Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Forza Motorsport 6 Tips and Tricks

Forza Motorsport 6 is a new racing video game that was developed by Turn 10 Studios and it is based on the Forza series of games. This new racing adventure game is an Xbox One exclusive, which means you cannot get this game for any console or platform besides Xbox One, which is the console made by Microsoft. As you are reading this, people are lining up outside stores to get their hands on Forza Motorsport 6 because this game was just released on September 15. While you might be thinking this game will just be like Forza 5, that is not true at all, and in fact there are new cars and tracks in Forza Motorsport 6, which means that you are going to need some new strategies, tricks, and tips in order to help you progress successfully through Forza Motorsport 6. There is a huge learning curve in this game, even for those who have a love of cars and racing, but using these tips can make that learning curve a little less daunting and intimidating. If you have your hands on Forza Motorsport 6 or are looking to get this new gorgeous racing game, read on for some of the best tips and tricks to help you get a grip on this new game, which is filled with beauty and excitement.

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Get the Forza 6 Xbox One Bundle- Before we get into the tips and tricks of the game, here is a tip for you if you are looking to upgrade from the Xbox 360 to get this game. You really want to get the Forza 6 bundle because Microsoft is currently selling this limited-time only Forza 6 bundle for $399. For $399 you get a code to unlock a digital copy of Forza Motorsport 6, an Xbox One with 1TB of storage, and you also will get a matching controller. To make this deal even better, you also get an Xbox One chat headset for free thanks to the people over at Microsoft. You can find this limited-edition Forza Xbox One bundle at GameStop and the Microsoft Store, and this deal is online and in the actual stores, although quantities might be limited depending on the store and your location. This is actually the best bang for your buck if you do not have an Xbox One yet, but are thinking of getting the game plus the console. The game itself is $60 for the standard, $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition, and the Ultimate Edition is $99.99, and you can only get the last two options through the Xbox Store it appears. So you are basically going to be saving quite a bit of money if you bought the bundle for $399 instead of getting the game and the console separately. Not to mention, the Forza 6 Xbox One Wireless Controller, which you also can buy separately, retails for about $65, but if you buy the bundle, you get a controller for no cost. Remember, you must have an Xbox One in order to play Forza Motorsport 6, so if you are stuck on the Xbox 360, you cannot play this game, but this would be the perfect time to get the limited-edition bundle and save yourself some cash in the long run.

Keep Cockpit View- In Forza Motorsport 6, you want to keep the view in cockpit mode, which for some people that might seem odd or hard to do. A lot of people who play arcade-style racing video games enjoy going to the third-person point of view when racing, but in Forza Motorsport 6, you do not want this view, and you really benefit from staying in cockpit mode. You will find out that if you are in cockpit mode, you will have a better audiovisual experience in the game, and you will also see that the game gives you more feedback in this mode. Instead of thinking as cockpit mode as an enemy to your racing abilities, you need to think of this as your friend, because this mode will help you out, give you feedback, and provide you with a better overall gaming experience. There is a tactical advantage from looking into your rearview mirror, which is something you will find most of the cars in the game are equipped with, and you do not have to take your eyes off of the road at all. Cockpit mode is also good because you will notice that the steering wheel moves as you turn left or right, and this is really cool. Basically you can use this as visual feedback, even though it is not quite as useful as having the racing wheel being your controller, but it still is quite good for feedback. You will find out that Forza Motorsport 6 is one of those games that works perfectly well using the console-style gamepad, and you will not even miss the steering wheel like you do in some racing games on other consoles. It is important that you give cockpit view a legit shot, meaning don’t just decide after a lap you don’t like it and then switch to the third-person mode because you will not be able to see all of the benefits of cockpit mode if you just switch to third-person within a couple of minutes of getting into the game.

Keep Default Assists Turned On- If you have not played Forza video games before, you should keep the default assists turned on, especially if you are new to the racing genre in general. While you might think that the video games like Forza Motorsport 6 are more for the racing enthusiasts that want the true-to-life experience and simulation, you can still play this game even if you have no skills or experience, and that is what is fun about this game. Forza Motorsport 6 lets you play the game, have fun, and also enjoy the true-to-life driving simulation even if you have never picked up a racing game before and lack the skills some of the more passionate players have. You want to make sure you tailor your difficulty by incorporating assists into the game as needed, meaning keep the assists on if you are brand new, and if you have played before, then you can turn the assists off for a true experience without help. Even if you have played Forza before, since this game is quite a bit different from Forza 5 it is still a good idea to keep the assists turned on, at least for the first few laps until you get used to the controls and new features of this game in particular. One of the assists that you will quickly turn off is the auto-braking on turns, but you will realize that the assists gauges what you can’t handle and can handle in terms of difficulty. Once you turn off the assists, you will get a higher credit bonus at the end of each of the races, but you do not earn much at all if you are in the back of the pack during every race. This means that you want to make sure you are doing well in the races before you turn off the assists, because you will not get the boost in credit bonuses if you end up racing like a novice time after time. You do not have to be in first place or second place in order to turn off the assists and get the bonuses, but you at least have to be middle of the pack or better to really get those credit bonuses.

