Zwift Update Version 1.15.0 (75178) Released

Zwift Update Version 1.15.0 (75178) 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 a few impressive additions to the Drop Shop, as well as a couple of new Makuri Islands routes. Read on for details!

New Bikes & Wheels

Three new items have been added to the Drop Shop:

  • Pinarello Dogma F frame: 3 stars for aero, 4 for weight // Level 32+ required // 1,029,500 Drops
  • Specialized Aethos S-Works frame: 2 stars for aero, 4 for weight // Level 34+ required // 923,000 Drops
  • Roval Alpinist CLX wheels: 3 stars for aero, 4 for weight // Level 32+ required // 135,300 Drops

We’re finalizing our speed tests for these items right now, and will publish them ASAP. Until then, we’ll just say this: all three of these pieces of virtual kit stand out from the pack in terms of performance. And that’s always exciting for Zwift racers!

Added Yumezi Routes

Two routes have been added to the Yumezi map on Makuri Islands. This isn’t new tarmac (or dirt), just new routes on the roads which were released back in May.

Pack Dynamics/Draft Lock Tweaks

Pack dynamics are always a hot topic among the Zwifting faithful. Conspiracy theories abound (did Zwift change it without telling us?), and everyone has an opinion about what works and what doesn’t and how it could be improved.

In this release, Zwift has made it clear that pack dynamics have been tweaked in two specific ways. Here’s what you should notice (we haven’t yet tested to confirm):

  • You should now keep a more consistent lateral position in the pack. Riders were getting pushed to the sides, so it appeared they were out of the draft (although they actually weren’t). This update should help you not get pushed to the side.
  • You should have fewer issues with losing speed when colliding with others – that is, coming up behind them and getting on their wheel or slowly passing. (This is something we discussed several months ago.)

Zwift’s forum post includes this note: “To be clear, this is not eliminating the “sticky draft” that happens when you overtake slower riders. Improvements to pack dynamics will continue, and sticky draft is among those targeted areas.” So clearly, Zwift is still working on dialing in the sticky draft behavior.

For more on this, jump into the forum topic >

Workout Changes

A new “Athlete-Inspired” category has been added to the workouts list. All of the workouts from the recent Olympic Virtual Series can be found here, and future workouts inspired by big-name athletes may reside here as well.

New Workouts of the Week have also been added for upcoming dates.

Bug Fixes and Misc Improvements

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

  • Made numerous art improvements to Makuri Islands visuals.
  • Numerous cycling and running assets (kits, shirts, etc.) have been added or updated.
  • Fixed an issue during a workout where multiple watts values were displayed incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the MeetUp event box to appear smaller than it should.
  • Fixed an issue in the activity discard UI where button text would be missing in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause riders to ride off course during a group ride on the Spirit Forest route.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause an activity map to show an incorrect path (very long line) when Zwifters moved between events, meetups and free rides in the same game session.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause audio from a previous event to continue to play (mainly impacts Podcast rides).
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the leaderboard for the Makuri Islands Flatland Loop to behave badly. The Flatland Loop forward route was routed incorrectly – this release fixes it, so you go through the Castle Sprint. This means the lap jersey leaderboard now works for the Flatland Loop, in both directions.
  • Fixed an issue with the Makuri Islands Country Sprint where riders would be incorrectly flagged as flyers.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause bike shadows to bend space and time, tearing a rift across multiple dimensions. The good news is, no events in the past were altered in such a way which would impact Marty’s ability to exist in the future.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause automatic screenshots to fail if taken in a meetup, event or workout.

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!

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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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grant.b.smith
grant.b.smith (@grant-b-smith)
3 months ago

The shadows were broken? I just thought my wheels were reeeeally out of true!

Peter Bevan
Peter Bevan
3 months ago

Still no support for the new Apple TV remote?

John C
John C
3 months ago

New update not working using my Assioma pedals as primary power source..nothing shows up under controllable while using the Assioma pedals on my iPad Pro.

