Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.17 Patch Notes: New content & improvements for lobbies

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After its tease at the weekend, Update 1.17 has finally arrived in Gran Turismo 7.

With it comes a new track, new cars, fresh events, and even extra Cafe Menus.

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Let's dive into it.

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Watkins Glen

The epic American track has arrived in GT7 as the first post-release track update.

It is hard to think of a better choice Polyphony could have made for the first new track in the game.

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The sweeping turns of the New York circuit are known and loved by many. We can't wait to jump in and grab another Gold Circuit Experience!

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Three new cars

The awesome Suzuki Escudo Pikes Peak Special arrives on 24 June in Legend Cars when the selection turns over.

We don't yet know the price, but it won't be cheap.

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Likewise the 1932 Ford Roadster will be in the next rotation of Legend Cars.

The Suzuki VGT Gr.3 is available immediately from Brand Central.

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Extra Menus

Polyphony has created a new section in the GT Cafe called 'Extra Menus'.

Three menus have been added to this for players to take on. You will need to have completed the regular Menu Books (finished book 39) and have a collector level of 32 to have all three new books available to you.

Gran Turismo 7 Update 1.17 patch notes

Elsewhere in the update there are some welcome improvements to online lobbies and fresh rewards for Online Time Trial.

Here are the full patch notes for the new GT7 update.

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)
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Tracks

The 'Watkins Glen International' race track has been added in two different layouts:

  • Watkins Glen Long Course
  • Watkins Glen Short Course
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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
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These new events will become available at Collector Level 17.

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.

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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'
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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.

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
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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.'

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.

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Race

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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.

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)
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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
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Fixed the calculation method for the following stats under the 'Sport' category in 'Profile' in 'My Page':

  • Pole Positions
  • Races
  • Victories
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Physics Simulation Model

Adjusted the speed of certain hybrid cars when they ran out of fuel.

Sound

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

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
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Others

Various other issues have been addressed.