Zwift has finally done a significant upgrade to the old and dusty Richmond course. The digital artists at Zwift HQ flexed their architectural muscles to the next level. They've digitally demolished the entire Richmond city and built it up with all new skyscrapers, green parks, repaved roads, and even parking lots.
Over the last four years of riding on Zwift, Richmond was my least favorite course. I avoided it as much as possible because it felt dull compared to all other routes, aka Zwift Worlds.
As I rode Zwift's for the first time since the upgrade, I took screenshots along the way with an Alienware R7 gaming PC at 4K resolution and max graphics.
Before fully diving into the screenshots of the route, here is a quick comparison of what Zwift Richmond looked like in 2016 vs. 2020. I took these screenshots at about the same location, and you can find some of the parts of the building sharing the same elements.
Please click or tap on the images to see them large and in full detail.