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This month Zwift is releasing a series of updates they consider to be minor based on how they’re numbering the game versions. As such, today’s update isn’t anything earth-shattering… but it does open up Scotland to free riding! Let’s dig into the details…
Zwift’s Scotland map arrived in game in late January, and was only available for specific events in February, including the 2023 UCI Esports World Championships.
But today, Scotland opens to all, just like any other Zwift world. It’s now in the guest world rotation (see the updated schedule), and you can schedule Meetups and Club Events on Scotland routes as well!
Workout World Hack
Want to free ride in Scotland even when it’s not on the calendar? The easiest “hack” is the workout hack. Select a workout from the homescreen, then Zwift will ask you to choose a world and route in which to ride your workout. Select the Scotland route you’d like to ride/run, then Zwift will place you there. You can then exit the workout and ride/run the route freely.
This update includes two changes to Zwift’s HoloReplay feature.
First, every segment and route on Scotland is now HoloReplayable. Every segment and route you complete in Scotland during free rides or events (excluding rubberbanded events) will now be available to you from this date forward to spawn a HoloReplay.
Second, there’s a new setting in the main menu called “HoloReplay Type” which allows you to choose if you want HoloReplays only on routes, only on segments, or both on routes and segments (default).
A new route is showing up for France – the “France Classic Fondo“. 145km, 1099m elevation gain. We’ll post route details once we’ve created Strava segments…
More Fixes and Tweaks
A few more fixes were noted in this release:
- ~50 Leaderboards routes now have corrected segment details. This includes Tick Tock, Road to Ruins, Flatland Loop, Quatch Quest, Uber Pretzel, Road to Sky, and Tour of Fire and Ice.
- Fixed an issue when joining a Time Trial event that would cause the start time on the UI to show incorrectly.
See notes on this update release in the Zwift forum >
Bugs in this Release
Here are some bugs the community is finding in this release:
- Pairing screen crash: some users on Windows and Mac are seeing Zwift crash just after hitting”OK” on the pairing screen
- Temporary workaround: while in the pairing screen, click on the bottom right corner to change the language to anything. Then change the language back to the original, and restart Zwift.
- Accelerated XP display broken: some (all?) level 50-59 users who are earning accelerated XP are no longer seeing those accelerated numbers each km/mile, despite the game saying they are still on the accelerated program and accelerated XP being added each mile/km.
Questions or Comments?
If you spotted any other changes or bugs in the update, please comment below!
Rumors say there’s a new Fondo route in France
Yes, I see a “France Classic Fondo” in the Leaderboards. 145.8km, 1000m elevation gain. Hmmm….
When I completed the March mission tonight, Zwift’s email included the following:
”The April Mission, Conquer a Classic, is right around the corner. Get ready to tackle 145.5 km, the distance of Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, over the course of the month to unlock a sweet Watch the Femmes kit, socks, cap, and a unique Mission badge.”
Somehow I think the new 145 km route in France is connected to this…
Looks like I can select this route with a workout, but there is no route badge (greyed out) in the route badges. Is it worth waiting to ride this one – don’t want to miss out on a badge!
The existing fondo routes in watopia don’t have an associated badge.
great another route Ill have to take vacation time from work to finish.
Four hours off should be possible.
Well for the first time ever, the latest update causes my MacBook Pro to desktop after the login and pairing screens. I suppose it had to happen one day. 🙄
I’m seeing this complaint from a few other folks too. Reported to Zwift…
exact same thing here on windows platform
same here. Tried reinstalling. Still same issue
Yeah me too. Zwift never crashes my PC but the pairing screen is crashing for me.
PC win 11 crashing even after making past pairing screen
Same for me on a Mac. Tried reinstalling, updated everything but crashes out every time I hit the OK button
Just had this from the Support Team, which has worked for me.
They’re not sure how long this workaround will last so it might need repeating until the repair patch comes out.
Since December we’ve had one major update (in January), and multiple minor updates. Is this a sign that they are moving away from the monthly major updates? Or just a lull due to few things converging at once (having delivered everything they promised for this seasons already, layoffs, a lot more than usual fallout from the January update)?
Does this mean that all my Scotland efforts before today weren’t in holoreplay? That’s sad; I set some pretty good PRs already that I wasn’t planning on improving any time soon.
Zwift crashes after pairing with sensor screen when using a Windows 11 laptop. Suggestions that changing language setting is a workaround, but doesnt work for me. Workout abandoned. 🙁
Anyone else noticing their XP has been reduced to a 1:1 ratio even though they still have catch-up levels to go?
I’m currently at 55 working to 57 and today each Km was worth 20 instead of 40. Bonus points were worth 10 instead of 20
Yes this is happening to me too.
If you didn’t have enough accumulated extra XP after getting to level 50 you would turn to the regular XP gains.
It’s only showing +20xp at each KM, but if you look at your total XP before and after each km you’ll see it’s still adding 40.
So the display is wrong, but the accelerated math is still correct.
I concure with this.
Did a ToW ride and was getting +40xp displays during and +20xp after.
Did a free ride of 23km after, during which +20xp kept displaying, but I knotched up 940xp,so got 40xp/km.
I’m going to assume that this has been reported.
Oh and thank you for having added these comments to this page.
