A huge update is coming to Forza Motorsport 7 later this week on August 8th, developer Turn 10 has announced.
Kicking things off is a major update to track limits in the game. The development team has gone through each track in the game and redefined track limits for all track ribbons ahead of the Forza Race Regulations feature being introduced. Players who’d like to see the track limits in action can activate a new illuminated track lines feature to help them learn.
“While a good number of circuits will feel similar with the new track limits, some tracks have undergone dramatic changes,” Turn 10 adds. “Specific examples include the second chicane on Monza, as well as the first and last turns at Sebring, both of which will play differently than they have in the past. The basic rule of thumb? Three tires over the line is considered “dirty,” whether you’re racing or drifting.”
Another new feature being introduced in this update is Time Attack. This new mode adds a leaderboard for every track ribbon in the game, across every car class, weather option, and time of day. The developer notes that weather will be static in Time Attack to ensure that all players compete on a level playing field.
As well as the above additions, Turn 10 is adding a new drift suspension upgrade option to the Upgrade Shop.
“This upgrade brings with it a steering angle kit that players can tune up to 60 degrees of steering angle,” Turn 10 explains. “This upgrade includes quicker steering and optimized suspension geometry for lower camber change in steering, as well as lower Ackermann effect, reducing scrubbed loss of speed on the car during a drift.”
Finally, changes are being made to the drift scoring system. Scoring will now be based on three criteria: Speed, Angle, and Line. All three of these new criteria will be displayed on the screen in real time alongside the total drift score. Also, light wall taps and placing two wheels outside of the track limits will no longer drop score.
Forza Motorsport 7 is available now on Xbox One and PC.