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NASCAR Heat Evolution Black Friday Deals

The holiday season is upon us, NASCAR fans!

If you haven’t picked up NASCAR Heat Evolution, retailers will have amazing NASCAR Heat Evolution deals online and in-stores during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. There’s also an exclusive PlayStation 4 bundle with Uncharted 4 and NASCAR Heat Evolution for those looking to upgrade their game consoles. Meanwhile, current NASCAR Heat Evolution players can grab the September and October DLC at a great discount!

Keep checking the links below until the deals go live, which should be around November 25. Please note, pricing and availability are subject to change at any time. As of 11/29, most deals have ended.

 

Amazon.com Out of Stock

GameStop – Deal ended, Now $49.99

Walmart – Now $39.99 on consoles, Bundle deal ended

Best Buy – Deal ended, Now $49.99

Target – Deal ended, Now $49.99

Toys “R” Us – Deal ended, Now $49.99

PlayStation Store – Deal ended, Now $39.99

  • $29.99Our lowest price ever!

Xbox Marketplace – Deal ended, Now $39.99

  • $34.99 for Xbox Live Gold members

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DLC Deals

PlayStation Store – Deal ended

Xbox Marketplace – Deal ended

Steam – Deal ended

 

 

Bye Week
NASCAR Heat Evolution Update #3

Below is the official list of features coming in the next update for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It has been submitted to Sony and Microsoft for approval and should go live by the end of next week.

 

Online

– Cars ghost out and are not collidable when driving backwards or parked in Normal Lobbies

– Cars ghost out and are not collidable and then are kicked mid-race when driving backwards or parked in Hosted Lobbies

– User can create simulation only lobbies with custom setups in Hosted Lobbies

– In Private Lobbies, users can modify race length and wear factor (Console-only)

 

Tracks

– Track surface improvements at Las Vegas

– Fence improvements at New Hampshire, Michigan, and Texas

– Fixed crazy bump at Chicagoland

– AI Improvements at Dover and Homestead

– Corrected the qualification rules at Indy, Michigan, and Pocono

– Superspeedway engine/car tuning (improved the RPM engine curve at superspeedways)

 

Visuals/Options

– Show position/lap in replay

– Added a screen adjustment feature in Options->Visuals

– Movie volume is now connected to SFX volume slider

– User can specify to Always Use Custom Setups in advanced options

 

Bugs Fixes

– Improved Yellow Flag sensitivity

– Fixed ordering of cars when pitting under yellow

– Fixed tire pressure labels in pitting options (LR and RF were swapped)

– Fixed bug where you could see “Custom AI level” when closing track settings, even if AI wasn’t set to Custom

– Fixed rare situation where user could get stuck at race day in multiplayer, without ever entering race

– Fixed issue that could cause performance hitches when playing spotter sounds

– Fixed issue where DLC wasn’t loaded if it was installed while the game was suspended

– The correct pit animation is displayed, taking into account how much fuel was remaining in the car

– Corrected scaling of damage (improved engine damage)

 

Miscellaneous

– Added 2016 NASCAR Next drivers (only playable in Quick Race mode)

– Performance enhancements when viewing season standings in UI and post-race

– Season standings only show the first 40 drivers

– Clarified that clutch only works with stick shift

– Speed points count up faster when earning a large number of points

– Players only get speed points for laps completed

 

System Specific

– PS4: Thrustmaster TH8A shifter and clutch pedals now work correctly (shifter must be plugged into wheel to work)

– PS4: Fixed challenge videos so that they play the correct video

– Xbox: Added Duel mode with voice chat. (Duel mode is an online two-player quick-race mode. We have no plans to release this feature on other systems.)

