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Gran Turismo 7’s June 1.17 update is the game’s most significant so far

Gran Turismo 7's June 1.17 update is the game's most significant so far

June 1.17 update not only added three new cars and Watkins Glen, it finally allows online lobby settings changes, time trial rewards and adds new events.

After the reveal yesterday, Gran Turismo 7’s 1.17 June update is now live on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, alongside the full changelog.

There are three new cars and one new track with two layout options, but there are also more events and subtle tweaks, plus arguably the most important change to date – online lobby settings changes. Here are what we think are the most important details.

Online lobby settings changes

This took long enough, didn’t it? Long the behest of the Gran Turismo 7 community, up until today you could not change any lobby settings once a room has been set up.

This was doubly frustrating as GT Sport did allow this, and all the menu options looked to be present.

But fret not, it’s now a feature once more. Breath that sigh of relief.

Gran Turismo 7 online lobby setup

In this example, I’ve set up a classic ‘Gggg’ lobby with Northern Isle Speedway and zero effort. Upon the lobby loading, I can now go to the Host Settings area and select ‘Edit Event Settings’. There I could change the track, laps, weather, car class, Balance of Performance and on and on. A large selection of options without having to close the lobby and restart.

Gran Turismo 7 online lobby settings changes, June update

In my testing, I did encounter an error code when switching tracks when only I was in the lobby, but let’s hope that’s because the servers were just coming back online. As for the on-track stability, we’ll do further testing over the coming days.

A refuelling speed option has also been added for lobby races.

Watkins Glen International Circuit Experience and race events

Want to learn a fresh track and earn some quick cash? Good news, because as Watkins Glen is a brand new venue – as opposed to a new layout of an existing in-game track – there is an additional Circuit Experience challenge.

Watkins Glen International circuit experience Gran Turismo 7

This is where you learn the track sector by sector, before setting a full lap time and trying to beat bronze, silver and gold times.

There are 1,000,000 credits awarded for all gold, plus the 200,000 for bronze and the four sectors. This is a quick way of helping you towards the purchase of the news cars.

Watkins Glen International race events Gran Turismo 7

Three new races have been added in the World Circuits area, all set at Watkins Glen. The 10-lap World Touring Car 800 race is offering 200,00 credits before a clean race bonus.

  • Watkins Glen International Circuit Experience
  • American FR Challenge 550
  • American Clubman Cup 700
  • World Touring Car 800

Three Extra Café Menu Books with a new structure

As close as you can get to a traditional career within Gran Turismo 7, the Café Menu Books mix racing with car collecting.

hree Extra Café Menu Books with a new structure

Three more have been added in 1.17, details of the events and prizes are below:

Extra Menu No. 1: ‘Collection: Toyota 86’

Own the:

  • Toyota Corolla Levin 3door 1600GT APEX (AE86) ’83
  • TOYOTA 86 GT ’15
  • Toyota GR86 RZ ’21

Reward: 4-Star Roulette Ticket

Gran Turismo 7 Extra Menu No. 1: 'Collection: Toyota 86'

Extra Menu No. 2: ‘Collection: Honda Type R’

Own the:

  • Honda Civic Type R (EK) ’98
  • Honda Integra Type R (DC2) ’98
  • Honda NSX Type R ’92

Reward: Honda NSX Gr.B Rally Car

Gran Turismo 7 a Menu No. 2: 'Collection: Honda Type R'

Extra Menu No. 3: ‘Collection: Rotary Engine’

Own the:

  • Mazda RX-7 GT-X (FC) ’90
  • Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) ’02
  • Mazda RX-8 Spirit R ’12

Reward: 6-Star Roulette Ticket (Engine)

Gran Turismo 7 Extra Menu No. 3: 'Collection: Rotary Engine'

The change to other Menu Books is that there are no additional races to complete. These three are purely car collection-based. Buy the cars required and the prize will unlock.

If you already own the prescribed vehicles, then all you need to do is open the Café and select each of the three new books to claim your prize. That would explain why these are categorised as ‘Extra Menus’.

Once ticked off, Luca will tell you more about the cars, plus 41 sets of new conversations have been added to this game area.

Sport Mode Time Trial now pays out

A recent addition to the Sport Mode ranked racing section has been the addition of a Time Trial, where you compete for the top times via a simple online leaderboard.

Today’s new Time Trial event also adds a feature, the paying out of rewards based on your finishing position.

Gran Turismo 7 Sport Mode Time Trial now pays rewards

Reminding us of The Crew 2‘s Live Summits, the top 3 per cent of players will receive a gold award and 2,000,000 credits. Silver nets 1,000,000 credits for being in the top five per cent of leaderboard times and a top 10 per cent nets a bronze reward of 250,000.

The main Spot Mode hub area is filling out nicely, with the World Series, Toyota Gazoo competition, Daily Races and Time Trials. Now, this menu will also display your number of Sport Mode Races, Victories, Top 5 Finishes and quantity of gold, silver and bronze Time Trial results.

