The surprise update for GT Sport has arrived and, as expected, it addresses minor issues with the previous update.
This update comes in at just over 150MB. That’s not big enough to bring any additional content, and, as we predicted, its purpose is instead to fix some bugs that cropped up in the July content update.
As expected, there’s a fix for a braking/downshift issue for the Mercedes-AMG F1 W08. The update also addresses another issue noticed by GTPlanet’s members, regarding the image quality of decals.
There’s other changes to decals too. The livery of the standard Mazda 787B — introduced in v1.23 — had errors which this update fixed. Another change addresses the decals on user-made helmet liveries, which didn’t display properly while driving.
Users may have also noticed some issues with single-player leaderboards. The fundamental change to the game’s driving model with this update meant that times set after the update were not comparable with much faster times beforehand. This meant that Polyphony Digital had to reset the leaderboards for Circuit Experience, but times set with the new model did not update correctly. This update also addresses that issue.
Players will also find some adjustments to the Balance of Performance (BOP) calculations for Sport Mode on the eve of the final FIA Online Championship season. These are largely 1% changes in the power and weight categories, covering 22 of the Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars. The largest change is to the Megane Trophy Gr.4, with a +2% weight penalty.
The patch notes end with the customary “various other issues have been addressed”, so if you spot anything not mentioned here, please let us know on the forums.
An update for Gran Turismo Sport has been released. The following is a list of the main features introduced:
Main Features Implemented
1. Circuit Experience
Fixed an issue wherein records registered before the ranking reset applied with Update 1.21 were not being updated properly after Update 1.23.
Fixed an issue wherein the livery of the number plates on the Honda S660 ’15 was not displayed correctly;
Fixed some of the decals on the Mazda 787B ’91.
3. Livery Editor
Fixed an issue wherein decals on liveries made after Update 1.23 were becoming blurred;
Fixed an issue wherein decals applied to the rear of the helmet with the “spherical surface” projection method were becoming partially cut off when driving. (If you have created car liveries and helmet liveries with Update 1.23, please re-upload the liveries to fix these issues.)
Other Improvements and Adjustments
Fixed an issue wherein driving the Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ 2017 (both Standard and Colour Variation models) it was not possible to properly shift down while braking;
Fixed an issue in “Scapes” wherein the driver would not change to the avatar driver when the option “Change to Avatar Driver” in the [Car Settings] section of the [Detailed Settings] menu was set to “On”;
Various other issues have been addressed.
Featured image courtesy of RL_23.