The June update for Forza Motorsport 7 is here, and 'Race Regulations' are the prominent focus of attention in the latest build of the game.
Not always the most glamourous aspect of a racing game, but something that underpins the core potential and ultimately the enjoyment of any given racing title, race regulations were due for a substantial review and updating within Forza Motorsport 7 as part of this latest build release.
Deployed to Microsoft Xbox One and Windows 10 PC versions of the software yesterday, the June update to FM7 is once again a considerable one, adding several new and improved features to the FRR (Forza Race Regulations) aspect of the game.
Podium / Grid Seeding
With the June update, players’ positions on the podium will be based on total time including any penalties earned during the race. In addition, players’ starting grid position for the subsequent race will now take into consideration their total time, including any penalties earned during the previous race.
Track Cutting Enumeration
The FRR system will now keep track of and display track cut incidents when a player cuts multiple corners in a row before returning to the track and allowing the FRR system to resolve time penalties. These sequences of penalties will be displayed to the player using an “X2, X3, etc.” enumerator.
FRR HUD Settings
Players can now choose to enable or disable penalty notifications in the game’s HUD settings.
We’ve fixed some previous exploits in the FRR system with this update, including:
- Infractions that occur before the Finish Line are now accumulated in the aggregate Penalty Time per player.
- Addressing an issue where players could DNF the entire lobby by excessively cutting the track.
Players can now spectate FRR-enabled lobbies, including the public beta FRR hopper.
FRR Ruleset Changes
In addition to working on new Forza Race Regulations features, the team is also consistently looking at rule set tweaks that can be made to improve the experience for players in FRR-enabled lobbies and events. For example, last week the team made a ruleset change addressing issues around players accruing penalties at corner exit and when going off the track on a long straight. In addition, the team removed the penalty incurred for overtaking cars while off track.
FM7 is available on Xbox One and W10 PC now.
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