Riders Republic Year 1 Pass owners will get a new BMX career

The Riders Republic Year 1 roadmap lays out a year of new modes, special events, and even an entirely new kind of ride and accompanying career mode.

Ubisoft revealed its post-launch update plans for Riders Republic in a new video and accompanying press release. While you'll want to pick up the Riders Republic Year 1 Pass to get the most possible new stuff, you'll still find new stuff to try in each season even if you only own the base game.

The post-launch content will start with the Grand Opening Pre-Season, which will offer "exclusive rewards" for participating in weekly challenges across several multiplayer modes. Meanwhile, Year 1 Pass owners will be able to start blazing across the map with the high-speed Rocket Bike and Rocket Skis, which sound completely safe and legal as soon as the game comes out.

The start of Season 1 proper will introduce new time-limited multiplayer events which you can play to advance through a special seasonal progression system, and Season 2 will introduce the 6v6 Showdown Multiplayer Mode. Finally, Season 3 will bring in the first all-new sport since launch: BMX. Year 1 Pass owners will be able to play through an accompanying BMX career with new sponsors, events, and cosmetics.

Before all that kicks off, the game has to actually come out - and after a few delays, it finally isn't far off. Riders Republic is set to be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Google Stadia on October 28.

See what else is coming soon with our guide to new games 2021.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.