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Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled adds the Neon Circus Grand Prix this Friday

Explore the new Koala Carnival track and test your skills in the new Ring Rally game mode

PlayStation Bandicoots, it’s time to gas up and hit the track in the latest Grand Prix season* for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled — the Neon Circus Grand Prix! This Grand Prix starts at 3pm GMT this Friday, 8th November**.

As always, the Neon Carnival Grand Prix comes at no additional cost to anyone who’s purchased Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and downloads the update.

First and foremost, you’ll want to experience Koala Carnival, the new track that comes along with this Grand Prix. Before you get out there, we’ve got some track-mastering tips and all the details on the new content.

Back to the track

It’s a circus or “carnival” of fun on the new track, Koala Carnival! A new character, Koala Kong – the headliner of this season’s Nitro Gauge reward set – is the master of ceremonies on this course that is as colourful as it is death-defying. Race around this track fit for a circus hand while dodging cannon bursts, avoiding fire blasts from the ground, and be the first to cross the finish line. Also, don’t forget to put on a spectacle… this is the circus after all.

On Koala Carnival, you can get in the race with three new karts that are available in the Neon Circus Grand Prix: The Nitro Bumper Kart, the Pressurizer, and the Daredevil.

If you’d like to channel some carnival, pick up the Nitro Bumper Kart in the Pit Stop. Or earn the Daredevil and Pressurizer – a Crash Tag Team Racing throwback – through the Nitro Gauge.

Circus tricks and tips

Want to be a master of the Koala Carnival? Try out these three tips to see if you can outrace the competition:

  1. Track knowledge: With any track, knowing the curves, bends, and details makes it that much easier to navigate. Make your first few races on Koala Carnival a “Crash” course in the track, so you can work your way to being on top of the big top.
  2. Power-Ups: Collecting power-ups during the race can be the difference in getting an edge on the competition. Consider always grabbing a power-up — you never know it may just what you need.
  3. Practice: Like all things, mastery takes time. Practice the track and try out different karts, driving styles, and routes to find what works best for you.

Rally up and get rings

A new game mode that puts your skills and endurance to the test – Ring Rally has arrived with the Neon Circus Grand Prix as a new game mode. The time continually counts down from the moment you take off, making this a race to survive the longest and earn a high score. Time is added onto the clock for each ring you collect, and rings give you a boost to help you get down the track even quicker.

Earn points in this mode by collecting rings and by finishing a lap with the time remaining on the clock to set a new record. In each successive lap the rings – laid out on the track’s optimal route – get smaller, making it even harder to collect and keep on driving. Endure on the track as long as you can and once you clock in a time face the ultimate challenge: can you beat your own record?

If you’re looking for some tips to master Ring Rally, we’ve got you covered:

  1. Boost Power: The more you boost, the faster you go. Collect the rings to get boosts and help maintain top speed.
  2. Get Those Rings: The goal if Ring Rally is to finish each lap and gain a high score. Rings add seconds on to your timer and give you more points making them twice as important.
  3. Navigate: Some shortcuts contain rings, others don’t. Choose your path wisely to master the best route on the track and take that knowledge into other game modes.
  4. Style Points: Sometimes you might need to change up your driving style to clock in the best time. Don’t be afraid to switch things up and experiment to find what works best.
  5. Keep On Going: Each lap, the rings get smaller and smaller, upping the challenge to collect them. Consider changing your strategy and speed as you progress to keep hitting those rings.

Hit the Big Top

Koala Carnival and the Ring Rally aren’t the only pieces of new content in the Neon Circus Grand Prix. There’s a new set of rewards in the Nitro Gauge, a host of Challenges to earn Nitro Points and a new set of customisation items in the Pit Stop — most importantly, new fan-favourite racers make their way to the scene with Pasadena O’Possum, Ebenezer Von Clutch and Koala Kong, himself!

Plus, you have a chance to earn this season’s Signature Decal and Champion Kart (if you don’t already own it) if you make it to the top 5% of the Neon Circus Grand Prix Champion or Nitro Leaderboards. Experience the joy and the fun of the Neon Circus Grand Prix in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

Good Luck, Bandicoots!

*Internet required for Grand Prix, Wumpa Coins, Nitro Points, online multiplayer (gaming subscription service sold separately), access to the Pit Stop and other features.


**Grand Prix content and timing subject to change.

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Thanks so much for the continued support that you guys are giving this wonderful game, and for keeping the lovely dates free of charge. It really is appreciated 😄👍 🎮

Carnivius_Prime 06 November, 2019 @ 18:41
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Awesome. Probably my most played game this year. Love all the free content too we’ve had since the Grand Prix mode was added. New tracks, characters, karts. :)

thanks for the continueous support of the game, can’t wait for tomorrow Friday. Please put Rilla Roo next months

Is all that post-launch DLC available for only a limited time?

Carnivius_Prime 09 November, 2019 @ 14:50
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not sure but i used a few coins to buy the Spyro month (September) items this morning that i hadn’t managed to unlock during the actual month they were in the Grand Prix. I didn’t even know that was an option. :P

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The tracks and game modes are available to anyone at any time.

The drivers, karts and other cosmetics are available to earn/purchase with in-game currency during the event period (about a month), and then get added sometime later (a couple of months later, I think) to the in-game rotating shop

So if you join in later, you can get everything sometime down the line. I think the only exceptions might be the Champion cart’s decals that are earned by finishing in the top 5% of players during each timed event. I’m not sure any of those have returned as of yet, and I haven’t heard about any plans for them to return either, but I could be wrong.

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