Tips and Tricks for Forza 7

Discussion in 'Forza Motorsport 7' started by FordGTGuy, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. FordGTGuy

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    Thought I would make a thread dedicated to community sharing of tips and tricks that you've found in Forza 7 and could help others make the most out of the game. To keep it organized and helpful we will use categories to keep them from becoming confusing.


    Gameplay

    • Forza 7 has a new view that is closer to the dash and negates the steering wheel in most vehicles; this view makes it easier to see the dials on your dash and anything on the road ahead of you.

    Controls
    • If you prefer using manual w/ clutch on a controller I would suggest going into the controller options and switching LB/A for clutch/handbrake, using A for the clutch will likely be much easier for you.
    • If you're using an Elite controller you can actually use the paddles to shift up and down, clutch, handbrake or even for changing views and looking back.

    Single Player
    • Go to assists and scroll to the bottom to switch race length from standard to long; the races will become about 15 minutes but this boosts your money making potential a huge amount and can result in fun races with time to catch up to first.
    • When doing the showcase events that have races you should switch the race length back to standard as you cannot use mods in these races, these races only matter for the car reward and not really for making credits.

    Multiplayer

    • If you're in a party chat and you go to multiplayer it automatically switches your party chat audio to game chat; watch out for this.
    • If you're looking for people to play with outside of hoppers you should try using Looking for Group; press the Xbox button and tap to the left twice to get to the party window and go do to Looking for Group, select Forza 7 and search for posts that looking interesting to you or create a posting.


    Car Collecting

    • Unless there is a car you must have you should refrain from buying cars and instead focus on leveling up so you can buy cars with heavy discounts after leveling; this is also going to rapidly increase your car collector level progress which increases those discounts even more.(Maximize XP by using mod cards and driving long races at the very least.)
    • If a car comes up that you want but can't afford right now you can skip it by hitting the B button and it will go under a car cover in the rewards section. You can go there later and buy it with the discount when you have the funds or you can at any point go there and choose to take the credit reward instead of the car if you want.(HBR-Roadhog)


    Upgrading

    • If you buy a new car for a race you should always upgrade it yourself as the standard homologation parts tend to not equip the best suspension, brake or transmission upgrades.

    Tuning

    • A Forza Motorsport 7 tuning calculator can be found here: http://www.bg55.com/u2scforzatuner-fm7.php
    • Torque numbers can no longer be found in the upgrade menu but can be found in the "My Garage" and "Select Car" menus by pressing Y.
    • When loading a tune do it from the main menu from My Tunes. If you load a tune from a lobby or test drive it will not load properly at present.(HBR-Roadhog)
    • Be aware that sometimes if you choose to overwrite a tune to existing tune will be deleted and the new tune not saved. This has happened to me on one occasion.(HBR-Roadhog)

    Painting

    • If you want the color on your car to be much more vibrant than possible with normal paint, go to flakes and press X to set the first tint and Y to set the second tint; this can result in more vibrant colors.

    Economy

    • Do not waste money on the 20k credit mod boxes, the cards you get mostly have 30% bonuses; instead buy the 50k mod boxes which most cards have 50-60% bonuses and a chance for a card with much larger bonuses and XP bonuses.
    • Take note of the bonuses on the FE cars They offer credit bonus when driven and offer additional credit bonus when driven on a specific track or under a specific condition. The VIP BMW for example is 50% bonus anywhere and another 50% at Nurburgring the amounts and the track or condition vary on the other cars but all of them offer some sort of bonus.(HBR-Roadhog)

    Other

    • An easy way to improve the in-game sound for headset users(for every game on your Xbox) is to enable Windows Sonic or Doby Atmos as this will simulate 7.1 or even higher with Doby Atmos. Windows Sonic is free but Doby Atmos requires a license which either comes with your stereo or headset or has to be bought for your Xbox One to use. Go to settings on your Xbox One, go to "Display & Sound", click "Audio Output", Click the drop down box under "Headset Audio" and choose Windows Sonic or Doby Atmos(remember that you need a license to use Doby Atmos but Windows Sonic is free. If you are using a headset with a 7.1 simulator like the Astros, turn off that simulator on the mixer.
    • If you are playing on the PC or maybe also on the Xbox if you see missing textures while racing. Close the game and restart at the first opportunity else the issue will continue to get worse until the game crashes or freezes.(HBR-Roadhog)


    Please contribute below and I'll add your tips and tricks to this list with credit to the contributor.

