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F1 2019 – Leagues and the Super Licence

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One of the biggest changes to multiplayer in F1® 2019 is the addition of new in-game leagues. But as with any big, complex system we know that you’ll likely have a lot of questions about how it works – and, alongside our livestream, which you can check out below, we hope to answer as many of them as we can.

Some of you will absolutely know what a league is, but for those of you who might not know, a league is a championship – a series of race events with a persistent score. Whoever has the most points at the end of the final event is declared the winner. In F1 2019 the progress of each league championship is stored on the game’s online services, meaning individual league members can interact with the league even if the league owner is offline.

You can be a member of up to 20 leagues at once, and each league can support 20 competitors (though league owners can reduce the maximum number of competitors to increase the number of spectator slots, if they so wish).

Leagues can be set to be either “scheduled” or “on-demand”. Scheduled leagues are a great option for strangers playing against each other, as the events take place at scheduled times/dates. As long as you turn up at the predetermined time, you can take part in the event (even if the owner doesn’t show up!)

If you know the people you want to play with though, on-demand leagues may be a better option for you! This style of league is a lot more dynamic – events can be kicked off whenever a league admin and at least one other competitor are present. This means you could play a couple of races one night, then leave it open as to when you’re all getting back together for the next one.

 

Leagues have a whole suite of other options to allow you to configure the kind of experience you want:

 

  • League Privacy. Public leagues can appear in the Suggested Leagues list, and can be found by using the in-game search option. Private leagues are invisible – you can only join a private league by either a) being invited, or b) searching for the league using its unique access code (which must be provided by an existing league member).

 

  • Private leagues also have access to some options public leagues do not. For example, they may play using the official teams instead of the multiplayer car, and admins of private leagues may also edit the results of a GRAND PRIX after it has ended.

 

  • Admission Type. By default, players who ask to join a league will be automatically accepted. But if you apply to join a league with approvals enabled, your application must be manually approved by a league admin. The admins can access your OS profile and your in-game Super Licence in order to assess your suitability before approving or rejecting your application (including the all-new Attendance Rating, which rates your reliability in terms of attending/completing league events).

 

  • AI. Allows you to define how the AI will be used. In a full or nearly full league you might want to disable the AI entirely. Or you may want the AI to be present on track (to create traffic), but not in the standings – i.e. you want the overall competition to be between the humans only. Or you may have a league with just a few of you, and you want to have a more collaborative experience competing against a full roster of AI for the championship title.

 

  • Allow AI Substitutions. It can be annoying, but understandable when players can’t make league events. To reduce the impact upon the other competitors’ experience, F1 2019 offers the option of having the AI substitute for missing players. These AI will be presented as though they are the player they are replacing (albeit with an “AI” tag), helping to preserve the fidelity of the experience for everyone else. For maximum flexibility, the AI level of the substitutes can be set separately to that of other AI competitors.

 

These are just some of the options available. As well as these, you can also find a similar range of options to those seen in GRAND PRIX™ or Unranked modes: weekend structure, race options, assist restrictions.

You’ll also be able to search for a league that matches what you’re looking for in terms of schedule, gameplay options or social vibes. Or you can also create your own and invite others to join you! Owners can then promote other members to the role of admin, so they can help to share the burden of administrating the league.

At the end of the championship the winner is declared and the competitors (provided certain levels of attendance have been met) are awarded league medals based on their performance. These medals can be displayed in the player’s Trophy Cabinet (under their Super Licence), and can be favourited so that other players can see them when viewing your licence. The owner is then free to restart the league at any time, starting a new championship (optionally with the existing players or an all-new roster).

While a league championship is in progress, competitors will receive penalties to their attendance rating for quitting partway through. To prevent unscrupulous league owners from griefing members, significant changes to the league structure can only be enacted via voting. Changes to the settings or track list can only be instigated by the owner, but must be voted on by members before they can take effect. Votes to postpone an event can be proposed by any competitor, but require unanimous approval from the rest of the league. Votes to kick a player can also be proposed by any competitor, but before that drastic reprisal admins/owners can apply grid penalties or disqualifications to discourage unwanted behaviour.

