Forza Motorsport Update 6 Brings Significant Car Progression Changes

Forza Motorsport Update 6

Forza Motorsport Update 6

Forza Motorsport’s most important update yet is here. Out today, Update 6 introduces significant changes to Forza Motorsport’s controversial car progression system. It also brings a new selection of cars to drive, plus a wealth of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements.

Car progression changes

Since the game launched last October, Forza Motorsport’s reworked car progression system has been a source of contention with the community.

Before, upgrade parts were restricted to XP levels known as Car Points, which you earned as you drove. This meant you had to grind for hours to unlock every part. 

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In response to the widespread community backlash, Turn 10 has made a U-turn. Update 6 removes the level restriction on performance parts, making them all available at Car Level 1.

This means you can install car parts in any order like in previous Forza Motorsport games, regardless of the Car Level, from engine swaps to new tyres. It’s a welcome change that should help alleviate one of the most ubiquitous frustrations by improving the balancing and sense of progression.

For those who prefer the old progression system, players can also acquire Car Points with in-game credits at a ratio of 4,500 Credits for 500 Car Points. This means you can either immediately upgrade your car using Credits, or earn Car Points for upgrades by levelling up your car like before. In theory, it's the best of both worlds.

New Spotlight and Car Pass cars

As with every update so far, Update 6 introduces a new set of Spotlight Cars to unlock in the Builders Cup plus new Car Pass cars and new Featured Multiplayer events.

New Spotlight Cars include the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C, 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II, 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, and 2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4. Each car can be unlocked in the new Combustion Tour.

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As a bonus, completing the Combustion Tour earns you the 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster. Completing all four refreshed Open Class Tour series events before 10 April will also reward you with the 2010 Ferrari 599XX.

As for new Car Pass cars, Car Pass holders can also unlock the 1983 Nissan #23 Nissan Motorsports Silvia Super Silhouette, 2019 Toyota 86 TRD SE, 2020 Lexus #14 VASSER SULLIVAN RC F GT3, and 1986 Lotus #12 Team Lotus 98T, with one car arriving every week between 13 March and 3 April.

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New track coming in April

After Update 5 added the notoriously challenging Nurburgring Nordschleife, Turn 10 teased that the next new track will arrive sometime in April as part of Update 7.

Patch notes

Forza Motorsport Update 6 is available to download today on PC and Xbox Series X|S.

Along with the new cars and progression changes, Update 6 brings a wealth of performance improvements, bug fixes, and quality of life improvements.

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New lighting options in the Livery Editor allow players to view their designs in different conditions, and the pit lane exit in Daytona has been modified to “more closely reflect the track as it is used in real-life events.”

You can find out more details in the Forza Motorsport Update 6 patch notes here.

Are the car progression changes enough to get you back into Forza Motorsport or is it too little too late? Let us know in the comments below.

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