Zwift Update 1.0.53342 Released

Zwift Update 1.0.53342 Released

The latest Zwift update is now available on all platforms. The update is a very minor one, mostly consisting of minor tweaks to Zwift’s new France and Paris maps. Let’s dig into the details

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France and Paris Map Tweaks

The update includes “Tweaks to the new France and Paris maps including distance markers for Mont Ventoux as well as adding running paddocks.”

Zwifters have been a bit spoiled by Alpe du Zwift’s segment tracking and custom minimap, and early feedback from riders has consistently said it would be nice to have some sort of progress meter on the way up Mont Ventoux, especially since it takes approximately 50% longer than the Alpe to conquer!

Zwift has added the iconic Mont Venoux distance markers in-game at every kilometer. Strangely, we couldn’t spot one at the summit, which is the marker most photographed by riders IRL! But the important thing is the progress markers on the way up.

There were certainly some visual updates to the routes, and although we haven’t had a chance to take a close look, we noticed some new text on the road up Mont Ventoux! Here’s one example, calling out the names of some top women racers:

L’Etape Jersey Fix

This update also “Fixed an issue with the Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France 2020 jersey not appearing correctly.” Last week’s L’Etape finishers noticed that the jersey they unlocked didn’t match the jersey shown in the event screenshots. This has now been fixed.

Android Improvements

On Android, the update includes a few additional notes:

  • Enable high-quality graphics for newer Android GPUs:
    • Samsung S20 worldwide models (Adreno & Mali)
    • Google Pixel 5
    • LG Velvet
    • Huawei MediaPad M6
  • Stability improvements

The high-quality graphics note is good news for some Android users – we’ve already seen some comments from Zwifters on Android who have said the graphics look much nice after this update.

Other Updates

Update notes included these two minor notes as well:

  • Fixed a bug where other riders would swerve on the road or ride in circles in some situations.
  • Fixed an issue with Japanese text in the Drop Shop.

See/discuss release notes on Zwift’s forum >

Questions or Comments?

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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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Harry
Harry (@harrytozer505)
1 year ago

It is a shame really. I prefer the dark blue kit on the L’etape. I am also glad they fixed the turning glitch because when I was doing L’etape stage 1 the 2 times I saw the start there was a whirlpool of riders just after the pier entrance had ended.

Mark C
Mark C (@rdcyclist)
1 year ago

Cool. Except what if we like the dark blue kit that doesn’t “appear correctly”? I already have a light blue kit and my avatar hates it. We all know, a happy avatar is the key to successful Zwifting!

MATHEW M ROSE
MATHEW M ROSE (@matrose617)
1 year ago

Even if it will be more than a week until we get to ride it, I’m glad they added the km markers for pacing, especially as it will take a good 75 minutes or more for most of us. The segment timer on the Alpe, especially with the 12.44 km on the right side as well, is a great tool for feedback on how you’re pacing an effort. Knowing from the Alpe that I am good with a 4:00/km pace will make it easy to divide by 4 on Ventoux and see if my pacing is on target.

Kevin Winters
Kevin Winters
1 year ago
Reply to  MATHEW M ROSE

My only issue with the Alpe tracker is that it doesn’t last through the KOM arch.

Chan Stevens
Chan Stevens (@chanstevens)
1 year ago

Heck, at least you HAVE your Le Tapé be jerseys. I rode one of the first events, over 4k riders in a massive blob and while I’ve been in similar sized groups problem free in the past, this one was poor rendering refresh. Upon completion I didn’t get the kit unlock and on Zwift activity log it saved as a generic name, not the event, even though “event completed” showed up in the post ride screen. No big deal, I’m riding the other stages, but was disappointed by the poor start.

Benjamin
Benjamin (@benjamin_pitt)
1 year ago
Reply to  Chan Stevens

Poor rendering is your pc problem. Turn down your settings when doing such big group rides.

Oliver Scheffer
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Oliver Scheffer (@oliverscheffer)
1 year ago

I missed such markers when I rode the Ven-Top last week, took me 90 minutes, more than 50% longer than AdZ. The route’s about 500 metres more elevation but I still find AdZ harder. Maybe it was the sparse competition… 😉 But that will change for sure in the future.

Regarding the swerve-bug: I thought those riders were doing it on purpose…

Andy M
Andy M
1 year ago

No kit for me – I’ve had multiple issues of Zwift crashing on iOS when I cross the finish line on these big events recently

Gary Cheetham
Gary Cheetham
1 year ago

I’m definitely missing something? I’ve updated 3 devices and still no light blue kit?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Cheetham

I think you’re lucky! Honestly, I prefer the dark blue kit with the elevation profile on the pockets much better.

Jeroen
Jeroen
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve

I’ve got the same, still the dark blue kit🤘

Jeroen
Jeroen
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeroen

I’ve got both kits after stage 2 😱

James P
James P
1 year ago

The L’etape kit issue and quick resolution does make me wish we could purchase kits/swag in the drops shop. Bikes and wheels are awesome but kits are the thing that stand out the most.
Along those lines, I do wonder if they could put together some sort of kit template for groups or individuals. Whenever clubs roll out to the rest of us, folks will probably want their kits available so shift the design responsibility to the riders and just let Zwift handle processing and implementation.

Marcus Berghauf
Marcus Berghauf
1 year ago
Reply to  James P

I’d just like a new helmet. There’s very little helmet choice.

Mark C
Mark C (@rdcyclist)
1 year ago

The skatepark helmet we got at Level 24 is not to your liking? Me either. I get a load of crap from my brother about riding without a helmet but WTF? We can’t crash! The Alpe helmet used to be useful in helping finding myself in a big pack but now there are too many other riders with it…

Marcus Berghauf
Marcus Berghauf
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark C

That’s it – I’d love a few colour options so it’s easier to spot myself in the pack. And wearing a skate park helmet on a road / TT bike just doesn’t look right.

Henk
Henk
1 year ago

The Android version (1.0.53343) has some additional notes:
+ Enable high-quality Graphics for newer Android GPUs

Samsung S20 worldwide models (Adreno & Mali)
Google Pixel 5
LG Velvet
Huawei MediaPad M6

+ Stability improvements

Craig Wiley
Craig Wiley (@cwiley)
1 year ago
Reply to  Henk

Does this mean that higher end Android would have better graphics than iOS?

Henry Ashman
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Henry Ashman (@h_j_ashman)
1 year ago
Reply to  Henk

Don’t know if that’s a typo, or they’ve announced the Pixel 5 before google did 😂

John Winegard
John Winegard
1 year ago

Mont Ventoux mileage markers look eerily like tombstones. Hmmm…

Martha Kuntz
Martha Kuntz
1 year ago
Reply to  John Winegard

I thought the same thing 😂

Philip Barnes
Philip Barnes
1 year ago

Well, still have the ‘old’ jersey, despite the update

Jeroen
Jeroen
1 year ago
Reply to  Philip Barnes

Etappe 1 gave me the dark blue jersey. Today with etappe 2 the Light blue. So hopefully next weekend tge yellow one 🤘

Harry
Harry
1 year ago

Computer generated cartoon characters.

Harry
Harry
1 year ago

Computer generated cartoon characters. And you are taking this seriously?

Harry
Harry
1 year ago

Computer generated cartoon characters. And you are taking this seriously?

Paul Hinton
Paul Hinton
1 year ago

Hi Eric. When riding in a social ride in London yesterday i was pottering along well off the pace when I was joined by an avatar that looked very different. He was permanently out of the saddle and his head was lolling about and often his head was down by his handlebars. Rode with this avatar for a few miles and its riding style didnt alter!!!! Please explain what was going on…… all best

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