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GRIP Patch Notes 1.4.0

May 09, 2019

GRIP Patch Notes 1.4.0

Anti-gravity racing has just landed in the GRIP universe!


Oh yes, this update brings you 15 formidable new vehicles taken from those that you already know and love and fused them together with anti-gravity technology.

Carefully engineered to be strong competition against their ground-based brethren, these vehicles offer a fantastic new racing experience exclusive to GRIP. Not quite Rollcage, not quite Wipeout, but an amazing new hybrid that will set the whole genre on fire.

Head to the garage right now and grab yourself a new ride, then hit the races and slice through the air like never before. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you, AirBlades.

 

AB launch patch notes:

- Introduced AirBlade hover (AKA Anti-Grav) vehicle type to all 15 wheeled vehicles in the garage. Airblades have two canard types to choose from, interchangeable for front and back axles. Airblades also use different engine sounds than wheeled cars.

- Added the space setting 'Atlas Station' and 'Impact' racetracks

- Added 5 community-made car skins to the Nyvoss Mirage vehicle (winners of the competition)

- Improved race flow, vehicle collision and AI behaviour on various race tracks, including: FIC Outpost, Lit, Transport, Rust, Yuri Industrial, Mindbender, Naptha Valley, Serpent’s Run, Haze, Spin Cycle, Sprawl

- Added two bangin’ new music tracks: Full Kontakt – Tornado, Xtigma – Overdrive

- Added two new AirBlade focused loading screen images

- Updated Main Menu scene to have different vehicles and skins

- Fixed AI not moving in View to a Kill arena

- Added the options 'Ground', 'Air' and 'Both', allowing players to choose vehicle type

- Added updated AirBlade key art to the initial loading screen

- Added new tracks to the Game Manual

- Added all new tracks to statistics within Game Info

- Added the new tracks to campaign tiers

- Reduced the amount of XP gained during Carkour to prevent exploitation

- Improved vehicle camera

- Improved terrain following for the Hydra and charged Ramraider

- Improved the firing effectiveness of the charged Ramraider

- Improved target tracking for the Hydra

- HDR rendering on PC

- AI bots now use the launch ability more often

- Fixed some UI issues with the vehicle garage

- The visual FX for when vehicle launches are now more obvious

- Bug fix to avoid having no rivals for periods of time

- Fixed the Play buttons in the audio menu to also work in-game.

- Fixed bad data in the information directory.

- Fixed the colour of the saturation slides in the garage.

MULTIPLAYER:

- improved matchmaking by simplifying criteria

- Adjusted online voting timer to be synced correctly with all clients and host

- Removed redundant options from the Find Game panel.

- Fixed bug whereby Bots stop moving if Host pauses gameplay

- Fixed bug whereby Bots would disappear if a client leaves active online gameplay

- Fixed bug whereby an incorrect Host name is given within the spectator UI

- Winning track and settings are now displayed within online lobby once voting has ended

- Fixed bug whereby online tournaments wouldn't progress past the first event

- Added the garage option to the Online UI during voting timer

- Fixed reset exploit whereby players could produce false race times

- Fixed vehicle speed exploit caused by 'Frogger' setting

- Elimination times now estimated in MP when all human players have finished

- Fixed bug whereby the voting timer may not display for clients who were previously spectating

- Prevented garage upgrade dialog from blocking MP games.

- Various UI fixes, clean up

- Vehicle elimination now made more robust in MP games.

- Prevented garage upgrade dialog from blocking MP games.

 

AirBlades are available on all the original race tracks that launched with GRIP, plus all-new levels set in out of space and is a completely free update for players. The inclusion of this latest update adds a robust new set of features sure to thrill fans and adrenaline junkies. GRIP is now two games in one, giving racers the choice of how and where they drive!

Download now on: Steam  |  Xbox One  |  PlayStation 4  |  Nintendo Switch soon!