GT Sport: Update 1.43 Now Available

Another free update has arrived for GT Sport - adding wet weather conditions, new cars and plenty more besides!


Ok, the wet weather update ended up being a bit of a bummer considering it only applies to the Austrian Red Bull Ring venue - I'm sure many folks were hoping for a wider sprinkling of the wet stuff - but don't despair, plenty of other free goodies are included in the new build too..

As always, the update has been deployed as a free content drop to the PlayStation 4 exclusive racing game from Polyphony Digital. Alongside wet conditions for the Red Bull Ring, the August build also includes five new cars from the likes of Honda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Toyota, plus the now customary GT League Round updates - check the details out below:

New Cars
  • Honda S2000 ‘99 (N200)
  • Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo ‘91 (N300)
  • Nissan Silvia K’s Dia Selection (S13) ‘90 (N200)
  • Subaru Impreza Coupe WRX Type R STi Version VI ‘99 (N300)
  • Toyota Corolla Levin 1600GT APEX (AE86) ‘83 (N100)
New GT League Rounds:
  • Two rounds added to the Beetle &Samba Bus Festa (Beginner League)
  • Two rounds added to the J-Sports Meeting (Amateur League)
  • Two rounds added to the All Japan GT Car Championships (Professional League)
  • One round added to the Porsche Cup (Endurance League)
Tracks:
  • Rain conditions added for the Red Bull Ring

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Mr Latte

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How much fun or rewarding is this title with the Fanatec DD wheel?
Is it even possible at R|D forums to ask, mmmmm :unsure:
 

Cote Dazur

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If I could connect my wheel to a ps4, I would probably enjoy GTS every once in a while.
 

Nick Gregory

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How much fun or rewarding is this title with the Fanatec DD wheel?
Is it even possible at R|D forums to ask, mmmmm :unsure:
I'm sure there are people out there who have bought a Podium PS4 just to play GTS. I would like to try it, but that would mean buying a PS4, plus GTS, and probably a PS+ subscription. I do intend to get a Podium PS4 though.
 

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How much fun or rewarding is this title with the Fanatec DD wheel?
Is it even possible at R|D forums to ask, mmmmm :unsure:
I fire it up every now and then to throw the GT3 and GT4 stuff around when I don't want to commit to something more strenuous (like AC) but I don't like anything else in the game.

Note that the throttle is non-linear: the first ~60% of travel does basically nothing, and then the throttle spikes, and the last ~15% does basically nothing. It's very difficult to apply power smoothly because of this, which makes all the classic cars a chore to drive and not at all fun and the furthest thing from realistic.

The wheel rotation is set automatically per car by the game and you can't do anything about it. Some cars are OK, and some it feels weird in. YMMV

Both of the above things are by design (the throttle being especially terrible, and weird that it's intended) and you can not change them.

Those two things are the reason I only ever drive GT3/4 because they're just a bit less sensitive to that stuff. Anything faster and the steering becomes an issue, anything with less grip and the throttle becomes an issue.

Honestly, unless you already have a PS4 and a wheel that works with it I wouldn't bother.
 

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when I play on PS4, fully enjoy the wireless controller, it's almost like the whole point of the console is to sit on sofa :) rather then being strapped into racing seat with steering wheel :) but I understand that everyone has their own ways of enjoying games

it is true though that the single player experience isn't really deep, and multiplayer can still be quite a destruction derby,

plus one thing I definitely hate about it is that you can't pick your region. I have my account as Czech Rep. becasue that's whee I'm from, there's where I had my PS account , but live in Canada now
and where this sucks is that in MP racing, I automatically go to europe, so the network lag makes it difficult to enjoy racing :(
and on top of that , when I play, most of the europe sleeps, so matchmaking can take quite a while, and also the "balancing" can be ingored, becasue of not enough people :(
 
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when I play on PS4, fully enjoy the wireless controller, it's almost like the whole point of the console is to sit on sofa :) rather then being strapped into racing seat with steering wheel :) but I understand that everyone has their own ways of enjoying games
Yes, I am also thinking about to buy a PS4 with GT Sport. Just for the fact to race on the couch and have some proper online racing. Watched recently some Super-GT Videos on YouTube and it really looks like fun, even with a Controller. For the overkill setup you have iRacing and your rig.
 

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Yes, I am also thinking about to buy a PS4 with GT Sport. Just for the fact to race on the couch and have some proper online racing. Watched recently some Super-GT Videos on YouTube and it really looks like fun, even with a Controller. For the overkill setup you have iRacing and your rig.
Proper online racing in GT Sport? GT Sport online racing is a great bumper car sim.