Evolution Studios has released a 1.4GB update for PlayStation 4-exclusive racer Driveclub that adds dynamic weather.

The new game update 1.08, available to download now, also adds two new tracks and a raft of improvements.

The headline new feature is the addition of weather for offline play and online play - the latter to be enabled when the multiplayer events are updated a little later this weekend. The two new tracks are Atlanterhavsvegen in Norway and Sinclair Pass in Canada.

Reports indicate online challenges went back online a few days ago, too (thanks, enfilade!).

Here are the patch notes, courtesy of the DriveClub Facebook page:

New Features:

  • Adds weather to the game, for online and offline play.
  • Adds two new tracks, both including reverse variants: Atlanterhavsvegen in Norway and Sinclair Pass in Canada.

Improvements:

  • Adds the option to configure Throttle/Brake controls onto Up/Down on Right Stick.
  • Adds the ability to access Club Cars when offline.
  • Adds the ability to access Club Paint Jobs when offline.
  • Adds track maps and stats to each track card in Single Event.
  • Adds player statistics to various panels within Single Event and Challenges.
  • Includes more minor bug fixes, performance improvements and usability tweaks.

Meanwhile, Evo revealed new add-ons due out later in December:

  • Adds support for the Mazzanti Evantra, coming to PlayStation Store as a free download later in December.
  • Adds support for the Redline Expansion Pack, coming to PlayStation Store as a premium download later in December. This Expansion Pack includes the Redline Car Pack and Redline Tour Pack.
  • The Redline Car Pack includes 5 new cars: Mercedes SLS AMG E-Drive, McLaren F1 LM, Renault Alpine A110-50, Ferrari 458 Speciale, and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
  • The Redline Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Adds support for the Elements Tour Pack, coming to PlayStation Store as a premium download later in December.
  • The Elements Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.

DriveClub endured a torrid launch that forced Sony to indefinitely postpone the DriveClub PS Plus Edition.

The PS Plus Edition, free to those who subscribe to the service, had been expected to launch alongside the full game in October. But Driveclub ran into issues that prevented many players from going online, and Sony held the PS Plus Edition back as it struggled to cope.

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