Zwift Update Version 1.0.56270 Released

Zwift Update Version 1.0.56270 Released

The latest Zwift update is now available for download on PC, Mac, and Android and will appear for iOS and Apple TV soon.

Not sure if your Zwift install is up-to-date? Here’s how to check >

Like the previous update, this release doesn’t contain much by way of new features – it’s more about delivering assets that will be used for upcoming Zwift Academies. Still, there are a few little nuggets in here. Let’s dig into the details…

Pace Partner Updates

Last week, we noticed that all 4 Pace Partners were active at once, which is a great change. But with today’s update, Zwift rolled out some UI changes and a fun sort of game:

  • A “Join Pace Partner” dialog that encourages you to stay close to the pace partner
  • An indicator next to the Pace Partner’s name in the rider list while in game
  • A fun little game! It looks like some sort of Drops multiplier is activated by riding for a certain amount of time near the pace partner. The multiplier begins with a progress bar and an “x1.0” label. Once the progress bar fills up (stay close to the pace partner to keep filling it!) it goes to x1.2, then x1.4. Your Drops accumulate faster at these higher levels. How high does the multiplier go? It appears x2.5 may be the max, but we haven’t been patient enough to test this thoroughly yet. Learn how Drops work >

Baby on Board Workouts

It’s been a while since we had a new workout collection! This set of workouts is just for expectant moms,brand-new moms, or riders who are looking for a less intense, yet still motivating, workout. And there’s a whole pile of them – 24 workouts to choose from!

Listen to the latest Powerup Cycling podcast for insight into these workouts from Kristin Armstrong, Kate Veronneau, and Dani Rowe.

Academy Filter (Companion App)

This is also an update for the Companion app that rolled out today. You can now check a box to show or hide Zwift Academy 2020 events in Companion or the in-game events list.

This will certainly prove useful when Academy events are added to the calendar in the coming weeks.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Update notes included these various bug fixes (with our notes in italics):

  • Fixed a bug that caused route badges to not be awarded to riders who completed the Four Horseman and Uber Pretzel routes on Watopia: and there was much rejoicing among the long riders…
  • Fixed a bug that caused riders to swerve in steering disabled events when a steering device was paired.
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause auto-paired steering devices to not work properly with steering in-game.
  • Fixed a crash on MacOS 10.15 due to a folder permission issue. The OS will now prompt the user to update permissions when Zwift launches, and if permission is denied, Zwift will gracefully exit.
  • Pace Partners will no longer win segment jerseys: take that, Amelia!
  • Nailed down the remaining bugs with items floating in the air in some parts of the France map: not sure, it looks like Pogačar is still up there…
  • Fixed a bug that caused AppleTV to report an incorrect number of paired BLE devices.
  • Fixed issues on Android causing Repack Ridge dirt roads to improperly extend into the normal roads.
  • Fixed a bug causing the DT Swiss ARC wheels to display both disc brake and rim brakes at the same time.
  • Fixed a lighting issue in Yorkshire that would sometimes cause jerseys to have washed out colors.
  • Updated numerous workouts to fix typos: thank goodness! We haet typos.

See/discuss release notes on Zwift’s forum >

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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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Matt
Matt
11 months ago

Will Four Horesmen and Uber Pretzel badges that have not been awarded during the bug stage be awardedcfor those that did not receive them? 3.5 hour effort for Four Horsemen shouldnt go unrewarded…

Tom Bals
Tom Bals
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

I finished the über pretzel 2 weeks ago, but didn’t get the badge after completion. After the update, I noticed the route badge was added now, but unfortunately the “bonus xp” wasn’t credited to my profile…

lefthandside
lefthandside
11 months ago
Reply to  Matt

I missed the update by 2 days! Never mind, the only thing less real than the KMs on Zwift are the XPs

Neil coles
Neil coles
11 months ago

Just updated again today and had first crash ever during a ride. I see a number of other people with issues. Zwift revenues are expanding massively since the pandemic as well as vast investment yet they can’t be bothered to debug their updates. They should focus on getting the basic riding to work-ad well as the long running issue of miles/points/badge recovery before they roll out the latest florescent gimmicks

Neil coles
Neil coles
11 months ago
Reply to  Neil coles

Not directed at zwift insider of course- Doing an amazing job! …at least one
Eric isn’t greedy

John rando
John rando
11 months ago
Reply to  Neil coles

Software has bugs. Software developers have different roles. Some fix bugs. Some make new features. The person making new features does not impede the person fixing bugs. Not is it reasonable that the guy who makes new features twiddle his thumbs while the other guy fixes bugs.

