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Wreckfest February Update Available - Adds 2 Free Tracks, PlayStation 4 Voice Chat & More

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Wreckfest February Update Available - Adds 2 Free Tracks, PlayStation 4 Voice Chat & More

A new Wreckfest update is available on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, bringing in 2 free tracks:

  • Tribend Speedway (A Speedway with 3 track variants)
  • Thunderbow (A Demolition Derby Arena)

The patch also adds voice chat and improved loading times, specifically for PlayStation 4 users, along with some improvements and bug fixes for all platforms.

Check out the trailer and patch notes below.

CONTENT

  • Added two new tracks: Tribend (Speedway with 3 track variants) and Thunderbowl (Demolition Derby Arena).

SYSTEM

  • (PS4) Added support for Voice Chat.
  • (PS4) Improved loading times by 15–25% depending on the case.
  • Parts of the vehicle no longer flicker when looking around in the cockpit view.

USER INTERFACE

  • Fixed “Reset Effect” setting title and description being switched.

GAMEPLAY

  • Digital clutch release is now not as penalizing when shifting sloppily.
  • First gear is now engaged during the race countdown, eliminating the unnecessary gear change when using automatic transmission and making the launch equal between fully automatic, manual and manual with clutch shifting modes.
  • When using shifting modes with automatic clutch, all cars now use the faster shifter profiles in order to make cars more equal.
  • Exhaust backfire effect now works correctly when using upgrades from the Steel & Wheels pack.
  • Improved Hornet model, engine and suspension.
  • Raiden RS is now slightly weaker and maxes out slightly earlier performance-wise.
  • Increased Rebelrat maximum performance points to make it more competitive.
  • Improved Raiden RS mudflaps and a number of other panels.
  • Added an upgrade part to remove the Raiden RS front panel.
  • Fixed an issue when Raiden RS materials turned partially black when a specific exhaust part was installed.
  • Fixed Raiden RS misconfigured locked differential.
  • Fixed Raiden RS grille causing a error when uninstalled.
  • Fixed Raiden RS lod model window pivot, causing the window to float above the car.
  • Fixed Vandal grille causing an error when uninstalled.
  • Fixed Vandal “Upright Side Headers” exhaust.
  • Fixed Vandal “Rallysport” tire upgrade.
  • Fixed Vandal “Hot Dog” prop name.
  • Vandal window glass now breaks correctly.
  • Vandal brake lights no longer break from hits to the side.

AUDIO

  • Improved positional audio.
  • Fixed missing Venom engine audio.
  • Improved engine audio volume balancing across different cars.
  • Stationary vehicles no longer repeatedly trigger the contact sound effect.

If you missed our Wreckfest review from Joe Doyle, we posted in September of last year, you can read it here.

The overall feel created by developer Bugbear is sophisticated. Weight distribution in vehicles, as well as the pros and cons of selecting specific vehicle types for different races, feels critical to the success of your experience. That’s not to say there’s a clear and present meta as each vehicle has its own unique specialty. It depends on the type of driver you are. The buses are ramrods and can be used violently, but drive too recklessly and you’ll find yourself toppled over searching for answers. The smaller Japanese vehicles are quick, zippy and provide maneuverability not found in other vehicles, but get hit by a heavier vehicle (such as the aforementioned bus) and you’re in for a world of hurt and frustration.

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  1. Steve_OS

    A new Wreckfest update is available on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, bringing in 2...
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    Wreckfest is one of the best games I've bought in years. I have purchased Forzas, F1, a Nascar Heat, Dirt, and other racing series. This is so much FUN to play and the handling, tracks, variety, never gets old. The fun factor is through the roof. If you like racing games, you must have this game. I'll never trade it in.
    PackerScooter
    Wreckfest is one of the best games I've bought in years. I have purchased Forzas, F1, a Nascar Heat, Dirt, and other racing series. This is so much FUN to play and the handling, tracks, variety, never gets old. The fun factor is through the roof. If you like racing games, you must have this game. I'll never trade it in.

    I agree with you all the way. This game by far gives an excitement not replicated in other games. For me it is the true unexpected suspense of the crashes. The racing is great, but it is crazy seeing an amazing crash develop in front of you then trying to navigate around it. Failure to do so can greatly alter your race.

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