The major new Wreckfest update is here! Available immediately via Steam, the new build brings with it a whole host of exciting new content and feature improvements to one of the most under rated racing games available today. New build highlights will undoubtedly centre around the eight new vehicles coming to the racing title, adding some much needed variety to the game as the developers focus on some of the more traditional models found in folk racing and banger style sport seen nationally around the world. From big estate versions of cars not dissimilar in looks to a Volvo to smaller (sort of) classic American machines, the new cars added to the game today are something much needed in recent months and should make a considerable difference to the playing experience. Other highlights that stand out against the packed new update include a significant improvement to range tracks previously featured in Wreckfest. Gone are the 'work in progress' builds in place of what can only be described as some very impressive and immersive locations, and all are pretty much fully deformable too!!! Ok enough of the chitter chatter, check out the changelog post from Bugbear below... IMPORTANT! If the game is not launching after updating and instead crashes to "FATAL DISK ERROR", please try these steps: - First of all, please verify the integrity of the game cache to make sure the game is correctly installed. Also, please remove the user data generated by the previous game versions by navigating to [STEAM INSTALLATION FOLDER]/userdata/[USER ID]/228380/local and removing the folder labeled 'wreckfest early access'. The default Steam installation folder is 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam'. - Right click Wreckfest in your Steam Library > Properties > General > Set launch options, input "-disable_mods" without quotes. - If that doesn't help, remove c:\Program Files\Steam\userdata\[User ID]\228380\local\wreckfest early access\modlist.mods file and try again. Dear Wreckers, We're excited to let you know that the highly-anticipated December Update for Wreckfest is available on Steam! This update represents a significant step towards the final release of the game, and what that means in practice is that this update contains a plenty of new as well as polished content and features in addition to a host of other improvements, the highlights being: EIGHT NEW CARS That's right – eight completely new cars, including our first ever front-wheel-drive cars, classic bangers, demolition derby heavy-hitters as well as something pretty unique! In addition to the new cars, many old cars have been refreshed. PREVIEW OF THE CAREER Two championships with many themed series – battle for championship points and earn experience, increase your rank and unlock new parts and cars! This preview is just a taste of things to come, with more varied series and challenges being introduced later on. PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATIONS Better performance thanks to the new LOD (Level of Detail) models for all vehicles, optimized grass performance and collisions with dynamic objects, improved V-Sync for smoother framerate. POLISHED TRACKS Say goodbye to the old work-in-progress tracks. PAINT CUSTOMIZATION Customize your car with a variety of paints and liveries, also supported over multiplayer. MECHANICAL DAMAGE Engine, gearbox, suspension, brakes and wheels can get damaged in crashes, resulting in performance degradation. And yes, wheels now get torn off too! VEHICLE TUNING Adjust suspension stiffness, differential type, brake bias and gear ratio to suit your style or the track, even between every race – also in multiplayer lobby. GAME MUSIC Songs from the Audiodraft game music contest that you voted for are in! AUDIO IMPROVEMENTS Unique engine sounds for all cars, most completely new, as well as better situational audio, new spatial effects and improved countdown behaviour. NEW, ENHANCED HUD AND USER INTERFACE IMPROVEMENTS All-new, more modern HUD. New main menu and some cool neat functionality such as car icons that update automatically. BETTER AI WITH ADJUSTABLE DIFFICULTY Increased awareness and more variation in the driver profiles with some racing cleaner and some being more prone to making mistakes, as well as a difficulty setting that can be adjusted to your preference – try beating it on hard difficulty! RIVALS New work-in-progress feature: someone can become your rival by crashing into you, and you can earn bonus score by showing them who's the boss. IMPROVED CRASHES Crashes feel more vigorous than ever, and visual damage is improved. ENHANCED VEHICLE PHYSICS AND CONTROLLER Improved tire model as well as suspension physics and updated controller implementation for better handling and easier playing with a gamepad or a keyboard. Don't forget to test different assist combinations to find something you like - with no assists the game is meant to be more authentic experience especially with a steering wheel, while with full helpers you can simply pick up the pad and let it rip! MANUAL CLUTCH For the ultimate immersion – you asked for it, and here it is! And those are only the highlights: the update contains plenty of other goodies, some more significant and some more minor, but we invite you to take a look yourself. These couple of last months have been hectic for us, and we hope you'll enjoy the update. There are still many little bits and pieces missing as you'll no doubt notice, but we were hell-bent on getting this update out so that you can already have a chance to check out what we've been working on and give us feedback that we can then use to fine-tune whatever you feel is wrong or off. In other words, don't forget to let us know what you think! Wreckfest is available for PC with console versions due to release during 2018. Check out the Wreckfest Sub Forum here at RaceDepartment for the latest news and discussions regarding the sim. For added excitement we have a very interesting sounding racing club on its way... check out the info here. Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! RaceDepartment YouTube RaceDepartment Twitter RaceDepartment Facebook RaceDepartment Twitch RaceDepartment Instagram Have you tried the new update yet? What are your impressions? Enjoying the game so far? Looking for some "smashing" fun in our online racing club? Let us know in the comments section below!