Tournament Update: Winter Fest

Janne Suur-Näkki

Administrator
Staff member

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • New tournament: Winter Fest
  • New free reward car: Starbeast SS
  • Bug fixes and improvements
We're thrilled to announce the availability of a new tournament!

As you know, in many parts of the world it's that magical time of the year again that the white powdery stuff covers everything into its blanket. Yes, that's snow! As some of you might remember, a few years back we did a holiday special featuring snow, and since many of you have been hoping to see something similar again, we just couldn't leave you all out cold. So, sure enough winter has arrived in the Valley of Bugbear once again and during this tournament, all tracks are covered with snow! And what's even more fun is that this time we got snowballs too!

That's right: No winter would be complete without glistening snow, slippery roads, and of course, snowball fights! Since we're talking about Wreckfest here, the snowballs in the headlining tournament event "Snowball Run" are of pretty destructive type, and tossing one unleashes a whirlwind of vehicular destruction wrecking anything in its path. Let's see who's going to be the toughest snowball fighter! The sideshow events are keeping it in the spirit as well, with winter themed demolition races, demolition derbies and time attacks guaranteed to offer sideways going, sheet metal tearing wintry fun. Make sure to check them all out because awaiting the top players we have a very special prize: a wicked new tournament reward car Starbeast SS, sure to strike the right chords with the fans of the Early Access version of the car.

Besides, we're always actively working on improving the gameplay experience based on the feedback, and thus this release contains a number of additional enhancements and bug fixes. We invite you to check out the release notes below for a complete summary of items fixed or improved upon. As always, thanks for all the feedback!

RELEASE NOTES

Game version

PC:1.269477
PS4: 1.90
XB1: 1.9.0.0

TOURNAMENT
  • New tournament season: Winter Fest.
  • New free tournament reward car: Starbeast SS.
  • The DLC promotional screen is only shown once per session for each respective DLC.
SYSTEM
  • (PC) Fixed an issue which caused DualShock and DualSense controllers to not function correctly.
  • (XB1) Online features now work correctly after disconnecting the controller before the initial interactive screen.
  • (PS4) Game no longer freezes after signing out of PlayStation™Network while in a multiplayer lobby.
GAMEPLAY
  • Improved Speedie handling and engine to make it more competitive.
  • Small special vehicles no longer take excessive damage even from small shunts.
  • Rammer and Roadcutter AI Player setups are now more appropriate for their respective classes.
  • The rear spoiler of the Nexus RS "BB Racing" bundle is now parented correctly to the trunk lid.
  • Exhausts no longer get distorted after deforming.
  • Roof decorations no longer deform wildly.
  • Fixed Boomer RS taillight cover glitch.
AUDIO
  • Rebel Rat engine audio now plays correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with Stellar where clicks in sound would occur when idling in neutral gear.
  • Cockpit view audio now includes more low and mid range frequencies.
  • Audience sound effects are no longer played during loading screens.
  • In the settings, the "Interface Sound Effects" now changes volume of UI sounds independent from the "Effects" volume.
  • In the settings, the "Ambiance" volume control now affects all track-side sound sources.
Have fun!
 

XiCynx

New Member
Will the snow versions of the tracks be available as modified versions of normal tracks in multiplayer servers eventually? I would love to see a snow variant of every track eventually for normal use whenever we wanted! :) Thanks for this update and am looking forward to the new car, Starbeast is my favorite and an SS version has me giddy!
 

WreckerOfDesign00

New Member
Hello everyone at Bugbear Entertainment, thank you so much for the update and I hope everyone is staying safe from COVID. I love this game and I am always happy to see new updates and more features being added. You people at Bugbear are rocking and I feel so grateful to be part of this amazing community.
 

RacerEks

Member
Anyone who sees my avatar should know I'm happy with the Starbeast SS! (the Starbeast SS seems to be a '69 or '70 BTW)
 

Cegon

Member
Will the snow versions of the tracks be available as modified versions of normal tracks in multiplayer servers eventually? I would love to see a snow variant of every track eventually for normal use whenever we wanted!
I wish we can play on-line those winter tracks too.
Absolutely, would be great to see winter tracks in the MP playlists. Thanks for continuing to support a great game.
100% agree. The reduced traction is like a whole new game mode and would be great for multiplayer. My Discord is once again planning to set up another server and we would definitely pepper the whole event loop with as many snow races as possible. I guess adding snow versions to existing tracks might be a way to add new dynamics to the game without too much work. Please consider adding snow versions.

Oh, and the Starbeast SS is pretty much exactly what I was hoping for since Season Pass 1, love it.
 

Soulburn

Member
Perhaps the snow track season is a secret "beta test" to gauge community interest in the idea? Having them in the mix would be neat. Loving the update and the Starbeast SS.
 

timmy76

Active Member
Full time wrecker
One thing that has been happening alot recently is the name plates not being visible enough when you're 2-3 car lengths behind someone else in a lobby.
 

Cegon

Member
After my initial hype about the Starbeast SS I've noticed it has the same slow gearshift (using automatic) as the regular Starbeast. Super Venom and Hunter Panther both have very fast gearshift and considerably different handling compared to their standard versions and cost 60k fame each. Starbeast SS feels like it only has slightly better turn-in compared to the standard version but costs 70k fame.
 

csivers

Member
Asking one more time: can we please have tracks infos in tracks infos screens in mutliplayer and tournament mode? I don't understand why it still not fixed, it's the easiest thing to do! Screens are here, there is space for this information in this screens rooms for that on this screens and we have it in career mode..
 
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