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Blackridge Royale Update

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Hey Racers! 

Neon Future was a time and a half, but it’s time for something new...

Hello Blackridge Royale! Be the last driver standing in a survival-of-the-fastest elimination tournament! We have two new red hot Ferraris blazing in - the 488 Pista and F355 Berlinetta! This update we are also introducing two brand-new airport-focused  in Underground Rivals events - Jetstream and Red Eye!

New Cars

2018 Ferrari 488 Pista
Car Class: Super

PR Level Max
6-Star = 945
7-Star = 987
8-Star = 1030

Top Stats
Speed: 8,599
Acceleration: 11,114
Nitro: 10,842

Earnable in: Blackridge Royale 7 day event
Starting Window: July 16 17:00 PDT – July 23 17:00 PDT

1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
Car Class: Classic Sports

PR Level Max
4-Star = 722
5-Star = 787
6-Star = 819

Top Stats
Speed: 7,448
Acceleration: 7,104
Nitro: 7,276

Earnable in: Proving Grounds 7 day event
Starting Window: July 16 17:00 PDT – July 30 17:00 PDT

Special Event Reruns

Special Event Reruns 1:
Starting July 23 17:00 PDT, returning Special Events in order of eligibility:

  • NEW Terminal Velocity - Renault Sport R.S. 01
  • Fastlane: Ford Shelby GT500
  • Blackridge Spirit Festival - Lamborghini Centenario
  • Nighthunt - Lamborghini Aventador SV
  • Lamborghini Accademia - Lamborghini Huracan
  • Proving Grounds: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
  • Fastlane: Ford GT (2006)
  • Fastlane: Nissan 370Z
  • Devil's Run - Lamborghini Diablo SV
  • Underworld - McLaren P1

Special Event Reruns 2:
Starting July 31 17:00 PDT, returning Special Events in order of eligibility:

  • NEW Proving Grounds: Koenigsegg Agera RS
  • Fastlane: Hot Wheels Gazella
  • Fastlane: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
  • Speedhunters - Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR34
  • Hot Wheels - Hot Wheels Time Attaxi
  • Underworld: Downfall - Koenigsegg Regera
  • Proving Grounds: McLaren F1 LM
  • Daybreak - Pagani Huayra BC
  • Devil's Run: Alpine Storm - Porsche 918 Spyder
  • Devil's Run: Wolf Country - Honda NSX

Car Series

Mediterraneo
Eligible Cars: Renault Sport R.S. 01, Ferrari 488 Pista

Features

Blackridge Royale Event

  • Event begins Tuesday, 9 July 17:00 PDT
  • The crews of Blackridge are racing to determine who gets control over the Airport Ivy recruits the player to take it for the Flaming Skulls
  • A new character is introduced into the Flaming Skulls - Kat
  • The event follows a similar structure to Devil’s Run, but the maximum number of racers remaining also drops as others get eliminated

New Underground Rivals Rounds

  • Two new airport-themed Underground Rivals events are joining the fray – Jetstream and  Red Eye
  • These new rounds are “injected”, and are not replacing any current events, bringing the UGR event count up to 14
  • Jetstream and Red Eye function identically to each other round, contributing to total Underground Score and with new License plates up for grabs

Changes and Improvements

  • Officer Rivera has been promoted, with her very own signature Crown Vic - first appearing in Blackridge Royale
  • Terminal Velocity will be running as a Flashback for players who were unable to complete the original event due to technical issues
  • Legacy Blackridge Rivals wraps have been moved into their own Wrap Group under the Exclusive tab in the Modshop
  • Multiple BMW and Mercedes car names/makes have been changed to be more consistent and accurate
  • Added more airborne-appropriate tracks in chapter 2 of the campaign for you jump farmers
  • Dialogue in the intro race has been tweaked
  • Devil's Run (and other similar events) now show the total number of racers on the chapter screen
  • Players are now prompted to choose a name upon entering Underground Rivals for the first time instead of the Campaign
  • The Honda Civic Type R has been changed to Rare quality, and the Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (Neon Future) has been changed to Legendary quality. This has no impact on drop rate or earn frequency

