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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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+ x1marvelfan on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:23 pm said:

hey rr im just wondering if the other pro order skins are coming out are kratoes ratchet and clank nd drake coming to the ps store any time soon?


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+ kLuMb-Z on August 3rd, 2010 at 9:55 pm said:

i would think so


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+ Sahil6758 on August 3rd, 2010 at 10:02 pm said:

OMG AUG 4 IS MY B DAY !!!!!!!!!!!


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+ GamerKing2009 on August 4th, 2010 at 12:41 am said:

i think when they give away more codes in the future i belive they should give them away through e-mail so when u go to enter the codes they’re not already entered


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+ lPHOENIXZEROl on August 4th, 2010 at 12:52 am said:

lol at all the comments with the promise of codes for the bonus mods.

Wish those of us who actually completed the career before the nerf got some sort of reward for that frustration.

Overall though I do hope the patch really does improve things.


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+ lPHOENIXZEROl on August 4th, 2010 at 12:53 am said:

Oh and if I get picked, I already have Ratchet and Clank, heh. <__>


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+ davecj on August 4th, 2010 at 3:48 am said:

I’ve downloaded the update…and the improvement in loading times definately make the game more playable !! Will take a bit more playing to see if any of the other changes make a difference…one thumb up from me…!!


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+ dpremo1 on August 4th, 2010 at 8:56 am said:

i dont know why it took you so long to make this patch.
loading times stil long you took off maybe a second.
Casual mode in career im still gettin sideswepted or blow up every 10 sec, so it makes it almost impossible to get challenges done in like the last 10 races,
so the patch is a fail im going back to playing inFAMOUS


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+ wolverinevsx23 on August 4th, 2010 at 9:14 am said:

The 1.02 patch made things worse for me. I could connect online, but can’t play anyone in XP or Series because it freezes up on me. When I quit the game, it reboots my PS3. Is this the patch that killed the game…? I’m very dissapointed and want a response from Ramone Russell…Please email me at [DELETED]. I’d greatly appreciate the Rachet and Nathan Drake mods as well.


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+ saab01 on August 4th, 2010 at 10:41 am said:

There is a problem with the online xp series. Two times now when i go to load it it freezes on me. I hope this gets addressed The online race itself worked fine but the series isnt working.


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+ Gatts09 on August 4th, 2010 at 10:53 am said:

I wanted the Nathan code u.u

like a comment in the first page, it’s like pidgeons figthing por bread D:


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+ mandolore117 on August 4th, 2010 at 11:27 am said:

if you could email me at [DELETED] with the kratos code i’d appreciate it.


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+ Elnath10 on August 4th, 2010 at 12:34 pm said:

guys, They won’t email you giveaway codes…. it was a promo for this blog and maybe he will do that again in the future…

as the patch, I just wanted the fixes of the hotlaps cheaters, the missing seat and improvements on creating earnings, that’s it, those who wanted the challenges been changed for easy ones.. come on!!!.. you asked infinity ward to change the spec op killing 15 juggernauts challenge ´cause is hard and you can’t do it??… no way!!!! yes, they are hard, but they are totally attainable.. i’ve got all the challenges and beat the single player championship in a week, in my opinion, making the game easier for users is such a mistake, casual mode difficulty it’s ok I guess, for not skills racers, but making the challenges easier??…

Hope that the series frozen problem get solved by the end of the day :S, lots of people are complaining of it from different countries.

P.D. still have the doubt of earning more publishing slots


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+ GoateeSox on August 4th, 2010 at 2:56 pm said:

Hey, Modnation racers patch is live, it seems the loading time are barely improved, but there is a host of new issues. The xp single race is broken, 3 out of the 5 times i tried to sign in to a race my ps3 froze. Also, i went to look at my favorited creators and it jsut took so long to load i gave up (over 2 minutes!)


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+ wolfzero1 on August 4th, 2010 at 4:08 pm said:

I haven’t noticed that much of a difference in the loading times: it still takes a long time to get to the title screen, I haven’t tried an XP series event, but after hearing about the freezing issues, I’m a little leary of trying to play the game now


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+ dpremo1 on August 4th, 2010 at 4:57 pm said:

still love the game but the patch is a complete fail


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+ ViciousSick on August 4th, 2010 at 9:17 pm said:

What I would really like to see is the ability to load other racers and karts from the other user accounts on your PS3.


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+ Lucky13X on August 4th, 2010 at 9:29 pm said:

Thanks for having this code giveaway Mod team. Sorry I was not around for it.


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+ slave2Dcontroler on August 5th, 2010 at 1:10 am said:

MNR FTW!!! I’m glad this patch was released. Thanks for making it even BETTER!


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+ TyP1CaL_kN1Ght on August 5th, 2010 at 3:44 am said:

These improvements saves me a lot and it’s great that the loading times are faster now but, i can’t go on my breaks between loading times, lol. I like the New York one i guess i have to play that:)


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+ Frejim on August 5th, 2010 at 7:37 am said:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/mjc0961/IMG_0312.jpg

0 seconds for the hot lap???? way to go UFG!!

Also, I couldn’t find my Tin Bucket!!!! where is it?


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+ Alejandroid on August 5th, 2010 at 8:08 am said:

seems there are issues with the patch reported everywere, what i have hear the most is the the ps3 freezes when trying to play an XP race or series. We need to keep reporting this so they fix it quick. I havent try the patch yet (so i havent play the game at all) untill i hear something from them.


