Wreckfest Summer Smasher tournament live, adds Hellvester vehicle

Bugbear Entertainment have let loose the Hellvester, kicking off their Wreckfest Summer Smasher August tournament.

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This comes as part of a live update that will be available for free to everyone who already owns a copy of the game on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Wreckfest players are invited to take on a series of seasonal challenges and can even get behind the wheel of monstrous aforementioned Hellvester, a modified combine harvester ready to churn up anything that gets in its path.

Since launch, Wreckfest has received a number of free update as well as paid DLC expansions including a Season Pass loaded with vehicles and many, many customisation options.

From racing lawnmowers to monster trucks, Wreckfest has a range of game modes and events that are generally aimed at having fun watching the advanced vehicle damage systems at play.

Thomas reviewed the game almost a year ago after Wreckfest made its long-awaited debut on consoles having spent a prolonged period in early access. Scoring the game a 9/10, here’s what he had to say:

What’s curious about Wreckfest is that it aims to mix the crash and burn gratification of the demolition derby type games with more serious racing games, creating an interesting hybrid of simulation and arcade racing in one petrol-infused experience.

When Wreckfest isn’t proving itself a capable racer, it’s also throwing you in a demolition derby filled with combine harvesters, or forcing you to wreck Reliant Robins while driving a school bus. The career mode throws some genuinely whacky scenarios in your direction and just lets you have unmitigated fun.

Wreckfest is a surprising triumph in blending the best that sim and arcade racers have to offer in an explosive and visually gratifying package. A few visual issues and overly aggressive AI do little to spoil one of the best driving games of 2019.

For those unfamiliar with Bugbear, this is the same Finnish studio that brought us Ride Racer: Unbounded, as well as FlatOut 2 and FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage. That explains a lot.

Source: Press Release

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