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ModNation Racers Beta Now Open! Voucher Giveaway Starts Today

Ramone Russell's Avatar Posted by on Dec 18, 2009 // Sr. Community Specialist & Game Designer, San Diego Studio

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Hello everyone!

Ramone Russell here, Community Manager for ModNation Racers and avid kart racer.


One of my Mods I call 5-0

Everyone at United Front Games and SCEA are extremely exited to finally put the game in your hands. I’m here to give everyone a quick peek into some of the features and content available in the ModNation Racers PS3 public beta.

In short we are giving you the ability to race, share, download, remix, rate, and most importantly create. Everyone with a beta code will have our state of the art creation tools at your finger tips. We’re absolutely stoked to see the Tracks, Mods, and Karts the beta community will create.

The public beta will include three tracks from the full game Farm Frenzy, Market Run and Sandstorm. There are a couple of race options included in the beta as well. In addition to playing online with up to 12 players, you can compete for the best lap times in Time Trial.

ModNation Racers Beta -Farm Frenzy

It’s home on the firing range here on Farm Frenzy. Drift and shortcut your way through these meadows, but look out for the sheep! Especially if you dare to take the jump off the barn roof.

ModNation Racers Beta - Market Run ModNation Racers Beta - Sand Storm

The desert oasis in Market Run (left) looks calm from the outside, but the action inside is anything but. Crash through the crowded alleys to max out your weapons and pull out 720-spins on the big wall jump to build up your boost. In Sand Storm (right) Deep in the heart of the desert, this off-road race winds through rolling dunes and treacherous cliffs. Try not to break a sweat as you explore the many paths through the buried ruins.

The next area of the game included in the beta I would like to talk about is the ModSpot. What’s the ModSpot you ask? It’s the central hub area in ModNation Racers you load into once you download the beta. Everything takes place in the ModSpot. It’s where you can meet up with your friends or make some new ones. You can also view, rate, and download the top rated Mods, Karts, and Tracks as well. Lastly it’s where you launch into the Creation Station where you can create your own Mods, Karts and Tracks.

Remember, in North America the ModNation Racers Public Beta will run from today, December 18, through January 10 for everyone who was lucky enough to procure a beta voucher. If you already have a voucher (Did you pick up LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year Edition?), fire up your PS3 and redeem your code on the PlayStation Store to get in on the action. If you don’t have one, you’re in luck – the PlayStation.Blog is giving away a few hundred today! Keep your eyes peeled to the PlayStation Twitter feed and Facebook Page today for details (If you’re unlucky today, even more Beta vouchers will be given away on Monday!).


My favorite mod so far what or who will you create?

Before I go, we want to let everyone know we need your help. To make ModNation Racers the best kart racing game possible, we want to hear from you. Things you like, things you don’t like, concerns, suggestions, bugs you find, and feedback, we want to hear it all.

To share your thoughts with the ModNation Racers, go to www.playstation.com, login to your PSN account and then click the “BETA” link located in the top right corner under your name.

ModNation Racers Beta - kart

See you in the ModSpot!

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+ krae_man on December 18th, 2009 at 1:38 pm said:

You know Sony, posting codes online like that “first come first serve” might be cool if it was actually possible to redeem them via our PC’s

We dont have access to our PS3’s 24 hours a day you know.


+ JamieinMN on December 18th, 2009 at 1:39 pm said:

I got 2 emails today. One email was from Qore with the beta voucher, and another email from the modnation website with a voucher code. After I get off work, I’m gonna download it ASAP! Hopefully this game will combine the best elements of Crash Team Racing and Mario Kart, if so, along with the “create a track”, this game will be my #1 favorite for a LONG time.


+ HellsFallenHero on December 18th, 2009 at 1:42 pm said:

I really don’t understand why you are all freaking out over this beta. It’s just a beta. Maybe you’ll get in it, maybe you won’t but begging for it isn’t helping.


+ grey_jeep on December 18th, 2009 at 1:47 pm said:

yea i know. i want to test it out though before i buy it, but i know it’ll be awesome


+ pInfe_US on December 18th, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

I was late for twitter codes, late for facebook codes and now for blog codes… it’s not my day!


