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Gran Turismo 7 July’s update allows lobby setting saves, adds Race Shop

Gran Turismo 7 July's update allows lobby settings saves, adds Race Shop

Version 1.19 is now live, and alongside three news cars it adds crucial online lobby changes and the ability to buy tyres, power restrictors and ballast outside of GT Auto.

The version 1.19 update for Gran Turismo 7 is now live for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 drivers. Alongside the three new cars, perhaps more importantly, the patch adds several pivotal features to the game’s ever-evolving online multiplayer systems and further single-player Café Menu Books.

It weighs in at 1.666 GB on PS4 and 1.373 GB on PS5. Let’s dive into the details.

Gran Turismo 7 Porsche 918 Spyder

You can now save lobby settings

While the online lobby system within Gran Turismo 7 has been, how shall we say, rudimentary at best, since launch, the feature set is now finally starting to build.

Gran Turismo 7 Save Lobby

In the June 1.17 update, the option of changing lobby settings was mercifully added, now at last those lobby settings can now be saved. This is a godsend, allowing those who regularly host online races to save their preferred starting concoction of rules, helping to quickly set up a new lobby each time.

Gran Turismo 7 Load lobby

It was another of GT Sport‘s online features that was notable, until now, by its absence in the current title.

Next steps, track vote and general on-track stability.

Tyres, power restrictors and ballast can be purchased before a race

Arguably the most important feature in this update. Instead of getting to a race and then realising you don’t have the right tyres, before backing out to the main hub and visiting GT Auto, you can now visit a new pre-event Race Shop within the quick menu.

Thank goodness.

Gran Turismo 7 Online Race Shop

This also applies if you’re in an online lobby too. Prior to this update, you had to back out of a lobby, visit GT Auto, and then load back in. A real faff.

Gran Turismo 7Gran Turismo 7 Online Race Shop buying parts

It’s not just tyres, but power restrictors and ballast too. This is crucial for online races, as once a lobby host has determined a ruleset, tuning a road car to match the required PP levels also meant exiting the lobby if you didn’t have these output-adjusting parts installed.

Two new Café Menu Books

With the Café Menu Books effectively acting as the main single-player career, the addition of more is imperative to Gran Turismo 7’s long-term appeal.

Thankfully, two more have been added:

  • Menu Book No. 43: ‘Enter the Neoclassical Challenge’ (Collector Level 33 and above)
  • Menu Book No. 44: ‘Enter the Hyper Car Parade’ (Collector Level 35 and above)

Each of these new books adds three new themed races:

Gran Turismo 7 July Cafe Menu Book

Neoclassical Challenge

  • Fuji International Speedway
  • Red Bull Ring
  • Willow Springs International Raceway

Prize: Five-Star Roulette Ticket

Hyper Car Parade

  • Kyoto Driving Park
  • 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit
  • Trial Mountain Circuit

Prize: Six-Star Roulette Ticket

The six new races can also be accessed via the World Circuits area. In addition, 20 new conversations have been added to the Café so you can read about the intricacies of 90s JDM car design.

Two Extra Café Menu Books

‘Extra’ Café Menu Books don’t involve racing but instead are purely car collecting based. If you purchase the three cars on an Extra book, you unlock an award. If you already own the cars by chance, then simply visit these books upon launching the game and claim your prize.

Two more Extra Café Menu Books arrive with this 1.19 update.

Marcel Kiefer Red Bull Racing Esports

Extra Menu No. 4: ‘Collection: Nissan Fairlady Z’ (Collector Level 29 and above)

Own the:

  • Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX TwinTurbo 2seater (z32) ’89
  • Nissan Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) ’07
  • Nissan Z Performance ’23

Reward: GReddy Fugu Z

Extra Menu No. 5: ‘Collection: Dodge Viper’ (Collector Level 34 and above)

Own the:

  • Dodge Viper GTS ’02
  • Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe ’06
  • Dodge Viper GTS ’13

Reward: Six-Star Roulette Ticket (Parts)

New car release dates

Aha, you may be thinking, the three new carspreviewed yesterday – that arrive with this update are available immediately, right?

