After a bug-ridden first attempt where some challenges weren’t showing up for a bunch of players, the FM7 #Forzathon February 22 – 28th challenges and rewards are back for another week! While some of these didn’t show up for us the last time around, all the challenges are showing up for us know so hopefully the fix is good across the board. Also, the one we were able to finish — which rewarded the 1932 Ford De Luxe Five Window Coupe — is listed once again so perhaps we’ll be able to score a second one by completing the challenges once again.
This #Forzathon event started today, February 22nd at 9:30 a.m. PT and closes at (presumably) 9:30 am PT on February 28th. Check out the complete task list and rewards below for the newly added challenges.
- Forza World Tour 2: Complete all Challenges to receive the 1932 Ford De Luxe Five-Window Coupe
- Complete 5 laps on Bathurst in an Australian Car
- 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
- 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
- Take and Share a Photo
- 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.
Your best bet is to start with “Creative Corner” and take and share 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 the last challenge. 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 as well as take care of the first task for “Forza World Tour 2” at the same time.
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 be 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 are a few ways to make this easier but from a previous challenge I headed into Rivals, Drift mode (make sure you choose 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.