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Forza Motorsport 7 FAQ

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Have a question about Forza Motorsport 7? Check here for answers to common questions.

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Forza Motorsport 7 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title. What does that mean?

When you purchase an Xbox Play Anywhere title digitally, it’s yours to play on both Xbox and Windows 10. You only need to purchase the game once via the store on your Xbox or Windows 10 device and it will appear in your game library wherever you sign in.

If you have purchased the game or content on Xbox and you want to play on your Windows 10 device, sign in on your Windows 10 device. If the game is already installed on your device, it will appear in your list of apps, otherwise you can install it by opening the Store and selecting My library.

If you have purchased the game or content on Windows 10 and you want to play on your Xbox console, sign in on your console and go to My games and apps. If the game is already installed then it will appear in your game list, otherwise you can find it in the Ready to install section.

To learn more about Xbox Play Anywhere, and see which games are supported, visit the Xbox Play Anywhere website. You can also visit Troubleshooting problems with Xbox Play Anywhere titles if you are having any problems finding Forza Motorsport 7 or content on your Xbox One or Windows 10 device.

Forza Motorsport 7 also supports cross play between Xbox and Windows 10 for multiplayer mode.

See Cross play on Windows 10 and Xbox One for more info.

I was prompted to upgrade my Windows device to play Forza Motorsport 7. Which version of Windows do I need?

To download and install Forza Motorsport 7 on Windows 10, you need a device running version 1703, with OS Build 15063.0 or later.

Additionally, your device must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 10. If you have a 32-bit version, you will not be able to play Forza Motorsport 7.

To see whether you're running an appropriate version of Windows on your device:

  1. Go to Start, enter About your PC, and then select About your PC.
  2. Look under PC for Edition to find out which version and edition of Windows your PC is running. Make sure this is at least 1703.
  3. Look under PC for OS Build and make sure this is at least 15063.0.
  4. Look under PC for System type to see if you're running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows.

If you don't see a version listed, you need to update before you can download the game. There are a couple of ways you can do this:

  • Go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. Check to see if any relevant updates are available.
    Note If it's been less than 31 days since you upgraded to Windows 10, you won't get the November update right away. This is to allow you to go back to your previous version of Windows if you choose. After the 31 days have passed, your PC will automatically download the November update.
  • See the Windows Update: FAQ page to upgrade your device to Windows 10 with the latest update.

If you have version K or KN of Windows 10, you may need to download additional software. These are available as a free download. To do this, visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3099229.

I’m signed up to the Windows Insider and/or Xbox Insider Program – can I play Forza Motorsport 7?

If you are part of the Windows Insider Program, or you have a device running a version higher than 1703, you may experience some problems downloading and installing Forza Motorsport 7 on your device. We encourage you to use the Feedback Hub to report any problems you have while running an Insider build of Windows. To do this:

  1. Select the Windows icon and enter "Feedback Hub".
  2. Once the app opens, select the Feedback icon on the left.
  3. Click the Add new feedback button.
  4. Select the problem button and enter some details in the text boxes below.
  5. In the category selection boxes at the bottom, select Preview Programs for the first box, and Windows Insider Forums and Support for the second box.
  6. Select Submit to send your feedback.

If you are part of the Xbox Insider Program and are having issues playing Forza Motorsport 7:

  1. While you’re experiencing the problem, press & hold the Xbox button  on your controller, then select Report a problem.
  2. Check to see if your problem has already been listed. If not then select Add new problem.
  3. Under categories select Games, then select Forza Motorsport 7.
  4. Enter a detailed description of the problem you’re experiencing, and select whether or not to include a screenshot or video if it shows the problem happening.
  5. Once completed, select Done to submit your feedback.

Note For both the Feedback Hub and Xbox Insider Hub, you may not receive feedback directly from the team investigating your problem.

Do I need additional software to play Forza Motorsport 7?

Yes, you need to have DirectX 12 with feature level 11 or later installed to play Forza Motorsport 7.