Fixes

  • The Nissan Fairlady 240ZG's tail lights have been fixed and now turn on at night
  • The Nissan Fairlady 240ZG's brake lights have been attached and now turn on when drifting
  • Both Nissan Fairladies are no longer self-driving cars, and now instead contain a racer to manually operate them
  • Fixed Blackridge Rumble's popup screen having two logos
  • Fixed some Nissan 180SX and Volkswagen Golf GTI body kits not containing license plate nodes
  • Some unintended holes in the Porsche 918 Spyder have been plugged
  • Fixed the Honda NSX’s fuel cap texture being incorrectly aligned when wraps are applied to the car
  • Fixed the Renault Sport R.S. 01’s wheels not blurring correctly when in motionn

Underground Rivals Schedule:

Rain Check
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
Driver: Volkswagen Golf GTI, Nissan 180SX Type X, Ford Mustang (Hoonicorn)
Speedster: Ford Model 18, Ford Fiesta ST (Ken Block), Mazda MX-5 (Speedhunters)
Breakneck: Jaguar XE SV Project 8, Koenigsegg CCX, Koenigsegg Agera RS

Blackridge Outskirts
Start Date: Monday, 22 July 2019
Driver: Subaru BRZ, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Dodge Challenger SRT8 (Snoop)
Speedster: Porsche 911 (991) Carrera, Hot Wheels Gazella GT, McLaren F1 LM
Breakneck: Nissan GT-R R35, McLaren 600LT, 

Sandstorm Showdown
Start Date: Monday, 29 July 2019
Driver: BMW M3 Coupé (1999), Dodge Charger R/T, Porsche GT3 RS
Speedster: Ford Mustang GT, BMW M5, 
Breakneck: BMW M4 F82 (Razor), Honda NSX, Koenigsegg One:1

Mountain Madness
Start Date: Monday, 5 August 2019
Driver: Toyota 86, Nissan 370Z, 
Speedster: Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Ford Shelby GT500, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Breakneck: Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Centenario

Riptide
Start Date: Monday, 12 August 2019
Driver: Volkswagen Golf GTI, Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR34,
Speedster: Hot Wheels Time Attaxi, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7), BMW M5
Breakneck: Pagani Huayra, McLaren 720S, Hennessey Venom GT

Upcoming promotions and Events:

Double Rep
July 15 00:00 UTC - July 17 00:00 UTC
August 5 00:00 UTC - August 7 00:00 UTC

Tuner Trials All-Access Pass
July 22 00:00 UTC - July 23 00:00 UTC
August 12 00:00 UTC - August 13 00:00 UTC

Replay Races
MAZDA MX-5 (Speedhunters) | July 17 00:00 UTC - July 18 00:00 UTC
FORD Mustang Hoonicorn | July 18 00:00 UTC - July 19 00:00 UT
McLAREN 600LT | July 22 00:00 UTC - July 24 00:00 UTC
McLAREN F1 LM | July 24 00:00 UTC - July 25 00:00 UTC
DODGE Challenger SRT8 (Snoop) | July 25 00:00 UTC - July 26 00:00 UTC
KOENIGSEGG One:1 | July 29 00:00 UTC - July 31 00:00 UTC
BMW M5 | July 31 00:00 UTC - August 1 00:00 UTC
PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS (991) | August 1 00:00 UTC - August 2 00:00 UTC
LAMBORGHINI Centenario | August 5 00:00 UTC - August 7 00:00 UTC
ALFA ROMEO Giulia Quadrifoglio | August 7 00:00 UTC - August 8 00:00 UTC
NISSAN 370Z | August 8 00:00 UTC - August 9 00:00 UTC
LAMBORGHINI Aventador SV | August 12 00:00 UTC - August 14 00:00 UTC
LAMBORGHINI Diablo SV | August 14 00:00 UTC - August 15 00:00 UTC

The Blackridge Royale update will be available to download at:

  • UTC - Tuesday, 9 July 23:00
  • AEST - Wednesday, 10 July 10:00
  • PDT - Tuesday, 9 July 16:00

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