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access_time December 16, 2013 at 8:41 AM in Xbox by Ramon Aranda

Forza 5 update brings new modes and better economy balancing


Microsoft and Turn 10 are getting set to release a new update for Forza Motorsport 5, which will include Drag Racing and a multiplayer mode called “Tag.”

Drag Racing will let players test out their skills in quarter-mile, half-mile and full-mile drag strip races on the Airfield track, in both Free Play and Multiplayer. The new mode will support up to 16 players in a single lobby in one-on-one matches, while eight-player support will allow for all tuned cars of any class).

As for Tag, players will be a multiplayer mode that comes in three styles:

  • 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.

There will be three multiplayer hoppers available for “Tag” fans: S-Class Virus, A-Class Keep the It, and A-Class Pass the It upon the content update launch.

Finally, the update will include some adjustments to the Forza 5 economy, such as the increase of rate in which credits can be earned in the game. Driver level payouts will be doubled and those who play on average difficulty settings will see a 60% increase in credits earned per hour of play.

Prices of the best cars in the game will also get reduced, such as the Ferrari 250 GTO going from 6 million credits, down to 2 million.


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