Zwift has today launched a new in-game feature that allows users to turn off all on-screen data and information, “giving Zwifters the chance to explore more, and lose themselves in the game’s immersive landscapes”.
The feature is available now, following the indoor cycling app’s latest update, and can be used when free-riding, running or when taking part in a group ride, event or race.
With the new ‘hide display’ feature turned on, all of the HUD data and information disappears. The Menu button should also disappear whilst riding.Zwift
How Zwift normally looks with all of the HUD data and information turned on.Zwift
Zwift is also trialling races under its FutureWorks moniker – called ‘FutureWorks Hud-less’ races – where users will be unable to display on-screen data and information for the duration of the event.
Unsurprisingly, the feature cannot be activated during workout mode, or when doing a group workout event, as seeing information about the workout and intervals is necessary to properly take part in those activities.
How do I hide the display in Zwift?
If you’re using a keyboard, you just hit H to toggle on-screen data on and off.Zwift
The HUD and other on-screen information can be hidden by pressing H on your computer’s keyboard, via the Zwift companion app for iOS and Android devices, or via the on-screen ‘hide display’ button that has been added to the game’s action bar.
This will hide the following data and information from your screen;
The keystonePowerUp ringTelemetry panelLeaderboardsMapRiders nearby listChat
Once activated, you’ll be riding with an unobstructed view of your avatar riding through Zwift’s virtual landscapes, perhaps making sitting indoors on your smart trainer that little bit more peaceful.
At first glance, it undoubtedly makes the screen a lot less busy, and allows you to see more of the virtual environment. There’s no option to customise which data and information panels to turn on or off, though – for now, it’s all or nothing.
On a tablet, you can use the ‘hide display’ button on the action bar to toggle on-screen data on and off.Zwift
To unhide these features, you can simply press H on your keyboard again, or the same ‘hide display’ button on screen or on the Zwift Companion app.
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