New Options and Occasions Will Assist You Get Prepared For The Outside Using Season.
Expensive Members of the Media and Zwifters,
I’m writing in the beginning of the winter vacation season, and such as you, I’m wanting ahead to spending time with household and family members over the subsequent few weeks. After all, presently of yr, many of the international inhabitants even have shorter days and colder climate to take care of, so I’m using on Zwift greater than ever proper now. Thankfully, there are a bunch of recent options and enjoyable, participating content material that can preserve me busy over the subsequent a number of months as I begin to construct health forward of the spring and summer time using season.
Considered one of our favourite issues about Zwift is how so many individuals come collectively within the digital world, and a variety of our new options are designed to assist assist us just do that. Different options are designed to make Zwift simpler to make use of, serving to to get extra individuals enthusiastic about using in Zwift and becoming a member of our group as all of us collectively trip by way of winter and towards spring.
I’m additionally excited that Zwift is internet hosting the 2023 UCI Biking Esports World Championships. The occasion will take a look at racers in a completely new format designed to provide fierce competitors and supply thrilling viewing for spectators. The races will probably be held in a brand-new map that can even be obtainable for our group to get pleasure from.
I’m extra excited than ever to get Zwifting, and excited to share this season’s new options and content material with you; please preserve studying to find out about this season’s greatest new options.
Mark Cote, Zwift Vice President of Content material
New Options for This Season On Zwift (December 2022 by way of March 2023)
>> Scotland Map <<
Coming in February
We’ve created worlds modeled on actual locations previously, and maps that precisely replicate UCI Street World Championship programs, however Scotland is the primary Zwift map that’s influenced by the real-world UCI World Championship location and in addition designed to optimize all racing on Zwift.
The brand new map helps a three-race format that will probably be used for the 2023 UCI Biking Esports World Championships in February, and contains options not seen anyplace else in Zwift, together with a loopable hill and a devoted time trial course that can make racing at each degree enjoyable.
The Scotland map is impressed by the bucolic Scottish panorama, the town of Glasgow’s distinctive structure, and the encircling areas. As you trip by way of the world, you’ll see well-known landmarks and sights from the nation, together with castles, mountains and cityscapes.
All Zwifters could have the possibility to hitch occasions on the brand new map beginning in late January. You’ll be capable of free-ride in Scotland beginning in mid-March.
For extra data: Slides 5 and 14-20 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Personalised Leaderboards <<
Coming to Zwift Companion App in February
I like parsing my information as a lot as you do, and I’m so excited to share this new function with you. This replace to the Zwift Companion app will enable Zwifters to see and analyze their instances on Zwift segments. Zwifters will be capable of monitor their time on segments and see how they alter over time. When Personalised Leaderboards launch, Zwifters will be capable of evaluate their instances throughout their lifetime on Zwift.
Sooner or later, this function will enable Zwifters to match and analyze different Zwift information.
For extra data: Slides six and 7 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> HoloReplay Updates <<
Spawning in early Q1 2023
Since launching earlier this yr, HoloReplays have shortly grow to be one in every of our favourite Zwift options.
Whereas it’s tempting to not mess with success, we’ve determined so as to add extra performance to HoloReplay, letting Zwifters now trip towards their Replays on whole routes along with segments.
As earlier than, Zwifters can replay their 90-day PR, final effort, each on the identical time, or you possibly can flip your replay off. HoloReplays can come on throughout Pacer Group rides and free rides, and all of your section and route instances are recorded, aside from group exercises, meetups, or different actions which have rubberbanding enabled.
For extra data: Slide eight within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Zwift ‘For You’ <<
Coming to the Residence Display screen Beginning in December
The brand new “For You” carousel will seem on the high of the homescreen and can make it simpler for Zwifters to find their most popular in-game content material, together with group rides, different Zwifters they could need to trip with, and on-demand exercises. All the content material Zwifters use most frequently will probably be proper there the place it’s simple to search out.
The brand new ‘For You’ carousel will step by step roll out to all Zwifters beginning in December.
Sooner or later, “For You” will enable Zwift to advocate content material to you based mostly in your current rides, occasions you’ve signed up for, and Pacer Teams rides you’ve participated in.
For extra data: Slide 9 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Discord Chat Integration for Golf equipment <<
On the road now!
