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ModNation Monday: OMG, MNR BFFs!

Ramone Russell's Avatar Posted by on Nov 01, 2010 // Sr. Community Specialist & Game Designer, San Diego Studio

Greetings and Happy MNR Monday everyone. Ramone Russell here with another ModNation Monday update!

ModNation Racers: ModNation Monday

The Buddy System

There’s a lot to be said for having a friend, and having a friend by your side on exciting intergalactic adventure after exciting intergalactic adventure has GOT to be something special. That’s exactly what next week’s Mods have in each other. That’s right, folks – The Ratchet and Clank Mods will be on the PlayStation Store next Tuesday, November 9th. Get ‘em and race ‘em, and you will be made of win.

ModNation Racers - Ratchet ModNation Racers - Clank

Kratos Tomorrow!

Don’t forget that Kratos and his Kart hit the PlayStation Store tomorrow, November 2nd!

ModNation Racers - Kratos

Stunt Pack is Still Free!

It’s been a week since we released the Stunt Pack for free, folks, and there are already some pretty amazing tracks out there. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, it will be free for one more week. After Tuesday, November 9th, you’ll have to buy it, so go get it now and start making some killer tracks! Here are a few of the tastier tracks that feature parts for the Stunt Pack during the first week o’ free:

ModNation Racers - Stunt Pack

Track: Stunt Track
Created By: ripper 171
This is a nice short track with lots of accurate line challenges. I really enjoy running Time Trials on this one.

Track: The Amazing Stunt Arena
Created By: OveReAction
Another fun track for Time Trial runs, this one has one of the more frustrating tilting platform sections I’ve seen. It’s infuriating to fail that section, but when you hit it just right and glide through unscathed…OH, what a feeling!

Track: Market Place Racers
Created By: Natedawg18
This is a nice track to race on, with multiple alternate paths and just enough boost pads, drift opportunities, and air to keep things interesting and competitive. There’s some precision required to really crush it on this one, but it’s also ”loose” enough for just about anyone to jump into and have a blast.

MNR Halloween themed creations contest winners!
Contest winners will be notified via their PSN accounts.

Mod Name: Dalmat (wolfman)
Creator: Elnath10

ModNation Racers - Wolfman

This is one of the cooler Mods around, with abs only slightly less ripped than my own. Excellent use of hair props, and the torn up shorts are perfect.

Kart Name: Candy Corn Kart
Creator: Miss_Broccoli

ModNation Racers - Candy Corn Kart

This Kart has the benefit of being super Halloween-y and fun without being creepy at all. With that body style and the smooth light purple color, I would rock this Kart any day of the year. Plus, who doesn’t like candy corn?

Track Name: P&B Pumpkin Patch
Created by: A PH1LThy31 & CIV_BOSS Collaboration

ModNation Racers - P&B

ModNation Racers - P&B 2 ModNation Racers - P&B 3

CIV_BOSS says “What better for Halloween than a pumpkin patch! This is the second track PH1LThy31 and I have done together. Race Through P&B farms where you will see frightening things! Giant pumpkins throwing barrels. Giant spiders (also throwing barrels) :Wink: Race through the store front and into the actual pumpkin patch itself. Find the fastest way around the silos but watch out for the giant spiders. You can make the spiders spit barrels at the other racers with the trigger pads. Find your way over and under irrigation pipes. Many routes and secrets make this track a challenge to master but fun for even the.

MNR 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.

Mod of the Week

Mod Name: The Wicked Witch of the South
Creator: race2winnet

ModNation Racers - WWOTS

She’s green, she’s got a pointy chin to match her pointy hat, and she’s got a big black wart on her big pointy nose. I don’t know what there is to love about this Mod, but I love it.

Kart of the Week

Kart Name: Pumpkin Sportscar
Creator: DamnBoxes

ModNation Racers - Pumpkin Sportscars

The rounded wheel wells on the concept body are PERFECT for this Kart. The paint job is clean and simple, which is why it works so well. Add in the appropriately colored engine and that little sprig of grass in the middle of the windshield, and you’ve got a smooth, smooth, Halloween ride.

Track of the Week

If you have a video(s) of your track submit them to MNR’s YouTube channel by emailing and we will include them in the blog if your track is showcased.

Track Name: Warp Drive
Created by: Laidbackcat

Warp Drive

Warp Drive 2 Warp Drive 3

The bluish hue of this track gives it a really cool sci-fi feel. There are some nice elevated strips of track with curves in them that make for some pretty intense racing moments. It was an awesome feeling to actually sideswipe an opponent off the track on one of those tight turns. There are a couple of confusing sections in this track, so try to get a few practice runs in before you compete here.