Thomas J/// (KC)
Thomas J/// (KC)
3 months ago
Reply to  John C

same with Stages Powermeter as primary power source and cadence – no controllable trainer found on iPad Air.
Now I have to pair the Kickr V5 as powersource/cadence/controllable trainer since installing the update 1.15.0
Also fit file from Zwift Classics – the Apple Lap race today doesn’t upload to Strava any more after this update 🙁

Lee griffiths
Lee griffiths
3 months ago

Same here can’t connect my stages power meter

tadzikpl
tadzikpl
3 months ago
Reply to  John C

4iiii, Powerbox, Assioma, Inpeak, Ronde. All of my powermeters blocks trainer as controllable, when connected as power source. The same on Android Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro and Iphone.

Noah Halbfoster
Noah Halbfoster
3 months ago
Reply to  John C

Zwift cares more about the dropshop then actually fixing issues

ollaolla
ollaolla
3 months ago
Reply to  John C

Happened to me too. I just completely closed the app, and start it again and it will work again.

John C
John C
3 months ago
Reply to  ollaolla

Thanks but i tried everything. Deleted and re installed. nothing. works with older ipad and previous firmware.

harvs
harvs
3 months ago
Reply to  John C
Sven
Sven
3 months ago
Reply to  John C

Any luck yet John? ran in the same issue today, not happy after investing in to the pedals specially for zwift, makes me wanna switch to Bkool

Peter
Peter
3 months ago
Reply to  John C

Same issue with stages left arm and not being able to choose kickr snap as controllable any more.

Peter Willborg
Peter Willborg (@peter-willborg)
3 months ago

My Zwift crashes a bit into the upload. Tested total reinstallation. But the problem remains.

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oldnapalm
3 months ago
Reply to  Peter Willborg

Try to delete the files Zwift_StreamingFiles_* from Documents\Zwift

Stefan Versick
Stefan Versick
3 months ago

“Riders were getting pushed to the sides, so it appeared they were out of the draft (although they actually weren’t)”
I think you are wrong. Besides my avatar not being in the drafting animation anymore, I also struggled during TTTs when I was pushed to the side. 5 days ago Shuji posted this “This should reassure you that your avatar is staying in the draft of the riders ahead of you.”

David Barndollar
David Barndollar (@barnwani)
3 months ago

Zwift also changed the guest world schedule with the update, adding a Makuri day to coincide with the rollout of the new routes, it appears, and swapping the Tuesday LDN/YKS day to later in the week while dropping the INS/RCH day for Monday. Not a big deal given how easy it is to ride in whatever world we want, but still worth noting for those planning their route hunting.

HisDudeness
HisDudeness
3 months ago

There should be some type of Makuri Islands pretzel route.

Temps 09
Temps 09 (@quatre24)
2 months ago
Reply to  HisDudeness

Made one and sent to Eric for a possible rebel route. It favors the gravel bike due to how the temple/tree climb in either direction is gravel for much of the route. S/F by the castle town pens/lap arch. Using both of the lower gravel sections with road sections between. It may be another route if they add in mt fuji or another big climb. Also made a surrrey hills style route.

Jeff pearson
Jeff pearson (@misterpearson)
3 months ago

I felt like my avatar beast constantly seeking out oncoming riders today on Makuri. More so than I recall. I killed hundreds.

Jeff pearson
Jeff pearson (@misterpearson)
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff pearson

Was… Not beast.

JonD
JonD
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff pearson

Yep, I must have hit over 100 riders on one lap – no lane discipline at all 🙂

Neil Cleminshaw
Neil Cleminshaw
3 months ago

Can’t zwift show useful data on screen like Normalised Power for session or lap, this is basic stuff and would be useful

Crankenstein
Crankenstein
3 months ago

If you’re on Windows you can give Zwift Activity Monitor (https://github.com/ruffk/ZwiftActivityMonitor) a shot. Installation isn’t easy though, but it does have some pretty useful features.

I totally agree there should be an option to display this very(!) basic information.

New Bug
New Bug
3 months ago
  • “Fixed an issue during a workout where multiple watts values were displayed incorrectly.”

