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Race at Brands Hatch in Forza Motorsport Update 7

Brands Hatch arrives alongside the Retro Racers Tour in Forza Motorsport Update 7. Download today!

Forza Motorsport Update 7 rolls out for download starting Monday, April 8 at 10:00 AM PT / 5:00 PM UTC on Xbox Series X|S and PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam.

Spotlight cars and new Career, Featured Multiplayer and Rivals events start on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:00 PM PT (12:00 AM UTC on Thursday, April 11). Update 7 will be live in the game for 5 weeks before Update 8 is released in mid-May. Update 8 will not include a track – our next track release is scheduled for Update 9, expected to be available in June.

Game Improvements and Release Notes

Update 7 reduces the installation footprint of Forza Motorsport by around 15-20%, decreasing its file size by 25GB on Xbox Series X|S and 29GB on PC. To accommodate this optimization, today’s update will be slightly larger than usual at 15GB.

Update 7 also introduces new experience improvements to the game, including changes to Forza Race Regulations and Proximity Arrows, as well as fixes to Multiplayer and the Livery Editor, and Le Mans track.

Below is a snapshot of the fixes contained in Update 7. Head on over to Forza Support to find the full release notes for this version:

  • Fixed a PC stability issue where the player would encounter an infinite loading screen when selecting Design & Paint for a car that hasn’t been purchased. [1665348]

  • We’ve added new PC audio settings for sample rate and buffer size which can be adjusted to reduce CPU usage. [1652110]

  • Proximity arrows are now enabled for all players by default in Multiplayer.

  • Proximity arrows now angle themselves based on car world position relative to the player car and camera rather than screen-space projection, providing more accurate arrow directions especially in non-chase camera views. [1637283]

  • Added new uniform “Scale” and non-uniform “Stretch” tools to replace “Size.” These can be applied to individual decals or layer groups.

  • Fixed an issue where Shared Tunes were not appearing after the 8th tune in Search Results. [1663755]

  • Updates to numerous textures have been made on the Le Mans Full Circuit and Old Mulsanne Circuit to address various misplaced and low-resolution textures visible in multiple zones, including track signage and overpass inscriptions. [1723655]

This update introduces the Brands Hatch track to Career, Multiplayer, Free Play and Rivals.

Located a short drive from London, Brands Hatch is widely considered one of the most iconic sporting venues in Europe and has a rich history of hosting a variety of motorsport events, including the British Grand Prix.

Brands Hatch is also renowned for its challenging layout, with a combination of fast straights, tight corners, and elevation changes that make it a favorite among drivers and fans alike. Its first turn, the Paddock Hill Bend, sees cars diving downhill at high speed and then climbing back up into the tight hairpin turn called Druids.

The Grand Prix layout features three high speed corners called Hawthorns, Westfield and Sheene Curve which challenge drivers to be millimeter-accurate when choosing their turn in points on this relatively narrow circuit. Meanwhile, the Indy layout is a short 1.2-mile thrill ride which pairs perfectly with slower cars and grassroots events.

Get ready to race with three new deliveries coming to Car Pass holders in Update 7. These include the 2019 Ginetta G55 GT4, 1970 Matra-Simca #146 Equipe Matra-Simca MS650 Tour de France and 2016 Ligier #11 Euro international JS P3.

Car Pass Car Release
2019 Ginetta G55 GT4 Apr. 10 5pm PT / Apr. 11 12am UTC
1970 Matra-Simca #146 Equipe Matra-Simca MS650 Tour de France Apr. 17 5pm PT / Apr. 18 12am UTC
2016 Ligier #11 Euro international JS P3 Apr. 24 5pm PT / Apr. 25 12am UTC

Once these cars are released, the Car Pass will be complete. Car Pass includes 30 new-to-Motorsport cars. Get Car Pass today in the Forza Motorsport Deluxe and Premium Editions.

Career Tour – Retro Racers Tour

Step behind the wheel of iconic racecars and discover bygone eras of motorsport.

Experience cars that started on the road and emerged into track machines in Rulebook Racers. Reminisce the golden era of sports car innovation pushed to the limits through competition in Unlimited Racers. Discover the fastest, most dangerous cars of the 1960s in Grand Prix Racers. Dive into prototype racecars limited only by their fuel usage, whose speed and beauty took the racing world by storm in Consumption Racers.

Spotlight cars featured in the Retro Racers Tour include the 1981 Ford #2 Zakspeed Racing Capri Turbo featured in Rulebook Racers, the 1969 Lola #10 Simoniz Special T163 available in Unlimited Racers, the 1967 Brabham BT24 built for Grand Prix Racers, and the 1988 Jaguar #1 Jaguar Racing XJR-9 ideal for the Consumption Racers series.

Complete the Retro Racers Tour to get the 1977 Renault #15 Equipe Renault Elf R.S. 01 and take on the most famous Grand Prix racecars of the 1970s in the Reward Showcase.

Series within the Retro Racers Tour do not have to be completed in a particular week – you have until May 29, 2024, to finish this latest Featured Tour. Spotlight cars are available at a discount for the week during which they are featured.

