Game Update v1.44 [July 2023]

Maybe, maybe not. What’s to say that many bugs are located and fixed before updates are released.

We’d never actually know.

We only see the ones that slip through the net.

If breaking erg and sim modes for huge portions of the user base made it through the net I’d hate to see the ones that get caught.


Windows 10, Play Controllers, 1.44 updated
Did several laps with the RP today and steering was fine other than when I used a drafting power up. For those times only, I was pushed out to the left or right of the group losing the draft. Had to constantly steer back trying to force myself into the pack. As soon as the power up disappeared, all was relaxed and stable again.
No idea whether that was just coincidental, or even whether the power up effect would make a difference (aero, feather etc).

I also haven’t seen that in Watopia. I’m on macOS with Radeon 6600XT GPU.

On the topic of hyper powerful riders doing huge watts for 7 hours, I report them with adequate suppporting info and that’s sometimes sees them disappear shortly after.

It’s interesting when a little old person is doing 480w for 5 hours plus. That stretches credibility. :wink:

Today with the A-grade robopacer on Watopia our fast group of well known riders had no chance on the Volcano, we had to give way to a 3min volcano KOM… :smirk: yeah, about that…

That person surely can join a pro-team.

“Fixed an issue where camera views would continually cycle in an Event paddock after manually selecting a camera view.”

While I appreciate that Zwift has fixed the above issue I think there is still a slight problem with this (at least in iOS, I don’t know if it’s an issue with other versions).

I had noticed before this update that when using the onscreen keyboard to type a message while in the paddock the keyboard would be closed when the camera view was automatically switched. This made typing messages rather difficult as I would need to continually re-open the text box to continue with the message.

With the camera fix in this update I think this behaviour is still manifesting itself even when the camera view has been manually selected and is not cycling. Every 5 seconds or so the onscreen keyboard automatically closes. It seems like the update has fixed the camera cycling bug but not fixed the onscreen keyboard closing when the camera switches bug (even though the camera isn’t switching).

On another matter, the leaderboard after the end of a race is rather difficult to navigate. Every few seconds the leaderboard automatically refocuses the list on my name. If I want to scroll up to see who won I can’t because before I can get to the top of the list the leaderboard has automatically scrolled back down to my name.

This happened to me today. Watopia, Jacques, steering was normal until I used the draft van, for the duration of the power up steering jerked both left and right uncontrollably. As soon as it expired steering was normal again. No issue with aero.

I thought 1.44 fixed the Play Controller dropouts and also being pinned to one side if the road. But that issue is back in 1.44.2. Right controller seems ok but left controller repeatedly drops and reconnects and my rider is pinned to the left side of the road

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Did you update your Play controllers to 1.1.1 firmware? I realized that I had mines still with 1.1.0 just last week so I did the upgrade to 1.1.1 firmware.

Some additional information on this bug which I have noticed after today’s ride.

There are two ways to post a message in the start pens using Zwift on iOS (not counting using the Companion App).

  1. Tap on the box under the messages where it says “Message the group…”

  2. Use the action bar and select the post a text message icon.

If I post a message using method 1 the onscreen keyboard has the automatically closing after 5 seconds bug.

If I post a message using method 2 the onscreen keyboard does not automatically close and this method appears to be bug free (mostly, see below about the appearance).

Method 1 and method 2 also display the onscreen keyboard and message box differently. Method 1 is perhaps how I expect it to be while method 2 has a large black area running horizontally above the keyboard. This is rather unsightly but it does appear to show that Zwift is using two separate functions, one for each method, for text input.

Black moon in 1.44.2.

I noticed it too, only in Watopia. It’s fine in Makuri.

yeah, that has been that way for a while, the dark bit of the moon is darker than the sky. so i guess if all of it is dark it would just look like a black circle

Yes, I experienced exactly the same yesterday in Watopia and was going to report it. You beat me to it.

I did a RP ride today and didn’t touch the coffee break once. I know there’s an ongoing bug about it being greyed out on ZC for the first half hour, but mine continued for longer. Is that consistent with others?

When can we expect to see the selected gear displayed in Workouts during Free Ride blocks for other Smart Bikes?

If you have no others riders close to you, coffee stop will be grayed out.

There were plenty around me at the time (appreciate the image is not detailed enough)

Re: Wattbike, and showing gear numbers in Free Ride sections.

I tried this morning - Zwift didn’t release Erg mode when I got to the free ride section of the workout.

Zwift on ATV current version, Wattbike on current firmware.

Any ideas?