If you’re not sure if you have DirectX 12 installed, here’s how you can check:

  1. Press the Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type "dxdiag" and then press Enter to launch the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
  3. On the System tab in the System Information window, look for the DirectX version listed. The version must be 12 or higher to run Forza Motorsport 7.
  4. On the Display tab for your graphics card, look under Drivers for the Feature Levels supported and make sure that 11_0 or 11_1 appear in the list.

What are the hardware requirements?

The hardware requirements for Forza Motorsport 7 will vary depending if you are playing on Xbox or Windows 10. Visit the Product Detail Page for each platform to determine the size of the game, the system requirements (particularly for Windows 10 devices), as well as any additional info about the game.

Note As this is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, you can purchase digitally on Xbox or Windows 10 and you will own both versions of the game. The Product Detail Pages are called out separately for each platform for information only – you do not need to purchase the game twice.

Xbox

To view the installation requirements for Xbox, visit the Forza Motorsport 7 product detail page.

To check if your Xbox has enough available disc space to install Forza Motorsport 7:

  1. Press the Xbox button  on your controller to go to the dashboard, then scroll right to My games and apps.
  2. Check the available drive space displayed at the bottom-left corner of the screen. If you do not have enough space, you’ll either need to remove some of your existing games and apps, or add an external drive to your console.

If you are using an external storage device with your console and you want to change the default installation location:

  1. Press the Xbox button  to bring up the Guide
  2. Select Settings > All settings.
  3. Select System > Storage.
  4. Under Manage storage, your default storage location is indicated by a triangle in the top-right corner.

Windows 10

To view the system requirements for Windows 10, visit the Forza Motorsport 7 product detail page. The “Additional info” section will give you the approximate download size, indicating how large the game is.

If you don’t know your GPU (graphics processor) or VRAM (video memory), here’s how you can check:

  1. Go to Start > Settings > System.
  2. On the Display tab, scroll to the bottom and select Advanced display settings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Display adapter properties. The Adapter Type will display the name of the GPU, and the Dedicated Memory will display the VRAM.

See How to find out if a game will work on your Windows 10 device for more information about how to check your device.

To determine how much available disk space your Windows 10 device has and change the location that your game will save to:

  1. Go to Settings > System > Storage.
  2. The used disk space for each drive on your device will be displayed. Check to make sure you have enough available space on your hard drive.

See Find out how much storage your PC has for more info about how to check your Windows 10 device.

What happens if I download Forza Motorsport 7 on a device that doesn't meet the hardware requirements?

We recommend that you check the device specifications first to make sure your device meets the minimum requirements.

If you've already downloaded the game, you can try adjusting the in-game graphics options in the game settings.

How long does it take to download Forza Motorsport 7?

The download time can vary depending on the speed of your Internet connection. On average, it takes about 4 hours download 40 GB over a 20-Mbps connection.

Follow the steps in the What are the hardware requirements? section above to find the size of the game on Xbox and Windows 10. These may vary depending on which device you are installing to.

The table below represents estimated download times based on current download speed.

Note This information is intended as a guide only, not an actual representation of download time. Bandwidth will be constrained and download time will increase during activities such as streaming content, playing games, or game streaming from your Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC.

Current download speed

30-GB file

40-GB file

50-GB file

60-GB file

70-GB file

2 Mb/s

33.3 hours

44.4 hours

55.6 hours

66.7 hours

77.8 hours

5 Mb/s

13.3 hours

17.8 hours

22.2 hours

26.7 hours

31.1 hours

10 Mb/s

6.7 hours

8.9 hours

11.1 hours

13.3hours

15.6 hours

20 Mb/s

3.3 hours

4.4 hours

5.6 hours

6.7 hours

7.8 hours

50 Mb/s

1.3 hours

1.8 hours

2.2 hours

2.7 hours

3.1 hours

100 Mb/s

0.7 hours

0.9 hours

1.1 hours

1.3 hours

1.6 hours

200 Mb/s

0.3 hours

0.4 hours

0.6 hours

0.7 hours

0.8 hours

Example:

If you're installing a 20-GB file and it's 25 percent downloaded (15 GB remaining) and your connection speed is 10 Mb/s, it should take about 3.4 hours for the download to complete. (This assumes that the download speed stays the same.)

