GT Sport’s Next Update Arrives August 29

Gran Turismo Sport 141 August 27, 2018 by

There’s another update for GT Sport in the works, and it arrives this week.

Polyphony Digital has announced the update through an in-game notice. This greets players as they log in to game this morning:

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]
29 August, 2018, 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.

Right now it’s not clear what this update will bring. Although it will arrive at the usual time of month for content updates, there’s none of the usual indications of more goodies. At time of writing Kazunori Yamauchi hasn’t taken to Twitter to tease his famous car silhouettes.

It seems likely then that this update will address some bugs and issues. Among these could be a glitch associated with the Mercedes-AMG W08 F1, where the car can accelerate to very high speeds after it has run out of fuel. Given the car’s presence in the FIA race the same day as the update, that would seem to be appropriate timing.

As the FIA final season is currently underway, we don’t expect many major changes. That also means that Polyphony Digital probably won’t tweak the Balance of Performance calculations, so as not to affect the championship.

We’ll bring you more information on the update as we get it. As always, don’t forget to save manually well before the update, as once the maintenance starts you will not be able to access any of the game’s online features, including saving.

Featured image courtesy of blissR8.

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