Loyalty Rewards and Forza Rewards
Players can start the game with up to a dozen cars gifted to them based on their Forza Rewards tier, previous franchise gameplay, and FH2/FM6 VIP DLC ownership. After launch players may receive additional rewards from Forza Rewards. See discussion thread.
Why am I receiving a lower number of Forza Rewards in the game than the number shown in the Forza Hub app?
The Forza Hub app shows the total amount redeemed over the life of the program, often in the millions of credits. The number of credits received in game is the correct figure, a maximum of 500,000 for Tier 11 players as of the release of FH3. See the Forza Rewards FAQ for the breakdown of credits per Tier per redeem period.
The game awards players XP, credits, and Fans at the completion of events. The credit payout is calculated by: the event; a bonus factor for your difficulty and assists; and a lineup bonus for hiring drivatars to appear in your races. You can hire up to 4, and some will earn more than others. XP is calculated by: the event; the Lineup bonus; your Skills; and a Clean Racing bonus. Credits are used to buy cars for your garage. Fans enable you to build and upgrade Festival Sites. Leveling up with XP triggers a Wheelspin opportunity to win credits or a car (see below).
Is there a level cap?
After a player levels up to 999, the numbers are replaced by a star.
Is there a credits cap?
A player's credits total will stop increasing at 999 million.
When your XP total reaches the next level you will earn a spin for a random award of credits or cars. VIPs earn "VIP wheel spins with extra rewards each time you level up."
A counter for Bonus Boards is seen in the gamescom demo gameplay video. Benefits TBA.
VIP DLC owners earn "VIP wheel spins with extra rewards each time you level up." VIPs also receive "community gifts," which in past games have been gift cars with custom liveries.
Horizon Edition Cars
"If you’re very lucky, you might manage to find yourself with a Horizon Edition Car! These cars always come with a unique designs and special bonuses. The bonuses could a multiplier for certain skills, Credits or XP! As for how to acquire them, you’ll have to figure that out on your own!"
"A Drivatar version of you then appears in other players' games and earns you Credits!"
Shared Designs/Tuning setup Credits
Players receive credits on a daily basis tallied in their Message Center, showing number of downloads, uses, and likes.
"The Auction House is where you can sell your cars to other players or bid on auctions yourself! Check out the hot deals, or search for just the cars you’re after. Cars on the Auction House can come with fantastic liveries and/or great tuning. Whether you’re after speed or style, you can get what you need from the Auction House. Also, if you prove yourself as a great painter or tuner, you can sell your cars at a premium!"
Why is the maximum buy out limit for my auction lower than other players for the same car?
The buy out limit can be set higher for Legendary status painters. See the Storefront post in this FAQ for details on status levels.
Why did I receive fewer credits than the final bid price on my auction?
"By design, Auction House transactions are subject to an auction closing fee that is based on the amount of the transaction." A portion is also taken out based on the use of other creators vinyls or designs on the car.
"Once you have unlocked it from the Skill Shop, you will be able to benefit from Horizon Promo! Every time you take a picture of a car you haven’t photographed before you’ll receive a Credit prize. See how many cars you can catch on camera!"
Turn 10 hosts regular photo and livery contests on the forums which in the past have earned credits and even gift cars. Other contests sponsored by Xbox may include DLC, consoles, and branded merchandise. Follow the Contest and Gift List thread for these opportunities.
Tokens are available in the game.
(Written by Manteomax)