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#1 Posted : Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:21:50 PM(UTC)
SERIES 34 INFO


SEASONS

  • Summer: April 8 - 15
  • Autumn: April 15 - 22
  • Winter: April 22 - 29
  • Spring: April 29 - May 6



LIVESTREAMS & VIDEOS

Playground Games had its livestream on April 1st, while Forza Monthly took place on April 5th.
Update 34 Livestream:
05:00 - Tom Butcher and Mike Brown go over the Festival Playlist for Series 34
11:00 - Gameplay with the Pontiac Firebird and new Porsche 356 RSR Emory
22:00 - Super7 gameplay
40:00 - Super7 High Stakes info, coming after S34
43:00 - Updates/fixes: Steam achievements/issues, Quadra modeling

Forza Monthly April livestream:
04:00 - Series 34 recap from above
08:30 - Celebrating Earth Day with Rimac
10:00 - Community photo montage (RAESR Tachyon)
11:00 - T10's Chris Esaki talking Forza Motorsport and http://aka.ms/ForzaFeedback
17:00 - Community Spotlight interview: @R4Speed (photographer and drifter)
31:00 - Community photo montage (Peugeot 207) and Alie Tacq talking FM7 esports
43:00 - Forza Street update with Aston Martin; streaming schedule
44:00 - Official Forza streaming schedule, Rimac reel


NEW CARS

The Series 34 article covers the two new exclusive cars:
- 1968 Pontiac Firebird (previously in FM4)
- 1960 Porsche 356 RSR from Emory Motorsport (new to Forza)
These two bring the Horizon Promo count to 735.






FEATURES / NEWS

While the Super7 High Stakes feature was discussed on stream, it's not coming in Series 34 but rather in "an upcoming update very very soon."
Mentioned on Forza Monthly, FH4 will be celebrating Earth Day later in April by providing more opportunities to collect the electric Rimac C2.



CONTENT UPDATE & RELEASE NOTES

The content update was released shortly after 11am Pacific time on Tuesday, April 6th.
7.64GB on Series X console

Release Notes eventually get published at Forza Support.

Fixes reported during the livestream:
- Steam Achievements not popping
- Memory crashes on Series consoles
- Mouse on screen
- Windows update crash
- Steam server management
- Investigating other crashes and wheel issues for Steam players
- Modeling update for the Quadra

Edited by user Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:45:18 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#2 Posted : Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:56:10 PM(UTC)
What is the Xbox Games Roundup ?
Will there be any news from Forza or Horizon ?
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:32:52 AM(UTC)
Another Porsche 356 will be added to this game! Yay.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:50:13 AM(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:01:15 AM(UTC)
The Clues are 3️⃣5️⃣6️⃣🤠🔫 and 6️⃣8️⃣🔥🐦 i'm saying any car made in 1968 and any car with a cowboy hat and a gun
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:09:33 AM(UTC)
Ah, yes, the 356 Cowboy Hat Water Pistol. My dad had one of those. He was quite fond of it.
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:48:30 AM(UTC)
68 could refer to the 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400. As for the 356 clue, it could be another Porsche 356.
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:43:34 AM(UTC)
356s are always fun to drive. However, I'd prefer it if Forza added the originals instead of glorifying these tuners.

New motto is "built, not bought". Well, there's nothing more "bought" than buying a car where the tuner work has already been done for you.

The epitome of this is the Singer. It's a very bad car to tune in the game, to the point that it's better to just leave it alone and drive it stock. But, you could've had a real 964 instead, with old 911 bumpers as additional parts if you wanted to "backdate" it...

Edited by user Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:45:17 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#9 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:43:46 PM(UTC)
Forza Support sent out a tweet a few hours ago, claiming they fixed the server/crashing issue. Maybe they did but my console has not received a patch update. My game is still crashing. What say you?
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Hopefully FH5 will treat me better 😬😬
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:10:16 PM(UTC)
Just in case for those that still don't get it, the first clue is referring to the Emory "Outlaw" Porsche 356. As much as I love Porsches, this is what, the 5th 356 variant, between the officials, tuners, and Gmund? Certainly some other Porsches could use some spotlight time...

