Forza Motorsport 7 #Forzathon June 15-21: A Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, and driver gear

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This month brings big changes to the Forza Motorsport 7 #Forzathon format. In case you missed the news, not only has Turn 10 Studios brought them in-house, but they’ve also changed it to a (hopefully) standard weekly three challenges. The first will have one task, the second two, and the third three.

In addition, because they brought it in-house, the #Forzathon challenges are no longer tied to Xbox Achievements meaning you won’t get your 0 Gamerscore achievement for these anymore. That being said, last week’s #Forzathon was the first on the new system and I have to admit, it did seem to run a lot smoother with tasks popping as soon as you completed them without having to finish another event or reload the game after each one.

At any rate, here we are with the Forza Motorsport 7 #Forzathon June 15-21st event in which you can snag yourself some driver gear, the 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster, and the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S. This #Forzathon event starts today at 10:00 a.m. PT and closes at 11:59 p.m. PT on June 21st. Check out the complete challenge list (we’ll fill it in as we work through it) and rewards below for the newly added challenges.

  • Going Home: Complete all Challenges to receive the 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster
    • Complete a Race at Nürburgring GP Circuit in a 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra
  • Day at the Spa: Complete all Challenges to receive the Finish First Driver Gear
    • Win a Race at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in any Ford
    • Complete a Race at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in a GT Racing Reborn division car
  • Celebrating the Community: Complete all Challenges to receive the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S
    • Complete a Race at Suzuka in a Japanese car
    • Win a Race at Suzuka in a Sport Luxury division car (and complete a Race at Bernese Alps in a 2016 Zenvo STI — there seems to be two first or second tasks for this one)
    • Win a Race at Hockenheimring in a German car

Going Home

The tasks are pretty easy and should take no time at all. Head over to Free Play, set up a 30-second Timed Race at Nürburgring GP, set Drivatars to 0, hop in the 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra (you can rent it or buy it for 35,000CR if you don’t have it already) and let the timer run out to get your Porsche 356A Speedster.

Day at the Spa

For the Day at the Spa tasks, change the course to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, stay in the same car, and repeat. Once that race is out of the way, hit the same track with a GT Racing Reborn division car (if you pick a Japanese car like the #62 Mazda Motorsport RX-7, you can use it for the next task as well), again with a 30-second Timed Race.

Celebrating the Community

Celebrating the Community has us starting over at Suzuka. Sticking with Free Play and a 30-second Timed Race, change to any Suzuka course in any Japanese car and let the timer run out. Next up, complete a race at Suzuka in a Sport Luxury Division Car so select a Sport Luxury Division Car on the same track and let the timer run out.

Interestingly enough, once I completed the second challenge, it reloaded but this time tasking you to head over to the Bernese Alps, hop into the 2016 Zenvo ST1, and complete a race. So, once again, 30-second Timed Race on the Bernese Alsp in the 2016 Zenvo ST1 gets you one step closer to completion. If you don’t have the Zenvo ST1, you can rent it or buy it for 1,150,000CR if you’ve got the credits to spare.

Finally, head over to Hockenheimring, select a German car, and let the timer run out on the Timed Race with no opponents and you should be snagging yourself that 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S.

All said and done, it really shouldn’t take you more than 15-20 minutes from start to finish… personally I’d like to see more challenge in these “challenges.” What about you?

What do you think about the changes to the Forza Motorsport 7 #Forzathon events and the vehicles and driver gear up for grabs this week? Are the tasks too easy? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+Twitter, or Facebook.


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