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NASCAR Heat Evolution October DLC

This month, we’re more than doubling the amount of DLC available! All of the DLC below will be released around October 18 for Xbox One and PC and shortly after for PS4. We’ve got a lot to go over. Let’s start off with DLC updates from our September packs:

Updated September DLC

  • Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme Pack: An additional 14 Darlington Throwback schemes will be released. If you own Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme Pack 1 or Pit Pass 1, you’ll get these new schemes FREE! If you purchase Darlington Pack 1 or Pit Pass 1 moving forward, you will receive all 32 Darlington schemes.
    • Additional schemes include: Martin Truex Jr, Michael Annett, Michael McDowell, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney, AJ Allmendinger, Kasey Kahne, Bobby Labonte/Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chris Buescher, Landon Cassill, Regan Smith, Greg Biffle, Paul Menard, Jamie McMurray (Price: Free/$9.99)NASCAR Heat Evolution 10_11_2016 2_31_03 PM
  • The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Paint Scheme Pack 1: Complete your Chase field with an additional 5 drivers! If you own Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Paint Scheme Pack 1 or Pit Pass 1, you’ll get these new schemes FREE! If you purchase Chase Pack 1 or Pit Pass 1 moving forward, you will receive all 16 Chase schemes.
    • Additional schemes include: Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher, Austin Dillon, Jamie McMurray, Chase Elliott (Price: Free/$4.99)

October DLC

  • Spotter Audio
    • Matt DiBenedetto takes his race knowledge from the track to the spotter stand. (Price: $0.99)
    • Brett Griffin, the real world spotter for Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and Xfinity Series driver Elliott Sadler, lends a helping hand on-track. (Price: $0.99)
  • Challenge Pack 2: 4 new Challenges from Chris Buescher, Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, and Kevin Harvick take you to Pocono, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Indianapolis. (Price: $0.99)
  • Paint Schemes
    • Paint Scheme Pack 2: Brad Keselowski – Alliance Truck Parts, Danica Patrick – TaxACT, Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Nationwide Patriotic, Joey Logano – Yellow Pennzoil, Ryan Newman – Grainger, Clint Bowyer – Aaron’s, Landon Cassill – FR8 Auctions, Jamie McMurray – McDonald’s, Jimmie Johnson – Lowe’s Red Vest, Chase Elliott – Mountain Dew Baja Blast (Price: $4.99)Elliott
    • Paint Scheme Pack 3: Jimmie Johnson – Lowes (Yellow 48), Brad Keselowski – Thomas Built Busses, Kevin Harvick – Outback, Landon Cassill – MDS, Ryan Blaney – Blue Quicklane, Greg Biffle – Performance Plus, Chris Buescher – Dockside, Paul Menard – Valvoline, Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Sunny D, Aric Almirola – Waffle House (Price: $4.99)Ricky
    • Paint Scheme Pack 4: Dale Earnhardt Jr – Axalta, Jimmie Johnson – Lowes / Pro Services, Joey Logano – AAA / Southern California Auto Club, Tony Stewart – Rush Truck Centers, Austin Dillon – Dow / Salute to Veterans, Clint Bowyer – AccuDoc Solutions, Trevor Bayne – Blue Spark Advocare, AJ Allmendinger – Bush’s Best Grillin Beans, Greg Biffle – Roush Performance (Price: $4.99) Dale
    • Pit Pass 2: Pit Pass 2 includes Paint Scheme Pack 2, Paint Scheme Pack 3, Paint Scheme Pack 4, Matt DiBenedetto Spotter Audio, Brett Griffin Spotter Audio, and Challenge Pack 2. (Price: $9.99)

 

  • We’re excited to offer fans a free paint scheme pack as well!
    • Free Paint Scheme Pack: Enjoy these free 2016 Sprint Cup Series paint schemes! Schemes include: Casey Mears – Geico Military, Joey Logano – AAA Insurance, Kasey Kahne – Quicken Loans, Austin Dillon – Cheerios, Michael Annett – Allstate Peterbilt Group, Trevor Bayne – Advocare Patriotic, Jamie McMurray – McDonalds / Cessna, Greg Biffle – Ford / Ecoboost, Aric Almirola – Fresh from Florida, Clint Bowyer – Visine, Bobby Labonte/Joey Gase – Donate Life Texas (Price: Free)

 

