ModNation Monday: Title Update 1.02 Releases August 4th, Brings Improvements

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This Wednesday, August 4th at 2:00am (Pacific Time), the ModNation Racers Title Update 1.02 goes live improving many of the issues the community has been concerned about. On behalf of UFG, we want to thank everyone for supporting ModNation and being patient as we’ve worked hard to make it the best experience possible. If you didn’t see the patch details on the IGN last Friday, here is a run down:

Update: Title Update 1.02 for ModNation Racers unfortunately introduced an issue that affects online XP Races and XP Series. We’ve identified the cause and are quickly working on a solution to resolve the issue. We intend on updating the ModNation Community on the release of this fix as soon as possible.

Load Time Improvements
While there are still loads, you will see decreases in load times throughout the game.

New “Casual” Difficulty Mode
We’ve added a “casual” difficulty setting in the options screen.

Challenge friends in XP Series
We’ve added the ability to invite your friends to XP Races & Series.

No more “Hot Lap” Cheaters
We fixed a bug that allowed players to cut the track and post unbeatable times in Hot Lap.

Get into Online Races Quicker
Along with improved load times, we’ve removed the online game room from the ModSpot so you can get into the race faster.

Improved Server Stability
We’ve addressed issues to improve intermittent disconnects that players were experiencing.

Three Challenges now more attainable
We wanted to provide you challenges, but didn’t want to sacrifice fun. We found 3 challenges that proved extremely difficult and changed the conditions to complete them. This includes:

  • Devastator takedown on Wild Run
  • Devastator takedown on Modobahn
  • Sideswipe 3 opponents on the cliff side on Fracture

The Tin Bucket Unlocked!
Finally this is an item is unlocked and available to everyone by default.

Collector Card Improvement
Now see all player creations in their entirety.

Improvements to ModNation Racers don’t stop here, we are still constantly listening to the community and are committed to making ModNation Racers one of the most enjoyable experiences you’ll have on your PS3.

New features on

We added features to the Community site to make the experience better too, including:

Race Logs
Check out your series and XP race stats here.

See your Favorites
Now view your favorite creators as well as others’ favorite creators.

Search for Friends
Search for other players using the new icon next to login.

Rep Check
Check out you reputation under each creation type.

DLC Voucher Codes giveaway!!

ModNation Racers

Stay tuned, I’ll be giving away some voucher codes for Nathan Drake, Ratchet & Clank, and Kratos DLC in the comments section.

Nukular and Kart available tomorrow!

ModNation Racers: Nukular

Previously only available via special pre-order offers, this week’s DLC is Nukular and Kart is finally available. They can be purchased separately or as a bundle from the PSN.

ModNation Racers: Creations of the Week

Amazing creations in ModNation get shared every day and we are playing a ton of them. If you are interested in submitting your mod, kart or track to be a future “creation” of the week be sure to visit up on the official ModNation Community site and who knows? You might see your handy work on the PlayStation.Blog.

Mods of the Week

Mod Name: PlayStation Move
Creator: TapDatApp

Playstation Move for ModNation Racers Playstation Move for ModNation Racers

Mod Name: MNR Policeman
Creator: Adr3nalin-e

ModNation Racers: Policeman

Karts of the Week

Kart Name: MNR Police District
Creator: Adr3nalin-e

ModNation Racers: Police District ModNation Racers: Police District

Kart Name: Green monster van
Creator: Donor

ModNation Racers: Green Monster Van

Tracks of the Week

Track Name: Arctic GP
Created by: dragon_Bremen

ModNation Racers: Artic GP ModNation Racers: Artic GP 2

dragon_Bremen says: “This track is based on Arctic mountains. It goes from ice-cold seaside to a high mountain peak. From the mountain peak, a big, nasty switchback goes to the finish. Be prepared to have a full action track with mean obstacles and jumps.”

Track Name: New York
Created by: Adie23

ModNation Racers: New York ModNation Racers: New York

ModNation Racers: New York ModNation Racers: New York

Aldie says Inspired by New York, this track has several jumps, traps and sights to see!”

Hot Lap Roster for this week

Continuing with the trend we started week’s ago this weeks Hot Lap roster features all new community created tracks.

  • Monday: Mountain Madness by dragon_Bremen
  • Tuesday: Once A Scenic Drive… by StealthReborn–
  • Wednesday: Dawn Patrol, by maverick—07–
  • Thursday: Broken Paradise by lneon_Inoodle
  • Friday: Mystery Track of the Week
  • Saturday: Hurghada Morning by DjTechnics
  • Sunday: Gardens of Deception by ArgorokX

More news next week, until then… see you in the ModSpot!

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  • Voucher code I meant…

  • I am so glad to see all of the updates. But I kind of liked the online game room.. gives people a chance to see your creations… I am happy they decided to fix the hot lap bug… although I did get the hot lap trophy, it made it impossible to beat those times.

  • I want the kratos mod and kart so bad =(, The patch is looking excellent great work UFG

  • Kratos codes


  • Oh boy, I thought it was coming today but Wed. actually works out better for me so I am doubly psyched! and the new cart looks super cool I might have to pick that one up!

  • U.S only? Booo!! ;)

  • Woot! Just got the first Kratos Code.

  • Woot! This made my day. Awesome update. Can’t wait to play this game again.

