A new patch for Gran Turismo 7 has been released and in the credits payouts of many races are being reduced. Fans had previously slammed the motorsports simulator for the high price of the cars, and this update has counteracted one means of easily crushing for credits.
Spotted by Discord user DDM and VGC, races such as Alsace Village, Colorado Springs Lake, and many more will now reward far fewer in-game credits after the game has been updated to version 1.07. These in-game credits are used to buy new cars in Gran Turismo 7, and with some cars being much more expensive in the game than they were in its predecessor Gran Turismo Sport, players had started farming certain tracks to get enough credits to buy them without having to consume actual cash on credit packs.
According to DDM’s list, these tracks have seen credit payouts reduced dramatically:
- World Rally Challenge: Alsace Village–50,000 Credits 30,000 Credits
- Dirt Champions: Fisherman’s Ranch–65,000 Credits 30,000 Credits
- Dirt Champions: Sardegna Windmills–65,000 Credits 40,000 Credits
- Dirt Champions: Colorado Springs Lake–65,000 Credits 40,000 Credits
- GT Cup Gr. 4: HIgh-Speed Ring–65,000 Credits 35,000 Credits
- GT Cup Gr. 4: Brands Hatch GP Circuit–65,000 Credits 45,000 Credits
- GT Cup Gr. 3: Spa Francorchamps– 75,000 Credits 50,000 Credits
- GT Cup Gr. 3: Suzuka Circuit–75,000 Credits 50,000 Credits
- GT Cup Gr. 3: Autodrome Lago Maggiore–75,000 Credits 50,000 Credits
- Clubman Cup Plus: High Speed Ring–35,000 Credits 25,000 Credits
- Clubman Cup Plus: Tsukuba Circuit–35,000 Credits 25,000 Credits
- Clubman Cup Plus: Goodwood–35,000 Credits 12,000 Credits
- American Clubman Cup 700: Special Stage Route X–30,000 Credits 15,000 Credits
- American FR Challenge 550: Blue Moon Bay Speedway–15,000 Credits 10,000 Credits
- American FR Challenge 550: Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca–15,000 Credits 10,000 Credits
- American FR Challenge 550: Willow Springs Raceway–15,000 Credits 10,000 Credits
Gran Turismo 7’s endgame circles around getting Legend Cars, expensive versions of classic vehicles that need a significant time investment so that they can be bought. High-value cars regularly rotate in and out of in-game shops, so players are subtly motivated to either spend time earning credits or to take a shortcut by buying credits through microtransactions.
The Porsche 356 A costs 615,000 in-game credits, the Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 will set you back 1.5 million credits, and the Ford Mark IV Race Car ’67 costs an eye-watering 4.6 million credits.
With the new race payouts, that would mean that a player would have to win the Spa Francorchamps race a total of 92 times or spend around $45 to buy the credits for a Ford Mark IV. Not updating Gran Turismo 7 isn’t an alternative either, as nearly the whole game is made unavailable when playing offline.