Driveclub December Update Out Now, See Everything It Adds and Changes Here

Driveclub continues to expand.

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More than a year after its release, Evolution Studios continues to release new content for its PlayStation 4 racing game, Driveclub. The developer has now pushed out the game's December update and revealed even more content coming to the title later this month.

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The December update, which is available now, introduces new cars and a superbike (both free), as well as a new easy tour mode, fresh paint options, and more based on fan feedback. The complete patch notes are posted below; the update is 400 MB and brings the total size of all Driveclub updates to 12.1 GB.

In addition, another update coming on December 15 worldwide will add the new Mercedes AMG GT3 2016 car, along with 11 events and three trophies.

Driveclub December Update:

  • Unlock the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Coupé by completing Rank 6 of the Mercedes-Benz Owners Club Accolade.
  • Unlock the KTM 1290 Super Duke R by completing Rank 10 of the KTM Owners Club Accolade.
  • All Tours now have an easy difficulty setting, featuring easier AI opponents and easier objectives called Silver Stars. These are in addition to the existing Gold Star system.
  • All cars now feature 15 individual levels. Level up your cars to unlock 15 customisation slots for new special paint types: Flake, Flip and Chrome.
  • Vehicle customization slots have also increased from 4 to 16. This gives you more freedom to change the livery designs across all of your vehicles.
  • Driver and Club Accolades have ALL increased from 5 to 10 levels. Levels 6-10 offer significantly more generous fame rewards for you and your club.
  • Driver Levels & Elite Levels are now separate. Your Driver Level advances as you earn Fame. Your Elite Level advances as you complete the Elite objectives.
  • 5 new Driver Levels have been added (new cap is 85). There’s a new livery reward to unlock at each level.
  • 5 new Elite Levels have been added (new cap is 25).
  • 5 new Club Levels have been added (new cap is 60). There’s a new livery reward to unlock at level 60.
  • The main menu for DRIVECLUB BIKES has been updated to feature a selection of our favourite ‪#‎PS4share‬ community photos.
  • Awesome new #PS4share community photos are featured as the loading screens for DRIVECLUB and DRIVECLUB BIKES.
  • Privates Lobbies have new filters for inviting friends, so you can easily see which friends are online and which friends are online playing DRIVECLUB.
  • Privates Lobbies have new options for Braking Assist, Laps (up to 25) and Grid Order (including order by result of the previous session).
  • Driver and Rider customisation is now featured in the Settings menu for quick and easy access.
  • Includes general improvements for game performance, stability, and usability.
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Driveclub December 15 Update:

  • Free Mercedes-AMG Tour Pack featuring the Mercedes-AMG GT3 2016, 11 events, and 3 Trophies. Obtain the 'AMG Champion' Trophy to unlock the new car.
  • Instant unlock options for the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Coupé, KTM 1290 Super Duke R, and Mercedes-AMG GT3 2016.

Driveclub has sold more than 2 million copies. During Sony's Paris Games Weeks briefing, Sony announced Driveclub Bikes, which is offered as an expansion to the main game or a standalone download.

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Xristophoros

very good. i anxiously await the goty disc edition before i purchase this game. i spent a number of hours with the ps+ edition and there are many things to like about drive club.

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alex5523

@Xristophoros there is the driveclub game and the season pass for 19.99, i dont know though if the bikes expansion is in that edition, but there is that one.:

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beastmode

@Xristophoros: The game is selling for $15 on psn how much cheaper do you want it.

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Xristophoros

@beastmode: i want all the add ons and season pass content on disc. that is what i mean. the base game on psn does not include everything.

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rickjamesia

@Xristophoros: These days the discs are sort of a lie, though. They give you a disc and expect you to download nearly the whole game anyway.

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Xristophoros

@rickjamesia: that's a bit of an exaggeration don't you think? service patches are one thing... but the core 50gb game will be on disc thereby not requiring me to waste precious bandwidth and several hours downloading it.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@Xristophoros: Same

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RetroManHD

Evolution deserve "Developer of the Year". They've turned Driveclub into an awesome racer, always listening and communicating with the fans on social networks and actually adding features that the fans request. Awesome update!

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Ezioprez9709

@retromanhd: I've always stuck by Driveclub, and now it's paid off!

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GirlUSoCrazy

@retromanhd: I dunno about dev of the year but they did produce something competent and enjoyable out of a messy situation.

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GirlUSoCrazy

I hope they release it on disc. The only thing stopping me from getting it is downloading all the damn updates.

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BobaFettHatesU

Everything about Driveclub is great except one thing, the driving mechanics. That nullifies everything else making it a dreadful experiences. When you are use to Need for Speed or even Forza you have a feel of how these games handle but Driveclub seems to be made by someone doing it for the first time.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@bobafetthatesu: I typically enjoy Burnout, Need for Speed, Forza, Wipeout, and Gran Turismo. No problem with the handling in Driveclub here, even on crappy cars.

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BobaFettHatesU

@girlusocrazy: There's something about Driveclub that will not allow me to properly finish a race 99% of the time. It's the only car game I've ever had this problem with.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@bobafetthatesu: You run out of time or get knocked out of the race? That's too bad.

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suicidesn0wman

@girlusocrazy: Out of all those games you mentioned, DriveClub is several pegs below the worst of them. I'd toss the Toca games and Project CARS in there as better racers than DC. Right now I'm patiently waiting for the console version of Assetto Corsa.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@suicidesn0wman: Naturally, the others have had many iterations, and you can compare the best of those franchises to this new IP.

I'm just saying having enjoyed those franchises I have fun with Driveclub. It's fun, and has unique courses worth experiencing.

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suicidesn0wman

@girlusocrazy: You can take the worst of those franchises and they're still better than DC, except maybe NFS, there have been a couple really bad NFS games.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@suicidesn0wman: You can, but why would you? That's like saying you can take the worst of Super Mario and it's still better than Rayman. Who cares? Both are fun.

You're looking at it in a "Glass is half empty" type of way, I guess you're determined to dislike it?

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namitokiwa

I LOVE THIS UPDATE!!! Need to redownloading again <3

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G-Corleone

Ps plus version compatible?

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GirlUSoCrazy

@G-Corleone: I doubt it, they discontinued the Plus version, which seems pretty feature complete for what it is.

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sampson3121

@girlusocrazy: I believe it is compatible, they only stopped the purchase of the free version, but if you own it already you should be able to play.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@sampson3121: Good point, forgot they have to keep it synced with real Driveclub for online (I just play offline)