As the first big post-launch patch, F1 Manager 2022 Update 1.6 was released for the PC on August 31st, one day after the new game became available. And it’s now also arrived for the Xbox and PlayStation console versions of the management sim from Frontier Developments.
Many of the fixes are the sort of things you might expect regarding stability when players get their hands on a game, along with some slight hiccups with cutscenes and commentary. For example, drivers being mentioned at the front of the grid for a race, when actually they’d qualified at the back.
Some of the ones which are more integral in the game include the AI behaviour signing reserve drivers, incomplete laps being included in the fastest qualifying laps, and balancing potential track incidents at Zandvoort. The last of which presumably involves telling Yuki Tsunoda not to go back out on track following the real life Dutch GP.
F1 Manager 2022 Update 1.6 Release Notes:
- Further adjustments to AI teams’ behaviour when signing reserve drivers
- Fixed Alpha Tauri livery appearing offset from car body
- Fixed issue with livery appearance on Scuderia AlphaTauri and Oracle Red Bull Racing cars
Car Parts and Development
- Fixed issue causing any newly-fitted gearboxes to incorrectly inherit the wear/damage levels of the previous gearbox
- Reduced car performance impact of adding ‘Focus’ to new part designs
- Fixed instances of floating tyres appearing during some cutscenes
- Fixed issue causing the cutscene camera to sometimes appear underground
- Fixed issue that caused commentary to mention drivers being at the front of the grid, when they were at the back of the grid
- Fixed visual issues when a team ‘double stacks’ their pit stops
- All-time records for the highest ever income in a season, and the highest ever team rating, are now stored in-game
- Fixed the issue of incomplete laps times being included when looking for the fastest qualifying lap
- Fixed an issue causing cars to repeatedly teleporting back to the garage after a DNF
- Yellow flags will no longer be shown for cars already returned to the garage after the chequered flag
- Fixed issue where drivers who had only completed their out lap are listed at the top of the standings after a Practice session
- Further balancing of potential track incidents at Zandvoort
- Fixed an issue causing tyres to be treated as ‘fresh’ tyres when comparing the lap time and ‘life time’ in Qualifying options screen
- Fixed crash that could occur when attempting to launch the game on PC
- Fixed hard lock that could occur during the ‘lights out’ sequence at the start of a race
- Increased performance when advancing time when playing later seasons
- Fixed a softlock in onboarding if the Race Preparation tutorial is started whilst the car part fitting tutorial is in progress
- Fixes for instances of a soft lock that could occur during replays
You can buy F1 Manager 2022 for the PC via Steam or the Epic Games Store, the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via the Microsoft Store, and the PS4 and PS5 via the PlayStation Store. Or choose a physical edition via Amazon or Game.
And keep up with the latest F1 Manager 2022 news, updates and more, here.