Zwift Teases New World Launch

Zwift Teases New World Launch

Today Zwift released a post across its social channels, teasing what is certainly the launch of a new map/world. Here’s the Facebook post so you can see for yourself:

If you look closely, the map on the wall of the train shows at least some of Zwift’s worlds, in order of their release dates:

  • Watopia
  • Richmond
  • London
  • New York
  • France

The final stop on the map says “An Ancient Land”, and as you’re trying to read the smaller text on the map, the train announcement audio says, “The next stop is… an ancient land.”

What Is This “Ancient Land”?

Surveying replies on Zwift’s social posts (Twitter, Strava, Facebook, and Instagram) the clear consensus is that “An Ancient Land” refers to the Tokyo/Olympics route which we know was planned to launch a year ago in anticipation of the Olympics, but shelved when the lockdown craziness erupted.

The colors of the map matching the colors of the Olympic rings certainly help make the case.

Further Clues

We’ve seen three additional clues over the weekend as well. More subtle clues, perhaps, but clearly intentional teases on Zwift’s part.

First was their Instagram story asking people to “Choose Your Chalk”. One of the chalk phrases is “The Spirit Of” – and that phrase doesn’t actually appear on any Zwift roads today, that we know of.

Secondly – and this is a big one – we know at least some of the riders who completed this weekend’s Ride Like King 13 events received an email with this image in the footer:

That’s definitely not a shot from any current Zwift world. The bamboo and architecture give it a distinctly Japanese feel. And… it looks pretty freaking cool!

Lastly, the latest World of Zwift episode includes an interview with Zwift’s Wes Salmon, and Wes has a map hanging on his wall with “An Ancient Land” printed over it (credit to James Eastwood for spotting this!):

The Olympic Route?

We know this new map was launching in step with the Tokyo Olympics – but is it a re-creation of the 2020 Olympic Road Race route?

That seems highly doubtful, given how the route lays out. Here’s the Men’s road race route:

Given that Zwift likes to create loops instead of “out and back” routes, the whole lead-in from Tokyo to Doushi Road seems like a non-starter. But we do have a couple of loops after that lead-in, including one at the base of Mt. Fuji. Perhaps Zwift will be re-creating some of these portions of the Olympic route?

On the other hand, this isn’t the UCI Worlds – it’s the Olympics. In past years, Zwift has faithfully recreated portions of the UCI Worlds routes each year. But what have they done for the Olympic routes?

Nothing. There is no precedent. So all we can do is guess until this map launches.

While Zwift could re-create GPS-accurate portions of the Olympic route, it’s quite possible they have created a sort of Japan-inspired map which mixes together elements of real-world Japan in a rider-friendly layout. Eric Min talked of a new map coming that was potentially “bigger than Watopia” and if this is that map, it will almost certainly not be based entirely on real-world GPS coordinates. Zwift will want to make IRL Japan Zwifty. And that’s a good thing.

When Will It Launch?

Zwift is only teasing at this point, and not giving any firm launch dates. We do know Zwift’s Olympic Virtual Series begins on June 1, and there’s a virtual Mt. Fuji Hill Climb race scheduled for Road to Sky on May 30th. Additionally, the last 4 days of the guest map schedule all being assigned to London/Yorkshire currently seems a bit suspicious.

On the other hand, launching the new map on May 27th would give Zwift only a couple of days to debug things before the events above, which is a tight schedule if those events are going to be held on the new map. So it’s quite possible that the new map is planned to launch much earlier – even this week!

Your Thoughts

What is Zwift launching, and when will we see it? Share your thoughts below!

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Mick Such
Mick Such
1 month ago

Great news to hear of a new map coming. Japan would be awesome.

But…..

