Game Update 1.51 [October 2023]

So far so good. The visuals of the new roads are great.

However, I wish there was a way to turn off “camera shake”. It’s not much of a problem on smaller screens, but if you’re using a 40+ inch TV as a display, the constant shaking on certain road surfaces starts to enter “barf-o-rama” (motion sickness) territory when looking at the TV. Especially now on the new roads, there’s a quite lengthy stone road surface where this quickly becomes uncomfortable to look at.


Is it normal and expected that it now takes 10-15secs to load up most of the graphical artefacts when entering a world. For example; spawn to Temple Trek and the trees and purple flowers don’t appear for 10-15secs. This seems to be the case for quite a lot of visuals as you then ride; they appear late so often just ‘pop up’ rather than coming into view in the distance.

Seems like they temporarily cache since if you end ride and then re-spawn in the same spot the artefacts are immediate; but the cache seems to clear when the App restarts as next time it starts over……

Mainly running on PC i7-13700K and 3060Ti, 32GB RAM on solid 1GB Fibre wired connection; should be pretty bullet proof. Screen shots attached from iPhone where it does the same.

I’ve seen exactly the same phenomenon (on macOS) at the same location

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I don´t like the new workout detail screen. You can not see how long a block (intervall) is and how much power.


What time Friday? I still haven’t had the option to get the update. Wanted to ride some new roads today :cry:


I also noticed this yesterday @Jurgen_Zimmermann, when I received the update.
*The workaround for now is to select workouts while already riding in game - from the option menu - this is still in the previous style where you can hover over each interval block.

Some Feedback on the new workout screen: (for you to pass to the relevant team @shooj)
I do like the clean look on the new screen, but a few of the following tweaks would be nice:

  • Hover over detail: Allow the user to hover over the interval block to see duration and power details… this was possible in the previous style

  • Inclusion of ‘Sp’ on the workout card: Please can the ‘Sp’ value be included on the workout card (before you click on a workout, taking you to the new screen), so that it also give the option to glance at workouts by Sp values. This can be shown alongside the duration and difficulty rating.

Thanks :+1:


I am normally in the ‘Friday batch’ Alice but I did get mine yesterday evening.
If you are in the Friday allocation it is normally always there in my experience by 5-6pm UK time latest.

Hope it comes through for you soon.

I wonder what happens if you teleport to someone who you know has the update and is on the new roads :thinking: … I think I know the answer, probably worth just waiting :rofl:


Same here, wondering when the update will happen. Nothing yet (on MacOS).

Haha. Want me to try?

Edit: Of course I had to try :wink: But I think they don’t even show up in the list of riders to join - not in the list of “following” riders in Companion either (I looked for someone to fan view). Which may or may not what you expected…

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For zwift, after all, graphics and flowers are more important than training. Who approved or thought of this upgrade?

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I use a PC and used the FTP slider to adjust workout intensity once I chose my workout for the day. That flexibility is now gone. Was there a gain in Zwift function found by eliminating the slider?


Everyone please note that 1.51 is 100% released to all OS platforms.


I’m not personally a fan of the new road and grass textures. They look weird, too simulated. Roads aren’t that smooth IRL. I do like being able to see farther into the distance, though.
Maybe it’s just me being used to the old stuff for so long. :man_shrugging:


Correction, the OP lists a 4090. It’s one of the best consumer cards on the market, I think it is a fair comment. As graphically intense as Zwift may be in some areas, there are many other AAA games more demanding the Zwift.

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video setting on 1080p is blurry. now i must to go on 2k or 4k. but i use 1080p resolution desktop resolution.

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This was new to me (1.51 on Windows):

This happened after switching the HUD back on after having it off for 15+ mins, the missing names eventually populated after a minute or two.

And got some black squares as well, but they always disappeared after a fraction of a second.

So just in time to mess up zrl, wtrl, drs and maybe zwift GP?

Some riders have the update others don’t… making an uneven playing field

Why even have a phased rollout?
Is it just your systems can handle the download request?

Can you tell me when video is available for Android? Now only is taking a picture available.

I updated iOS apps this morning and zwift would no longer recognize my Trek heart rate monitor. I previously was using AppleTV and pairing through the companion app on my iPhone. It worked Thursday morning, but not today (Friday).

Just did Sugar Cookie and the new roads look great. A big thank you to Zwift for finally expanding Watopia instead of adding yet another world you can only access a couple of days a month without resorting to a frustrating workaround. Keep it up!

I suspect once I tick off all of the badges I’ll never ride any of the routes again. Not a fan of slogging through the jungle (too bad - the jungle looks beautiful) so will probably start Accelerate to Elevate and do a manual u-turn when the asphalt runs out whenever I feel like a flat route.


I suggest testing it with the Trek Central app to see if the HRM is still good. Make sure it’s not paired to anything else.