Continuing the investigation, can PS4 and PC users please attach savegame files where you are experiencing the gearbox issue in effect to this post. We are looking for as many saves as possible where this has been affected will help here to help with the sample size of the investigation, so ALL savegames that have been affected will be really appreciated.
We’ve identified an issue with downshifting at high revs which caused a lot of gearbox wear and while this is not something we expect players to do we’ve reduced gearbox wear in this case to make it less punishing.
If people still experience issues post v1.08 then please let us know and give us as much information as possible and we can look at the fixes that we have added and hopefully update.
I'm working on a theory for those affected, which I've managed to replicate. In your custom control scheme, please ensure that 'brake' and 'shift down' have different buttons assigned. Having the same button assigned caused massive gearbox wear.
This provided only 1% gearbox wear after 3 laps.
This provided 12% wear after 3 laps.
When you are braking with the 'not recommended' format, the control map also makes the game think you are constantly shifting down throughout the brake zone, as that's the instruction. Can users check their custom schemes and make the according changes and feed back to me.