Use these eight Gran Turismo 7 tips to help you master the tracks in all kinds of cars. Gran Turismo 7 will take you around the world to compete in many races, starting with low-end compact cars and working your way up to the most expensive and fastest GT race cars and supercars. With Gran Turismo 7 being the first in the series for PS5 consoles, there are sure to be plenty of newcomers and seasoned pros jumping on board, so here are eight tips to get you started on your grand journey.
1. Customize your difficulty settings to your level
While Gran Turismo 7 offers three assist presets for players with different levels of racing game experience (beginner, intermediate, and expert), Expert may be a bit too difficult, or you may learn things quickly and need to increase the difficulty. These aids include things like driving line visibility, braking zones, and autosteer to help you get around a little easier. Obviously, the more assists you have disabled, the more direct control you have over your car. You will be able to push the car harder with full control, but you will have to deal with any mistakes.
You can also adjust the difficulty of the AI-controlled drivers you’ll be racing against, which oddly enough is represented by various chili peppers. This choice should be made right at the beginning of the game, but you can adjust the difficulty at any time in the “Options” tab of the GT Menu. It’s also worth noting that credit earnings from most races you complete in Gran Turismo 7 are not affected by the difficulty you choose.
2. Beginners should go to the Gran Turismo 7 Licensing Center
If Gran Turismo 7 is your first foray into virtual motorsports, the Game Licensing Center is a great way to learn the difference between throttle and brake. You’ll start with some incredibly basic training drills (literally just start and stop), but move on to racing lines, wet weather driving and more advanced license cornering.
In addition, you will also earn some credits while doing the exercises thanks to the medals you earn based on your final times. Earning certain types of medals in all training exercises for a particular license will also unlock additional reward cars for you. Please note that the License Center is not immediately available in Gran Turismo 7, but you will unlock it very quickly after completing the first Menu Book.
In Gran Turismo 7, the main way to progress is by completing Luca’s Menu Books at the Cafe. This coffee pouring tanker will give you one menu book at a time, and each one consists of a few challenges to complete. These can range from simple tutorials, like heading to the Licensing Center, to completing small collections of cars by completing multiple races.
Once you’ve completed the Menu Book objective, you’ll need to head back to the Cafe to talk to Luca and collect your reward, usually a roulette ticket that has a chance of getting specific tuning parts, credits, or even new cars. . Keep getting menu books to unlock a variety of cars and tracks. You’ll also get to talk to Luca and some friendly customers who can tell you a bit more about their car.
4. Circuit Experience is great for learning race tracks
If you’ve played a few races and tried some of the exercises in the License Center, you should try Circuit Experiences below. These are short activities like the ones in the License Center that divide each track into different sectors that you can use to hone your running technique. This feature is great for new players who want to start learning tracks and is a great first test for experienced players. Each Circuit Experience event also has medals, so gold medals are good time targets and will give you some extra credits.
5. Credits are very easy to get in Gran Turismo 7
The main currency in Gran Turismo 7 is credits, and you’ll need a lot of them if you want to buy a lot of cars to fill your garage. Fortunately, credits in Gran Turismo 7 are very easy to earn, as you can earn them by doing almost any type of driving activity in the game. While the reward payouts for early runs won’t be spectacular, it will all start to add up and you’ll eventually start earning larger sums of credit from higher level runs.
6. Focus on tuning your cars instead of buying new ones at first
It’s tempting to spend all your credits on a fancy new car you might have seen at the used car dealer, but we recommend that you focus on buying tuning parts for your cars instead of buying new cars at first. Tuning Parts are much cheaper than complete cars, so it’s a good idea to tune up one of your existing cars if you notice it’s starting to fall behind the competition. A good way to tell if this is the case is to check if your car’s PP (Performance Points) meet the recommended PP for a race. If not, it might be worth a tune.
You need to apply some upgrades to your chosen car that will increase its PP and handling. Changing the tires to an improved style and compound can give you more grip, and the new brakes will obviously improve your ability to slow down, allowing you to hold your speed for a fraction of a second longer when approaching a corner. Once you’ve used your tuned car in a few races, you should have enough credits to buy a much better car, or you’ll have unlocked a better one that can also be tuned. Remember, you have to spend money to make money.
7. Delve into the car settings in Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7’s Garage allows you to change the smallest details of your cars to create optimal setups. If you really know your cars and motorsports, you can equip your Gran Turismo 7 cars with “fully customizable” tuning parts, including suspension, differential, and transmission for even the smallest performance tweaks. When you’re done tinkering, you can get simulated data for your adjusted car setup. You can also create multiple setups for a single car and save them all to different Setup Sheets that you can change through the Garage.
8. Brand Central is a must-see museum for car enthusiasts.
If you’re a fan of cars and motorsports in general, you’ll definitely want to spend some time in the Brand Central pavilion once you’ve unlocked it. This area is not only a showroom for many different car manufacturers from around the world, it also has museum-quality information on all things racing. You can learn about the entire history of Aston Martin or Suzuki, the career of Lewis Hamilton, and watch videos made by Michelin about their tires. Most players will come to Brand Central to buy the most expensive cars available, but motoring fans have plenty of history to read here as well.