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 includes new levels for runners, a raft of HoloReplay improvements, and a new Scotland map we don’t get to ride quite yet. (Of course, there’s also a pile of bug fixes.) Let’s dig into the details…
The new Scotland world, created to host the 2023 UCI Esports World Championships, is included in this update… but we can’t ride/run it yet.
There are 5 new badges added to the achievement page, presumably for the 5 new Scotland routes: Rolling Highlands, City and the Sgurr, Glasgow Crit Circuit, Loch Loop, and The Muckle Yin.
This will be an event-only world for now, and the first events held on it will be Tour de Zwift stage 8 on February 3-5. Additional events will be held in the days following the TdZ stage, so watch for more to come!
New Levels for Runners
Runners were previously capped at level 21, but today’s update increases that to level 30. We’ve added the new unlocks to our Zwift Run Basics: XP Points, Levels, and Unlocks page, and here’s what they look like:
Like Zwift did when adding cycling levels 51-60, if runners have earned run XP above level 21, their leveling up will be accelerated by 2x to make use of the XP they’ve already earned. Read more about how this acceleration works >
HoloReplay Expansion and Improvements
Zwift’s new HoloReplay feature is getting a big expansion in this update! Previously it only replayed your efforts on in-game leaderboard segments (sprints, KQOMs, and orange jersey routes). But with today’s update, HoloReplays are now being recorded and spawned for all in-game routes!
That means any route you ride moving forward will record to Zwift’s servers, and you can spawn a HoloReplay the next time you ride that route. As ever, you can set your HoloReplays to show your PR effort, last effort, or both.
HoloReplays will be recorded from all non-rubberbanded activities, and will only spawn in free rides (including RoboPacer rides).
Two Additional HoloReplay Improvements
- Several new elements were added to the HUD to help Zwifters identify information about their HoloReplays, including a gate at the start and finish arch of segments, icons on the minimap when a HoloReplay will spawn, and iconography in the segment times list displaying which times will spawn a HoloReplay.
- HoloReplays are now more courteous, waiting for you at the beginning of the segment.
More Fixes and Tweaks
A few more fixes were noted in this release:
- The 2021 Zwift Academy Tri TT helmet should now appear correctly for Zwifters on PC and Android
- Fixed some bugs caused by late joining events.
- Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Trainer Difficulty to revert to the max setting
- Fixed an issue that would cause HoloReplays to keep waiting for the Zwifter at the start of a segment when the option to turn them off was selected. They’ve learned manners now and will kindly leave when asked.
- Fixed a bug where Build Me Up Lite workout information wasn’t displaying in the Workout Details screen
- Minor audio fix to the RideOn to only play one sound
- Minor audio fix for removing the ‘Close the Gap’ notification sound
- PC & Mac: Improved navigation using the tab key on the signup screen for PC / Mac devices
- PC: There is a new minimum mandatory version of the launcher app: v1.1.5 for Windows users
- Android: Menu button is better aligned on the screen.
See notes on this update release in the Zwift forum >
Known Bugs Introduced In this Update
This update has some big bugs, and we’re hoping Zwift will get them squished very soon. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve seen so far:
- ERG mode is broken for some PC users (see workaround here) (See forum thread >)
- SIM mode (gradient simulation) isn’t working for some (probably related to ERG PC issue above)
- – some riders are saying resistance is backward, increasing on downhills, and decreasing on uphills
- Workout view in Companion app is broken (but only for custom workouts?)
- Drops counter is behaving strangely (See forum thread >)
- Distance counter is behaving strangely (a less common issue than the others above)
- Broken routes: events which begin in either of the two Yumezi-based start pens in Makuri Islands are routing incorrectly. Free riding appears to work properly for these routes. (Zwift is working on a fix, anticipated to land in the next few days.) Also, the Ocean Lava Cliffside Loop appears to be routing incorrectly, even for free riding.
Questions or Comments?
If you spotted any other changes or bugs in the update, please comment below!
Any level 60 fixes for accumulating XPs?
Are there going to be any thought of joining the UK routes to one Map.
Ie, London, Yorkshire n now Scotland by the use of tunnels or roads. This would make sense and ultimately reduce the number of worlds Zwift has to run and yourself sort into a calendar per month.
This would be awesome!! Heard Anna and Nathan talking about how great this would be on The Wrap podcast. Fingers crossed they’re allowed and willing to do this!!
Yeah, like why are PARIS & FRANCE 2 different worlds?
That really only gives only gives us 2 worlds to choose from when they are current.