Tony
Tony
11 months ago
Reply to  John rando

Complete nonsense. Software developers all do features and bugs.

Riders Pete
Riders Pete
11 months ago
Reply to  Neil coles

This is my meaning, too. At least it looks as they couldn’t handle the small features they release. The quality is getting worse and for features you can wait for years. That’s my point.

Robert Armour
Robert Armour
11 months ago
Reply to  Riders Pete

This is why the guys adding features should be made to fix their own bugs – it refocuses their attention to detail when adding future reatures

Riders Pete
Riders Pete
11 months ago

It’s getting worse and worse with every update. Crash, ride is gone. Doesn’t start again. It’s frustrating.

Riders Pete
Riders Pete
11 months ago

And the next prob. Zwift changes the resistance of your trainer. And doesn’t correct it again. So you can’t ride. Or there’s all over the map a big hill. Everywhere.

Andy
Andy
11 months ago

Who’s game enough to test the uber pretzel/four horseman route badge is working again?

Keep up the great work Eric.

Matt
Matt
11 months ago
Reply to  Andy

Not me, Im waiting to hear that it has definitely been fixed before i try again!

Tom Bals
Tom Bals
11 months ago
Reply to  Andy

I finished the über pretzel 2 weeks ago, but didn’t get the badge after completion. After the update, I noticed the route badge was added now, but unfortunately the “bonus xp” wasn’t credited to my profile…

Wayne
Wayne
11 months ago

The multiplier goes up to x 2.5 drops then back to x 1 and cycles through again

Michael Schaak
Michael Schaak
11 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

hi wayne.
where do you find the bots????
lost for me after update 😨

Jason
Jason (@jasonm75)
11 months ago
Reply to  Michael Schaak

Same – I haven’t seen them in the menus – or out on the roads – since updating 24h ago

Spinmonkey
Member
Spinmonkey (@geoffspinmonkey)
11 months ago
Reply to  Jason

Same here last few days no Partners at the times they used to be on

Peter
Peter
11 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

Some people are just never happy. #greed

Michael Schaak
Michael Schaak
11 months ago

hi eric,
he update is intallede.
but now no pace bots to find… ! very, very unlucky!
micha

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Rein Valeton
Rein Valeton
11 months ago
Reply to  Michael Schaak

I have the same issue!

Jon M
Jon M
11 months ago
Reply to  Michael Schaak

Same issue here?

b.schraven
b.schraven (@b-schraven)
11 months ago
Reply to  Michael Schaak

Do we also know if they will be there 24/7 now? I rode alone last Sunday as Coco wasn’t there (as well as the others) and in the end I saw Diesel Dan riding in the opposite direction.

michael schaak
michael schaak
11 months ago
Reply to  b.schraven

the last 5-6 days the bots were on the road 24/7. yesterday the first issure…. coco fixed at 1,9 w/kg. no more no less… nearly a 2. diesel dan.
today the update with a lot of new features for the bots (so the information)… but no possibility to ride with them. no button to join. so unlucky.
sorry for my english… i am not a native speaker. i am a german rider.

Colin Peerman
Colin Peerman
11 months ago
Reply to  michael schaak

same here. weren’t able to join them, it was like they weren’t running

J.Graff
J.Graff
11 months ago
Reply to  Michael Schaak

I also am missing the bots – not seen on the list for the last couple of days.

