Forza Motorsport 5
Forza Motorsport 5 Economy Balancing and New Modes Patch Now Live
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Forza Motorsport 5's economy balancing patch is available now, meaning obtaining the more expensive cars in the game is now a lot easier and will take a lot less time. A higher earn rate has also been implemented, as well as reduced prices on the more expensive rides

"With this content update, we are dramatically increasing the rate at which credits are earned in the game," Turn 10's Dan Greenawalt explained to Major Nelson. "For example, the bonus amount earned when you level up in Forza 5 has more than doubled. A player using average difficulty settings will see approximately a 60 percent increase in credits earned per hour - a number that can be further increased by upping the difficulty settings.

"The flip side to awarding more credits is lowering the price of the best cars in the game. Cars like the Lotus E21 grand prix car - one of the fastest, most desirable cars in Forza 5 - has gone from 6 million credits at the launch of Forza Motorsport 5 to 2 million credits with this content update," he added. "Now, that's still a lot of credits but, when combined with the reduced price with our increased credit payouts and features like our Forza Rewards loyalty program, even the most exclusive cars in the game are now within the reach of all Forza Motorsport 5 players."

As well as balancing the in-game economy, the new Forza 5 update adds 16-player Drag Racing and Tag multiplayer modes. You can get details on that here:

  • Keep the It - One player begins the match as “It.” The goal is for the “It” player to keep “It” status for as long as possible. “It” status transfers each time someone makes contact with the “It” player. Once the match timer has completed, the player with the most “It” time wins.
  • Tag Virus - One player begins the match as “It.” Each time an “It” player makes contact with another car, the “It” status spreads like a virus. The last uninfected player standing wins the match.
  • Pass the It - Similar to “Keep the It”, one player begins a “Pass the It” match with “It” status. “It” status transfers each time someone makes contact with the “It.” At the end of the match, the player with the least amount of “It” time wins.

You can grab the 455MB update for Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One now.

[Via OXM | Thanks, Hayden]


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Comment #1 by SupaDupaReaps
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 02:42:09 PM
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Sweet, also if you go on the Forza website you get a bonus based on your achievements on the previous games, I was a tier 4 so got 4,000,000 credits

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Comment #2 by Chuckle333
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 02:52:15 PM
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Where is the free car we were supposed to get by the 16th via a "dedicated website" (Limited Edition) no word on any official Forza site I can find...

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Comment #3 by Slim Shady
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 02:58:09 PM
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Comment #4 by Stig Semper Fi
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 02:59:21 PM
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#2, go to and it there will be a link in one of the most recent Rear View Mirror article. Seeing as I was already gifted Raikkonen's F1 car (twice), I took the Ferrari 250 GTO.

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Comment #5 by Jane Starfish
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 03:01:05 PM
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Or check here

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Comment #6 by slafferty
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 03:12:26 PM
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@2, Go here:

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Comment #7 by Derpityderpdurp
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 03:14:05 PM
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Comment #8 by IFC3000
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 03:25:30 PM
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@1 thanks i didn't know about this reward, i got 5,000,000cr for tier 5 awesome

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Comment #9 by lifetimegamer
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 03:27:38 PM
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Wow, good call about the Forza Rewards site. Just logged in for the first time and got 3 million credits :)

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Comment #10 by Chuckle333
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 03:33:53 PM
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Thanks @4,5 & 6. I kept looking for a link off main page! DOH!

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Comment #13 by xRelentlessx
Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 08:44:15 PM
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Thanks for pointing me to that site I got 5m for forza 5 and 200k for forza 4 and forza horizon

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Comment #14 by PMillz
Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 01:37:24 AM
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Thanks to everyone that posted the rewards links got a cool 5 mill :D

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Comment #15 by Sleezy M F E
Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 02:16:09 AM
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Rewards link FTW. 3 million for nothing.

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Comment #16 by Phantomex09
Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 02:16:07 PM
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about time this update came it was such a grind to earn credits

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