The first major post-release patch for NASCAR Rivals by Motorsport Games is coming on Monday (19th December) as well as some paid DLC with some new content.
In the scheduled 1.0.2 patch, a Championship Mode will be added to the title while in the existing Career Mode, many issues reported by the community have been addressed. The AI, UI and some updates to the gameplay are also intended to raise the quality of life for the standalone Nintendo Switch title.
As for the DLC, it reads that 30 paint schemes and five new challenges for Challenge Mode will be included in the pack. No price was given for the DLC, but it will be available on the same day through the Nintendo eShop.
We’ll keep our eyes out for what paint schemes and challenges those are, exactly, as well as the price. This will all launch on Monday, so keep it pinned here and we’ll keep you updated when more information becomes available.
UPDATE: 3:00 pm ET on 19th December
The NASCAR Rivals DLC pack is the Throwback DLC Pack, featuring 30 alternative paint schemes, the addition of NASCAR Legends Matt Kenseth and Bobby Labonte, and a car to choose for Jacques Villeneuve who raced in select events in the 2022 season.
Featured throwback schemes on the graphic include the Alex Bowman #48, which throws back to Mark Martin, a Denny Hamlin #11 self throwback, and the #21 of Harrison Burton throwing it back to his dad Jeff Burton.
The pack is available directly from the Nintendo eShop and costs $9.99.
NASCAR Rivals, which released back on 14th October, is available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch for $49.99.
NASCAR RIVALS 1.0.2 PATCH NOTES
- Fixed crashes in Career mode
- Fixed penalty issues in Challenges and Race Now
- Fixed hang when completing Championship events
- Fixed crash when viewing Season Standings in Championship mode
- Fixed corrupted audio issues
- Fixed player 2 controls when using splitscreen
- AI driver behavior and ratings updated
- DNF (did not finish) description added to settings
- Updated the showroom
- Minor text edits
- UI updates in Championship mode
- Updated controls for customization in Paint Booth
- Addressed decal flipping in Paint Booth
- Updated lighting for night tracks
- Updates to automatic transmission
- Engine values updated
- Updated event track times to better reflect reality
- DLC content appears in Challenges (Available for purchase separately in Nintendo eShop)
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