Zwift Update Version 1.14.0 (72262) Released

Zwift Update Version 1.14.0 (72262) Released

The latest Zwift update is now available on all platforms: Mac, PC, Android, iOS, and AppleTV.

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

This update delivers some much awaited upgrades to the route selection process. Read on for details!

Route Badge Checkbox

This rider clearly needs to get to work!

Badge Hunters, rejoice! You no longer have to log into the game or use a third-party checklist to figure out which route badges you’ve earned. Now it’s built into the route picker – a simple green checkmark shows up next to a route if you’ve earned the badge.

Of course, if you’re looking for a helpful schedule to get through all the routes in 12 weeks, or a list of routes sorted by difficulty – we’ve got you covered.

Lead-In Details

If we had a nickel for every time we’ve heard, “I rode the length of the route but didn’t get the badge” or “Why doesn’t Zwift tell us how long the lead-in is?” we would have… lots of nickels.

The route selector screen now shows the lead-in length, and the total distance shown includes the lead-in.

Total distance and elevation now includes lead-in

For example, Watopia’s Muir and the Mountain route is 34.1km long, with 792 meters of elevation. But it begins with a 5.2km lead-in with 122 meters of climbing. So now this route displays as 39.3km in length with 914 meters of climbing.

Better Profiles

One thing not mentioned in the update notes, but clearly an improvement, is the route profile shown behind the title and description at the top of the route map.

These profiles aren’t new, but they’re more prominently displayed now, giving you a better picture of what you’re signing up for.

Route profile visible in grey behind the title and description

KICKR Bike Button Upgrade… sort of

The list of improvements in this update includes this line: “Updated the Wahoo Kickr Bike button input. The right top brake hood now triggers Powerup from the upper button and U-turns from the lower button.”

This is a welcome upgrade, putting useful controls at a rider’s fingertips. The only problem is… we can’t get it to work!

In fact, we can’t get steering to work on the KICKR bike anymore, either. We tested it on two different Zwift PCs, where steering previously worked. We tested a variety of pairing scenarios, including all ANT+, all Bluetooth, a mix of both, and steering paired or not paired. Our friend Shane Miller (GPLama) is seeing the same issue on his Mac setup, so we don’t think it’s isolated to just our KICKR bike.

Is the broken steering related to the recent Elite steering firmware update? Seems likely…

Please comment below if you’re able to get the right buttons and/or steering to work with your KICKR bike on this new update!

Bug Fixes and Misc Improvements

Here’s the list of fixes and improvements, with some notes in italics from us where warranted.

  • Improved steering when drafting in a large group to make it easier to assimilate into the pack and hold a draft: recent pack dynamics changes made it so that, in steering mode, it could be tough to get back into the draft of a large tight group like the one surrounding C. Cadence. This should now be fixed.
  • Improved steering collision to allow riders to ride shoulder to shoulder and move riders into the pack when no steering input is given: if steering is paired by no steering input is given for a while, the game will now auto-steer you back into the pack more smoothly.
  • Added Bluetooth pairing support for the Wahoo TICKR: not sure what this means, since the TICKR could already pair via Bluetooth.
  • Improved the PC Zwift Launcher update experience.
  • Numerous cycling and running assets (kits, shirts, etc.) have been added or updated.
  • The exit button on the Home menu updates to read “Exiting…” during the shutdown process on Mac and PC.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause riders to swerve into the center of some roads: we’ve got IRL riding buddies with this problem… can you fix them, too?
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent PowerUps from being awarded randomly on Mac, iOS, and ATV.
  • Fixed an issue that would not unlock the sock reward for completing the Back to Fitness training plan: what do we want? SOCKS! When do we want them? NOW!
  • Fixed an issue that would cause text to extend past the Event Audio volume slider box.
  • Made visual improvements to the scenery on Makuri Island: we didn’t know any improvements were needed on Yumezi, but keep up the good work!
  • Fixed an issue that would improperly display the Makuri Island lap leaderboard in the Countryside Tour route: this is a weird one. So, the lap leaderboard for Makuri Islands was titled “Country Loop” before this update… which doesn’t correspond to any actual Makuri Islands route. Through experimentation, Zwifters figured out the “Flatland Loop” was used for the lap leaderboard.

    But there was/is a bug on this route so it didn’t make all the turns correctly in the forward direction, meaning you couldn’t get on the forward leaderboard without making a manual turn. (If you flipped a u-turn and rode the Flatland Loop in reverse with no manual turns, you could get on the reverse leaderboard.)

    With today’s update, the lap leaderboard seems to have completely disappeared from the leaderboard list. And the Flatland Loop still routes you two different ways. So it appears Zwift has some fixin’ to do!
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect jersey text would appear after winning a Temple KOM in Makuri Islands.
  • Fixed an issue where paved roads were incorrectly kicking up dirt in Makuri Islands: Thanks for keeping things clean for us roadies…
  • Fixed an issue with the spindown calibration reporting incorrect speed when set to metric units for JetBlack and Elite trainers.
  • Ended support for Zwift on MacOS Yosemite 10.10 devices. For more information please visit Ending support for macOS v10.10 [June 2021] 8.

