport Week in Review has details on the February Bounty Hunter challenge against Turn 10 Studio Head Alan Hartman, and a brand-new Driver Gear suit that celebrates Chinese New Year.

February Bounty Hunter Sees Players Racing Alan Hartman In His Ford GT And The Classic GT40

The February Bounty Hunter event will see racers pit their skills against the Studio Head of Turn 10 – Alan Hartman. Well, you won’t just be attempting to beat his time in one event, but in fact, two distinct Rivals events with a GT flavour.

Indeed, Turn 10 has enabled a pair of new Bounty Hunter events in Forza Motorsport 7. This dual-event Bounty Hunter is a first for the franchise, and Hartman plans to give both his best effort. You can track his times under his Xbox Gamertag: ‘The man who ran.’ By adding him as a friend, you’ll be easily able to track his time on the leaderboards and set him as your main Rival to beat.

To coincide with the Bounty Hunter twist, Turn 10 will be offering double the prizes than usual, with the highly-requested 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the classic 1958 MG MGA both available for simply participating in each event! There’s also two exclusive Forza Editions available for beating his times. It’s worth noting the 1958 MG MGA will be a new car to Forza Motorsport 7, returning from Forza Motorsport 4. It’s currently not accessible in the game.

With this Rivals event featuring Turn 10 Studio Head Alan Hartman, it’s only fitting you’ll be aiming to beat his time in the Ford GT – both the new 2017 model and the classic GT40 on Daytona and Le Mans, respectively. Check out the full list of prizes below for each event, as well as the car and track combos you’ll be racing:

Bounty Hunter Event 1 – Valentine’s With a Hart(man)

  • ‍Model: 2017 Ford GT (Rental)
  • Track: Daytona 24 Hour
  • Participation Reward: 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • Winner Car: 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R Forza Edition

Bounty Hunter Event 2 – Valentine’s With a Hart(man)

  • ‍Model: 1966 Ford GT40 (Rental)
  • Track: Le Mans Classic
  • Participation Reward: 1958 MG MGA
  • Winner Car: Jaguar XJ220 Forza Edition

To win the participation rewards – which you don’t want to miss out on this time of round especially, simply set a lap in each event and they’ll be yours once they both close. There’s no easier way to unlock the GT3 RS and MGA – which is a car that Alan owns in real life as well!

Players who beat his final time in each event will receive the respective reward car as well. All prizes will be distributed after the event closes.

Celebrate The Year of The Dog In-Style In Forza 7

To celebrate the Chinese New Year holiday, Turn 10 Studios are introducing a brand-new Driver Gear suit to Forza Motorsport 7 with a seriously cool ‘Year of the Dog’ design. Like the ‘Champions’ Driver Gear suit, which celebrated the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the ‘Year of the Dog’ Driver Gear suit celebrates the Lunar New Year in-style in Forza Motorsport 7.

Turn 10 showed off the new Driver Gear suit in its latest Forza Friday livestream on Mixer and Twitch. After the show concluded, Turn 10 gifted out the suit to all Forza Motorsport 7 players. You can download it from the in-game Message Center for free. Happy Lunar New Year!

Forza Motorsport 7 Forzathon Update

The most recent set of Forzathon events in Forza Motorsport 7 inadvertently expired in the game yesterday. Turn 10 says it is planning to “rebuild those events and activate them as soon as possible next week.” Those reactivated events will be live until the end of the month, giving players plenty of time to complete them and unlock the prizes they offer. You may remember an issue prevented some players from seeing all of the currently-active Forzathon events in the game, which has been fixed with the February Content Update.

Once these events have officially concluded at the end of the month, Turn 10 will replace them with a new set of Forzathon events beginning in March. The developer thanks fans for their patience and said it will have more details on these upcoming new events soon.

Wrapping Up ‘A Lovely League’

We’re already approaching the final week of the current Leagues Season in Forza Motorsport 7. Indeed, the final series of the current ‘A Lovely League’ season begins on Sunday, February 18th (or on later today if you’re in America). This will be your final chance to earn the current Season Reward, which is the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Forza Edition.

By completing an event in the series, you’ll not only earn the above exclusive car, but also a brand-new ‘High Flyer’ Driver Gear suit as well. The three events include Ghosted Elite Factory Racer, Sport Touring with simulation damage, and the Mazda MX-5 Cup Spec series with simulation damage. No new online Hoppers have been added to Forza Motorsport 7 this week.

Talk About A Busy Forza Week

That’s all the latest news from Forza Motorsport 7 this week! Remember, the new Bounty Hunter events will see you unlocking the long-awaited 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS as you work to set better lap times against Turn 10 Studio Head Alan Hartman for even more prizes, so make sure you don’t miss out on it! That, and of course the current League Season available in Forza 7.

Overall, there’s a lot of fresh content in Forza Motorsport 7 this week that’s not to be missed. Whether you’re organizing competitive events with the new ‘Spectate’ and ‘Seed the Grid’ esports features in online, or racing the new cars found in the Dell Gaming Car Pack as you practise for the upcoming season of the Forza Racing Championship.

Speaking of the Forza Racing Championship, which begins in March with a Pre-Seasonal Invitational event in Seattle, Turn 10 Studios has also teased additional esports features to arrive in Forza Motorsport 7 in the “near future,” so be on the lookout for those and stay tuned to FullThrottle for the latest on the Forza franchise.

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 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.