Here Are The Details For Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled's First Major Update On July 3

Expect to see a fix for the save file corruption on the PS4, plus content for the first season of the Grand Prix.
Activision has preemptively released details on the upcoming July 3 patch for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.
Activision has preemptively released details on the upcoming July 3 patch for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Activision

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was released two weeks ago, and as of this writing it is currently enjoying a very positive critical reception among major outlets. Rightfully so, since it’s hard to mess up a remake. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remake of Crash Team Racing, but it also included a lot of elements from other beloved Crash racing titles like Crash Nitro Kart and Crash Tag Team Racing.

Despite the positive reception, it did have its share of launch problems courtesy of major game-breaking bugs, which many players experienced. Due to this, publisher Activision has released an insightful update on what players can expect from the upcoming update for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled this coming July 3.

Save Data Corruption Issue

One of the biggest issues found in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled thus far exists on the PlayStation 4, where a bug causes save data to become corrupted. Activision has rooted the cause to a glitch in which a save data file that is too large from race ghosts in Time Trials. It stands to reason that a lot of PS4 players who were playing mostly Time Trials experienced this bug.

Activision stated in the update blog that they are working on a proper fix for this issue, which will be addressed in the July 3 patch. For the meantime, it’s recommended that PS4 players avoid playing Time Trials as a preventive measure. This issue is only present with the PS4 version of Time Trials, and Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players are free to play that mode for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

As an apology and token of appreciation of sorts, Activision also announced that they will be giving away 2,500 Wumpa Coins to all Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled players across all platforms while they are working on these fixes. Players only need to play Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled online and compete in a race for the Coins to be credited, which you can then expect in your account in 24 hours. This giveaway will last until July 4, so be sure to log in by that time and compete in a single race for you to get these Wumpa Coins.

Features and Content Additions

  • Grand Prix content – the July 3 update will bring the first ever iteration of the Grand Prix, the Nitro Tour. You can begin earning Nitro Points by then, which you can save and use to unlock a huge variety of bonus customization content. A brand-new track called Twilight Tour will also be available to play in both Local Arcade and Online modes. The newest character addition, Tawna the Bandicoot, can also be earned at this time by completing Grand Prix challenges and earning Nitro Points. This is in addition to new items such as karts, skins, stickers, decal, and paint jobs.
  • Introduction of Online Leaderboards – the update will also release and introduce two leaderboards for players to partake in: The first is the Nitro Point Leaderboard, which ranks the players with the most Nitro Points earned. You can earn these by completing various challenges accessible within the Grand Prix menu. The second one is the Championship Leaderboard, which tracks your overall performance while playing online multiplayer. A number of points will be given each time you complete online multiplayer races, and additional ones will be given the higher your placement is after the race is over. By the end of the Grand Prix season, the numbers will be tallied and rewards will be given to placers on each leaderboard, followed by a reset of points as another Grand Prix season starts anew.
  • Pit Stop – there will be a ton of new content available for purchase at the Pit Stop including karts, characters, character skins, decals, paint jobs, wheels, and kart stickers – all of which can be purchased with Wumpa Coins. As part of the Nitro Tour Grand Prix, some items available in the Pit Stop and customization menus will give you a boost when you earn Nitro Points. To find out which items are eligible for this boost, simply look for the little Nitro cannister over their respective icons.
  • Online – podium animations will be added to online matches, and anyone within the top three racers for each race will be able to view it.
  • User Interface Improvements – there will be a ‘Message of the Day’ feature added to the Main Menu, and you can check in daily if you’re connected to the internet to see some of these important messages.
  • Wumpa Coin Earn Rate – there will be several adjustments made to the Wumpa Coin earn rate, and this additional info will be added to the end-of-race report, just to let you know how you got that number.
  • Character Icons – mini-map and racer icons now represent the character skin you have equipped.

In addition to these notes, Activision also noted what issues will be resolved in the coming July 3 patch.

Issues of Note

The following issues will be addressed in the patch:

  • Global Save File Corruption Issue on PS4 – will address the global save data issue that has been affecting PS4 players
  • Pit Stop – will address an issue where Users were unable to purchase the “Electron Aqua” paint from the pit stop.
  • Online – will address various known online stability issues related to the lobby, arcade, adventure, other parts of the game, and menus.
  • Tracks – collisions of certain maps have been reworked to remove stuck spots and possible exploit areas, along with an improvement to fidelity.
  • User Interface – an issue where personal Time Trial and Relic scores are not highlighted in the “Highscores” menu will be addressed.
  • Community Feedback – all villains from CNK will now be protected by the Velo mask when racing with that Power Up.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is now available to play on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch.

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