Codemasters and EA have released F1 2021 patch 1.16 today for all platforms. The update adds the ability to disable ghosting in 2-player career mode. The team also adjusted penalties for collisions under the Safety Car to be more fairly distributed.
A couple of online issues and crashes were addressed as well. Check out the patch notes below.
- Addressed an issue where re-joining a qualifying session would result in the session timer being reset for that user.
- Addressed an issue where host and client could struggle to get into the same league event if they previously declined to proceed to the next session.
- Ghosting can now be disabled in Two-Player Career.
- Penalties given for collisions under the Safety Car will be more fairly distributed.
- Resolved a crash when attempting to back out from the Official F1® 2021 Championship and attempting to re-enter on consoles.
- Resolved a crash when selecting a salary with your current team having cancelled negotiations with them previously.
- Previous simulation settings in Grand Prix will now be remembered when starting a new Grand Prix event.
- General stability improvements.
- Various minor fixes.
F1 2021 received our Best Career Mode of 2021 award. Not only is it a solid racer, its career mode is second to none.
What sets F1 2021 apart from most other career mode offerings is the amount of detail that is involved, and the speed with which the peripheral interactions take place. Too often the developers create scenarios that become repetitive, mundane, and useless in a very quick manner and that brings about a stale and forced experience.
Codemasters has literally mastered the ability to keep the experience moving forward without making one’s career feel like just a series of strung together exhibition races. Another very important aspect of any solid career mode is the ability for the player to experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, as what happens in most careers regardless of the sport.