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GT Sport update 1.65 preps the game for the Olympics

GT Sport update 1.65 preps the game for the Olympics

A new game update is available for GT Sport, and with it brings a series of small, but noticeable changes.

Weighing in at 3.293 GB and following a period of tell-tale server maintenance in the early hours of this morning, version 1.65 brings ‘several changes’ to the main Sport Mode for the upcoming ‘Olympic Virtual Series – Motor Sport Event’.

The Olympic Virtual Series will utilise various virtual sports as a precursor to the main Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Due to take place this month, starting 13th May, GT Sport will be the FIA-backed entry in the competition.

Inside the game right now, however, no obvious changes are present. I can only suspect that the majority of this update means that an Olympic event of some description is now ready for deployment later this month.

GT Sport update 1.65 preps the game for the Olympics

Elsewhere, there is an adjustment to the Balance of Performance (BoP) in the game for Gr.4 and Gr.3 cars, altering the fuel consumption rate. This will help with Race C of the Daily Races within Sport Mode which usually utilises a longer race where strategy comes into play and also the ongoing FIA events. Although, a mid-season BoP tweak will always be the subject of much discussion.

There’s also a change to the Sport Mode penalty system, an ever-evolving process, this time making sure “severe penalties are no longer issued due to differences in internet network environments.” I suspect this can reduce the penalty received should you be unlucky enough to come across someone suffering from lag.

Finally, “various other issues have been addressed”, but at this stage in the games’ lifecycle, these will be minute. The new Toyota GR 86 sportscar is expected in the game, as it will be part of the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup in August, but it’s not in this update.

As ever, keep reading Traxion for the latest Gran Turismo news.

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