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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rdcyclist (Mark Crane)
rdcyclist (Mark Crane) (@rdcyclist)
4 months ago

Kickr Bike steering not working? Pretty much SOP for me. For one thing almost all events have steering disabled. Like 95% of them. And since steering only works with Bluetooth, I’ve had spotty results with my Wahoo Tickr HRM staying paired when steering IS enabled.

With the above, I’ve given up on steering and pair with ANT+ FE-C because losing HR during a race is a sure way to a DQ and that would really really suck.

And of course what would an update be without a new bug? That’s why I call the monthly change “The Bugdate”.

Jimmy
Jimmy
4 months ago

Yep, I gave up on my Kickr steering too – was fun the one time I got it to work, but the fact it won’t work through Ant+ is a real pain as that is perfect on my setup whereas the bluetooth is flaky. What would actually be good is the ability to hardwire a Kickr bike via USB. Would solve all drop out issues. I know wouldn’t work for everyone but for a lot of us that use PC/laptop etc near the bike would be ideal.

Mick Such
Mick Such
4 months ago

Not April first….. But Windows 10 is being binned by Microsoft in 2025 for a new, better OS.
Pkease can zwift start working on it now so that it will be ready for 2025.
Thanks.😁

Carl J
Carl J
4 months ago
Reply to  Mick Such

Windows 10 will still work part 2030. Security updates will be until 2029. But it’ll still be usable long after

Plus, I don’t think 11 is an overhaul of 10. The underlying OS will still be pretty much the same.

Peter Higgins
Peter Higgins
4 months ago

KICKR Bike button usage is cool. I appreciate the rapid access to the PowerUp during races. Looking forward to giving this a try. Not sure rapid access to U-turns is all that essential. This is in the ZC app already. Would like to see more creative uses of these buttons. Maybe for bumping up (or down) a Pace Partner. Up button to switch from a warmup with CC to pushing it with BB. Down button to downshift to CC and cool down. Or these could be the up and down buttons in the ZC app when you are riding with… Read more »

Ben Pitt
Ben Pitt (@benjamin_pitt)
4 months ago
Reply to  Peter Higgins

Great suggestion regarding PP, but you are totally wasting your time, you clearly don’t know the Zwift development team at all…. I still don’t get an indication of what direction a PP is going to turn at the next intersection, despite it being listed as a feature from last year I think?

MrG
MrG
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben Pitt

You get the direction they are going in the junctions, its one of the panels that popup you just need sometimes to access them where you can see different options and one of them is the Pace Partner.

Lee
Lee
4 months ago

When’s the Wahoo Direct Connect going to be implemented in Zwift?

Matthew
Matthew
4 months ago
  • Fixed an issue with the spindown calibration reporting incorrect speed when set to metric units for JetBlack and Elite trainers.

I dont even see the option to perform a spindown in zwift anymore. When I select either my Jetblack or Neo there is no spanner that shows up. Has the spindown moved location or something?

STEVE C SIMMONS
STEVE C SIMMONS
4 months ago

Wow this is super sweet with the route badges and lead-ins data. I like hunting for the badges with my limited time for riding. Now all I have left wanting in life is for my devices not to drop out 3-4 times a ride. ( I blame Win 10 for this )

Donald
Donald
3 months ago

I used to connect with an Apple TV and never had any disconnects. I had to switch to using a WIN 10 laptop using BT and immediately started dropping connections. I switched to ANT+ and haven’t had a single disconnect.

Peter Bauer
Peter Bauer
4 months ago

Zwift HQ should create a separate garage for your favorite bikes. This will help when wanting to change bikes during rides. Presently you need to stop and search, but if the was a separate garage, simply have to stop, select, GO. However should only allow 4 bikes. ie Road, Mtb, TT and Gravel..

Pav
Pav
4 months ago
Reply to  Peter Bauer

Definitely agree, it would be great to be able to save presets, including frame colour, wheels, and kit. It’s really annoying that whenever I switch from TT to climbing frame I need to separately change the wheels, adjust frame colour, remove TT helmet and so on.

C.L.F.
C.L.F.
4 months ago

“Fixed an issue that would cause riders to swerve into the center of some roads: we’ve got IRL riding buddies with this problem… can you fix them, too?”
😀 So maybe now I won’t crash into the columns of the building you pass under in Richmond anymore. Would be welcome because it always freaks me out a bit due to a IRL experience I hade some years ago which got me hospitalized for quite some time… (But that has been on the side of the road, not in the center!)

Jay
Jay
4 months ago

Elite Sterzo Smart not working. Zwift reports firmware needs updating. Already have updated firmware to version 21.

Nuno Pinto
Nuno Pinto
4 months ago

Still upsets me that other bike brands are not supported by ZWIFT on the steering, after ZWIFT and TACX/STAGE promised that….Shame on ZWIFT….and I know that it is pretty useless….but I would like to try it

Brian Hanscel
Brian Hanscel
4 months ago

Absolutely love this. Shifting from Tron grind to badge hunt soon, so happy to make my life easier!

