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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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+ gamepunk86 on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm said:

@1542 I meant


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+ AnimatorAR on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:53 pm said:

Now I can beat the game with the new Casual Difficulty Mode. Thank you.


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+ Potocus on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:17 pm said:

JEFF! what’st happening I’m having issues with MY PS3 after update 3.41 it continues to freeze and BD / DVD playback is all screwy and it freezes up shortly after that!!!! please fix this ASAP! I’ve never had issues with my PS3 but why do we have to pay for something that we didn’t even do!


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+ jimmyfoxhound on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:21 pm said:

put an asterisk next to the people who get trophies with the new easy difficulty! As a gaming professional I got these hot chicks all over me because I got some hard trophies in this game but now that others will get them on easy these chicks won’t think I’m hot stuff anymore. This is an insult! And then I spend 4 hours on here waiting to get a code and I step away for like 2 minutes to heat up some pizza rolls and BAM you give away the codes to some blog noob when I put in blood sweat and tears here hitting refresh! Unbelievable!!!!>:( oh yeah, you see it. I busted out the angry face! It’s on!!


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+ corbin1xo on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:29 pm said:

how do you get the kratos voucher code


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+ snowman_perez on August 2nd, 2010 at 11:43 pm said:

NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i went in to work at 2:30 so i missed the last batch. I really wanted nathan drake. Thanks anyways though


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+ Conrad_Max on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:18 am said:

I know it’s too late for any official to look at, but I do hope that there will be an easier way to report inappropriate text and voice chat. This game involves kids and Family, so speaking inappropriately should be viewed as a definite no-no.


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+ Turnip on August 3rd, 2010 at 1:37 am said:

God, I wish could give a crap about this game enough to care about this update. I wanted to love it but I couldn’t get on board. I am VERY envious of the update/DLC love this game gets. I wish all other games received this kind of support post launch.


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+ midnight_heist on August 3rd, 2010 at 3:06 am said:

A bit late to the party, but thanks guys for all these fixes.
I gave up on the “Sideswipe 3 opponents on the cliff side on Fracture” challenge.

What are the new conditions for the challenge/s?


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+ Sharkonnen on August 3rd, 2010 at 3:44 am said:

I can’t believe i missed the freebies! I wonder if they read the comments after they post… It’d be wonderful if they snuck some codes my way :D I got Air Raid and Nathan thanks to Best Buy but would love to have more :)


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+ moriarty1975 on August 3rd, 2010 at 3:48 am said:

@1542

I think you should turn off the PS3 for a day and go outside, get some air, and think about the direction your life is taking.


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+ SuperSpecs on August 3rd, 2010 at 4:27 am said:

You mention removing the “Online game room” from the Modspot, is that the pre-race lobby where you can change your karts/mods and have some friendly banter or text chat?

I hope that is not the case, I would rather that have stayed. You cant please everyone I guess.


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+ moriarty1975 on August 3rd, 2010 at 4:38 am said:

@1562

Most people think they just removed the screen where all the karts are in a circle.


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+ Xanthene on August 3rd, 2010 at 5:44 am said:

Thanks for all your hard work. Really love this game.


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+ Squirtbot on August 3rd, 2010 at 5:49 am said:

I am stoked about these new changes. I love this game so much and now… so can everybody!


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+ OmegaThousand on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:37 am said:

I love the changes made to load time issues… but the changes made to the challenges and the difficulty of carreer.. mmmmm not so much… If getting a trophy in casual difficulty is really easier than in “normal” difficulty, at least there would be a new pack of trophies showing the skill required to get them. For example, in several games (COD, Uncharted etc)you get a trophy when the hardest settings are conquered… it’s just a simple idea, but it would be awesome if you add, just as casual, a hard difficulty for extreme players :D . This is by far the best racing game I have ever played and I am very grateful to sony and UFG for it. And I get all preorder codes in a separate account (even all the mystery mods) so if someone is interested or want to play some online mayhem just add me…
Regards. OmegaThousand


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+ RevolveControl on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:48 am said:

im happy that these problems are being fixed, but for those people who actually spent time completing those 3 challenges, it seems as if it was a waste of time. the difficulty did not stop me from working my way through career mode; i went through each race completing all the challenges, and collecting all the tokens before going on to the next race. something that bothers me is some parts of the track editor. one is, you can not make the pop-up blocks only animate once( only 1 person has to activate it) and then stay how it is. another is an option to allow underwater tunnels :) i do hope that new themes will be coming soon though, like a neon city or something


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+ Predator5218 on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:50 am said:

When you giving out the DLC codes?


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+ OmegaThousand on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:56 am said:

@predator 5218 They gave a lot of them yesterday (check older posts)… I believe more than 50 codes… sorry man..you’re late :(


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+ OmegaThousand on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:59 am said:

I think just exactly the same @revolvecontrol, I got all the trophies (working in modnation superstar and the 250000 create xp)but adding a harder difficulty and trophies are a very good chance to overcome this issue.
Regards


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+ Predator5218 on August 3rd, 2010 at 7:00 am said:

@OmegaThousand Damn I just had to miss it.
very sad face =(


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+ Sparky_117 on August 3rd, 2010 at 7:03 am said:

Are there any voucher codes left for Kratos or Nathan Drake?