I was noting the same thing! I was sure I had more catch up levels to go but it stopped today. thanks for noting, I’m not alone.
Same thing happening to Running XP.
“You can then exit the workout and ride/run the route freely.”
Would someone please explain how to “exit” a workout and remain on the route. As I understand it, this must be something different from ending a ride. Thanks in advance!
I think you can just hit “tab” repeatedly to fast-forward through each of the workout steps until it’s over and puts you into free ride. Also- if you’re the Paul Ruud I think you are, I was once a student of yours!
Use the tab-button on your keyboard, or use the companion app to move on to next step in the workout until you have discarded all of the steps in the workout.
You can just make your own custom ‘free ride’ workout, or one with a quick warm up in.
After today’s update PC Windows 11), I couldn’t pair my smart trainer (Tacx Flux 2) and my heart rate monitor with zwift. No automatic pairing as it was always happening before that update. After searching manually it eventually connect after a very long time, showing “connected” but “no signal” I tried a route in Scotland but after 2 minutes I was stopped. And I have the message “connection failure”. Then I ended the ride and saved and tried to reboot pc, smart trainer… But still the same. And my very short ride was not even saved. Bug, bug bug.
Is there a way to disable updates on Zwift, or at least to make them manual instead of automatic? I’d like to be able to use it this weekend, which I know is a radical concept.
Here’s a proposal: maybe Zwift could release updates on Monday or Tuesday, so the inevitable bugs and crashes can be patched by the weekend.
you cannot disable updates.
There’s a way to do this on computers. There’s an outer shell program that retains your login information, checks for updates and then executes the Zwift module. If you want to get updates, run the shell. If you don’t want updates run the Zwift module, but then you have to login each time. (Put both of these in your dock/task bar and you get to easily choose.)
Depends on the device, actually. Some automatically install updates, others do not.
Understood; my apologies for failing to provide info. I’m on PC running Win 11.
Perhaps it is about time Zwift was handed over to a proper software company that has more experience with games. I often think they are amateurs who have run out of road.
How about fixing the late join feature. The timing relative to the rest of the group
is out of sync and the avatar bops from front to rear.
Accelerated XP doesn’t work in RUN, either.
When in the Grandpa Min God’s name, are they gonna add bikes to the roster: Trek Madone 2023, Canyon Ultimate 2023, Factor Ostro Vam, Giant Propel Advanced SL, Colnago V4RS, and counting…
Just rode Scotland for thr first time, easy ride and everything covered in both directions at least once in less than an hour, roundabouts you can’t actually go round, some times in seconds, some in minutes. An overtly underwhelming experience. At least it didn’t crash though. Apple tv 4k and still graphics from a decade or 2 ago. Really not going to keep me engaged enough to use over the summer. Hoped for more, got what we have come to expect.
Oh, ok. Bye then.
Is there a number assigned to Scotland as a world hack?
(Bologna and Crit City are still event only)
I don’t see any mention of a fix for what I’m experiencing. After joining a meetup, I arrive in the regular world and not my meetup. I have to exit my ride and then re-enter the meetup. This happens about once in three meetups.
Couple of things I’ve noticed. 1 – final ERG power sticks on during free ride after the workout is finished. Seems to unlock after a few minutes or re-pair the device. 2 – workout block finish line banner shows up at 50 secs not 2mins. I haven’t done too many workouts lately so they be old changes that I only just noticed now. I also recently changed to direct connect race mode (obviously not during workouts before someone jumps in).
Zwift, still loving you since 2016 but time to undertake the long overdue, yet admittedly huge task, of rebuilding from the ground up – update roulette is getting very old. Historical software architecture is clearly very, very messy.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Zwift “Skunkworks” are currently working on Zwift 2.0. The current platform is being used on a vast array of devices, old and new, therefore, they probably cannot make too many step-changes to the game.
are Zwift likely to sort the problem with the screen crashing after the pairing screen I’m using Mac and I’ve never had a problem before why is it only some people having problems
I’m sure they’ll fix it ASAP. Until then there’s a workaround: while in the pairing screen, click on the bottom right corner to change the language to anything. Then change the language back to the original, and restart Zwift.
Yep… Accelerated XP broken…!
Did they ever give back the “lost” Drops when that was broken…?
After the update it is found that the draft shown by sauce for zwift is completely wrong. Some idea? (Windows10)
My power curve was resetted after the update (no big issue for me, since this seasons instead of all time power curve is more interesting anyway)
Anyone else had the same issue?
When riding in Scotland, my Zwift now fails to distinguish the direction of the other riders when populating the rider list on the right side of the screen. I think this was standard a few years back, but it now seems pretty annoying if you’re keeping an eye on those in front or behind you. The list constantly updates as riders pass going the other direction.
Changing the HolyReplay Type from ‘Both on Routes & Segments’ to ‘Only on Segments’ (as I want it) or ‘Only on Routes’ has no effect. Clicking Save and then opening Settings again, it seems to still be stuck on ‘Both on Routes & Segments’.
I’m sure this is a small bug that can be taken care of, just wanted to post about it here!
Interesting thing I noticed with the holoreplays: for routes where starting from the pens means you do not go through the standard start finish for the route the holoreplays seem to start where the pens route meets the standard route.