The latest GT7 November update is now live on both PS5 and PS4.
This 1.26 update is packed with exciting new features such as online qualifying and car sales.
On top of that, they’ve released some pretty amazing cars and racetracks, as well as in-game esports quiz.
So let’s now have a look in more detail at these new features.
Why is there so much buzz around GT7 1.26 November update?
The 1.26 GT7 patch has received so much attention thanks to its revolutionary esports-style qualifications and car sales features. Moreover, the quantity of extra little details that have been added to the game, such as in-game quizzes and new racetracks, make this update truly special.
In case you were wondering if it will fit into your disk space, it weighs 2.543 GB on PS4 and 3.096 GB on PS5.
Online lobbies qualifying now on GT7
Probably the most long awaited feature, GT7 now offers the chance of qualifying for online lobbies.
This adds a new level of competition to the game, as it will become even more important to climb the rankings by improving your car and race skills in order to join top tier lobbies.
The lobby menu now offers you a suite of five qualifying options to choose from. You can customize the length of each session, decide when drivers have to conclude their laps after completion time elapses, control tyre wear and fuel usage levels as well as dictate the initial fuel level.
The host has the power to choose when qualifying session begins, and as a result decides when practice ends from within either the pause menu or lobby menu. When actual qualifying starts, the game will commence with the race automatically once it is over.
Probably something that should have been available since the game’s original launch, online multiplayer lobby hosts now have the ability to initiate a qualifying session.
Sell used or duplicate cars for a profit
Another very exciting feature that has been added is the ability to sell cars for a profit. Players can now resell any used or duplicate cars they might have in their garage.
This allows them to make a bit of extra money, while also freeing up space in the garage for other vehicles.
Only if you have completed Café Menu Book 39, then this new feature will be available to use.
It can help identify any duplicate cars that are in your collection and also provide information on price fluctuations based on its current conditions as well as market trends.
After being regularly requested by fans and confirmed as a work-in-progress back in March, Polyphony Digital has finally suceeded in launching their Car Valuation Service.
In true Gran Turismo fashion, it’s more detailed than originally anticipated.
Just like in the physical world, your cars will naturally lose value. This depreciation is estimated by taking into consideration factors such as condition, mileage and tuning modifications.
Michelin Road Atlanta added to the list
The latest 1.26 patch delivers a massive amount of excitement with the introduction of Georgia’s Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. This real-world licensed circuit joins Watkins Glen, creating two USA-based tracks for the game.
New Circuit Experience
- Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta = All Bronze 200,000 cr – All Gold 1,000,000 cr
This incredible new circuit has been faithfully recreated with its distinctive elevation changes, two long straights and a complex chicane section.
New World circuit events
Events are crucial for earning lots of credits and thus unlocking new cars. Thanks to the Road Atlanta inclusion, you now have access to the following new events.
- Race of Turbo Sportscars – Maximum reward 37,000 credits
- American FR Challenge 550 – Maximum reward 63,000 credits
- Gr.1 Prototype Series – Maximum reward 320,000 credits
3 new GT7 cars plus 1 modified
The November update is introducing three brand-new cars in Gran Turismo 7, plus a unique variant of an existing model that you won’t want to miss out on.
- Gran Turismo Red Bull X2019 25th Anniversary = 971.27 PP (Modified)
- BMW M2 Competition ’18 – 548.30 PP = 91,000 cr
- Nissan Silvia K’s Aero (S14) ’96 – 476.26 PP = 60,000 cr
- Ford Sierra RS 500 ’87 – 468.10 PP = 200,000 cr
New Viewers Gift campaign
During the upcoming Gran Turismo World Finals, a daily quiz will be available at the top right of the in-game world map. Test your knowledge and see how much you can learn about this thrilling racing esports event!
With the correct answers, you could be driving away in a brand new Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo car! Plus, 1 million in-game credits are up for grabs.
Try your luck today and see what rewards await you.
Gran Turismo TV is therefore offering an unprecedented opportunity to watch the World Finals live from Monaco on their YouTube channel with a unique incentive for viewers.
An overall increase of Sport Mode payouts
What better way to earn more credits by simply playing and winning on Sport Mode?
Thanks to the recent November update, players can now expect an overall increase of Sport Mode payouts for a limited time only.
Indeed, the amount of in-game credits you receive for competing in a ranked online Sport Mode race has dramatically increased.
For instance, an all-new Daily Race A has been recently added, running from November 24th to 28th.
There won’t be any effect on your ranking with the entry-level Sport Mode race; however, competing in Gr.3 Deep Forest Reverse will now earn you 400 percent of what a regular Race A pays!
Other minor updates and improvements
Let’s now have a quick look at all of the small improvements made with the November update.
1. Physics Simulation Model = Adjusted the initial downforce values for the Superformula car.
2. Showcase = The ‘Content Type’ feature has been transformed from a dropdown menu to convenient buttons, including in the gallery function on your personal page.
3. Race Screen = A bug was resolved in which the ‘Show Race Info’ setting set to ‘Off’ in ‘Display Settings’ would prevent tyre menus from displaying at pit-in.
4. Braking Areas = The braking areas on Trial Mountain have now been adjusted.
5. Sound = Fixed an issue wherein rain sound effects would not play properly on replays and also adjusted engine sound of certain cars.
So there you have it, everything you needed to know about the Gran Turismo 1.26 November update.
As we can see, Polyphony Digital has been hard at work making sure all of us sim racers have plenty of new content and rewards to keep them entertained.
If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the recently released GT7 World Finals and attempt your luck in the daily Viewers Gift Campaign. It could be your chance to add a Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo car to your virtual garage!