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7 hours ago, LowCostMonkey said:

The Aston Martin Safety car has been added as well. 

 

You'll never see it (unless you do online races I suppose)

 

Also as they are adding tracks as they go on, that will fuck up any current in-progress career mode won't it? I.e. you won't race these new tracks

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43 minutes ago, englishbob said:

 

You'll never see it (unless you do online races I suppose)

 

Also as they are adding tracks as they go on, that will fuck up any current in-progress career mode won't it? I.e. you won't race these new tracks


I read that new tracks are introduced when you start a new season in career mode.

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This has been a very boring experience to play - Career mode is so dry and nothing ever happens. But LOOK - the latest patch seems to have introduced some sort of randomness to the races now thankfully. In my last 2 races I've had my team mate spin off in front of me, another driver's engine blew up (same race) and the safety car actually made an appearance! Finally it no longer feels on-rails - it does make me laugh though that I'm sure these are all bugs they've already fixed in prior versions

 

 

 

 

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Hey Guys. I just got this for Christmas having really enjoyed my playtime with 2019 on Gamepass. Can anyone recommend decent difficulty settings? Also general tips as to what to play? Do I do the story mode or just go straight for a season? I just want a fun competitive experience playing as a George Russell "good driver at a shit team who then moves to a good team and wins everything". 

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1 hour ago, BitterToad said:

Hey Guys. I just got this for Christmas having really enjoyed my playtime with 2019 on Gamepass. Can anyone recommend decent difficulty settings? Also general tips as to what to play? Do I do the story mode or just go straight for a season? I just want a fun competitive experience playing as a George Russell "good driver at a shit team who then moves to a good team and wins everything". 


I’d recommend doing the story, I did it on the normal/middle difficulty and really enjoyed it.

 

This is a decent method to set difficulty. The AI are really fast at Monaco, so probably worth lowering 10+ points when you get there.

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, BitterToad said:

What should I be doing with Power Units and Gearboxes in the career mode. There's nothing that really explains how wearing them out works or when I should change them?

 

You'll start to notice performance dropping from 50% wear onwards, with more dramatic reduction in performance from 65-70% onwards. Obviously there's a level of management to keep all your power unit elements alive until the end of the season as if you need to take a new one past the 3 (or in some cases 2) components you have for the season, then cue grid penalties. If you have the Standard/High setting for failures, then the more your engine is worn, the greater the risk of a race ending engine failure occuring.

 

All parts wear naturally over time, but wear is enhanced by running at high revs (ICE), not using ERS (Energy Store), being off track (Control Electronics), and some other stuff for the other parts I can't remember - it's all explained on the components screen.

 

The way I work it is to run with the first unit until I hit 60%ish wear on the ICE or Turbo (as those seem to be the components that wear quickest), and then keep those components for practice sessions, swapping to the second unit for qualifying and race, to try and keep units 2, and later 3 in as good shape as possible for race days. Remember to swap after P3, as swapping between Q and R will give you a grid penalty.

 

If you've had a shitty qualifying, then just take a new component to stockpile for later in the season - what's 10 places if you're sat in 17th and limited chance of points?

 

Gearboxes, just swap them every six races unless you have a crash that destroys it (in 2020 they automatically shuffle about, not sure if that's true in 2021 as I stupidly forgot to look). I've never seen a gearbox wear out before the 6th race, even with no durability upgrades.

 

Cavaet: I run 16 race seasons, so if you're running 10 or 23 I don't know if wear scales accordingly or if it runs at the same rate. If it runs at the same rate, then strategy across a 23 race season will have to be dramatically different. Across a 10 race season you'll get through it easily without needing to order any new components.

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That's incredibly helpful, thanks! I'm running 23 race seasons I think but things seem to be wearing out at a similar rate so I'll keep the above in mind. I'll be honest managing a slightly knackered battery around Baku and still coming in 12th was one of the highlights of my gaming decade but it's probably not something I should be aiming for on the reg!

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Game absolutely did not want me to score points at Zandvoort 😄 I was 8th until Ocon bodychecked me into the wall (hard to see from that angle but he did make contact, enough to carry my spin through and lose my wing). Oh well, 14th for a team ranked at the bottom of the performance chart ain't bad I guess? :(

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