Zwift Update Version 1.12.0 (67624) Released

Zwift Update Version 1.12.0 (67624) Released

The latest Zwift update is now available on Mac and PC, with Android, iOS, and AppleTV releasing soon.

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

This update is pretty minor, containing mostly bug fixes apart from the new “Hide the Display” feature. But don’t despair – word from ZwiftHQ is that May’s update should include something fresh and new that Zwifters will love!

Hide the Display

This new viewing mode was teased a few days ago, but now we get to use it for real! Here’s a quick demo video:

A Companion app update will drop soon which lets everyone who is not on a Mac or PC access this fun feature. Until then, it’s only available to Mac and PC users via the “H” keyboard shortcut, or by pulling up the action bar and clicking the button to hide the display.

Hiding the Display hides the chat dialog, so make sure you’ve got Companion running if you still want to read and send chats. It also hides rider name bars which appear above avatars.

Note: Hide Display Mode can be activated in most situations in Zwift, with a few exceptions. Zwifters cannot Hide the Display in workout mode (solo or group) since it’s important to see your intervals. Additionally, Zwifters cannot turn the display ON for “Hide the Display” event types.

Interesting in riding in a “Hide the Display” event? Click here to see upcoming events tagged with “No HUD” >

New Wheels: ZIPP 353 NSW

A new set of wheels is always fun! We’re testing these now, and will release a post with our findings ASAP.

New Frame: Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc

We’ve also got a new frame from Giant! We’re speed testing this bad boy as well…

“Everything about the Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc screams high performance. It’s the choice of pro racers for challenging road courses that favor all-arounder abilities. Proven compact road geometry, an OverDrive 2 steerer tube, and the massive MegaDrive downtube all work together to deliver legendary handling that’s synonymous with the TCR name.”

New Workout of the Week

The “Workout of the Week” category was added in the last update, and today’s update gives us a new workout for this week.

Workouts of the Week are available as group ride events (several daily, see schedule) or you can tackle them on your own. These are specifically designed for time-crunched athletes, and usually last 30-45 minutes.

Launcher Update

For the first time in a long time, this update includes an update to the Zwift Launcher program, at least for Windows users. (If you haven’t re-installed Zwift in the past year or so, you’ve been using an older version of the launcher, since the only way to update it was to re-install Zwift.)

The newer launcher (current version 1.0.52) allows for multi-threaded downloads, meaning Zwift updates will happen much more quickly. Additionally, we’re hopeful this launcher fixes recent issues which were causing Mac users to get “Forbidden” errors on the startup screen (an issue released to the web browser and caching).

Bug Fixes and Misc Improvements

  • Numerous cycling and running assets (kits, shirts, etc.) have been added or updated.
  • Fixed an issue with some road decals going missing in Watopia and London.
  • Added the AMD Radeon RX 6800 series to the list of 4k compatible video cards.
  • Added a retry function for PC and Mac when saving your activity fails for some reason.
  • Created a new workout category for running named Distance Based workouts.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause trainer difficulty to fail to reset after participating in an event with a minimum trainer difficulty value set.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause steering to be disabled in events with the steering only value set.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Wattbike gear display to show the wrong gear.
  • Fixed a bug with Pace Partner UI where the wrong route would be shown.
  • Fixed a bug with the Steering pairing UI where it would appear to be paired after unpairing a smart bike.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause riders in Richmond to go off road.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause some player names to appear as NVALID.
  • Fixed a bug where the steering rating prompt would not appear for new riders on iOS and Android.
  • Fixed a bug where the Join Event button would not appear for some users when joining a steering only event without steering device connected.
  • Fixed a bug where riders in the event paddock would slide backwards.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause small groups to move erratically in group workouts.
  • Fixed a typo in the Resume Activity UI.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause some UI to appear behind the home screen when returning to home while fanviewing another Zwifter.
  • Fixed a bug causing some buttons to overlap in the End Activity screen.
  • Fixed a bug with the navigation UI when following a Pace Partner.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause screenshots from a previous activity to appear in the End Activity screen for your next activity.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Meetup tiles in the Home screen to be shorter than they should be.
  • Fixed some typos in the TT Tune Up workouts.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause some riders to crash when crossing the finish line in Zwift Racing League events.

See Wes Salmon’s notes on this update release in the Zwift forum >

Questions or Comments?

