F1 2020

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F1 2020
F1 2020 cover
Developers
Codemasters Birmingham
Publishers
Codemasters
Engines
EGO 3
Release dates
Windows July 10, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 91
OpenCritic 89
IGDB 90
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency, Free-to-grind
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing, Simulation
Vehicles Track racing
Art styles Realistic
Series Formula 1
F1 2020 on IGDB
F1 2020 on Wikipedia
F1 2010 2010
F1 2011 2011
F1 2012 2012
F1 Race Stars 2012
F1 2013 2013
F1 2014 2014
F1 2015 2015
F1 2016 2016
F1 2017 2017
F1 2018 2018
F1 2019 2019
F1 2020 2020

F1 2020 is an official Formula One track racing game developed by Codemasters Birmingham and published by Codemasters. The game expands on its predecessors by adding a new My Team mode, split-screen, new circuits, a ten-year career mode and more accessible handling. This year's iteration also includes special Michael Schumacher and 70th anniversary themed cars and drivers.

The Schumacher Edition granted 3 days of early access from 6th-10th July 2020.

General information

Codemasters Forums for the series
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Deluxe Schumacher Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Deluxe Schumacher Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Schumacher Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Schumacher Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Schumacher Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[1]

Version differences[edit]

Seventy Edition comes with unique 70th anniversary customisation items - car livery, podium celebration, helmet, race suit, gloves, boots and player badge.
Deluxe Schumacher Edition comes with four iconic Schumacher cars; the Jordan 191, Benetton B194, Benetton B195 and the Ferrari F1-2000, an exclusive Michael Schumacher in-game model, race suits, helmet designs, podium celebration emote and unique Schumacher-inspired multiplayer car liveries.

Monetization[edit]

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Cosmetics for the cars and emotes for the drivers.
Currency PITCOIN is the currency used for in-game purchases and requires real money.
Podium Pass is also available for purchase.
Free-to-grind A limited version of the Podium Pass is available and the rewards can be earned for free.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
F1® 2020: Seventy Edition DLC
Windows
F1® 2020: Deluxe Schumacher Edition DLC
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Remove or rename attract.bk2 and cm_f1_sting.bk2

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\F1 2020\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings_config.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1080110/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/1080110/remote/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1080110/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Display and graphics options
Display and graphics options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9, 16:10, 21:9, 4:3, 5:4 available.
Multi-monitor
Hor+ gameplay. Menus and loading screens are presented on one screen only.[3]
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay. Menus, loading screens and FMVs are pillarboxed.[4]
4K Ultra HD
[5]
Field of view (FOV)
FOV can be adjusted in the Camera options for each camera.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive fullscreen also supported.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off, x2, x4, x8, x16 available.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, CMAA2, TAA Checkerboard, TAA, TAA and FidelityFX upscaling, TAA, FidelityFX sharpening, or DLSS on compatible hardware available. TAA additionally supports Dynamic Resolution scaling.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Auto, 1 and 2 available. 1 being half refresh rate and 2 being full refresh rate.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
FPS limit is freely adjustable between 30 and 250 through a slider.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
An option in the menu exists including Nit adjustment.[6]

Input[edit]

FOV and camera options
FOV and camera options

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
All keys are fully remappable. Support for editing, duplicating available as well as support for uploaded configurations from the Steam Workshop.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
All buttons are fully remappable. Support for editing, duplicating available as well as support for uploaded configurations from the Steam Workshop.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Must be enabled from the controller options. Referred to as "Trigger Rumble".
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Wired mode only. Shows current sector flag colour.
Connection modes Wired, Bluetooth
Generic/other controllers
Supports steering wheel and pedals, and other controllers.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio options
Audio options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Master, Effects, Speech and Music.
Surround sound
[7]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
22 Versus
Online play
22 Versus
Ranked play supports 20 players only.

VR support[edit]

Tobii Eye Tracking Settings
Tobii Eye Tracking Settings
3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
TrackIR
Tobii Eye Tracking
Supports: Extended View - Eye & Head Tracking, Clean UI.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 DirectX 12 only available on Windows 10.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer RaceNet

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2130
AMD FX-4300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 640
AMD Radeon HD 7750
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1080110/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1080110) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Steam DB Denuvo Branch - last accessed on 2020-07-06
  2. Renamed both video files manually to test intro skipping.
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-03
    Tested at 5760x1080 custom resolution.
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-03
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-03
    Tested at 3840x2160 custom resolution.
  6. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-06
    Options in the Menu do exist but uncertain if just a graphics effect or native support.)
  7. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-07-03
    Tested with custom Surround Sound with Razer Surround.