Details on F1 24 Career Mode Revealed

F1 24 Career Mode

Ahead of the game’s launch at the end of May, EA Sports and Codemasters have released a deep dive showcasing the details of the F1 24 Career Mode. In F1 24, the mode has seen a number of changes both on and off the circuit for players.

One of the first new major features is the ability to now play as one of the 20 real-life F1 stars, an F2 up-and-comer, or even as legends like Ayrton Senna, Mark Webber, Michael Schumacher, and others. You’ll still be able to create a custom driver should as in year’s past should you choose to go that route.

Within the mode itself, F1 24 offers a plethora of new features for players in both single- and two-player career.

A new “Driver Recognition System” adds more weight to each decision made throughout your career. You’ll be given tasks to accomplish both on and off track to grow your recognition and overall reputation. As you increase your reputation, you’ll receive more opportunities to advance your career.

From moving up within your team to even negotiating in secrecy with another team for a possible transfer, there are more decisions to make than ever within the mode.

“Entering into talks with another team brings an element of risk if your current team finds out, and the risk of your current team finding out increases the longer negotiation talks go on,” developer Codemasters says. “Do you take the risk of upsetting your current team to go after a drive at your dream team, or do you play it safe and stay where you are?”

Should you stay loyal to your team, you’ll have better leverage for contract renegotiations and build a stronger reputation within the sport.

In addition to your contract and team status, reputation now impacts the updated Research and Development (R&D) system in F1 24’s Career Mode. The higher your reputation, the more motivated your R&D team will be to design and build new parts for your cars.

“As a result, you will find that upgrades are produced far quicker and with a smaller chance of the parts failing,” the developers said. “You will also get the opportunity to build secret upgrades through the season, aiding you in building a budding championship-winning team and staying ahead of the grid.”

Within the mode, each driver receives a pool of resource points to use to improve their cars. These points can be used to in conjunction with your team on a focused development or for a more balanced approach. In addition to general R&D, F1 24 includes R&D challenges such as in having to deal with a chip shortage, high inflation, a focus on a single area, and more.

Lastly, a new Challenge Career mode has you play as an existing driver and team in a shorter career where you’ll compete to earn campaign points and global leaderboard positioning against other players. The driver at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the multi-week season will be crowned champion before player voting determines future seasons of Challenge Career.

EA Sports F1 24 releases on May 31 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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