What's a Drivatar?
"Whereas other racing games use a standard and time-tested form of artificial intelligence, Forza actually learns from the driving behavior of actual players. The data it learns from watching you play is saved as a driving avatar – a Drivatar. Since the first Forza Motorsport on the original Xbox, the feature has evolved, and starting with last year’s Forza Motorsport 5 debut on the Xbox One, your Drivatar moved to the cloud, ready to be called upon to race other players. It’s not online play, and it’s not a straight recording of you driving a particular track – it’s something much more complex and interesting. . . . Instead of a whole pack of cars all following pretty much the same line, you see noticeable differences in driving styles. Some opponents will brake earlier, some later; some will corner more sharply to set up for a future turn, others will try to maintain speed with wider turns; some may even use your car to bounce off of in tight turns. The Drivatars of advanced drivers use real racing tactics and even setup strategies multiple corners in advance." - Xbox Wire, 2014
Can I train my Drivatar to drift?
See discussion thread.
Do Drivatar opponents in races match my car's PI, or do I have to upgrade?
See discussion thread.
Your Drivatar Earns Credits
"A Drivatar version of you then appears in other players' games and earns you Credits!" Drivatar payouts are reported daily to your Message Center and indicate how many lineups your Drivatar is in and how many times it has been hired and fired.
Hiring and Firing Drivatars
"With the new Drivatar Lineup feature, you can hire a friend’s Drivatar just be finding them in the world and beating them in a race. Once you’ve got them onboard, you’ll earn rewards based on their performance in the Horizon Festival. With only a limited amount of slots available, you’ll only want to keep your highest-performing friends in your Festival – and you’ll be informed how things are progressing each time you log on to the game. If your friend isn’t getting the job done, let them go and look for another hot shoe to take their place." A "D" symbol above cars in the HUD indicates the Drivatars you've hired.
While driving in freeroam you can use ANNA or honk at Drivatars to have them join your Convoy. You can have up to four Drivatars in a convoy. "ANNA can start a race with your Convoy, or disband it. You can also disband your Convoy on the Pause Menu by pressing View."
(Written by Manteomax)