In other news, I wonder if we'll finally get that Lexus Super7 Challenge thing that's been pseudo-advertised since December, practically. Likely coinciding with the High Stakes event(s) that have been coming soon! for the last four months.
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:23:53 PM(UTC)
I hope it’s not another Outlaw 356. Don’t get me wrong... Rod Emory is a genius and a great guy but Athe outlaws don’t do it for me, and I own a real 356.

I was thinking MAYBE it’s a Police 356? Autobahn police used them as did the Dutch police.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:19:22 AM(UTC)
Just curious, what are the "original 356's? There's the 356-A and 356-C, so perhaps there's at least a 356-B? What else? And how many more variants are there?
"Every train needs a caboose, right?"
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:41:35 AM(UTC)
68 Firebird
356 Outlaw
Rest of world thinks Americans are cowboys with guns.
We’re actually rednecks with guns.
Weird choices.
356 a/b/c/sc/Carrera/Carrera2/Continental/America Roadster most I remember. Also GS and GS/GT versions of Speedster.
I’ve never used the Outlaw. But the A coupe and speedster are fun.
Again all the recycle cars and these? Zzzzzzzzz

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#14 Posted : Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:38:22 AM(UTC)
They are fun little cars; I just wish with having so many, at least one or two would have some impact somewhere or in some class (not op, mind you, just perform well enough on some level to have and maintain some degree of presence and/or utility).

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"Every train needs a caboose, right?"
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#15 Posted : Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:17:27 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: xJonxMonx56 Go to Quoted Post
Just in case for those that still don't get it, the first clue is referring to the Emory "Outlaw" Porsche 356. As much as I love Porsches, this is what, the 5th 356 variant, between the officials, tuners, and Gmund? Certainly some other Porsches could use some spotlight time...

In other news, I wonder if we'll finally get that Lexus Super7 Challenge thing that's been pseudo-advertised since December, practically. Likely coinciding with the High Stakes event(s) that have been coming soon! for the last four months.



if i'm not mistaken, that "Lexus Super7 Challenge" was actually just a stream from forza playing the (at the time) new Super7, which was promoted/advertised my Lexus, hence the name
Lexus Super7
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:23:51 PM(UTC)
what if the stream is actually a joke? like they say that only two cars are going to be added, and then right before the stream ends, they say "april fools, we added 8 cars, tricked ya"

i'm probably drunk, or extremely tired to the point where i just think of the oddest stuff. anyways, that's all I have to say
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, March 31, 2021 3:00:15 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Devimity Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: xJonxMonx56 Go to Quoted Post
In other news, I wonder if we'll finally get that Lexus Super7 Challenge thing that's been pseudo-advertised since December, practically. Likely coinciding with the High Stakes event(s) that have been coming soon! for the last four months.



if i'm not mistaken, that "Lexus Super7 Challenge" was actually just a stream from forza playing the (at the time) new Super7, which was promoted/advertised my Lexus, hence the name
Lexus Super7


Huh, I didn't know that. I was under the impression it was an upcoming in-game event, not a special stream. Thanks for informing me!
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#18 Posted : Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:33:41 AM(UTC)
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#19 Posted : Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:15:13 AM(UTC)
New Cars:
1968 Pontiac Firebird (previously in FM4)
1963 Porsche 356 RSR Emory (new to Forza)

Features:
Originally Posted by: ManteoMax Go to Quoted Post
Playground Games gave an update on the Super7 High Stakes feature in the April 1st livestream:


High Stakes every time you complete a challenge you build up prizes in a pool, and when faced with a challenge that looks too difficult, you can either choose to take your prize pool and walk away, or complete the next three challenge in three attempts or lose your entire prize pool.

This feature is still "coming soon."



