Riders Republic is getting a Season 5 update, bringing a multitude of changes to the extreme sports game, as revealed by its patch notes.
In fact, the update’s being applied at the time of writing but, by the time you read this, the servers should have been updated. So you’ll be able to hop back on and show off your extreme sports skills to anyone who will watch without rolling their eyes. And, going by the patch notes, it may be worth diving back into Riders Republic, especially if you haven’t played it in a while.
We had a whale of a time when we reviewed it, calling it “..pure entertainment at its finest; a game that’s all about having fun, living in the moment, and not taking life seriously,” and Ubisoft has added more content and events since then. So what, then does Season 5 bring? Instead of wave after wave of content, this new season delivers many less dramatic but still significant changes.
The biggest change is that are “new seasonal elements”. In other words, prepare for things to get a little frosty. Unfortunately, there’s no word on whether you’ll be able to don a Santa costume, but we can hope. Also, weekly challenges are now completely free.
As for the other changes? You can read the full patch notes here, but here are some of the highlights:
- Subrosa is now an in-game BMX sponsor.
- You can tweak the Giant Screen volume.
- Sequoia/Giant Forest’s floating rocks are gone, which actually seems a bit disappointing.
- Exiting the Zen Mode will no longer crash the game.
- The leaderboards are a little fairer than they were.
Riders Republic itself isn’t free, but if you’re an Xbox Live Gold subscriber it’s just under £20 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S right now. You can also pick it up on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Amazon Luna and PC.