F1 2016 News Post

The F1 2016 patch, which arrived a few days ago for PC users, is available now for the PlayStation 4. The patch has been submitted to Microsoft for the Xbox One and should arrive soon. We will update this post when it is available. Check out the patch notes below.

UPDATE: (9-9) The patch is available now for Xbox One, patch notes here.

Game Additions
  • Added the fuel remaining level next to the fuel mix setting in the MFD
  • Added the ability to chose whether to select a front wing change during pit stops
  • Added ability to alter fuel mix levels during the race start procedure.
  • Added braking telemetry to ghost car DRL within Time Trial
  • Added HUD area adjustment option.
  • PS4 - LIGHT BAR – Light bar now turns blue when blue flags are present and red for collisions.
General Multiplayer
  • Players on pause during multiplayer races are now driven at the speed level of the chosen AI and ghost to avoid accidents.
  • Safety Car icon has been added to the mini map in online multiplayer races.
  • Fixed a hang where a user JIPs into a session as its transitioning to a race.
  • Fixed an issue where JIPing into a practice session, quitting and rejoining prevents the player from taking control of a car.
  • Fixed an issue where game assets fail to render correctly when a client spectates an ongoing multiplayer qualifying session.
  • Fixed an issue where the AI refused to overtake a paused player during online sessions.
  • Added an icon next to the player nametag to indicate when the AI has taken control of another player in online multiplayer.
  • Fixed an issue where players could spawn in on top of each other on the grid if both players receive a 5 place grid penalty in practice
  • Fixed an issue with an incorrect position indicator on the formation lap after a driver is reset to grid.
  • Fixed an issue in multiplayer championship in which the client’s setup is forgotten after a reboot.
  • Fixed an issue where if a host left an OSQ session their ghost was the only vehicle visible for all clients and results were showing them in 1st place.
  • Multiplayer Championship – Auto save feature enabled when player client joins session.
  • Fixed an issue where accepting an invite on the race results was failing to take user into the game lobby.
  • Added option for clients to save Multiplayer Championship after host migration
  • Fixed an issue where an absent player vehicle was retiring at the start of a practice session, preventing the player dropping into multiplayer championships
  • Fixed an issue where drive through penalties were not being enforced after a Formation Lap
  • Fixed an issue where if a player quits/is disqualified from an online practice or longer qualifying session, many AI were not setting a lap time at all
  • Added ability to kick player in Online Championship if they don't have a vehicle.
  • Various other bug and stability fixes.
General Game
  • Fixed AI vehicles blocking cars on hot laps in qualifying and practice sessions.
  • Fixed AI vehicles suddenly moving off the inside line of corners and causing collisions
  • Improved AI ability to recover to track after being involved in crashes.
  • Made changes to the AI to improve overtaking along straights.
  • Improved AI ability to race closer in corners without backing out of moves.
  • AI vehicles are now able to reliably keep within the Safety Car delta times.
  • Updated safety car release frequencies to result in SC being deployed more often.
  • Updated safety car severity release frequencies – More likely to be released for the more severe accidents.
  • Practice Sessions – Re-balanced tyre management tests.
  • Improved performance and framerate within the career mode hospitality suite.
  • Fixed an issue in qualifying where the player was given new vehicle for Q2 after terminally damaging their car during Q1.
  • Fixed a crash in a 100% race replay at Singapore.
  • Fixed an issue where drive through penalties were not being enforced after a Formation Lap.
  • Fixed an issue where marbles were not sticking to tyres when driving over them on the outside of corners.
  • Fixed sector times incorrectly displaying purple on the timings screen in practice and qualifying.
  • Fixed an exploit in full qualifying where you could move up the grid after Q1 by advancing to race.
  • Fixed an issue on the strategy screen where it was possible to leave a gap in the race strategy.
  • Fixed an issue where no response was heard after requesting driver in Front or driver behind status update.
  • Fixed an issue where time trial laps that were penalised are appearing as legitimate times. - Please note this requires a leaderboard wipe to remove penalised lap times.
  • Leaderboards now display total players and ranking position.
  • Fixed a crash when attempting qualification pace practice program in FP2 and FP3.
  • Fixed a crash when selecting flashback after entering the pits.
  • Stopped the game forcing players to serve stop-go penalties whilst under safety car conditions.
  • Altered formation lap start procedure so users do not think they are starting the race.
  • Season objectives for teams in career now update at the start of a new season depending on previous seasons performance.
  • MFD - Extended the strategy timer to 30 seconds.
  • Sparks VFX is now played for plank collisions with track surface.
  • BRAZIL - PIT LANE - Speed limit sign now matches 80Kph speed limit.
  • AUSTRALIA – Pit Lane – Speed limit sign and pit limit OSD now match at 60Kph
  • Stability improvements for all game modes.
  • Various other bug and graphical fixes.
  • Various audio issues fixed and re-balanced.
  • Further updates to name filter in career mode.

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Member Comments
# 1 Lieutenant Dan @ 09/05/16 02:15 PM
Thanks Steve. And they did this in under a gig, lol. Some patch files these days are enormous.
# 2 RogerDodger @ 09/05/16 03:09 PM
I am really enjoying the game this year, looks like they've raised their game.
# 3 angusbooth @ 09/08/16 03:00 AM
hi, how do I down =load this patch.
it freezes up at points and I can't seem to exit when I want to.
# 4 Steve_OS @ 09/09/16 10:43 AM
Updated OP, it's available for Xbox One users now.
# 5 Bcolt93 @ 09/09/16 09:36 PM
the patch is solid for offline players, although PS4 guys should be disappointed with the state of 1.3.0 and 1.4.0, neither are as good as 1.2.0 was out of the box
# 6 Lukin4 @ 09/10/16 04:38 PM
Originally Posted by Bcolt93
the patch is solid for offline players, although PS4 guys should be disappointed with the state of 1.3.0 and 1.4.0, neither are as good as 1.2.0 was out of the box
1.3 was a bit dodgy for online, but 1.4 seems to have it all sorted again
# 7 Lieutenant Dan @ 09/10/16 07:19 PM
Finally got a Safety Car in my post-patch race at Austria!
# 8 Bcolt93 @ 09/12/16 05:34 PM
Originally Posted by Lukin4
1.3 was a bit dodgy for online, but 1.4 seems to have it all sorted again
1.4 is still crap compared to 1.2, all sorts of issues with yellow flags, graphical and visual glitches (especially when spectating someone who uses a controller) and in terms of crashing people's games. Also done about 7 50% races online since its come out and I've yet to see the SC, only the VSC so that looks like another error they've made.

If they reverted online back to 1.2 the game would be almost be perfect, they would just need to remove the stupid ghost car of the drivers who have disconnected or left the lobby without retiring...

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