Over the course of the last five years, Racing Rivals has grown into one of the most hardcore racing games in the world. This loyal community has spent countless hours competing in millions of races in “winner take all” fashion – all in the name of Turf Wars and pink slips.

However, all good things must come to an end… After spending time evaluating Rivals and its future – we’ve decided that it’s time to move on. Simply put, the revenue generated from Racing Rivals unfortunately no longer covers the cost of operations. This was not an easy decision to make.

On March 31st, 2019 – Rivals will be racing off into the sunset, and will be permanently shut down. Current players have until this date to utilize any accumulated virtual currency. We’ll be offering some massive reductions in the cost of crates, installs and repairs in addition to a reduction on timers as you race your way into the history books. Effective immediately, no new in-app purchases will be permitted.

In closing, a resounding and sincere THANK YOU to our extremely driven fans for your loyalty and dedication over the years – we hope you’ve enjoyed playing Racing Rivals as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.

Samsung Galaxy S4 crash work-around/temporary fix

LongusMagnusLongusMagnus Junior MemberRegistered Users 405 Posts

This is in reference to the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone (not sure if it works on other phones).

So like everyone else, after updating to KitKat 4.4.4 the game would freeze on the race launch screen (intro video still works) or just plain crashes (no error code pop-ups) back out to the OS.

Temporary fix: during campaign mode, the first race will be ok (no freeze/crash), before you start second race - play the driver's challenge but foul right away (you don't want to beat it as you need the driver's challenge for this fix). Then go back to the campaign race. You'll need to do this on each race until you finish the level. If you forget to run the challenge it will throw the process out of wack and you'll get the freeze/crash. You'll need to either run the campaign race (without running the daily challenge) or running the daily challenge again and then run the campaign race until you get a good race (then before the next race, do the challenge first).

This will work for the multiplayer mode as well (just remember to run the challenge) I've been able to replicate this on two S4 phones after the update (not great but usable). Let me know if it works for you guys.


  • GRID DRIVER 378GRID DRIVER 378 Junior Member Registered Users 71 Posts
    Its complicated. Can you explain step by step please?
  • LongusMagnusLongusMagnus Junior Member Registered Users 405 Posts
    basically, if you go into race mode - either campaign or multi-player, and the game freeze or crash, run the game again, but before you race - do the driver's challenge (launch before the green light to foul) then go back to campaign/multi-player race and it won't crash. Do this same thing again (driver challenge, foul, campaign/multi-player race) each time you race. It's a pain, but at least it will let you play until update 3 hopefully.
  • GRID DRIVER 378GRID DRIVER 378 Junior Member Registered Users 71 Posts
    Driver challenge? You mean daily challenge?
  • LongusMagnusLongusMagnus Junior Member Registered Users 405 Posts
    yes it's the daily challenge - game has it labeled Driver's Challenge

    did it work for you?
  • GRID DRIVER 378GRID DRIVER 378 Junior Member Registered Users 71 Posts
    It doesnt work for me, but i have sony xperia z not samsung galaxy. I tried many times but it doesnt work. Thank you anyway :)
  • pirate apex 290pirate apex 290 Junior Member Registered Users 268 Posts
    Wow...it works. Do a daily race, jump the green light (foul) and loose. Then go straight to multiplayer and you can race. I only did 1 race so I dont know if will continue to work. Only thing is that of the 10-12 cars that were in the multiplayer lobby that I was in, I could only see maybe 5 of their cars, so you really dont know what car you are racing until you challenge or get challenged.

    Good find LongusMagnus!!!! Now if only some of the brains behind this game could actually fix the issue.....
  • accoraccor Junior Member Registered Users 116 Posts
    I have SG4 it doesn't work on my end.
    This is BS really mad loosing alot playing time and TURFS
  • accoraccor Junior Member Registered Users 116 Posts
    Good work bro.
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