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NASCAR 21: Ignition Patch

NASCAR 21: Ignition Receives Major Patch

NASCAR 21: Ignition officially launches today, and the team at Motorsport Games has released a major patch to address numerous issues within the game.

Since getting into the hands of players, the game was found to have multiple game-breaking bugs on both PC and console. From flags not being waved when they should to the race just stopping after waving the green flag, there were so many problems that many fans were requesting refunds or simply cancelling preorders.

Some of the issues addressed include setups not saving from the datapad, game crashes, the ability to turn steering assist completely off, and more.

You can check out the full notes below via Motorsport Games. If you are still having issues with the game after the update, be sure to let us know either in the comment section below or on Twitter @SportsGamersOn.

Full NASCAR 21: Ignition Patch Notes:

NEW

• Added the “Off” steering assist setting with improved control pad feedback
• Added the correct localization for ‘vibration’ in the settings menus
• Added support for controller vibration on all platforms
• Added support for AI difficulty specific qualifying times
• Added translations for ‘Language’ in all languages
• Added the game’s version number to the Title and Options screens
• Added the Right Rear trackbar to the Pit Stop options
• Added visual feedback for a player when their party host has started matchmaking
• Added brake markers to Charlotte Roval
• Added brake markers to Daytona Road Course
• Added brake markers to COTA
• Added brake markers to Indianapolis Road Course
• Added brake markers to Road America
• [PC-only] Added support for networking errors
• [PC-only] Added support for player name entry in Career
• [PC-only] Added a recommended controller configuration
• [PC-only] Implemented the full PC Display options

ADJUSTMENTS

• Refined the “Low” steering assist option to make it more consistent
• Reworked the pit crew helmet colors so they better matched their car’s paint scheme
• Refined the contracts that the player would receive in career based on their performances
• Refined the career team reputation to more directly reflect the player’s performances
• Refined the behavior of the look back functionality on the Chase Cameras so that it snaps
instead of rotating
• Reworked night lighting so that races start closer to their finish lighting conditions when racing
shorter distances
• Refined the AI qualifying times to allow the player to set more competitive times
• Refined the rolling start speeds in Practice and Qualifying to help achieve more competitive lap
times
• Removed the sportscaster VO from the intro to online races

