All eyes are set on the launch of Forza Horizon 3’s Xbox One
X Enhanced Update next week, delivering the beauty and fun of Horizon Australia
in staggering native 4K resolution. Whilst we await our eyecandy for this
coming Monday, there’s lot happening in the world of Forza Motorsport 7, and
this weekend, we have new Leagues and Hoppers events, details on the latest Rivals
Bounty Hunter, as well as clues for the upcoming January Car Pack.
Let’s start with some Forza Racing
Leagues. Series 3 of the current ‘New Year, New League’ season is live from tomorrow onwards in Forza Motorsport 7, and with it comes a new Ghost and Simulation event,
including the Historic Road Racing and Supercar Renaissance divisions,
respectively. There’s also yet another Spec Sim event featuring the Ford Falcon
In terms of Hoppers, fans can enjoy two new class-based Breakout
Hoppers – R Class and C Class, which sit alongside the currently existing A, S,
and P Class Breakout Hoppers. Now all we need are X, B, D, and E Class Hoppers, and the full
suite of Forza Motorsport 6’s class-based Hopper events will finally be available
in Forza Motorsport 7, which now has a total of 18 Hoppers. Hopefully we also see The ABC'S and All-Star Cycled Production make a comeback soon as well.
The January Bounty Hunter event commences next week in Forza
Motorsport 7, and this month’s bounty is no other than John Schommer, who the
Forza community knows as ‘Johniwanna.’ As revealed in the latest Forza Motorsport Week
in Review, the team had to figure out which car would be perfect for his
Bounty Hunter event due to him being such an avid car collector. The team ultimately
decided on the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, which players will drive in a Track Day
event on Mugello Full.
The prizes for this month’s Bounty Hunter event include the 1977
Ford Escort RS1800 and the 2018 New Year’s Eve Driver Gear suit, the latter of
which was previously exclusive to viewers of Brian Ekberg’s New
Year’s Eve livestream. Both prizes will be available to anyone who participates
in the event. A Twitter poll
next week will let voters decide the car that will be available for beating
John’s time. The January Bounty Hunter begins on Tuesday, January 16th,
so you better get practising!
Not only does the new Bounty Hunter open on January 16th,
but that’s also the date fans can enjoy some new cars in Forza Motorsport 7
with the game’s next Car Pack. The official
clue thread in the Forza Forums was released this week, allowing fans to
make their best guesses as to which cars will be in the next Car Pack.
Naturally, each of them are vague in their own way, but some folks usually manage
to figure out at least one or more of the cars included from these cryptic
You can find all seven clues for yourself below:
With the release of the Xbox One X Enhanced Update for Forza
Horizon 3 almost upon us, many will be returning to the Horizon Festival once
more, likely in need of some spare cash and vehicles. Luckily, the latest
Forzathon event offers both the Lamborghini Huracán Horizon Edition and the eagerly
sought-after Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. There’s also some wheelspins and
credits available as well.
I’ll be diving back into Forza Horizon 3 this coming Monday
to experience it in 4K HDR on Xbox One X, and I’ll be sharing my impressions of
the enhancements hopefully later in the week if all goes to plan, so keep it
locked to FullThrottle for all the latest on the Forza franchise. Next week is
sure to be a good one with long-awaited updates for both Forza Horizon 3 and
Forza Motorsport 7 dropping on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
Until then, feast your appetite with some details on the next
entry in the Forza franchise, as well as our Xbox One X Review,
which takes a look at several Xbox One X Enhanced titles.
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.