New cars release date and store location

We covered the three news cars and fresh venue yesterday, but just in case you weren’t aware, here are the new cars and which shop you can purchase them from:

  • 1932 Ford Roadster ‘63 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’ from 24 June)
  • Suzuki V6 ESCUDO Pikes Peak Special ’98 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’ from 24 June)
  • Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3 Version) – Brand Central – Available now – 450,000 Credits – 710.47 PP

You can also try the ESCUDO in today’s new Time Trial event within the Sport Mode.

Gran Turismo 7 Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3 Version) - Brand Central

Full Gran Turismo 7 June Update 1.17 Changelog

The full list of changes, which also includes new Scapes, the Watkins Glen Track and glistening paint colours is listed below. Don’t forget to add a horn button…

1. Cars
 - The following three new cars have been added:
  ・1932 Ford Roadster ‘63 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’ from 24 June);
  ・Suzuki V6 ESCUDO Pikes Peak Special ’98 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’ from 24 June);
  ・Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3 Version)

2. Tracks
 - The ‘Watkins Glen International’ race track has been added in two different layouts:
  ・Watkins Glen Long Course
  ・Watkins Glen Short Course

3. World Circuits
 - ‘Circuit Experience’ has been added to the ‘Watkins Glen International’ track in the ‘Americas’ section.
 - The following new events have been added to ‘World Circuits’:
  ・Watkins Glen International
   - American FR Challenge 550
   - American Clubman Cup 700
   - World Touring Car 800

These new events will become available at Collector Level 17.

4. Scapes
 - The ‘Watkins Glen International’ location has been added as a featured Curation in Scapes;
 - A new spot has been added to the Scapes demo roll.

5. Café
 - Added 41 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;
 - New ‘Extra Menus’ have been introduced: these menus provide opportunities to complete new car collections and are accessible after a certain Collector Level has been reached. In Update 1.17, the following three Extra Menus have been added:
  ・Extra Menu No. 1: ‘Collection: Toyota 86’
  ・Extra Menu No. 2: ‘Collection: Honda Type R’
  ・Extra Menu No. 3: ‘Collection: Rotary Engine’

The new Extra Menus will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 (‘Championship: World GT Series’) and having watched the ending, with a player’s Collector Level of at least 20 for Extra Menu No. 1 and 2, and a Collector Level of at least 32 for Extra Menu No. 3.

6. GT Auto
 - The following four new paint colours have been added:
  ・Ford Roadster Black
  ・Suzuki Escudo Pikespeak Red
  ・Suzuki VGT Gr3 Blue
  ・Suzuki VGT Gr3 Black

7. Options
 - The ‘Horn’ command can now be assigned to a button in the controller configuration menu. ‘Horn’ is not available for race cars and certain other cars;
 - ‘In-game Notifications’ settings for ‘Now Playing’ are now stored in the Save Data;
 - A ‘Steering Controller Settings’ option has been added to the Controllers menu. This menu can be used to check connected steering wheel controllers and adjust related input values. Pedal sensitivity can also be adjusted from ‘Pedal Calibration.’

Other Improvements and Adjustments

1. Multiplayer
 - Event Settings can now be changed after a room has been created in ‘Lobby;’
 - The ‘Variable Time Speed Rate’ value in ‘Time / Water Settings’ can now be changed from 10x to 30x.

2. Race
 - Added a ‘Refuelling Speed’ option to ‘Race Settings’ in ‘Lobby’ and ‘Custom Races;’
 - Added a ‘Load Ghost’ option to the ‘Ghost Settings’ menu from [Quick Menu] > [Settings];
 - The correct road wetness will now be automatically applied if ‘Custom Weather’ is selected from ‘Time / Weather’ options in ‘Lobby’;
 - Fixed an issue wherein the rewards at the end of a race would not match the adjusted values following a change in the Event Settings in ‘Race Settings’ from the Quick Menu;
 - Changed the number of laps set for each course in [Arcade] > [Single Race] when in Offline Mode.

3. Sport
 - Added Gold, Silver, and Bronze target times rewards to ‘Online Time Trial’. It is now possible to obtain those rewards by re-entering ‘Sport’ after an Online Time Trial ranking registration period has ended;
 - The following game stats are now displayed at the top of the screen in ‘Sport’:
  ・Races
  ・Victories
  ・No. of Top 5 Finishes
  ・No. of Gold Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)
  ・No. of Silver Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)
  ・No. of Bronze Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)

4. My Page
 - The following items have been added to ‘Profile’ in ‘My Page’:
  ・No. of Top 5 Finishes
  ・No. of Gold Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)
  ・No. of Silver Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)
  ・No. of Bronze Record Finishes (Online Time Trial

 - Fixed the calculation method for the following stats under the ‘Sport’ category in ‘Profile’ in ‘My Page’:
  ・Pole Positions
  ・Races
  ・Victories

5. Physics Simulation Model
 - Adjusted the speed of certain hybrid cars when they ran out of fuel.

6. Sound
 - Fixed an issue with the Ford GT LM Race Car Spec II engine sound.

7. GT Auto
 - Fixed an issue wherein a livery data error would occur when transferring liveries from ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ with the following cars:
  ・Toyota 86 GT ’15
  ・Toyota 86 GRMN ’16
  ・Honda Civic Type R (EK) ’98

8. Others
 - Various other issues have been addressed.

Changelog source: Gran Turismo

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