Don’t hold your breath for that one. Connected worlds a topic since…forever, actually, and Zwift never even promised (not even Eric Min who usually overpromised on the podcasts) to make it happen… Strava would go haywire, and many using Strava like the Holy Cyclingbook…
Paris is closer to London than Scotland.
Doubt a tablet could handle it
Given the already skewed accuracy of the London map (the Surrey hills on the South Bank!), surely it would be fine just to put Scotland in the East End and Yorkshire in Hyde Park; i.e. all on the existing London map. I know that ‘might’ offend the devolutionists (both Yorkshire and Scots varieties) but it would save all that world map hopping.
I recall the maps use differing technology. Like Makuri is the most modern (maybe the Scotland will take this crown) and hence use more processing resources. Point being, it may not be technically compatible to do what is being asked here. The best closest approximation as an alternative is to slide the bike into a “portal zone” where it then just puts up a static image “Hold on.. Map loading” type thing, no different than if you had exited out and selected it yourself, including being at counter distance/time of zero.
The drop counter is broke. Didn’t get any drops the whole workout (windows11)
Yeah, something goofy there. I’m seeing it stopping, then counting Drops really fast, then stopping again…
Same. I put a bug in the forums
Yep. Mine too
HoloReplay would be a great addition to Zwift Run, as would more route badges added to the measly 16 (incl. 3 locked as event only) that exist now. I know, I know Run is free…
Some of us Run and Bike though … 🙂
Yea, but those of us that pay to ride but also run on Zwift would love to see some other improvements. All routes under, say, 25km should have running route badges – there can’t be much coding to do that, at least. The HoloReplay for running would be an awesome training tool for running!
I also run and bike (and row)…
Still a bug on ipadOS not recognizing wifi connection on kickr V6 anymore 🙁
Yes – same issue here. Not much info on the web on this issue – strange!
I found the update to be a long one, especially with the update to the launcher. Almost missed the start of the TDZ stage even though I thought I had plenty of time (7 minutes)
The update took 20 seconds for me. What are you running Zwift on? Does it have solid state storage?
Ditch the potato…🤣
Keep using the potato! I’m glad that you are able to get motivated and make use of an older device and keep yourself training! Good job!
No min version of the launcher but mine didn’t update itself despite me checking for updates, doing the game update, etc. I’m manually re-installing now, but is this just affecting me?
3d view is broken on my pc. Left side lags and doesnt clear previous frame
Anyone else’s ERG mode not work after updating? KICKR v1 on PC.
ERG mode not working since update this afternoon (working fine yesterday).
For me as well erg mode is not working:(((
Mine also 🙁
kickr v5 resistance is way high and watts low even getting resistance on descents. Tested via wahoo and all is good there must be at Zwifts end. It feels like resistance increases but doesn’t drop back.
Something wonky with Zwift’s control post-update for me as well. KICKR Core/Climb combo wasn’t simulating trainer difficulty or ascents/descents.
Same here too. Almost like riding flat all day.
Same problem, no ERG on Kickr Bike v1
ERG not working. Tried everything.
Yeah, same problem for me this afternoon with my Kickr (latest version). No resistance changes in my workout at all – tried a few different workouts, all had the same issue and also restarted my laptop. No dice. Hopefully they fix the bug ASAP!
I’ve been told to uninstall and reinstall zwift
Does it work then? 🙂
I tried that. Not a solution for me. Did it solve it for you?
done, didn’t work
Same for me. No ERG anymore on Elite Direto XR.
Same with me: Direto XR running Zwift on a PC. Uninstall and reinstall didn’t fix it. In the elite app erg more functions normally. Is everyone with the issue running Zwift on PC
Yes, I am on Windows PC.
Same issue here, with exactly the same setting ( direto XR/ ANT+/ PC with windows 10)
Mine alsof did not work this morning, yesterday ERG mode was fine and the Drops alsof act strange
Win10 Tacx Flux S ERG also fail after the update
There’s a fast-growing topic about the issue in Zwift forums: https://forums.zwift.com/t/trainer-simulation-does-not-work-neither-erg-mode/600172/1
Still no Apple M1/M2 native client. Get a move on it… Its only been a few years now…
started to load new update but won’t finish. now can’t get onto the game
Did anyone else lose ERG mode after the update?
Win 10, Taxc Neo on PC, no ERG Mode possible since update
Always nice to see new road/world additions!! Perhaps a little off-topic, but whatever happened to the Mt. Fuji addition to Makuri Islands which was talked about as a future addition, or was that just an urban/Zwift myth? Seems like that would be less time intensive to add compared to the efforts for a new world.
