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