So would Benelux with climbs like the Mur and cobbles to ride on. 😏

Ben Gibbs
Ben Gibbs
1 month ago
Reply to  Mick Such

My money is on Japan, if you run the unix strings program on global.wad in the assets folder you get:

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Rachel
Rachel
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben Gibbs

What about if you decompile the wad, that’s the same format of doom wad so that’s pretty straightforward

Bruce
Bruce
1 month ago
Reply to  Mick Such

what about adding Benelux cobbles etc to the France map? Or would that cause a rumpus?

Rhendaric
Rhendaric
1 month ago
Reply to  Mick Such

The uci world championships are in Belgium this tour. So we might get this at the end of the summer.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago

Well Eric is love to see both laps put up as new route that’ll be awesome thanks as always for scoping

M. d. s. Günther
M. d. s. Günther
1 month ago

Hype!
I wasn’t active during the France launch, so this is the first World launch that i’m witnessing, and i, like so many of us, am looking forward to it for so long now. Absolutely starved for new roads, the few kilometres in December did not satisfy my crave in the slightest 😁
Gogo Zwift, i have time this weekend, release already! 😄

Neil Owens
Neil Owens
1 month ago

C’mon Eric..”this week” be great if it was!

Tim Williams
Tim Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Also, when I check the guest world schedule RN, it’s all greyed out from tomorrow until the 31st 😳

Tim Williams
Tim Williams
30 days ago
Reply to  Tim Williams

Oh, and I just saw your post about the Makuri Island world–just after I noticed that after the PC app update it showed “MKI/NYC.” So exciting!

Evan
Evan
1 month ago

A map bigger than Watopia?! Sounds awesome! When do you think it will launch?

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

and what about releasing a new challenge along with it.

MKD
MKD (@ridefree_77)
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

Also its about time they increased the lvl cap too!

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  MKD

Zwift posted on their Instagram today:
with the caption “the mist is clearing soon”

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Ward
Ward
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

Looks like dirt, hopefully it won’t be borked like the jungle

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

Zwift posted this on their website:https://www.zwift.com/ca/yumezi
…it looks pretty cool

Mr. G
Mr. G
1 month ago

Tomorrow is the ZRL, they will release it tomorrow mid day! Or Thursday!

A zwifter
A zwifter
1 month ago

My guess is this Wednesday. They don’t like releasing on Thursdays and Fridays and Tuesdays. Today is a bit too early, that just leaves Wednesday.

A zwifter
A zwifter
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Looking back there are a few here and there but most of the recent ones seem to be tuesdays and wednesdays. Also in the world of Zwift description it shows that Wes will be talking about dirt bikes but he did not discuss dirt bikes. Maybe new dirt trails in the Tokyo world?

Neil Owens
Neil Owens
1 month ago

I know zwift usually concentrate on a circuit but feel like they miss out big time on amazing countryside. Yorkshire e was a huge disappointment in this regard. Summer of the toughest most scenic roads in the world and they focused on the town centre. Hopefully we’ll get a nice club and some amazing scenery this time!

Neil Owens
Neil Owens
1 month ago

Be awesome if like the train they had finally connected all the world’s into one big world that you could seemlessy ride through.

Jason Watts
Jason Watts
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Maybe taking the train could be a way to travel to a different world without exiting to the main screen?

MarkE
MarkE
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason Watts

Have “junctions” you have to choose to turn into like repack ridge that either take you to a specific world per junction or into a 1-2km circle with turn offs into the various worlds every few hundred meters.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

In time for ZRL playoffs.

Rob Frechette
Rob Frechette
1 month ago

It will never happen but makes me think of how fun it would be to have a train station in each world so you could hop worlds in one ride.

Víctor
Víctor
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Frechette

How to translate that behaviour in a real map, like Strava???

