Gran Turismo 7’s Update 1.31 Will Bring A 120Hz Mode And VRR Support

The patch notes for the title have apparently surfaced ahead of time.

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  • Gran Turismo 7’s upcoming Update 1.31 has leaked ahead online of its official announcement.
  • According to the surfaced patch notes, this one is bringing quite a number of changes to Polyphony Digital’s racing simulator. 
  • The leaked patch spotted by a user on Twitter indicates that Gran Turismo 7 is about to receive a 120Hz mode along with VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support, the Nürburgring Endurance Layout, and a couple of new in-game events, and more.  

Gran Turismo 7, Polyphony Digital’s latest installment in the Gran Turismo franchise, is all set to receive a myriad of goodies in its next patch, which is Update 1.31. According to Twitter user guaguuu4616, who seemingly spotted the patch notes first, the racing sim is due to receive a 120Hz performance mode and VRR support as well, among a bundle of other novel new additions. 

Thanks to Lant_War for translating the Japanese release notes, most of the most prominent changes have been made clear with regard to the forthcoming update. Apart from some major physical improvements, Gran Turismo 7 will be getting the Nürburgring Endurance Layout—a popular race track known for its added difficulty—two new menus, more events, and time optimization for the different in-game modes. 

Moreover, the earlier discussed five new cars, which is the highest number of vehicles ever added to Gran Turismo 7 in one update, will also be making landfall as part of Update 1.31. It’s worth noting, though, that this was known beforehand. Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi teased this on his Twitter handle in relatively recent times, showcasing nothing but a silhouette of the upcoming vehicles.

GTPlanet seems to have figured out the make and model of the cars. These are Porsche 959, Porsche 904 or the Carrera GTS, Toyota Alphard, Mazda 3, and Audi RS5 DTM Class One. Additionally, other changes arriving in the wake of the new update have been unveiled by GT | SGP, showcasing a wealth of fixes, stability improvements, and optimizations for Gran Turismo 7. 

As for the aforementioned inclusion of more events, here’s one that has been leaked online. Apparently, Update 1.31, which is coming early in April, will also bring more Formula cars to the racing simulator. The event, going by the name of All Japan Super Formula Championship, will be turning up for players on April 4. To go along with this noteworthy new development, the release notes also mention aerodynamic improvements for Formula cars.

New Gran Turismo 7 In-Game Event
New Gran Turismo 7 In-Game Event

More on that 120Hz part, it’s likely for Gran Turismo 7 to receive a patch that further unlocks the regular performance mode so that players will be getting around 80-90 FPS in most situations. This, too, however, is fairly intriguing, especially with VRR accompanying your experience and amplifying it to a terrific extent. Given how the title is already established to be super stable from a frame rate perspective, this is just the icing on the cake. 

In addition, it’s good to see that Polyphony Digital is still working on improving the overall physics and the feel of the 2022 racer. From suspension and tyre physics to revisited aerodynamics and implementation of a new limiter system, the developer is seemingly feeling as passionate as ever about their latest front-runner, even after a year into its release.

Gran Turismo 7 was released on March 4, 2022, for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Back in February, the developers announced a free VR update for Gran Turismo 7 that went on to introduce full PSVR 2 support on February 21 with Update 1.29. The title is currently running on Update 1.30, which was released on the first of this month.

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