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ModNation Monday: Title Update 1.02 Releases August 4th, Brings Improvements

Ramone Russell's Avatar + Posted by Ramone Russell on Aug 02, 2010 // Community Manager, SCEA San Diego Studios

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This Wednesday, August 4th at 2:00am (Pacific Time), the ModNation Racers Title Update 1.02 goes live improving many of the issues the community has been concerned about. On behalf of UFG, we want to thank everyone for supporting ModNation and being patient as we’ve worked hard to make it the best experience possible. If you didn’t see the patch details on the IGN last Friday, here is a run down:

Update: Title Update 1.02 for ModNation Racers unfortunately introduced an issue that affects online XP Races and XP Series. We’ve identified the cause and are quickly working on a solution to resolve the issue. We intend on updating the ModNation Community on the release of this fix as soon as possible.

Load Time Improvements
While there are still loads, you will see decreases in load times throughout the game.

New “Casual” Difficulty Mode
We’ve added a “casual” difficulty setting in the options screen.

Challenge friends in XP Series
We’ve added the ability to invite your friends to XP Races & Series.

No more “Hot Lap” Cheaters
We fixed a bug that allowed players to cut the track and post unbeatable times in Hot Lap.

Get into Online Races Quicker
Along with improved load times, we’ve removed the online game room from the ModSpot so you can get into the race faster.

Improved Server Stability
We’ve addressed issues to improve intermittent disconnects that players were experiencing.

Three Challenges now more attainable
We wanted to provide you challenges, but didn’t want to sacrifice fun. We found 3 challenges that proved extremely difficult and changed the conditions to complete them. This includes:

  • Devastator takedown on Wild Run
  • Devastator takedown on Modobahn
  • Sideswipe 3 opponents on the cliff side on Fracture

The Tin Bucket Unlocked!
Finally this is an item is unlocked and available to everyone by default.

Collector Card Improvement
Now see all player creations in their entirety.

Improvements to ModNation Racers don’t stop here, we are still constantly listening to the community and are committed to making ModNation Racers one of the most enjoyable experiences you’ll have on your PS3.

New features on Community.ModNation.com

We added features to the Community site Community.ModNation.com to make the experience better too, including:

Race Logs
Check out your series and XP race stats here.

See your Favorites
Now view your favorite creators as well as others’ favorite creators.

Search for Friends
Search for other players using the new icon next to login.

Rep Check
Check out you reputation under each creation type.

DLC Voucher Codes giveaway!!

ModNation Racers

Stay tuned, I’ll be giving away some voucher codes for Nathan Drake, Ratchet & Clank, and Kratos DLC in the comments section.

Nukular and Kart available tomorrow!

ModNation Racers: Nukular

Previously only available via special pre-order offers, this week’s DLC is Nukular and Kart is finally available. They can be purchased separately or as a bundle from the PSN.

ModNation Racers: Creations of the Week

Amazing creations in ModNation get shared every day and we are playing a ton of them. If you are interested in submitting your mod, kart or track to be a future “creation” of the week be sure to visit up on the official ModNation Community site and who knows? You might see your handy work on the PlayStation.Blog.

Mods of the Week

Mod Name: PlayStation Move
Creator: TapDatApp

Playstation Move for ModNation Racers Playstation Move for ModNation Racers

Mod Name: MNR Policeman
Creator: Adr3nalin-e

ModNation Racers: Policeman

Karts of the Week

Kart Name: MNR Police District
Creator: Adr3nalin-e

ModNation Racers: Police District ModNation Racers: Police District

Kart Name: Green monster van
Creator: Donor

ModNation Racers: Green Monster Van

Tracks of the Week

Track Name: Arctic GP
Created by: dragon_Bremen

ModNation Racers: Artic GP ModNation Racers: Artic GP 2

dragon_Bremen says: “This track is based on Arctic mountains. It goes from ice-cold seaside to a high mountain peak. From the mountain peak, a big, nasty switchback goes to the finish. Be prepared to have a full action track with mean obstacles and jumps.”

Track Name: New York
Created by: Adie23

ModNation Racers: New York ModNation Racers: New York

ModNation Racers: New York ModNation Racers: New York

Aldie says Inspired by New York, this track has several jumps, traps and sights to see!”

Hot Lap Roster for this week

Continuing with the trend we started week’s ago this weeks Hot Lap roster features all new community created tracks.

  • Monday: Mountain Madness by dragon_Bremen
  • Tuesday: Once A Scenic Drive… by StealthReborn–
  • Wednesday: Dawn Patrol, by maverick—07–
  • Thursday: Broken Paradise by lneon_Inoodle
  • Friday: Mystery Track of the Week
  • Saturday: Hurghada Morning by DjTechnics
  • Sunday: Gardens of Deception by ArgorokX

More news next week, until then… see you in the ModSpot!

