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GRID Legends

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2022

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'GRID Legends' Rolls Out New Endurance Racing Game Mode, Free In-Game Halloween Event

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2022 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT

GRID Legends is a high-stakes driving experience that combines thrilling motorsport action, incredible race variety and an immersive story that puts the player at the heart of the action.

Featuring the series’ renowned race handling, GRID Legends delivers exciting, unpredictable racing across traditional race tracks and city circuits. The game also boasts a race creator that will enable players to select mixed-class vehicles and battle across all circuits, including new city locations, London and Moscow.

The legendary GRID World Series returns and, this year, players are front and centre in a fly-on-the-wall documentary that captures every moment on and off the track. Drivers encounter fierce personalities, internal team politics and the infamous Ravenwest Motorsport, which hopes to take a sixth World Championship. Developed using innovative virtual production, which brings players closer to the action, the underdog tale features an eclectic cast, including award-winning British actor Ncuti Gatwa.

GRID Legends delivers drama across every inch of the track. Unique driver personality AI creates unpredictable racing as cars jostle for a place on the podium. Compete on over 130 routes, including real-life tracks such as Brands Hatch and Indianapolis, to iconic GRID city circuits like San Francisco, Paris, and more. Race and upgrade over 100 vehicles from classic touring cars to big rigs, single-seaters, to stadium trucks. With the inclusion of the race creator, players can take their favorite mixed-class rides onto the track and battle it out online.

GRID Legends will feature the biggest variety of game modes, including a deeper Career with over 250 events, an epic story mode entitled ‘Driven to Glory’, the return of Drift and Elimination, and the introduction of Electric Boost racing. Drivers of all levels can immediately jump behind the wheel of over 100 vehicles at launch, race around the world from classic tracks to iconic city locations, and connect with friends and rivals in seconds with cross-platform multiplayer thanks to the hop-in feature.

GRID Legends features more gameplay choices than any previous GRID title, including the return of community-requested Drift mode and fan favorite, Elimination which puts all the pressure on the back-markers, with drivers dropping out periodically until only one remains. The new Race Creator lets players host their dream multi-class match-ups, pitting different vehicle types together to create unique racing moments in every race. The experience can be personalized further by changing the weather conditions, time of day, or adding ramps and boost gates, so no race is ever the same.

Codemasters and Electronic Arts released Enduring Spirit*, a new multi-class endurance racing game mode for GRID Legends.

The story-based and cross-platform multiplayer DLC introduces a new game dynamic where drivers compete in a long distance race format putting their skills and endurance to the test. Featuring the iconic Fuji Speedway circuit, players can battle for glory by racing four new cars as they navigate this legendary location and its four new routes.

The new game mode invites players to race as ‘Driven to Glory’ story mode character and prodigy driver Lara Carvalho alongside racing daredevil Yume Tanaka at the inaugural Seneca ‘GRID of Legends’ tournament. The narrative will develop over eight themed story experiences and story events. Enduring the heat, finding balance and harmony are key for players to claim victory.

This mode turns up the excitement and allows players to race for longer and up to five classes at the same time. The four new vehicles joining the eclectic roster include high-powered monsters like the Bentley Speed 8, Bentley Continental GT3 and BMW V12 LMR, and the nimble and agile Autozam AZ-1 Mazdaspeed Kei. Three new sponsored Career Events and a host of icons, liveries and banners for in-game use will also be available in this pack.

“Endurance racing is one of the most challenging and unpredictable motosport formats, and it requires the driver to be at one with the car,” said Paul Lovell, Senior Games Designer at Codemasters. “We are excited to bring this to life in our new DLC, together with the legendary Fuji Speedway circuit. With high-speed straights and technical tight turns, we are confident players will enjoy competing with friends and claiming victory in the foothills of Mount Fuji.”

GRID Legends’ new Enduring Spirit pack is available for purchase today on all platforms. Deluxe Edition owners will get instant access to this content pack. Enduring Spirits’ online multiplayer interaction allows players to challenge their friends, who can play the pack’s content for free**, and show them what they are made of on the track. 

Ahead of the spookier season of the year, GRID Legends will also host a special Halloween event free for all players*** starting today up to November 6. Set in London, surrounded by green fog and immersed in an eerie atmosphere, players who carry out the proposed five lap race using the Cobra Cup vehicle class will be rewarded with five Halloween inspired vehicle patterns.

*Requires GRID Legends (sold separately) and all game updates.

**Access available to friend(s) during sessions where the Deluxe Edition owner plays. One user must own the DLC. Both players must be online simultaneously to play. 

***Requires GRID Legends (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

‘Driven to Glory’ is a gritty motorsport story that throws players in at the deep end as teams battle for the GRID World Series. Created using virtual production technology and featuring award-winning actor Ncuti Gatwa, Driven to Glory comes to life using real actors instead of motion-capture, blending movie sequences with racing challenges. After the story’s finale, progress carries into career progression, opening up a new series of events to complete.

GRID Legends boasts an improved multiplayer system that puts racing and connecting with friends at the heart of the experience. Not only does it support cross-platform gameplay, it updates players as to when their mates are online and allows them to start racing in three quick button presses. No more waiting for friend requests and lobbies; select a race, and the action begins almost simultaneously.

GRID Legends is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4 and PC.

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