How to Play Forza Motorsport 6 Five Days Early

Early access is among the Ultimate Edition's perks.

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You can start playing Forza Motorsport 6 right now, five days ahead of its launch on September 15, but doing so will cost you extra if you were only planning on picking up the standard version of the game.

Among the perks of buying Forza's digital Ultimate Edition is early access to the game. If you purchase Ultimate Edition from the Xbox Store, you can download and begin playing the full thing right now. Unlike the early access you get to games through EA Access on Xbox One, this is full, unlimited access to the game; your playtime won't be cut short after you've reached a certain number of hours.

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The downside is the Ultimate Edition's price: It's $100, a full $40 more than the standard version. You do get a fair bit else, and if you're a diehard Forza fan planning on buying all of the DLC, it might be your best option.

Ultimate Edition includes the Forza 6 Car Pass, VIP membership, Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack, and the Fast & Furious Car Pack. The Car Pass--comprised of six monthly DLC packs with new cars--is the main feature, as some of this is included with the game's $80 Deluxe Edition.

If you're unsure about taking the plunge with Forza 6, a demo is currently available. You can also check out both GameSpot's review and review roundup for some idea of what to expect from the full game.

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Lil_Ze76

To hell with spending extra for early access. I still got Championships in FH2 and Storm Island to win...

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brian419

The game is awesome! That is all.

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ninja2481

First time I've preordered a game , let alone buy an ultimate edition. So glad i did, awesome game!

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xamaryllix

Dirt Rally on PC has plenty of content for me, thanks. I might check this out however once I put a couple hundred hours into The Phantom Pain.

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6T4GP

@xamaryllix: Dirt rally is really good and I enjoy it a lot but, it is not the same. Dirt rally is the best rally game but, Forza 6 is the best road racing game. I have both I just wish my Fanatec Forza wheel on my X1 because it's great with Dirt rally on my PC.

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MaXiMuS2oo9

@xamaryllix: So because Dirt Rally has "plenty of content" (it's still in early access AFAIK) that somehow renders Forza 6 irrelevant to you...

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virtuaSEGA

@MaXiMuS2oo9: Why not, modern racing games are huge, some people don't have time for multiple ones.

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The_Game21x

As a huge Forza fanboy, I went ahead and bought the Ultimate Edition yesterday. I was planning on getting it anyway so the early access is a huge boon for me. I've only had a few minutes to play it so far but I'm loving it!

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mnkpro1

Big fan of Forza, but no thanks. I'll be picking this up in a month or so.

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skrilla99

Man I really want digital but it's hard to pass up BB GCU for disc at $48 plus the $10 gift card toward future purchase for pre ordering. Which I used my $10 bonus from MGSV so $38 + tax for new release. Can't justify paying the extra loot. I can buy another game with the difference in savings.

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Draign

@7tizz: Rio was built exclusively for Forza 6. You probably played the Forza 5 demo by mistake.

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PAD242

@7tizz: what track was that exactly?

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Sevenizz

@pad242: I wanna say Prague?

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VakarianGirl

@Sevenizz: RIO!

Jesus.....

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XenomorphAlien

@VakarianGirl said:

@Sevenizz: RIO!

Jesus.....

Pun intended?

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Saidrex

Pay 2 Win!

jk, i don't know how multiplayer works and if there is progression system

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6T4GP

@Saidrex: What are you talking about?

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Paul136

If the game is ready to be played then it should be available for everyone. Why is there a price tag looming over this 'early' release? Closed beta's etc are fine & serve a purpose, this just seems tacky in that they're trying to entice people into paying a lot more money so that they feel 'special' in comparison to the commoners who will be playing in 5 days. Deus Ex just did this with their pre-order bull scheme, please never do this again!

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TheNinjaGuyDon

@paul136: I wish more games would entice me to buy Ultimate to play 5 days (or more) earlier. It's a nice little perk if you ask me. For decades, companies have been offering perks to their best customers, that's how the world works. Wake up man! You earn airline miles by spending more money on your card, you get earlier access to movies through Apple TV, etc before they are released on Blu-Ray or what not. Money talks. People can be bitter because they aren't able to shell out the cash to get the perk, but don't hate on a company for offering perks to its best customers.

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Paul136

@theninjaguydon: First off, it's not that i can't afford it, i certainly can. Second, it's the principle of the matter. The game is ready & done, yet they're locking the finished product behind a pay wall that's nearly double that of the same version coming out in 7 days. This 'perk' is nothing more than a way to create a feeling of 'haves' and 'have nots', while trying to appease retailers by staying out of competitive pricing (movies via itunes don't do this) until said retailers are ready to start selling the actual product. I understand your logic & more power to you for choosing to go along with it (money certainly does talk), but since when did the customer willing to spend the full rrp for the game become the second class customer?

