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Welcome the Lunar New Year! Our new season takeover is Enter the Dragon! Each week will have something new so keep your eyes peeled. The season ends on the 10th of March, you won't want to miss this!

As with any update, we have a number of changes. Please find the full update log below:

New Environment (Deal's Gap)

Deal's Gap, also known as the Tail of the Dragon, is a renowned and challenging 11-mile stretch of winding mountain road along the North Carolina-Tennessee border, with 318 curves, attracting motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts seeking an adrenaline-fueled driving experience.

Season Prize Cars

Following cars will be the next GT/Tri-Series grand prizes:

Mazda SkyActiv-D LMP2 Prototype

Porsche Mission R

Collection Series - Year of the Dragon

Celebrate a selection of iconic cars released in each of the years of the Dragon with our new Collection Series - Year of the Dragon!

New Logo & Back of the card change

Both the Top Drives logo and the card back pattern see their first update since the release of the game in 2017.

We hope you enjoy this new design.

Improvements to Car Fusing

We're bringing an improvement to the ease of use of fusing cars. The changes will save you the headache of having to exit the fuse screen to make changes in the fuse slots:

  • You can now move cars in between fuse slots.

  • You can also now swap cars in the fuse slots with cars in the carousel.

Matchmaking Changes

We have improved the matchmaking experience for players during period when a game update is releasing. Previously, after updating, players were moved to a new version of the same leaderboard, populated only by other players who had also updated; everyone from the original bucket (leaderboard) would gradually move over as they updated but in the intervening period there was the potential for some unfair PvP match-ups as players could be bunched more closely together than they should be if the players in-between were still/already in the other version of the bucket.

From now on, there will no longer be a second version of the leaderboard created and you will still see the full bucket of players against whom you are competing - but although you will see all opponents in your leaderboard, within your matchmaking range (3 above and 3 below), you will only be able to match with players who are on the same data version as you - i.e. you are both on the previous update or both on the new update. If there are no players on your version within range, you will be matched against a bot.

Bug Fixes

  • We're tackling the issue of underfilled buckets (leaderboards) by creating new ones only when old ones are at full capacity. This improvement will continue to be monitored closely.

  • Investigated and potentially improved loading times.

  • Removed Discord button from home screen. You can still access the Discord link by going to Inbox -> Community tab.

  • Improved responsiveness of Club tiles.

Car Balance

Check out the car balance changes for this update:

2000 Peugeot 206 WRC: RQ 82 -> 86

2011 Hennessey Venom GT: RQ 96 -> 93

2017 Citroën C3 WRC: RQ 81 -> 87

2003 Citroën Xsara WRC: RQ 80 -> 86

2007 Citroën C4 WRC: RQ 80 -> 85

2022 Caterham Super Seven 600: RQ 47 -> 49

That’s all for this update. If you enjoyed it, let us know on Discord or social media!

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