Not so fast. The new Porsche is available right now from Brand Central because it’s newer than 2001, however, the classic Nissan Skyline Group 5 race car and the award-winning Maserati are available via the Legend Cars pavilion and not until tomorrow, 29th July.

Gran Turismo 7 - Brand Central
  • Porsche 918 Spyder ’13 – Brand Central – 1,600,000 credits – 664.21 PP
  • Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder ’54 – Legend Cars 29th July – TBC credits
  • Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette Group 5 ’84 – Legend Cars 29th July – TBC credits

You do not need an invite to purchase the Porsche 918.

Fresh Museum entries plus additional tweaks

Gran Turismo 7 Tesla Museum

For the smaller changes this time around, both Tesla and Radical now have Museum sections within their respective Brand Central areas, those using a Logitech G293 wheel should feel tweaked force feedback when at maximum rotation, the Shikoku and cute Tomica diecast car Scapes locations are included and you can now use a horn after performing an engine swap.

Gran Turismo 7 Tomica toy car scape

The full changelog is below, and we’ll keep you updated each time there’s a new Gran Turismo 7 update.

Gran Turismo 7 1.19 July 2022 update, changelog

Main Features Implemented

1. Cars
– The following 3 new cars have been added:
 ・Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder ’54
 ・Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette Group 5 ’84
 ・Porsche 918 Spyder ’13

*The ‘Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder ’54’ and ‘Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette Group 5 ’84’ will be purchasable from ‘Legend Cars’ from 29 July.

2.Cafe
– Added 20 sets of new conversations with the Characters appearing in the Café. These new conversations can be accessed by changing cars in ‘Garage’ and speaking with the Character that is in the Café
– In extra menus, cars which have not been obtained yet can be added or removed from the wishlist.
– The following 2 Menu Books have been added*
 ・Menu Book No. 43: ‘Enter the Neo Classical Challenge’ (Collector Level 33 and above)
 ・Menu Book No. 44: ‘Enter the Hyper Car Parade’ (Collector Level 35 and above)
– The following 2 Extra Menus have been added*
 ・Extra Menu No. 4: ‘Collection: Nissan Fairlady Z’ (Collector Level 29 and above)
 ・Extra Menu No. 5: ‘Collection: Dodge Viper’ (Collector Level 34 and above)

*The new Menu Books and Extra Menus will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 ‘Championship: World GT Series’ and having watched the ending.

3.World Circuits
– The following new events have been added to ‘World Circuits’:
 ・Neoclassical Challenge
  - Fuji International Speedway
  - Red Bull Ring
  - Willow Springs International Raceway
 ・Hyper Car Parade
  - Kyoto Driving Park
  - 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit
  - Trial Mountain Circuit

*In order to play these new events, it is necessary to unlock and accept Menu Books No. 43 and No. 44.

4.Brand Central
– New Museum entries have been added for ‘Tesla’ in the Americas section, and ‘Radical’ in the Europe section.

5.Scapes
– The ‘Tomica Town’ and ‘Shizuoka Region’ locations have been added as featured Curations in Scapes.

6.GT Auto
– ‘Toyo Tires Proxes’ has been added to ‘Customize Cars’ > ‘Livery Editor’ > ‘Race Options’ > ‘Tire Stickers’.

7.Race
– Tires, power restrictors and ballast can now be purchased from the ‘Race Shop’ in the quick menu. The Race Shop is only available in the quick menu for Garage Car races. Additionally, the Race Shop can be accessed from the Lobby and Meeting Place quick menus. However, in Sport Mode it can only be accessed from the Race Details screen before entry.

