Test Drive Unlimited 2 Free DLC Detailed

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
In February, Atari confirmed that they would be not be charging for the first piece of http://www.trueachievements.com/game.aspx?gameid=3494 premium DLC as a way of thanking the fans for their patience during the buggy launch of the game. The long-awaited patch for the game arrived in March, but things went quiet regarding the free DLC. Now, Atari has announced the details for the free "Exploration Pack" DLC, along with a long list of further fixes that will be implemented into the game.

This is a list of the new content that will arrive with the DLC pack. Atari has not confirmed whether the pack will include achievements.

• 20 new events
• 2 new events types
• Extreme convoy: one mistake and the mission is over
• Timed convoy: it is a convoy mission…but with a timer!
• Each completed event gives access to a new wreck
• 20 new wrecks give 2 new cars (10 wrecks = 1 car):
• Lancia Stratos version Rallye
• Dodge charger 1969
• 3 new discovery levels
• 1 new set of clothes (explorer) Male/Female
• 2 new MP Races (Specifically for the Lancia Stratos version Rallye)
• TV Media: Help Channel (to explain new features and content)
The following are the gameplay improvements:

• Players can sell their cars in the used car dealer (including cars won in duels)
• Effect of collisions with rocks and trees is now less severe
• Instant challenges have been tweaked to exclude very short or very long races
• Cruising as a passenger now unlocks roads
• Lower car-road impact sounds
• New restrictions on MP races (to stop the prevalence of top end cars in all races)
• Session lost messages are now more descriptive
• Koenigsegg CCXR performance tweaked to be competitive with Bugatti Veyrons
• Y axis inversion option added
• Additional race restrictions added to avoid Bugattis having complete dominance
• Lobby: Club cars are now allowed in multiplayer and solo modes
• We scrutinize savegames for specific hacks and take measures when they are detected
• Nat info text displayed on the Start screen if a potential network configuration problem is detected
• Lobby: « With/Without collisions » info added
• Lobby: « Inner club » & « club vs club » info icons added
• Players can now cancel on the search games loading screen
• It is now impossible to join a ranked match once it has started
• Rich presence is now more descriptive, based upon what players are doing in the game
Finally, we have the list of bug fixes:

• Cars can be launched into the air by glitches in the road
• Cars can end up in the sky if the player goes to the map while their car is falling
• Possible to get through walls/scenery by going in and out of map mode
• Unable to enter sessions with a co-driver
• Cars sometimes turn invisible
• Unable to start a multiplayer race with the Caterham Superlight R500
• Unable to play club races with club cars
• The Final Cup can be repeated to earn the grand prize an unlimited number of times
• Missing car door interior when switching to some low-res models
• Stickers not appearing when in a friend’s garage
• Invisible avatars immediately after a club upgrade
• Hawaii - collision problem on the “Hydro House”
• Collisions problems in many sectors
• Infinite loading in sticker shop when no more storage space is available
• Crash when loading a photo in MyTDUHouse
• Crash at the end of chase mode online
• Crash at end of a duel
• Crashes in chase mode & freeride
• Crash when exiting a championship challenge
• Other random crashes
• Sticker shop: Matt paint available twice, replacing metallic as an option
• Mylife Info : Incorrect number for clothes (collector box) & road unlocked (cruising box)
• Pause menu: MyLife and Player info incorrect for levels higher than 60
• Gameplay icons not removed when you press start on the results screen
• Wrecks: Instant Challenge invites still active when opening wrecks popup
• Map : Players sometimes displayed at the top-west corner of the map, in the sea
• News: Not possible to delete news items
• Club member list not updated when the president fires someone (members not notified)
• Disappearing GPS road sections on Hawaii
• Logitech on-wheel LED not accurately representing RPM and engine danger zone
• Unable to sell pre order and DLC cars in game
• Problems caused by changing devices
• Players can get kicked out of sessions for no reason
• Crash when selecting a challenge icon very quickly on the map
• Casino: Rankings not appearing correctly
• Casino: Roulette exploit
• Casino: Crash on slot machines when another player wins a jackpot and leaves the room
• Casino: Crash at level 10 cut-scene
• Casino: Crash when you use back on track at the entrance to the Casino in Hawaii
• Casino: Changing profile when you win a car makes it impossible to win or purchase cars
The DLC is complete and is due to be released "very soon".
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.