Using down the highway chatting with a good friend is likely one of the biggest pleasures in any bike owner’s life. Discord – the main social platform for voice and tex chat – makes it simple to speak whereas using on Zwift, if you’re not inside earshot of your mates. It’s a enjoyable approach to trip and chat, and a really useful software to permit teammates to coordinate ways throughout a race. To make it simpler to search out your membership’s Discord chat, we’ve launched a method for golf equipment to combine a Discord hyperlink into their profile within the Zwift Companion App.
For extra data: Slide ten within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Sub 30-Minute Exercises <<
In an effort to offer larger selection for time-crunched athletes and the rising variety of newbie and leisure cyclists on Zwift, we’ve added 10 new sub-30 minute exercises, doubling the variety of exercises in that assortment. These new exercises will assist anybody slot in a enjoyable, productive trip in even the shortest window of time.
For extra data: Slide 11 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Be part of A Zwifter <<
Again by well-liked demand, Be part of a Zwifter permits you to simply trip or run with individuals you comply with on Zwift, professional athletes, and even the occasional movie star. You’ll find Be part of a Zwifter on the homescreen, and will probably be within the “For You” carousel, when it rolls out.
In its new iteration, Be part of a Zwifter will present you the common velocity of individuals in your Be part of a Zwifter display, in addition to their elapsed trip or run time, so that you don’t be part of somebody chasing a HoloReplay who gained’t need to chat, or somebody simply ending a trip.
For extra data: Slide 12 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
New Content material for This Season On Zwift (December 2022 by way of March 2023)
>> UCI Biking Esports World Championships <<
Happening in February
To amp up the thrill for the 2023 UCI Biking Esports World Championships, Zwift has partnered with the 2023 UCI Biking World Championships. The actual-world occasions will happen in Glasgow in August, 2023. For the Esports World Championships, going down in February, Zwift has created a brand new map, impressed by Glasgow. This new atmosphere is Zwift’s first to be designed particularly for a UCI Biking Esports World Championship occasion, and was created to assist a brand new format of racing because of debut on the occasion, The Zwift Battle Royale.
This format will crown the final word all-around Zwifters. To do this, the World Championships occasions will embrace three races, every going down on a course particularly constructed for that stage of racing. The primary stage, The Punch, will ship racers out on a rolling circuit that can present a right away take a look at of racers’ health, technique, and Zwiftcraft. Out of 100 starters in each the ladies’s and males’s races, solely the highest 30 stage one finishers will advance to stage two.
The second stage, The Climb, is a climber’s race that can repeatedly ship the remaining area up steep grades – 161 meters of climbing in 8.6 kilometers. Solely the highest ten finishers on this stage will advance to the third and closing stage.
Stage three, The Podium, is an elimination race contested on a difficult crit circuit in digital Glasgow. The elimination is a well-liked and thrilling format of racing generally seen on a velodrome’s banks. On Zwift, the elimination will pull out the final rider throughout the road at every of the circuit’s two arches, bringing monitor racing pleasure and ways to Zwift’s digital roads for the primary time. As soon as the sector has been whittled all the way down to the final three riders, there will probably be a dash for World Champions’ stripes!
With eliminations occurring all through the three races, and PowerUps enabled, this race would be the final take a look at of on-bike energy and velocity, in addition to Zwift technique and ability.
The nationwide groups lining as much as race the world championships embrace each riders chosen by federations and high finishes on the continental qualifier races held in November. Distinctive to world championship racing, any Zwifter had an opportunity to earn a berth at worlds by way of these qualifiers. You should definitely watch what guarantees to be probably the most thrilling racing motion Zwift has ever seen in February.
For extra data: Slides 14-20 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Z Fondo Collection <<
The Zwift Fondo Collection brings the enjoyable and collective pleasure of “The Huge Journey” to Zwift. This yr’s sequence contains three endurance challenges: Gran, Medio, and Bambino lengths, each designed to suit into completely different schedules, and to offer choices for Zwifters of all health ranges.
Every of the fondo weekends presents three distance choices: An A bunch that can cowl 90 kilometers, a B group that covers 70 kilometers, and a C group that covers 50 kilometers. Everybody can decide the gap that makes probably the most sense for them, after which join with different riders on the roads of Zwift.
