Turn 10 Studios has announced that its October Update for Forza Motorsport 7 arrives on Tuesday, October 2nd, the same date that Forza Horizon 4 officially launches worldwide on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox
This update features “numerous behind-the-scenes improvements” to Forza Motorsport 7 to prepare the game’s backend for “some important updates” coming in the future. In addition, the Formula
Drift Car Pack will be made available in Forza Motorsport 7 for those who digitally pre-ordered Forza Horizon 4, whilst a brand-new Spotlight Car is coming to the game at no additional cost for all players – the 1986 Merkur #11 MAC Tools XR4Ti.
The first important change that players will notice in Forza Motorsport 7 this month is a prompt that requests you to open any Prize Crates you’ve acquired before the end of the month. As announced earlier this year, Prize Crates
are being removed from Forza Motorsport 7, and this change will occur in November. Players will still have access to all their Driver Gear, Badges and Mod Cards, but those items will no longer be acquirable via Prize Crates starting next month. Turn 10 says that additional details on the removal of Prize Crates will be revealed next month, including info on how players will be able to acquire new Driver Gear, Badges and Mod Cards.
Below, you can have a look at the Formula Drift cars coming to Forza Motorsport 7 this week.
To coincide with the release of the Formula Drift Car Pack in Forza Motorsport 7, the October Bounty Hunter will begin on Wednesday, October 3rd. For the first time ever, Turn 10 will be hosting an open-tuning Drift Bounty Hunter event. Players can use any rear-wheel drive car in the game that they own and can download any tune that they wish. Targets for the event include five Formula Drift drivers – Andy Hately (GT: Hateleydrift), Matt Field (GT: TheMattField777), Alec Hohnadell (GT: Hohnade118), Corey Hosford (GT: hossworth), and Ryan Literal (GT: SD9K).
Two developers from Turn 10 Studios known for their drifting skills in Devin Carraway (GT: SpaceLionDC) and Aaron Brooks (GT: Euro Nation) will also be competing in the event. Feel free to add those Gamertags to your Xbox Live friends list today so you can chase them down once the event goes live. In addition, be on the lookout for a new Rivals event celebrating the one-year anniversary of Forza Motorsport 7. Simply run a lap in the ‘Happy Birthday Forza Motorsport 7’ event and you’ll earn yourself an easy 100,000 Credits.
The Merkur XR4Ti, sold by Lincoln and Mercury dealers in the mid to late 1980s, was a welcome anomaly in the American market; a risk undertaken by Ford Motor Company to introduce a car in the U.S. that you might otherwise only expect to see in Europe. To support the success of the production model, the #11 MAC Tools XR4Ti was built to compete in the IMSA and Trans-Am series.
With top drivers like Scott Pruett, Pete Halsmer, and Lyn St. James behind the wheel, the race car saw much success. This racer is, of course, a tube-frame chassis with a silhouette body that only mildly resembles the production model. However, the distinctive double-wing was the same design you could buy at your local dealer. The other big difference was the nearly 600 hp generated by the race-prepped V-8, more than double the power of the factory model.
Complimenting the arrival of the 1986 Merkur #11 MAC Tools XR4Ti will be a special Merkur Rivals event starring the XR4Ti race car. Everyone who sets a time in this event will earn a special exclusive car in the 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GTR!
Turn 10 Studios will dive into the October Update for Forza Motorsport 7 in even more depth on its next edition of the Forza
Monthly broadcast show, which airs on Wednesday, October 3rd at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern, 9pm BST) on the official Forza Mixer and Twitch channels.
Not only will the developer be discussing its October Update for Forza Motorsport 7, but it’ll also be looking ahead to what’s to come for the rest of 2018, whilst celebrating
the release of Forza Horizon 4, reliving the ForzaRC
Series 2 Playoffs in Mexico City, and looking ahead to the Forza Racing World
Championship finals in London, England this October. Be sure to not miss it!
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