EA Sports 'F1 24' Second Deep Dive Covers Career Mode

Originally published at: https://xboxera.com/2024/04/26/ea-sports-f1-24-second-deep-dive-covers-career-mode/

Developer Codemasters and publisher Electronic Arts today dropped a second deep dive video into their upcoming racer’s career mode. In ‘EA Sports F1 24’, players will run through a single-player experience that mirrors the challenges drivers face in the real F1 paddock.

Check out the details below as well as the video itself for more details on F1 24’s career mode. The game will launch on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series consoles on the 31st of May. Click here to check out the pre-order offerings.

Be One of the 20 and define your legacy in F1® 24

Welcome to the Career Mode Deep Dive for F1®️ 24, the official game of the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship™. We’re excited to show you our team has been hard at work, with the most significant upgrade to career mode since 2016. You can compete as one of the 20 drivers from the 2024 F1® season and define their legacy with even more ways to connect across Formula 1® and F2™ when F1®️ 24 releases on May 31 across Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

Driver Career Reimagined
We’ve evolved our approach to Driver Career in F1® 24, introducing a single-player experience that mirrors the challenges drivers face in the real F1® paddock. The all-new Driver Career mode allows you to live the Career of a real driver in more ways than one.

For the first time, you can take the title fight through the eyes of one of the 20 stars of the current F1® season or step into the shoes of up-and-coming talent in F2™. If that’s not your style, why not build upon the legacy of an iconic driver from F1’s history, such as Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher, and show the current generation of drivers why you’re one of the greats.
If you prefer to forge your own legacy, you can create a custom character and start as an F1® or F2™ rookie.

Grow Recognition
In F1® 24, our new Career mode is powered by the Driver Recognition system, which gives more weight to every decision you make on and off the track. You will be tasked with specific goals during race weekends, contract targets, and season-long specific goals. These feed into the Driver Recognition system and allow you to build a more meaningful and personalised standing within the Paddock.
As your reputation grows, you will get new offers from teams; much like the real world, you can participate in secret contract meetings with rival teams to secure the best seat on the grid.

Achieving the best drive is key to winning in Formula 1. Working with your agent you’ll engage in secret meetings with other teams giving yourself the opportunity to move to a more competitive team. Your performance on track and how you’re achieving the goals you set yourself will all impact your bargaining power in the market place. As your grows you’ll be approached by other teams to enter in to secret meetings. Entering in to talks with another team brings an element of risk of your current team finds out, that risk increases the longer talks go on. 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?

If you would like to start your career in F2™ and work your way up to F1®, you can pick an academy team that will influence the opportunities you will get in F1®. You can seek opportunities with different teams, but this could risk impacting your current F2™ relationships, as staying loyal will help build a strong working relationship and provide rewards in the long term. The decision is yours.

Research & Development
Not only does your reputation affect your future prospects in F1® 24, but it also ties into the updated Research and Development system. As your reputation grows, you will see that the team is more motivated to design and build new parts. As a result, you will find that upgrades are produced far quicker and with a smaller chance of the parts failing. 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.

Each driver is given a pool of resource points to build the best car on the grid, opening up choices for you to make. Do you work with your teammate and focus developments on one particular aspect of the car? Or spread your Resource Points for slower but more balanced development? This is entirely up to you.
Once you complete a full season, you will encounter new challenges through season modifiers. These season-long effects range from high inflation, meaning upgrades are more expensive, or you could run into chip shortages, which limit you to one upgrade per month. On top of this, some modifiers restrict you to Aero-only and Chassis-only upgrades, making each upgrade vital and ensuring that no two seasons will feel the same.

Driver Accolades
Accolades are brand new to F1 24 and add a new, unique twist to the Career mode. These are long-term milestones for you to complete and tied to each driver based on their real-world achievements in the sport.

Starting the season as a custom driver will give you a blank slate, and you will acquire accolades as you play through the Career mode, such as one for simply completing your first practice session.
But if you want to take on the Career mode as one of the pros, your goals will be based on their real-life achievements. As Lewis Hamilton, you will be challenged to go for glory and win his eighth world title. Whereas if you jump into the shoes of Max Verstappen, your goal will be to defend your title as the reigning champion.

These season-long goals aren’t just tied to the current grid; playing as Icons will present you with unique challenges to build on their legendary careers.
Whoever you choose to race as, throughout your progression through your Career you’ll earn Accolades based on your performances, such as the number of race starts, points finishes, wins, podiums, and more.
Two Player Career

If playing with your friend is more your style, then we have got you covered. All of the new single-players features are present in Two-Player Career mode, which you can play through as one of the current drivers, an Icon, or your own custom driver.

These changes offer an entirely different experience to Two-Player Career. Perhaps you’ll use the reworked contract system to your advantage, or attend secret meetings without your friend knowing. There are lots of storylines waiting to be uncovered.

Challenge Career
A brand new way to experience Career for F1 24, featuring shorter, bite-sized scenarios that change throughout the year. In Challenge Career, you’re put into the shoes of an existing driver and team; with events that are identical for all players. Completing them will earn you points and a spot on the global leaderboard.

At the end of the multi-week season, the player with the most points will be crowned the champion of Challenge Career. Future Challenge Careers will be determined by player voting and real driver influences, which will affect the choice of driver and circuits you will have to master.
Next Up: First Look at Gameplay

Make sure you stay tuned for the next F1 24 video, showing you an in-depth look at gameplay.

Available to Pre-Order Now

Players who pre-order* the digital-exclusive Champions Edition by May 1 will get immediate access to a selection of 2024 liveries for use in F1®️ 23’s special Time Trial mode^, as well as the two new Icons, 18,000 PitCoin**, an F1® World Bumper Pack, up to three days of early access starting May 28 including exclusive Verstappen-inspired special events with unique unlockable rewards, and one bonus VIP Podium Pass.

Plus, those who own F1®️ 2021, F1®️ 22, or F1®️ 23, can take advantage of a 15% loyalty discount on F1®️ 24 Champions Edition pre-orders***. Load any of these games to find out how.

Players pre-ordering* the Standard Edition will receive 5,000 PitCoin** and an F1® World Starter Pack.

*Conditions and Restrictions apply. See https://www.ea.com/games/f1/f1-24/disclaimers for details.
**Virtual currency to spend in-game.
***Offer ends on May 31, 2024
^Online connection required alongside copy of EA SPORTS F1® 23. Only applicable to Champions Edition pre-orders.