C**** Mccombs
C**** Mccombs
1 month ago

Personally, I’m hoping for a China world. Granted that the Japan world would make more sense in conjunction with Olympics and Mt. Fuji would be cool. China just has such a huge variety of geography that could be incorporated. And from a business perspective, China has a couple more potential subscribers. And c’mon, they could have a panda version of Jarvis!🐼

Andrew Ryan
Andrew Ryan
1 month ago
Reply to  C**** Mccombs

Pity about the human rights and pollution issues though to be fair

Ch***Mccombs
Ch***Mccombs
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew Ryan

Well, I guess it’s Scandinavia or nothing then. Glad I didn’t suggest the U.K. with its history of colonialism or the U.S. with its rampant racism. 😉

ronanmac
ronanmac (@ronan)
1 month ago
Reply to  Ch***Mccombs

How about those pillaging Vikings then!?

Steve Short
Steve Short
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew Ryan

Yeah, like the US doesn’t have any of these issues, right???

Andrew Ryan
Andrew Ryan
1 month ago
Reply to  C**** Mccombs

China is right up there, sandwiched between Israel, any of the ‘stans and Russia. Not that the US is any better. As Irish, I couldn’t agree more re. UK…

rdcyclist (Mark Crane)
rdcyclist (Mark Crane) (@rdcyclist)
1 month ago
Reply to  C**** Mccombs

How ’bout you guys take this outside. Those of you without sin, cast the first stone.

Ch***Mccombs
Ch***Mccombs
1 month ago

Hey Mark, good idea. My reply was more supposed to be tongue in cheek but no matter the intent, subtleties inevitably get lost on message boards. Hey, how about a course around Vatican city… Oh no….. just a joke

firman
firman
1 month ago
Reply to  C**** Mccombs

Taiwan would be better though especially with the KOM challenge route even it’s only some part of the course.

Ban_Zpower_
Ban_Zpower_
1 month ago
Reply to  C**** Mccombs

Taiwan #1

Marco NL
Marco NL
1 month ago

I’m hoping the map will include a remake of the ITT course, suited for both scratch races and the TT Penn. We could use a TT course of more variety, and how cool would it be to set your own time on the course – feel the legs burn – then watch the Olympics absolutely shatter the road. I also hope, but don’t think, they have taken the opportunity for a Velodrome using a Pace partner to lead-out a Keirin event. Besides that, on the footer it looks like a dirt road surface? My guess would be that there is… Read more »

Reagan Isaac | Anaerobic
Reagan Isaac | Anaerobic
1 month ago
Reply to  Marco NL

Some new TT routes for events would be great. Maybe something a bit hillier and twisty?

Nathan Lipke
Nathan Lipke (@nlipke)
1 month ago

Time for a trains of Zwift post 😉

Watopia: Desert Flats 🚂
Richmond: Dock Street 🚄
London: Tube stations 🚇
New York: Under the glass road loop 🚟
France: Marina to Chalet Reynard 🚞

George
George
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Lipke

I’m pretty certain that you pass under a funicular near to the sprint b

George
George
1 month ago
Reply to  George

(Sorry my tab crashed before I finished typing and it posted it)

Meant to finish this … sprint banner by the river in Innsbruck

Derek
Derek
1 month ago
Reply to  George

You also ride by the Innsbruck train station (a few blocks away) as you head towards Luscher

Ch***Mccombs
Ch***Mccombs
1 month ago
Reply to  George

Indeed! And if they added Japan, they could add a 1960’s Bullet Train or a current Hayabusa train

HenryH
HenryH (@henryheavisides)
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Lipke

Don’t forget Harrogate station…..close to the Yorkshire start/finish banner.

Niall
Niall
1 month ago

As well as the map matching the Olympic ring colours it does finish in a nice GOLD colour… 😂 Doubt it’s anything other than an Olympic inspired map! 👍

E Redfoot
E Redfoot (@rothfusz)
1 month ago

Here is a different version I goy today.

