F1 23 Multiplayer: Will Codemasters improve online play?

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A new year has players looking ahead to the next Formula 1 game, but what will F1 23 multiplayer hold for racers everywhere?

Codemasters has had a long and successful run with their annual F1 titles, but that slowed last year as F1 22 rather let down players.

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Its similarity to previous years and lack of development left players a bit let down. But F1 23 can retrieve that with some amazing multiplayer options!

F1 23 multiplayer

As always, F1 23 is expected to have a thriving multiplayer experience.

While the quality of your opposition is never assured in open lobbies, F1’s ranked lobbies can usually keep you away from the chaos once you make it through the early tiers.

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For years now players have had the same experience from multiplayer, but something new could be coming. What could F1 23 bring that changes the game for online racers?

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New events

F1 22 experimented somewhat with a limited time event called the Elimination Event. This race didn’t utilise penalties applied after the race.

Instead, it slowed drivers down automatically for penalties, while every 40 seconds the car in last place was cut from the field like a racing version of Squid Game.

F1 22 Elimination Event
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It was a chaotic and thrilling mode that was a true breath of fresh air to the online experience and it is one we hope Codemasters makes permanent for F1 23.

Lobby stability

For the last few years F1 games have launched in a less-than-stable condition for multiplayer racers.

This has been a huge frustration for leagues in particular, and this is where we want to see some big improvements.

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As Formula 1 grows in popularity, so does F1 Esports and elite leagues like PSGL. Watching desyncs and lobby crashes in front of thousands of viewers is a miserable experience for everyone in the F1 community, and having this fixed ought to be a priority for Codemasters, EA, and even F1.

League support

Speaking of leagues, it would be great to see more tools provided in-game for leagues to operate. In-game calendar and standings for your league would be a terrific touch for managers and drivers alike.

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Further support and tools for players here, along with visibility for those that want to leave open lobbies behind, would be a wonderful addition to the game and cater to the players that pour hours of time into the F1 game both on and off track.