What you need to know

  • Forza Motorsport 7 is a racing simulator from Microsoft.
  • The game has received nearly two years of post-launch support.
  • The August 6 patch is the last one and adds stricter race regulations.
  • You can purchase the game for $50 through the Microsoft Store.

Forza Motorsport 7 is a racing simulator from Microsoft's Turn 10 Studios. On August 6, the game will get a final update which concludes nearly two years of post-launch support. This patch brings massive changes to Forza Race Regulations as well as tweaks to the interface.

You can read about all the major changes below, as well as free content like new cars.

  • This month's free car is the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
  • That long string of Forza Race Regulations work in culminates in August with the introduction of race disqualifications.
  • Those who accumulate a total of twelve seconds of penalties in a race will immediately be removed from the current race. The twelve-second time accumulation is the result of a great deal of in-house testing. The team wanted to find a balance between a time penalty total that was difficult for well-meaning but lesser-skilled players to accumulate, while still punishing griefers or rammers who want to ruin the race for others.
  • After accumulating ten seconds of penalties in a race, the game will note that players have been placed on probation.
  • Once a new race is started, penalties are completely reset for all players.
  • There will be Forza Race Regulations-enabled lobbies.
  • You can turn off Forza Race Regulations in private matches.
  • Forza Race Regulations information, including penalties and disqualification state, will now also be viewable in the Horizontal Ticker when in Spectate mode.
  • The Mini Leaderboard will now show the distance between cars in seconds.

You can read about the changes in great detail by heading over to the Forza Motorsport website.

It's great to see that Turn 10 is cracking down on griefers and other annoying players in the multiplayer environment. Hopefully, the team will build upon this foundation for the inevitable Forza Motorsport 8 for Project Scarlett.

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