Toyota DLC

Through our partnership with Toyota, fans will receive a free Toyota Challenge Pack and a free Toyota Paint Scheme Pack each month. Below are details for the free Toyota DLC available in October:

  • Toyota Challenge Pack 2: 4 new Challenges from Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, and Martin Truex Jr. take you to Daytona, Charlotte, Kansas, and Chicagoland. (Price: Free)
  • Toyota Paint Scheme Pack 2: Martin Truex Jr – Auto Owners Insurance, Kyle Busch – M&M’s Red White and Blue, Kyle Busch – Banfield Pet Hopsital, Carl Edwards – Comcast Business, Carl Edwards – Xfinity, Matt Kenseth – FlexVolt, Denny Hamlin – Sports Clips, Matt DiBenedetto – Hope for Warriors, Matt DiBenedetto – Anest Iwata, Matt DiBenedetto – NASCAR Heat Evolution, David Ragan – Weaver Media, David Ragan – Bubba Burger Camo (Price: Free)

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Week 3 News Update
As The Chase heats up on the track, NASCAR Heat Evolution has a few upgrades planned. We’ve been listening to your feedback and we’ve got some updates planned over the coming weeks with the features you’ve been asking for. Below is a list of features Monster Games is working on.

You may notice a few fan suggestions are missing from the list. Don’t worry! We’re looking into them. Some updates require more development time than others and may have to wait until the next title release. Nonetheless, we’re here listening to your feedback. Stay tuned.

Online
  • Address issue of players driving backwards
  • Set physics type option
  • Allow setups option
Features
  • Add additional drivers
  • Adjust screen size option on console
  • Miller Lite paint scheme integration
General
  • Update engine sounds
  • Improve caution flag sensitivity
  • Fix engine issue when using “Full Damage”
  • Polish fuel windows
  • Other improvements and fixes
(Please note, this list is subject to change.)
Bristol
Week 1 Recap

What a week!

After months of anticipation, NASCAR Heat Evolution has been released. We’d like to say a big thank you to all the fans that have picked up the game. Everyone has had a lot to say about the game on social media and through our customer support channels. Though we haven’t been able to respond to everyone, please know we’re here and listening. Here’s a quick update on a few topics.

 

DLC

Last week we had some issues with DLC on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. DLC is working on PlayStation 4, but Xbox One is still experiencing issues. We’re working diligently with Microsoft and will update everyone once we have more info. Thank you for your continued patience.

 

Updates

NASCAR Heat Evolution had day one patches available on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If you haven’t downloaded these already, please do so! They include a ton of features including DLC and wheel support. On Friday (9/16), we released an additional patch for PlayStation 4 that corrected a few things and added some additional features. This same patch has also been submitted for Xbox One and is pending approval from Microsoft. We’ll share an update once this update is live. On PC, we released two patches last week. Among the fixes, we introduced a new tool so players can setup virtually any racing wheel with NASCAR Heat Evolution. We’re already working on the next updates so stay tuned. Which leads us to…

 

Feedback

We’ve received an overwhelming amount of feedback. Keep it coming! We cannot respond to everyone but we’ve been reading each and every comment that’s come through this past week. Our development team at Monster Games is looking through all your requests and is figuring out what we can do to make the game even better for fans. If you have feedback about the game, please be detailed in your responses. We can’t make improvements without knowing what to improve!

 

2016 and Beyond

NASCAR Heat Evolution is a complete reboot of a beloved gaming franchise. Our team has been working incredibly hard to deliver an experience fans will enjoy. We embarked on this journey with the goal of creating a NASCAR game with realistic track creations, responsive driving feel, authentic AI, a stable online experience, and other features that are integral to an authentic and fun game. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to deliver with NASCAR Heat Evolution and we will continue to support and expand on the experience. While it’s only our first year and first game, we look forward to supporting NASCAR Heat Evolution and beyond for many years to come.

 

Enjoy the rest of your week and be sure to check out Matt DiBenedetto’s #83 NASCAR Heat Evolution Toyota Camry this weekend at New Hampshire!

