As midnight rolls across the globe, so players are finding Gran Turismo 7’s new Weekly Challenge feature updating in each timezone, east-to-west, for the first time.
Added in the recent Spec II update, also called 1.40, Weekly Challenges are a curated set of events from across the game’s World Circuits that pop up each week with bonus rewards.
There’s five in total, rotating at midnight local time each Wednesday. The events can come from anywhere in the existing 185 races or even — as we saw in the first set — be a brand new, limited-time event created just for the week.
As well as giving you a chance to tick off events you may not have already attempted (as seen in the new Event Directory, also added in Spec II), Weekly Challenges also offer up bonus prizes as a further incentive for completing one, three, and all five events — which only requires you to finish third or better in each race.
This week’s slowest race will be the Sunday Cup Classic. It’s a two-lap event for road cars, at the Center layout of Autodrome Lago Maggiore, with a suggested PP of 350 but no limit on tuning or tires. You’ll earn a meager 5,000cr for first place.
The new snow circuit at Lake Louise pops up for the second week in a row, this time in the Japanese 4WD Challenge 600. As the name suggests, 600PP is the recommendation while you’re restricted to 4WD Road Cars and Professionally Tuned Cars from Japan and of course Snow Tires. The four-lap race of the Short Track is worth 38,000cr for victory.
Staying in the Americas, there’s a five-lap race at Laguna Seca in the American Clubman Cup 700. Again, the PP limit is only a suggestion, at 700PP, but you will need a Road Car from the USA for the event which will add up to 30,000cr to your balance for victory.
The Nordschleife hosts you for a one-lap race in the Porsche Cup. You’ll need a Porsche, obviously, although it needn’t be a road car and the 650PP limit is mandatory this time. There’s 52,500cr for victory.
Finally there’s a World Touring Car 800 events, this week in the form of a ten-lap race at Fuji International Speedway on the full circuit, and requires any car up to a hard 800PP limit with Racing tyres of any type — and we’d recommend picking up some Inters and Wets first — awarding 140,000cr for victory.
This week’s rewards are a Six-Star Roulette Ticket (Parts) — awarding rare and expensive tuning components — for completing any one event, a 200,000cr ticket for completing three and a brand-new item for completing all five. That’s a Six-Star Roulette Ticket (Car), and it remains to be seen precisely what this means but we’re expecting it to contain some high-value vehicles.
The Weekly Challenges update at midnight local time on Wednesday evenings/Thursday mornings, with the next set due at that time on November 15/16. You’ll need to have completed GT Cafe Menu Book 39 and watched the ending movie in order to have access.
- Autodrome Lago Maggiore Center – Sunday Cup Classic
- Number of Laps: 2
- Restrictions: Road Car
- Win Reward: 5,000cr
- Fuji International Speedway – World Touring Car 900
- Number of Laps: 10
- Restrictions: ≤800PP, Racing Tyres
- Win Reward: 140,000cr
- Lake Louise Short Track – Japanese 4WD Challenge 600
- Number of Laps: 4
- Restrictions: Road Car/Tuned Car, Japan, 4WD, Snow Tyres
- Win Reward: 38,000cr
- Nurburgring Nordschleife – Porsche Cup
- Number of Laps: 1
- Restrictions: ≤650PP, Porsche
- Win Reward: 52,500cr
- WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – American Clubman Cup 700
- Number of Laps: 5
- Restrictions: Road Car, United States
- Win Reward: 30,000cr
- Complete 1 event: Six-Star Roulette Ticket (Parts)
- Complete 3 events: 200,000cr Ticket
- Complete 5 events: Six-Star Roulette Ticket (Car)
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