Upcoming Forza Motorsport 5 patch to add new modes
In-game economy also promised to be adjusted
The next update for Forza Motorsport 5 will include new race modes and some important adjustments to the economy, developers Turn 10 have announced.
With Drag racing you’ll be able to take your favorite drag-tuned rides to the Airfield track and test their mettle on quarter-mile, half-mile, and full-mile drag strips. Drag racing will be available in both Free Play and in Multiplayer game modes.
In addition to support for drag racing for up to 16 players in a single lobby via one-on-one heats, there is also support for eight-player drag races, where all eight cars are on track at the same time on quarter-mile, half-mile, or full-mile strips.
The other addition is the introduction of Tag. This mode is about pure mayhem, wrecks, and strategy. Tag is only available in multiplayer in Forza 5 and comes in three distinct flavors: Keep the It, Tag Virus, and Pass the It.
Finally, the update will include the first wave of adjustments to the Forza 5 economy. These adjustments are based on player behavior within the game, as well as feedback received from the community. The developers are increasing the rate at which credits are being earned in the game. For example, driver level payouts have more than doubled (from just over 15,000 credits to 35,000 credits). Players using average difficulty settings will also see approximately a 60 percent increase in credits earned per hour of play.
In addition to increasing the payout, the price of the best cars in the game has been reduced. The cumulative price of all on-disc cars in the game has decreased by 45 percent.
There is no release date set for the update, but it is expected this month. Forza Motorsport 5 was released exclusively for Xbox One alongside the console launch.