For many, competitive multiplayer racing is the be-all, end-all of a racing game. Unfortunately, without any sort of penalty system, players can have a tough go of it in Forza Motorsport 7. In response to this, Turn 10 has kicked off the Race Marshal Program.
If the above rings a familiar tone you’re in good company, as the program was first introduced last year for Forza 6. The intention now, as it was then, is simple: to keep racing as clean as possible.
Turn 10 community manager Ian Webster made the announcement earlier this week. As a quick refresher, here’s what a Marshal can do:
“Forza Race Marshals are members of the community who have been trusted with the ability to help ensure everybody has a positive racing experience when racing online.
To that end, all Forza Race Marshals will have the ability to remove misbehaving players from multiplayer lobbies at the end of races, just like Turn 10 staff members can do.
By extending the number of people who have this power to trusted members of the Forza Community, our goal is to improve the racing experience for all Forza Motorsport 7 players.”
Race Marshals are easy to identify by the optional shield icon appearing beside their Gamertag.
While Marshals can remove problematic racers, repeat offenders are a different matter. If a player becomes a nuisance across several races and lobbies, this is where Turn 10 steps in. Why? Only T10 staff can ban players from playing online.
All in all, Forza Race Marshals will be on the lookout for those playing in an unsportsmanlike manner. This shouldn’t be mistaken with a racing incident. As well all know, mistakes happen but the key is proper racing etiquette, such as pulling off to the side and letting the car behind regain its position.
If you’ve seen your fair share of unsporting behavior, this may be your chance to become an authority. For those looking to volunteer as a Forza Race Marshal, send an Xbox Live message to Webster (GT: HeliosT10).
Should you find yourself chosen, Turn 10 will contact you directly.
Featured image by GTDNick72.