Fondo weekends will happen the primary weekend of every month, beginning December 2, 2022, and ending in April 2023:
December 2, 2022 – December 4, 2022
December 30, 2022 – January 1, 2023
February 3, 2023 – February 5, 2023
March 3, 2023 – March 5, 2023
March 31, 2023 – April 2, 2023
For extra data: Slide 21 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Rapha Festive 500 <<
The Rapha Festive 500 is likely one of the yr’s most gratifying collective biking occasions, difficult riders to pedal 500 kilometers between Christmas Eve and New 12 months’s Eve. It’s a time of yr when many individuals are off work and benefiting from the additional time to trip. We’re excited to work with Rapha to host some Festive 500 rides on Zwift; ensure you register for the Festive 500 on Strava to trace your Zwift and real-world miles. Full any Festive 500 rides on Zwift, led by a Rapha ambassador or a PacerBot, and you may unlock a novel in-game Festive 500 equipment.
For extra data: Slide 22 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Tour de Zwift <<
Begin the tour in January
The Tour de Zwift is likely one of the largest biking occasions on the earth, and offers all riders the possibility to discover eight of Zwift’s worlds over eight phases that can present you the entire worlds’ most enjoyable and scenic routes and programs. Contributors will get the possibility to unlock new route badges, earn an in-game equipment, and may buy a real-world equipment made by Pedal Mafia, so to match your in-game avatar.
For extra data: Slide 23 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Zwift Racing League Spherical Three and Championships <<
Begin the race in January
ZRL is probably the most enjoyable you possibly can have racing on Zwift; kind a staff with mates and using companions, after which compete in six races – 4 factors races and two TTTs. Programs embrace all of Zwift’s hottest worlds. The third and closing spherical of ZRL begins in January and high groups will probably be invited to the ZRL finals in early March.
>> Scotland Rides <<
Journey in February
Zwift’s new Scotland map would be the scene of intense competitors on the 2023 UCI Biking Esports World Championships in February. Earlier than the championship racing begins, there will probably be ZRacing occasions and route recon rides joined by professionals on the brand new map. These occasions offers you the possibility to reconnoiter the brand new programs, absorb the entire imaginative Scottish surroundings, and revel within the pleasure of using on the 2023 UCI Biking Esports World Championship course.
For extra data: Slide 25 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Tremendous League Enviornment Video games <<
Watch in February
I like the format of the Tremendous League Triathlon Enviornment Video games. Again for its fourth season, this yr’s expanded sequence will proceed to have the world’s high skilled triathletes swimming in a pool, after which using and operating on Zwift, creating an thrilling, spectator-friendly triathlon spectacle.
As in 2022, Tremendous League Triathlon will once more associate with World Triathlon and can host occasions in 4 cities. You’ll be able to stream the motion, or attend in particular person in the event you dwell close to any of the 4 occasions.
Desirous about seeing the way you evaluate to the top-level triathletes racing within the video games? You’ll be capable of take a look at your health in a variety of occasions on Zwift.
For extra data: Slide 26 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Zwift Academy Run <<
Take a look at Your mettle in February
For 2023, Zwift Academy Run will embrace seven structured exercises. That can assist you get by way of them, Zwift will present numerous coaching ideas alongside the way in which, and also you’ll be capable of join with a group of runners who’re all united within the mission of getting fitter and quicker. On the finish of this system, you’ll full a end line.
We labored with world-class coach Terrence Mahon and three-time Jen Rhines to create all of the exercises, that are designed that can assist you enhance your health, whether or not your purpose is to set a marathon PR or end your first 5k.
Everybody who graduates from this system has the possibility to win the grand prize, which incorporates gear from high operating manufacturers and an entry to the 2023 Berlin Marathon.
For extra data: Slide 27 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
>> Tour of Watopia <<
Begin the Tour in March
Tour of Watopia is the tour that ranges you up quicker, whether or not it’s your in-game degree or your health degree. Enhance your health and enjoyable when you unlock new gear, Maintaining your avatar wanting contemporary. The rewards of laborious work are amplified if you rating double XP, taking you to the subsequent degree quicker than a dash!
For those who end all 5 phases, you’ll unlock the in-game 2023 Tour of Watopia equipment.
For extra data: Slide 28 within the This Season on Zwift media deck.
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