F1 2020 was unveiled on July 7, a few of days after the actual-environment year-opening Austrian Grand Prix at the Pink Bull Ring.
Codemasters was not able to include things like six-time constructors’ champions Mercedes’ new black livery – portion of its campaign to fight racism – thanks to the livery reveal coming just one particular week prior to the game’s start. This most current patch will swap the classic gray Mercedes colors, which were being applied throughout pre-period screening, for the placing new black livery debuted in Austria.
The black overalls of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will also now be existing in the video game, together with their altered helmet layouts.
As perfectly as the visible variations, Mercedes also declared options for a new variety and inclusion programme to deal with the deficiency of range within the crew – just 3% of the German manufacturer’s workforce recognize as belonging to an ethnic minority group.
This update is available to Personal computer avid gamers from Monday, but Xbox 1 and PlayStation 4 customers will have to wait an extra couple of days to play the updated edition.
The patch also involves a raft of complex fixes together with a few for the game’s flagship new ‘MyTeam’ activity mode, which enables players to produce, control and travel for an 11th workforce on the F1 grid.
Mercedes F1 eSports auto in Black livery
Photo by: Codemasters
Mercedes F1 eSports vehicle in Black livery
Image by: Codemasters
Mercedes F1 eSports car in Black livery
Photograph by: Codemasters
Additional updates are expected above the upcoming few of months, amongst individuals will be additional livery alterations this kind of as McLaren’s ‘We Race as One’ rainbow halo structure.
The 2020 Formula 2 season will also be included in just the subsequent pair of months, with the 2019 year presently symbolizing F1’s key feeder collection in the video game. For the initially time in the franchise, F2 motorists can graduate into F1 through the 10-season vocation mode and the F1 drivers can change teams or retire.
The sport functions the first 22-race F1 2020 calendar, and Codemasters has no ideas to increase the new 2020 calendar – with circuits this kind of as Imola and Mugello – owing to the scale and demands of this kind of an update.