Japan.jpg
Fred M
Fred M
1 month ago
Reply to  E Redfoot

Looks like a MTB track on the surface…

Noah Halbfoster
Noah Halbfoster
1 month ago

hoe about maybe fixing the Bluetooth dropout issues that have been going on for years?

asm
asm
1 month ago

or just get ANT+ like everyone else

Stephen Windisch
Stephen Windisch
1 month ago
Reply to  asm

Except Stages Gen 1 is *useless* over ANT…

Gavin S
Gavin S
1 month ago

I have one and it’s perfect over ANT+ 🤔

Max Janssen
Max Janssen
1 month ago
Reply to  Gavin S

Me too!

Maazel
1 month ago

Concept 2 – ROWING in SAGAMI BAY??! Sounds awesome for many users… 😊

John Hughes
John Hughes (@jlhughes128)
1 month ago

What about the rowing?

Frank Kriellaars
Frank Kriellaars
1 month ago

I just completed my last route today. A new world would be perfectly timed. This will be the first new world since I joined. So all things said, I’m really looking forward to it.

Ch***Mccombs
Ch***Mccombs
1 month ago

Congrats Frank! What was the route you saved for last?

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Ch***Mccombs

Mountain 8, not really a special one

Aaron
Aaron
1 month ago

It’s been a long time between new maps so very much looking forward to this!

lzzzable
lzzzable
1 month ago

also someone pointed out that it’s almost the same train as in Spirited Away:comment image

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  lzzzable

that would explain the “the spirit of” sign on the road!

Tim Perkin
Tim Perkin (@tperkin)
1 month ago

Let’s hope there is a big climb, but not too big as I think I have only done Ven-Top in a race once, as too brutal. You know, a good climb of 25-30 mins, enough for a good old Mountain TT, like Monday’s Mountain TT up the Epic KOM reverse.

R Franco
R Franco
1 month ago

You say no precedent for the Olympic routes but london/box hill is a compressed version of parts of the 2012 route so couldn’t they just be doing the same thing and taking the ‘interesting’ parts of the ‘Tokyo’ route?

Peter Higgins
Peter Higgins
1 month ago

Also note that this week’s Feed Zone feature in World of Zwift (at 11:40) is about eating a JAPANESE Matcha Kit Kat bar. As OJ says, “which is of course because of – oh, OK, might have spoken a bit too soon there”. Yup. Japan.

Steve Short
Steve Short
1 month ago

Cycling was invented by the Dutch and Belgians. It’s absurd there are maps in the US, the UK, and now Asia, but nothing in those two countries. Clearly Zwift HQ only thinks about money and doesn’t have a heart for the sport.

Check out VirtuPro, they have lots of routes and they look better too IMHO.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Short

Show us on the doll where this optional cycling game touched you

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Short

every post you comment about a different cycling app that is better than zwift….

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Short

If you don’t like zwift, you don’t have to let everyone know.

Ian J
Ian J
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Short

By definition, whoever invented the bicycle also invented cycling, and I think you’ll find the Dutch and Belgians didn’t invent the bicycle. Depends on how you choose to define what constitutes a bicycle, but whichever way you cut it, the bicycle was brought into being by the Germans, French and the British.

Jonathan Wass
Jonathan Wass
1 month ago

Anyone point out yet that the rings on the train map seem to correspond to the world size?

Andrei Istratov
Andrei Istratov (@aistratov)
1 month ago

The name “An Ancient World” is an indication that it is not a copy of Japan. Otherwise, they would call it “Japan”, just as “Richmond” or “New York”. I think it will be a fantasy world inspired by ancient civilizations – Japan, China, perhaps even Roman Empire or Egypt ?? I wonder if it had started as Japan, but then, when Zwift developers got an extra year, it developed into something bigger than Japan?

James Eastwood
1 month ago

I think the map will be called ‘Japan’ if a little sneak at the game files is anything to go by.

gil_santamaria
gil_santamaria
1 month ago
Reply to  James Eastwood

Makuri Islands

Yu Miyatake
Yu Miyatake
1 month ago

The upper left corner of the image seem to say “夢路”, which means “dream path” in Japanese! but i’m not sure.

