More fixes and improvements have arrived for the PC and PlayStation with F1 2021 Patch 1.05 released by Codemasters. It’ll be arriving for the Xbox versions of the Formula One racing game very soon, so don’t panic if you own a Microsoft console.
Obviously there have been a number of post-release issues to remedy since F1 2021 was released on July 16th, and it’s a bigger list than the Patch 1.04 update. Most of the problems relate to game crashes, but PlayStation 5 sim racers will be happy that Ray Tracing has been re-enabled, and there’s also a new option to select the quality for Ray Tracing on the PC.
And apparently the Prologue and Chapter 9 of the Braking Point story mode have been rebalanced if you were using the Hard difficulty setting. Although it’s not stated whether that’s made it easier, or tougher. So you might still be getting annoyed with Devon Butler for the foreseeable future.
F1 2021 Patch 1.05 Release Notes:
- Improvements to DLSS implementation.
- Resolved a crash that could occur after returning to a ranked lobby if the lobby had split.
- Addressed an issue where players could be split into a placeholder lobby when re-matchmaking in ranked.
- Rebalanced Prologue and chapter 9 of Braking Point on Hard difficulty.
- Addressed a crash when previewing items within the Podium Pass.
- Addressed a crash when Player 2 quits in Two-Player Career Player career while Player 1 is in an interview.
- Addressed a crash with UDP if the number of active cars was zero.
- Addressed a crash when editing colours of customisation items.
- Addressed issues regarding Ray Tracing on PS5. Ray Tracing has now been re-enabled.
- Addressed a crash that could occur when saving an F2™ highlight from Grand Prix mode.
- Addressed an issue where Two-Player Career could be locked to equal performance.
- Addressed an issue where players could be placed on sub-optimal tyres during an F2™ Sprint race.
- Addressed an issue where the game could briefly stall when passing the start/finish line in one-shot qualifying.
- Addressed an issue where only the lobby host would be notified that the Virtual Safety Car was ending.
- Added option to select Ray Tracing quality on PC.
- Disabled keyboards as an input device on Xbox to resolve an issue with detecting wheel inputs when re-assigning controls. This will be re-enabled once the underlying issue has been resolved with system firmware.
- General stability improvements.
- Various minor fixes.
F1 2021 is available for the PC via Steam, the Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S via the Microsoft Store, and the PS4 or PS5 via the PlayStation Store. You can also find physical editions available via Game and Amazon. And keep up with all the latest F1 2021 game news, updates and more, here.