Will I need to download a content update again after install?
Digital owners who pre-load or install have the full game and will not need a content update (barring any bug fixes). Disc owners will have a 50GB content update waiting: "Naturally, the game can be played from the disc alone. However, if you want to experience the true depth and breadth of content in Forza Motorsport 7, you’ll want to take the additional update. A great example is the Forza Driver’s Cup single-player campaign. While all players can complete the first play-through of the Forza Driver’s Cup on disc, beating the series unlocks a wealth of new Forza Driver’s Cup content, including new competitive and Showcase events, as well as new trophies and Driver Gear rewards. In order to access those new events and rewards, you’ll need to have the additional update installed."
Game Start tip: settings and gifts
When you launch the game for the first time you will see a splash screen for Turn 10 Studios, then hear a brief intro about the spirit of the game. Your first choice will be the gender of your driver and a Driver Gear outfit; these can be changed at any time throughout the game. Your first menu options will be between solo play (Forza Driver's Cup), multiplayer, or continue to the game menus. Whichever you choose you can come back to the main menus, but it might be a good idea to explore the menus, check messages, review your video and audio settings, and collect gifts waiting for you before jumping into a race. Video, audio, HUD, and controller settings are found under the Progress tab in the Options tile. VIPs can collect Prize Crates from the Home tab, and collect DLC cars for free from the Cars tab. Grabbing cars from the Car Collection menu (sorted by Collector Tier) puts them straight into your garage, while the Buy Cars menu (sorted under Free Cars) guides you through a curated design selection (or your choice of body color) before adding the car to your garage.
Why haven't I received my Loyalty Rewards?
Loyalty Rewards do require some progress before they pop up; you must complete the first three races and then go to your garage where you will be prompted with the Loyalty Rewards message. See more info in the Loyalty Rewards topic.
Why are some menus locked?
Sometimes an interrupted network connection will lock out access to menus; a reboot should fix this issue.
(Written by Manteomax)