After a week’s hiatus, it’s time for some new FM7 #Forzathon January 23 – February 9th challenges and rewards! Hopefully, you’ve been able to keep up and complete the previous Forza Motorsport 7 #Forzathon events that have happened so far. Unfortunately, there are a large number of issues plaguing the event for many players including the events not appearing or updating upon completion.
[UPDATED 02/05/2018] A fix is incoming later this month and the challenges for this event will be extended.
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This #Forzathon event started on January 23rd at 9:30 a.m. PT and closes at (presumably) 9:30 am PT on February 9th. As mentioned above, there are some major issues with this week’s #Forzathon so it’s quite likely it’ll be extended once Turn 10 sorts things out. In our case, the first challenge — “Forza World Tour 2” — is the only one showing up for us on the Xbox One X and two different computers. That challenge actually didn’t show up until yesterday, January 28th, either and not on the 23rd like it was supposed to. Others are also complaining that descriptions are wrong for the tasks (some see 5 miles instead of 5 laps, others are seeing incorrect courses listed) and challenges not updating as tasks complete.
At any rate, should you be able to see all the challenges and progress, you can check out the complete task list and rewards below for the newly added challenges. If you’re like us and not seeing the challenges yet, hopefully you’ll see them soon!
- Forza World Tour 2: Complete all Challenges to receive the 1932 Ford De Luxe Five-Window Coupe
- Drive 5 laps on Bathurst in an Australian Car (*some users reporting incorrectly seeing 5 miles)
- Go more than 180mph in Dubai
- Finish in the Top 3 at Rio de Janeiro
- To the Slopes!: Complete all Challenges to receive the 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
- Get a 1o,000 Drift Score on a single lap on the Bernese Alps Festival Circuit Reverse (*some users reporting incorrectly seeing the Bernese Alps Festive Circuit)
- Complete 3 laps on the Bernese Alps Club Circuit
- Win a race in a Modern Off-Roader Division Car in the Bernese Alps
- Creative Corner: Complete all Challenges to receive the Motion Capture Driver Gear
- Paint a car (*some users reporting it’s take a photo of a car)
- Change your Driver Gear
- Finish any race
NOTE: There have been some posts in the past noting that challenges don’t pop all the time and some users have found that quitting the game and restarting it popped the previous challenges. Complete a lap on a Free Play race after completing a Forzathon challenge also causes it to pop. We’re not sure if this issue has been fixed yet so if you have issues with challenges registering you can always try restarting the game.
Bugs aside, your best bet is to paint a car and take a photo of it. If it doesn’t pop then restart the game (as mentioned above) or complete a lap on a Free Play race. Once that’s done, change your Driver Gear and you’re two-thirds of the way done “Creative Corner.” Once you see the Finish any race task come up then head over to Bathurst in Free Play mode, hop in an Australian car and set the course to 5 laps. Once that’s done and has popped, you should get your Motion Capture Driver Gear and can focus on the rest.
What I’ve been doing for past events is alternating between challenges to force the previously completed one to pop if it doesn’t automatically. Of course, your mileage may vary (pun not intended). As mentioned previously, all tasks can be completed in Free Play mode where it’s easier to set up courses for exactly what you need. Hitting 180mph (290km/h for anyone outside the U.S.) in Dubai shouldn’t be too difficult, as is finishing in the Top 3 in Rio. For Dubai, selecting the Drag track works and you should bge able to hit 180mph in a P-class car like the 1965 Hoonigan Ford Hoonican Mustang.
Drifting is always a pain, and you’ll have to do this one on a single lap at the Bernese Alps Festival Circuit Reverse course. There’s a few ways to make this easier but from a previous challenge I headed into Rivals, Drift mode, chose the required course, turned traction and stability controls off, and you should be able to get 10,000+ on a CLEAN lap. Again, the progress might only register after a game restart. Note, you can still bump the sides of the track in a drift race for it to be considered clean, rewinding will flag it as a dirty lap.
Finally, you should be able to clean up the last two tasks in “To the Slopes!” by winning a 3 lap race in Free Play mode while driving a Modern Off-Roader Division car. Just pick the shortest circuit in the Bernese Alps and after winning the race you should receive your 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale.
What do you think about the latest FM7 #Forzathon event and the vehicles and driver gear up for grabs? Are you being affected by the bugs in the current event? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Forza Motorsport Forums