Trainer Difficulty set to 100%, I didn't do it [October 2021]

Adding to the thread that I believe I experienced this issue two days ago, but I’m running Zwift on an iPad. I reported it over in the thread about Wahoo KICKR reversed gradient (in Known Issues), because I thought it might be related. But it sounds like what Ludovic described - my TD was set to about 60% when I launched the app, and I changed it to max before starting to pedal, but it was obvious when climbing the Alpe that it was not set to max. I double-checked, before saving my ride at the end, and it was still set to max. Haven’t done another ride since then, yet, so I can’t report on whether or not it will now have “saved” the TD setting of max.

Running app v1.17.0 on iPad OS 14.7.1

Hi all - we identified the issue that caused this, and are working to verify the fix.

At this point, we anticipate having the fix for this in the next major game release (version 1.18.0)


In my case this is working fine since last 2 days. I also noticed that the setting menu has been back to previous design (there was a slight design change when not working).
thanks for the fix!

I’m still seeing this issue or something similar. I’m able to spin up climbs and have to stand on the pedals to descend, I’ve never felt the resistance go so high. Flats sometime feel right or they feel like another climb.

I’m using a Kickr with Zwift 1.18.1 (1.0.85684) on Windows 11.

Check out this thread:

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just started having this problem with the difficulty setting reverting to max all the time. im using an Elite Direto through a samsung s21 android version 12 screen mirroring
. zwift 1.19.2

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Hi I am very frustrated by the issues I am experiencing on Zwift. To be paying 17 euro a month is a lot when the issue isn’t being resolved .for a couple of weeks now when I’m cycling a flat course it feels like I’m cycling up a hill.
I have tried down grading to the previous version of wahoo with no results.

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I have the same issue

Using Samsung S20 phone
Android 12
Tax vortex trainer

I am also seeing my difficulty stuck at 100%. I am using a Wahoo Kickr and Apple TV, both updated to latest version (zwift v1.21.2).

I can adjust the slider in settings, but this doesn’t affect anything in the game and when I reopen settings it goes back to 100%.

Same issue. Using the Samsung galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and the Wahoo kickr bike. Trainer difficulty at max and when adjusting it mid ride it makes no difference. Go back to the settings and it’s back at max.


Have exact same problem with Wahoo Kicker Core and samsung TAB A8.
Right now i erite with the support and it dosent hive me some solution of the problem.

Same for me, Kicker 5 on an iPad

I finally got it to work, on my Android Tablet instructions follow…

  1. Install it on my PC (Windows 10) (and i can adjust difficulty) started it up, and cykle about 3 km.
  2. Close it.
  3. Install it on my cellphone and do the same thing as point 1.
  4. Close it.
  5. Be sure its not running on cellphone and computer.
  6. Clear cache on tablet.
  7. Remove app Zwift from tablet.
  8. Clear cache on tablet 1 more time.
  9. Install Zwift.
  10. Login
  11. Start ride and go to settings.
  12. Adjust your Trainer difficulty.
  13. Now it should stay where you set it.

I hope i help you like it helped me…enjoy :wink: :grinning:

Same issue here, as soon as I start peddling it goes back to 100%. Zwift version 1.24.2 (100840) Device Samsung galaxy tab a8 10.5 sm-x200 android 11. Trainer Wahoo kickr core. Its fine on my old tablet Huawei mediapad T5 running android 8. Hope this gets fixed before android 8 support gets dropped in August.

Just installed latest update 1.25.0 (100966) and issue seems to be fixed.

Same problem here. Tacx neo 2t, first time thos season and automaticly to 100% :weary:

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Hello all,

This thread started to open up again, but we do not believe that the same issue is occurring. If you are noticing that your Trainer Difficulty is stuck at maximum, or keeps reverting to maximum after your change it, please follow this new thread.

Ride On.


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