F1 2021, the latest instalment in the popular racing franchise, has finally been released and players can't wait to start testing their driving skills.
F1 2021 games are designed to emulate the thrilling feeling of being an F1 racer and developers Codemasters are trying each year to bring the very best racing experience for the fans of virtual Formula 1 racing.
Being a racing game, a racing wheel is practically a must-have for the best and most immersive experience, and a number of F1 gamers are playing the game exclusive with a wheel.
Unfortunately, some players are reporting issues at launch that are making the experience less desirable, and according to reports on Reddit and Steam, one of the biggest issues currently is related to Force Feedback.
Force Feedback broken in F1 2021
A number of F1 2021 players is reporting issues with Force Feedback being broken and not working in F1 2021.
According to reports, various models of wheels are experiencing this issue, including Thrustmaster 300, Thrustmaster T500 RS, T150 Pro, TMX Pro, TS-XW, and many other models.
All these players are also saying that their wheels have been working perfectly normally in F1 2020 and that the issue is related strictly to F1 2021.
Force Feedback is designed to give players a realistic experience while playing the game, as it gives feedback that resembles what real F1 drivers are feeling when driving their races, and so for many players, it simply doesn't feel right when playing the game without it.
Solutions how to fix Force Feedback in F1 2021
Codemasters are yet to fix the issue, but fortunately, there are tested and working workarounds that might help you to mitigate the issue and, well, to "force" Force Feedback to work again in F1 2021.
First of all, make sure that your wheel is supported for F1 2021.
If yes, install the latest drivers and firmware for your racing wheel model.
- Uninstall old drivers first, and restarts your PC.
- Go to your Control Panel for the wheel and select "Search for Updates", which is in the bottom right corner.
- When drivers are up to date, update the Firmware of your wheel.
- You can find the latest firmware and instructions on the official page of the wheel's manufacturer.
- Restart your system again.
Once you have the latest drivers and firmware, restart your PC and this should solve the issue in most cases and Force Feedback should start working again!
If you are having one of Thrustmaster’s models, check out this link for the latest Thrustmaster’s driver and firmware, and install them as soon as possible.
With the latest drivers and firmware installed, Force Feedback should now work again in F1 2021.