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NASCAR Heat Evolution DLC Details

NASCAR Heat Evolution is excited to announce three different types of DLC; Paint Scheme Packs, Spotter Voices, and Challenge Packs. We’ll be releasing a different mix of paid and free DLC monthly through the end of the year. The first content will be available September 13, 2016. We’ll go into more detail about the Paint Scheme Packs below, but let’s take a closer look at Spotter Audio and Challenge Packs.

  • Spotter Audio: NASCAR Heat Evolution will ship with Bobby Labonte as the Spotter Audio, but players will have the option to download different spotter voices to make their races unique. We plan to release a variety of Spotter Audio ranging from real life spotters to drivers, announcers, and more. On launch day, NBC on NASCAR announcer Rick Allen’s Spotter Audio will be available for $0.99.
  • Challenge Packs: In addition to the 23 Challenges shipping with NASCAR Heat Evolution, new Challenge Packs will be available every month so players can keep pursuing greatness. On September 13, Challenge Pack 1 will be available for $0.99 with 4 new Challenges.

 

Paint Schemes

Every month we’ll be releasing at least one paint scheme pack for players to diversify their game. One of the coolest features in NASCAR Heat Evolution are the track specific paint schemes. For example, if you purchase Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme Pack 1, the AI cars at Darlington will use the Darlington paint schemes. It takes authenticity to a whole new level.

Worth noting, if all of the art assets are not delivered from the race teams and sponsors in time, certain paint schemes packs will be released in two parts. The Darlington schemes and the Chase schemes are both examples of this. We make the paint schemes as soon as we receive them. We didn’t have enough time to create the schemes for drivers who just revealed their Darlington paint schemes like Kyle Larson and Chris Buescher. You can expect a Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme Pack 2 and a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Paint Scheme Pack 2 at a later date. The following Paint Scheme Packs will be available on launch day:

  • Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme Pack 1: Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Trevor Bayne, Austin Dillon, Casey Mears, Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, David Ragan, and Matt DiBenedetto. (Price: $9.99)

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  • Paint Scheme Pack 1: Chase Elliott – 3M, Kasey Kahne – Panasonic, Kasey Kahne – Mountain Dew, Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Tax Slayer, Greg Biffle – KFC, Tony Stewart – Code/Mobil 1, Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Ford EcoBoost, Landon Cassill – Snap Fitness, Jimmie Johnson – Kobalt, and Chris Buescher – CSX. (Price: $4.99)

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  • Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Paint Scheme Pack 1: Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin, and Tony Stewart. (Price: $4.99)

 

Pit Pass Bundles

Since this is our first game release, we were unable to have a Season Pass to cover all of the DLC we’ll be releasing in 2016. Instead, we’ll be offering 4 separate Pit Pass Bundles through 2016. Each Pit Pass Bundle will include a bundle of DLC at a discounted price. Below are the details for Pit Pass Bundle 1 available September 13, 2016:

  • Pit Pass Bundle 1: Pit Pass Bundle 1 will include Darlington Throwback Paint Scheme Pack 1, Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Paint Scheme Pack 1, Paint Scheme Pack 1, Rick Allen Spotter Audio, and Challenge Pack 1. (Price: TBD)

 

Toyota Partnership

Through our partnership with Toyota, fans will receive a free Toyota Challenge Pack and a free Toyota Paint Scheme Pack each month. Below are details for the free Toyota DLC available on September 13:

  • Toyota Challenge Pack 1: 4 new challenges from Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, and Denny Hamlin take you to Kentucky, Sonoma, Daytona, and Indianapolis. (Price: Free)
  • Toyota Paint Scheme Pack 1: Paint schemes include Kyle Busch – Skittles, Carl Edwards – Subway, Carl Edwards – Stanley, Denny Hamlin – FedEx Ground, Matt Kenseth – Dewalt, Martin Truex Jr. – Furniture Row, Matt DiBenedetto – EJ Wade, Matt DiBenedetto – Dustless Blasting, and David Ragan – Shriner’s Hospital. (Price: Free)

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Pre-Order DLC

NASCAR Heat Evolution is excited to partner with our retail partners and offer pre-order bonus DLC. All pre-order DLC will be available to all players at a later date. Below are the details of the current pre-order bonuses:

  • GameStop: Players who pre-order through GameStop have exclusive access to Erik Jones paint schemes. Included paint schemes are NASCAR Heat Evolution, GameStop Turtle Beach, and GameStop Think Geek.

