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The F1 2018 DX12 Beta


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What Is the DX12 Beta?

We have created a version of F1 2018 which runs using DirectX 12. Put simply, this changes the way some parts of the game engine work, particularly the graphics code.

As this is a significant change, we would love to get to get feedback from you – our players – to help us identify any additional issues as we continue to work with and further develop this technology.  We’d love to hear your feedback, so if you can spare any time to help us test this out that would be much appreciated!

The DX12 Beta is equivalent to the standard F1 2018 game of the same version number. You’ll have access to all content from the full game, existing save games should be compatible, and you will be able to play online with your DX11 counterparts. The only difference between this and the standard game is that you are now running DX12.

Who Can Play the DX12 Beta?

Own a copy of F1 2018 on Steam? Great – the beta is available to you, though you will need a compatible system to run it: Windows 10 and a DX12-compatible graphics card are required!

How Do I Get the DX12 Beta?

To install the DX12 beta branch, please do the following:

  1. Open up Steam library and “Right Click” on F1 2018
  2. Select Properties
  3. Select the “BETAS” tab
  4. Enter the Branch Password into the box
  5. Press the “CHECK CODE” button
  6. Select Branch Name from the drop down box
  7. Close the properties window
  8. Click the “INSTALL” button in the Steam Client
  9. Once the game has been downloaded the button will now display as “PLAY”
  10. Click “PLAY” to launch the game

Branch Name: f1_dx12_beta

Branch Password: 244EwzNFQkfnqf4Xc6GTmgsPtT6LAbYn

To revert to the standard game at any point, please re-enter the betas tab and select “none” as the branch to use.

How Do I Give Feedback?

Please report any issues to us in this thread here – especially if something’s happened in your game, something looks wrong, or you encounter something you hadn’t noticed in the standard (DX11) version of the game.

If we get numerous reports on the same issue then we may break these out into their own support thread to make issues easier to track.

When reporting something, please be sure to add your basic system specs in your post, so that you can help us identify issues with specific hardware configurations.

Are There Any Known Issues?

The current DX12 version of F1 2018 has the following known issues:

  • SLI and Crossfire support is not yet implemented
  • We expect performance on some high-end / hi-res setups to be better with the DX12 version, but other configurations may be slower.
(EDIT) Previous known issues on Windows v1809 have now been fixed. Please report any new issues using the thread link above.
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