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.

Racing Rivals 6.0

[RR] Ryyst[RR] Ryyst AdministratorRegistered Users, Moderators 3,814 Posts
Greetings Racers!

So as you may know, Rivals 6.0 is out and looking at the social pages and forums, there are those of you that are experiencing issues.

The main issues we are hearing about are…

• Lag (Latency) – We’re looking into it. First thing to be aware of is that once you’ve downloaded the update, it just downloads the game. Once you start playing, the game itself will start to download all the assets. Depending on traffic and bandwidth, that could slow your game down for a bit.

There are some concerns that the new Global Chat may also be causing that issue. We’re currently working on a “fix” for global chat which should rectify that.

Additionally, Our servers are also dealing with a higher amount of players downloading the game, so that may play a part as well.

If all you are experiencing is some delay and your graphics look fine, please allow some time to give your game and other players time to load and install the newest update.

• Graphics – What’s up with Rivals 6.0 graphics?
Our goal was to update the 3 year old Racing Rivals to be more on par with today’s mobile devices, which we’ve done. The graphics in Racing Rivals are of a higher fidelity than the graphics on previous versions. However, we also didn’t want to leave those of you with older devices in the lurch.

There are 1000s of different devices out there that run Racing Rivals, and it’s not that easy to cater to all of them. The abilities of each device vary in what they can support, but we tried our best to try to accommodate as many as possible.
We basically updated the graphics tools we use allowing us to bring you a better graphical experience, allowing us to use more fidelity, special effects and graphic scaling which allows us to increase or reduce the overall graphic experience.

If you are experiencing performance issues you may want to try and turn off some of these advanced settings by going to your account in game, then scroll down to Graphics Options. From there you can turn off the Advanced Shaders and/or Special Effects.

If you are experiencing blocky, pixelated, or cartoonish graphics then it could be a scaling issue. Currently, that setting is set by us based on what device you are using. Think of it as the graphics setting on many computer games where the game chooses an optimum setting based on your hardware. If we are unaware of what your device is capable of, we have set this to a lower setting to ensure better performance. Due to there being 1000s of devices, we are unable to have settings according to them all. If you are experiencing these issues, please send in a ticket via the “? “ in game and be sure to give us the details of what you may be experiencing along with name of the device you are using and what operating system it currently has and we’ll try and determine the capabilities of your device. Be sure to enter a ticket from the device you are experiencing issues with. In the future we plan on allowing players to choose their overall graphics setting, for now, we have to collect as much data about as many devices as we can.

• Paint and Wheels
We are currently looking into the reports of paints looking off such as fleck and matte paints. We are also looking into cars missing wraps and appearing white. We are also looking into issues with wheels.
IGN: The Real {RR} Ryyst
Soon to be Ex-Carbonated Community Manager


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