It’s been a rough ride for GT7 players over the last 24 hours or so.
Yesterday’s update 1.07 sparked outrage when it reduced credit rewards, making it harder to earn credits and buy cars and upgrades without resorting to microtransactions. Then, after a critical issue extended the server maintenance, GT7 went offline for over 24 hours. Because the game requires an online connection even for single-player content, GT7 has been virtually unplayable, leaving fans understandably frustrated.
Mercifully, a new patch has been deployed that finally fixes the issue with update 1.07. After being offline for nearly 33 hours, the update brings the servers back online so we can all go racing in GT7 again.
We’ve got all the details about the Gran Turismo 7 update 1.08 patch notes right here.
Gran Turismo 7 back online after being unplayable for over 24 hours
In a statement posted on the official Gran Turismo website, Kazunori Yamauchi explained that an issue with update 1.07 was discovered where the game would not start properly for some players. This issue was not discovered during testing, but the lack of communication over the last 24 hours hasn't helped the situation.
Kazunori went on to say that update 1.07 was delayed to “prioritise the safety of the save data of the users.” Update 1.08 was then deployed as a “correctional update.”
As a result, any changes introduced in update 1.07 are still present. Yes, that includes the controversial changes made to the game’s economy. Players have been repeating events with big payouts to earn credits faster. With the latest update, this is much harder as the payouts are significantly less than before.
Kazunori addresses these changes in the statement. “I want to make GT7 a game in which you can enjoy a variety of cars lots of different ways,” he wrote. He adds that the changes are designed to “avoid a situation where a player must mechanically keep replaying certain events over and over again.”
Future updates adding new content, race events, and additional features that will “constructively resolve this.”
Kazunori concluded that he can’t share any more details and wants everyone to “watch over the growth of Gran Turismo 7 from a somewhat longer term point of view.”
As well as fixing the problem with update 1.07 that caused GT7 to go offline for over 24 hours, update 1.08 resolves other issues with cars not appearing in the Used Cars and Legend Cars dealerships and the game not progressing to the World Map in some instances.
You can find the list of changes in the Gran Turismo 7 update 1.08 patch notes below. We’ve also included the update 1.07 patch notes.
Gran Turismo 7 update 1.08 patch notes
Other Improvements and Adjustments
- Fixed an issue wherein the lineup of cars would not appear in the Used Cars and Legend Cars dealerships;
- Fixed an issue wherein in some cases the game would not progress to the World Map, making it impossible to play.
Gran Turismo 7 update 1.07 patch notes
Main Features Implemented
1. Options - Added a [Broadcast Mode] option to the Sound Volume settings within the Global tab of the Options menu. For details, please refer to the 'Broadcast Mode' Added to the 'Sound Volume' Settings' article.
Other Improvements and Adjustments
1. Car Settings - Fixed an issue wherein an application error would occur when selecting a Setting Sheet from the Quick Menu > [Car Settings] > [Detailed Settings] screen within World Circuits while being in Offline Mode; - Fixed an issue wherein copied Setting Sheets would disappear when the Car Settings were opened and closed; - Fixed an issue wherein the Ford GT Race Car '18 would only go into 1st gear when a Fully Customizable Manual Transmission or a Fully Customizable Sequential Transmission were installed; - Fixed an issue wherein cars would be considered within regulation even though they did not meet the Balance of Performance (BoP) regulation.2. Lobby - Fixed an issue wherein some Assist Settings, such as Auto-Drive, were able to be changed or saved even when 'Limit Driving Options' was set to 'Prohibited.'3. Missions & Licenses - Fixed an issue wherein the modified Assist Settings in some events would be saved and would not go back to the default value even after leaving the event.4. Missions - Fixed an issue wherein for some events the wind direction and speed display were set to 0.5. Licenses / Missions / Circuit Experiences - Fixed an issue wherein the specified tires would not be equipped on the vehicle for the following events: ■ Licenses [A-8] Dirt Driving: Beginner (Dirt Tires) [IB-5] Dirt Driving: Intermediate (Dirt Tires) [IA-3] Dirt Driving: Expert (Dirt Tires) [S-5] One Lap Time Attack (Dirt Tires) ■ Missions The Magic Mountain ・Jeep Night Safari (Dirt Tires) Beyond the Horizon ・Beginner Drifting 1 ・American Wilderness (Dirt Tires) Rolling Stone ・Beginner Drifting 2 (Comfort: Medium Tires) Gone with the Wind ・Divine moves on the Spa ・Intermediate Drifting 2 (Racing: Heavy Wet Tires) The Sun Also Rises ・The White Winged Beast (Racing: Soft Tires) ■ Circuit Experiences Colorado Springs (Dirt Tires) Fishermans Ranch (Dirt Tires) Sardegna - Windmills (Dirt Tires)6. World Circuits - Adjusted the rewards for events inside World Circuits according to driving time and difficulty. The adjusted events are as follows: World Touring Car 800 ・24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit ・Monza Circuit World Rally Challenge ・Alsace Village Dirt Champions ・Fisherman’s Ranch ・Sardegna Windmills ・Colorado Springs Lake GT Cup Gr.4 ・High Speed Ring ・Brands Hatch GP Circuit GT Cup Gr.3 ・Spa Francorchamps ・Suzuka Circuit ・Autodrome Lago Maggiore. Full Clubman Cup Plus ・High Speed Ring ・Tsukuba Circuit ・Goodwood American Clubman Cup 700 ・Special Stage Route X American FR Challenge 550 ・Blue Moon Bay Speedway ・Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca ・Willow Springs Raceway7. GT Auto - Fixed an issue wherein opening the Livery data from [Open Design] > [Design List] of the Livery Editor would make all the applied decals disappear; - Fixed an issue wherein the Open Designs and Styles of the Livery Editor could not be opened until the game was rebooted if the temporary data were deleted.8. Garage - Fixed an issue wherein on rare occasions an application error would occur when purchasing cars from Brand Central, Used Cars, and Legendary Cars, or when receiving a car as a prize.9. Physics Simulation Model - Adjusted the model to reduce the grip lost when cars with high downforce are passing over a kerbstone while cornering at its limit.10. Other - Fixed several issues that would occur when there was not enough free space available for temporary data downloaded from the network: ・The Used Cars lineup would not be displayed; ・The News on the Title Screen would not be displayed; ・The Styles could not be applied; - Various other issues have been addressed.