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NASCAR Heat 5 Patch and First DLC Available - Details and Patch Notes Here

NASCAR Heat 5

NASCAR Heat 5 Patch and First DLC Available - Details and Patch Notes Here

The first DLC for NASCAR Heat 5 is scheduled to arrive tomorrow available now, along with a new patch, adding 41 new Cup Series schemes and 10 new Xfinity Series schemes.

All of them will be free for those of you that ordered the Gold Edition of the game or purchased the Season Pass. For everyone else, it can be purchased at $12.99. In addition to the new schemes, there will be three new challenges featuring Natalie Decker, Cole Custer, and Kyle Busch.

The NASCAR Heat 5 patch notes will be available tomorrow, featuring a number of fixes, so we’ll be sure to post them as they arrive.

UPDATE: (7-31) The NASCAR Heat 5 patch has arrived, along with patch notes.

  • Fixed alternate drivers appearing in Career mode
  • Fixed freezing screen at Las Vegas pits
  • Fixed custom car numbers not showing up in white
  • Fixed scheme changing in Career mode
  • Outdated logos removed from Eldora pre-race sequence
  • Fixed an issue with Truck Series races being unintentionally skipped
  • Updated Corvette Parts logo

You can view the full list of NASCAR Cup and NASCAR Xfinity series schemes below.

NASCAR Cup Series:

• Alex Bowman (Axalta)
• Alex Bowman (Cincinnati)
• Aric Almirola (Pure Farmland)
• Austin Dillon (Keep America Beautiful)
• Brad Keselowski (Alliance Parts)
• Chad Finchum (Smithbuilt)
• Chase Elliott (Hooters)
• Chase Elliott (Mountain Dew Zero)
• Chase Elliott (Unifirst)
• Chris Buescher (Sunny D)
• Christopher Bell (Procore)
• Clint Bowyer (Blue Def)
• Cole Custer (Haas Tooling)
• Corey LaJoie (Drydene)
• Corey LaJoie (Pala Casino)
• Daniel Suarez (Commscope)
• Denny Hamlin (FedEx Freight)
• Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground)
• Erik Jones (Craftsman)
• Erik Jones (Sports Clips)
• Erik Jones (Stanley)
• J.H. Nemecheck (Berrys Bulletts)
• J.H. Nemecheck (FAS)
• Joey Gase (Donate Life)
• Joey Logano (AAA SoCal)
• Kevin Harvick (Jimmy Johns)
• Kurt Busch (Gear Wrench)
• Kyle Busch (Fudge Brownie)
• Kyle Busch (Snickers White)
• Martin Truex Jr. (SiriusXM)
• Michael McDowell (FR8 Auctions)
• Ryan Blaney (Advance Auto)
• Ryan Blaney (Pennzoil/Menards)
• Ryan Newman (Koch)
• Ryan Preece (Velveeta)
• Timmy Hill (Roof Claim)
• Tyler Reddick (Alsco)
• Tyler Reddick (I Am Second)
• Tyler Reddick (Tame the Beast)
• William Byron (Color of the Year)
• William Byron (Hertz)

NASCAR Xfinity Series:

• Anthony Alfredo (Anderson’s Maple Syrup)
• Austin Cindric (Odyssey Battery)
• Brandon Jones (Toyota Service Centers)
• Brandon Jones (Turtle Wax/Menards)
• Chase Briscoe (Highpoint)
• Daniel Hemric (Southpoint)
• Joe Graf Jr. (Bucked Up Energy)
• Noah Gragson (Nationwide Children’s)
• Tommy Joe Martins (Skyview)
• Vinnie Miller (Koolbox)

Just in case you missed our NASCAR Heat 5 review, you can read it here.

There is not a whole lot that feels entirely new with NASCAR Heat 5. While that typically isn’t a positive for any yearly sports title, the tweaked AI and driving model had me coming back for seconds and thirds — even after I played enough to feel like I could properly write the review. There is an addictive quality that is tangible when you’re on the track racing in any of the four series provided in NH5. It all stems from how the cars and trucks react and race on the track, and more importantly, how willing the AI was to be aggressive (but fair) with each other and me.

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  1. $12.99 for paint jobs for a trash game that isn't worth more than $20. Man, few developers rip off their customers more than 704.
    And a patch? That's adorable. This game needs a damn overhaul, not a patch.
    Until They implement some sort penalty system that demerits people who intentionally drive "dirty" I'm sort of done with NASCAR games. I've bought a few of them in the past and the experience is always ruined by clowns who deliberately smash into (for no strategic reason) you spinning you out. I think these games are fun when that doesn't happen....but that's the exception more than the rule. If you could block people from entering your lobby who how bad reputations then this game would be amazing. Until then, patch or patch, I'll just dust off old copies of the game and play against the CPU.
    They really need to fix the damage model in this game/series.
    Racing the truck series I spun in the corner on old tires went all the down and backed into the infield wall at a pretty good clip. No visual damage and once in the pits, my car is restored to 100%.
    Really kills the realism and immersion of the game. Really no fear of hitting the wall since your talented pit crew to make your car/truck like new again!
    countryboy
    They really need to fix the damage model in this game/series.

    I 100% agree with this. That and the "paint booth" they have are just a complete joke.
    I don't know where else to ask this, this is my first Nascar game ever so this could be a dumb question but is there no option to change left tires only? I'm playing career mode and constantly screw up in the pits. I only see right only and four tires options.
    movethechains11
    I don't know where else to ask this, this is my first Nascar game ever so this could be a dumb question but is there no option to change left tires only? I'm playing career mode and constantly screw up in the pits. I only see right only and four tires options.

    There is no option because it would make no sense to change left sides only as right side tires wear out much faster due to always turning left.
    mercalnd
    There is no option because it would make no sense to change left sides only as right side tires wear out much faster due to always turning left.

    Except on road courses. Left tend to wear at an equal or greater rate than rights on road courses (for me at least) and this is where a "Change left-sides" option would be nice. What's weird is that for road courses where the pit is on the right, the animation will actually show them changing left sides if you select "2-tires", but if you look at the fuel/tire wear after the pits it will be the right sides that were changed. Been like this for years.

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