Not in my experience. I didn’t have the issue before the update. Last night I downloaded the update and then had the issue for the first time. Sigh.

Smashquatch
Smashquatch
3 months ago
Reply to  New Bug

Same. Now my interval values display incorrectly instead of correctly (shows the first value for both)

Paul
Paul
3 months ago
Reply to  New Bug

Same issue here and a few mates have the same problem on different platforms (iOS and PC). Fortunately the interval power setting for erg is not affected, just the display for the workout.

Hans-Günther
Hans-Günther
3 months ago

New update not working using my Quark SRAM Powermeter as primary power source..nothing shows up ( in my case KICKR ) under controllable while using the Quark SRAM on my iPad Pro.

Any idea for a solution ? It works only when I use KICKR as primary power the the KICKR shows up under controllable and I can choose them.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago
Reply to  Hans-Günther

This is an that came up yesterday, here is a link to the forum thread: https://forums.zwift.com/t/power-meter-and-smart-trainer-simultaneous-connection-issue/551780

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

*issue

Peter Bevan
Peter Bevan
3 months ago

Rode Specialized Roval Alpe du Zwift challenge with latest update on Apple TV. Ride corrupted and can’t display, download FIT or sync with strava. Zwift support say this is a known problem and are working on it!

Lee griffiths
Lee griffiths
3 months ago

Can’t connect my stages power meter as power source .. Please can you fix this

J D
J D
3 months ago

Flatland Loop back and a lot more riders on the board. Did they fix the loop to match route or route fixed to match loop (ie does it go through castle sprint still or not)?

J D
J D
3 months ago
Reply to  J D

Had time to test loop after finishing Suki. Flatland loop does still go through the Village sprint. I was auto steered through there without needing to make the right hand turn manually, so my guess is the flatland route was changed to matches the loop.

JAM
JAM
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Do you happen to know if they restored the Jersey for the loop? A little while ago they the orange jersey away if you were the top time.

J D
J D
3 months ago
Reply to  JAM

Leaderboard is restored, but I did not have an icon by my name for any of my jerseys (Temple KOM, Village Sprint, or Flatlands loop). My avatar was wearing polka dots, then swapped to just the green jersey (not mixed). When I went through the arch and took fastest loop time, I did not swap to orange (or mixed) and stayed in the green.

On the plus side, there are a lot more times on the loop leaderboard now that the route matches the loop.

Derek
Derek (@dpr4473)
3 months ago

Fixed an issue during a workout where multiple watts values were displayed incorrectly? Well, I can tell you right now that this is NOT fixed. Although today’s workout DID give me the correct watts for my intervals, both effort and recoveries were listed as the same wattage in the box at the top left of the screen.

Martijn ten Ham
Martijn ten Ham
3 months ago

Update seems to have broken the fit files. When I jump from one (warm-up) activity straight into an event, there is no separate fit file for the event, and the map and data are taken from the previous ride. Pretty messed up.

D W
D W
3 months ago

Same issue here. Gutted as it was for the Classic ride and ai would have liked to have taken a look at the data. Cant find any way of getting that data back.

Ben
Ben
3 months ago
Reply to  D W

Same. Devastated, pushed some good numbers for the first time in a while for the Classic and no love seeing the fit file on Strava

Luke
Luke (@howesluke)
3 months ago

Same here

Susan Lewis
Susan Lewis
2 months ago
Reply to  Luke

Same here. Data not on Zwift companion and app kicks me out when I swipe right on the ride. No fit file transfer to Strava either
bummer

Amanda Scott
Amanda Scott
3 months ago

Hi! Updated PC version today and Zwift recognizes my connected Elite Direto but doesn’t control it in workouts… the EEG/incline option disappears from Companion as if I’m using a dumb trainer and I have to manually adjust gears to increase resistance.

bobzva
bobzva
3 months ago

“Fixed an issue that would cause bike shadows to bend space and time, tearing a rift across multiple dimensions. The good news is, no events in the past were altered in such a way which would impact Marty’s ability to exist in the future.”

So, that’s something. I think they’re saying they just got lucky.

