NASCAR Heat 2 brings the most authentic and intense stock car and truck racing of all time. Test your driving skills across 3 NASCAR national series and 29 NASCAR sanctioned-tracks. Go head-to-head in local split-screen mode or take the action online with 40 car online multiplayer.
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Sep 12, 2017
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October 6

Controller Configuration Issues?

For those having issues with your controllers (including wheels), here’s one thing to check. When you map a function to a new button, if that function is already mapped to another button, you may experience control loss. You NEED to make sure a function is ONLY mapped to one button. So, make sure you clear out or delete any mappings that you no longer want or need in the configuration menu. We’re investigating a solution to make this functionality better in a future patch.
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October 3

New Update Available Now!! - 10/3/17

We just put out another big update. Here are the notes. Hope you're enjoying the game:

BUILD NOTES

- New input system, rebuilt from the ground up.

Note: Users may have to re-map their controllers. Do this in "Options -> Controls -> Configure Controls."

- Many wheels, XInput devices, and keyboard have default configurations already set up. These should work when attached, without extra configuration.

- If your controller does not work when attached, use the keyboard to navigate to "Options -> Controls -> Configure Controls" to set it up.

- Supports using multiple input devices at once. (For instance: steer with wheel, shift with shifter, gas/brake with pedals, control overlays with keyboard).

- Deadzones can be configured in "Options -> Controls -> Other Settings."

- Most DirectInput/XInput devices should be supported. If a device didn't work before, try it again.

- Supports all buttons on devices, no longer limited to 20 buttons.

- Now can fully configure XBOX controllers.

- Can now assign controls to discrete functions in game. "Accept" no longer has to also control the "Race Info" display, for instance.

- Can assign buttons/keys to steer, throttle, brake, clutch, etc. Just assign "Digital Steering Left/Right", "Digital Throttle", "Digital Brake", etc.

- We now support having more than one force feedback device attached to your computer.

- Player 1 and Player 2 can use different devices of any type; they don't have to both use gamepads or both use wheels. Set this in "Options -> Controls -> Other Settings."

- Keyboard is officially supported.


Other notes:
- Fixed potential game hitch when spotter speaks.
- Now award speed points for challenges.
- Display purse on the race card for career.
- Fixed "Race All Tracks" achievement.
- Better pre-race camera animations in multiplayer.
- Implemented some missing UI sounds.
- In Career, if you race cleanly, your Rivals anger level will slowly decay over time.
- Added new victory anthems.
- Tied Victory Anthems to Effects Volume.
- Improved offline race results for the AI.
- Made top-end AI more difficult at some tracks.
- Changed AI qualify logic.
- Support "strict" yellow flags in single player. Set this in "Game Settings."
- Fixed some crash bugs.
- Other minor bug fixes and improvements.
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About This Game

NASCAR Heat 2 brings the most authentic and intense stock car and truck racing of all time. Test your driving skills across 29 NASCAR sanctioned ovals, road courses, and the infamous dirt track, Eldora Speedway. Race as the biggest names in motorsports with the largest roster of drivers in NASCAR video game history. Take the racing online against a full field of drivers in rolling seasons as you battle for the top spot on the leaderboards. Back by popular demand, battle it out with a friend in head-to-head, local split-screen multiplayer.

3 National NASCAR Series – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series are playable for the first time in nearly a decade. Add in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and players have over 100 drivers to choose from.
      
New Tracks – 6 new tracks make racing more diverse. 3 road courses, 2 ovals, and 1 dirt track join the 23 updated Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series sanctioned tracks for a total of 29 tracks.

New Split-Screen Multiplayer – Two players can race together in head-to-head, local split-screen multi-player.

Deeper Career Mode – Work your way through all 3 NASCAR national series in your own custom car or takeover a stock car from the top NASCAR race teams!

Expanded Online Gameplay – 40-player online races are back! New this year and for the first time ever, complete the field with AI.  New leaderboards, rolling seasons, online cautions, and the new NASCAR stage format create a robust online experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, 8 and 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD FX 4100
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 or AMD HD 5870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcards
    • Additional Notes: Supported Graphics Cards: AMD HD5870 or better, HD6870 or better, HD7790 or better, R7 260 or better, R9 260 or better, Nvidia GTX460 or better, GTX560 or better, GTX650Ti or better, GTX750 or better, GTX950 or better
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