PL 10.0.1 - HotFix Patch Notes - October 2019
PL10.0.1 is now being pushed live across all devices. As before, it may take up to 24 hours for the update to propagate on all devices, but the majority of users should see it within a couple of hours. If you don’t see the update yet, give it time as it is on its way.
We acknowledge that the issues in PL10 caused a number of bugs for all of our users, so we’ve written up detailed patch notes to answer your questions about the issues.
What went wrong in PL10?
When updates for Top Drives are in development, we update core software that supports the game. In PL10 we updated Unity to a more recent version and this resulted in a series of unpredicted, player-facing bugs in the update, including:
Crashes on iOS when a user is about to start a match
Within a match cars appear sideways on the start line, resulting in challenges appearing to end in a draw.
Crashes resulting from tapping on the Event Requirements Filter
For those of you that are technically curious, we traced this problem to an issue with iOS and the newer C# runtime we had updated to (the newer version of Unity had deprecated the previous one), whereby the users device language setting was now setting the internal ‘Culture’ value (when they previously didn’t), this resulted in many of our numerical conversion being treated in different and unexpected ways.
We’ve solved the problem by hard-coding the ‘Culture’ setting to be US-EN, ignoring the value set by iOS, which results in the expected numerical conversions again.Additionally, in this update, we have fixed an unrelated Spanish localisation issue.
What have we learnt from this?
From this issue arising, we have identified ways to improve our processes to discover similar issues before future updates are released. One of these actions is to broaden our testing approach and to put additional focus on our supported languages. We will be ensuring all supported languages will be receiving equal amounts of testing coverage during early development.
What compensation are we offering?
As the issue were so wide spread and affecting many players, in this extraordinary case, we want to gift to all players a free Carbon Fiber pack to apologise for the frustration and inconvenience. The pack will be available from 13:00BST for 48 hours from the in game store. Additionally, we will host an extra standard 48h event on Thursday 10th October.