Turn 10 Studios have shared fresh details on Forza Motorsport 6's online leagues at Gamescom recently. Those attending the biggest gaming show in Europe had the chance to sample the new multiplayer leagues for the first time.
The new online leagues are “scheduled and based around each player's skill level and temperament”. This means you'll be joining players that are of a similar ilk to yourself. Assuming you're pretty decent at racing games you should stay clear of those annoying rammers which plague many online racing game sessions.
The matchmaking process is based on different skill-based driver divisions. You'll begin in the lowest of divisions and you can work your way up quickly by competing in races which recalculate your skill level based on your finishing position. Your driver division will affect which online league events you'll have access to, never will a beginner race alongside a very skilled player with this system (with the exception of special events where players of all skill levels can compete).
Interestingly, the online leagues will be open at certain times of the day only, rest assured though as these windows are pretty large, for example, a B-class league lobby could be open for four hours per day for a full week says Turn 10. After that week has expired there'll be a new event which features a different track and car combination. Turn 10 says that the lobby windows will vary from league to league, the aim is to allow as many players from different time zones to participate as possible, which makes perfect sense.
After each race is competed you will earn points based on your finishing position along with the number of higher-skilled players you've beaten. As long as the lobby window is open you can compete in that event as many times you like. Once the window closes you'll earn credits based on your final placing in the league's overall leaderboards.
It all seems rather complicated but all going well, it should make for a more satisfying online experience where you'll be truly matched alongside those with similar skill levels to yourself.
Let us know what you think of this newly implemented feature and whether or not you think they will actually work.
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