In a recent Forza Motorsport Week
in Review, the Homologation and Car Divisions system for Forza Motorsport 7
was finally detailed. However, Homologation wasn’t the only thing talked about
for the upcoming track racer. Turn 10 Studios has also revealed that Forza
Rewards, the long-running loyalty program for its yearly racing franchise, is
receiving some upgrades ahead of this week’s Ultimate Edition release.
In Forza Rewards, every Forza player has a
Tier level. Tier levels are attained by playing Forza games and achieving
certain milestones. These include driving a certain number of miles or reaching
a certain Driver Level. These feats earn you points for your Forza Score; the
higher your Forza Score total, the higher your Tier level. As your Tier level
increases, so too does the rewards you can earn in Forza games.
With the release of Forza Motorsport 7,
Turn 10 are adding a new Tier level – Tier 12, which will be worth a total of
3,000 Forza Score points. As always, beginning with Tier 2, players can redeem
a weekly credit bonus in various Forza games, which can be done using the Forza
Hub app on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, or the official Forza Motorsport website.
Here’s a look at the weekly credit payouts in
Forza Motorsport 7 per Tier. As you can see, these offer credit payments from
25,000 all the way to half a million a week if you reach the highest Tier.
For the launch of Forza Motorsport 7, Turn
10 are also offering in-game bonus items based on each player’s Forza Rewards
Tier Level, including Prize Crates, Badges, and Driver Gear suits. Here’s a
detailed breakdown of what you can expect, which include some very rare Forza
Motorsport game-themed racing suits that can be earned by all players:
I don’t know about you, but I have my eye
on that super rare Forza Motorsport Original Xbox Driver Gear, as well the
lovely orange one for Forza Motorsport 5.
All of the rewards shown are also
cumulative. This means if you’re Tier 4 at the launch of Forza Motorsport 7,
you will receive the Forza Motorsport 7, Forza Horizon 3, and Forza Motorsport
6 driver suits, the Tiers 2-4 Badges, and 3 total Prize Crates. It’s worth
mentioning that there’s no rewards for Tier 12, as that won’t be possible to
attain until the release of Forza Motorsport 7.
Now here’s some Forza Rewards news that
will truly please players. Based on fan-feedback, Turn 10 has removed Token and
DLC-based milestones in the program going forward, and is instead choosing to
focus on feats that reward time invested into the game.
In addition, the team has decided to
retroactively reward maximum reward points for DLC and Token-based reward feats
for players who have played each title. For example, if you played Forza
Horizon 2, the DLC/Tokens feat scores will be automatically maxed out. This
will go for all Forza games you have played. This is great news for players who
missed out on those milestones for older Forza games, especially those which
have reached “end-of-life” status where the DLC is no longer acquirable from
the Xbox Store, which is the case for Forza Horizon & Forza Motorsport 4.
Forza fans should also be aware that Turn
10 is holding a debut livestream for Forza Motorsport 7 that will feature the
full game on Wednesday, September 27th. They will be in the Forza studio and
showcasing the Forza Driver’s Cup single-player campaign, as well as the
newly-updated Mods system, car collecting, and the game’s roster of more than
700 Forzavista cars.
The livestream will also welcome Turn 10
employees from all over the studio to celebrate the launch of the game. The
show kicks off at 9am Pacific and will go all day and well into the evening,
Turn 10 promises, and will be streamed onto Mixer and Twitch.
There you have it, all the latest on Forza
Motorsport 7 before the early access launch of the Ultimate Edition on
September 29th. Be sure to let us know if you’re happy
with the changes being made to Forza Rewards and tell us which Driver Gear
outfit is your favourite! Don’t forget to check out our in-depth preview for our hands-on
impressions with Forza Motorsport 7!
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.