New GT Sport Game Update Arrives on November 7

Gran Turismo Sport 87 November 6, 2019 by

While everyone’s still digging into their early Christmas present of Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, there’s another update on its way for GT Sport.

Both an in-game notification and a post on the official website reveal the update’s existence. It’s due to arrive Thursday, November 7, only a week after the previous update hit our consoles. The notice reads as follows:

At the following time, we will perform maintenance on the ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ servers. A new game update will also be available after the maintenance. Please note that during this time the online services, including [Sport Mode], will not be available.

[Day & Time]
7 November, 2019, 04:00 – 06:00 UTC

* The above time is subject to change.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Naturally, an update released so soon after a major content update is unlikely to also contain further content. Instead this seems likely to be a small patch for minor issues. One such update back in September existed almost solely to add proper support for the Thai language.

While we don’t know what this update might fix, there are a couple of more obvious glitches from the last update — both involving the Spa circuit. The first is the benign, and useful, rain bug which allows players to experience wet conditions on any circuit rather than just those Polyphony Digital has specifically updated. A more glaring bug affects how the penalty system applies to the Bus Stop Chicane at Spa, with underhanded players exploiting the issue to unfairly gain an advantage.

Previous corner-cut issues, at Goodwood and Willow Springs, have not required a full update, so this patch may not specifically address the issue. It’s likely that the PD team will take the opportunity to update Balance of Performance numbers though, ahead of the next stage of the Exhibition Series starting on Wednesday November 13.

Featured image courtesy of sebmugi.

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