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TheNinjaGuyDon

@paul136: So you should campaign against EA too, because they use the same business model pretty much. Most games are ready before launch, but Microsoft is a public company and has shareholders, so if they can make more profit for said shareholders by offering a perk to people willing to pay for it, well then, good business sense. You are sour because you aren't willing to pay, I get it. But just get the game when it was promised to you, and enjoy it. No need to get upset because you can't play it early, when you have the option to do so...

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Paul136

@theninjaguydon: It wasn't intended as a dig solely towards Microsoft, as i mentioned above, Square Enix are also pulling a similar stunt with pre-ordering. You're right though, i'll be purchasing the game on the 18th as I intended. The best statement i can make towards this is by simply not paying the extra cost for the early version, and hope there are enough like minded people for Microsoft to reconsider their approach the next time around.

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wkadalie

@paul136: We the customers don't really get explanations for things like this, but it might be innocent. Like it takes a certain amount of time to ship worldwide. People who download it digitally can get it 5 days earlier. At the same time places like gamestop still need to sell copies, so MS can't spite them. As those places are where they sell a lot of hardware like the consoles. I'm just saying there is a lot to these decisions. The public just seems to think everything Corporations do is sinister.

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Paul136

@wkadalie: Well not everything, but no one should forget that they're in the business of making money, which is fine until they start making crappy decisions to make more at the expense of the customer. The standard edition is already £50 to purchase digitally ($77), which is nearly £10 more than a retail copy. The game is clearly done & ready to play, so i'm now being told that i can either pay nearly double to keep a smile on the retail outlets faces, or i can wait until it's on their shelves before i can purchase it digitally? You're most certainly right in regards to the 'justification' of having to wait because of the retailers, but Microsoft asking us to throw more cash at them to make it all ok sounds just as bad to my ears. Also, i do realise i'm probably blowing this out of proportion lol, but it's a slippery slope in my opinion. There will always be a retail outlet to sell a product in demand, otherwise said outlet would be simply spiting themselves out of business. If this is truly the problem at fault, Microsoft & Sony need to grow a pair & remember that they're in fact holding all the keys.

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rasterror

I can wait. I just need Forza 6 and the VIP pass and I'm good. After the demo I'm extremely excited to play this game.

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PAD242

If you do have the Ultimate Edition, you may have to get an update for it to allow you to play today. If the game shows 'manage' then select it and then when you go to the manage screen select the main game and opt for the update. The update only takes about 10 mins and then it will allow you to play.

On a side note, the Turn10 team will be streaming all day today on their twitch, and they're due to start multiplayer around 6pst. So if you want to get beaten really really badly then be sure to be online... :-)

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GraveUypo

well, good. people with this version can go and test multiplayers lobbies for me.

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ruthaford_jive

My buddy is all over this shit. He's a Forza fiend. Though he was bummed you couldn't play it at midnight last night, which seems kinda arbitrary and dumb. But hey, videos games, 2015.

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VakarianGirl

@ruthaford_jive: Exaclty. I preordered Ultimate Edition, and tried to play it early on the 10th and was like "ummmmwhuuut??".

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ferna1234

All I can say about Forza motorsports 6 is get the heck out of all the freaking videos I wanna watch.

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brian419

Can't wait to start playing it tonight!

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starjay009

@brian419: me too.. 2 more hours to go until I finish work. 2 hours too long :p

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Alucard_Prime

@starjay009: Haha same here what a long work day.....hard to concentrate

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starjay009

Damn it... still stuck at work. Can't wait to play my ULTIMATE Edition as soon as I reach home. Forza <3 !

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Wilson_Diabetes

How can I play Forza Motorsport 6 five days late??

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mlauber

@wilson_diabetes: Pre-order now. Once it arrives on launch day, wait 5 days, then play it.

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Wilson_Diabetes

@mlauber: Oh, ok.

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mlauber

@wilson_diabetes: there's other ways to do it. That's just one way.

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Alucard_Prime

I like this because these ultimate editions used to be around the same price, and at least now we get to play the game early as well and people who pay more should get as many benefits as possible.....40$ is not a small fee, its almost the price of a full game.

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lee7n

@Alucard_Prime: you are paying for the vip and car pass. $20 each so you aren't being charged to play early its just a bonus for buying ultimate

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Alucard_Prime

@lee7n: yup that's pretty much what I was trying to say

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BobaFettHatesU

I always thought getting a game a week early if it's digital should be a standard for pre-order bonuses on all games. However, at their REGULAR price... :/ Not just for crazy people.

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mlauber

@bobafetthatesu: like

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Tyson_Way

I so wanna play this game....but my xbox one is in storage :[ wtf