We have just released our game update for May and it contains a number of additions, improvements and bug fixes. The update is available for download now for PC, Mac and Android and will appear in the Apple App store for iOS and Apple TV soon. (UPDATE: Please note that the Google Play Store is experiencing significant delays in approving applications. This delay is impacting the Zwift game release so it may not appear in the Google Play App Store for users until next week.)
If you are planning to join an event on your next Zwift session, please make sure you log in a few minutes early to download the update.
Here’s a list of the key additions and improvements for this release.
Missions and Programs
- Added new content in support of the Pride On 2020 program happening throughout June. This includes a new custom Ride On as well as cycling and running rewards for completing Pride On events.
- Added a new esports focused training plan for all of those wanting to improve their indoor racing experience and maybe even get onto the top step.
- Introduced a new version of the Ramp Test for riders who are smaller and lighter, or new users who want to start out at a lower wattage and ramp up in smaller steps.
- Added numerous World Tour team event arches and cycling kits for upcoming events.
- Added new running kits and accessories for upcoming running programs.
Events and Meetups
- In game chat during a Meetup is now exclusive to the Meetup. Users in the Meetup will only see chat from others in the Meetup and non-Meetup users will not see any chat from users in a Meetup. (We still don’t recommend sharing your ATM PIN number in Meetups).
- We’ve added a new event-only PowerUp to spice things up on dirt courses. The Steamroller PowerUp will make any bike ride smoother on dirt for a short time.
- You can now equip any mountain bike or TT bike in your garage for use in a MTB or TT bike only event. Simply select the bike of your choosing while warming up in the paddocks.
Bug Fixes and Improvements
Device pairing and connections
- Made it easier for disconnected BLE devices to reconnect in Windows 10.
- iOS BLE connections now behave better when the app is suspended.
- ANT+ is now enabled by default on Android devices that support ANT+.
- Fixed a bug where speed and cadence sensors could not be paired simultaneously on Android
- Fixed a bug with resistance when using a Saris H3 via BLE on Android and Apple TV.
FutureWorks Boost Mode Fixes
- Fixed the Boost Mode buttons on Apple TV, so now you can actually press them!
- Fixed an issue with disappearing Charge/Boost icons on Apple TV during a Boost event.
- Fixed an issue where subsequent Boost Mode events would lack the Boost UI.
- Fixed an issue where crossing the finish line for a Boost Mode event at a segment arch would save the segment results. Segment results should be disabled for any segment where you used Boost Mode.
- Fixed an issue where users on Apple TV could not send Boost Mode feedback via the in-game survey.
- Made it easier to upload log files on iOS and Android to help the team find bugs.
- Made changes to a few anti-cheat flags for some segments that were overly strict. It never gets easier, you just get faster.
- Fixed a few bugs related to the anti-sandbagging code causing a crash for iOS, Apple TV and Android users.
- Fixed an issue where a previously unused power up would linger in Zwift Companion in subsequent game sessions.
- Made a change to ensure minor accounts with weights below 45kg receive the proper in-game physics for their weight.
- Fixed a few misbehaving routes in NYC and Watopia where users would sometimes take a wrong turn in a Meetup.
If you happen to hit any issues with this update, please post in the thread below.
See you in Watopia, Ride On!