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GRID Legends’ version 2.0 update adds new weather, special events

GRID Legends' version 2.0 update

The Version 2.0 update for GRID Legends is out now, adding dust and fog weather conditions plus providing a sneak peek at an upcoming photo mode.

After a series of smaller tweaks and the pre-order DLC being available to all, the first post-release update to add significant new features to GRID Legends has now arrived.

The Version 2.0 update is live as of today, 19th May 2022, and it adds new online events and weather conditions.

Events menu

A new menu section has been added for the weekly and monthly challenges, within the social tab, and they now include online leaderboards so you can see where you rank against the best in the world.

GRID Legends home menu events
The previous location for weekly and monthly events

Prior to this update, the weekly and monthly events were simply part of the home screen, and not within their own dedicated tab.

GRID Legends events, social tab
The new events section is within the Social tab

Dust and fog

One of the unique elements about GRID Legends is the variable time of day and weather conditions, including snow, that can be mixed to an almost infinite degree using the Race Creator.

The options have now been expanded with the addition of dust – reminding us of a sand storm in Forza Horizon 5, and fog. I instantly thought of the PEASOUPER cheat in Codemaster’s 1998 Colin McRae Rally.

A suite of smaller changes

GRID Legends fog

There are also several small tweaks to the game that arrive with Version 2.0, including fixed ‘Distort’ sponsor objectives, being able to receive an invite when the Lobby tab is open, the career event Oval Stock Event 2 has been changed to Oval Stocks Finale and Italian, Spanish, French and German voiceover amends.

A full changelog is listed below.

Photo mode coming soon

One curious omission from GRID Legends form launch was a photo mode. It meant capturing images in-game was a shot in the dark, pausing a replay at the right time and at the right camera angle. This was analogous to another Codemasters-created sim racer, DiRT Rally 2.0.

GRID Legends photo mode

However, it has been confirmed that this will be coming soon, although the date has yet to be confirmed. The above image was shared on social media, looking to offer similar options to the Formula 1 games developed by the company’s Birmingham studio.

Information on the first of four DLC packs is due in the coming weeks.

GRID Legends version 2.0 update changelog

New Features

A new weekly and monthly events page has been added, complete with leaderboards. In addition, two new weather types have been added to Race Creator: Dust and Fog.

General

  • The Racing Line is now correctly shown when set to ‘On’ or ‘Corners Only’
  • Add-Ons purchased through the PS Store now appear correctly
  • Artifacting around the screen is no longer visible when in replays
  • Distort sponsor objectives now progress correctly
  • GRID Legends no longer required a restart in order to complete installation

Online

  • UI from the Main Menu no longer shows in game after a host migration
  • Players no longer appear with a generic profile picture after a user leaves the Lobby
  • Players can now receive invites when the Lobby tab is open
  • Returning to the main menu from the session list no longer causes ‘Select Vehicle’ to be stuck
  • The correct message now displays when trying to join an online game for those without PS Plus or Xbox Gold subscriptions
  • Joining an ‘in-progress’ Drift session now functions correctly
  • When joining a rolling start session, AI drivers no longer set impossibly fast/negative lap times
  • Various other minor bug fixes have been made

Driven to Glory & Career

  • The Oval Stock Event 2 has been changed to Oval Stocks Finale
  • Progress on The Gauntlet is now visibly updating correctly in Career
  • Flicking in the corner of the screen during ‘Into The Fray’ has been resolved

Performance/System

  • Long loading times and low FPS after completing Induction and Into The Fray have been resolved
  • Various reasons that would cause the game to crash have been resolved across all platforms

Art and Visual Effects

  • Floodlights no longer flicker
  • Brabham BT62 – Rendering issues on headlights when the front bumper is detached have been resolved
  • Koenigsegg Jesko – Driver no longer grips the gearstick too hard when changing gears
  • Renault Laguna – Headlights have been improved
  • Shanghai – A white light no longer appears in the tunnel’s distance

Text

  • Debug text no longer displays in certain instances

Audio

  • Voice over fixed have been made in Italian, Spanish, French and German
  • Dynamic music is now available in Weekly and Monthly events
  • There have been several other audio fixes made throughout the game

Source: EA

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