Fixes:
- Steam Achievements not popping
- Memory crashes on Series consoles
- Mouse on screen
- Windows update crash
- Steam server management
- Investigating other crashes, and wheel issues for Steam players
- Modeling update for the Quadra

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#20 Posted : Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:32:46 AM(UTC)
The rules of Super 7 High Stakes seem like something out of a quiz show, which is not a bad thing.
However, it's PG. I'm sure they will have a new exclusive car as a prize for this mode as well, forcing us to play this mode. I am already in a depressed mood.

And I'm tired of saying the same thing over and over again, but the import bug is still not fixed.
We painters haven't been able to access important features for 6 months because of this glitch. Hopefully next month they will fix this bug.
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#21 Posted : Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:40:48 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: nb3254 Go to Quoted Post
And I'm tired of saying the same thing over and over again, but the import bug is still not fixed.
We painters haven't been able to access important features for 6 months because of this glitch. Hopefully next month they will fix this bug.


Yeah, this is getting annoying. You would think this would be an easy one. It occurs at a well-defined place and is 100% reproducible. It should have been fixed by Series 30.

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#22 Posted : Friday, April 2, 2021 8:12:36 AM(UTC)
I wish they'd kindly hurry up with this update. I finish the first 2 events of the ranked playlist. Now its been 30 minutes of me sitting here waiting for the 3rd event to load. Its becoming unbearable to deal with at this point. I've been as patient as I can be, now i'm gonna start complaining.
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FH4 and I have a volatile love/hate relationship 😑

Hopefully FH5 will treat me better 😬😬
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#23 Posted : Friday, April 2, 2021 9:11:49 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PlumCrazy010 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: nb3254 Go to Quoted Post
And I'm tired of saying the same thing over and over again, but the import bug is still not fixed.
We painters haven't been able to access important features for 6 months because of this glitch. Hopefully next month they will fix this bug.


Yeah, this is getting annoying. You would think this would be an easy one. It occurs at a well-defined place and is 100% reproducible. It should have been fixed by Series 30.



The tune import bug too. The last I checked it was listed under known issues for the Steam release, but not on Xbox. Which I'm hoping is just a clerical error. Technical limitations prevent us from using or XBox/PC saves on Steam, so why would we expect to be able to import tunes or anything else from previous games?
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#24 Posted : Friday, April 2, 2021 5:18:45 PM(UTC)
As I’ve said before, these tuner Porsches are becoming a dime a dozen, however, if I could trade one for all of them(sans the Gunther) it would be this RSR. It has such a unique look to it.
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#25 Posted : Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:20:31 PM(UTC)
So, the cars are the 356 RSR and the 1968 Firebird T/A.

I'm not familiar with the mechanic bits of the 356, but I expect it to be a fast car, if a bit unwieldy. I don't like seeing this many special Porsches when we could have had stock ones, which we could then turn into custom cars. Where's the 993 Turbo? The 356 C Carrera 2 (or an SC)? The 924 Carrera GT and the 904/8 from FM7? The 964 Turbo S, which is one of the best addon cars ever released for Forza?

Usually these old custom Porsches are hindered by their low tech. Look at the Singer: it's got a 500 bhp engine for nothing, because the handling at high speeds sucks. The whole appeal of the car was lost when it transitioned into digital. Not a game-friendly car.

The Singer could've been a 964 Turbo S instead. But, I guess Singer makes for a good headline whereas an old FM7 DLC car doesn't. Which is probable THE biggest issue with this game's support: focus on what generates buzz, and sweep the buggy stuff casuals don't care about under the rug.

Regarding the Firebird, I like most muscle cars, but they add little to the game in terms of variety, because they all drive the same. Still, the 1968 is significant because it rounds up all gens of the F-Bodies up to the 3rd. Let's hope it comes with more engine swap options than "6.2L V8, 5.2L V10 and 6.5L V12".

I really wish PG would eventually add the 4th gens either to this game or FH5. People think of them as trash these days, but they've had a presence in gaming and they usually perform very well in Forza (in fact the Camaro is top tier in its FM7 division).

Super7's version of "Who wants to be a millionaire?" made me laugh. In derision.

Edited by user Saturday, April 3, 2021 1:35:44 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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