Forza Motorsport Update 7 to Add Brands Hatch Circuit

The monthly content updates for Forza Motorsport keep on coming, with a fifth new track — Brands Hatch — already announced for the title’s next major update.

One of the UK’s best-known racing venues, Brands Hatch has staged pretty much every event possible across its 75-year history. Its flagship four-wheeled events these days are the British GT Championship, the British Touring Car Championship, and the GT World Challenge Europe.

The full course cuts a challenging, 2.4-mile ribbon through the Kent countryside, with some spectacular elevation changes — perhaps most notably at the first turn of Paddock Hill — and nine corners, although very few parts of the track are actually straight. There’s also an Indy circuit which is just 1.2 miles long and pretty relentless, not least because the whole course is within a natural amphitheater.

It’s another course that didn’t originally make the cut in the switch from Forza Motorsport 7 to the current game, which launched with just 20 track locations. However four of the six major post-launch updates so far have brought new tracks to the game, with the recent Update 6 reserved for significant gameplay loop changes, revising the highly unpopular car progression system.

Thus far these have all been returning courses, with Yas Marina first up, followed by Hockenheimring, Daytona and — perhaps most notably — the Nordschleife, which was added to the existing Nurburgring location. Brands Hatch will make that five from five, increasing the location count compared to launch by 20% in just six months.

At present, Turn 10 hasn’t revealed any of the other contents coming in Update 7, although we’re naturally expecting it to include more new and returning vehicles as usual, along with some time-limited events for players to earn them for free.

There is a stream planned for 1600 UTC on Monday April 8 which will reveal more, including which variants of Brands Hatch will be available; we’re particularly hoping for a 1980s layout with the insane Dingle Dell chicane, given that only Laguna Seca thus far has the historic treatment.

We’re expecting the update itself to arrive shortly thereafter, with the new activities to commence around April 10. Watch this space for all the latest information as we get it.

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