Sep 27, 2022
F1 22 receives updated Driver Rankings today, special McLaren Livery coming October 11th
From Press Release:
Redwood City, Calif. – September 27, 2022 – Codemasters™ and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) continue to deliver special items for players in EA SPORTS F1® 22 reflecting the Formula 1® season with the upcoming McLaren Racing livery, designed for use at the Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix. The Future Mode special livery, free for all players starting October 11 as part of the downloadable pack within Podium Pass Series 3*, will replace the standard McLaren Racing livery in-game for a month.
Future Mode is inspired by the futuristic and innovative landscapes of Singapore and Japan. The 3D graphic style presents a bright, varied palette of neon colours. Following its time-limited presence, players can permanently download the new McLaren livery for free* and use it as a player car in the game. The new livery will also be used by the McLaren Shadow Team in the F1® Esports Series from October 12 to 14.
“We’re thrilled to partner with McLaren Racing and offer another time-limited special livery,” said Paul Jeal, Snr Director F1® Franchise at Codemasters. “We know how much our players love the one-off liveries and Future Mode will be no exception.”
Building on the authenticity, yesterday, the studio released its second Driver Ratings update in collaboration with Formula 1® experts David Croft, Alex Jacques, and Anthony Davidson to better reflect individual performance up to and including FORMULA 1 PIRELLI GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2022. Max Verstappen’s dominance sees his overall rating increase to 96, two points ahead of his nearest rival. Zhou Guanyu’s improved on-track performances haven’t gone unnoticed, and he’s now eight points higher than his launch day rating.
*Requires F1® 22 and all game updates to play.