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Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 Patch Notes, Here Are The Changes & Additions

The latest driving simulator for the PS4 and PS5 from Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 7, will receive update 1.26 next week on November 24, 2022, which will feature brand new vehicles, and the full patch notes will be made available around the same time.

Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital and creator of the Gran Turismo series, announced on Twitter that update version 1.26 for Gran Turismo 7 will be available for download starting next week on November 24, 2022.

As is usually the case with these GT7’s content updates, Kaz shared a picture of three cars that have been darkened to leave an element of surprise for fans. The game is scheduled to continue receiving such content drops in the foreseeable future, and this is just one its many planned updates.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.26 Patch Notes

Check back here to find the full patch notes for update 1.26 as they become available. For now, we’ve put together a tentative list, with the cars that have been speculated to be the three news one being added in this update.

Main Features Implemented

1. Cars
– The following four new cars have been added:
・BMW M2 Competition ’18
・Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth ’87 (Purchasable at ‘Used Cars’);
・Nissan Silvia K’s Aero (S14) ’96 (Purchasable at ‘Used Cars’);
・Gran Turismo Red Bull X2019 25th Anniversary (Obtainable from the ‘Gran Turismo 25th Anniversary’ banner at the top right of the World Map between 24 November and 3 January;)

2. Tracks
– The ‘Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta’ race track has been added.

3. World Map
– A number of events and a special themed map have been added to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series.

4. Brand Central
– New Museum section for ‘DS Automobiles’ has been added for Europe (France.)

5. Used Cars
– The new ‘Car Valuation Service’ feature has been added. The ‘Car Valuation Service’ will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 (‘Championship: World GT Series’) and having watched the ending.

6. Café
– The following two Extra Menus have been added:
・Extra Menu No. 12: ‘Collection: Renault’ (Collector Level 31 and above);
・Extra Menu No. 13: ‘Collection: Nissan Skyline GT-R’ (Collector Level 40 and above);

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

7. World Circuits
– The following new events have been added to ‘World Circuits’:
・Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
– Race of Turbo Sportscars
– American FR Challenge 550
– Gr.1 Prototype Series
・Brands Hatch
– European FR Challenge 550
・Willow Springs Raceway
– Historic Sports Car Masters

8. Scapes
– The ‘Road Atlanta’ and ‘Illumination’ locations have been added as featured Curations in Scapes.

9. GT Auto
– 23 new paint colours have been added to the Real Car Paint section of the Paint Shop.

10. Multiplayer
– Qualifying and Grid Start features have been added to Lobby.

11. Showcase
– A new ‘Popular Users’ category has been added to the Discover section;
– A list of players who have ‘Liked’ or ‘Reposted’ a User Generated Content can now be displayed in said content’s details section;
– Christmas songs have been added to the music track list.

12. Options
– It is now possible to calibrate a handbrake controller under [Options] > [Controller] > [Steering Controller Settings].
– It is now possible to set race functions for the push button dials on the THRUSTMASTER® T-GT by selecting ‘Other Buttons’ on the bottom left of the [Controller] > [Steering Controller Settings] screen.
– It is now possible to set race functions for the control stick buttons on the Fanatec® GT DD Pro by selecting ‘Other Buttons’ on the bottom left of the [Controller] > [Steering Controller Settings] screen.

Other Improvements and Adjustments

1. Physics Simulation Model
– Adjusted the initial downforce values for the following cars:
・Super Formula Dallara SF19 Super Formula / Honda ’19
・Super Formula Dallara SF19 Super Formula / Toyota ’19

2. Race Screen
– Fixed an issue wherein setting ‘Show Race Info’ to ‘Off’ in ‘Display Settings’ would cause options such as tyre menus to not display on pit-in.

3. Showcase
– The ‘Content Type’ function has been changed from a dropdown menu to buttons. This also applies to the gallery function on ‘My Page.’

4. Penalty Line
– The location of the Penalty Line has been adjusted for the following tracks:
・Deep Forest Raceway – Reverse
・Trial Mountain Circuit – Reverse

5. Braking Areas
– The braking areas on Trial Mountain have been adjusted.

6. Sound
– Fixed an issue wherein rain sound effects would not play properly on replays;
– Adjusted the engine sounds for certain vehicles.

7. Localisation
– Fixed various text localisation issues.

GT7 was developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game is the eighth chapter in the mainline Gran Turismo series. It was revealed during the PlayStation 5 reveal event on June 11, 2020, and was released on March 4, 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, making it the series’ first multi-console entry.

The game uses the PlayStation 5’s improved processing capabilities, dedicated ray-tracing hardware, custom solid-state drive storage, Tempest Engine, and DualSense controller to support features like advanced haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, real-time ray tracing features during replays, 3D spatial audio, and faster loading times. Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5 also has 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, as well as compatibility for high dynamic range.

Muhammad Ali Bari

Muhammad Ali Bari has a knack for covering reviews. He manages our content pipeline, creates timelines for scheduled editorial tasks, and helps us cover exciting content. In his spare time, he enjoys playing multiplayer games.

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