Activision has recently revealed that Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is set to receive the first planned major update, including a brand-new track and a limited-time character, later next week.
The highlights of this update are the introduction of Nitro Tour Grand Prix contents and the Pit Stop which will provide lots of contents e.g. characters and customization items to purchase. Also, the infamous save corruption problem will be fixed in this patch, too. However, the long loading screen problem found in Nintendo Switch version is not mentioned if it will be addressed in this patch.
Furthermore, Activision has also released the overview on the official blog as follows:
1. Introduction of the Grand Prix content:
The Nitro Tour Grand Prix will be going live and you can begin earning Nitro Points and unlocking a variety of bonus customization content by completing challenges found within the Grand Prix menu†.
“Twilight Tour” will be a brand-new track available to Local Arcade and Online modes. The character Tawna will able to be earned through completing Grand Prix challenges and earning Nitro Points. You will also be able to earn additional new items including karts, skins, stickers, decal, and paint jobs!
Note: Tawna and the items described above can only be earned for a limited time by completing Grand Prix challenges while connected to the internet. Once the current Grand Prix season ends, they will no longer be available to earn through Grand Prix challenges until they may appear in the Pit Stop at a later date.
2. Introduction of Online Leaderboards:
· Nitro Point Online Leaderboard
You can earn Nitro Points by completing challenges accessible in the Grand Prix menu. The more Nitro Points you gather, the higher you’ll climb the leaderboard!
· Championship Leaderboard
You can earn points based on your performance while playing online multiplayer: You’re given a number of points each time you complete a race in online multiplayer†. You receive more points the higher your placement is when each race is over (first is the most, and eighth place is the least). The Leaderboard is unlocked after you finish your first online race.
3. The Pit Stop
A variety of new content will be added to the Pit Stop including karts, characters, character skins, decals, paint jobs, wheels, and kart stickers that can be redeemed with Wumpa Coins†. Don’t forget to check the Pit Stop to see refreshed content!
Podium animations will be added to online matches when you finish in the top 3 of an online multiplayer race.
5. User Interface Improvements
A “Message of the Day” feature will be added to the Main Menu. Check back daily when your system is connected to the internet for important messages!
6. Wumpa Coin Earn Rate
Adjustments will be made to the Wumpa Coin earn rate, and additional information on the earn rate will be added to the end-of-race report, so you can know how you got to your number.
7. Character Icons
The mini-map icons and racer icons will now represent the character skin that you have equipped.
8. Patches: Issues of Note
The following issues will be addressed in the patch:
8a. Global Save File Corruption Issue on PS4:
Will address the global save data issue that has been affecting PS4 players
8b. Pit Stop:
Will address an issue where Users were unable to purchase the “Electron Aqua” paint from the pit stop.
Will address various known online stability issues related to the lobby, arcade, adventure, other parts of the game, and menus.
Collisions of certain maps have been reworked to remove stuck spots and possible exploit areas, along with an improvement to fidelity.
8e. User Interface:
An issue where personal Time Trial and Relic scores are not highlighted in the “Highscores” menu will be addressed.
8f. Community Feedback:
All villains from CNK will now be protected by the Velo mask when racing with that Power Up.
*Exact timing of patch subject to change.
**Grand Prix content and timing subject to change
† INTERNET REQUIRED for Wumpa Coins, Grand Prix, Nitro Points, online multiplayer (gaming subscription service sold separately), access to the Pit Stop and other features.
The patch is expected to be up on July 3rd. Moreover, every player will get 2,500 Wumba Coins as a gift while playing games during this weekend, (Internet required!) Do not forget checking some stuffs out!
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.