Lucid Games has announced that it has added Mayhem 8v8 to PS5 combat racing game Destruction AllStars.
The feature comes as part of Destruction AllStars update 1.003.001, otherwise known as Destruction AllStars update 1.31, which weighs in at 600MB. This update also includes some new skins and the ability to wind Destruction Points in-game as well. The full patch notes are as follows from Reddit:
NEW: Mayhem 8v8 Playlist now available in Multiplayer.
This featured playlist is available for two weeks.
Weekly Challenges will now reward Destruction Points alongside AllStar Coins.
Increased the amount of AllStar Coins players receive upon leveling up.
Added 9 new AllStar skins to the game.
Added the first Heroic and Legendary tier skins – a significant uplift compared to previous tiers.
End game podium for solo game modes has been expanded to include the top three players.
Added an emote prompt on the end game podium screen.
Fixed an issue where moving from training to multiplayer affected the audio experience, including announcer voice over.
Fixed an issue that would cause the camera to become detached from the player.
Fixed an issue that caused parties to split when queuing at the end of a game.
This should help mitigate imbalanced teams in multiplayer games.
Fixed an issue that caused some badges to unlock when achieving the unlock condition of other badges.
We are still actively investigating reports of Trophies not unlocking alongside badges.
Fixed an issue that prevented players from completing the “Wreck Smoke Commander” Star Objective in Lupita’s Leader of the Pack Challenge Series.
Fixed Player level number. This should now be correctly reflected across all areas of the UI.
Fixed several UI issues.
Improved matchmaking reliability when finding players.
This should help mitigate instances of players getting stuck in an infinite search.
Improved HUD messaging relating to player ping.
Players experiencing high latency for a prolonged time will receive a minor notification in the bottom right of the HUD, near the mini-map.
Improved matchmaking stability.
Destruction AllStars was released for PS5 as part of the February 2021 PS Plus free games lineup, and you’ll still be able to grab the game free until April 6, so keep that in mind if you haven’t yet picked it up.
On that date however, Lucid Games will be making the game available digitally to non-PS Plus users for the budget price of $19.99, which presumably translates to around £15-£20 for UK buyers.
You can read our review of Destruction AllStars for PS5 here.