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  • Best Buy: Players who pre-order from Best Buy will have access to the Sprint All-Star Paint Scheme Pack. Included paint schemes are Kasey Kahne – Drive Home A Winner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Mountain Dew, and Carl Edwards – Arris Surfboard, the winning paint scheme that landed Carl on the cover of NASCAR Heat Evolution.

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Shew! There you have it. As you can see, NASCAR Heat Evolution is only the beginning. We look forward to giving players a ton of great content through the end of the year. We’ll see you on the track!

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A Closer Look at Challenges

NASCAR Heat Evolution is proud to bring back Challenges, an old fan-favorite. NASCAR Heat Evolution will ship with 23 different Challenges, one for each track. Each Challenge is unique. You can either replay history, rewrite history, or take control of a fantasy situation. Below are a few Challenges you’ll have to overcome to conquer NASCAR Heat Evolution.

  • Bristol: Take the wheel as Matt DiBenedetto at the Food City 500 and see if you grab a 6th place finish, or better!
  • Dover: Relive the final laps of the 2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism as Matt Kenseth. Can you fend off Kyle Larson and Chase Elliot to take home the checkered flag?
  • Talladega: Think you’re as good at restrictor plate tracks as Dale Earnhardt Jr? Hop in the driver seat at Talladega and fend off the entire field as you race for a 1st place finish. Get ready, this one is tough!

Here’s a closer look at our Daytona Challenge. It’s time to rewrite history as you drive as Martin Truex Jr. and beat Denny Hamlin in the final lap of the 2016 Daytona 500. It may look easy, but it’ll take some time to conquer each challenge.

After successfully completing a challenge, you’ll unlock an exclusive Toyota Track Tip video featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota drivers. Gain insider knowledge of how they conquer the track and use it to your advantage. Here’s a sneak peek at Denny Hamlin’s video on tackling Daytona International Speedway.

Additional Challenges will be available as both paid and free DLC. Expect more details prior to release!

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NASCAR Heat Evolution Live Stream with Brad Keselowski & YouTube Stars

On August 10, NASCAR Heat Evolution made it’s debut on Twitch. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Brad Keselowski was on-hand to answer questions and take his #2 car around various tracks in the game. Also in attendance were YouTube stars TC9700Gaming and Jeff Favignano. This racing game veterans had a chance to play NASCAR Heat Evolution for the very first time. They sat down with Sean Wilson, Executive Producer of NASCAR Heat Evolution, to talk more about the game and the work that went into the PS4, Xbox One, and Steam title.

Check out the stream below!

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NASCAR Heat Evolution to Feature 40 Online Players

Sony’s PlayStation Blog broke the news today that NASCAR Heat Evolution would feature 40 online players. This is a huge milestone because for the first time ever on a console or NASCAR game, 40 people can race online together. While Sony was the first to announce this exciting news, 40 player races will also be available on Xbox One and Steam. Check out the story on the PlayStation Blog written by Sean Wilson, Executive Producer of NASCAR Heat Evolution, for more details.

For more information on online multiplayer and the other game modes in NASCAR Heat Evolution, check out the third developer diary in our YouTube series.

 

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NASCAR Heat Evolution Developer Diary #2: Gameplay

A game is only as good as it play, right? Find out what the crew at Monster Games did to make NASCAR Heat Evolution authentic and fun for everyone. From realistic AI to perfecting the feel of a stock car, our developers revisited all the old NASCAR video games to bring you the future of NASCAR gaming. Check it out below!

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