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Racing game news came back in full force this week with the announcement of a new Forza Horizon 4 mode, a new WRC 9 mode, and a Cyberpunk 2077 crossover. It’s been a loud week in gaming thanks to a few big releases and The Game Awards debuting all kinds of new info on Thursday night, so we’ll try to distill the best racing-game-centric info as best we can. If we missed something, let us know in the comments!

Forza Horizon 4 releases a new ‘Super7’ mode

Forza Horizon 4 has long been one of the most fully fleshed out racing games around, and yet, even two years after launch, the team continues to add more interesting, free features for players to enjoy. Add onto that the fact that the game is available for free if you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber and Forza Horizon 4 might just be the best value in racing games of all time. Until this week, the most recent interesting swing the Forza team has taken at adding a new way to play was ‘The Eliminator,’ a Battle Royale mode in which 72 racers compete against each other until there’s only one racer left. It ended up being a legitimately fun addition to an already great game. 

This week, they’ve done it again with the newly released ‘Super7‘ mode, centered around player-created challenges including obstacles courses, drift challenges and halfpipes floating in the sky. If you’re not much of a track builder, you can find more than enough fun in just running the seemingly limitless number of challenges created by other players. However, if you’re the type of person who wants to do the creating, the new blueprint builder tool is an awesome, intuitive way to add “stunts, structures and scenery” to your very own challenge. The new mode is free to all Forza Horizon 4 players and it’s available now.

 

WRC 9 releases a new “Co-Driver” mode

 

Continuing the big week of free content drops, WRC added a new mode to their game as well. This is an online co-op “co-driver” mode, which, as the name suggests, allows a second player to participate as player
1‘s co-driver during rallies. Interestingly, it seems to take advantage of quick time events for the player in the co-driver’s seat. We haven’t had an opportunity to give this mode a try, but we often throw
WRC 9 into the rotation of our twice-weekly livestreams, which you can check out here, if you’re interested. The new mode comes wrapped in a package with new tracks, cars, liveries, and more. You can check out all the details of the free update below.

 

Drive Cyberpunk 2077′s ‘2058 Quadra Turbo-R V-TECH’ in Forza Horizon 4 right now

 

Cyberpunk 2077 is the most hyped game of 2020 and it was finally released this week after months of delays. If you don’t know what Cyberpunk is, think of it kind of like
Grand Theft Auto but set in a post-apocalyptic future instead of a fake New York City. Naturally, since you’re almost always traversing a gigantic city in these types of games, cars tend to be a pretty big feature and that holds true for Cyberpunk. What’s interesting about Cyberpunk, though, is since it takes place in a future dystopia, the vast majority of cars in the game don’t exist in the real world. Hence, the 2058 Quadra Turbo-R V-TECH exists. It’s a car created for
Cyberpunk 2077, but it’s now available to race in
Forza Horizon 4. The announcement came last night at
The Game Awards (an annual award show for video games, if it was unclear) accompanied by an awesome trailer announcing that
Forza Horizon 4 players would be able to pick up the car in-game for free immediately. It’s a really cool crossover, and the perfect cherry on top of a great week filled with free content updates for racing game fans.