To the disbelief of many fans of the series, the latest update neither brings updated liveries to the title nor does it correct relative car performances.
While Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc continue to run rampant in your career modes, at least Codemasters have given Melbourne’s resident Jesus a boat to stand on.
Apparently Jesus is in F1 2020 https://t.co/7642HwJfw3
— Jimmy Broadbent (@JimmyBroadbent) July 6, 2020
The upwards of 700mb patch also includes the following:
- Fixed a crash that would occur after beating a rival in Time Trial
- Players will no longer be incorrectly disqualified for not using the mandatory tyres during a race
- Qualifying times seen on the grid rundown are now correct
- Gearbox wear is no longer scaled based on season length
- Fixed the missing heads on the podium in Multiplayer
- Speeding when the Virtual Safety Car is ending will now correctly penalise clients in a multiplayer session
- When using a wheel car controls will no longer control the camera at race start
- Vietnam track introduction video now shows the correct number of DRS zones
- The character walking on water during the introduction cutscene at Australia now correctly has a boat to stand on
- Fixed Sponsor logos on suits appearing stretched in certain conditions.
- Fixed several end of season Sponsor payments.
- Improved abrupt Force Feedback issue under braking on Direct Drive wheels
- A use flashback prompt will now be shown the first time the player goes off track or collides with another vehicle
- Numerous text and localisation fixes
- Various other stability and bug fixes
F1 2020 is the second title in succession that has lacked a day one patch from the developers. F1 2020 launched on July 10th ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix weekend. Monday’s patch is the only patch to include major changes on all platforms since release. It’s also the first patch to come to PC users, period.
Other than cosmetic and performance updates, uses are still awaiting fixes to some major bugs. This includes incorrect disqualifications, black screens when simulating events and a raft of issues in online competition.
With the usual initial launch bugs now squashed, let’s hope the updates start to come thick and fast as the real F1 season now ramps up.