FIXES

• Fixed a number of issues that resulted in general instability
• Fixed a number of issues where the application was unresponsive for an extended period of
time
• Fixed an issue where the title would crash if the player didn’t have enough hard drive space
• Fixed an issue where the game could freeze when starting a race weekend
• Fixed an issue where the spotter would repeat voice/text lines and interrupt
• Fixed an issue where the wheels would blur incorrectly
• Fixed an issue where the damage animations could look incorrect in certain circumstances
• Fixed an issue where the player had to press a button too many times to enter a game after
accepting an invite
• Fixed an issue where Black Flags were being thrown incorrectly
• Fixed an issue where the AI would slow down excessively at Talladega and Nashville
• Fixed an issue that prevented the AI from running their alternate paint schemes at the
corresponding events
• Fixed an issue that prevented certain numbers from being selectable in the paint booth
• Fixed an issue where two cars would overlap in the Paint booth save slot thumbnail
• Fixed an issue where the language would change back to English unintentionally
• Fixed an issue where age gated content could be seen in the Main Menus by players who were
under 21
• Fixed an issue where age gated content could be seen in Online Races by players who were
under 21
• Fixed an issue where the screen would not correctly resize on 4K monitors
• Fixed an issue where the dash cam could sometimes launch with a horizon stabilized effect
• Fixed an issue where resolution changes had no effect in game on PC
• Fixed an issue where PC display settings were not being correctly applied
• Fixed an issue where cars would randomly disappear during online races
• Fixed an issue where delayed matchmaking could cause players to be stuck in their garage
• Fixed an issue where a player would occasionally not make it into an online session
• Fixed an issue where a player could get stuck during the transition into the race
• Fixed an issue where the default settings for novice assists were inconsistent between the main
menu and the data pad
• Fixed an issue where the checkered flag text was hard to read
• Fixed an issue where the racing line assist was inconsistent at certain race tracks
• Fixed an issue where the game could crash on the race results screen
• Fixed an issue where the car Level of Detail could change at high speeds when using Chase
Cameras
• Fixed an issue where the player’s pit lollipop always showed 00 in career mode
• Fixed an issue where the player’s car could temporarily be controlled by the AI after dismissing
the Pause menu in an online race
• Fixed an issue where player cars could remain in the air for a prolonged period of time after a
high speed collision in online
• Fixed an extremely rare issue where a player could receive a mechanical failure during an online
race
• Fixed an issue where the pit stop cutscene would not trigger under certain circumstances at
Bristol and Bristol Dirt
• Removed the realistic damage option to prevent an issue where players could get stuck after
getting a DNF • Fixed an issue online where the player could see a default paint scheme rather than their selected one
• Fixed an issue where sometimes the player could not interact with all the datapad options
• Fixed an issue where players could be incorrectly flagged in an online race
• Fixed an issue where some driver numbers would not display in the Career Legacy Leaderboard
• Fixed an issue where the player could not see which layers were selected in the paint booth
when the layers were white
• Fixed an issue where the ‘New Decal’ sub menu would display the previously selected category
• Fixed an issue where the sound effects in the Online game lobby were missing
• Fixed an issue where the menu backgrounds could appear inconsistently
• Fixed an issue where a crown icon would appear next to every player in an online lobby
• Fixed an issue where scrolling through a large number of decals could cause the selected item to
appear off screen
• Fixed an issue where players with the Sonic Radar 3 application could cause the game to give a
fatal error
• Some special characters would display corrupted when playing in French
• Fixed an issue where the Quit Game confirmation message was incomplete
• Fixed an issue where the player’s name was not correctly displayed in the Silly Season menu
• Fixed a typo in the team profile description for Hendrick Motorsports
• Fixed an issue where the player could adjust their steering assists when using a racing wheel
• Fixed an issue where the AI cars would drive around too fast in the background of the results
screen
• Fixed an issue where the UI inputs would disappear after opening the pause menu while in the
garage or pit lane.
• Fixed an issue where some AI drivers would not appear on the data pad overview screen
• Fixed an issue where the player car would sometimes clip with some of the pit road assets
• Fixed an issue where the incorrect paint schemes could appear in the pre session cutscenes
• Fixed an issue where the framerate could drop around the pit lane area at Charlotte
• Fixed an issue where the sun would not set during the day night transition at Charlotte
• Fixed an issue where the Digital dash lap counter was not in sync with the in game HUD
• Fixed an issue where the car setup changes would appear to not save after exiting the Data pad
• Fixed an issue where the video quality options would display ‘Detail Preset’ and not their correct
settings
• Fixed an issue where all the cars would not render during the pre race cinematic at Martinsville
• Fixed an issue where Anisotropic filtering was localized incorrectly
• Fixed an issue where Overcast skies at Talladega would cause lighting issues
• Fixed an issue where opening and closing the pause menu would change the settings in the Pit
Options HUD
• Fixed an issue where the driver model in the replay would reflect the cockpit animation settings
used by the player in race
• Fixed an issue where the title would not enter windowed mode when using a 1920×1080
resolution • Fixed an issue where the Track bar adjustment could not be selected under Yellow Flag conditions
• Fixed an issue with a prolonged black screen after selecting return to garage during a practice session at Phoenix
• Fixed an issue where the HUD relative leaderboard would display inconsistently at Las Vegas
• Fixed an issue where the player’s car could be seen to be moving on the Data pad Overview map
• Fixed an issue where the player’s car could start smoking in the garage area
• Fixed some inconsistent environment collisions at Sonoma
• Fixed some inconsistent environment collisions at Watkins Glen
• Improved the AI cars ability to blend from pit road onto the race track at Charlotte
• Fixed an issue where the car could snap right with minimal input using low steering assists
• Fixed an issue where the AI could brake at the Daytona Road Course start/finish line
• Fixed an issue where the decal value numbers didn’t adjust when undoing changes
• Fixed an issue where paint schemes could appear more saturated on the Chevrolet Camaro
• Fixed an issue where the prompt from the Calendar in career could change position on screen
• Fixed an issue where the player’s car might not load into the background of the career menus
when returning from a race
• Fixed an issue where the car’s wheels would appear to be still spinning while it was stationary in
a pit stop
• Fixed an issue where two driver models could be seen sat inside the player’s car
• Fixed an issue where repeatedly accessing the pause menu could cause it to appear faded
• Fixed an issue where the Pace Car could be invisible during a qualifying session at Las Vegas
• Fixed an issue where the player could be removed from an online lobby with no reason provided
• Fixed an issue where the Brightness setting could be altered without accessing the screen tab in
the Pause Menu
• Fixed an issue where the player could navigate the menu behind a controller disconnected
message
• Fixed an issue where disconnected players were not always moved to the pits in online races
• Fixed some inconsistent environment collisions at Road America
• Fixed an issue where some tracks didn’t have two lap qualifying when they should have
• Fixed an issue where quickly leaving some career submenus could cause them to disappear
• [PlayStation-Only] Fixed an issue where the title would crash when adjusting the brightness
• [Xbox-only] Fixed an issue where the title would freeze in the menus on Xbox Series X/S
consoles
• [Xbox-only] Fixed an issue where the title could crash when changing users during a loading
screen
• [Xbox-only] Fixed a typo in a network disconnection message
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where the title screen would run with an uncapped framerate
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where the ‘Exit’ button was not localized
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where the ‘Quit’ prompt was not localized
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where the pause menu would lose functionality after changing audio
options during a session
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where the player’s custom paint scheme did not appear correctly when using Low graphics settings
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where some Achievements were not unlocking correctly
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where the Mouse Cursor would stay on screen during active gameplay
• [PC-only] Improved the detail of the rear view mirror
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where the online veteran achievement appeared twice
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where some wheel names would be cutoff in the Controller menu
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where the Display settings appeared to reset when leaving the Pause
Menu
• [PC-only] Fixed an issue where the paint booth color picker was not fully visible at certain
resolutions

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