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Here are the best force feedback settings for every racing wheel in F1 2021. Give yourself the best chance at victory by setting up your wheel correctly.
Your force feedback settings are crucial in any racing game, especially F1 2021. Adjusting the force feedback your racing wheel produces can completely change the way you drive. So ensuring you have the best settings for you is one of the first things you should look to do in F1 2021.
Just as we did last year, we have gone through the majority of main stream racing wheels, and brought your the best force feedback settings for F1 2021.
You can customise your force feedback settings in F1 2021 to give yourself a completely different feel through your racing wheel. You can make the wheel heavier, turn faster as well as adjusting other force feedback settings such as rumble strip effect and how your wheel behaves off track.
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I’d highly recommend adjusting your force feedback settings in game to achieve a better overall wheel feeling. This will set you up with the most comfortable racing wheel, giving you a solid platform to improve in F1 2021.
Below are recommended force feedback settings for the most popular racing wheels in F1 2021, including the Fanatec range, the Logitech G923 and Thrustmaster wheels.
Below are the recommended force feedback settings for F1 2021. These have all been custom tested to produce the best overall force feedback for each specific racing wheel.
By all means, these wont be the best settings for every body, as each racer will have a specific preference. However they will serve as a great starting point for you to tweak from.
I’d recommend loading in the settings below in to F1 2021. Racing a few laps to get a feel for the force feedback, then adjusting to fine tune them to your own personal preference.
Some wheels, including Fanatec wheels, have the ability to adjust force feedback settings both in game, and through the wheel directly. For these wheels, I’ve included both sets of settings for you to input. Ensure you have input both in game settings and on wheel settings to achieve the best result.
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For both of the Fanatec Podium series you have to adjust some of the settings using the torque key which is provided with the wheel base.
The Fanatec DD2 is one of the best direct drive wheel bases on the market today, and is well worth checking out if you are in the market for a premium racing wheel to race F1 2021 with.
Fanatec’s latest wheel base addition, the CSL DD is one of the best value for money wheel bases you can buy today. It works with the entire current Fanatec ecosystem and brings direct drive technology to an affordable level.
The Logitech G923 is the most up-to-date racing wheel from Logitech, and essentially replaces the G29. It brings with it a new Trueforce experience, which essentially adds a vibration module into the steering wheel itself. And there is also a redesigned pedal for more accurate braking.
These settings should give you a good base to work from, but feel free to adjust them up or down to suit your own driving style. We would recommend increasing the throttle linearity to 20 to give a slightly softer initial input on the throttle. This helps to avoid wheel spin on corner exit, and lets you better manage the throttle Also we increased the brake saturation to 5 to give a little extra responsiveness to the pedal.
The Thrustmaster T300, more so than other wheels, suffers with a light feeling when driving Formula 1 cars. However the wheel itself becomes rather heavy when making large inputs, such as during slower hairpin corners. To combat this we recommend taking out all wheel damping. The below settings should allow for maximum force feedback detail to come through the wheel of the Thrustmaster.
You can find the vibration and force feedback settings in the controller settings menu. Simply click in to controls, vibration & force feedback, then select the wheel you are currently using. Click edit, and then scroll down and click on vibration & force feedback.
From here you can adjust a wide range of options which I’ll run through below.
The vibration and force feedback strength will affect every other setting in this list. It is an overall strength value which will increase or decrease the strength of all effects.
You can boost this over 100%, but the higher you get the more likely you are to run in to something called clipping. Clipping is where the force feedback peaks over the overall strength of force feedback that your wheel can produce. This will cause a loss in overall force feedback detail and is something you should look to avoid.
The second menu item, on track effects, is the strength of all effects felt while on track. This will elevate the force feedback you receive from the road, including bumps, on-track marbles and dust.
Rumble strip effects is the overall strength of the kerbs and rumble strips found at every circuit. This is very similar to the option above, where the higher you set this the more vicious the kerbs will be at every track.
Off track effects is the overall strength of all force feedback when your car is off track. The higher this is, the more your wheel will vibrate when you go on to the grass or gravel. The higher you set this, the harder it will be to control your car off track.
The wheel damper setting affects the strength of the tyre forces that you receive in F1 2021. It will add a dampening effect to your racing wheel, making it ultimately heavier to turn. The stronger you go here, the heavier your wheel will feel.
Understeer enhance is a great setting option for those who struggle to feel when the car is understeering. It will enhance the understeer effect when your car starts to break traction.
When enabled, your racing wheel will feel very light when your car understeers. This is a good indication that you need to apply less steering angle, or slow the car down more before turning.
It will certainly help you find the limit of grip faster.