F1 2021 – Force Feedback not working on controller – How to fix

F1 2021 no ffb – Is force feedback or FFB not working for you in F1 2021? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Here is a guide that might potentially fix your problem.

F1 2021 – Force Feedback not working on controller – How to fix

F1 2021 is finally out across all the major platforms, and it seems to be doing quite well as of now. The number of players playing the game is nothing crazy. But then again, it is common knowledge that the audience base for games like F1 2021 is quite narrow. People, who like them, play them a lot. And people who don’t, tend to skip these releases. But whoever likes racing games, like F1 games, for sure. In fact, F1 2020 was quite successful.

The PC launch of F1 2021 has been smooth so far, except for a few technical errors and issues that are surfacing occasionally. In this article, we are taking a look at the no force feedback or ‘no ffb’ bug in F1 2021.

It looks like the Force Feedback feature is not working on the controllers and wheels of a lot of players. It is quite funny, because I remember FFB working absolutely fine on F1 2020, when it came out. Check out this post on the Codemasters forums by a Thrustmaster T500 RS user:

T500 RS FFB is not working at all in game. Works fine in F1 2020. I have tried different settings in game, and the wheel control panel.

Now the question is, can this issue be fixed?

How to fix

To begin with, there is bad news for Thrustmaster T500 users who are trying to play the game on PS5. If you are using a Thrustmaster T500, then sorry to say, T500 base is not compatible with PS5 Games. You can use the T500 on PS5, but only with PS4 Games. Only these Thrustmaster Bases are compatible with PS5 Games : T-GT / T300 / T150 / T80. If you want some more insight on this topic, you can go to this link or this link[Thrustmaster Force Feedback Issue Master Thread]. There is a whole thread dedicated to the compatibility of Thrustmaster.

Okay, so here is what you need to do first. Go to this link and see whether your controller or wheel is listed or not. It is a list of supported wheels and controllers jotted down by the developers.

Let me clear one thing, there are hundreds of wheels and controllers in the market. So it is impossible for me to know about a specific issue, exclusive to your controller only. Still, there are some basic steps you can take to resolve your issue.

If you see your controller listed, then this is what you need to do next:

  1. Remove every other controller connected to your PC. Multiple controllers could sometimes cause some games to malfunction.
  2. Make sure you have the latest drivers and firmware on your wheelbases
  3. Perform system restarts between old driver uninstall and new driver install[mentioned in the supported controllers thread]
  4. If these don’t fix the issue, then post a full bug report with all the info asked. This link will show you how.

Lastly, if you are a Logitech G29 or Logitech G920 user. The settings mentioned on this post should help you.

If anything mentioned in this guide has helped you, then let everybody know in the comment section below. Also, If you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. We will try to come out with a fix. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on July 16, 2021

1 thought on “F1 2021 – Force Feedback not working on controller – How to fix”

  1. I have the original PS4 controller but the force feedback on the car is not working … but it is active and on the curbs etc. it works … please help me thanks!

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