Grid 2 developer Codemasters will release a community patch for the game soon that supports modding for the PC version of the game. Codemasters says it’s the company’s first step into mod support, so they expect it to be a learning process.
Currently, some of Grid 2’s files are protected against modding, something done to stop cheating, especially online. If files are modified, you cannot save your game, which makes playing with modded files pretty pointless.
With the upcoming patch, some modification of files will be allowed, and you will be able to save games too. Modded gameplay will be limited to offline play though. Codemasters says ‘online play, leaderboards, achievements and RaceNet functionality will all be disabled to protect the integrity of the main game.’
Modding will only be supported in the PC version of Grid 2, but all versions will get the patch that also includes lots of tweaks to improve the balance of the game.
The full community patch changes are below.
- Increased rewards in Custom Playlist
- A new playlist titled ‘Hardcore’
- Level cap raise to 99
- Fastest lap times have been included for online play
- A host of liveries previously restricted to single player will now be available in multiplayer
- The maximum number of laps allowed in a race has been increased from 5 to 10
- Veto weighting has been changed and now only requires 51% of the vote
- Country flags have been included next a player’s name plate online
- Reward for racing cleanly has been increased
- A vote to kick option has been included
- You can now skip the level up graphic
- Modding Support v1.0 [PC Only]
- Various bug fixes and background improvements
There is no confirmed release date for the patch, but we can expect more news this week.