Polyphony Digital seems to have listened to the recent comments by fans of the Gran Turismo and Forza series and elected to change the economy in Gran Turismo 6 completely. The patch weighs in at 1GB, but brings a welcome number of changes to the game.
The latest update fixes a few bugs in the game, but also adds in new seasonal events with licence restrictions lowered all-round, which means that more people can now partake in these events. Because GT6 goes back to the way you obtained cars in GT3, it’s much easier to catch em’ all with the updates to payouts for races.
The details of the changes to the game’s economy are listed below. The update should be live today (19 December) and users will be prompted to download it when booting the game.
Consecutive Login Bonus
When you login online for consecutive days, a bonus to all credits awards will be added for each consecutive day: 110% for the 1st day, 130% for the 2nd day, 140% for the 3rd day and so on, until you will receive 200% bonus on the 5th day. Be sure to login every day to earn more credits!
Credits earned in Career Mode increased
The amount of credits earned in Career Mode have been increased. Rewards for Novice Class races have been raised to approximately 110%, for National B Class up to approx. 130%, for National A Class to approx. 140%, for International B Class to approx. 150%, for International A Class to approx. 160%, and for Super Class they have been raised to approximately 170%. This may give good incentive to go back and try some races you’ve already cleared!
Entry requirements for Seasonal Events lowered
The requirements to enter Seasonal Events have been changed. Now players will only require a National B Licence in order to participate (previously they needed a National A Licence). Following this Update and only for a limited time, there will be unique special events that will award cars as prizes, so don’t miss this opportunity, and remember to login online!
Bonus Events within Seasonal Events
From 20 December 2013 3:00AM GMT to 17 January 2014 3:00AM GMT the Seasonal Events will host a special bonus event. If you obtain a Gold award in all events, the credits reward will add up to 3,000,000 credits, and combined with the Consecutive Login Bonus, this can multiply to a maximum 6,000,000 credits!
Furthermore, a second bonus event is planned to be held from 2 January 2014 3:00AM GMT to 30 January 2014 3:00AM. Again, this event will allow you to win up to 6,000,000 credits when combined with the Consecutive Login Bonus, so if you participate in both special events you could earn up to 12,000,000 credits!
The economy in GT6 is now a lot easier to work in than any previous GT game, including GT5 even when you have the login bonuses and the seasonal event payouts. In addition, there’s still no pushes by Polyphony to have the game’s microtransactions listed anywhere in the game, although DLC car packs will still be advertised as normal when they’re made available.
The patch also adds in a Red Bull racing event, where you play with the Red Bull prototype racing concept cars, and another event involves Red Bull-branded go karts. Players who participated in the GT Academy demo beta will also receive a special edition Nissan GT-R racing car, a replica of the one that Kazunori Yaumachi drove for the 2012 24-hour Nurburgring race.
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