    Please no exploits!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017
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  2. HBR-Roadhog

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    The 20k mod boxes aren't that bad, You can always easily get your money back with them if you run longer races.
    I bought two of these a few days ago and of the 8 mods 6 were 50% one was 60% and the other 40%. All of them were easy to attain and 6 of the 8 were good for 3 uses. Of course this is unusual in the cheap mod crates it does happen and in this case the very first race I ran with them paid for both crates and enough extra to buy another crate plus I still had mods to use in another 5-6 races left over.


    Tip: If a car comes up that you want but can;t afford right now you can skip it by hitting the b button and it will go under a car cover in the rewards section. You can go there later and buy it with the discount when you have the funds or you can at any point go there and choose to take the credit reward instead of the car if you want,
     
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  3. FordGTGuy

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    I just recommend the 50k because the possibility of 50-60% or higher is way more common and you have the chance to get super-rare and legendary mod cards.

    BTW, great Tip; I added it to the OP.
     
  4. nyrmetros

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    Thank you very much for the tips. I need all of the help I can get!
     
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  5. HBR-Roadhog

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    A few other things that may help
    When loading a tune do it from the main menu from My Tunes. If you load a tune from a lobby or test drive it will not load properly at present.
    Also be aware that sometimes if you choose to overwrite a tune to existing tune will be deleted and the new tune not saved. This has happened to me on one occasion.
    If you are playing on the PC or maybe also on the Xbox if you see missing textures while racing. Close the game and restart at the first opportunity else the issue will continue to get worse until the game crashes or freezes.

    Take note of the bonuses on the FE cars They offer credit bonus when driven and offer additional credit bonus when driven on a specific track or under a specific condition. The VIP BMW for example is 50% bonus anywhere and another 50% at Nurburgring the amounts and the track or condition vary on the other cars but all of them offer some sort of bonus
     
  6. FordGTGuy

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    Great stuff, all added!

    NP dude, that's why I created this thread; will try to keep adding more and keeping the list up to date.
     
  7. Snorevette

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    If you're playing on PC, the upgrade menu and paint/decal editor have a memory leak. If you're spending a lot of time deciding upgrades or making designs, save and return to the main menu screen every so often to prevent a game crash.

    Drivatar difficulty tends to be based on the track you're on. Take note of where drivatars are the fastest and slowest on each track and build your strategy around that - for example, try and avoid getting caught up in traffic round the roundabout on Long Beach, since drivatars tend to struggle a lot with that particular section and it's a perfect opportunity to catch up and set up for an overtake.
     
  8. nyrmetros

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    Any tips for the Indycars or any other open wheel race car?
     
  9. HBR-Roadhog

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    In the tuning section it appears they have reversed the toe settings so -toe behaves as +toe should and +toe behaves as negative toe should so if you use toe on your car you need to go the opposite direction of what you would have in the past to get the desired result.
     
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  10. EngieDiesel

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    If the game crashes immediately after the title card comes up, the problem is most likely NOT with the game but with Xbox Live or the Forza servers being down. If this happens, set your console to offline mode and you should be able to start the game normally; you can still race, collect rewards, buy cars and prize crates, and do pretty much anything that doesn't require an online connection. DO NOT delete and reinstall the game before trying this first, or you risk losing your save and all your progress.