Han Weicheng
Han Weicheng (@calayanrail)
1 month ago

They could launch the maps during the event, like the virtual TDF last year, the guest worlds of France and Paris were only available for free ride after the events concludes.

Bo Oxlund
Super Member
Bo Oxlund (@boxlund)
1 month ago

This is amazing 😃 Crossing my fingers 🤞 for a couple of nice climbs if we don’t get an 1:1 copy of the route above.
Also the IOS version of the ZCA was updated today with some not very specific release notes… a new map could be hiding in there ready for the game update 😉

BooX

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Bo Oxlund

obviously you of all people would want some climbs🙃

Luciano
Luciano (@luciano-pollastri)
1 month ago

The day it is launched I lock myself in the paincave until I finish every mile of the new world.

Tim Perkin
Tim Perkin (@tperkin)
1 month ago
Reply to  Luciano

Send me an invite, we can cycling around penning our next masterpiece 👍

Bruce
Bruce
1 month ago

Great, I love new roads to ride. And about time too! New road development has been rather slow lately. Look at France – loads of opportunity to develop it further. Please Zwift do. Would also be great to somehow teleport between the worlds, especially the smaller ones.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

launching the new map on May 27th would give Zwift only a couple of days to debug things

Zwift debug things? Nope, they’ll leave it buggy for a few years then make a massive fanfare when they finally fix each tiny thing.

Peter W
Peter W
1 month ago

The train map is the shape of Japan

Sven K
Sven K
1 month ago

Found this map in the latest version of Zwift Companion App, called “makuriislands”

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Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Sven K

how do you find that in Companion?

Sven K
Sven K
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

I had a look at the raw files of the Android package, where this map is stored in small tile images.

Reagan Isaac | Anaerobic
Reagan Isaac | Anaerobic
1 month ago
Reply to  Sven K

That looks interesting! Can’t wait for the release 😆Based on the way that looks though, there doesn’t appear to be a new climb sadly 😓a ~1500′ climb works perfect with some flat to do a long Z2 ride with some climbing but still get distance.

Mika Alén
Mika Alén
1 month ago

I hope we get to ride the SR600 Fuji
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22768723
With 608km and 10.484 m it would be a nice addition to all the pretzels and loops🤩

Phil Hammill
Phil Hammill
1 month ago

Eric has just done a ride titled “Warming up the legs for Yumezi!”

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Phil Hammill

what is yumezi?

joe
joe (@jwhiteley)
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

Looms like Yumezi is the name of the region, subtitled “Makuri Islands”: https://www.zwift.com/yumezi

joe
joe (@jwhiteley)
1 month ago
Reply to  joe

Looks*

Luis Pereira
1 month ago

Map scoop

Luis Pereira
1 month ago

Map

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Colin Peerman
Colin Peerman
1 month ago
Reply to  Luis Pereira

They’ve had over a year to do it, the above should be the minimum size, IMHO

Peter Hamilton
Peter Hamilton
1 month ago
Reply to  Luis Pereira

Looking at the size of the starting pens it looks to me that this new map is roughly the same size as the main Watopia island plus volcano. Maybe somebody has the time and skills to overlay this picture with a known map for reference?

Sven K
Sven K
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter Hamilton

Does not look too bad, however, I wonder if all this green area will stay as is. All other maps are modeled outside the main cycling area. Furthermore, the new map is offset to the right, whereas roads on other maps are more centered.

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Sven K

Maybe it is only part of the new map

Sven K
Sven K
1 month ago
Reply to  Peter Hamilton

Here is the comparison, but I had to downscale the image due to file upload restrictions.

map-comparison.jpg
Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Luis Pereira

Good work Luis! But this is disappointing – can’t be any larger than France judging by the size of the start pens. On the basis that this was originally rumoured for release last year, where exactly has the subsequent 12 months gone? I’m trying hard to suspend judgment until it actually arrives, but Zwift doesn’t exactly have a track record of under-promising then over-delivering….. if I’m wrong I will be back to apologise.