As this update will be available for 5 weeks, there is a fifth Spotlight car – the 1975 BMW #25 BMW Motorsport 3.0 CSL. This car does not have a corresponding Career series; however, it will have Spotlight events in Multiplayer and Rivals.

Open Class Tour – 1960s Celebration

With each update to Forza Motorsport, the Open Class Tour gets refreshed with new events and a new reward car.

Open Class Tour is where you can continue the journey of your favorite cars. Cars that you’ve already built in a different Builders Cup series can be further levelled up and upgraded in the Open Class Tour.

In Update 7, the Open Class Tour celebrates the 1960s as Drivatar opponents race behind-the-wheel of iconic cars that build up through E, D, C and B classes.

Complete all four Open Class Tour series to unlock the 1964 Brabham BT8 and lead it towards yet another victory at Brands Hatch in the Reward Showcase.

Featured Multiplayer – Spec and Open Series

Spec Series introduces a new event available during the second week of Update 7, the BMW M Procar Spec Series.

Here’s a look at your Featured Multiplayer calendar of upcoming events for Update 7:

Spec Series Open Series Spotlight Series Starts Ends
Formula 60s Spec Series S Class Series, B Class Series 1981 Ford #2 Zakspeed Racing Capri Turbo Apr. 10 5pm PT / Apr. 11 12am UTC Apr. 17 5pm PT / Apr. 18 12am UTC
BMW M Procar Spec Series X Class Series, D Class Series 1969 Lola #10 Simoniz Special T163 Apr. 17 5pm PT / Apr. 18 12am UTC Apr. 24 5pm PT / Apr. 25 12am UTC
GTP/C Series R Class Series, A Class Series 1967 Brabham BT24 Apr. 24 5pm PT / Apr. 25 12am UTC May 1 5pm PT / May 2 12am UTC
Vintage Le Mans Sportscars Series C Class Series, C Class Series 1988 Jaguar #1 Jaguar Racing XJR-9 May 1 5pm PT / May 2 12am UTC May 8 5pm PT / May 9 12am UTC
Formula 70s Spec Series S Class Series, E Class Series 1975 BMW #25 BMW Motorsport 3.0 CSL May 8 5pm PT / May 9 12am UTC May 15 5pm PT / May 16 12am UTC

Formula 60s Spec Series – April 10-17

Formula 60s Spec Series – April 10-17

These 1960s lightweight, open wheel cars with their revolutionary mid-engine design and innovative aerodynamic effects changed formula racing forever.

BMW M Procar Spec Series – April 17-24

A true icon of BMW’s racing heritage, the 1979 BMW #6 M1 Procar was developed as a homologation special, pitting world-renowned drivers against one another in identically modified BMW M1 sports cars.

GTP/C Series – April 24 – May 1

GTP Group C cars were at the pinnacle of endurance racing design in the 1980s and 90s, combining fuel saving aerodynamics with enormous horsepower that set speed records still standing today.

Vintage Le Mans Sportscars Series – May 1-8

Savor some of the fastest and most valuable vintage race cars of the 1950s and 60s that earned class wins at the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Formula 70s Spec Series – May 8-15

The 1970s Golden Era of formula racing brought iconic wings and aerodynamic effects to help drivers control an escalating horsepower war between teams.

Featured Rivals – Update 7

Set your fastest lap times across several thrilling new Rivals events in Forza Motorsport Update 7.

This month’s Featured Rivals event will see the community compete for their leaderboard position at Brands Hatch GP circuit in the classic 1969 Lola #6 Sunoco T70 MKIIIB. And remember, Spotlight Rivals presents a new opportunity for you to challenge your skills each week!

Players with VIP Membership can experience one of the fastest racing cars ever made, the Group C prototype 1987 Porsche 962C at Hockenheim Full Circuit in the Sunset Showdown VIP Rivals. VIPs also receive a 15% discount on this classic car, so if you don’t already have it, this is your chance to acquire it!

Here’s the Forza Motorsport Rivals calendar for Update 7:

Rivals Event Car Track Starts Ends
Featured Track – Brands Hatch 1969 Lola #6 Sunoco T70 MKIIIB Brands Hatch – Grand Prix Circuit Apr. 10 5pm PT / Apr. 11 12am UTC May 15 5pm PT / May 16 12am UTC
*VIP – Sunset Showdown 1987 Porsche 962C Hockenheim Full – Circuit Apr. 10 5pm PT / Apr. 11 12am UTC May 15 5pm PT / May 16 12am UTC
Spotlight – Ford 1981 Ford #2 Zakspeed Racing Capri Turbo Watkins Glen – Full Circuit Apr. 10 5pm PT / Apr. 11 12am UTC Apr. 17 5pm PT / Apr. 18 12am UTC
Spotlight – Lola 1969 Lola #10 Simoniz Special T163 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Apr. 17 5pm PT / Apr. 18 12am UTC Apr. 24 5pm PT / Apr. 25 12am UTC

*VIP Rivals events require VIP Membership, available in the Premium Edition or Premium Add-Ons Bundle, sold separately.

Race You to Brands Hatch Circuit

[This article originally appeared on Xbox Wire]

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