    It seems that basic mod crates supplemented with a Forza Edition car tends to give the best return on investment in the long run, if you really want to pad out your bank account. Plus the premium crates love to throw in that "stay on track the entire race" secondary stipulation that practically begs for the AI to assault you at every corner.
     
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  11. HBR-Roadhog

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    The ones I hate to get and get often in the 50k crates are the perfect passes 8 perfect passes is almost impossible on most races even 6 is very difficult and quite often result in 0 bonus for that slot I would actually rather have a 20% bonus card in place of one of those.
     
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  12. nyrmetros

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    Thanks for the tips! Very helpful!
     
  13. FordGTGuy

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    I will update the OP soon, been busy with work or playing Forza.
     
  14. HBR-Roadhog

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    Actually I may have been mistaken on this one, need to do more testing to confirm one way or the other
     
  15. RC45

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    Seems the Mod Card for "Stay on Track" counts pitting for fuel and tires durign a logn race as "off track".

    Don't waste your card on a long race. I was quite frustrated at this. 70% credit bonus thrown away on a 1 hour race :(
     
  16. nyrmetros

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    Dang that sucks!
     
  17. CSLACR

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    I bought every car under 30k, so they can't be wasted as leveling prizes. Eventually I'll get the rest under 50k.

    Sell them?
     
  18. HBR-Roadhog

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    They [the mods] are worth very little if you sell them but yes that is what i have done with some of those..

    I had the same idea on the cars. I bought all of the tier 1 cars that were unlocked then moved down and did the same in tier 2 and now have bought every car that is less than 200k hoping that soon I will get some more of the ones that are locked.
     
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    That's a really good idea, maybe at some point I'll have enough money to start doing that as well. I currently have been taking 50k over tier 5 cars because so many keep coming down the pipeline at me that I can't afford them anymore.
    Especially this week going after the Zonda.
     
  20. AlienDeathRay

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    Any idea why racing online in the multiplayer rooms levels you up so quickly? I finish way back after being smashed around for a bit, then play catch up, and finish near the back. I get only like 5-7 grand at the end. But it seems to count double or triple in leveling me up in my driver level. I hate racing online against others and it seems everybody has to crash you constantly, while the leaders run away with the race. The Hot Hatch racing with "ghosts" is the best bet if you hate getting crashed. I'm at Car level 20 and over 100 in driver level. I have over 200 cars, and 14 of the "Forza Edition" cars. I'm new here, but I'm an old Forza Veteran.
     
  21. RC45

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    Do not bother setting the Drivatar difficulty higher than you need for fun racing if you setup a custom time limit race offline race. You do not get the Drivatar bonus for difficulty.

    We setup a 4 hour endurance race at Daytona, with driver swaps to ease the fatigue (and allow normal household functions to continue) and the extra effort battling the other drivers was not worth it since there was no difficulty reward at the end.

    Only the sweet taste of the VIP 100% cards doubled up for the 2 million odd credit bank :)

    The Drivatar difficulty is only worth the effort with lap counted custom races. And since distance driven is what determines payout, any credit grinding needs to be done with the fastest car you have - allows for quicker races.
     
  22. Nacho Libre

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    Hi everybody, for my first post here I want to share my two stops strategy for the Spa 100 endurance showcase of the Breakout championship.
    For expert or pro difficulty, I basically stop first at about 12 laps when I’m at 8-10th place, because it’s tough at that point catching the leaders and holding up the rest of the field!
    I figured I could pace myself for around 20 laps with a clear track, saving my tires and waiting for the drivatars to pit (laps 23-25) to catch and then overtake the whole field. Later I stop on lap 32 to leave myself some 13 laps to catch and overtake the leaders again.
     
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  23. prousonhairy

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    Welcome to GTPlanet. :cheers:
     
  24. Nacho Libre

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    Thank you! :)
     
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  25. zaxs

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    Tip about long races and mods helped me a lot.

    I was thinking about long races in my second "playthrough" and wasn't using mods at all (from FM6, where they worked differently).
    Bad idea.

    Thanks!