Hit the Gas at Starting Line- Some people have a misconception about Forza Motorsport 6 when it comes to the starting line, meaning there is no super boost that you get if you hit the gas pedal at the right moment at the starting line. If you continue racing in this game, you will soon realize that some cars will just get a better start than other cars, and it comes down to when you hit the gas pedal. You want to be off and going before your RPM gauge pins, and you want to accelerate right into the start of the race in the smoothest way possible. If you want the best chance of getting off and running as soon as possible, you want to hit the gas pedal right after the race countdown clock hits the 1-second mark, and this could vary a little bit depending on the car you are using. This is the best rule though to go by, meaning hit the gas once you see the 1-second mark on the timer, and you should be off and running quickly, and this could help you get the best position in the races. The only issue is that it might take you a few times in order to get the timing down as to the best time to hit the gas pedal, but do not get discouraged and keep trying. You also want to make sure that you remember this does change depending on the type of car you are using, so what is right after the 1-second in one car might be a couple beats behind or ahead of that, and you will have to do some trial and error in order to figure it out when you are in the various cars.

Mods Give You Some Boost– One of the new features in Forza Motorsport 6 is that there are mods in this game, and you can think of these as cards that can give you some boost in one area or another. Some of these mods are bonus mods only, and you can equip them to get a small boost on one of your starts. Some of the mods force you to race with certain restrictions, such as no guide lines or having to use the cockpit view, but this is in exchange for an end-of-race bonus. Other mods are single-use items that can give you an instant one-time only benefit, such as a boosted credit or some XP rewards, and you also might get a better starting line position. The mods are all delivered at random in card-style types of packs, and you buy them with the same types of credits that you would spend on the upgrades and cars. If you are going to stay in career mode, you want to build your mod collection early on. Also, you will find out that there is less value when you are buying new cars early on because career locks you into a progression.

Cars Are Outside of Career Mode Too– When you are playing Forza Motorsport 6, you will notice that this game has a new way that you can race, which is called Showcase Events. You will find these activities exist beside career mode, and they do not impact your progress overall, but it is a good way to get spending credits, XP which is experience points, and there is also manufacturer affinity, and this then leads to the bonus credits. The Showcase Events vary and they will give you access to different vehicle classes that you would not be able to play normally until later on in the game if you are going through the normal campaign mode. While there are numerous ways in Forza Motorsport 6 to try out the more than 450 cars, using Showcase Events is the only career alternative to earning cash and then leveling up.

Drivatar Difficulty Also Important– When you are playing Forza games, you will need to know that Drivatars are just carbon digitized copies of the different players’ habits, and you could see your friend racing beside you since you can see their gamer tag. Unless you are actively racing this person, this is known as your friend’s Drivatar. There are different difficulty settings for Drivatar that are separate from the assists in Forza Motorsport 6. This means that if you have a lot of your assists still turned on and you are still having trouble being competitive, then you need to turn down the difficulty on the Drivatar. You do not need to take it down too many notches, but change the Drivatar difficulty to 2 or 3 levels lower, and this will definitely help you remain competitive.

Make Sure You Know Pre-Order Goodies– While this is not specifically a game tip, you should know what pre-order goodies you get with Forza Motorsport 6 if you pre-ordered the game. A lot of games do have extras when you pre-order the game, because this is how the companies lure in the gamers to buy the game early and to keep business at their store and not at the competitive retail store down the road. There are a lot of pre-order goodies that could come your way in Forza Motorsport 6, and you should decide on what extras you want right now. For example, if you buy the game from the Xbox Store, Microsoft gives you both the free Mazda MX-5 that you can race, and you also get the Forza 6 Anniversary Car Pack. GameStop gives their buyers the 2015 Audi TTS Coupe, the Anniversary Car Pack, and the SRT Hellcat Battletoads Car Skin that you can use on other cars. If you get the game through Amazon, then you get the Anniversary Car Pack and the 2015 Subaru WRX Sti. Of course, this game is out right now, but if you did pre-order the game, refer to the website you purchased the game from to see what items you will be getting, and sometimes like on Amazon, you will get emails with codes to redeem for the items. The enhanced version can only be purchased on Amazon and the Xbox Store, so remember, you cannot get this version through the store, and it is only a digital download.

Jeanne Rose
Jeanne Rose lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has been a freelance writer since 2010. She took Allied Health in vocational school where she earned her CNA/PCA, and worked in a hospital for 3 years. Jeanne enjoys writing about science, health, politics, business, and other topics as well.
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