New Forza 5 Update Will Make Cars Cheaper, Introduces Drag Racing

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Turn 10 will be releasing an update this month that adds new game modes Drag Racing and Tag as well as drastically reducing the in-game price of cars.

According to IGN:

Car prices have been reduced significantly, with the on-disc cars reduced in price by 45%. So, the $6 million Ferrari 250 GTO you’ve been saving for is now a more accessible $2 million purchase. The rate at which racers earn money has more than doubled, as well. Turn 10 estimates Forza 5 players will be able to earn exotic cars in one-fifth of the time they earned them in Forza Motorsport 4.

This rebalancing of the economy is great news for people who thought a lot of the cars in Forza 5 were unreachable because of their high cost, it also means that more players will get to experience the fancier cars.

As well as the new economy the update is introducing some new game modes, Drag Race can have up to 8 players racing at once and the new Tag mode comes with three different modes, here’s the official description of them:

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.”

Tag mode will be fun in Forza 5, I often ended up making my own version of tag in a lot of games when I was younger. I remember playing split-screen tag in Driver 2 and covering up the mini map in the corner so it was hard to find the other person. Some of the most fun I have had gaming was thanks to car tag!

Do you think Turn 10 are doing the right thing by rebalancing the economy? Let me know in the comments below!

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