[Updated] F1 22 AI straight line speed too fast or overpowered, issue acknowledged

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on July 13, 2022) follows:

F1 22 is one of the popular racing video games available on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. Developed by Codemaster and published by EA, it is the fifteenth addition to EA’s Formula 1 franchise.

The game was released in July 2022 and has received a positive response from gamers around the world so far. However, players have also encountered several kinds of issues since its launch.

Among them are crashing and freezing issues, FPS drop, input delay, and compatibility issues. And it appears that issues continue to pop up as F1 22 players are now reporting yet another bug with the game.


F1 22 AI straight line overpowered

Gamers now say that the AI straight-line speed in F1 22 is too fast or overpowered which is making the game unplayable (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Here are some reports for reference:


Fully aware that you’re getting tweets about this daily, but AI Straight Line speed has to be fixed urgently, it’s making the game unplayable for a large % of the player base. (Source)

@Codemasters @EAHelp @Formula1game what in the world is the straight line speed of the AI in My Team… I know my car is 3rd worst on the grid but I’m getting annihilated by Astons and Williams… can’t keep up with a single car. (Source)

You can also check out the bug in action in the video posted by one of the affected users on YouTube.

Luckily, a player has suggested a potential way that will help you make the distance in some tracks. You can check it below.


EA acknowledged, but no ETA for fix

Fortunately, EA support didn’t take too long to acknowledge this issue and said that they are currently investigating it. However, they did not provide any ETA for the fix.

Hey there, thank you for reaching out to EA Help, and apologies for the ongoing setbacks in Formula 1. Our team is working on this as we speak. (Source)

We hope that EA fixes the F1 22 AI straight line bug soon since its making the game unplayable.

That said, we will keep tabs on the latest developments and inform you as and when anything noteworthy comes up.

Update 1 (August 04)

11:49 am (IST): The support team on Twitter has confirmed that the team has identified the issue with AI speed gain on the straights and they are working to bring parity between AI and players’ car performance.

The development team believes it has identified the issue regarding AI speed gain on the straights. Throttle application changes in this patch will help, and the team is working to bring parity to AI and player car performance. We will update as soon as we have more news. (Source)

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