If you spotted any other changes in yesterday’s update, please comment below!

About The Author

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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Tom
Tom
5 months ago

You would expect Zwift to do a big update in April to make sure people stay subscribed in the Summer season…

Kerry
Kerry
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Lol…it’s coming into winter where I live

Bernie
Bernie
5 months ago

Why would this cool new hide-the-display feature not work for workouts? I get that it might be difficult to do an interval workout not knowing what interval you’re on, but if I’m doing a longer-interval workout (like SST or threshold), or I have the companion app open, it might be nice to get a distraction-free, scenery-filled screen.

Kerry
Kerry
5 months ago
Reply to  Bernie

Completely agree, let the rider decided if they want the HUD data or not. The companion app repeats the workout detail, and if it’s a complex workout you can always turn the HUD data back kn

Bernie
Bernie
4 months ago
Reply to  Bernie

I should add to this, a workout without display would certainly be impossible without ERG mode (unless you’re reaaally good at perceived effort). But if you do have ERG mode, the trainer will keep you at the right power level.

drnoodle
drnoodle (@kdstotes)
5 months ago

the Join Activity -> Finding Riders function is scuffed AF. Basically unusable in a number of rides and useless in the MeetUp function. Wish they tweak this.

drnoodle
drnoodle (@kdstotes)
4 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Monster.

Nick
Nick
5 months ago

Wait, there are events with a minimum trainer difficulty?!?

Vault Boy
Super Member
Vault Boy (@cogentwanderer)
5 months ago
Reply to  Nick

Maybe the pro events

James
James (@moch4ch4)
5 months ago

Zipp 353 NSWs 😀🤘

Tim
Tim
5 months ago
Reply to  James

Based on the aero and weight star ratings (and comparing to existing wheels) it does not seem like it will be anything special.

Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes
5 months ago

When will wattbike steering be enabled?

A zwifter
A zwifter
5 months ago

There was also a new frame and wheelset added in this update. Images are linked to this post:https://www.zwiftforkids.com/2021/04/zwift-april-update-released.html

Evan
Evan
5 months ago

Zwift also added new Zipp wheels (353 NSW) and updated a Giant bike’s stats, i think. i didn’t see that in the article (but maybe i just skipped over it)

Jeff Kryvicky
Jeff Kryvicky
5 months ago

Update seems to be worthless on my MBP. Still getting the “Forbidden” error (complete reinstall). Only way around it is to shut down wifi, click “yes” then turn it back on and sign in. Switched to an iMac a few days ago, seems to be working so far. PITA.

JayDee
JayDee
5 months ago

So you have to reinstall the game to get an updated launcher?

Oliver
Oliver
5 months ago
Reply to  JayDee

> So you have to reinstall the game to get an updated launcher?
No – if you go to the Download page, then download and run the Zwift installer, that will update your launcher.

Oliver
Oliver
5 months ago

The launcher was updated to 1.0.52 a while ago, separate from this update. It doesn’t address the 403 issue. There are posts over on the Zwift forums (here’s one of them – https://forums.zwift.com/t/cant-launch-zwift-errors-400-403-404-april-2021/547312) and I ran into it for the very time yesterday whilst using version 1.0.52.

JayDee
JayDee
5 months ago

Just a heads up. There is a new bike in the drop shop. Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc. Rated 3* and 3* and costs 7 hundred something and is unlocked at level 37 or earlier.

Frank Soltesz
5 months ago

Is there going to be a fix for Windows 10? I have my Wahoo Kickr & Tickr connected and it randomly will freeze up. I have gone through all all the instructions from customer service and was told this was a known issue.

Alan Myles
Alan Myles
5 months ago
Reply to  Frank Soltesz

Interesting – I was told it was a known issue too, but that the issue was an Intel iris issue.

