Forza Motorsport 7 is officially released tomorrow (for those who didn’t snag the fancy Ultimate Edition, anyway), and no doubt your first prerogative will be to earn huge amounts of credits.
Well, here at GameSpew we’ve got your back. Here are five ways to boost your Forza Motorsport 7 credit gain fairly easily. And with your newfound wealth you’ll be expanding your car collection and increasing your collection status in no time. Enjoy!
Download the Forza Hub App
If you’re a keen Forza player you should have done this by now, but if you haven’t, go and download the Forza Hub app right now! The Forza Hub app tracks your progress across nearly all Forza games, with your Tier rising based on your accomplishments. Checking in on the Forza Hub frequently allows you to claim monetary rewards – I’m at Tier 8, for example, and by opening the app I was instantly awarded 225,000 credits for Forza Motorsport 7 alongside many more for previous titles. So, make sure you visit the Forza Hub on a regular basis to reap the rewards.
Increase Drivatar Difficulty
While you can no longer increase the number of credits you earn by turning off assists etc. in Forza Motorsport 7, you can dramatically increase your winnings by turning the Drivatar difficulty up a notch. Going from Average to Above Average nets you a 20% increase, for example, while opting for Unbeatable A.I. nets you a whopping 100% increase. Find out what works for you then go from there!
Make Use of Mods
Returning from Forza Motorsport 6, mods are a great way to introduce some challenge to races, and also earn some extra credits while doing so. Some may demand that you race with certain assists turned off or perform specific actions like 2 perfect turns, but for the most part they’re dead easy to complete and will net you a decent credit bonus. And the results are even better if you stack them.
It’s certainly worth spending 20,000 credits on mod prize crates to stock up on a wide range of mods. You’ll probably earn back the 20,000 spent in a single race or two, and still have more mods to use which equals pure profit. Forza Motorsport 7 VIP members get five multiple use mod cards that award a 100% credit boost just for turning up, so make sure you save them for when they’ll give you the most benefit. If you stack them, you can get up to 4 times the credits you’d normally get.
Obtain and Use Forza Edition Vehicles
Like in Forza Horizon 3, Forza Edition vehicles provide bonuses for using them. Some will award you extra experience for racing on certain tracks, for example, while others will provide nice credit bonuses.
VIP members will have a bevy of Forza Edition vehicles waiting for them when they start the game, such as the Nissan GT-R which provides a 50% credit bonus, and a Ram Runner which awards a whopping 7,500 XP bonus whever you complete an event on the Airfield Test Track. If you’re not a VIP member you’ll have to win a Forza Edition Car via completing an event, opening a prize crate or visiting the auction house when it opens I’m afraid. They’re certainly worth getting hold of though!
Increase the Length of Races
By default, races are fairly short in Forza Motorsport 7; often just 2-3 laps, in fact. If you don’t mind making them longer, however, you can reap increased rewards.
By heading into the Assists menu you can find an option to increase the race length. Make races longer and you’ll receive a higher credit payout at the end of them. Make use of your best mods and Forza Edition cars during long races and you’ll witness your credits raise dramatically. It’s certainly possible to earn in excess of 500,000 credits for just one race using this method.