BeamNG.drive’s festive v0.24.1 update includes new cars and track changes

BeamNG.drive’s festive v0.24.1 update includes new cars and track changes

We previewed it in our recent BeamNG.drive team interview, but a second content update for December has now hit for BeamNG.drive and it features an all-new car, a remastered vehicle and several physically based rendering (PBR) changes.

New Bruckell Bastion car

The Bruckell Bastion is an all-new addition to BeamNG.drive, and as is often the case, there are several iterations available.

A four-door saloon with a powerful engine up front and rear-wheel drive, it looks like a sleek European saloon with a dash of American brute force. A combination of V6 and V8, turbochargers or supercharged powerplants are available.

Variants include Tuner, Lifted, Drift Rocket and track versions, with 20 in total, and there is a range of customisation parks to play around with.

The Civetta Bolide has been remastered

The Civetta Bolide is a sleek sports car that looks to be inspired by two-wheel-drive rally cars of the past. A fan favourite, the car has now been remastered with a new jbeam, model, damage sections and textures. It may look reminiscent of the existing model, but it’s been thoroughly updated.

As part of this update, the wheels and tyres have been changed alongside further additions to the customisation options.

ETK Driver Experience Centre remaster

More than a visual uplift thanks to PBR (more on that later), the ETK Driver Experience Centre has also received new vegetation, improved AI pathing, improved meshes, updated graphics and 3D assets.

The difference is stark and should feel like you’re driving around a new venue.

PBR venue changes

The BeamNG.drive team has been rolling out PBR changes over the recent updates, and now it’s the turn of venues to receive the graphical enhancements. Alongside the ETK Driver Experience Centre, new terrain and road materials for the Industrial, Gridmap, Hirochi Raceway and Derby maps are also included in the v0.24.1 update.

Lights have been added for night-time driving at the Industrial map, Hirochi Raceway, Utah campsite and ETK Driver Experience Centre.

BeamNG.drive PBR Map updates

New Delivery mission type

There are 10 new missions to play through over the festive period, but also a brand-new mission structure type: Delivery.

As the name suggests, it’s your task to deliver cargo to target areas, with some missions including traffic or time limits.

These are 10 additional missions (so 20 new for thus update in total) available on East Coast USA, Industrial, Italy, Jungle Rock Island and Small Island.

BeamNG.drive Delivery Missions

Those are the main highlights for the v0.24.1 festive update for BeamNG.drive, but the full changelog is below too.

BeamNG.drive v0.24.1 update changelog

Vehicles

  • NEW VEHICLE – Bruckell Bastion
    • Full-size sporty RWD sedan
    • Longitudinal V6, V8 engine options with various super- and turbocharging choices
    • Many customization parts, wide body kit, spoilers, roll cage, AWD option and more
    • A good variety of configurations including many factory models as well as ‘Drag’, ‘Drift’, ‘Police’, ‘Track’, an insane ‘Redtail” version and more
    • Modern driving and safety systems keep all the power under control
    • Full-size sporty RWD sedan
    • 20 Configs:
      • Police (with all new detailed interior)
      • Track
      • Street tuned
      • Drift
      • Drag (most powerful car so far)
      • Taxi
      • Base
      • Sport
      • Sport GT
      • Battlehawk
      • Luxe
      • Offroad
      • Redtail
    • Features
      • Longitudinal V6, V8
      • Supercharged, turbocharged
      • Many customization parts, wide body kit, spoilers, roll cage, AWD option and more
      • Modern driving and safety systems
  • REVAMPED VEHICLE – Civetta Bolide
    • Complete remaster
    • Totally new jbeam, model and textures
    • More realistic proportions, styling, details and mechanics
    • Can split into 3 sections in heavy crashes
    • Revised configurations including turbocharged, targa top, US-spec, rally and race models
    • More options for customization
    • New center-lock wheels tailored to the Bolide
      • Beta Revoluzione
      • Civetta Intrecciata
      • Dreid CVTA
    • New purpose-made supercar tires

Levels

  • REMASTERED LEVEL – ETK Driver Training
    • New vegetation
    • Updated terrain materials to PBR
    • Updated asphalt road materials to PBR
    • Improved many meshes such as rumblestrips, wind turbines and buildings
    • updated graphics and 3D assets for advertisement billboards
    • Added a large background mesh
    • Improved AI pathing
    • Added Night Lights
  • Derby Arenas
    • Updated terrain materials to PBR
    • Updated asphalt road materials to PBR
  • East Coast, USA
    • Fixed LoD of rocks to reduce pop-in at distance
    • Fixed bumpy terrain in the gas station zone
  • Gridmap
    • Updated terrain materials to PBR
    • Updated asphalt road materials to PBR
    • Fixed tread mark texture from 16 bit to 8 bit
    • Fixed popping on tire stacks
  • Hirochi Raceway
    • Updated terrain materials to PBR
    • Updated asphalt road materials to PBR
    • Added Night Lights
    • Fixed popping on tire stacks
  • Industrial
    • Updated terrain materials to PBR
    • Updated asphalt road materials to PBR
    • Added Night Lights
    • Fixed bushes with collision issues
    • Fixed popping on tire stacks
  • Italy
    • Fixed building rotation
  • Utah
    • Added Night Lights to the Campsite
  • Common
    • Updated the thumbnails of all the levels to 800×600 resolution

Missions

  • Added a new Mission Type Delivery with 10 Missions, available on East Coast USA, Industrial, Italy, Jungle Rock Island and Small Island
  • Added 3 more Drift/Gymkhana Missions, available on Automation and Industrial
  • Added A Leap of Faith Mission on West Coast USA
  • Added Longjump Over the Jungle Mission on Jungle Rock Island
  • Added 4 new Arrive Missions featuring the new Bruckell Bastion on West Coast USA
  • Added a new Drag Mission to Airport on Italy
  • Fixed an issue with mission marker disappearing

Scenarios

  • Fixed player vehicle incorrectly refreshing at the start of scenarios
  • Fixed and relisted East Coast USA – Car Delivery scenario

Traffic

  • Added additional error checking when creating vehicle groups
  • Fixed traffic personalities interfering with user AI modes (vehicles will keep the given AI mode after respawning)
  • Vehicles now pull over to the correct side of the road on RHD maps such as Automation Test Track

Input & FFB

  • Fixed default Logitech G25 and G27 clutch pedal bindings
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t reliably select a radial menu item with the mouse when a controller was connected

Audio

  • Tweaked turbo BOV volume curves as the range was too large resulting in most BOVs being too quiet

Powertrain

  • Fixed parkingbrake interfering with ABS operation in rare circumstances
  • Fixed linelock taking parkingbrake input into consideration
  • Improved linelock operational messages to help better indicate its state
  • Fixed oil starvation behavior with negative gravity
  • Added support for variable supercharger bypass valve settings

Controller

  • Fixed incorrect behavior when the default forward gear was changed by drive modes

UI

  • Fixed Show custom vehicles in vehicle selector not working

World Editor

  • Forest Editor: Added dialog to create a forest brush tool when there is none

Flowgraph Editor

  • Changed math.huge to a rational number for the final waypoint speed in AI Follow Waypoints node
  • Prevented vehicle group caching for the “generator” group type in Traffic Custom Group node

Source: BeamNG.drive

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