Hey Ballen, just got home and here is a cut and paste of the details in case you still have not read about them..........
a screen introducing the biggest update yet.
then the following:
our first new game mode is a completely new way to play ssx online in global events, called 3-2-1-GO!
When looking at your wall or browsing the globe you will now see certain events indicated as 3-2-1-GO! These events allow you to compete with up to 5 riders simultaneously in fast paced trick it and race it heats.
In these events, the helicopter acts as your lobby. After joining a 3-2-1-GO! event you will be taken to the top of the drop, where you will then wait in the helicopter for other riders to join. As soon as at least one more rider shows up, you can choose to buy into the event and ready up.
Once at least 2 riders have readied a countdown timer will begin, and when it reaches zero the heat will start with all riders jumping out together for a single trip down the mountain with no restarts.
Once everyone makes it to the bottom, the event ends and everyone collects their credit rewards. You are then given the option to return back to the top or follow a ridernet recommendation to another 3-2-1-GO! event.
3-2-1-GO! trick events introduce a countdown timer for the entire run. The winner is determined by who can post the highest score AND cross the finish line before the clock hits zero.
The amount of time given on every drop varies based on the length of the track and the heat pacing setting - Hyper, Standard or Relaxed.
Regardless of the setting you're going to want to keep an eye on the clock during your run. If you dont cross the finish line before it reaches zero you will finish the heat with a big fat ZERO.
For 3-2-1-GO! race events, it's simple. Be the first rider to cross the finish line to win. As soon as the first rider crosses the finish line the heat timer will start a countdown and you will have a matter of seconds to cross the finish line for your run to qualify. Fail to cross the finish line in time and you will receive a DNF. Nobody wants that, so keep moving!
Finally, if you want to compete against only your friends or with a specific set of rules on your favourite drop, you can create custom 3-2-1-GO! race and trick events that will run multiple heats on that drop for a set amount of time and with whatever rules suit your fancy.
Next screen: FREERIDE
The other new way to play SSX is one of the most requested modes from our community - freeride. Navigate to any drop on the globe in explore, and before selecting your track you will now see a button callout in the bottom left of the screen called freeride. Press it gently.
After going through the regular flow of selecting your rider and gear, the helicopter will drop you off and you will no longer see the HUD.
There are no rules, no ghosts, no clock, no score and no other riders. Just you, the mountain and your music, free to explore your surroundings at your own pace with your own style.
Once you've reached the bottom the helicopter will be waiting to take you back to the top to do it all again. Ride for as long as you like and enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery found in the world of SSX.
Next screen: FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
In addition to our 2 new game modes we have made many improvements to the title that will be certain to make your existing SSX experience better. Here are a few of the highlights.
As you are already reading this you have probably noticed we now have a new SSX Updates feature. Here you will find all the information you need to know about any future changes or fixes to the game.
Next screen: GEOTAGS & MONEY
There was an issue with collecting a large amount of geotags that resulted in crash. This issue is now fixed and you are free to once again hunt geotags to your hearts content. We have fixed and issue with earning a large number of credits in your bank. Having a couple billion credits in you bank can now be considered only a good thing.
Next screen: LIFETIME EARNINGS & GE BADGES
Related, we have now also fixed the lifetime earnings display. So if you are a multi-billionaire, you will once again be able to reflect upon all of your great triumphs each time you look at the main menu.
If you have not already earned any of these 3 GE badges, we will be granting them to you automatically when you join any global event. "Part of the crowd" "I want to belong" and "Bandwagon". We have also fixed a rare problem with "The gold miner" not unlocking correctly for some players.
Next screen: RIDERNET LAG & GE INFO
If you are a popular player with many friends, you have probably grown frustrated with the speed and performance of the ridernet menu. This is now much improved.
Players with many friends have also likely experienced an issue with ridernet not remembering some of your GE information, or even the fact that you had paid and entered certain events from time to time. The saving and loading of this information has also been greatly improved.
Next screen: END
So there you have it. We hope you enjoy all of these improvements, our new freeride mode and the 3-2-1-GO! events.
See you on the slopes!
The SSX Dev Team