Markus
Markus
4 months ago

Next: Custom route creation.
Thank you.

Rob
Rob
4 months ago

Be great to be able to access my garage without having to join a ride, not a biggy but annoying as it pings up to my pals “started zwifting” yet I`m simply browsing my stash!

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago

I’m liking the updated clearer info for when selecting routes (with the lead-in info etc) but my biggest issue is still not fixed: In-game mini-map displaying generalized route for the road(s) closest to you instead of the actual fixed race route that you’re on, so like it shows you you’re approaching a large hill when in fact your route will be turning before the climb so it should never show as part of your route map – my memory sucks, really really sucks, so remembering every detail of race routes is a nightmare for me and I’ve often relied on… Read more »

Derek
Derek (@dpr4473)
4 months ago

Any word of whether Zwift will every advance past Level 50???

Eric Elkins
Eric Elkins
4 months ago

Any word on the TrainingPeaks integration? This was broken in the previous update, and I’ve been using the work around with manually importing workouts, and manually exporting .fit files.

Dan
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Dan (@djkauffman)
4 months ago

Whats next, letting us know how much distance is left on a route whilst riding it?!

Darren
Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

That’s crazy talk!

Mark Mingelgreen
Mark Mingelgreen
4 months ago

Is there any way to tell what percentage of each route is gravel/dirt roads as opposed to paved surfaces?

temps 09
temps 09 (@quatre24)
4 months ago

The only maps that is going to be usefull so far will be yuemzi and few of the routes on watopia so far. Till more maps have more % of non paved surafces, guessing it is low on the list to do for zwift

Viktor
Viktor (@viktor_icarus)
4 months ago
Reply to  temps 09

Made even more tricky taking elevation into consideration. Take Yumezi for example, where you have the dirt road as a climb. Knowing that x% of a route’s distance is dirt/gravel doesn’t mean too much if it’s a low number with a high elevation compared to a longer but flat piece of tarmac. I can see the point, but it also feels pointless at the same time. What they could do instead would be to update the course profile and have the tarmac show as grey and the gravel bits as brown or something. That way, you’d know not only how… Read more »

Don Lycette
Don Lycette
4 months ago

Any news on fixing issues with Surface Pros running i7 cpu/iris graphics?

Stephen Merrell
Stephen Merrell
4 months ago

Latest update will not complete, downloads for about 45 minutes then reverts to the “update” button, any suggestions?

Max
Max
4 months ago

Yup, steering not working on the kicker bike. Also, I got no power up during the whole Olympic chase ride. Either very unlucky or something is broken.

Squbel
Squbel
4 months ago

How about Pace partners on Innsbruck and Richmond?

dave
dave
4 months ago
Reply to  Squbel

Coco is not going at her normal pace. Looks to be around 2 w/kg

Evan
Evan
4 months ago
Reply to  Squbel

I would rather a PP in London on greater london flat or something

Heather Owens
Heather Owens
4 months ago

Steering and button do not work on my kickr bike either.

Mike Sullivan
Mike Sullivan
4 months ago

I know people are talking about steering being broken for the Kickr Bike, but I use the Companion app and with the update steering at Repack Ridge no longer works. (Apple TV, tried with Companion on iPhone 6s and iPhone 12.) Anybody else tried Repack Ridge with the Companion app since the update?

HanSolo
HanSolo
4 months ago

How about precise data on bike selected (speed, climbing, etc.), in comparison to other bikes available. Ex. Bike A is 3% slower/faster than Bikes A,B and C on flat/hilly/mixed terrain.

Steve Pratt
Steve Pratt
4 months ago

Kickr bike steering no longer works for me either. AppleTV setup. Same thing happened with the previous update. You’d think they would’ve tested that since they’ve broken it before 🙁

Zoltan Orosz
Zoltan Orosz
4 months ago
Reply to  Steve Pratt

Same here. Very annoying. How can a company be so irresponsible with its one and only product?
By the way the right hood top buttons do not work either for U turn

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
4 months ago

This latest release is totally broken on Windows 10 for me. It stays on launch screen forever.

David
David
4 months ago

Also have Kickr smart bike steering fail. Updated firmware still no steering. I really like the steering – makes it a whole new game.
Tickr firmware update seems to have fixed the lack of HR info. Was getting nothing or incorrect HR and now looks correct.

GuiltyVerdicts
GuiltyVerdicts
4 months ago

Steering was fixed for me last night!

J.Graff
J.Graff
4 months ago

I had another update rolling in yesterday – pc – with no info at all comming with it. What did that update do then? Fixing the Kicker Bike or….?

Zoltan Orosz
Zoltan Orosz
4 months ago
Reply to  J.Graff

It fixed the Kickr Bike steering, but there is no 3D map yet on Apple TV.
I really do not understand why the 2D map was done at all. It is useless. You can’t see what is coming. I don’t understand why Zwift can’t fix this.

Karen S
Karen S
3 months ago

New update with access to power ups and 180 turn working perfectly!! The steering function on Kickr bike does seem to lose functionality with each update, but thankfully it’s sorted. For now. 🤞🏼

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