Sven
Sven
3 months ago

Hi, this update broke the connection to my assiomo pedals from my spinningbike
SO i can not use both at the same time anymore, only using spinningbike as power meter ( gives totally wrong watt ) and since I paid so much for my pedals, that is not an option.
Any help?

Eric Fernstrom
Eric Fernstrom
3 months ago

I run Zwift on an iPhone 8 (screen mirrored to a TV) and a Kickr Snap, and never have problems. However, reading all of the issues you all are having since the update (and similar complaints with many prior updates) makes me wonder if ZHQ ever tests the updates prior to releasing them? Others have commented before that we are the beta testers, but in all fairness, I’ve previously assumed that the code is complicated, users have an incredible variety of hardware, and thus it’s impossible to test every permutation prior to release. However, the wide range of broken stuff… Read more »

Johan
Johan
2 months ago
Reply to  Eric Fernstrom

iPhone – Companion is no longer a Companion…. it does not speak to the AppleTV to display the map and what – not stuff, that is needed for a ride. 🙁

P Couchman
P Couchman
3 months ago

There seems to be a fairly major issue with this update – fit files are being corrupted and may be unable to be recovered. Iniitally seems to be related to events but Zwift are looking into it.
Unable to download a ride – and it didn’t auto-upload [July 2021] – Known Issues – Zwift Forums

Jan Erik Olsen
Jan Erik Olsen
3 months ago

Fit files (Makuri) don’t upload to strava properly. They show a few seconds workout after burning an hour of hard watts. I tried to upload them manually and they show the same.

Michael Day
Michael Day
3 months ago

This update hasn’t been a pleasant experience. Avatars swerving all over the road around me as well as me. Since the update I can’t get my cadence to work either. I’m feeling like the draft is also messed up. Not happy Jan!!

Shinya Nakajima
Shinya Nakajima
3 months ago

I lost my favorite Trek training Jersey in this update. Is it possible to get it back?

Dario
Dario
3 months ago

with this update you have only created problems. you don’t save a lot of strava rides with iPhones and iPads. you cannot use the power meter pedals otherwise the controller will not command you

Scott Hummel
Scott Hummel
3 months ago

Worst update ever! My avatar swerves WAY out of the way of other riders, even when they are passing me. I did London, which was not crowded. It would really be awful in Watopia. And the sticky draft is less sticky when passing (that was good), but once it gets you, it is like an unbreakable rubber-band. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!

Sarah Myford
Sarah Myford
3 months ago

My Zwift keeps saying it encountered a roadblock and chucks me out when I’m trying to log in since I updated it a couple of days ago. Tried switching everything off and on etc

Greg Brooker
Greg Brooker
2 months ago

What is going on with these new dynamics. Was doing my head in every time I would approach a slower rider my avatar would wildly swing to the right. Made it near impossible to have a pleasant roll with mates as we were wildly swerving all over the road

Kent
Kent (@kentkkoch)
2 months ago

Cannot connect my Assioma Duo. 🤔My Avatar is all over the Road.

David
David
2 months ago
Reply to  Kent

The silence from Zwift is deafening…..

Johannes
Johannes
2 months ago

With the new update on Apple TV, if I ride a warmup before an event and Zwift switches to the event, it does not register the warmup ride to be finished. This makes that after the event only the event itself is registered in Zwift and that only the warmup is uploaded to Strava. Does anyone recognise this?

Tim
Tim
2 months ago

Are the new routes going to get added to the veloviewer route hunter thingy?

Johan
Johan
2 months ago

I think I would like to “pause” my Zwift subscription. There are just too much nonsense in the last 2 to 3 updates. I would like to try the myriad of other similar options out. If I take a free 1 month on each other option, I will have something about a free year of indoor riding. At the end of the year Zwift will either have grown up, or I would have come across a less troublesome option. I have been with Zwift since, guessing here, about 2014’ish. I remember the blue ghost riders, from way back when. Now,… Read more »

FNK
FNK
2 months ago

When are you going to create a indoor cycling track? With races like pursuit, keirin etc.. ?

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