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Nov 10, 2023

F1 23 getting in-game event, new content, and free weekend ahead of the FORMULA 1 LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX 2023

From Press Release:

Redwood City, Calif. – November 10, 2023 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) presents a ‘Free to Play’ weekend* to celebrate the inaugural FORMULA 1 LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX 2023. F1® 23 has raised the stakes and prepared a series of activities and challenges in and outside the game for fans to enjoy. Players will be able to lay down rubber on the famous Las Vegas Strip, challenge Charles Leclerc’s fastest lap, unlock new #LasVegasGP-themed rewards, and more. Scuderia AlphaTauri driver Daniel Ricciardo, EA SPORTS Ambassador Max Verstappen and British boxing Champion Anthony Joshua also join in the fun and take on the boulevard on  F1® 23.

From November 16th to November 20th**, players worldwide will have the opportunity to experience the dazzling Las Vegas Grand Prix Circuit™ and play F1® 23 for free on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam). Those racing in-game through the weekend will earn double XP across various game modes and other rewards. New players looking to purchase the game can also check out special price promotions of up to 60% off ordinary retail price⁂ from platform retailers during those dates, all in-game progress and unlocked content would be saved from the trial.

Adding to the excitement, EA SPORTS will host a star-studded event at the HyperX Arena Las Vegas. The event will witness worlds collide as big names from sports, gaming, and beyond, come together to kick off the FORMULA 1 LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX 2023 weekend, tune in to the official Formula 1® Youtube channel on November 15 at 1 pm PT to watch it. The full list of athletes and talents taking part will be announced on November 13 on F1® 23’s social media channels.

Daniel Ricciardo has shared his excitement ahead of the race and set the scene in a new video covering his first look at the new US circuit. On November 17, you will also get a sneak peek of how Max Verstappen is preparing for the new circuit as the three-time World Champion takes boxing superstar Anthony Joshua through the streets of Vegas in F1® 23.

“Las Vegas is an iconic venue which takes in one of the most famous stretches of tarmac in the world,” said Lee Mather, Senior Creative Director at Codemasters. “I’ve loved watching the team build such a wonderful virtual recreation of the vibrance and energy of the Strip. We have been honoured to bring this new circuit to F1 23 for players everywhere to enjoy ahead of the real-world Grand Prix, and we hope everyone has as much fun as Daniel Ricciardo when they take on Sin City in-game this week”.

Celebrations in F1® 23 will start ahead of the weekend for those eager to race the boulevard. From November 14 to 20, the game will feature several in-game events, including a new Las Vegas ‘Pro Challenge’ with Charles Leclerc† and an ‘F1® World’ Scenario Event with Lewis Hamilton. EA SPORTS will also offer a host of in-game items, developed in partnership with the Las Vegas Grand Prix, for free‡. To obtain these, players will need to log in daily to the game from November 16 to November 18 and check their inbox.

Additionally, from November 20 to December 11‡, players can experience the thrill of racing Ferrari’s recently revealed Golden Era car livery, paying homage to the first “golden era” of Formula 1 in America.

Join us in celebrating the spectacle of Formula 1® in Las Vegas, a full list of all the activities and experiences around Vegas happening on F1® 23 can be found here.

For more information on F1® 23, an official game of the FIA Formula One World Championship™ available across PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC, via EA App, Epic Games Store, and Steam, follow Formula 1 game website and social channels.