December 15, 2021

Winter Bash

Hey Riders!

We have some important news for you as Winter Bash is about to go live! This will be available from 2:00pm UTC / 9:00am EST / 6:00am PST on Tuesday 14th December 2021. There will be a short downtime of approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (But if there are any delays we’ll keep you updated).

First off, we have some patch notes from TU5:

NEW FEATURES

  • Sport page added to the shop.
  • New emotes added.
  • New sport Jumbo Bike added.
  • New events related to the Jumbo Bike added.
  • New rewards added to sports.
  • Season Progression added to complete the seasonal activities.
  • The Tricks List is added in a sub menu.
  • New features/modifiers added to the Mass Races.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved video quality for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
  • Improved text for multiplayer competition.
  • Game version is displayed on the start menu.
  • Co-Op visual link has been updated.
  • Season page has been updated to the Winter Bash Season.
  • Adjustments to Mass Race bike collisions.
  • Specific news is displayed after a mass grant.
  • Improved visual quality of water and rivers.

There are some known issues which we are aware of and still looking to fix ASAP which can be found here.

Additionally, The Green Smoke Helmet will be available with this update!

Having heard your feedback, we’ve made some changes to Tricks battles and Free For All game modes.

Additionally, The Green Smoke Helmet will be available with this update!

Having heard your feedback, we’ve made some changes to Tricks battles and Free For All game modes.

  • Multiplayer divisions will be reduced from 10 to 5.
  • As a result, we will be doing a global reset on all players division points to 0 for the start of the Winter Bash (Therefore, all players will start at Division 5).
  • We have reduced the number of Free For All playlists to 1 weekly list.

We felt this was the best cause of action as it will provide the following for players

  • Skill based matchmaking will be re-activated so players will face off with others of similar skill level.
  • The reduced number of divisions should also speed up matchmaking allowing players to find matches quicker.
  • We also removed the pop up to expand your match making search to other divisions and will now automatically expand the search after a short time within your current division.
  • The single weekly Free For All list will focus the Free For All community in one place which should improve matchmaking time for this as well.

There are still a lot of things we are investigating, and as we come into the holiday period we may not communicate as frequently, but we do continue to hear your feedback and appreciate everything you provide. You can find our previous community update here.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date, and also you can join the official Riders Republic Discord Server to join the community. Share your favourite pics using #RRPhotoMode, your coolest clips with #RRClips or even your biggest crashes and you may be featured on #RRFailFriday.

Happy Holidays! And we’ll see you on The Ridge!

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