704Games continues to make improvements with another NASCAR Heat 5 patch that’s now live.

Patches for NASCAR Heat 5 have come pretty consistently every few weeks. The first patch rolled out in late July, then a second patch dropped a few weeks later on August 13.  Today’s patch includes some overall fixes and adds some additional drivers.

The fixes are pretty straight forward. The blog post highlights shadow updates, which should improve performance. You can now toggle Do Not Finishes on or off in career or championship mode, as well.

The coolest thing the NASCAR Heat 5 team does in these patches is continually add new drivers for free. An August 13 patch added racer and NASCAR analyst A.J. Allmendinger. The NASCAR Heat 5 patch that went live today adds four new drivers: B.J. McLeod and Josh Bilicki to the NASCAR Cup Series, and Robby Lyons and Ryan Vargas to the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Adding young racers as they make it into their respective racing series is a good look. Plus, adding new characters to NASCAR Heat 5 without nicking-and-diming players is a refreshing change to the way characters are often added to games.

Full Patch Notes

Fixed:

  • Shadow performance improvements
  • Test schemes showing up in online
  • Scheme switching in Career Mode menu
  • Scheme switching in Championship Mode menu
  • Incorrect Michigan event in 2020 Revised Truck Schedule
  • Certain numbers not showing up in race HUD

Added:

  • DNF On/Off toggle in Career and Championship modes
  • BJ McLeod and Josh Bilicki to NASCAR Cup Series
  • Ryan Vargas and Robby Lyons to NASCAR Xfinity Series
  • Three New Custom Schemes

You can pick up NASCAR Heat 5 right now on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Should you pick up NASCAR Heat 5? Well, our own Michael Straw really recommends it in his in-depth review. The game’s first DLC pack is available as well, which adds over 50 NASCAR paint schemes.


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