Benny
Benny
4 months ago
Reply to  Frank Soltesz

This issue has been reported by many too: https://forums.zwift.com/t/zwift-crashing-freezing-mid-ride/379588

Don Lycette
Don Lycette
4 months ago
Reply to  Frank Soltesz

For 18 months, I’ve been using a Surface Pro 7 with i7 CPU and i7 Iris graphics. About 2 months ago, Zwift would go into a full freeze, requiring a reboot. I raised with Zwift and they finally told me that they have an issue with this i7 cpu/iris graphics and that they would like to fix it but are working on many things so it may be awhile. They told me to use another device. I was hoping that this update would have been the fix. Yesterday, I tried doing the ZRL race on my iPhone and I got… Read more »

Julian Fussell
Julian Fussell (@julian-fussell)
5 months ago

Be good to sort the bug that causes the WB to lose resistance on the Beach Island Loop… how many riders did this consistently impact… it’s been reported how many times and we still get it as a ZRL race! 😞

Lewis
Lewis
5 months ago

No lie… I was searching for a key to hide the HUD just hours ago. Nice of them to oblige minutes later!

Aaron
Aaron
4 months ago

I haven’t been on in a couple of months, but can’t seem to find notes that mention this so wondering if I’m just experiencing a bug, but it looks to me like the ability to give ride-ons by tapping one’s location arrow in the Companion App Map doesn’t appear to be available anymore. Was that intentionally removed? Or am I the only one?

Edward
Edward
4 months ago
Reply to  Aaron

I was wondering the same thing. Where did the “circle” around my arrow on the companion map go? It was so easy to give 4-5 ride ons when a group came blowing by me…. Where did that go?

Tim
Tim
4 months ago
Reply to  Aaron

Hmm, it was there last night. It’s never been available when you are in a group ride though, so maybe that’s what you are seeing?

T Man
T Man
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

The same thing for me. It’s not a Group Ride issue. It seems they have taken away the multiple Ride On button. Mad!

Mark
Mark
4 months ago
Reply to  T Man

I noticed my multiple ride on button was missing in a workout, but it came back once I was free riding afterwards.

Aaron
Aaron
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Nope. I’m doing free ride (not even a workout) and it’s just not there anymore. Wondered if it was a one-off issue on the day I discovered it, but it’s been gone for 3 sessions on 3 separate days now. Wonder what gives.

Shannon
Shannon
4 months ago
Reply to  Aaron

I hadn’t seen this question when I just posted the same question a minute ago. I have the same problem, and one day my boyfriend’s phone got the circle back when we were zwifting right beside each other, but my phone still hasn’t gotten the circle back. It’s been about three weeks now. They didn’t make this feature just go away, as others report still having it. I’m guessing it’s a bug.

Joe Rosario
Joe Rosario
4 months ago

Does no HUD also mean no power ups?

dan
dan
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe Rosario

yep – its ALL gone

dan
dan
4 months ago
Reply to  dan

i mean display; you can still get powerups and activate; although you will have no idea what you’re activating and how long it lasts

Joe Rosario
Joe Rosario
4 months ago
Reply to  dan

Thanks. I think that’s what I was experiencing with ZwiftHacks. Maybe the Companion app icon will be descriptive.

MHolden
MHolden (@holdenadventures)
4 months ago

A bit funny how Zwift now gives the ability to take away the displays and yet as I’m watching IRL racing, I’m wanting to see the riders, power, speed, % incline, W/KG…all the Zwift displays 🤣

Carl J
Carl J
4 months ago

Maybe one of the worst actual updates I’ve experienced so far (not referring to the big fixes, but the actual updating)
Started Zwift at about 345pm. It had an update which it did. Then the launcher restarted, and I went to log in. Oh look, another update, which it did. Then it closed and had to restart it, again.
Received a Windows popup, which said, there’s an update.
17 minutes and 3 updates later I was able to join the Stage 5 event

Spinmonkey
Spinmonkey (@geoffspinmonkey)
4 months ago
Reply to  Carl J

Gotta love Zwift Beta. We are just rats in the maze

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

The No-Hud Feature is great, but chosing the infos on the hud would be much greater… zwifters around? meh.. Map´? meh.. ridden KM? meh.. but my own numbers? GREAT

dan
dan
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

switching off parts in the settings would be nice; so you can keep your powerup visible for example

Erlemd
Erlemd
4 months ago

So, these “Numerous cycling and running assets” thats updated or been added, what are they really?