With all these options, finding a league to suit your playstyle has never been easier, whether you’re looking for casual fun with your friends, or a hardcore competitive experience with the best drivers you can find. We hope you enjoy exploring the opportunities afforded by this new system when F1 2019 launches later this month!

Super Licence

This leads us very nicely onto the Super Licence! The Super Licence is the record of your time spent in F1 2019. And with the improvement to online services, you can now view other players’ Super Licences from anywhere within the game, even if that player is offline!

The Super Licence is accessible from anywhere in the game’s menu system. It comprises three main areas:

  • The Super Licence itself
  • Trophy Cabinet
  • Stats

The Super Licence displays information like your profile name and your key ratings: Skill Rating, Safety Rating, Attendance Rating and driver level. When viewing your own licence you’ll also be able to review your XP and milestone progress.

The Trophy Cabinet is new to F1 2019 and gives you a way of showing off your in-game accolades. You can acquire trophies in many ways, some from singleplayer (winning GPs in Career Mode, completing championships in Championships mode) and some from multiplayer (completing league championship seasons, competing in Weekly Events, competing in F1® Esports Series qualifying events or live events). Of all the trophies you own, up to 6 can be marked as favourites, and it’s these that will be shown to other players when they view your Super Licence. Use your favourites to show off the performances of which you’re the most proud!

The stats page includes information about your time spent in F1 2019, and has been significantly expanded from F1 2018. The stats are split into different online categories, all of which you can view when inspecting another player’s Super Licence. Career stats are also included when looking at your own licence, but are not shared with other players.

In F1 2018, you had had to be in the same session as someone else to inspect each other’s stats, but now you can view the Super Licence of another player from anywhere you can select them: a league’s member list, the Weekly Event/Esports qualifying event leaderboards, lobbies, and so on. When you view another player’s licence it opens a slightly different interface that allows you to compare their licence/stats against your own. It’s never been easier to rate yourself against the other players you meet in F1® 2019’s expanded multiplayer!

 

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Will they get reset every time you launch the game like in F1 2018?

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Two questions,

1) While a league championship is in progress, can admin change the players if necessary? Sometimes some players do not attend races, so we have to replace them.

2) Co-Op career, is it possible?

By the way, thanks for new options for leagues, they seem great...

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There's still a missing option into private leagues which is the obligation to race on Cockpit mode only, something requested since a long time for league competitiveness. 

Codemasters just has to add that option and those who prefer leaving it open could do.

Racing in eSports should be in Cockpit mode forced instead of open choice. The drivers always choose the T-Cam because it's easier and quicker. Cockpit Cam is more challenging and basically more fun.

Why codemasters refuse to add this feature is beyong good sense...!!!

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On 6/20/2019 at 3:32 PM, Bobino12 said:

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Cockpit Cam is more challenging and basically more fun.

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No it's not.

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5 hours ago, LSKone said:

No it's not.

It is though 

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23 hours ago, LSKone said:

No it's not.

Yes it is.

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On 6/20/2019 at 2:32 PM, Bobino12 said:

The drivers always choose the T-Cam because it's easier and quicker.

Then what's the problem... nobody's getting an unfair advantage.

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is it right, that when I create a league with the real F1 2019 cars, that i can't create another league with the same cars? It's only possible to create one with F1 2019 cars and the other one with multiplayer cars.

In my two leagues where i'm driving it's not possible for me to be the onwer. But in my Leagues i'm the host with the beste internet.

also its not possible to deactivate the AI Substitutions. Please fix it as soon as possible.

also a question. is it possible for backup drivers to join a league? not everyone can drive every race so the backup driver will replace the one who can't drive.

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On 6/20/2019 at 9:32 AM, Bobino12 said:

There's still a missing option into private leagues which is the obligation to race on Cockpit mode only, something requested since a long time for league competitiveness. 

Codemasters just has to add that option and those who prefer leaving it open could do.