Michael Schaak
Michael Schaak
11 months ago
Reply to  J.Graff

very unlucky

Andy Medhurst
Andy Medhurst (@andy_medhurst)
11 months ago
Reply to  Michael Schaak

Still no pace partners showing up since Monday’s update, I have submitted a support ticket, guess just wait out and see what response I get.

michael schaak
michael schaak
11 months ago
Reply to  Andy Medhurst

hi andy,
same at me. no bots since monday (update).
i created a ticket to support yesterday and today. but no feedback until now.
let us wait…..

Andy Medhurst
Andy Medhurst (@andy_medhurst)
11 months ago
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MATTHEW YANKOW
MATTHEW YANKOW
11 months ago

Noooo! My favorite mini game to play with the bots just ended. I enjoyed trying to pull them to win a segment or get a PR. Now I will have to find another way to amuse myself.

Amelia’s course did not have any segments for her to win on road to ruins but in any case pour one out for my girl.

I will fight for the rights of robots to win their hard earned segment kits.

Colin Peerman
Colin Peerman
11 months ago
Reply to  MATTHEW YANKOW

Matt, LOL

Alexander
Alexander
11 months ago
Reply to  MATTHEW YANKOW

As long as Amelia is still able to mock you by saying something along the lines of “good job keeping up with me” while she’s been drafting behind you for the last 10 minutes 🙂

Shawn McAfee
Shawn McAfee (@smcafee)
11 months ago
Reply to  MATTHEW YANKOW

I enjoyed playing that game with you  🤓 

Pablo
Pablo
11 months ago

Zwift crash many times (PC Windows 10) when I was selecting a new bike inside the shop option. This after the last update.

Dave R.
Dave R. (@daveroberts)
11 months ago

One issue I have had and was unable to fix was an issue regarding the display on an Apple TV not displaying the entire screen on older TV’s. I had to replace my TV to fix the issue. The update should include the fix to fit the entire feed to the tv screen, not to have all four edges cut off!

Nigel Tufnel
Nigel Tufnel
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave R.

Dave: you might want to check out this thread from the Zwift Forum, particularly the part about ‘overscan’. Chat if that setting fixed my issue with the edges of Zwift being cut off.

https://forums.zwift.com/t/apple-tv-4k-crops-screen-edges/20280/4

Patrick j Page
Patrick j Page
11 months ago

I’ll comment not to you but to zwift. Trying for months to connect. It is not easy and I can’t find any documentation. I connect the app no readings on the screen. But I’m connected. I get connected the pairing screen is in the way move pairing screen no longer connected invested hundreds on this pretty upset. No you. This was where I was sent to update no update link

Jerry Sobel
Jerry Sobel
11 months ago

The pace partners do seem to be showing up since my upgrade. The list was always the top name on the rider list on Watopia but yesterday and today I did not see them. Am I the only one or are they located in a different place now?

Peter
Peter
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

you have any assumption when they will be online again?

Peter
Peter
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Ah, hopefully ZHQ will be able to resolve that issue quickly. I really like the Pacepartners and got used to them immediately 🙂

Peter
Peter
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

And thanks for your feedback!

Freedie
Freedie
11 months ago

After the recent update, I now ride alone (can´t see other zwifters) and can´t join any events (The “Join Event” botton does´t even appear). My internet connection is fine, been ridding in the same place for 2 years now.
Try to “Just Watch” ride and only my avatar appears.

Is this and update problem or do I need to change something on my Mac device?

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

Okay, so I’m clearly not the only one experiencing “New” crashes since the Update? I was about 1.5 miles from the summit of Ventoux when I got burped out and my ride wasn’t saved. I got credit for the mileage and XP, but not the drops and there is no record of my ride to upload to Strava or evaluate my efforts. First time this has happened – FRUSTRATING!

S B
S B
11 months ago

NOTHING is happening. Zwift is asleep. No improvements whatsoever! Zwift sucks!!!

Yoann
Yoann
11 months ago

“Nailed down the remaining bugs with items floating in the air in some parts of the France map”

Last edited 11 months ago by Eric Schlange

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