GRID Legends

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GRID Legends
GRID Legends cover
Developers
Codemasters
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
EGO
Release dates
Windows February 24, 2022
macOS (OS X) 2022[1]
Reception
Metacritic 75
OpenCritic 76
IGDB 88
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Sponsored
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Automobile
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series TOCA
GRID Legends on HowLongToBeat
GRID Legends on IGDB
GRID Legends on MobyGames
GRID Legends on Wikipedia
TOCA
TOCA Touring Car Championship 1997
TOCA 2 Touring Cars 1998
TOCA Race Driver 2002
TOCA Race Driver 2 2004
TOCA Race Driver 3 2006
Race Driver: Grid 2008
GRID 2 2013
GRID Autosport 2014
GRID (2019) 2019
GRID Legends 2022

GRID Legends is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and third-person racing game in the TOCA series developed by Codemasters and published by Electronic Arts using the EGO engine. The game is noteworthy for being the first Codemasters game to require an Electronic Arts account for playing.

The game was initially announced on July 22, 2021 and was set to release in 2022.[2] The release date of February 25, 2022 was announced in a live-stream from the developers.[3]

The PC version of the game is available for Windows and is distributed through Origin and Steam. The game features high frame rates, key remapping, full controller support and surround sound support.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Origin
Origin
Deluxe Edition also available.
Included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
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Origin
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
Origin
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store (unavailable)
Origin
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require an EA account and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Four major DLCs are planned to release in the next 12 months post-release.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Sponsored Features a variety of real-world brands related to track racing.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Upgrade Allows for access to the Deluxe Edition content for base game owners.
Windows
Mechanic Pass Reduces the grind needed to access in-game performance upgrades for vehicles.
Windows
Seneca & Ravenwest Double Pack Included with pre-orders.
Contains 4 exclusive cars and liveries, cosmetics and 5 additional Career events.
Windows
Valentin’s Classic Car-Nage Major DLC, included with the Deluxe Edition.
Contains a new Career season.
Windows
Voltz Pack Only included in the Deluxe Edition.
Contains 2 exclusive cars and profile cosmetics.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\GRID Legends\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings_config.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1307710/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\GRID Legends\savegame\profile\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1307710/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Basic Video Options
Basic Video Options
Advanced Video Options
Advanced Video Options
Gameplay Options
Gameplay Options

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See Ultra-widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay with centered HUD. FMV and rendered cutscenes, loading screens and all menus are pillarboxed.
The desktop resolution must be set before the game starts. Choosing an ultrawide resolution only in-game makes the game stretched.[4]
4K Ultra HD
[5]
Field of view (FOV)
55° to 95° (Limited to the driver head camera).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
16x enabled by default. See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA only; for SMAA or checkerboard AA, see Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Custom Anistropic Filtering (AF)
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open hardwaresettings/hardware_settings_config.xml with a notepad.
  3. Search for <anisotropic_filter level="16" /> and change it to either "0", "4", "8" or "16".
  4. Save and set file to Read-only, failing to do so can overwrite the previous steps if settings are changed in-game.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Custom Anti-aliasing (AA)
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open hardwaresettings/hardware_settings_config.xml with a notepad.
  3. Search for <antialiasing smaa="false" taa="true" checkerboard="false" /> and change the desired AA method from false to true.
  4. Save and set file to Read-only, failing to do so can overwrite the previous steps if settings are changed in-game.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects, Commentary Speech and Engineer Speech
Surround sound
Supports Microsoft Spatial Sound, Dolby Atmos and DTS: X
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
22 Versus, Co-op
Co-op session is 2 players. Teams session is 11 players. Open session is 22 players.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Shader Model support 5.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2130
AMD FX-4300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 950
AMD Radeon RX 460
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1307710/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1307710) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. A Finely Tuned Machine — GRID™ Legends is coming to macOS this year! - last accessed on 2022-06-09
  2. GRID Legends - last accessed on 2022-03-02
  3. GRID Legends WORLD-FIRST Gameplay & More Revealed! - last accessed on 2022-03-02
  4. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2022-07-13
    Tested using custom 2560x1080 and 3840x1080 resolutions.
  5. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2022-07-13
    Tested using custom 3840x2160 resolution.
  6. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2022-03-02
    Checked the input_icons.xml file in the <path-to-game>\input. DirectInput has its' own prompts.