GT7 Update 1.17 Patch Notes, Release Date, Gameplay, And More

GT7 Update 1.17

Gran Turismo 7’s latest update has been released. Here is a list with the most important features and adjustments.

Main Features

1. Cars

 - These three new cars were added to our inventory:

  ・1932 Ford Roadster ‘63 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’ from 24 June);

  ・Suzuki V6 ESCUDO Pikes Peak Special ’98 (Purchasable at ‘Legend Cars’ from 24 June);

  ・Suzuki Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3 Version)

2. Tracks

 - Two layouts have been used to add the ‘Watkins Glen International racetrack:

  ・Watkins Glen Long Course

  ・Watkins Glen Short Course

3. World Circuits

 - The track ‘Watkins Glen International’ in the Americas section now features ‘Circuit Experience’.

 - The following events have been added in to “World Circuits”:

  ・Watkins Glen International

   - American FR Challenge 550

   - American Clubman Cup 700

   - World Touring Car 800

These events will be available at Collector Level 17.

4. Scapes

 - The ‘Watkins Glen International” location has been added to the Curation in Scapes.

 - A new spot was added to the Scapes demo rolls.

5. Café

 - Added 41 sets of new conversations with the Characters appearing in the Café. These new conversations can be accessed by changing cars in ‘Garage’ and speaking with the Character that is in the Café;

 - New ‘Extra Menus’ have been introduced: these menus provide opportunities to complete new car collections and are accessible after a certain Collector Level has been reached. In Update 1.17, the following three Extra Menus have been added:

  ・Extra Menu No. 1: ‘Collection: Toyota 86’

  ・Extra Menu No. 2: ‘Collection: Honda Type R’

  ・Extra Menu No. 3: ‘Collection: Rotary Engine’

The new Extra Menus will appear after clearing Menu Book No. 39 (‘Championship: World GT Series’) and having watched the ending, with a player’s Collector Level of at least 20 for Extra Menu No. 1 and 2, and a Collector Level of at least 32 for Extra Menu No. 3.

6. GT Auto

 - The following four new paint colours have been added:

  ・Ford Roadster Black

  ・Suzuki Escudo Pikespeak Red

  ・Suzuki VGT Gr3 Blue

  ・Suzuki VGT Gr3 Black

7. Options

 - The ‘Horn’ command can now be assigned to a button in the controller configuration menu. ‘Horn’ is not available for race cars and certain other cars;

 - ‘In-game Notifications’ settings for ‘Now Playing’ are now stored in the Save Data;

 - A ‘Steering Controller Settings’ option has been added to the Controllers menu. This menu can be used to check connected steering wheel controllers and adjust related input values. Pedal sensitivity can also be adjusted from ‘Pedal Calibration.’

Other Improvements And Adjustments

1. Multiplayer

 - Event Settings can now be changed after a room has been created in ‘Lobby;’

 - The ‘Variable Time Speed Rate’ value in ‘Time / Water Settings’ can now be changed from 10x to 30x.

2. Race

 - Added a ‘Refuelling Speed’ option to ‘Race Settings’ in ‘Lobby’ and ‘Custom Races;’

 - Added a ‘Load Ghost’ option to the ‘Ghost Settings’ menu from [Quick Menu] > [Settings];

 - The correct road wetness will now be automatically applied if ‘Custom Weather’ is selected from ‘Time / Weather’ options in ‘Lobby’;

 - Fixed an issue wherein the rewards at the end of a race would not match the adjusted values following a change in the Event Settings in ‘Race Settings’ from the Quick Menu;

 - Changed the number of laps set for each course in [Arcade] > [Single Race] when in Offline Mode.

3. Sport

 - Added Gold, Silver, and Bronze target times rewards to ‘Online Time Trial’. It is now possible to obtain those rewards by re-entering ‘Sport’ after an Online Time Trial ranking registration period has ended;

 - The following game stats are now displayed at the top of the screen in ‘Sport’:



  ・No. of Top 5 Finishes

  ・No. of Gold Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)

  ・No. of Silver Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)

  ・No. of Bronze Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)

4. My Page

 - The following items have been added to ‘Profile’ in ‘My Page’:

  ・No. of Top 5 Finishes

  ・No. of Gold Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)

  ・No. of Silver Record Finishes (Online Time Trial)

  ・No. of Bronze Record Finishes (Online Time Trial

 - Fixed the calculation method for the following stats under the ‘Sport’ category in ‘Profile’ in ‘My Page’:

  ・Pole Positions



5. Physics Simulation Model

 - Adjusted the speed of certain hybrid cars when they ran out of fuel.

6. Sound

 - Fixed an issue with the Ford GT LM Race Car Spec II engine sound.

7. GT Auto

 - Fixed an issue wherein a livery data error would occur when transferring liveries from ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ with the following cars:

  ・Toyota 86 GT ’15

  ・Toyota 86 GRMN ’16

  ・Honda Civic Type R (EK) ’98

8. Others

 - Various other issues have been addressed.

GT7 Update 1.17 Release Date

Gran Turismo 7 enthusiasts will gain from Update 1.17, the most recent patch for the racing simulation game, even if it isn’t expected to bring any game-changing changes. The patch notes updates were released today 23 June 2022, Thursday at 7 am BST.

Gran Turismo 7 

Gran Turismo 7 is actually a 2022 sim racing video game. This game was developed by Polyphony Digital and was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game was announced on 11th June 2020 at the Playstation 5 reveal event. Gran Turismo 7 is the eighth mainline installment in the Gran Turismo Series. Also, this game was released on 4th March 2022 for Playstation4 and Playstation 5. This made the game the first multi-console installment in the series. Gran Turismo 7 also features the return of the single-player campaign in the GT Simulation Mode.

Gran Turismo 7 Gameplay

The single-player narrative and GT Simulation Mode are back in Gran Turismo 7. Along with the new GT Sport Mode, Brand Central, and Discover that was added in Gran Turismo Sport, other returning elements include the return of conventional racing circuits and vehicles, Special Events, Championships, Driving School, Tuning Parts Shop, Used Cars shop, and GT Auto. To unlock features like multiplayer, all tracks, and automobiles, the player must advance via missions (“Menu Books”) from the GT Cafe.

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