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+ OmegaThousand on August 3rd, 2010 at 7:07 am said:

Don’t worry, It’s Murphy’s law :P …. besides man, don’t be sad, just as cowboy mod (previously preoder exclusive as mystery mod) I bet they will allow to purchase as DLC in the psn store in a near future… and.. it seems this game has a strong fan feedback from UFG and sony, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they make another code giveaway party.
Regards
OmegaThousand


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+ Elnath10 on August 3rd, 2010 at 7:13 am said:

I have a doubt, with the new system evaluation of creating points, now how do we earn more slots to publish our stuff?… before the implementation, it was at 1,000create XP, then at 5,000create XP, but now?? how do we earn more slots?

Thanks for all


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+ tsiper29 on August 3rd, 2010 at 7:21 am said:

Thank goodness the added these fixes. I love this game and its only getting better and wow DLC givaway that ROCKS!!!!!!!!


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+ Elnath10 on August 3rd, 2010 at 7:21 am said:

another comment, I was expecting the freecodes of DLC in the official forum :(

never thought it was gonna be here…

I will love to have some of Cowboys and Van Man, and stuff..


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+ Max654 on August 3rd, 2010 at 7:34 am said:

I just said to you THANK YOU United Front! Thanks to increase Create XP and thanks for this patch! ;) You’re awesome!

I hope I’m gonna have a voucher codes for Ratchet & Clank and Nathan Drake DLC…


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+ Aipaloovik on August 3rd, 2010 at 7:40 am said:

I would totally buy the Kratos DLC, as I pre-ordered it from GameStop, only I didn’t have the moola in-time to get it. Major bummer, dude. Here’s hoping!


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+ MzBubbleButt on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:20 am said:

With the free DLC, when will that be listed in the comments section?


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+ morrislevy on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:27 am said:

How can I get another PSN character? Right now I have Sackboy and Nathan Drake, but really wich I had Ratchet and Clank or Kratos… :) Thanks in advance.


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    + Ramone Russell on August 3rd, 2010 at 2:52 pm said:

    There maybe more giveaways in the future


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+ moriarty1975 on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:43 am said:

I think the DLC giveaway is over people.


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+ AceBeeDee on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:47 am said:

i was excited about this game before its release, then it came out and i slept on it. starting to get the itch with posts like this, will probably own before the end of the year.


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+ Elnath10 on August 3rd, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

yeah moriarty, it’s over until next week as I read here…

I should be focus on these things next time XD


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+ NinjaXYZ on August 3rd, 2010 at 11:27 am said:

I have a feeling the MNR servers will be booming again. This update seems to have answered pretty much every request and suggestion that this community has asked for. Much appreciated and great work, UFG. This is awesome.


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+ sdmf4ever on August 3rd, 2010 at 11:44 am said:

I sure could use that Nathan Drake or Ratchet and Clank Costumes….hook a fellow gamer enthusiast up!


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+ ZAC_DESTROYS_ALL on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:24 pm said:

check page 29 for answers

almost 2000


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+ dragonburner on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:46 pm said:

i want free dlc!


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+ kooper44 on August 3rd, 2010 at 1:28 pm said:

ALL THE FREE DLC IS OVER!IT ENDED A LITTLE PAST YESTERDAY.THERE WON’T BE ANOTHER TILL NEXT MONDAY!!!!!!!!


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+ GamerKing2009 on August 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm said:

thats good because more are coming next monday so yay


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+ marlyt on August 3rd, 2010 at 1:50 pm said:

Halleluiah, praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!!! Thank you UFG for the fix and casual mode. I was afraid I was going to trade-in b/c I couldn’t finish it. Now MNR is going back in the PS# to stay for another month at least!!!!! Peace.


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+ marlyt on August 3rd, 2010 at 1:52 pm said:

PS3…duh…sorry


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+ nineofus on August 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

UNCHARTED 2


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+ nineofus on August 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm said:

I LOVE MOD NATION RACERS


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+ bigdog479683 on August 3rd, 2010 at 2:39 pm said:

is there going to be any DLC for the psp avabile soon and i want a voucher code.


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+ Duction on August 3rd, 2010 at 3:04 pm said:

Nice improvements but too late, already sold.


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+ jetfiter1299 on August 3rd, 2010 at 3:32 pm said:

please more codes, i didn’t see till now


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+ wobbleSPLAT on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:33 pm said:

almost 2000 posts! we can do it guys!!!!!


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+ foodlionslave on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:45 pm said:

I was at Busch Gardens on my 2nd Anniversary. I missed all the codes. Could you hook me up with Nathan Drake codes?? Please & thank you!!


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+ LION313131 on August 3rd, 2010 at 6:58 pm said:

Codes Codes Codes


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+ wootbeers on August 3rd, 2010 at 8:18 pm said:

I bought this game day 1 but the load times and nearly unbeatable story mode were the only things that kept me from playing more…I’m definitely gonna be popping this back in! Thanks Sony and UFG. =)


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