Game Update - February 23rd, 2021

I’ll second that: a long-standing issue with new Intel laptop processors with integrated graphics are invariably crashing mid ride. Has been flagged to support on numerous occasions but no indication on whether a fix is even being investigated. Any chance of it being bumped up the to do list?

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The sticky draft is seriously broken - at least for light cyclists. Explain how on a sprint I can be tootling in a pack at 2.8W and be faster by several seconds than when I ride on my own at 4.3W? And on climbs it’s actually the opposite, where I’m slowed down if I’m going at a faster wkg than a group. My avatar was actually jerking back and forth in spurts - getting me dizzy - due to this.

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I should add–the signal from my Garmin HRM is through and ANT dongle on my Mac. I think the problem I am having is only about Bluetooth.

Sterzo works fine if connecting to iPad but terrible if trying to connect to Apple TV and finally gave up trying it through companion app due to constant failures, guess I’ll keep waiting for an update one day. At the moment my Sterzo is a very expensive wheel riser.

It isn’t all small cyclists - just light men with outsized power.

I’m 46 kg 5’2” and nothing in the algorithm is in my favour - try being light with low power in a pack … don’t even benefit on a zwift climb where people rocket past me on slopes of 15% while IRL they would be clipped out and walking.

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@Oliver_SPEED_HOUND

Yup, spot on. Starting with today’s release - we’re referencing both our internal game version number (1.10.0) as well as the numbering style we’ve used historically (1.0.63185) in the Latest Version thread

The next major release cycle will be version 1.11.x. In this way, it’s easier for our players to tell a minor release from a major one.

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That’s the important comment to provide feedback on in amongst the near 100 replies…

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No fence fix yet then.

This is slightly underwhelming. No offence to you guys, the devs, testers, BAs etc. who are no doubt working very hard.

Is there any update on when we might see something developed and released for any of the following?

  1. The strategy for anti-sandbagging. Is the beta functionality that has been out for almost a year now going to be scrapped or rolled out wider? If the former, can we not just restrict entry based on recent best performances over a limited time?

  2. Has there been any thought on matchmaking / rankings for racing?

  3. UI customisation - even the basics would please most people. It’s stuff bike computers have been doing for decades, but surely easier as the data is already there - it’s just cutting it in different ways.

  4. Clubs / meet up functionality - results, setting your own sprint / KoM banners, mini leagues / tables against friends, elimination races, handicap starts etc etc etc. So much could be done here in terms of empowering the mini communities and friend groups that power Zwift on top of the more established ride organisers.

  5. TTT improvements - i.e. the ITT starting pens, not drafting other teams etc. Also being able to just send messages to your team or club mates. Rode my first TTT a few weeks ago and it was brilliant fun, but the start felt so shoddy.

Any reply or update on any of these - even if that it’s never happening - would be great.

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Hi

Looks like a great release. Seems like the number of changes, speed of fixes is increasing, assume partly cos of recent investment / recruitment drive.

Keep up the good work

Cheers.
Andy

When will watt output be correctly synced between Zwift and companion app?

Posts 105 and 106 back to back is outstanding.

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Yes! I solved it by making sure all other apps on the ATV are closed.

What about my Bluetooth connection which keeps dropping out as I cross the start line of a race?

Hi @Angie_Kantola welcome to Zwift forums

When’s the last time you put fresh batteries in the PM5 unit? Have you a spare set you can try to eliminate dying batteries as a possible cause?

We have a Support Hub article on the Concept2 + PM5 that asks to check if the PM5 is on the latest firmware. Would you read through that and see if all steps are done? Would like to hear that solves it, but if no - let us know.

hit the siri mic on the remote button then release. sound should come back

OMG. You guys didn’t fix the broken chat bug that has basically ruined every group ride and has been documented ad-nauseum by the largest groups on your service? The bug that was introduced in the last release and should be easy to back out? The one where messages are being sent to clients but somehow filtered out, regardless of client device?

Come on, guys. Are you even paying attention?

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Ahhh that’s a bug? Had no idea just thought I must’ve been taking too many pics haha!

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  1. worksforme if i turn off wahoo HRM at the same time, though that forces me into apple watch for HR data.
    2 have you tried connecting all devices through an iphone and the companion app?

Hi Shuji, thanks for following up with me.

The batteries are at 72% so I don’t think that’s the issue. The PM5 bluetooth signal also connects to other apps just fine, specifically Concept2’s ErgData on my iPhone–also the Zwift app on my iPad, which I just tried for the first time tonight. (Yay, I can work out tomorrow! But the display connected to my Mac is way better, so I’d still prefer to use that as my regular setup.)

I did check the firmware and it’s up to date.