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NASCAR Heat 3 Patch #1 Arrives Tonight For Xbox One, Soon For PC & PS4 - Patch Notes Here

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NASCAR Heat 3 Patch #1 Arrives Tonight For Xbox One, Soon For PC & PS4 - Patch Notes Here

The first major NASCAR Heat 3 patch is scheduled to arrive tonight for Xbox One, later this week for PC and sometime next week on PlayStation 4. Check out the patch notes below.

  • Fix custom setups being allowed in lobbies that are not supposed to allow them.
  • Added Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to NASCAR Xfinity Series roster.
  • Improved force feedback for steering wheels.
  • Added option to enable centering spring for steering wheels. (PS4 and Xbox One)
  • Added option to play spotter through headphones. (PS4)
  • Added skid sounds when driving on dirt.
  • Career: Added option to sim races.
  • Career: Can choose paint job when driving someone else’s car.
  • Career: Added manufacturer display to sponsor cards.
  • Career: Added manufacturer description to agent recap.
  • Career: Can access car paint kit for custom cars.
  • Career: Can access the character editor from the career home screen.
  • Career: If you make the playoffs, you earn an invite to a team in the next league.
  • Career: display upcoming tracks when setting work plan.
  • Career: Tuning adjustments.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Fixed crashes in career mode.
  • Fixed tire wear at Eldora in dirt league.
  • Fixed issue where cars would occasionally appear all black in car chooser.
  • Fixed crashes in car editor and character editor.
  • Fixed wheels appearing without cars briefly at start of multiplayer races.
  • Fixed stages at the Roval.
  • AI: Adjust pitting behavior at some tracks.
  • AI: Various improvements.
  • UI: Various improvements.
  • Scaled down replay overlay art.
  • Fix slowdown during some challenges.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
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  1. Downloading now. Hopefully you dont have to restart career mode for the race simming stuff to take effect. Nice list of updates. Hopefully the little glitch/freeze I experience from time to time on XB1 is part of the fix.
    edit: You do NOT have to restart career. Just popped into mine, the option to sim races is there. I must have misunderstood the paint scheme stuff though, because you still can not change your paint scheme in owner mode. You can change the colors, but not the actual scheme/pattern. Will report more on a race tomorrow, specifically that little hiccup I'd have while driving. No time to check right now.
    brandon27
    Downloading now. Hopefully you dont have to restart career mode for the race simming stuff to take effect. Nice list of updates. Hopefully the little glitch/freeze I experience from time to time on XB1 is part of the fix.
    edit: You do NOT have to restart career. Just popped into mine, the option to sim races is there. I must have misunderstood the paint scheme stuff though, because you still can not change your paint scheme in owner mode. You can change the colors, but not the actual scheme/pattern. Will report more on a race tomorrow, specifically that little hiccup I'd have while driving. No time to check right now.

    When you sim a race, does it sim a result for your car as if you ran it or does it sim the race as if you did not show up for that race at all?
    mercalnd
    When you sim a race, does it sim a result for your car as if you ran it or does it sim the race as if you did not show up for that race at all?

    It sims the race as if you showed up. You still earn money. Points. Fans. Progress towards your contract goals.
    As for the simmed results, you won't see them. Youll only see where you finished, and your earnings. While speaking on results, they don't seem to favorable to the player. I simmed two xfinity races, finished 37th, and 38th. Mind you my xfinity cars are only at 85 overall, but that seems a bit punishing. I'd like to see how it sims one of my truck races, because my team there is at 95 overall. I'm thinking after I run this Talladega Cup race, I should have another truck race on the schedule to see.
    Got to a truck race. Before it, I upgraded my trucks all to 100. Simmed the race at Martinsville. Finished 13th. Have to sim a few more I guess just to see if that's a one off. Feel like I should get a higher finish with 100 OVR cars.
    Seems when you sim a race, all you get after from other drivers is negative feedback as well. All 3 races I've simmed, I've gotten 3 messages from other drivers upset with my driving.
    Not sure if that's intentional, or a glitch. Seems odd though. Something to keep an eye on.
    brandon27
    It sims the race as if you showed up. You still earn money. Points. Fans. Progress towards your contract goals.
    As for the simmed results, you won't see them. Youll only see where you finished, and your earnings. While speaking on results, they don't seem to favorable to the player. I simmed two xfinity races, finished 37th, and 38th. Mind you my xfinity cars are only at 85 overall, but that seems a bit punishing. I'd like to see how it sims one of my truck races, because my team there is at 95 overall. I'm thinking after I run this Talladega Cup race, I should have another truck race on the schedule to see.