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

Of course, you can’t really compare these accurately. The entire Innsbruck map is only ~25 km. put beside almost all of Watopia and looks the same

Peter Hamilton
Peter Hamilton
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

Assuming the starting pens are the same size in every world, using them for scale the pictures does give a rough indication of the relative sizes of the different maps. Looking at Sven’s pictures it seems that Japan’s area will be close to the upper half of Watopia and with all the intertwined roads the length could be the biggest world yet. It’s fun to speculate!

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Luis Pereira

If you look closely you can see two kom banners (one near the left start area and one in that center jumble thingy) and one sprint banner (above that squareish box thing)

Reagan Isaac | Anaerobic
Reagan Isaac | Anaerobic
1 month ago
Reply to  Luis Pereira

I maybe wonder if the scale is different, and so the roads are maybe long, but just not as many as watopia???

BikePower
Super Member
BikePower (@bikepower)
1 month ago

The new virtual Rapha kit is due to be released this week in a Zwift update, so it wouldn’t surprise me to (finally) see some new roads in that same release.

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  BikePower

lets hope so!!!!

Henry Ashman
Trusted Member
Henry Ashman (@h_j_ashman)
1 month ago

I suspect it’s unlikely, but if it is Japan I’d love to see them put the Fuji race track in there as it’s the finish and part of the time trial loop. I’m a massive motorsport fan and was slightly sad there wasn’t an Imola world for the 2020 world champs (last minute venue swap so understandable). So the prospect of Fuji would be awesome (not quite as good as Suzuka, but still would make a good <5km route for racing. Part of me would also love to see what wattage you'd need to put out to beat the F1… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Ashman

Feel free to come in France in summer and ride your bike on the Circuit Paul Ricard! I do it every year, it’s amazing

joe
joe (@jwhiteley)
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry Ashman

Based on the fact the 2021 Mercedes engine produces ~1000BHP, that’s 745.7kW. I’ll get warmed up. Saying that the car Massa used to set that lap records was an F2008, producing 800BHP, or 596.5kW.

joe
joe (@jwhiteley)
1 month ago
Reply to  joe

Which, given a car weight of 605kg including Felipe, means you’d need 986 w/kg, and to be as aero as an F1 car. Although I suspect we’d corner better on Zwift than an F1 car can.

Felix
Felix
1 month ago

Ok, after some research, I have my own theory … The ancient land might point to the ancient city of Subashiri (todays Oyma Town). Think of Subashiri as the Japanese Pompei. In 1707 Mount Fuji erupted and blanketed the surroundings in thick ash. Authorities decided to rebuild on top, instead of removing what lay beneath. Subashiri became legendary, a village laid to waste by Japan’s most famous natural wonder. The ancient city is coveniently located close todays Fuji Speedway the location for the Olympic TT (as you can see in my very amateurish map 😉 ) In this Zwift map… Read more »

zwift Japan.jpg
Matt
Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Felix

God damn. I think you are on the money with this. Now you just need to predict what date it will be released for us to ride it 🙂
Also, the layout of the speedway looks very similar to the section you highlighted. So much so that your theory now has me convinced.
Eric Min, if you are reading this you need to hire this man!

Felix
Felix
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt

I put my money on Eric Schlange’s remark regarding Thursday updates 😉 I guess he might sometimes see and know more than the average Zwifter 😉

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Felix

If so, using the map, we can reference That Mt. Fuji (if included) will be somewhere around the center of the map

