Forza Motorsport 7 July Update Accompanies the Top Gear Car Pack

By Rebecca Smith, 2 months ago
This week brought along the release of the "Top Gear Car Pack" in Forza Motorsport 7. Accompanying the DLC was the game's monthly update, but not only did it introduce the extra vehicles for those who own the Car Pass, it also unlocked over 100 cars that were previously exclusive to events, added two Spotlight vehicles, and made plenty of other bug fixes and gameplay improvements.

Spotlight Cars

This month is Porsche Month, meaning the two Spotlight cars are indeed Porsches: the 1971 Porsche #23 917/20 and the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Both of the cars are available to players at "no additional charge". You can see both of them below.


Exclusive Cars Unlocked and Crates Removed

Up until this update, there were 118 exclusive cars that were locked to players unless they completed the specific event tied to the car. Now, all of these cars have been unlocked and can be purchased with in-game credits as long as the player has the relevant Car Collector Tier. The only cars that are locked now are Forza Edition cars and unicorn cars. This also means car-related crates have been removed from the Prize Crates system. Crates will only include Driver Gear, Badges, and/or Mod Cards from this point on.

Other New Features and Fixes

As mentioned earlier, the update added a few other new gameplay features. One of these is "much-improved" performance when in the car select screens where players can get to their vehicles quicker than before. Private lobby hosts also now have the ability to remove players from the lobby in the middle of a race in a bid to combat griefers. Finally, tabs in the Forza Motorsport 7 Message Center that don't include content for players will be automatically hidden. More updates are promised in the future for the Message Center. In the meantime, you can check out all of the bug fixes in the patch notes in the spoiler below.

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Events

Finally, there's a new event schedule for the month:

Rivals

Relive the 1971 Le Mans race where the Porsche #23 917/20 ran in this special Rivals event on Le Mans Full. Elsewhere we’ve got two events arriving mid-month starring the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, one at Road Atlanta and the other at Le Mans Bugatti. Top Gear fans will be able to unleash the full fury of the 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast at (where else?) Top Gear Full.

Leagues

Our next League Season in Forza Motorsport 7 begins in mid-July and will feature a Porsche Manufacturer S-Class event in Series 1 as well as a new Hardcore event (no racing line, no STM/TCS/ABS, sim damage, manual shifting, simulation steering) in Series 3, starring cars from the Sport Touring Icons division.

#Forzathon

We’ve got some good old-fashioned Aussie fun planned in our July crop of #Forzathon events, including events at Bathurst and starring Australian cars like the 1977 Holden Torana A9X and the 1967 Ford Falcon XR GT. Elsewhere in the month we’ll have some rainy weather events at Top Gear Full and Sebring Club, and much more. Look for a varied set of rewards in July as well – everything from Driver Gear like the Happy Trails and Soda Jerk suits to cars like the 2017 Porsche #92 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR, and more.
The July Update is available for players now.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.