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Gran Turismo 7 players use exploit to farm millions while AFK

A vintage sports car drives in GT7 while sunlight streams through the trees.

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Gran Turismo 7 is an excellent racing simulation bogged down by microtransactions. But instead of calling back that part of the game, a recent update sees developer Polyphony Digital making progress even harder. Now some players are turning to a new remote play exploit to farm millions of credits without playing the game.

All cars inside GT7 can be bought for credits. Players can either earn credits by playing the game or purchase them directly, starting at $2.50 for 100,000 credits. Cars on the more expensive end of the spectrum can cost 2,000,000 credits, which works out to about $20 cash for those looking to skip the grind. But one player seems to have found a way around this system and others are following suit.

A player named Septomor over on the PSN Profile Forum (above VGC) has developed a script that runs on the PC to race for you. GT7 is a PS4 and PS5 game, but players can play it on PC using the Remote Play feature. The script runs races with specific settings to require minimal input, resulting in AFK farming for up to around 650,000 credits per hour. That’s worth about 15 million credits a day, or $150 GT7 Microtransactions, more than double the price of the game on PS4 alone.

“Used all night, harvested just over 5 million in 10 hours. Had zero issues other than ‘what if my pc goes to sleep’ thoughts,” wrote one gamer on the forums. “How ironic is it that the only way to get one of the high-end cars is to have an automated script drive a sci-fi car on a fictional track? So much for The Real Driving Simulator.”

A GT7 Player going from iLLmatic posted an instructional video on YouTube shows the exploit in action. Players have reported some issues, like setting up the script window overlay correctly or skipping a menu, but when it launches, other players report that the program seems to work as intended (kotaku not tested yet).

The microtransaction grind isn’t the only bone of contention when it comes to this GT7. Most of the game also requires an internet connection to play, even in single player mode, ostensibly to avoid cheating. When the game went down for maintenance earlier this week for over 24 hourseffectively locked players out of their car collections even if they paid real money for them. GT7 has now the lowest metacritic user rating a first-party PlayStation game.

“I want to make GT7 a game where you can enjoy a variety of cars in many different ways, and if possible I want to try to avoid a situation where a player has to mechanically repeat certain events over and over,” says Director and series creator Kazunori Yamauchi wrote in a blog post earlier this week. Some players have certainly found a way to avoid this, although probably not in the way Yamauchi intended.

https://kotaku.com/gt7-gran-turismo-7-ps5-ps4-credit-farm-exploit-microtra-1848685849 Gran Turismo 7 players use exploit to farm millions while AFK

Curtis Crabtree

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