Love the HoloReplays updates! Seems like a good plan-B to hold a set pace on a favorite route for those that have a sweet spot in between two different Robopacers.
I don’t recall Zwift ever mentioning Mt Fuji. All the talk I have seen was from users assuming it was coming because Fuji was literally sitting there as part of the scenery on Makuri Islands, so “of course” we were going to get a road to climb up it.
Obviously, Zwift could have just come out and said “Not going to happen”, but the fact that they didn’t still doesn’t make it any more than speculation.
True, but they did say that Makuri Islands was going to rival Watopia in size. And then again they lost focus and spent time on the development of yet another small world with very limited re-play value.
I don’t think a company should never re-evaluate their roadmap. But at Zwift it looks like their roadmap process is non-existent. They are all over the place and the program is full of abandonned projects (mountainbiking, steering, running, dropshop). And then I don’t even mention the long list of plans they mentioned once and then never came back to.
Maybe work on the drafting data to make it feel like a real rose & not a cartoon. Cornering as major speed is also laughable.
I guess you are also complaining about respawn in egoshooters? For realism in such games you should not be allowed to play it again after you got killed for the first time.
Why all the downvotes? He’s got a point. Try RGT sometime… the drafting is very realistic if you can actually find anyone to ride with, and it’s fun. Isn’t Zwift actually planning on having riders slow down for corners too (maybe in PD4)?
The lack of aero drag is always such a confidence booster and emotional drain once I ride outside at 250w and am not going 27 mph.
Is there any news on rubber band function for clubs in the companion app? I’ve heard that some have it on the computer version, but I don’t have any computer to run Zwift on, so that’s not an alternative for me.
My guess is it will arrive once Zwift fixes rubber banding in Meetups, which has been broken for months, making people move much faster than they should.
Okej, but when we do private meetups outside Clubs it works for us. We do get the rubber band effect when someone falls behind.
Starting to believe we’ll never see the route-based workouts, we were promised almost half a year ago 🙁 Was really having high hopes for that feature, but it doesn’t seem like we will get it before it’s time to go outside again…
Workouts are broken now anyway (ERG mode broken).
ZWIFT, REALLY? How can you release that?
They just don’t test updates. Even the most basic sanity-test on their release candidate would have revealed this bug. It’s crazy…
How about the bug that causes saving at least one screenshot at saving of an activity?
So the annoying close the gap sound effect is gone? Thank god for that!
Is that the annoying sound I kept hearing in the background while XRT radio was playing in my cave? I didn’t know where that noise was coming from, glad it’s gone!
What did you do….?? There’s something wrong with the power during trainings: now it doesn’t have a fix power, it tells me on the screen the power, but the home trainer doesn’t adapt anymore to the right power… WTF… 🙁
I just did a groupride and didn’t feel any resistance during climbs and descents. After that I tested it again on a free ride and again no resistance.
Yesterday before the update everything worked well. I’m on a Wahoo Kickr Core. Please fix it.
there is a issue connecting neo2t.
it connects but does not simulate the up and down of the road.
if i reboot the neo2t it would work fine.
what’s going on?
If I’m not incorrect, are these the first tank tops available for runners? Cool!
Anyone got a fix for the ERG mode not working, does a complete re-install work on a windows 10 machine ?
I tried and it did not work. I’m on Win 10.
Can we turn off HoloReplays yet? Sometimes I just want to do a casual ride up ADZ rather than chasing the carrot all the time 😃
You’ve always been able to, ever since they launched. Under your main settings…
thank you – i’ll take a look 👍
“Sometimes I just want to do a casual ride up ADZ”
I want to be fit enough to say this unironically. Chapeau, sir.
jest was inferred 😅
Just ridden 95 minutes with Coco, got about 100k drops. Kept stopping & starting. Don’t know how many drops I should have had (not too bothered). Peope in the group reckoned the starting & stopping of the drops counter was affected by Ride ons or hills, but I’m not sure.
Trainer difficulty feels like 0% and its set to 100%, i hate these updatezzzz
Drops are not accumulating in this version.
Is it ‘just’ ERG mode in workouts that is broken or is terrain simulation in free/group rides also affected?
Was broken in workouts and races. I uninstalled zwift, downloaded installer from website and reinstalled. Works again. I’m on Win10. Dont forget to backup cp and workouts folder.
I’m having ERG issues after this update. Running Zwift on W10 with a Wahoo KICKR V4… Anyone else?
No erg as others have stated. Not this site’s problem obviously but if someone from zwift is reading this FFS write some unit tests or even better whip out all hardware combinations and stick a human being on it before you ship this stuff, it’s beyond a joke. We pony up enough cash per month for this, I’m sure we all deserve better..
