First patch released for WRC 5 on consoles - Team VVV

News First patch released for WRC 5 on consoles

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Martin Bigg

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Game: WRC 5

Platform: PC, PS4, XBox One

Publisher: Bigben Interactive

Release Date: 13/10/2015

Some six weeks after release, WRC 5 has received its long-awaited first patch update for PS4 and Xbox One. In comparison, the PC version has had eight patches since release.

Among its fixes and improvements, WRC 5's 1.01 update adds additional wheel support for PS4 and Xbox One players using Logitech and Fanatec wheels, alterations to time penalties and improved force feedback management. 

Here's a list of all the changes introduced in the WRC 5 v1.01 update for consoles:

 COMMON TO ALL PLATFORMS

Inputs:

  • D-Pad can be used for steering.
  • Add option to configure steering wheel rotation angle.
  • Wheel max angle set in real time when modifying value in menus.
  • Fix UI actions not being bound on steering wheels.

Gameplay corrections:

  • Penalty system changed: Penalty is no more a 30s malus on the first mistake but is now a smaller cumulative time malus.
  • SS2 Monte Carlo time corrected: this stage is now easier to win.
  • Force feedback bug fix when going in reverse.
  • Disable codriver shock voice event.
  • Pad vibrations are stronger and redesigned
  • Respawn system correction: to avoid exploits, « back on track » system now teleports on the last road section left and not the closest.
  • Sound enhancements: more drifts / public / surfaces feedbacks.

Fixes:

  • Crash fix with non-ASCII characters in nickname / multiplayer name.
  • Fix Chardonnet helmet.
  • End replay bug fix: rankings do not change anymore when replay is finished.
  • Vehicle and Copilot sounds bug fix after a replay.

PC SPECIFIC

  • Crash fix (keyboard/game pad conflict).

PS4 SPECIFIC

  • Fix Thrustmaster steering wheel Force FeedBack (FFB) management.
  • Add Fanatec steering wheel support.
  • Add Logitech G29 support.

XBOX ONE SPECIFIC

  • Microsoft FFB API integrated, should work on every wheels Xbox One compatible.

Several users have since reported that the Logitech G29 still doesn't work on PS4 after installing the patch. Kylotonn has responded with the following suggestion: 

– Turn off your pad

– Restart your PS4

– Login in with your G29

– Start the game

When the game says "press option" and it is not working with you G29

– Turn on your pad

– Press option ON YOUR G29

In my experience so far with the update, the frame rate has improved but still fluctuates on some stages. Force feedback with the Thrustmaster T300 is also now more prominant, but I've been struggling to find a sweet spot when fiddling with the force feedback level – on one setting I found the steering to be too light with minimal force feedback, but cranking it up to the next setting resulted in the car being too heavy. 

Let us know how you're getting on with the WRC 5 patch update in the comments below. You can look forward to our final WRC 5 review shortly. 

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