Xavier
Xavier
4 months ago

Some Zwift genius just discovered the if…then…else statement! On Android it was already possible to swipe the left and right columns to the sides, why not allow something similar on PC/Mac, possibly with a tiny button sticking out of the sides to bring them back? Minimap? I’d iike to be able to hide it. HUD? I’d rather have full, off or minimal with a bit of transparency. Minimal would be power up, W, rpm, bpm, and speed, distance, ascent, time and event progress bar in the white HUD. Level progress bar, level, drops, and somesuch gave you a ride on… Read more »

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Xavier

No need to mess with the main app – just move toggling options to the companion app. Rather than the current button toggling the display on/off it could bring up a list of options with on/off switches. i.e. Map Yes/No, Rider List Yes/No, etc, etc. So many things would be easier if they were in the companion app.

yousuf kazmi
yousuf kazmi
4 months ago

Zwift have been hitting bugs with a big hammer since January and YuChiang Cheng being appointed as Chief Product Officer, hopefully this means new stuff is around the corner like a Tokyo/ Japan world in May/ June for the UCI events. Be nice the get more roads on Watopia & France too (a long flat-ish, a punchy one, some gravel, a big long climb for the “50kg gang” 🙂 )
Fix the foundations, then build more new product, hopefully…

Mickael Vachon
Mickael Vachon
4 months ago

I would love to have some races with the new hide the display mode (even on companion). Only 2 infos for the race : power-up et km remaining.

Joan
Joan
4 months ago

After the update I cannot launch the program… ZwiftLauncher stopped working. error details: CLR20r3

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
4 months ago
Reply to  Joan

Same for me. Zwift has been reliable for 3 years, now broken on Windows

Gifmemore
Gifmemore
4 months ago
Reply to  Mark Johnson

Same for me. Cannot launch via Android or Windows today.

dan
dan
4 months ago
Reply to  Joan

have you uninstalled zwift and re-installed a new copy

Anthony Tamburello
Anthony Tamburello
4 months ago
Reply to  Joan

Same for me. I’m at second level email support. Down for three days so far

dan
dan
4 months ago

i like the missing HUD; but the toggle should just toggle it on or off; not put up that annoying instruction with OK… i hope thats removed next update

Bernie
Bernie
4 months ago
Reply to  dan

I think it goes away after a few seconds.

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

I can imagine this would bring into question the ability to hide and show certain HUD stats, rather than an all or nothing approach. Some things are a lot more useful than others!

Henry Ashman
Super Member
Henry Ashman (@h_j_ashman)
4 months ago

I gave the no HUD mode a go on the ToW stage 5 today and quite liked it, with a couple of caveats. I have my laptop a reasonable distance away from my front wheel (my setup is a temporary one so I don’t have space for a desk or anything right now) so tbh I don’t get much value out of the left & right panels anyway, and most of the details in the top left & centre bar I get from the companion app on the bars (as a pseudo head unit). Only thing I really missed was… Read more »

Carol
Carol
4 months ago

I’m on a Mac. Recently started with the Forbidden error and unable to log in without the workaround of turning off wireless before launching. Also had several workouts lately that show as complete in Companion App but don’t show complete in Zwift training (an issue I reached out to your IT about with no response after I sent all the logs). Now this update did NOT fix the forbidden login issue. Just replaced it with “Something went wrong. Please try restarting Zwift.” login. Disappointed in Zwift this year.

Ryan
Ryan
4 months ago
Reply to  Carol

Mac user here… Haven’t had any login issues until now with the “Something went wrong” message. Toggling wifi off, launching Zwift, then wifi back on to sign in works. A deep delete and reinstall of Zwift did as well (make sure to follow instructions to back up your cp and workouts folders)

Tom
Tom
4 months ago
Reply to  Carol

Same here. Never had login problems the last 1,5 year. After this update, I also got the “Something went wrong. Please try restarting Zwift.” Message.
contentwise, this was a really crappy update, like most other updates the last 6 months or so. And they couldn’t even get this lousy update right.
And now (12pm CET), login to all zwift platforms, also companion app, seems to be down.
Very disappointed too.

Minh
Minh
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Had same problem in Windows 10. Now can not use it to finish the planed workout. Very disappointed too. Considering to switch to another platform.

Asad
Asad
4 months ago

Looks like this patch just broke my zwift install on Windows. Something went wrong, please restart zwift. Nice job!

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Lost the ability to use the number hot keys to change point of view during a race (WTRL Thurs TTT). I was able to change via the companion app but cycling thorough different views while on the limit is not ideal. Once the race ended I was able to use the number hot keys. This has worked for many months during this race until this update. Wondering if others had the same experience.