Racing in eSports should be in Cockpit mode forced instead of open choice. The drivers always choose the T-Cam because it's easier and quicker. Cockpit Cam is more challenging and basically more fun.

Why codemasters refuse to add this feature is beyong good sense...!!!

T-cam is simply and without any doubt another considerable assist and should be treated like one, allowed or disallowed by host. It gives the user a considerable visual advantage when in wheel to wheel racing as well as allowing an improved view of the track. A HUGE driver aid. I use cockpit as it's more realistic and therefore more fun to ME but the same as with other assists it might not be more fun for everyone. 

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Hi!

I just figured out an issue. When I create a league with F1 2019 cars category (not the multiplayer car), the game forces me to put AI on the track. Just why it's impossible to disable them, and possible to disable them only with the Multiplayer car category ?
By the way, why forcing AI-substitutions on the "on-demand" leagues ? The goal of the on demand leagues isn't here to give flexibility to players, such as AOR for example ? It's sounds so weird to me.

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I never understand why people say one camera view is faster than another.... that simply is not the case. The car doesn't go any faster when you choose one view over the other.  It just means that some people feel more confident with the T-Cam view vs the Cockpit view but that doesn't mean it's faster.  Put some of these 'faster' T-Cam drivers against some Cockpit view guys and i am sure they will get their ***** handed to them 🙂

Going back a few years I was a T-Cam driver... i did it to help me understand the track lines more.... but then i graduated to Cockpit view and now i can't go back, nor do i want to.  It is just so unrealistic driving from such an elevated view.   To anyone looking to try the cockpit view and is feeling overwhelmed, just stick with it... you won't get it overnight but with practice will come your confidence and trust me, you won't regret the switch!!

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Nice and good this league system, but unfortunately no thought-out by Codemasters. Would have better informed as a league at Pc / Ps4 / XBox works. The system can not use 95% of all leagues. Working at Codemasters Only Cheap Labor / Interns from China?
 

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On 6/22/2019 at 1:50 PM, AlexTT said:

Yes it is.

Not sure it's harder because it's all u use  ,

But I do feel Esports should make it default.

 

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Scrap ranked, add super licence to leagues & custom lobbys, LET THE PLAYERS DECIDE,

 
Add virtual mirror, spotter, what ever other assits are avaible, to help new players into the game, cause after all that is what assits where designed for, not to be used by people who have been playing for X amount of years, it has to be said,
Make all assits inc visual assits which are assits ( TV Pod, Proximinty Arrows ) YouTubers edits with titles "No Assits" REALLY ? 😄 , avaible to be forced off by host, every host can choose excalty how they want the event to run, more lobbys, more choice, more racing, more people,
Make the list of assits avaible via the lobby ( which currently I think is only event , damage, performance, ghosting etc ) for which are on or off like it is in project cars 2, players can see excalty what restrictions are before they join, 
Which currently you cant see, people join, spin off at turn one cause they didn't realise some assit was off, quite the lobby not only waisting thier time, but also the hosts time, 
  
Mission Win Now, Everybody's Happy, and no one can say thier being forced to race how they dont want to,

@Faya Cockpit racers numbers are slowly growing, please help and let us have some to race with like minded players, currently online in a public lobby is not a option,

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1 hour ago, AScott said:

Scrap ranked, add super licence to leagues & custom lobbys, LET THE PLAYERS DECIDE,

 
Add virtual mirror, spotter, what ever other assits are avaible, to help new players into the game, cause after all that is what assits where designed for, not to be used by people who have been playing for X amount of years, it has to be said,
Make all assits inc visual assits which are assits ( TV Pod, Proximinty Arrows ) YouTubers edits with titles "No Assits" REALLY ? 😄 , avaible to be forced off by host, every host can choose excalty how they want the event to run, more lobbys, more choice, more racing, more people,
Make the list of assits avaible via the lobby ( which currently I think is only event , damage, performance, ghosting etc ) for which are on or off like it is in project cars 2, players can see excalty what restrictions are before they join, 
Which currently you cant see, people join, spin off at turn one cause they didn't realise some assit was off, quite the lobby not only waisting thier time, but also the hosts time, 
  
Mission Win Now, Everybody's Happy, and no one can say thier being forced to race how they dont want to,

@Faya Cockpit racers numbers are slowly growing, please help and let us have some to race with like minded players, currently online in a public lobby is not a option,

In the bets I tested an unranked lobby and could specify as mandatory all assists and aids off EXCEPT choice of camera view. So it mostly impressed me except the camera view not possible to enforce. Option to ENFORCE COCKPIT VIEW ON/OFF Should definitely be an option IMO. 

