Test Drive Unlimited 2 getting free DLC

Publisher Atari giving Exploration Pack away as a way of saying "thank you" to gamers sticking through title's buggy launch.

Test Drive Unlimited 2's launch earlier this month was a rocky one. The game's forums were lit up with gamers vocalizing issues they encountered with the racer, with developer Eden Games later patching in fixes. Now, the French studio is giving away downloadable content to say "thank you" for sticking it out.
Atari is giving away cars, as Oprah does.

According to an Atari employee post on the game's forums, Atari will give away digital copies of the Exploration Pack. The add-on content includes new vehicles, the Lancia Stratos version Rallye and 1969 Dodge Charger, as well as a laundry list of fixes (listed below).

The content is already live for the PC and is sitting in certification from Microsoft and Sony, with it set to premiere "shortly."

--Logging into the game has been improved
--Once into the game, the online network experience is now much more stable in all areas
--Save games no longer corrupt
--Existing corrupted save games will be repaired in many cases
--Friends lists are now populated
--Invites now work correctly
--Clubs have been brought back online
--Exploits to gain money have been fixed
--Casino access has been improved
--Players will no longer lose money because of the Casino bug

For more on the racing title, check out GameSpot's review of Test Drive Unlimited 2.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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30 comments
vasgko2
vasgko2

it is out!!! but who cares anymore? the game sucks

The_InJimid8tor
The_InJimid8tor

Well if you have any Atari Tokens to spend,They released the Special Bonus cars today that came with the certain TDU2 game providers like Best Buy Gamestop, Steam,Wal-Mart,Target and others. They are in the TDU2 Store at 80 tokens a car. When you purchase them for those who didn't know they will be in the used car dealership in the game after purchase. If it's full it won't show up until you buy some of the cars out of there! Ok have fun and watch out for the rammers!

The_InJimid8tor
The_InJimid8tor

I read in the TDU2 Forum by one of the forum Mods the DLC will most likely be released around mid April. But I guess i am ungreatful as think only 2 cars (69 Dodge Charger and Lancia Stratos) is kind of skimpy.And these will be Treasure Hunt Cars. But I guess something is better than nothing. i would rather them mod the 1st TDU Car Pack to be able to use that in TDU2. But other than that I haven't had to much trouble in the game itself. really enjoying this much better than any Need For Speed game EA can come out with! Also they will be making available for purchase the Bonus cars that came with each individual Game sellers version on the Test Drive Unlimited 2 Website in the DLC page probably this Month as well.

vasgko2
vasgko2

where is the "compensation" dlc? they announced it on feb 24 and we are past march 24 already...

FFppppff
FFppppff

I have love this game... say what you want, but for me ( and I only play PC games ) this one of the best car games we have on the market.. it combines multiplayer with single player like I've never seen! Rock on Atari

somekool
somekool

I had backed up my "corrupted" save game. and after applying the patch, it loaded it without any issue. thank you TDU2 ! (on Xbox360)

shnull
shnull

two days after i deleted my savegame and started from lvl 0 ... aint that a b*tch :p love the game though, sandbox mmorag

oneofthefall
oneofthefall

"sitting in certification from Microsoft and Sony" waiting for someone to press enter...

nazhoyuriar
nazhoyuriar

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mardinn
mardinn

Hell yeah. Give me a Hell yeah people. This DLC is free because it fixes stuff. Hell yeah!

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

@benz1980i If It's on PSN or Live, some is not free!! because that money goes to Sony / Microsoft for royalty purpose!! not goes to Atari.

benz1980i
benz1980i

Funny thing there is DLC on PSN right now for an amazing FREE yet only $12.95....meaning it isn't free

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

well iv stuck with it for 2 weeks now, and in that entire time i have never once been able to access any of the online features, these promises of fixes 'coming soon' ever since launch day have kept me going but im trully sick of it now, i will give them one last chance cause the game has the potential to be brilliant, but if this patch does not fix the problems then i will be selling the game........

DarkStreetDev
DarkStreetDev

I sincerely hope the patch arrives before the weekend. I'm a little tired of half the game being unplayable having purchased it 2 weeks ago through pre-order.

kim_nielsen
kim_nielsen

I get it today with the mail :D I have tried it and it seems great and alot of fun. using G27

aronj
aronj

Goodie. I haven't installed it yet so I get the "fixed" version.

benz1980i
benz1980i

@ bigal1330 "I returned this game because it corrupted my save twice. I was fed up. Such a shame because I was exited for this game, but it only let me down. Maybe I'll give it an other chance once it's cheaper." Your spelling let you down too mate :-P I give them credit for fixing the game and releasing free DLC. If this were COD then you would know what to expect, 3 maps for $25

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Free is good, a bug free launch would have been better :P

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

2 weeks since launch and the online side has barely worked at all. Still waiting on a patch to fix it which has been "coming soon" since the bugs were found on launch day. No ability to sell cars is being treated as a design feature rather than a bug, so will not be addressed in this patch despite the community calling out for it. Daft decision to get rid of the marketplace from TDU1. The racing, cars and game world are all good fun, and once properly fixed and patched this game will be good, but this has had a truly awful launch.

bigal1330
bigal1330

I returned this game because it corrupted my save twice. I was fed up. Such a shame because I was exited for this game, but it only let me down. Maybe I'll give it an other chance once it's cheaper.

dkslade
dkslade

yeah, its better than unlocking content ON DISC... like the previous "so called" download content. all those cars were on the disc but instead of paying 60 we paid 50. stay away from d/l of 108.00KB.. how can a d/l be such a small amount????

JoeSour
JoeSour

Sweet 69 charger!! Hope the Lancia rallye is offroad =D

speedfreak48t5p
speedfreak48t5p

Good news. I like stories like this where publishers/developers realize their mistakes and give away a thank you gift for loyal fans.

campbell153
campbell153

@H_U_R_D Glad i am not the only one who has noticed that! Other than the above i am more than happy with TDU2! love it! And giving away DLC is what ALL games developers should do as standard considering we pay 40pound for a game!!!

H_U_R_D
H_U_R_D

how about fixing the ability to sell cars? maybe add in the marketplace that was in the first TDU maybe??

dracula21usa
dracula21usa

Nice job Atari. Thats a nice gesture. The game is awesome but yeah, it did have some rough start to it. It's good to know that you appreciate the gamers. Keep up the good work. ps: some lambo would be a nice against ferarri :P

blackace
blackace

Cool. I only played it for about 30 mins. I guess I can go online and get the patch now.Free DLC is always nice.