Hot Lap Roster for this week

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

Monday: Warp Drive, by Laidbackcat
Tuesday: Grand Rally, by atheistsw
Wednesday: Palace of the Great Trees, by PH1LThy31
Thursday: Big Fish National Park, by Its2l84that
Friday: M.O.D – sector 7, by prob_alex
Saturday: Mystery Track
Sunday: Mystery Track

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

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44 Comments   4 Replies


+ trev456 on November 1st, 2010 at 4:12 pm said:

That witch has weird eyes…


+ atheistsw on November 1st, 2010 at 4:16 pm said:

Nice to see Modnation Monday on a MONDAY, Ramone is on the ball! Btw, Warp Drive is an AMAZING track, thoroughly deserving of TOTW :)

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    + Ramone Russell on November 1st, 2010 at 4:57 pm said:

    Very amazing track


+ moriarty1975 on November 1st, 2010 at 4:20 pm said:

Release date for the stunt pack & pre-order mods in Europe? And will we get the stunt pack free for the first two weeks?


+ rera121989 on November 1st, 2010 at 4:29 pm said:

COOL. Is 2x xp week over?


+ JAk_HAk on November 1st, 2010 at 4:30 pm said:

Nice! ‘Been waiting for RnC, so those’ll be appreciated and added to my collection.


+ THE_MR_PENGUIN on November 1st, 2010 at 4:32 pm said:

i love the support behind this game.

from dlc to user appreciation

its what many developers forget to-do


+ MarioGamer159 on November 1st, 2010 at 4:32 pm said:

Good to see Ratchet and Clank come out next Tuesday. Not sure if I’ll be using them much though, seeing as how I’ll be missing out on the extra Create XP you get from racing your own creations. I’ve still got a long way to go reach level 30 despite being at level 29.


+ Spinout209 on November 1st, 2010 at 4:49 pm said:

We should have a Triple XP week cause the double XP week still makes it take forever to hit level 30


+ Elnath10 on November 1st, 2010 at 4:50 pm said:

yaaaaaaaay!! I won the contest :D My mod is here!! Finally I’m gonna cry T.T lol

Great!, thanks Ramone :), and yeah that Warp Drive looks amazing

So.. Kratos tomorrow… Ratchet & Clank next week.. what’s coming up next after them? :o

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    + Ramone Russell on November 1st, 2010 at 4:58 pm said:

    Congrats, next weeks blog will reveal the next mod and kart DLC


+ Flamestalker-NL on November 1st, 2010 at 4:56 pm said:

When does Europe get the Track DLC, and will it still be free for awhile if we get it late (like always)?

furthermore, keep up the good work


+ KazeEternal on November 1st, 2010 at 4:58 pm said:

Hey Ramone what does SCEE have against booth babes lol


+ KillerStefan15 on November 1st, 2010 at 5:07 pm said:

When is this coming for Europe?
I want the free Vamp and the Stunt Pack too.
Don’t forget about us!


+ Deak1124 on November 1st, 2010 at 5:22 pm said:

Ratchet & Clank: BOUT TIME!!!

Definite Day 1 Purchase. That will complete my Pre-Order Mod Set & make me a very happy ModNation Community Member. I think I speak for most when I say we are finally getting what we wanted from Day 1. It may have taken nearly 6 months, but it’s finally happening.

I got Kratos & Mouse Trap with my game. I bought Nathan Drake, Cowboy, Lil Tinker, & Gopher.


+ Elnath10 on November 1st, 2010 at 5:23 pm said:

@9 reply…

awesome!! so there will be new Mods and Karts bodies? great! that’s totally what I need


+ moriarty1975 on November 1st, 2010 at 5:26 pm said:

Three questions about the stunt pack release date for Europe & if it’ll be free for two weeks…reply to one please ramone!

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    + Ramone Russell on November 2nd, 2010 at 11:25 am said:

    There was a delay in the pack for EU when everything is sorted out and the pack is released. Rest assured it will be free for two weeks.


+ moriarty1975 on November 1st, 2010 at 5:31 pm said:


Could the sackboy mod & kart.


+ moriarty1975 on November 1st, 2010 at 5:32 pm said:

Dont think Europe will get the Vamp mod free for a week…halloweens over after all.


+ Elnath10 on November 1st, 2010 at 5:42 pm said:


now that you mention it, could be… but I hope to be something brand new :P


+ RoboCop2010 on November 1st, 2010 at 6:08 pm said:

This might not be related to the topic….. but will toystory 3 be out on the video store tomorrow….. possibly? lol thnks


+ ComposerRyan on November 1st, 2010 at 6:26 pm said:

Wow, that track looks AMAZING! :D Also, I may just download that Kratos mod tomorrow. I have been playing God of War III quite often lately. And I’m glad they extended the stunt pack as well, the week went by so fast!!!


