Fans of NASCAR Heat 5 have a pretty hefty new update to download today that brings a number of tasty treats and a pile of fixes for good measure.
One of the most exciting new additions is the number 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hellmann’s livery car to the Xfinity Series lineup. The 2021 Hall of Famer made his one and only appearance behind the wheel at last month’s Homestead Miami round and fans can now drive his distinctive looking yellow ride in NASCAR Heat 5.
Championship mode is also getting some tweaking with this update with the revised 2020 NASCAR schedule being added, alongside some new challenges to take on and finally, the Team Penske esports drivers.
On the subject of fixes, there are a lot covering career mode issues, art, fonts and more. Check out the full patch notes for the complete rundown. On Xbox the patch comes in at 3.78 GB so grab a beverage while it downloads and get ready to start those engines.
Not hugely different to the previous game but a solid package for fans
Much of NASCAR Heat 5 could probably have been applied to last year’s game as a DLC, but the new testing mode and beginner-friendly race setup tool in particular are nice additions. This is still the complete package for NASCAR fans.