8.Lobby / Meeting Place / Sport
– ‘Test Connection Quality’ function added to the Sport top page.
– According to the race event settings, the Balance of Performance (BoP) is now displayed as 3 variations: High-speed (H), Mid-speed (M) and Low-speed (L).
– Message templates are now supported in chat. Message templates can only be used in Lobby, Meeting Place and Sport modes. Please note that templates cannot be used in conjunction with free text input.
– The option to ‘Mute Chat messages’ has been added to the menu when selecting a user in the member list.
– User chat messages will now automatically be muted after being reported using the ‘Report user message’ function.

9.Custom Race / Lobby
– ‘Load Settings’ and ‘Save Settings’ functions have been added to the settings screen in Custom Race and Lobby modes. Up to 50 settings can be saved for each of the Custom Race and Lobby modes.
 ・Load Settings
  - When loading settings from a different track, in Custom Race mode all settings except for the track, weather and time (both preset and custom weather) will be loaded. In Lobby mode all settings will be loaded.
  - When using ‘Rival Selection’ > ‘Select from Garage’ in ‘Rival Settings’, if the car saved in the race settings no longer exists in the Garage, it wil be replaced by the car the player is currently driving.
 ・Save Settings
  - As well as being able to save settings, it is possible to ‘Overwrite’ and ‘Delete’ previous settings from the new save button.
  - Settings may be named using up to 32 characters.
  - The save screen can also be accessed from ‘Lobby’ > ‘Quick Menu’ > ‘Race Settings’.
  - The ‘Ghosting During Race’ option under ‘Custom Race’ > ‘Penalty Settings’ has now been removed.

10.Options
– ‘Storage Available’ and ‘Chat Function’ have been added to the Global tab.
 ・Storage Available: Shows the size of items saved on the console storage.
 ・Chat Function: Turns the chat function on/off in Lobbies and Online Races*

*With the Chat Function turned off, a yellow system message will be displayed in the chat history, but all messages both sent and received will be hidden.

Other Improvements and Adjustments

1.Physics Simulation Mode
– Fixed an issue where setting Countersteering Assistance to ‘Strong’ produced excessive feedback on steering controllers with certain cars.

2.Steering Controllers
– On Logitech G923 Racing Wheels the control method for the maximum steering rotation has changed. Reaching the limit now produces a natural level of feedback. The maximum rotation will differ depending on the vehicle.

3.Cafe
– The initial position for the cursor when entering the Cafe is now set to the Menu Book icon on the far left.

4.My Page
– The Milestones section text for completing all bronze or all gold on Missions has been changed from a number to the stage name.

6.Showcase
– In My Library, the details screen for content that has not been shared yet has been changed to a lighter colour to make it easier to differentiate from content that has already been shared.

7.Licenses
– Fixed an issue where the player ghost would not appear after completing a full lap time attack on Super License stages ‘S-8 Autodromo de Interlagos’ and ‘S-10 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’.

8.Wish List
– Wish lists for Brand Central, Legend Cars and Used Cars are now shown together.

9.Sound
– Fixed an issue where the horn sound would not play when performing an engine swap in ‘Garage’ > ‘Tuning Parts’.

10.GT Auto
– The correct car width will now show after installing a wide body kit under ‘Maintenance & Servicing’ > ‘Modify’. Please not that the Jeep Willys MB ’45 is unaffected by this change.

11.Lobby
– Fixed an issue in race settings where it was possible to adjust the ‘Initial Fuel’ after setting ‘Fuel Consumption Rate’ to off.
– Fixed an issue where the viewpoint could not be changed when selecting ‘Spectate’ after a race has started.
– On the ‘Spectate’ screen, after hiding the control panel with the cancel button, it will only reappear after pressing the confirm or cancel buttons.
– Under ‘Penalty Settings’, when ‘Ghosting During Race’ is set to ‘Strong’ the effect where cars are ghosted when colliding with other cars at excessive speeds now applies to all cars regardless of Driver Rating (DR).

Source: Gran Turismo

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