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NASCAR 21: Ignition Community Update – June 2022

To our passionate and engaged fan base, 

It has been a few months since we last updated the community about the path forward for the NASCAR console gaming product. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes on optimizing NASCAR 21: Ignition, while also preparing for the 2022 content drop.  

As of today, June 23, 2022, the latest update for NASCAR 21: Ignition is now available on all consoles. This free update optimizes NASCAR 21: Ignition for the next generation of consoles, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.  

Patch is entirely free to all users that own NASCAR 21: Ignition and will be a free upgrade for anyone that purchases the product moving forward.  

This free upgrade patch took a bit longer than originally anticipated, but our team have been working closely with the first parties to ensure NASCAR 21: Ignition functions properly on these next gen consoles.  

Here are the main areas that have been addressed with this latest patch update:  

  • 4K resolution at 30 FPS for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5
  • 4k upscaling at 30FPS for Xbox Series S
  • Online cross-generation console gameplay
  • Save imports from previous generation consoles
  • Support for PlayStation 5 activities

Additionally, all users – regardless of console generation – will also receive a bug fix for Career Mode where players were appearing under their car, some lighting issues at night tracks, stats being displayed incorrectly for stages in the standings menu, and much more.  

The development team has already made many strides toward the upcoming 2022 Season Expansion for Sony, Microsoft, and Steam. We are eager to bring you the cars, tracks, teams, and schemes from this historic season.  

Our goal continues to be to provide fun and accessible racing games to a passionate, growing, and dedicated fan base. We look forward to striving toward that goal throughout the remainder of the 2022 calendar year and beyond, as we continue to develop and bring everyone fun and thrilling motorsport games.  

Thank you,  

Jay Pennell, Brand Manger 


To upgrade an eligible digital PS4 game you already own to the digital PS5 version:  

  • Sign into your existing account on your PS5 console.  
  • Find the PS5 game in PlayStation™Store, or by Search, and go to the game hub for the PS5 game. 
  • Select the upgrade offer on the game hub and review the upgrade offer. 
  • Select Download (or purchase with the discount price) to download/purchase content.  
  • After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 game.  
  • PS4 games redeemed as a PlayStation®Plus benefit are not eligible for a PS5 upgrade unless otherwise indicated.

To upgrade an eligible digital Xbox game, you already own to the digital Xbox Series X|S version:  

  • The Xbox console will automatically update to the correct version for the console. This means that if Xbox Series X|S customers have the Xbox One version installed right now, they will get a notification of the game updating and it will be replaced with the free Next Gen version.
  • If users do not have it installed, going to their owned content and downloading it will download the correct version.