A major Zwift update was released last night, bringing us up to version 1.0.32945 on PC/Mac. This update will be available on iOS and AppleTV within the next few days. Here’s a rundown of the highlights of this latest release…
Guest World (World Choice)
This is the most important change included in this update–and it’s a big one for sure. For the first time in Zwift’s history we can now easily select between two different worlds when we start the game. Watopia is always available (the “home world”) and there is also a “guest world” available which rotates based on a monthly calendar.
Jon Mayfield notes:
We have left Watopia on the calendar for a little longer to accommodate the Zwifters who don’t have the update yet. Watopia will be removed soon as it will no longer be necessary.
Meetups can only be scheduled on the Guest World at this time. An update to Zwift Companion will be released next week which will allow meetups to be on Watopia+Guest World, again to accommodate Zwifters who don’t yet have this game update.
I love a good Zwift screenshot, and have even shared some tips on how to take them. It used to be that Zwift would save a “clean” version of the first screenshot you snapped, along with a version which included the HUD elements. Several months ago that changed so only clean versions were saved.
With this update, Zwift has gotten it right (in my estimation): both clean and HUD versions of every shot you take are now saved to your hard drive.
Here’s an example from this morning’s DIRT Pacific Sprintapalooza:
When you save your ride you can click in the top-right of each photo to toggle the clean or HUD views. Slick!
Late Join Rankings Improved
Things were getting a little messy here on Tour de Zwift rides with thousands of participants, hundreds of whom may have started the ride late. Zwift has improved the rankings/results for late join riders.
Windows Bluetooth Improvements
Last month’s update included, for the first time ever, the ability for Zwifters to use Bluetooth through their Windows 10 PC. This update improves the smart trainer control portion of this still-beta feature.
Zwift is inviting Windows 10 users to give it a try, then submit feedback if you run into any problems.