  • Can’t wait for the update! I just got ModNation Racers for me and my girlfriend. It’s going to be great doing exp races together! Would love to get a chance at the DLC, i’m a huge Uncharted fan and i wasn’t able to pick up the DLC with a pre-order when the game launched :(

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  • Were the load time improvements done with additional hard drive cacheing? I’m only curious because I want to know if I’ll get even more improved load times with an ssd drive in my ps3 rather than the standard hard drive.

    Thanks for getting out the patch, I actually haven’t removed the shrink wrap on my game yet because of all of the load time complaints.

  • Ramone Russell and UFG Thank you for making such a wonderful game.ive had so much fun playing since the launch. The load times were never really a big deal, but im glad all of the issues are being addressed with the patch,but There should be an option to choose the A.I or at least make to wear it choose other mods other than UFGs in a race when you are doing split screen o quick race etc. It would be cool to see our creations in a race. Because the only time you get to see them is when you play as them or when other play as them. Just a suggestion

  • Yeah man, give some DLC too… I miss a “mario kart 64” battle arenas… that´s worth a 4 players splittscreen for sure! Please… read and think about my suggestion guys…!


  • Now THAT is supporting your release. For those complaining, you should come try White Knight Chronicles some time. God knows there are plenty of problems with it and Level 5 hasn’t done jack. The “Announcements” hasn’t changed from the “server maintenance” message that was put up day 1, and I get the feeling they aren’t even doing that maintenance anymore.

  • I’m really looking forward to this patch. The load times don’t annoy me quite as much as the struggle to finish career mode — call me lame if you want, but I need that easy mode. And my kids need it more than I do — asking a 10-year-old to collect parts by playing through at that crazy difficulty level is just too much. Hopefully this will make the game more accessible to a wider audience (and I got MOST of the challenges done on “hard” mode!).

    I’d love to see more of that DLC coming out — I wanted the mouse and the cheese car!

    I hope there’s some “time savers pack” to download (yeah, for a fee) at some point that unlocks everything, perhaps even including some of the DLC. My kids are eager to CREATE even more than they’re eager to race. My six-year-old would spend hours creating karts and mods, even though she can’t drive down a straightaway without bouncing off the sides of the track — she’s having a blast, anyway!

  • Hey Russell, I just have a quick question. I have both the PS3 and PSP versions of Modnation and was told that Im supposed to get a special Mod character because I have both versions. Is this correct? Because when I look in my premium mod section, theres nothing that I don’t already have. Thanks for the help, and good to see the patch is coming Wednesday, cant wait! :)

  • Any more codes :/?

  • :( the codes are taken so quick

  • I felt like we were pigeons fighting for bread crumbs.
    Got the Kratos code. So happy!

  • Man, I wish there were more Ratchet and Clank codes :( Thanks for the update, now I can get creative faster! :D

  • anymore dlc codes for kratos?


  • Got me some Drake…..wheeoooaaahhhh!

  • And the bottom Drake code is taken. Thanks Russell. ;)

  • Kratos codes


  • Aw man, i entered the code, it was like “Nathan Drake ModNation Racers!” I said “yes! i got it!” hit download “an error has occured” /sadface.

    Any chance that maybe when these kind of things are done in the future the codes given out can be for multiple downloads instead of just one?

  • omg you guys are soooo fast
    i thought i got the bottom one

  • soooo happy tx UFG..russell i want the dlc of Ratchet & Clank please please….tx

    ps: luv ps3, modnation rock…..

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  • Nathan Drake codes


  • Got me some Kratos as well!

  • i still dont understand what you mean about “GAME ROOM” mean the place where you can see all the other riders anc chat alil b4 the race starts..if so..thats not a good idea..those people that complain about the loading times are ruining special features in the game..and are VERY UNPATIENT..i for one had NO PROBLEMS with the load times..i mean who ever thinks that a game with 6 or more CUSTOMIZED RIDERS and a COSTUMIZED TRACK can load in less then 30 secs is CRAZY >:/

  • I’m so stupid. I thought the Nathan Drake codes were Ratchet and Clank codes so I ignored it for a min and realized that it wasn’t what I thought. Now it’s all taken. :(

    Oh well, this update made my day. I wish there’s more codes.

  • Russell appears to have a sense of humor about where he puts the codes lol

  • nice patch thanks

  • im too slow ughhh

  • I got Nathan Drake :D Thanks sooo much Ramone :)

    …but any word on region lock removal!?


  • SOOO CLOSE AGAIN, no RC codes again :(

  • I hope I can get the DLC vouchers, I am only missing Ratchet and Clank. As for the update it sounds nice but the whole load time cut sounds fishy. If taking the online room away from modspot makes is shorter in load, does that mean we don’t get to see anyone in the modspot anymore? Secondly, when will you give the codes out to these commentators?

  • Nice I had trouble with that particular challenge
    (that was the only one I didn’t get).

  • it like fighting for the last piece of cake

  • It’s not fair…
    Most of us are working this time of the day!

    • You can redeem the codes at sign in choose account settings, you will then see the Redeem code option in the menus.

  • i can’t even get one fast enough, come on show me some kratos love

  • yep so close. ever since sleeping pass preorder day, ive been regretting it. i wanted the rachet clank so bad.. had 2 in my checkout cart. :'(

  • @89, you can access the store and enter codes from your web browser…..thats how I got a code!

  • I need Ratchet and Clank codes! LOL
    This is somewhat exciting. Fighting for codes.
    Got Kratos and Nathan Drake. Thanks for the codes.

  • kratos plz…i was soo close

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