Zwift Release 1.45 & August Events

With us beginning a release/patch cadence of every two weeks, here is what you can expect in the upcoming release and what events are on the horizon. The release is expected to go live Thursday, August 3rd at approximately 19:00 UTC. This release will be a rolling release, meaning we will scale up the percentage of people with the release over a few days to minimize bugs or crashes. Below you will find the updates included in this release.



  • Climb Portal: Achievement badges will now be awarded to Zwifters who complete any combination of 1, 10, and 25 climbs. If you have already completed one of these achievements, you will be retroactively granted the achievement which you can view in the Badges screen.
  • Added a new results screen for races only. This will show a more simplified results view with more important data post race.
  • The Alpe du Zwift road line on the mini-map is now highlighted correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused steering to not work after switching from Running to Cycling.
  • Zwift Play: Fixed an issue that could cause a delay between pairing the controllers and the controllers being usable.
  • Zwift Play: Updated the battery indicator icon on the Pairing Screen.
  • Zwift Play: Fixed an issue that could prevent one controller from auto-pairing.
  • Zwift Play: General improvements to haptic feedback.
  • Zwift Play: Fixed an issue where unpairing Kickr Bike steering during a session would also prevent Zwift Play controllers from steering.
  • Zwift Play: Fixed an issue where if Kickr Bike steering was not paired, the Kickr Bike steering buttons would still work if Zwift Play was paired.
  • Zwift Play: General improvements to navigating the UI using Zwift Play controllers.
  • Improved the description of the Trainer Difficulty setting in Zwift Settings.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause intermittent swerves when cycling with a steering device.
  • Fixed a potential crash that could occur when navigating Workouts.
  • Fixed an issue where the list of Pacer Groups in the Teleport menu was missing icons and w/kg information.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when closing the Zwift Settings menu.
  • Fixed an issue where a runner's shoes could be reset back to Zwift White when customizing their avatar's hair or facial hair.
  • Apple TV: Fixed a crash that could occur when navigating from Zwift to the Apple TV home screen and then back to Zwift.


Check out the details for events that are coming up in the next month. All events are available to be covered in marketing promotions beginning the date of registration or first in-market date.

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Climb Portal

Details: Now that the Tour de France is over and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift will be coming to a close shortly, we are moving to an exclusively free ride schedule for Climb Portal. You will find the climbs that will be available for two week in the image below.

Climb Portal Free Ride Schedule:

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Zwift Ride Series - Podium Rides

Dates: July 31 - September 4

Details: We are ramping up the excitement for the UCI World Championships! Throughout August, ride four of the thirteen cycling disciplines from the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow—TT, Road, Handcycle, and MTB. Complete all four stages to earn the “Podium Rides” badge and limited edition UCI Glasgow Kit.


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Monthly Mission

Theme: UCI Cycling World Championships

The Monthly Mission takeover for August will also be UCI focused. This month will be a route-based mission—complete a group ride, race, free ride, or event on any three Glasgow routes to unlock the mission’s achievement badge and UCI Cycling World Championship Gloves. Routes include Muckle Yin, Rolling Highlands, Glasgow Crit, City and the Sgurr, and Loch Loop.

Registration Launch: July 24 @ 15:00 UTC

Registration End: September 3 @ 23:59 UTC

Campaign Launch: July 31 @ 15:00 UTC

Campaign End: September 4 @ 23:59 UTC

Recommended Activity: Check out Zwift Ride Series or ZRacing events. To learn more about the mission, click here.

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ZRacing Monthly Series - August

Theme: Race the Worlds

In this month’s ZRacing Series, race through Scotland's scenic routes like the pros at the 2023 UCI World Championship in Glasgow. Complete all five stages for the “Race the Worlds” badge and limited edition UCI Cycling World Championship Kit.

Event Types: Open to all


Stage 1:  

Week 1 (7/31 - 8/6)

Route: Rolling Highlands 

Total Distance: 14.14km // 106m 

Laps: 1

Stage 2: 

Week 2 (8/7 - 8/13)

Route: Loch Loop

Total Distance: 16.16km // 142m

Laps: 2

Stage 3: 

Week 3 (8/14-8/20)

Route: The Muckle Yin 

Total Distance: 23.7km // 282m

Laps: 1

Stage 4: 

Week 4 (8/21 - 8/27)

Route: Glasgow Crit

Total Distance: 15.31km // 170m

Stage 5: 

Week 5 (8/21 - 8/27)

Route: City and the Sgurr

Total Distance: 14.61km // 332m

About Zwift

Zwift is the fitness company born from gaming. We’re dedicated fitness enthusiasts, experienced video game developers, and disruptive thinkers. Play is in our DNA and we know fun fuels results.

Zwift utilizes massively multiplayer online gaming technology to create rich, 3D worlds ripe for exploration. Join thousands of cyclists and runners in immersive playgrounds like London, New York, and Paris as well as our very own Watopia.

Our app connects wirelessly to exercise equipment: bike trainers, treadmills, and more, so your real world effort powers your avatar in the game.

From friendly races to social rides and structured training programs, Zwift unites a diverse community in pursuit of a more fun, immersive and social fitness experience.

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