2018 Racing Games

GRIP Combat Racing: Biggest Update Ever


How much can developer Caged Element and publisher Wired Productions pack into the new GRIP Combat Racing update? Enough that they’ve affectionately titled their latest patch the “Big Ass Update.”

Browse the list below and see if you think it’s worthy of the name. This isn’t all either. In the coming months Caged and Wired will be adding team modes, new vehicles, race courses, and other content they aren’t ready to reveal. In addition, GRIP Combat Racing just took the runner-up spot in the IndieDB Player’s Choice Indie of the Year award, so….they’re feeling proud. And generous.

  • Lobby overhauled with new simplified voting mechanics and count down timer
  • Catch-up assistance has been rebalanced and can be toggled during the game’s campaign
  • AI bots now drive more competitively even when catch-up assistance is turned off
  • AI bot vehicles are now selected to be comparable to the player’s vehicle
  • Bug fix for AI bot catch-up in MP games
  • Resolved issue when displaying split-screen results
  • “View to a kill” battle arena is now rebalanced and redesigned
  • “Magmatic Core” battle arena now has speed-pads and has been redesigned to prevent insta-death
  • Improvements to various tracks’ collisions and performance
  • Fixed issues around vehicle customisation
  • Improved stability for split-screen tournaments
  • Fixed bug preventing players 3 and 4 selecting vehicles in split-screen
  • Resolved issue where achievements were incorrectly unlocked when spectating a MP game
  • Improved calculations for leaderboard statistics
  • Improved how the player’s overall average speed and position are calculated
  • Electrical sounds volume is now set correctly
  • Improved missile targeting when the target is manoeuvring hard
  • Improved missile guidance – missiles now avoid the floor much more often when launching
  • Vehicles are now allocated correctly to human players in split-screen events or tournaments

GRIP Combat Racing is available now for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and XBox One. The Big Ass Update is now live for PS4 and XBox; the Switch version is coming shortly.

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