We’ve known for about a week or so that Firemint was working on an update to Real Racing 2 [$6.99] and Real Racing 2 HD [$2.99]. That update is now available on the App Store for the generous price of $0. As you’d imagine considering this studio’s track record of solid releases and post-release support, this update is meatier than the traditional fare. A few bug fixes and performance tweaks are present and accounted for, but so are new, solid game-changing features. Firemint has expanded on the campaign in Real Racing 2, as well as introduced a tighter online offering for the HD version.

To get the hardcore specifics, visit the game’s official blog. You’ll see that Firemint has added several latency-squashing features such as visual indicators as well as a “new method” to quash high-latency drivers. IAP cars and upgrades are also now a thing, as well as in-game notifications to alert you when new stuff is available. For Real Racing 2 owners, seven new career events have been added, too.

That’s a lot of new stuff for an aging game, right? If you haven’t seen or read about Real Racing 2 aside from this, definitely give our review a read. Spoiler: it’s really good.

  • Shrugemoff

    The in-app purchases are actually amounts of in game cash (ranging from $50,000 for $0.99 to $500,000 for $2.99) that can be used to purchase the cars and upgrades. It's also well placed and not just some icon on the main screen, which eases my main concern which was that it would screw up the look and feel of the game.

  • Dmarcoot

    So they made some minor tweaks (they are minor), added and few cars but hey they also monetized it with in game purchases? And notifications of new stuff i can buy! WOW. I would have expected nothing less in EA's mission towards 1 billion in revenue. But I see your impressed by these "game changing" features, so there is that...

  • tim

    This article repeatedly refers to "Real Racing HD" but that is incorrect, the update is for "Real Racing 2 HD".

    • tim

      OK the copy was changed to Real Racing 2 HD, now you need to fix the URLs.

    • tim

      OK the copy was changed to Real Racing 2 HD, now you need to fix the URLs.

  • http://julian.melville.net.nz/ Julian

    Since the update I'm having a lot of trouble with online games, it's taking ages for a "lobby" to fill up with other players and then after a single race I get told I've been disconnected from the server. This happens every single time and it was working perfectly well before. Hopefully this improves as more people update, otherwise it's not really playable any more for me.

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    Wow, the graphics enhance was pretty big on my iPod Touch 3D. Now it doesn't have that low-res graphics at greater distances, the definition of the textures are better too. Way to go, Firemint!