F1 22 Will Be Free This Weekend

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EA and Codemasters celebrate the USGP this weekend with free access to their F1 22 title. The game will be freely available from tomorrow until 24th October, covering the whole Grand Prix weekend. You can access special price and promotions during that time as well.

F1 arrives at Austin this weekend and gamers will have a chance to play freely on the following platforms until 24th October; Xbox One, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Steam (PC). Not only this free access will be enabled, also a Daniel Ricciardo Challenge will be running as well.

In the challenge you try to beat the McLaren's driver lap time on Circuit of the Americas track and upload your fastest laptime to social networks with hashtags #RicciardoChallenge and #F122gameSweepstakes. A random winner will be selected and have the chance to virtually meet with Daniel himself.


“With the Circuit of the Americas just around the corner, we wanted to do something special and allow as many players as possible to experience the new era of Formula 1,” said Paul Jeal, Senior Director F1® Franchise at Codemasters. “During this free weekend trial, anyone can experience the thrill of Formula 1 for a limited time and we couldn’t have asked for a better coach to show us around the circuit than Daniel Ricciardo.”

Also remember some free items were included in the last update to celebrate the USGP like special livery, helmet, race suit, gloves and The Griddy celebration that you can claim until 7th November.
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I get that micro transactions are annoying, but is it something that you are required to do in 2022? From what I gather, the game works just fine for F1 races, career, etc.

I for one will take advantage and try, instead of bitching about nonsense in the comments section :rolleyes:
 
I get that micro transactions are annoying, but is it something that you are required to do in 2022? From what I gather, the game works just fine for F1 races, career, etc.

I for one will take advantage and try, instead of bitching about nonsense in the comments section :rolleyes:
it's the first f1 game I bought since F12000 because my son wanted to play it online with me. the whole F1 lifestyle stuff can be completely ignored, it does not interfere in any way with the career, the single play or the online gaming. If kids like it, fine, if I can avoid it, even better (that said, I actually spent 5 mins to make my "character" a bit more pleasant to watch, chap appears on the wait screens. no real life money spent, though, which was fine.) The game is fun to play, was pleasantly surprised at the many aspects it covers.
 
I hope it doesn't take me all weekend to get the triple monitors configured and FFB dialed in. But thanks EA.

Edit: The initial setup, if you want to call it that, was impressive as the monitors and graphic settings straight away provided an excellent experience, The FFB isn't quite to my liking but again zero effort for an introductory experience. I would imagine with a few tweaks it would be more to my liking. Will play more and see if the crew chief acts like a virtual engineer as well as suggesting achieving optimal tire temps. The HUD I would like to see if they can be moved to the center screen as turning my head ninety degrees is awkward. Disappointed that after years away from the F1 series there is still no mouse support.
The added player experiences only make me feel old as the rewards for achievements seems a bit silly.
Overall, not too bad but feels more gammie than simmie, but I think that was the goal and in that light I'd say it was a success.
 
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The physics refresh is dictated my your monitor refresh? Seriously? Sooooo slower monitor users get a different game to fast monitors?

Well it's actually true, you can't even give it away for free. Try paying me, if you pay me enough I might actually play it!!!!
 
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Bought it and played it for almost 2 hours 3 weeks ago. Had like 6-7 game crashes in different situations (menus, playing...), so... I asked for a refund. Need some patching probably.
 
I get that micro transactions are annoying, but is it something that you are required to do in 2022? From what I gather, the game works just fine for F1 races, career, etc.

I for one will take advantage and try, instead of bitching about nonsense in the comments section :rolleyes:
That whole F1 life thing is just annoying. The fact I have to click past it (and see it's associated messages) to get to the actual racing is just stupid. If they placed it last on the home screen we could just ignore it. It just show what their priorities are.
 
That whole F1 life thing is just annoying. The fact I have to click past it (and see it's associated messages) to get to the actual racing is just stupid. If they placed it last on the home screen we could just ignore it. It just show what their priorities are.
Yes, making money.

As much as I hate EA, they are a business like any other that needs to show a profit. At least we are getting yearly games. Remember the time between 2003 and 2009 that we had nothing?
 
it's the first f1 game I bought since F12000 because my son wanted to play it online with me. the whole F1 lifestyle stuff can be completely ignored, it does not interfere in any way with the career, the single play or the online gaming. If kids like it, fine, if I can avoid it, even better (that said, I actually spent 5 mins to make my "character" a bit more pleasant to watch, chap appears on the wait screens. no real life money spent, though, which was fine.) The game is fun to play, was pleasantly surprised at the many aspects it covers.
Same can be said about FIFA. I switched back to the FIFA franchise when Konami completely messed up "Pro Evolution Soccer" and I never bothered with Fifa Ultimate Team.
 
Now make the game actually free because w/ all the micro transactions it should be, the game is only worth it if it's free cuz it's garbo
You don't need to spend a penny if you don't want too. It's just s**tty couches liveries, helmets etc.. Who the hell cares about those.. kids.
 
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