Forza Motorsport Update 2 is now live, shortly after Gran Turismo 7’s major Spec II update. Following some teething issues, community backlash, and quick post-launch adjustments from Turn 10 Studios, Update 2 includes a serious brace of over 200 bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, a new track, and 12 new cars. Here’s the bad news: The new track is Yas Marina, home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The good news? One of the new cars is the Gordon Murray T.50, in its first-ever video game appearance.
Of course, we’re all familiar with the T.50: It’s a manual transmission, 12,000-rpm V12 revival of everything that made the McLaren F1 special, and it's indisputably one of the coolest new cars sold today. Instead of spending over $2 million on the real one, you'll be able to experience it in Forza Motorsport for a much more agreeable sum, and a little bit of your time.
While you can drive the T.50 now, you can also wait a couple weeks and get a 30% in-game discount between December 7 and 14. In fact, several of the new cars added to Forza will have a week-long spotlight to help players get into them. There are a few more interesting rides added to the game alongside the T.50, like the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Cup, which fits in well with the new game's whole competitive focus. Still, a few more hypercars join the roster in the new update. Here are their spotlight dates:
Lotus Type 40 #1 Team Lotus ’65 – November 16
McLaren 720S GT3 #03 ’19 – November 23
Mercedes-AMG GT3 ’18 – November 30
Peugeot 308 TCR #7 DG Sport Competition – December 7
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S ’13 – November 16-23
Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce ’16 – November 23-30
Mazda MX-5 Cup ’17 – November 23-30
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ’11 – November 30-December 7
Saleen S7 LM ’17 – December 7-14
Spania GTA Spano ’16 – December 7-14
MG MG6 XPower #20 ’20- December 7-14
Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 ’22 – December 7-14
Finally, Yas Marina is Forza’s newest locale, despite it featuring in the previous game. It has been massaged slightly to reflect the real-life changes made to the track in response to criticism from F1 fans about raceability. This is the first time the new Yas Marina has been featured in a title outside of the official F1 series.
Things still look rocky over at Camp Forza, but the pace of bug fixes and new content shows that the team is trying. If the Motorsport reboot really is to be the sort of live service racing sim that grows and improves over years, Turn 10 can't let off the gas with updates like this.
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