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7 minutes ago, sloppysmusic said:

In the bets I tested an unranked lobby and could specify as mandatory all assists and aids off EXCEPT choice of camera view. So it mostly impressed me except the camera view not possible to enforce. Option to ENFORCE COCKPIT VIEW ON/OFF Should definitely be an option IMO. 

100% it should be a option, should of been a option years ago, many games got the option, inc Dirt 2 leagues, which is why I thought 2019 finally we was gonna get the option even only if custom lobbys,

but also these assits, Track map, Proximity arrows, Start Lights, positional info, they all help make it easyier to a certain extent.

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I think what would be a cool feature is extending the leagues to about 30 drivers, this means that leagues can have reserve drivers race incase someone else is missing , atm you can only have 20 drivers, if about 6 miss you've only 14 drivers, that's why reserves are there

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On 6/26/2019 at 3:26 PM, sloppysmusic said:

In the bets I tested an unranked lobby and could specify as mandatory all assists and aids off EXCEPT choice of camera view. So it mostly impressed me except the camera view not possible to enforce. Option to ENFORCE COCKPIT VIEW ON/OFF Should definitely be an option IMO. 

dumbest thing I've read lmao, assists that actually effect pace/the cars performance sure, the camera view? no, cockpit cam is awful on F1 games, it's the only game I don't use cockpit cam and I don't see why you want to force people to use it, it doesn't give you an advantage, it's just preference. if it did, you wouldn't be using cockpit.

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49 minutes ago, Zerd said:

dumbest thing I've read lmao, assists that actually effect pace/the cars performance sure, the camera view? no, cockpit cam is awful on F1 games, it's the only game I don't use cockpit cam and I don't see why you want to force people to use it, it doesn't give you an advantage, it's just preference. if it did, you wouldn't be using cockpit.

LOL of course it does NOT give you an advantage. People use it because it is the closest to experiencing what the real drivers see that we will get. Using other views DOES give an advantage therefore they count as AIDS. I think you missed the point that forcing cockpit cam is the same as forcing no assists. Oh and I know I DEFINITELY speak for all cockpit cam users here in that we use it NOT to gain an advantage. Even if it DID give us an advantage we would still us it as it's the closest to real life we can get.

If that makes me dumb I don't think I'm alone!

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Got my A-Level Safety Rating, not far off S :)

The Ranked Lobbies don’t seem too aggressive on Xbox. Opening laps a little scruffy but clean racing from most people thereafter.

Upping my Skill Rating will be hard though, I’m at around 1450 right now.

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Requirements for Pure Gold trophy / achievement is just RIDICULOUS CM! Please refer to this post Staff Members and do something about it ASAP please: 

 

 

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On 6/29/2019 at 7:48 AM, sloppysmusic said:

LOL of course it does NOT give you an advantage. People use it because it is the closest to experiencing what the real drivers see that we will get. Using other views DOES give an advantage therefore they count as AIDS. I think you missed the point that forcing cockpit cam is the same as forcing no assists. Oh and I know I DEFINITELY speak for all cockpit cam users here in that we use it NOT to gain an advantage. Even if it DID give us an advantage we would still us it as it's the closest to real life we can get.

If that makes me dumb I don't think I'm alone!

if you want to be "closest to real life" why are you playing codemasters games? go play a sim, these cars aren't close to realistic yet, nor are the setups, crying for ultimate realism and everyone to form to how you play on an ultimately unrealistic game is silly.

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