+ jr-beast1221 on December 18th, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

Wow. I’ve been sitting around here all day, and for the time I had to leave, they put out 200 codes, it sucks…


+ phinnv8 on December 18th, 2009 at 1:50 pm said:

Messed with the Beta for about an hour let me just say it’s really bad so far. This game has a ton of potential to be amazing but should be called alpha not beta and here is why:

-Load times are terrible right now.
-The online is completely broken, you can’t race with friends or invite them to your area.
-When trying to connect online it takes forever and keeps freezing the game while its trying then you just get disconnected a minute later.
-Frame-rate drops very often, gets very choppy.
-No 4 player split screen means it’ll never be as good as mario kart.
-In One hour the game froze my entire PS3 once, and failed to load a level twice.

With enough polish this game could be really good, right now its almost unplayable. I can’t see the game being released any earlier than Summer 2010 as it is now.


+ mrdeadhead on December 18th, 2009 at 1:50 pm said:

show the damn GAP some love and send us codes!


+ E-JTL on December 18th, 2009 at 1:51 pm said:

I hope the people that did (do) get codes actually take the time to leave valid, helpful feedback instead of just using the beta as a “try before you buy.”


+ grey_jeep on December 18th, 2009 at 1:51 pm said:

i know but i want to try out the game before it comes out and i buy it but i know it’ll probaly be awesome


+ rklllama on December 18th, 2009 at 1:51 pm said:

Hey–I created a Twitter account to try to win a Beta code (I’m not at home so the Facebook codes and the codes given here weren’t gonna do it for me) and on the first giveaway I thought I should have been early enough to win, but on the second, where we were asked to retweet, I saw the tweet twenty seconds after it had been made and had retweeted within a minute. My history will even tell me the tweet was made “38 minutes ago” and then “Retweeted by you – 38 minutes ago”. I haven’t gotten a code yet though, and I know at the time that I was definitely one of the first fifty to retweet. (It will tell you how many people retweeted something and I was refreshing and washing it tick up to fifty.)

I really want a code, anyway you guys can help me out? (My twitter is rklllama too if you’re trying to find me there to verify what I’ve said.)


+ Mokoho on December 18th, 2009 at 1:52 pm said:

:( i want a code.


+ grey_jeep on December 18th, 2009 at 1:53 pm said:

are there any United fronters looking at this blog right now?! if there are then send us some codes por favor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ DNilo on December 18th, 2009 at 1:53 pm said:

cmon playstation….. give me on code.. plz


+ grey_jeep on December 18th, 2009 at 1:54 pm said:

are there any United fronters looking at this blog right now?! if there are then send us some codes por favor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ vLO_03 on December 18th, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

Ugh I’m pretty upset that I was supposed to get a beta code from PS on twitter for retweeting and what not and I was number 6 in doing so but got nothing in my DM grr I even sent them a tweet but I’m sure I wont be listened to whatsoever =[


+ pInfe_US on December 18th, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

2nd batch of codes in facebook, and still no luck… isn’t there a code for turtles like me!


+ jr-beast1221 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

Does anyone know what is going on in the PS Home theater with this? On the website it says go there but nothing about Modnation is there.


+ grey_jeep on December 18th, 2009 at 2:07 pm said:

oh my goodness gracious!!!!! i signed up for the twitter contest thing for the code but i dont have a twitter so i had to sign up. I looked in my inbox and i had just recieved an email from twitter. of course i didnt win they just said congragulations on being a new twitter-er :( if they can send an email that fast how come i havent gotten my mnr code yet?!!! oh darn i wish someone could put some codes on here ;)

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+ Ramone Russell on December 18th, 2009 at 2:10 pm said:

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+ battosai561 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:10 pm said:

I need a beta code!


+ grey_jeep on December 18th, 2009 at 2:11 pm said:

oh i looked on that too and i went around and saw nothiinnngg on modnation racers!!!!!!


+ terpitude71 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:11 pm said:

this is a pretty crappy way to run a contest on facebook. i mean after you attempt to enter two codes, the rest are gone


+ jr-beast1221 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

I win code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m awesome


+ grey_jeep on December 18th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

ooohh myyy goood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you so much Ramone!!!!!!!!!!! i love u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ YDotNightz on December 18th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

i need a code :(


+ grey_jeep on December 18th, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:

thank you so much Ramone!!!!!!!!!! i love u!!!!!!!!!!


