Revealed cover, Miami circuit, release date, editions and more

F1 22 is fast approaching!

We were able to get hands-on with a preview build, as well as chat directly with Codemasters about the new game.

Here’s EVERYTHING you need to know!

Latest News – Official Soundtrack Revealed

For the first time in the series, F1 22 will feature an official custom soundtrack. This includes 33 artists from 13 countries, such as Diplo, Alesso & Marshmello, and James Bay. You can watch the official F1 22 soundtrack here.

New screenshots show final F1 22 car models

Codemasters has released a new batch of screenshots showing the final F1 22 car models for the first time. The F1 22 cars have been redesigned for the 2022 season according to the new rules and regulations, with improved aerodynamics and increased weight.

The sidepods are removed on the Mercedes car in F1 22.

F1 Life and Supercars First Look Gameplay

With only a few weeks to go until launch, we’ve tested F1 Life, the new F1 22 lifestyle simulator. In our latest preview, we also tested the F1 22 supercars to find out how they handle.

F1 22 trophies and achievements list revealed

With less than a month to go until launch, Codemasters and EA have revealed the full list of F1 22 trophies and achievements. With 51 PlayStation Trophies and 50 Xbox/Steam Achievements, there are plenty of additional challenges for the finishers.

Getting the Platinum trophy in F1 22 will take a lot of dedication!

F1 22 Features Trailer

As F1 22 gets closer to launch, Codemasters and EA have released a new F1 22 trailer showcasing new features in the game. We finally got our first look at the F1 Life social hub along with speed racing, adaptive AI, the updated My Team mode and much more.

Changes in the circuits of Spain, Australia and Abu Dhabi

While F1 22 will feature the new Miami Grand Prix, several existing circuits will also be updated to reflect the real-life changes. New screenshots show the updated layouts for the circuits in Spain, Australia and Abu Dhabi.

The Australian F1 Circuit 22 is laser scanned for the first time in a Codemasters F1 game.

The Australian circuit is also laser scanned, meaning it will be more precise than ever. Hopefully this is a sign that Codemasters will laser scan more tracks in future F1 games.

How F1 22 cars are driven

We got the chance to drive around a handful of tracks in a preview version of F1 22. The selection of Imola, Miami, COTA, Silverstone and Red Bull Ring really put the cars to the test!

The F1 22 cars carry a lot more weight, as Codemasters have done an excellent job of translating these heavier beasts into the new game. Perhaps the biggest noticeable difference is the inertia of the car.

With heavier wheels, it’s harder to push and speed the car through slow corners. It’s also harder to ride over curbs thanks to the lower ride heights. Read our preview for a fuller look at how the handling has changed for F1 22.

Release date

F1 22 has an official release date of July 1 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC.

However, you can play it early…

Champions Edition

Champions Edition comes with three days early access! That means you can run from June 28.

Along with that early access, players will get new MyTeam icons, 18,000 PitCoins, and an F1 Life starter pack.

But what exactly is F1 Life?

F1 life

F1 Life is effectively a place to showcase your own flair, flair and success on the track. It effectively replaces Braking Point from F1 2021, but Codemasters has confirmed that the story mode will return in future F1 games.

Codemasters gives you the chance to live like an F1 driver in F1 22. F1 Life is the location of the multiplayer lobbies, which comes as a hub that players can decorate with items and an avatar to wear.

F1 Life is a new lifestyle simulator inspired by Test Drive Unlimited and The Sims.

Codemasters is working with various apparel brands like Puma, Sparco, and Beats to bring t-shirts, sneakers, joggers, jeans, and more to the game for players to style their driver.

supercars

For the first time in the series, F1 22 features a roster of supercars from Aston Martin, Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes. Players can drive supercars between races in time trials and Pirelli Hot Laps challenges.

Eight drivable supercars appear in F1 22, including the hybrid McLaren Artura.

At launch, F1 22 will feature eight supercars, from the hybrid McLaren Artura to the mid-engined Ferrari F8 Tributo. You can find the full list of F1 22 supercars here.

You can also drive the safety cars in F1 22. Both the official F1 safety are pre-order bonuses as part of the Champions Edition.

My team

The successful driver/owner mode returns for F1 22. My team will see you take control of an 11th team on the grid as owner and main driver.

Players will have to decide where to invest money in the factory, deal with staffing issues, and hire their own teammate.

New for this year are input status options. This allows players to choose the type of team they want to be. Will it be a poor privateer starting right at the back of the grid, or perhaps a relatively well off brand that can compete in midfield? Or maybe he’s just looking to make the dreams of the Volkswagen Group come true by entering the sport as an immediate title challenger!

LIDER THE PACK – Live out your wildest F1 dreams with the official game

Customization options are also expanded, though still limited, in F1 22. Different paint finishes have been added for your car, allowing players to apply a glossy, satin, metallic, or matte look.

career mode

Career Mode also returns, and while little is known of any alterations to the way R&D or driver moves are made, we know the feel of race weekends will change.

Practice programs are being updated, while there are new options for more interactive formation laps and pit stops. These include placing your car in the grid slot and becoming your pitbox.

There are also updated rebroadcasts, with the ability to get a TV-style view of safety car periods, allowing you to move ahead of the procession and restart faster.

It’s also time to say goodbye to Jeff, as our not-so-reliable race engineer has been replaced in F1 22 by ex-McLaren engineer Marc Priestley.

crossplay

For the first time ever, F1 22 will feature crossplay! That means Xbox, PlayStaton and PC players will be able to compete against each other.

The only caveat is that this is coming in a post-launch update. The reason is that Codemasters outsourced a specialist team to provide cross-play for F1 22. That team was based in the Ukraine, so for obvious reasons part of the game will not be released and will be implemented at a later date.

virtual reality

Another first! F1 22 will be VR compatible for PC gamers.

This means that those who are lucky enough to have an Occulus Quest 2, HTC Vive, etc. can now enjoy F1 cars in virtual reality. However, there are no plans for PSVR support.

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