While you're downloading the game, do not cancel the download or shut down your computer. The Forza Motorsport 7 icon will appear in the listed Installed Apps section of the Start menu on Xbox, and in My Library on your Windows 10 device.

Note You may be subject to additional Internet fees while you download the game.

If you believe you’re experiencing a slow download of the game, visit Troubleshoot slow game or app downloads on Xbox One or Windows Fix Network Connection issues for additional troubleshooting steps.

How do I get the best gaming experience while playing on Windows 10?

If you’re playing on Windows 10, make sure that your device meets the highest system requirements by checking the System Information. See the What are the hardware requirements? section above for details on how to do this.

You can also enable Game Mode to prioritize your device’s resources for game-play – visit Use Game Mode while gaming on your PC for more info.

What kind of accessory device do I need to control Forza Motorsport 7 on Windows 10?

You can use a mouse and keyboard or a game controller (Xbox One or Xbox 360 controller is recommended). If you use an Xbox One controller, you'll need either a USB cable to connect it to your device or an Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.

You can also connect an Xbox One S or Xbox Design Lab controller to your device using Bluetooth. For more details, visit Using Xbox One Wireless Controllers on a PC.

Other USB game controllers supported by Windows may also work.

I have questions or problems with the in-game play experience. Where can I go for help?

If you’re stuck on a part of the game, you need some advice from other players on what to do next, or even to give others hints and tips from your own experience, there are a couple of places you can go.

  • For technical issues with your platform, or to speak with other Xbox players, visit Xbox Forums.
  • For in-game issues or to speak with fans and experts on the game, visit Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport 7 forum.

Do I need a Microsoft account to play Forza Motorsport 7?

Yes, you'll need a Microsoft account to play Forza Motorsport 7. If you already play games on Xbox 360 or Xbox One, you can use the same account you use for those games to also play on Windows 10. For more detail, see the Microsoft account FAQ page.

Do I need to be online or connected to the Internet to play Forza Motorsport 7?

If you’re planning to be in an area with no online coverage, such as a long-distance flight or a sailing excursion, you can prepare your Windows 10 device to allow you to play Forza Motorsport 7 offline.

For details on how to configure your Windows 10 device for offline play, visit Play games offline on Windows 10 using Offline mode.

If you play offline, some features, such as the ability to purchase additional items from the Windows Store, will not be available. Additionally, any leaderboards will be unavailable while you're offline.

If you earn any achievements while playing offline, they will sync to your account the next time you sign in to Xbox Live on your device. Your game save progress will also sync when you sign in to Xbox Live.

You also won't be able to use the benefits of Xbox Live while offline. See Why should I sign in to Xbox Live with a Microsoft account? below for details.

On how many devices can I install Forza Motorsport 7?

On Xbox, you can install Forza Motorsport 7 and play offline on your home console, as well as install and play on your friends’ consoles if you sign in to Xbox Live before playing.

On Windows 10, you can install Forza Motorsport 7 and play offline on your main device (usually the first device you install the game on), and install on multiple devices if you sign in to Xbox Live before playing.

You can only be signed in at one place at a time while playing Forza Motorsport 7, or any other title that supports Xbox Play Anywhere.

Why should I sign in to Xbox Live with a Microsoft account?

When you connect Forza Motorsport 7 to the Xbox Live service, you get the following benefits while you play on your Windows 10 device.

Note You must connect to Xbox Live through the Xbox app to launch Forza Motorsport 7. See Do I need to be online or connected to the Internet to play? above.

  • Stay connected to the Xbox Live community, view achievements, watch game clips, and more.
  • Store your saved games in the cloud and continue playing on a different PC right from where you left off.
  • Play with your Xbox Wireless Controller on Windows 10 using the Xbox Wireless Adapter.
  • Easily record, narrate, and share your most epic gaming moments with built-in Game DVR:
    • To launch Game DVR while playing, press Windows logo key + G.
    • To manage your Game DVR settings, launch the Xbox app, go to Settings > Game DVR.
    • Any game clips that you capture while playing Forza Motorsport 7 can be accessed via the Xbox app. See Benefits of running the Xbox app while playing a game on Windows 10 for more information.

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