8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner
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Hi everyone,

Only a few hours before Spintires: MudRunner's release! (Find the release time in your region here)

It's time to be in the driver seat and dare to take charge of incredible all-terrain vehicles, venturing across extreme landscapes with only a map and compass as your guides!

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MudRunner is quite a technical game, so we thought we’d give you some tips on how to best get started, and how to avoid getting stuck in deep mud. This is especially important in multiplayer, as you and up to three of your friends will be working together against harsh environments to get jobs done! Be careful out there!

Tip 1 – How Not Go Get Stuck!

Getting stuck is a problem! To avoid it, you’ll need to master your gearbox. Know the difference between 1st Gear, 1+ and Reverse. 1+ works similarly to 1st gear, but gives a vehicle extra torque. Be careful though! Fall below the speed threshold, and you’ll stall your engine.

Make sure you throttle the accelerator carefully to avoid spinning your wheels, too! In Hardcore, differential lock isn’t available on automatic gearboxes, so changing gears manually is important to know!

Tip 2 – Capping Your Throttle

Reduce the speed of your wheels by capping your max throttle! This means it’s easier to control how fast they spin, meaning you throw up less mud! You can do this by shifting the stick gradually when at either 1st gear or Reverse.

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Tip 3 – Watch Where You’re Going!

Not every surface in MudRunner is the same. Pay close attention to where you’re driving, as different surfaces vary in friction and in how solid they are. The darker the soil, the softer it is. Heavy vehicles benefit from their torque and large wheels there, but risk getting stuck deep. Lighter vehicles will want to stay away, and function better in rocky and dry environments.

Tip 4 – When In A Cinch, Winch!

Every vehicle comes equipped with an important tool – a winch. Made to get vehicles out of tough situations, the winch can be attached to many different points on vehicles and trees. You can pull yourself up sharp inclines with a winch, as well as out of mud.

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Tip 5 – Vision Is Key

In Hardcore mode, the path to your objective won’t be displayed while driving. You’re free to take any path you fancy, but be careful! The world is dangerous, and plenty of hazardous routes hide in plain sight. Head to high ground with a scouting vehicle or unlock watchpoints to gain valuable vision.

Tip 6 – Keep An Eye On Your Fuel

Tasks can often turn from quick jobs into long missions, and nothing makes that more stressful than a vehicle running out of fuel. Make sure you pack enough fuel to complete your task, or your logging job will quickly turn into a rescue mission.

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Tip 7 – Pack The Right Tools!

Make sure you pack the right tools for the job – doing a logging run? Take the correct log carrier. Transporting fuel, you’ll need a fuel tank. Turn up with the wrong gear, and you might end up looking foolish!

Tip 8 – Hitting Things Hurts.

Vehicles are sturdy, but they can still take damage. Hitting objects while driving will cause damage to your truck, where as flooding your engine will cause engine damage and stall your truck. Drive quickly if you need to, but remember, it’s better safe than sorry!

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Spintires: MudRunner releases on October 31st on PS4, Xbox One and PC both physically and digitally. Find out more about Spintires: MudRunner at www.mudrunner-spintires.com

last edited by Netheos

Thank you for the tips. Will there be a day one patch for any of the systems? And if so how big? Thank you.

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@mudrunnerr50 said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

Thank you for the tips. Will there be a day one patch for any of the systems? And if so how big? Thank you.

There will be a day one patch but nothing more than a few hundreds of MB. The game in itself is very well optimized and is under 2GB.

Thank you for the quick response!

capped throttle? well atleast you did not call it "cruise control" lol prefer the the old term "Force Accel" myself, but as long as we still have it. playing on key board it is essential for throttle control.

thanks for the tips though, most experienced players know all this, but still a good reminder for them and a heads up for new players.

@netheos said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

@mudrunnerr50 said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

Thank you for the tips. Will there be a day one patch for any of the systems? And if so how big? Thank you.

There will be a day one patch but nothing more than a few hundreds of MB. The game in itself is very well optimized and is under 2GB.

Can we get patch notes? Maybe not for the day one patch but for future updates? That would be great.

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@mudrunnerr50 said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

@netheos said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

@mudrunnerr50 said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

Thank you for the tips. Will there be a day one patch for any of the systems? And if so how big? Thank you.

There will be a day one patch but nothing more than a few hundreds of MB. The game in itself is very well optimized and is under 2GB.

Can we get patch notes? Maybe not for the day one patch but for future updates? That would be great.

Sure, you will have patchnotes for post launch updates!

That's awesome. Just please don't be vague like some other companies are. As in "x update for balance." Thanks again!

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@mudrunnerr50 said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

That's awesome. Just please don't be vague like some other companies are. As in "x update for balance." Thanks again!

As you can see for other games here, we're not afraid to give details about the updates 😉

@8up-local said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

capped throttle? well atleast you did not call it "cruise control" lol prefer the the old term "Force Accel" myself, but as long as we still have it. playing on key board it is essential for throttle control.

thanks for the tips though, most experienced players know all this, but still a good reminder for them and a heads up for new players.

welp, i guess it is going to be called cruise control now. 😞

@netheos said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

@mudrunnerr50 said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

That's awesome. Just please don't be vague like some other companies are. As in "x update for balance." Thanks again!

As you can see for other games here, we're not afraid to give details about the updates 😉

Amazing. That's exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks to all the hard work that went into maing this game and releasing it in console. I'm going to try to send you a pm right now.

Why is not at 60 fps in ps4 :(?

@ausardash-lol Because it's a 2014 console and it's not that big of a beast either. Any mid-range PC can beat it with no problem.

I want to thank you for creating such a fun game. I was wondering if you were going to change the camera modes foods you can get more of a follow you view. So is your driving from outside the cockpit you don't have to continuously adjust the camera view while trying to drive. Having a locked camera view focused on following you looking forward while driving could be handy as well as the free-floating view you offer now

Really like the game, excellent work. Is there a way to quell the lag spikes? (loss of about 20 fps every 5 seconds or so) I know its pretty CPU intensive and my chip may not be fully up to the task.
Here's what I'm workin' with;
CPU: AMD FX-6300 (Black Edition)
GPU: Nvidia Geforece GTX 1050 TI (4 GB) O.C. Windforce by Gigabyte
Motherboard: ASRock 970 M Pro3
Ram: 14 GB (DDR3).
Any suggestions would be great, Thanks in advance.

@Benjo_747
Are you talking connection related lag, or FPS drops?
My rig doesn't hold a candle to your hardware, and I don't have FPS issues at all...

@benjo_747 Yeah i dont belive your hardware is to blame. Im running it on a laptop with a dual core i3 2,1ghz on intel HD grafics.

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@benjo_747 said in 8 Tips to get started in Spintires: MudRunner:

Really like the game, excellent work. Is there a way to quell the lag spikes? (loss of about 20 fps every 5 seconds or so) I know its pretty CPU intensive and my chip may not be fully up to the task.
Here's what I'm workin' with;
CPU: AMD FX-6300 (Black Edition)
GPU: Nvidia Geforece GTX 1050 TI (4 GB) O.C. Windforce by Gigabyte
Motherboard: ASRock 970 M Pro3
Ram: 14 GB (DDR3).
Any suggestions would be great, Thanks in advance.

Hi, sorry to hear that! Your hardware should be more than enough to deal with Spintires: MudRunner. Could you send an email to support@focus-home.com about that? Hopefully they'll be able able to help you. have a nice day!

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