Everything you need to know about MotoGP 22

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MotoGP 22 is out now, but what are the new modes and features?

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Latest news - 2022 bikes and liveries added in new update

The latest MotoGP 22 has landed on PC and consoles. With it comes new bikes and liveries from the 2022 MotoGP Championship that were missing at launch along with other updates and fixes.

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The MotoGP 22 May 5 update adds new bikes and liveries from the 2022 season.

For a full list of changes, check out the MotoGP 22 May 5 patch notes.

Review

MotoGP 22 is out now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. But does it improve on last year's game?

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Find out our verdict in our MotoGP 22 review.

Beginner's Guide

If you've never played a MotoGP game before, Thankfully, the latest instalment includes a host of tutorials that teach you the basics as well as advanced techniques.

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Our MotoGP 22 Beginner's Guide also has plenty of tips and tricks to help you become World Champion.

MotoGP 22 Nine: Complete Season Walkthrough

One of MotoGP 22's most innovative new features is the historic Nine Season mode. This historic mode lets you relive the 2009 season, one of the most eventful championships in the history of MotoGP.

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Check out our Nine Season walkthrough for a rundown of the races and rewards which are available.

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Art of Racing trailer shows new tutorials

With just two weeks until release, Milestone has released a new MotoGP 22 Art of Racing trailer showcasing the game's revamped tutorials.

To make the motorcycle simulation more accessible for novice riders, MotoGP 22's new tutorials feature track tests with objectives to complete.

Advanced challenges will teach you about fuel consumption, tyre wear and braking strategies.

There's also a new MotoGP Academy mode with timed challenges to help you learn MotoGP 22's 21 official tracks.

Based on your track performance and skill level, a new analysis system also recommends difficulty settings. These changes should make MotoGP 22 the most accessible game yet in the series.

Gameplay trailer

A new gameplay trailer for MotoGP 22 has dropped. It gives players a taste of what the game looks like on the next-gen consoles as well as showing off the split-screen gameplay.

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MotoGP 22 release date

Announced in February 2022, the reveal trailer confirmed that MotoGP 22's official release date is 21 April, 2022.

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The new (NINE) Season 2009 lets you relive one of the most memorable seasons in MotoGP history

In terms of platforms, MotoGP 22 will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.

Price and preorder bonuses

If you pre-ordered a copy of the game for any platform on Amazon you receive two exclusive customisable patterns for your race suit!

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The PS5 version of MotoGP 22 comes in at £54.99 while the PS4 version is £38.95 at Amazon.

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The Xbox Series X|S and One version is listed at £40.95 while the Switch version is £32.95.

On PC, MotoGP 22 is available on Steam for £39.99.

New (NINE) Season 2009 mode

(NINE) Season 2009 is a mode in MotoGP 22 that lets you relive the 2009 season, one of the most memorable seasons in MotoGP history.

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MotoGP 22 wheelies onto consoles and PC on 21 April

With more than 50 minutes of original footage from the 2009 season, this new mode features documentary-style videos narrated by Mark Neale, who directed some of the best MotoGP documentaries. New challenges will let players relive some of the seasons most iconic moments and play as legendary riders including

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Revised Tutorial, MotoGP Academy, and Adaptive Difficulty System

To help newcomers, MotoGP 22 features a revised tutorial. These short gameplay sessions have custom rules to help players understand the basics of the game.

The new MotoGP Academy will also teach players how to improve their riding style and post faster lap times. Challenges focus on electronics, tire consumption, brakes temperature and differences between the three main categories: MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3.

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New features such as an adaptive difficulty system are designed to help newcomers

A new Adaptive Difficulty System also guides players with pop-up messages offering tips on how to adjust the difficulty level to suit their skills. The game will recommend lowering the difficulty If players don’t complete specific challenges or fall off the bike.

If a player finishes a race with tyres in a bad condition, the game will recommend playing the tutorial dedicated to tyre consumption.  

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More realistic than ever before

MotoGP 22 will be more realistic than ever before, with new facial animations, improved 3D characters, and pits.

Using the Ride Height Device, players can manually manage the locking mechanism of the RHD and control the compression of the suspension. Tracks are also enhanced with better rideability and the suspension system is more reactive when riding over curbs.

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You''ll need to closely monitor tyre deformation as it's more realistic than before

In addition, slipstream now affects the tyre and brake temperatures for players and AI riders. The tyre deformation is also more realistic.

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Managerial career

Managerial Career returns to MotoGP 22. This career mode allows players to create their own team or join a real one. You’ll manage every aspect of the team’s strategy, from bike development to hiring staff.  The season can also be customised, allowing players to choose which Grand Prix they want to play from a different set of calendars.

Split screen

For the first time in the series, MotoGP 22 supports local two-player split-screen. Online multiplayer also features cross-play support on consoles from different generations.

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A GOOD START: MotoGP 21 was a great start to life on the next-gen systems for Milestone's games

For example, on PS5 you can race against PS4 players or race with Xbox One players on Xbox Series X|S.  

Riders & Teams

As this is the official MotoGP game for the 2022 season, all of the riders and teams are fully licenced in-game. This includes the new champion Fabio Quartararo, who remains with the Monster Energy Yamaha team. MotoGP 22 includes over 120 official riders from the 2022 season.

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EL DIABLO: World Champion

Changes to the line-ups next year include Enea Bastianini moving to Gresini Racing, Franco Morbidelli being promoted to the Yamaha factory team and Maverick Viñales joining the new Aprilla team. Remy Gardner, Darryn Binder, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Marco Bezzecchi, and Raúl Fernández will also enter the series as rookies.

And of course, this will be the first MotoGP game in a very long time without the Great Valentino Rossi. However, Rossi will feature in the new (NINE) Season 2009 historic mode reliving the 2009 season. MotoGP 22 will also have over 70 historic riders and bikes.

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Calendar

The 2021 MotoGP calendar was almost as disrupted as 2020.

The MotoGP 22 tracks should be pretty much back to normal though, as travel restrictions have eased to a reasonable level now. MotoGP 21 did include the original calendar and we'll be basing any changes from that rather than the final schedule we ended up with.

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BOOKENDER: Valencia is the final round of both the 2009 and 2022 seasons

After being a "Reserve Grand Prix" for years, Indonesia got its first MotoGP round this year as the second race on the roster. This took place at the brand-new Mandalika International Street Circuit, so it'll be a challenge for Milestone to get this one in-game before launch day.

Aside from that, the calendar in 2022 is identical to the original for 2021. Our first round is Losail in Qatar, with the 21st and final race taking place in Valencia.

We also get Historical circuits to play on as well. These include Donington, Laguna Seca, Brno, Indianapolis and Estoril.