+ stlthriot on December 18th, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:

Awesome! Thank you so much, Ramone! I finally found one of the codes you just posted that worked! :D
Looking forward to beta test this game out and make sure that it is the best it can be before it ships!


+ pInfe_US on December 18th, 2009 at 2:17 pm said:

the turtle has got one!!! thank you guys!


+ battosai561 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:18 pm said:

Got one! Thanks a ton!!


+ supercoolmanchu on December 18th, 2009 at 2:18 pm said:

omg… i picked a key that was still available :D thanks a million and good luck to the rest in beta key lottery!!!


+ Ocey2ktru on December 18th, 2009 at 2:18 pm said:

Can I have a code as well


+ dustinbrutal on December 18th, 2009 at 2:20 pm said:

Just claimed RAHD-9JBG-CNB4!
THANK YOU! I couldn’t get one on Facebook!


+ VanilaGorila-x- on December 18th, 2009 at 2:22 pm said:

I received my Qore Code this morning. Looking forward to trying it out.


PS, Tell Alex Luffman I’m going to smoke his ass. :)


+ Tezasaurus on December 18th, 2009 at 2:24 pm said:

Was really excited to play the beta, but it’s basically unplayable. I can understand long load times for an online race or the ModSpot, but I tried to load an offline/single player race with one of the default tracks and it took over five minutes. That’s really, really bad, guys.


+ DahlFace on December 18th, 2009 at 2:27 pm said:

Thanks SCEA and United Front! This is just as exciting as the LBP giveaway! I got my code finally and have just 226 exciting minutes to wait for the download! Wait, it is now 230…1…2…1 Anyway thanks again!


+ sarcastrophe on December 18th, 2009 at 2:27 pm said:

Sweet. Blue-tooth keyboard + PS3 in other room… typing codes without looking at the screen until i got one. awesome!


+ JakeRuiner on December 18th, 2009 at 2:27 pm said:

i’ve been going along with this code-hunting and havent had any luck. I followed you guys on twitter and facebook, but somehow every code is taken in the first 3 minutes. I really need the beta key, been on this game since E3 showed it.


+ jqtaxpayer on December 18th, 2009 at 2:28 pm said:

Dang… lol, so unlucky… I go away for a bit to play some PS3 and I come back and they’ve given away more codes.


+ DrBingogh on December 18th, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

Got mine last night! Can’t wait to get off work and try it out!


+ StooBush on December 18th, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

@101: krae_man, you can redeem codes over the internet and download when you get home…go to:


And click on Redeem.



+ extrovertic1 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

All I want for christmas is a Modnation beta code… :( I’ll be here checking every minute.


+ egrojp87 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:



+ Lord_Von_Punx on December 18th, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:

please Sony Send Me A code i am dedicated user! i have 100 ps3 games and 70 psn games!

every time you guys giveaway codes i’m at work
so i can never redeem them please thanks!


+ vesra on December 18th, 2009 at 2:31 pm said:

SERIOUSLY. these contest, if you can call them that, suck for the working man that does not sit in front of a computer all day. even then, some can not come here and check these things out. what about us. i’ve seen time and time again these little giveaways that i’ll never have a chance of due to the fact i have a job that begins at 6am and goes until 5pm est. and whats worse is, these blogs seem to be on pacific time. its like a first thing in the morning always and we east coasters with jobs are always screwed. how about some consideration for us. the hard working product buying customers! don’t we at least deserve a chance at these. instead you’ll end up with tons of kids that won’t even give any input into the beta and just wanna try it first. yes i tried entring my email and only ended up with a theme code, thanks for that at least. but in the immortal words of Kevin Butler “COME ON!”.


+ ZildjianKX on December 18th, 2009 at 2:32 pm said:

I wish you would quit saying, “Did you buy LittleBigPlanet: GOTY edition”… I did, and it didn’t come with a stupid code, and I bought it weeks ago…


+ dougsheisty on December 18th, 2009 at 2:32 pm said:

argh! I can’t even get these new ones to work. I must have tried half of them already..


+ KillaK3 on December 18th, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

Why does it keep coming up with errors now before it was saying the code is no longer valid


+ arciselyne on December 18th, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

I want a code!!!


+ arciselyne on December 18th, 2009 at 2:34 pm said:

need a code

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