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+ yazter on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:21 am said:

Finally a developer that listens to their customers.

I don’t have ModNation Racers but I am pleased to see such enthusiasm in listening to players’ input.

This game is definitely on my to-buy list!


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+ drew713 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:23 am said:

I might have to pick this game up soon since all of the nice updates


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+ dimaguire on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:25 am said:

i can just see it going back into my disk drive


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+ moriarty1975 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:25 am said:

Will there be a DLC code giveaway for europe?


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    + Ramone Russell on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:43 am said:

    Just US sorry


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+ PHOENIXRISING_75 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:26 am said:

I flipping LOVE this game. Had it since day one and got the Kratos mod and Kart. Wanted Nathan Drake REALLY bad but couldn’t get it with a pre-order where I live. I’ve made some fun Mods like Napoleon Dynamite, Ron Burgandy, Strong Bad and Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. Also made a coffin cart with fangs called Bloodbath. I LOVE the customization in this game. I’m so excited that the load times are gonna be cut down.


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+ ironbuttchecky on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:27 am said:

I know that the create xp was fixed but in one of the last blog it was said that create xp was really 2500 for the trophy not 250000 so i was wondering will this be fixed or was the patch made to make it a tad attainable???


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    + Ramone Russell on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:32 am said:

    With the update to XP the trophy will become more attainable


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+ andrew129260 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:27 am said:

Sweet! Thanks so much for listening to our concerns. You guys rock!


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+ BurntOrange32 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:28 am said:

Yes! Finally! Can’t wait to play more on Wednesday.


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+ EatDeath on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:28 am said:

Awesome patch, now I can get back into this awesome racer!!!!!!!!!! So can not wait!


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+ DZORMAGEN on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:28 am said:

This patch sound AWESOME!! I can finally go back to playing this game!! Big question though!!

Will the patch affect the trophies? Meaning if I change the difficulty for Career mode to the New “Casual” Difficulty Mode, will I still own the trophies?

BTW since the new patch will be out, I will even start buying some MODS in the PSN store, I was just waiting until this game gets fixed, and it looks like with this patch, you guys out did yourselves. Let’s us hope what we see on paper, will since in actual game!! 5 out of 5 stars!!


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+ Calim_0euf on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:28 am said:

Hey guies it’s too late !!! more than Half of the community has left the game and too much peoples level 30 won’t play anymore !

may be if you offer some interesting DLC like new environnements.


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+ zekececil14 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:29 am said:

Now lets see how many people say “Its about time they give us a release date!”


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+ mywhitenoise on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:29 am said:

You should disable trophies if played on casual.


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+ mnimmo1986 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:29 am said:

All I can say is about time too.

And I don’t think #1 has heard of Media Molecule.


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+ radman123 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:29 am said:

ill finish up playing the game finally on wednesday :)


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+ Kchow23 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

awesome… worth waiting for the patch


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+ arturfrazaolima on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

Wow, tha’tss what I call an update.
We got preety much everything as requested, thanks UFG!


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+ AnthonyTonyMagic on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

Looking forward to the update, guys. I haven’t played for a couple of weeks, and it’ll be back in the PS3 this Wednesday.

What exactly do you mean by “removed the online game room from the ModSpot” though?


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    + Ramone Russell on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:46 am said:

    With the online game room removed from the modspot it cuts the load times down significantly in that area.


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+ DZORMAGEN on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

Sorry question to #10 is kind of worded wrong

Will the patch affect the trophies? Meaning if I change the difficulty for Career mode to the New “Casual” Difficulty Mode, will I still be able to get the trophies I don’t have?


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    + Ramone Russell on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:36 am said:

    The new difficulty won’t affect obtaining trophies.


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+ Uar2bePWNDagain on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

Nice, very happy with the update :)


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+ KazeEternal on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

Thank you for this patch, I purchased the game day one and have been putting off playing this game because of it. Now that it is releasing wednesday I can’t wait to start playing it again. Evil load times.


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+ ironbuttchecky on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:31 am said:

oh i had the game since day one and i got kratos when u give out the dlc will we get to decide which we want or will it be done random


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+ KC_RUFFIAN137 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:31 am said:

what about the star creator trophy are you going to adress that?


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+ CDubyahS on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:33 am said:

great now fix wipeout sony and gimme kratos for goodness sake i paid a lot of jack for collectors edition gowiii


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+ zekececil14 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:33 am said:

I am definitely staying tuned for voucher code giveaway, c’mon Kratos! *refreshes page*


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+ Mist_Shark on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:34 am said:

Im glad you guys are finally getting the patch out, hopefully this attracts more gamers.

