June will be an unmissable month of new announcements and
content for Forza fans. Not only do we have the debut of an all-new ‘Forza
Monthly’ live-show on Monday, June 4th to detail the new features being
introduced in the June
Content Update for Forza Motorsport 7 launching the following day, but
there’s also the Xbox
E3 Media Briefing on Sunday, June 10th, during which the debut of an all-new
Forza experience is inevitable.
That’s not to mention the 2018
ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs live from Seattle on the weekend of June 16th, as
well as the upcoming ForzaRC John
Hindhaugh Le Mans Challenge. However, before we get to all of that
throughout the month of June, a series of new Rivals events have been added to
Forza Motorsport 7 for players to set their best lap times on. These include
new Featured Events and VIP Rivals challenges, so let’s have a look at each of
The ‘Navigate Steady Apex Release’ VIP Rivals event will see
you at the Brands Hatch GP circuit in daytime conditions to hot-lap the 2005 Honda
NSX-R. There’s no PI limit or class restrictions for this one, so you can
upgrade and tune the NSX to perfectly match your style on the track. I’d recommend
grabbing one made by the community with S800 being the perfect balance between
performance and usability based on my own experience.
The ‘ForzaRC June Competitive Training’ Rivals event has
also arrived into Forza Motorsport 7. For this one, you’ll be driving the 2016
Ford Shelby GT350R stock on the Indianapolis GP circuit in Day conditions with the
official assists and restrictions from the 2018 season
of the Forza Racing
Championship. That means there's no braking line with friction assist, traction and
stability control disabled.
The two new Featured Rivals events come in the form of ‘Electric
Race Venue’ and ‘500 of Its Kind.’ The former of these is a Formula E event on
the full Long Beach circuit. You can choose any of the Formula E race cars
available in Forza Motorsport 7 for this event, but it must be stock with Friction
Assist disabled. The latter sees you in the 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 stock
with Friction Assist turned off at the Catalunya National circuit.
Finally, the Community
Choice Rivals events continues in June. These fan-voted events are chosen
by the Forza Motorsport community in polls shared once a week onto Twitter. This week’s event sees
players at Watkins Glen – the Short Alt circuit, to be precise, in a stock 2013
Audi RS 7 Sportback with Friction Assist disabled. These community-voted events
complement the current roster of Rivals challenges in Forza Motorsport 7, which
will soon be expanded by the upcoming ‘Time Attack’
mode. This will see Rivals leaderboards enabled for all the different car class
and track combinations available in the game.
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.