Zwift’s world of Watopia is ever expanding with parts of the world going through the tropics and the high alpine too. And now you can test your watt-per-kilo against other Zwifters through sweeping desert landscapes and past arched rock formations, too. You can even take a spin through a Palm Springs-style resort, and the only saloon in Watopia.
Last year Zwift added Alpe Du Zwift for the mountain goats among us, and now the new Fuego Flats features moderate changes in gradient, ideal for FTP tests, time trialling or those looking for a solid-state workout without much climbing.
The design team at Zwift created the Fuego Flats region from scratch, drawing inspiration from all over the American West.
“The Zwift Desert is inspired by the deserts of America. You might recognise parts of Moab, the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, Mesa Verde in Colorado, and the annual California Super Bloom,” says Tony Yruegas, Zwift’s Art Director in charge of the Game Art Team.
Zwift has also included two Strava additional trial segments, a 500m sprint or 7km tyre trail, and has teased about an upcoming ITT race through the new world.
The latest extension of the ever-growing Watopia, Fuego Flats adds about 15km of new tarmac, and it looks like there’s more to come with a roadblock in front of what looks like a section inspired by Redwood National Forest in California.
Live now in the app, Zwift has also added five new routes, including three centred around Fuego Flats.
Tempus Fugit: 11.7 miles, 99 feet of climbing
Tick Tock: 10.5 miles, 174 feet of climbing
The Über Pretzel: 79.7 miles, 7823 feet of climbing
Out And Back Again: 24.7 miles, 1076 feet of climbing
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Colin now resides on the Gold Coast in Australia. Holding a media degree, Colin is focused on the adventure sport media world. Coming from a ski background, his father a former European pro convinced him to try collegiate crit racing. Although his bright socks say full roadie, he can often found exploring singletrack or grinding down a gravel road.