Are you guys giving the vouchers to those who post in the comments or is this gonna work about the same way as the plane dlc?


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+ papidj1 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:34 am said:

Wow thanks, it’s been hard for you guys been working extra to fix some issues, but finally you’re delivering!, also for all of us, gamers,we finally will have a game we always wanted.

By the way, what we need to do to catch those codes?

(PSSST UFC:PLEASE CREATE MORE PROPS AS DOWNLOAD CONTENT TO HAVE MORE OPTIONS TO CREATE MODES, PLEASE!)


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+ moriarty1975 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:34 am said:

@23

Its been addressed.They couldnt change the trophy so they changed the amount of create XP instead.


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+ TheAlbraskan on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:34 am said:

This is an amazing update! Nukular looks good too. And as for the pre-order dlc give-away, how is that going to work?


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+ Morphweasel on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

Huraay for ModNation Monday :D

Great news on the patch, but unfortunately I’m still not selected for the Hot Lap… :(

Is there any other place I can submit my tracks for that besides the official US forums?


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+ DZORMAGEN on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

@13 mywhitenoise,

I hope the don’t, this was one of the most frustrating things about the game, to try to get the trophies for carrer mode, I know it is kind of not fair for the people that got the trophies in what I call “CHEAP AI” mode, but it will really help the people that gave up all together on this game for the frutration reasons, and throwing the controler across the room!


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+ Myke-Myke on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

Cool!!!


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+ CD6405 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

Yeah, I’m curious as to exactly what you mean by removing the online game room from the Modspot?


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+ omaxmilean on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

I wish my Creations was in the ” Creations of the Week ” I think I will try next week……wait for me Russell I will come back! :P


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+ Deak1124 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

Fantastic! I actually managed to beat the Career Mode by luck, but haven’t been able to unlock too many of the Mods you race against through the campaign, so I’m looking forward to revisiting this in an attempt to get them on the lowered difficulty.

I’ll be keeping an eye on the code giveaway too. I got Kratos with my pre-order. While I’d like to get any and every Sony Racer possible, I’d really like to win Ratchet & Clank cause those are just too cool.


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+ cros1625 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:37 am said:

Can’t wait until Wednesday! XP races here I come.. With me friends of course :D


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+ mcswinning on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:38 am said:

I Want the DLC code!!


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+ Mercenary09 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:38 am said:

Thanks UFG! I’ve been paitiently waiting on this patch and glad to see it! btw is that 250,000 create exp trophy going to be lowered in this patch as well?


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+ buddy7700 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:39 am said:

That’s an amazing new DLC mod. Looking forward to the patch. Sure I hope I get a new DLC character. Kratos was cool but I grew up playing R&C, and Uncharted is one of my favourite games on the PS3.


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+ DonnyG on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:39 am said:

I did play a bit this weekend but I’ve been holding off in anticipation for the patch! Good work!


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+ zekececil14 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:40 am said:

I couldnt finish all the challenges in career mode (boy did I try), but casual mode may help me. Maybe a Kratos mod and dart would help too! *winks*


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+ moriarty1975 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:40 am said:

If you do have some european DLC codes ramone i’ll take ‘em!


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+ x_JoSplash_x on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:40 am said:

Can’t wait. Thank you United Front!


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+ korchie44 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:40 am said:

Thank you for the patch details! I can’t wait!!

My only question: What about removing the region lock? I thought this was something you guys were working on?

I would LOVE some Nathan Drake DLC by the way ;)!


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    + Ramone Russell on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:39 am said:

    Removing the region lock is something we are still investigating at the moment. Can’t make any promises though.


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+ tigmate on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:41 am said:

Thanks for the patch.
i love modnation and this update is just going to make the game better.
hope the codes work in europe


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+ cheechoo on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:41 am said:

Haha! It is hilarious how you have those three challenges fixed now. Those three challenges took me the longest to beat. They took me so many re-dos and I was so frustrated on one of them that I just handed the controller to my brother. He beat it in one try… jerk.

Ratchet & Clank! :-o


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+ x_JoSplash_x on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:42 am said:

@45 I think they will. Hope someone answers your question


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+ jedi_webslinger on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:43 am said:

DLC Please :-) And what an awesome update.


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+ tigmate on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:43 am said:

@23 they allready have by make every download 100xp


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+ zekececil14 on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:43 am said:

A Kratos mod and kart would be sweet because I just finished God of War 3 about 25min ago. You guys are really smart with your DLC, that NUKULAR Mod and Kart is MINE! Where did the idea for that come from?


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