F1 2018

F1 2018 Beta Program Sign-Ups Coming Soon

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 5, 2018
F1 2018

F1 2018 Beta Program Sign-Ups Coming Soon

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 5, 2018

Update: Sign-ups for the F1 2018 Closed Beta program are now open. You can apply for both the offline and online beta programs here. Registration is open across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, but you’ll need a Codemasters account to participate.

There's also a survey available for everyone to fill out in relation to F1 2017 and the overall future of the franchise, where can fans can provide their feedback on the F1 series of games.

Original Story

Codemasters’ annualized F1 series typically sees a new release every Summer, and in 2018 this should be no different. In fact, the developer recently shared in a blog post that its successful beta testing program will be returning for F1 2018 – with both offline and online testing available in the “coming weeks.”

Expect sign-ups to open shortly for the upcoming game, which gives participants the chance to help shape the final product and provide their feedback to the Codemasters development team working on the annual F1 series of games.

“Looking forward to the future, the F1 team here at Codemasters have been working on the newest project,” said Codemasters’ F1 Game Social Media Manager, Jenny. “We can’t wait to share with you what’s being worked on.”

In other F1 game news, a new patch was recently released for F1 2017. This update is in response to feedback from fans and aims to improve the online racing experience. It’s available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and includes the following fixes:

  • ‍Fixed bug where the AI pits every lap after multiple weather transitions.
  • Fixed bug where players will spawn on top of each other on the grid if posting the same time in an online qualifying session.
  • Reduced chance of collision occurring when cars intersect due to network latency.

Feedback for the patch can be given on the official forums in the relevant discussion thread. In addition to the update, Codemasters also recently hired a new Development Liaison, Claire. She will be on the forums full-time, reporting issues directly to the development team that have been sent in from fans. You can find her introduction thread here.

Overall, it does look like the F1 team at Codemasters are gearing up for the year ahead – and this blog post did specify that we can look forward to hearing a lot more details about its upcoming F1 title over the next few months. It also reiterated the fact that Codemasters has been listening to fan-feedback from the F1 community, and that much of this has been useful.

“We’ve been spending a lot of time listening to the feedback you’ve been giving us – so thank you to all of you who’ve sent us your race videos, tweets, and messages in to us,” Jenny says. “The vast majority of you have taken the time to provide us with thorough, extremely useful feedback – and we’ve appreciated it no end.”

In addition to the above, the F1 Esports Series also makes a return for 2018 with its second official season. This year, the official teams of F1 will be setting up their own dedicated esports teams to compete in the event – including all major names, except for Ferrari.

It will be divided into two segments, as the first sees online racers given the chance to earn a place on the official esports driver line-up for one of the official Formula 1 teams, whilst the second will see drivers race on behalf of their official teams as they compete to become the champions of the 2018 F1 Esports Series.

You can learn more about the F1 Esports Series in our dedicated coverage for this year’s upcoming season, which commences with the first of four qualifying events in F1 2017 from April 13th. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on both the F1 Esports Series, as well as this year’s all-new F1 title, F1 2018. Keep it locked on FullThrottle Media for all the latest from Codemasters.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.