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+ Elnath10 on August 5th, 2010 at 9:09 am said:

the things go back to normal in xp races and series yesterday… just played at night it went ok… the maintainment of servers was longer yesterday…

About the loading times, i’ve no problems with it, it gives me a break for drink, go to wc, check out other things in the lap, etc.. What is the problem with 30 seconds of loading?… you won’t die with it…


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+ Frejim on August 5th, 2010 at 10:23 am said:

I was playing around midnight (UTC-6.00) and my PS3 kept freezing.

so, I’ll check later tonight


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+ burgerking-_- on August 5th, 2010 at 1:09 pm said:

I really like these changes, but maybe they could’ve made the island dash 4000 air points more attainable.


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+ The_Dude_is_real on August 5th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

I LOVE UFG! You and Media Molecule are the best Developers i’ve evur seen! Listening to players, taking their ideas, making fun stickers! This update has really helped me! I used to have bad server stability but now ME PLAY ONLINE GOOD(actually i sometimes had problems but i could never get the DLC shop browser to work)


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+ The_Dude_is_real on August 5th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

I request from UFG is a costume since the new Megaman Universe game is coming out, make a Classic Megaman Costume! I will TOTALLY buy that!


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+ LeoRJ on August 5th, 2010 at 3:57 pm said:

My PS3 freezing after update in XP Race, two times!


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+ wolfzero1 on August 5th, 2010 at 4:14 pm said:

so what is the Tin Bucket & where do you find it


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+ moriarty1975 on August 5th, 2010 at 4:20 pm said:

@1628

Its a kart seat.


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+ Elnath10 on August 6th, 2010 at 12:51 am said:

I have been playing the past hours online, like 8 XP series in a row and 2 XP races and here is my evaluation:

disconnections: 0
frozen ps3: 0

so good job guys, hard work yesterday but it worth it… now the game is going fluently ;)


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+ moriarty1975 on August 6th, 2010 at 5:29 am said:

@1621

The hot lap cheat/glitch WAS fixed, the 0.00 times is a seperate bug.

The tin bucket is in the karts seats section.


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+ SaladSnackSTD on August 6th, 2010 at 6:03 am said:

RUSSELL_05 wrote:

SaladSnackSTD wrote:
I have a feeling they meant to feature Mount St. Salad Climb as the 2nd track of the week as the description under the Alpine stadium screenshots is the description that I wrote for my track. And it would make sense that the 1st track of the week was yesterday’s hot lap. Are they going to fix this or am I screwed out of having my track featured as hot lap?

Yeah I loaded the wrong track, I’ll add Mount St.Salad in next weeks roster

Um, so what’s up? Is my track going to be featured in a hot lap roster? You messed up last week and then said it would be this week. I was waiting patiently, hoping it might of been today’s (Friday’s) “mystery track”, but you skipped it yet again.

So what’s the deal?


1634

+ OveReAction on August 6th, 2010 at 6:23 am said:

Yo Russell! Can you pls give me some Ratchet and Clank, and/or Nathan Drake codes?


1635

+ OveReAction on August 6th, 2010 at 6:33 am said:

Wait, what? Aww crap!!


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+ mommymatters on August 6th, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

Yay I like them pleasing ps3 customers but the pspers are sitting in a cloud of dust DlC AND UPDATES NEEDED FAST


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+ Frejim on August 6th, 2010 at 2:50 pm said:

IGN said that UFG is working in fixing the patch


1638

+ digitalman123 on August 7th, 2010 at 12:58 pm said:

Zzz… What? I haven’t tried the patch but now I’m scared to.


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+ sasukeceal on August 7th, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

is this for psp to because i have modnation racers for my psp and not for ps3 and that DLC is awsome.


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+ KCAis1 on August 7th, 2010 at 6:21 pm said:

Nooooooo! I want Kratos so badly. All of these characters should be on the Playstation Store.


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+ kLuMb-Z on August 7th, 2010 at 8:21 pm said:

Snow theme would be sick


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+ Ztnepres on August 8th, 2010 at 7:53 am said:

I dont get it!! i used the code on the playstation.com on my account but its not there when I check it on my ps3!! wth??


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+ the_hot_wheeler on August 9th, 2010 at 8:16 am said:

@1639 It’s not for PSP, it’s for PS3. Whoever talks about the PSP version, UFG did’nt work on it, San Deigo Studios did.


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+ xXEl_DonXx on August 9th, 2010 at 9:33 am said:

So, any chance you could post some more Kratos voucher codes?


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1645

+ Ramone Russell on August 9th, 2010 at 11:24 am said:

If/when there is another giveaway I’ll let everyone know in advance through MNR Monday blogs.


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+ bsholmes1993 on August 9th, 2010 at 2:01 pm said:

Yo Ramone Russell i love the game very much but since you changed the create exp. it makes racing almost worthless. Can you make racing worth more than create exp. again thanks.


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+ wobbleSPLAT on August 9th, 2010 at 3:30 pm said:

Isn’t it monday?


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+ xXEl_DonXx on August 9th, 2010 at 3:50 pm said:

Thanks Ramone. I appreciate all the hardwork you guys put into this.


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+ wobbleSPLAT on August 9th, 2010 at 4:18 pm said:

what was fridays hot lap im reallly curius


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+ gamepunk86 on August 9th, 2010 at 4:36 pm said:

what happened to today’s update? is it just late or what?


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