    I would have prefered an option to flat out skip races and not have them be simulated as if you were there. I'm mostly concerned about the ability to run select Truck and Xfinity races once I'm running full time in Cup.
    It's dumb that the game forces you to either run every race or no race at all in any given series. Simulating takes away the obligation to actually play the races but I'd rather not have the races I choose to skip polluting my stats as well as earning me rivalries.
    I find it quite weird that the career does not allow one to run only a partial schedule given that, in real life, NASCAR only allows drivers to run for the championship in one series and limits the number of races they are allowed to run in others.
    How is this game post patches offline career? Also racing are cautions done well and enough. How bout CPU cars, do they cause cautions and also have dnf's, engine problems, etc.
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    Where is the option to sim races? I'm still in the Xtreme Dirt series...About to start my 4th full season there...Won the championship in my 2nd full season. Then I got some truck hot seats in season 3. For that season, I shortened every race to 4% and just sped through as quickly as I could. (still won the championship) Didn't pay much attention to the trucks because I planned to start my own truck team...only to find that I didn't have the option to start my truck team, I assume, because I never met any of the other teams' objectives.
    Very annoying...so I'm starting year 4 in Xtreme Dirt. I'd like to just sim all those races and concentrate on getting up to the trucks.
    sethisthegoat
    Where is the option to sim races? I'm still in the Xtreme Dirt series...About to start my 4th full season there...Won the championship in my 2nd full season. Then I got some truck hot seats in season 3. For that season, I shortened every race to 4% and just sped through as quickly as I could. (still won the championship) Didn't pay much attention to the trucks because I planned to start my own truck team...only to find that I didn't have the option to start my truck team, I assume, because I never met any of the other teams' objectives.
    Very annoying...so I'm starting year 4 in Xtreme Dirt. I'd like to just sim all those races and concentrate on getting up to the trucks.

    It should come up right when you select "go race", there should be an option next to it that says "sim race" In a big grey box, with black text just like "go race". Are you in owner mode? Maybe it's not an option in driver mode? I have no idea, but as long as you downloaded the patch, it should be there.
    So now on top of not being able to view the final standings after completing the last race of a career season, the game is freezing at the incentive contract progress screen after every dirt race in the subsequent season.
    Hey guys new to the site, just wondering has everyone had the freezing up problem? If so I'd rather not even do it if it's gonna make it so things like that. Thanks.
    And just wondering, why is everyone so worried about skipping races, isn't the whole point of the game to race? I will race anything they put on the schedule. I'm in no hurry, cup series will be there eventually.
    Racer1
    And just wondering, why is everyone so worried about skipping races, isn't the whole point of the game to race? I will race anything they put on the schedule. I'm in no hurry, cup series will be there eventually.

    I'm not looking to skip races on my way to the Cup series. I'm looking to keep racing select races in lower series while I'm running in the Cup Series full time. You know, like some real life cup drivers do...
    The game does not allow that. It only allows you to run full time in multiple series simultaneously. Kind of ironic, since that is not allowed in real life.
    Here is the full list of all the features in Patch 1 for NASCAR Heat 3:
    Fix custom setups being allowed in lobbies that are not supposed to allow them.
    Added Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to NASCAR Xfinity Series roster.
    Improved force feedback for steering wheels.
    Added option to enable centering spring for steering wheels. (PS4 and Xbox One)
    Added option to play spotter through headphones. (PS4)
    Added skid sounds when driving on dirt.
    Career: Added option to sim races.
    Career: Can choose paint job when driving someone else’s car.
    Career: Added manufacturer display to sponsor cards.
    Career: Added manufacturer description to agent recap.
    Career: Can access car paint kit for custom cars.
    Career: Can access the character editor from the career home screen.
    Career: If you make the playoffs, you earn an invite to a team in the next league.
    Career: display upcoming tracks when setting work plan.
    Career: Tuning adjustments.
    Performance improvements.
    Fixed crashes in career mode.
    Fixed tire wear at Eldora in dirt league.
    Fixed issue where cars would occasionally appear all black in car chooser.
    Fixed crashes in car editor and character editor.
    Fixed wheels appearing without cars briefly at start of multiplayer races.
    Fixed stages at the Roval.
    AI: Adjust pitting behavior at some tracks.
    AI: Various improvements.
    UI: Various improvements.
    Scaled down replay overlay art.
    Fix slowdown during some challenges.
    Other fixes and improvements.
    Credit: https://nascarheat.com/nascar-heat-3-patch-1/
    I haven't done any of the patches yet, is there any negatives to it? Does it make it freeze or any thing like that. I get small glitches quite a bit but that is worst problem as far as performance wise. Thanks
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