Epic fail! Again.
This one is a steamy pile.
This afternoon (1.26.23) I tried logging into the companion app and it asked for an update. The Google store would not update because my phone is not compatible with the newest version of Zwift Companion. I am now locked out of all group rides, races and any other events offered by Zwift. Outside of buying a new phone, I am screwed.
That’s no fun!
But you can still join events. Do it from here: https://www.zwift.com/events
Or better yet, start at ZwiftHacks, which has amazing event filtering capabilities: https://zwifthacks.com/app/events/
Thank you Eric.
I have the same problem. What gives that I can’t re-install companion on my phone? I organize rides and rely on on my phone during the events to communicate
same problem here with android 8
same here android 8
Same problem here
It’s almost boring, but I don’t have any issues at all.
Win10, ANT+, Neo2, and 1.gen Direto
ERG and Sim both work, did not pay attention to drops
Any help with Apple TV ERG mode response? It’s all over the place
Using Apple TV+ to control Tacx Neo 2T and doing custom workout, created in zwofactory, and uploaded prior to yesterday’s update, when using with companion App, everything was fine on TV and with trainer control, but workout view on companion App said I was running, but the map screen on companion had all the normal data for bicycling. After completing workout, went in and out of Zwift on Apple TV. This time, using custom workouts, everything was normal on companion app. , including workout view.
So… riding next to Miguel today and all the sudden he disappears. Over the next few minutes, the drop bar would pop up saying I was following him and then disappear again. Also had a weird route it said I was completing. Something about Watopia and it finished in the middle of no where and then just stayed on the screen. Also noticed the actual drop collection would do nothing for awhile and then I’d collect drops at a quick pace and then it would stop again. I’m just glad I was actually able to get a ride in where… Read more »
I have a Saris H3 and since the update I have no change in resistance on hills or in workout mode when intervals increase in RX wattage
Zwift shows that it’s connected but it’s not controlling the trainer. The H3 shows flashing green all the time.
I use a PC
Experienced the reverse resistance bug yesterday where uphills felt easier and downhills felt harder. Stopped the ride and unpaired and paired trainer. Worked correctly after that.
hi – I use a life fitness treadmill to connect to iPad for Zwift running – the Zwift app is no longer recognising the treadmill when trying to connect – has anyone else had this particular problem? I’m assuming it may be another problem with the update from yesterday?
I have this problem too using a life fitness T3 to an ipad
I’ve referred this to Zwift directly – hopefully they will issue a fix
I think it may be an update issue from yesterday – my treadmill works fine if I connect via ATV
Fuck off this update.
Erg not work
Has anyone had trouble with their HRM connecting?
I have not been able to connect to or find my Garmin HRM since the update
Yes I’ve had the same problem with my slightly older HRMs. I did have a brand new one in a box and used that and it worked. My other HRM work just fine with my Garmin watch and my Garmin edge so there is nothing wrong with them
Keeps disconnecting me since this update. I also see ‘connection unstable’ often. Never once before the update.. okay maybe once.
I’m riding on Hub. And have had zero issues. Guess I’m the anomaly
Edit, have not used EGR mode since update
Update 1.33.1 released today seems to have fixed the bug.
I’m a win 10 user and can’t even open the game since the update. Tried all suggestions on the support pages. Still no luck even with 1.33.1.
Did the Tour De Zwift stage 6 a few hours ago and the drops are still not working.
Drops are not working for me too since yesterday
Still no drops. Any plans to fix it?
I continue to love Zwift since discovering the indoor revolution back in 2017 but the software architecture must be an absolute mess, given the consistent introduction of bugs with almost every single update.
Let’s be clear – This Is Nothing New!
I’m sure it’s no easy undertaking nor cheap but surely at some point the decision needs to be made to rebuild from the ground up to make the developers lives easier in the long run and put a stop to the lottery that is update day?
Every release lately has been, frankly, a complete embarrassment. I’m not sure they actually test anything
Imagine how many systems and permutations they have to deal with – I think it’s a bloody miracle!
Hi. I updated yesterday. Everything seemed fine except that power my power output is not updating smoothly and frequently as it did before. Tried changing to 3 second averaging and then back, made no difference. Tested some standing start sprint efforts for about 5 seconds at a time, and my avatar stayed sprinting out of the saddle For 6 or 7 seconds after I’d stopped🤔🤷♀️
After updating to newest version of both CA and Zwift app, no erg button showing in workout tab on Apple CA, also no speed, heartrate or rpm shown during cycling. Instead all fields show my run speed. In android CA all is fine.