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago

It would seem the launcher on windows is still using the internet explorer engine which has been experiencing issues lately. The only way past it that I’ve found is to clear the IE cache after which launcher is able to load.

Joerg
Joerg
4 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Thanks Andrew, that fixed the “Something went wrong. Please try restarting Zwift.” problem on my Windows10!

Bill
Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Happened to me this morning too (Windows 10 PC). Uninstall and reinstall didn’t fix it, but after reading this and clearing the Internet Explorer cache, all worked a treat.

Ԍ∧𐌶𝐇𝐀𝐘 🗣️💩💬
Member
Ԍ∧𐌶𝐇𝐀𝐘 🗣️💩💬 (@gazhay)
4 months ago

Just had it confirmed by Wahoo support that this update broke steering on kickr bikes.

Mac Gallienne
Mac Gallienne
4 months ago

Having huge problems updating Zwift😩 Tried all suggestions (and more) suggested by Zwift. Any help much appreciated 👍🏽

Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson
4 months ago

I have updated the app on my MacBook Air and all I get is this message! Any ideas? “Something went wrong. Please try restarting Zwift.”

Adam M
Adam M
4 months ago
Reply to  Mark Anderson

I had the same issue this morning, “something went wrong, please try restarting Zwift” v frustrating. Any help is much appreciated…

Pierre Philippe Mathieu
Pierre Philippe Mathieu
4 months ago

Since the April 21st update I cannot get zwift to start properly. Now I am stuck with “Something went wrong. Please try restarting Zwift. “. I tried re-installing, removing and re-installing and even tried change browser to Chrome as some post suggested. Nothing works. I am stuck in the loop. What to to? I am on a PC. all updates are applied.

Adam M
Adam M
4 months ago

Just received this from Zwift support – Not sure the reinstallation will work as I think you are suffering from the latest software issue that is being fixed and will be released in an update soon.

Try clearing your Safari cache and if this doesn’t resolve it then turn off your router before launch, when Zwift tells you it has no connection then turn the router back on. You should get to the login screen.

Adam M
Adam M
4 months ago
Reply to  Adam M

It has not worked though, might be different for you…

Pierre Philippe Mathieu
Pierre Philippe Mathieu
4 months ago
Reply to  Adam M

thanks. Wow, surprise a patch is not coming faster. This did not work for me. Very sad to see I have to go use a competitor and that is no roll back on this update until it is fix. After all, if you have to log your training, you will go where it works.

Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson
4 months ago
Reply to  Adam M

Thanks you! Worked a treat!

Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson
4 months ago
Reply to  Adam M

I went to login again this morning and had the sae problem. Instead of turning the router off I switched the wifi off on my laptop. I then opened Zwift until I got the notice saying there was no wifi then switched it back on again. That worked too.

russ elliott
russ elliott
4 months ago

“Something went wrong. Please try restarting Zwift” awesome update. off to RGT cycling bye

Barry Murphy
Barry Murphy
4 months ago

Download and tried to open for the first time in a week or so and won’t load for me on Windows. Uninstalled and reinstalled, still says opps somthing went wrong

Lloyd
Lloyd
4 months ago

Hi all, since I’ve installed the new version I continuously get “something went wrong” when trying to launch the app? Any ideas as I’ve been unable to use Zwift for three days in a row now. I’ve uninstalled all old versions and reinstalled etc but with now joy

simona
simona
4 months ago
hello, why after this update and windows update the same time in the same time, I can't open my app? it doesn't work from 1 week
Christopher Eaton
Christopher Eaton
4 months ago

update broke zwift – fucking amateurs. It’s a toy/game anyway.. back to TR

Shannon White
Shannon White
4 months ago

Ever since the April update, my companion app no longer has the white circle around my arrow on the map, that used to allow you to give a ride on to riders or runners in your immediate vicinity. It disappeared after that update in late April and has not returned. I’ve made sure all my devices are up to date, I’ve restarted my phone, deleted the app and reloaded it. I’ve messed with the zoom feature, and tried closing out the app for ten minutes/fifteen minutes and then turning it back on in-game, and every other suggestion people have offered.… Read more »

patrick tobin
patrick tobin
3 months ago

I need help launching swift on my mac I launch app as usual and get Lets Go and upon accepting nothing happens. I have never had a problem in the 8 months HELP

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