Back in February, Atari's Community Team Lead GMDestra announced
that due to the games troubled launch, the Test Drive Unlimited 2
community would be getting some free DLC on their behalf as an apology.
The publisher was repeatedly asked about the DLC due to the prolonged nature of its arrival. Today they have announced a solid launch date for the DLC, and a recap on the features in the upcoming "Exploration Pack" for the game.
FREE DLC: Exploration Pack
o 20 new missions including 2 all-new mission types: Extreme Convoy and Timed Convoy.
o 20 new wrecks to find which give you access to 2 new exclusive cars:
o Lancia Stratos version Rallye
o Dodge Charger 1969
o 3 additional Discovery levels.
o 2 new Multiplayer Races for the Stratos
DLC: Help channel added to TDU media.
Motorcycle dealer, Auction hall, and new clothing shops are “under construction” – users can visit location, but they are not yet open for business.
o Players are now able to sell reward cars they have earned in dealerships.
o Roads are now marked as “explored” for areas visited when riding as a passenger
o Rewards increased for multiplayer challenges.
o Car class restriction added to multiplayer ranked challenges.
o Player name display updated in free ride for improved clarity.
o Instant challenge routes will adjust based on players vehicle types (i.e. dirt roads vs asphalt)
o Adjusted impact sound after certain jumps
o Casino roulette exploits removed
o Casino Level 10 cut scene updated
o Club Challenges updated to allow players to race with the club cars.
o Fixed a map bug that would display online players swimming far into the Mediterranean.
Hopefully, the fact the DLC is free will appease fans, despite the incredibly long wait they've had to endure.
The "Exploration Pack" is due to hit Xbox Live at 9am GMT on August 16th, assuming "no unforseen issues" interfere.