Driveclub Hardcore Mode Out Now

We actually get a lot of requests to cover Driveclub.  While the game kind of fell off our radar post release, a new update this week has us – and apparently you guys – intrigued.

The February 2016 update for Driveclub contains a lot of the usual bullet points, such as a new track, Scotland – Old Town, and new/refreshed features.  But what we’re interested in is something called, ‘Hardcore mode’.

Hardcore mode turns the traction control, stability control & other assists off.  Sounds more ‘normal’ to me than ‘hardcore’?  #shotsfired

Maybe we’ll have to give this a spin in some cars that are assists dependent, like the Ferrari FXX K below.

In addition to the 1.26 update, the “No Limits” Expansion Pack will be out on February 23rd, featuring 6 Tour events, 5 PSN Trophies & 2 Cars: Honda Civic Type-R & Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 V-Spec II.  It’ll cost £2.99 | $3.49 | €3.59.


» The newest track “Scotland – Old Town” is here, offering 6 track variants to play across all DRIVECLUB & DRIVECLUB BIKES game modes.
» A new “Hardcore Handling” option is now available, turning off traction control, stability control & other assists. Enable this in Gameplay Settings for a more realistic driving experience.
» Multiplayer Private lobbies have a new ‘Photo mode’ setting to help you choreograph photos and videos with friends. This disables ghosting, wrong way timers and automated reset to track scenarios.
» Photo mode screen filters can now be enabled outside of photo mode, while you race.
» Photo mode now offers extended Zoom and Exposure settings, plus all settings persist between photo captures during an event.
» Replays have a new option to toggle player tags on and off at any time during the replay when you use the L1 Button. » The Dynamic Precipitation option has been improved to reduce the likelihood of persistent rain.
» 10 new Elite Levels have been added (new cap is 35).
» 10 new Driver Levels have been added (new cap is 95) with new livery rewards to unlock along the way.
» 25 new Club Levels have been added (new cap is 85) with new livery rewards to unlock along the way.
» The loading screen for DRIVECLUB and DRIVECLUB BIKES now show off 2 awesome new #PS4share community photos.
» Fixed the ‘Weekend Warrior’ Trophy for DRIVECLUB BIKES. Ranking up the KTM 1290 Super Duke R to Bike Level 15 is now no longer a requirement.
» Includes general improvements for game performance, stability and usability.


» “No Limits” Expansion Pack featuring 6 events, 5 Trophies and 2 new cars: Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 V-Spec II & Honda Civic Type-R. » “Suzuki” Expansion Pack featuring 6 events, 5 Trophies and 2 new Bikes: Suzuki GSX-R1000 & Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS.


The update will be available from Feb 11th. Update size is 0.9GB bringing the total size of all updates combined so far to 13GB.