DriveClub Update 1.26 Today on PS4 Adds Hardcore Handling, New Tracks, DLC Support

February 11, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Releasing today, February 11, DriveClub update 1.26 on PlayStation 4 is a 0.9GB download, bringing the total size of all updates so far to 13GB.

Adding six new ‘Scotland – Old Town’ tracks, Hardcore handling, new Elite Levels, and improvements based on feedback, here’s the full list of patch notes for DriveClub update 1.26:

  • The newest track “Scotland – Old Town” is here, offering 6 track variants to play across all DRIVECLUB & DRIVECLUB BIKES game modes.
  • A new “Hardcore Handling” option is now available, turning off traction control, stability control & other assists. Enable this in Gameplay Settings for a more realistic driving experience.
  • Multiplayer Private lobbies have a new ‘Photo mode’ setting to help you choreograph photos and videos with friends. This disables ghosting, wrong way timers and automated reset to track scenarios.
  • Photo mode screen filters can now be enabled outside of photo mode, while you race.
  • Photo mode now offers extended Zoom and Exposure settings, plus all settings persist between photo captures during an event.
  • Replays have a new option to toggle player tags on and off at any time during the replay when you use the L1 Button.
  • The Dynamic Precipitation option has been improved to reduce the likelihood of persistent rain.
  • 10 new Elite Levels have been added (new cap is 35).
  • 10 new Driver Levels have been added (new cap is 95) with new livery rewards to unlock along the way.
  • 25 new Club Levels have been added (new cap is 85) with new livery rewards to unlock along the way.
  • The loading screen for DRIVECLUB and DRIVECLUB BIKES now show off 2 awesome new #PS4share community photos.
  • Fixed the ‘Weekend Warrior’ Trophy for DRIVECLUB BIKES. Ranking up the KTM 1290 Super Duke R to Bike Level 15 is now no longer a requirement.
  • Includes general improvements for game performance, stability and usability.

The update also adds support for the No Limits and Suzuki expansions, which release on February 23 for €3.59/£2.99/$3.49 each:

  • “No Limits” Expansion Pack featuring 6 events, 5 Trophies and 2 new cars: Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 V-Spec II & Honda Civic Type-R.
  • “Suzuki” Expansion Pack featuring 6 events, 5 Trophies and 2 new Bikes: Suzuki GSX-R1000 & Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS.

As a reminder to all DriveClub Season Pass owners, Game Director Paul Rustchynsky said, “The season pass ended July 2015. From August 2015 onwards all new content has been paid for or made unlockable in-game.” When asked about a second Season Pass, he replied, “These expansions are currently only available to purchase separately.”

[Source: DriveClub (Facebook), Paul Rustchynsky (Twitter 1, 2, 3)]