New cars, and a fresh venue to destroy them on, as the latest Wreckfest Update adds a new track and Racing Heroes DLC Pack for you to enjoy. And it also brings some fixes and improvements to the demolition racing game, along with some new tournament reward bundles.
The update, reward bundles and the Eagles Motorpark are free for all Wreckfest racers across the PC, PS4 and Xbox One editions of the game, while the DLC adds three cars for £3.29, ready for the start of a new tournament season.
Eagles Motorpark offers racing and demolition derbies, and also provides the venue for the headline tournament event this season (which also lets you drive the Stellar from the Racing Heroes DLC). And new venues are always welcome to expand the choice in Wreckfest.
Bugbear Entertainment have also included some nice improvements in the latest update. Most notable is that all of the front-wheel drive cars have had their handling improved. Which has definitely been needed for a while to allow them to be competitive choices, especially for online multiplayer.
Also included in the update is support for Direct Drive wheels with definitions for SimuCube and Leo Bodnar devices out of the box, and a way to configure your own device.
- Navigate to the tools folder in the game’s installation folder.
- Run the provided “DeviceOut” tool, preferably piping the output to an text file (“DeviceOut.exe >output.txt”).
- Open the output, find the GUID of your steering wheel and copy it on the clipboard.
- Open “customWheels.json” in the game’s installation folder.
- Paste the GUID of your device on top of the GUID of the “EXAMPLE” definition and change the name into something you want.
- Save the file.
- To adjust the force feedback effects to your liking, use the provided BagEditor to open data/vehicles/shared/physics/forcefeedback_dd.vffb and then tweak the various parameters available.
Wreckfest Changelog PC v1.268454, PS4 1.80, Xbox One 126.96.36.199
- Added support for the DLC pack “Racing Heroes Car Pack” containing three new cars: Raven, Speedie, and Stellar.
- Added a new free track: Eagles Peak Motorpark with both forward and reverse layouts as well as a derby stadium.
(Server admins note: the internal designations for the routes are fields13_1, fields13_1_rev and fields13_2.)
- New tournament season: Racing Heroes.
- New racing themed reward bundle “Rockfield” for Boomer RS.
- New racing themed reward bundle “BB Racing” for Nexus.
- Experience is now correctly awarded from “Rampage Rush” racing events.
- (PC) Fixed a controller related crash that sometimes occurred.
- Fixed a bug which sometimes caused reward liveries to be lost when changing liveries.
- Implemented support for custom wheel controllers.
- Improved handling of the front-wheel drive cars.
- Restored Muddigger old grille upgrades.
- Roadcutter roof bar no longer clips the roof.
- Wildking upright back pipes no longer clip the racing wing.
- Improved Rebelrat marauder rammer and combar crusher bumper placement.
- Firefly now shifts up correctly when using automatic gearing.
- Supervan suspension no longer glitches out in hard collisions.
- Sofa Car now receives damage correctly.
- It’s no longer possible to purchase upgrades for special vehicle loaners
(these upgrades are removed when exiting lobby, resulting in the player just losing credits).
- Fixed overlap in the player list.
Wreckfest Racing Heroes Pack DLC
The new Wreckfest Racing Heroes Pack DLC includes three cars inspired by the real world, and available to use when they’re included in tournament challenges, or buy purchasing the DLC pack for the PC, Xbox One or PS4.
The DLC is also included in the Wreckfest Season Pass 2. It adds the following cars.
Described as an 80s American muscle car, the Raven does look a little like the famous 1987 Buick Regal Grand National and GNX. Which is a good thing, as it took Richard Petty to a NASCAR racing series, and became a legendary muscle car.
The Speedie is also in the Wreckfest Racing Heroes DLC Pack, and not only could it resemble the iconic classic mini in a certain light, but it also looks like one modified for Rallycross, which makes me very happy indeed.
Combining the Speedie with some of the free Wreckfest mods featuring classic Rallycross circuits will make me a very happy racer.
Last, but definitely not least, is the Stellar, described as a legendary rally missile. And coincidentally, the Opel Manta 400 Rally version was a classic and successful rally car of the 1980s, with both German tuner Irmscher and the British Cosworth company involved in developing the car. At the time, the engine output was claimed around 230bhp, but many racers tuned it further to above 300bhp.
Keep up with all the latest Wreckfest news, updates and content, right here. And you can see all the vehicles officially available in the game, from motorised toilets to trucks, with our Wreckfest Car List.