+ OveReAction on November 1st, 2010 at 6:32 pm said:

Sorry for fail section of my track there heheh. I was excited to see all stunt props and tested them all in a track and i decided to publish it though to spread the words. lol


+ DeadCell34 on November 1st, 2010 at 6:56 pm said:

Hey guys, I just got finished with an amazing new mod! It took 320 stickers (exactly) and 10 hours to make. Who is it you may ask?

I made a TIR Contestant from Dead Rising 2. He looks almost identical to the guys from DR2 (except he’s mod sized ofcourse lol). Check him out!

On topic: Some nice mods there. And that warp drive track looks awesome, I may download it tonight.


+ Dragon-Ultra on November 1st, 2010 at 7:10 pm said:

Do you guys think you could give us an update for letting
2 PSN accounts log in at once to play online split-screen?


+ Dragon-Ultra on November 1st, 2010 at 7:11 pm said:

Oh! Yeah~ On-Topic: Warp Drive is an AWESOME track!
I recommend all of you to download it! It is EPiC!!

The Dalmat(Wolfman) Mod is also awesome!


+ dpremo1 on November 1st, 2010 at 8:54 pm said:

1.a motorcycle kart
2.make it so the hair doesn’t go through the helmets


+ RockToonz on November 1st, 2010 at 9:19 pm said:

WOW! I want to know whats that mystery tracks on the HOT LAP section…. New UFG Track?? ;) cross fingers


+ fuzzyclutter on November 2nd, 2010 at 12:08 am said:

no… rocktoonz it doesn’t it’s been something they’ve been doing for several weeks now . the mystery track maybe something already hotlapped before or just an announced pick .


+ Harro500 on November 2nd, 2010 at 12:20 am said:

is the stunt pack avalible outside of america and how do u get it. it has not been in the psn store here in Australia


+ fuzzyclutter on November 2nd, 2010 at 12:30 am said:

it is not available outside of U. S as of yet .


+ OveReAction on November 2nd, 2010 at 1:58 am said:


If you have 2 PS3s, you can do that as well.


+ Scar_HeadFaced on November 2nd, 2010 at 6:03 am said:

I’m not sure you noticed the other comments Mr. Russell as you seem to be answering the more favourable posts but….


A simple “i’ll let you know” would be nice as Europe is a rather big place and has a population of curious MNR fans.Me being one of them.

MNR is the best game on PS3….FACT


+ tmerino on November 2nd, 2010 at 6:17 am said:

GT5? Date?


+ Bomb_A_Nation on November 2nd, 2010 at 6:19 am said:

i cant wait until this game is a greatest hits title, them i might think of buying it.


+ hardvibes on November 2nd, 2010 at 6:47 am said:

We don’t care about MNR!! Just tell us that GT5 won’t come out this year. Beause that’s the truth right? That’s why Sony is not giving any SOLID info?….
Shame on you, it was supposed to come out TODAY in the US.


+ FormerPSfan on November 2nd, 2010 at 9:40 am said:

So when is SONY gonna man up & admit that GT5 doesn’t exist? more than a little bitter irony this pops up the day before the latest failed release date.


+ Elnath10 on November 2nd, 2010 at 4:27 pm said:

ey guys.. go complain for gran turismo 5 in gt5 blog section, not here… here is about mnr, for christ’s sake…

ehm Ramone, one question.. what’s the price of the Halloween contest anyway?… I mean.. the original vamp mod couldn’t be ’cause it even was free for a week…

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    + Ramone Russell on November 2nd, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:

    Prizes will be a combination of different DLC items


+ Dragon-Ultra on November 2nd, 2010 at 5:58 pm said:

@ 30 – OveReAction

I cannot afford another PS3~
But I do accept gifts! XD


+ Silvan24 on November 2nd, 2010 at 8:06 pm said:

dude kratos is still not out they have not done an update on the playstation store!


+ Silvan24 on November 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm said:

sorry I ment the kratos mod is not out and,they still have not done an update.


+ SergioChileno on November 3rd, 2010 at 7:12 am said:

The new Stunt Pack props is a great addition to the game. Hopefully there is more DLC in the future to create better and funnier tracks.

I also have made my track dedicated to the new DLC: “STUNT PACK TEST” track, very funny especially in races, try it if you like.

Modnation is a great game for racers and creators.



+ moriarty1975 on November 3rd, 2010 at 7:59 am said:

Track DLC for Europe has been delayed (Again) now its out “next week”.


+ Elnath10 on November 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 am said:


sorry to read about that… I guess is happening there what happened in US Store with Gopher DLC…


+ Silvan24 on November 6th, 2010 at 3:31 pm said:

will sack boy mod and kart be coming out after ratchet and clank mods


+ nellie2liam on November 9th, 2010 at 3:29 pm said:

i downloaded the pack thru the PS store and when i went to play it yesterday could not find the extra stuff ????

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