New Zwift Home Screen Update [April 2022]

It mashes the life out of the CPU and GPU. On integrated graphics those are the same, which isn’t especially pleasant for it.

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Since you’re on a mac - did the new home screen show up for you today? Wondering if the slider works at it should now that the the rest of the UI caught up with your Settings menu?

Yes I was just checking that out also. It only shows up when I end a ride and go to the menu before logging out. Otherwise it’s the previous version at first.
I can scroll down, I can also swipe the workouts, and stuff to get to them. And the side slider bar works fine. It’s interesting. It will take some getting used to.

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The thing that I don’t understand is why the new menu box is so “hard” and edgy while the rest of Zwift is cartoony, soft and round.

But why would a static (ie. no moving bits) page do this? And once you leave the home screen, why wouldn’t the actual riding graphics and CPU/GPU usage be exactly the same as previously? Like I said, tech stuff isn’t really my forte

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Someone needs to really rethink some of the duration estimates.

Three Little Sisters - 23.1 miles, < 30 min? During Tour of Watopia, it took me over an hour for this route. Strava KOM is at 47 min.
Triple Flat Loop - 31.1 miles, < 30 min? During Tour of Watopia, it took me close to an hour for this route. Strava KOM is at 42 min.
Beach Island Loop - 8.0 miles, < 60 min? I guess 30 minutes is less than 60. . .
Volcano Flat - 7.8 miles, < 60 min? That’s less than 30 minutes any day of the week.


Not really sure, sorry. It uses a third party plug-in, so the chances are ZHQ are still getting to grips with making it run efficiently over the top of the actual game, on systems with less headroom to play with. All I know is it generates quite a lot of stress on components at present so it’s a good move to restrict it so people don’t end up with a really bad experience and/or crashes.

Just saw this and opened the app on my new laptop.

First thing that jumped out at me: we can now ride with pace partners on Makuri, despite Makuri not being the active guest world! Love that addition.

Of course, all the other quality of life additions are welcome - badges, garage, and settings access right from the home screen. Looking forward to poking at this some more.


New interface is awful…it’s not intuitive at all…WTF went on that you had to so drastically alter everything and now make it so I can’t even do a ride?

very disappointed in this mess.

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Not true. Email April 19th, still nothing.

What does ‘starting to roll out mean?’ Why not add ‘…and we expect it to take ###’? Then at least we’d have a timeframe.

Good to hear that you’re seeing the new UI, but I have a question. Are you saying that you logged in, saw the old UI at first, did your ride, and saw the new UI after you finished?

The new home screen should be triggered each time you log in. If you reproduce the Log in > Old UI > ride > New UI sequence, would you report back?

To clarify on this point - is the screen scaling thing on your Settings menu sorted now?

I’m seeing in your server stats that your macbook has an Intel HD 5xx series GPU. That’s one of the integrated graphics chips that doesn’t run the new home screen well. This is why you’re still seeing the classic home screen on that Macbook.

it’s all the new interface when I log in.

As far as the settings screen no that’s still wacky. If I set it to medium and it’s not using HDMI to tv it’s fine. When I plug it in it’s super tiny. While it’s plugged in still, I set it then to XL it’s fine. But then if I unplug HDMI it’s super zoomed in and I can only read about the top left corner of the settings screen and can’t change it unless I plug it back in (to get the smaller screen to change the settings )
It’s always slightly adjusted to the settings of the tv for display but this is just wonky.

Add: I can mess around with the Macbook displays some tomorrow to see if that does anything.

Good. That’s as it should be.

Regarding the tiny Settings screen wackiness - we’ll investigate and see if we can reproduce with the additional context you kindly provided. Thanks.

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This is strange to note but all of my recent activities and logs are now missing from my zwift files….I have ones over a month old and older but nothing else. Not todays ride or yesterdays.

On this end of things - I’m seeing a bunch of rides today with less than 2km of riding distance. Those will not save to your Activities feed because there is a minimum distance that’s needed

Your first ride this morning of 20.3 miles on London 8 should be in your Activity feed at Is that one missing too?

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Nice job like the New UI :+1:. Did have a issue with being stuck in Windowed Mode but it resolved after rebooting the PC.

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This one is my own error. When I organized files around last month I made a duplicate file for zwift so disregard that one.

Oh my god … The UI is terrible. Too much information on screen. Basic things are now harder to find …

Really hope I can go back …