Frustrated Gran Turismo 7 player creates credit-farming exploit

Despite rave reviews and high launch-week sales, it’s been a bumpy road for Gran Turismo 7 over the last week.

An issue found in update 1.07 caused the servers to go offline for over 30 hours, rendering the game almost entirely unplayable. When the servers came back online, update 1.08 reduced credit rewards in some single-player races, making it harder to farm credits by repeating races.

Unsurprisingly, fans are not happy about the changes to GT7’s economy that incentivise microtransactions. Some have responded by review-bombing GT7 on Metacritic. As a result, GT7 is now the lowest user-rated Sony game on the review aggregation website.

Now, one frustrated fan has created a Gran Turismo 7 credit farming exploit – and you don’t even need to play the game to use it.

Gran Turismo 7 credit farming exploit

As reported by Video Games Chronicle, PSNProfiles user Septomor has created a script that uses an exploit to farm credits in GT7 quickly. Essentially, the exploit uses the PlayStation Remote Play app on Windows PCs to run a race on Blue Moon Bay over and over.

The Toyota GR Supra in Gran Turismo 7.
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This exploit lets you earn 15 million credits a day in GT7

Conveniently, this exploit can be run when you’re not playing GT7. According to Septomor, it’s possible to earn 15 million credits per day using this exploit.

"This is a method to 100 percent AFK farm credits," Septomor wrote on the PSNProfiles forum. "I know with nerfs people are not happy and are probably turned off by the enormous grind, or at least I am. So here are some scripts, created to adjust for those nerfs. Windows only for the time being."

It’s not easy to set up, but if you want to try it yourself, Septomor has posted a comprehensive setup guide on the PSNProfiles forum. Another user has also produced a video guide on how to set it up, claiming that this exploit will earn you around 550k credits per hour. 

Polyphony should bring back B-Spec mode

The fan-made exploit works similar to B-Spec mode. In this mode, AI drivers take over driving while you spectator the race and issue commands. Sadly, B-Spec mode is not in GT7, but we’re hoping it will be brought back in future updates.

The Chaparral 2J racing around Laguna Seca in Gran Turismo 7.
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The Gran Turismo 7 credit farming exploit works like B-Spec mode in older Gran Turismo games.

Bringing back B-Spec mode would make Gran Turismo 7 credit farming a lot easier, but Polyphony hasn’t confirmed if it will return.

In response to the backlash to GT7’s nerfed payouts, Kazunori Yamauchi said Polyphony is working on updates that will “constructively resolve this.” But Polyphony needs to act soon because time is running out to repair the damage done to GT7’s reputation.

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