Felix
Felix
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

my guess would be that Mt Fuji is rather to the left of the map I’ve posted (I added a zoomed out map below). So I would guess that a Mt. Fuji climp is not included at the moment but a high prio extension. Maybe even in time for the Olympics like some of the France stages that have been exclusive for the Virtual TdF and have been made available after the official event to everybody. Another hint might be that in the Android map for Japan thes is a green void to the left that could be filled with… Read more »

fuji2.jpg
Felix
Felix
1 month ago
Reply to  Felix

This would be an actual overlay of the zwift map as of Eric Min’s ride with the Japan map. You can see Mt. Fuji at the far left of the picture. It would be a nice extension similat to Alpe du Zwift 😉

mt fuji extension.jpg
Felix
Felix
1 month ago
Reply to  Felix

This is the overlay purely for the Eric ride

eric overlay.jpg
Felix
Felix
1 month ago
Reply to  Felix

and this is the part that eric did not ride, but is in the Android map

eric ride.jpg
R.R
R.R
1 month ago

I’m actually riding the Olympic course. Is the Myojin Pass reproduced? I have a hobby. 20% climbing is attractive. And, in fact, the mountains. Fuji does not climb. I think it’s a shame.

Matt
Matt
1 month ago

Has anyone tried editing the MapSchedule.XML file?
When the France/Paris world was announced (but was not yet available to ride) a lady by the name of Corrine Black posted a video on YouTube demonstrating how to modify the MapSchedule (replacing all instances of ‘London’ with ‘Paris’). As a result you could ride in France and Paris everyday (even before it was officially released).
I’m now wondering what would happen if we modify the MapSchedule.XML file and replace ‘London’ with ‘An Ancient Land’ or possibly even ‘Japan’ or ‘Tokyo’?

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt

I believe the new map is called Yumezi Islands: https://www.zwift.com/ca/yumezi

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

….so maybe replace with yumezi?

Matt
Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

Nice! Thanks Evan. I’m gonna test it out tomorrow. Will let you know if I have any luck!

David
David
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt

I think it is a Watopia expansion somewhere off the volcano section. I was riding on Watopia yesterday and the turn directions came up on the original hilly loop after the sprint where you go left to the volcano or right to downtown and instead of saying “Volcano” left it said “Islands”. This is definitely new.

Wanabanana
Wanabanana
1 month ago
Reply to  David

Hey that’s a great spot if it’s true! Maybe something like this then…. would certainly balance out the map nicely and the size would be a perfect fit!

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Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  David

I think I would prefer a watopia expansion over a new map, especially if it looks like the one in wanabanana’s picture

Ian V
Ian V
1 month ago
Reply to  Evan

GPS data from Eric Min’s Strava shows this map on a separate island roughly 60 miles NW of where Watopia is located, so this is likely not going to be added to Watopia. That said, I totally agree that a Watopia expansion would be much preferred to string together more interesting routes

Stian Lersveen
Stian Lersveen
1 month ago

Eric Min is zwifting…

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Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian Lersveen

ok, it must be releasing today or tomorrow. Sometime this week

H4wk
H4wk
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian Lersveen

His activity was only up for 2min then it went privet… 32km/2XXHM… And he did ride moste of the map..

Wanabanana
Wanabanana
1 month ago
Reply to  H4wk

Yep I don’t see this being a big map, it looks like from the trailer a lot of it will be dirt tracks?

Twardo
Twardo
1 month ago
Reply to  Wanabanana

His test ride on the new world is up on strava now

Twardo
Twardo
1 month ago
Reply to  Twardo

Pic 1

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Twardo
Twardo
1 month ago
Reply to  Twardo

Pic 2

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Davis
Davis
1 month ago

What would be really cool is if they included a legit mtb loop that is longer then repack, and that you can select from the start and not have to ride to.

Ian J
Ian J
1 month ago
Reply to  Davis

…and that had steering as an option, not mandatory.

Tim Hofhuis
Tim Hofhuis
30 days ago

On the calendar in Zwift it now shows MKI as a world… If its Japan i atleast expected it to be JAP. But the main question is…. wher does MKI stand for ??

Evan
Evan
30 days ago
Reply to  Tim Hofhuis

Makuri Islands

Rhonda Myers
Rhonda Myers
28 days ago

The new islands are not available to me. I have Zwift on Apple TV and an iPhone. When will I be able to see the new world?

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