We’ve been working on a big update for the last couple of weeks. Adding the oft-requested race functionality to Liftoff is a huge chunk of work, but we didn’t want to make you wait too long. Therefore, this update includes a first teaser version of this mode. You will be able to race in three of the built-in Tracks, accessible through the new “Race” button in the main menu. This part of the game will be expanded upon in the next updates. We’re hard at work making it possible for you to manage, configure, create and share your own Races and to store record times.

This update includes:

  • First race mode teaser.
  • A potential performance upgrade for Tracks. This may or may not have a visible positive effect on your performance.
  • A performance fix where faulty debug code was running when it shouldn’t have.
  • The reset button in the Flight Controller Settings window no longer restores default to incorrect values.
  • The default PID settings have been updated to those proposed by Pierre Ponpont, one of the engineers on the Vortex.
  • Solved some input issues. Unable to navigate through the menu on PS4 controller.
  • Minor changes to the current official tracks.
  • Fixed some small random bugs.


  1. GrantMarsh

    Are you guys planning to put splitscreen in multiplayer and also awesome job with this update you guys have made my day thank you so much!

    1. TheZesty1

      Splitscreen would be awesome! I was thinking online head to head but a 4 man split screen race on the tv would be freaking awesome!

  2. DaveGrainger

    Nice Job guys – Thanks! I do have one suggestion – it would be good to be able to turn off the white circle that appears at each gate after you learn the course. When attempting to beat your time it’s distracting. The white circle IS an excellent tool for learning the course though.

    1. LuGusStudios

      That would be an interesting feature to add.

  3. Lotto

    Hello all,

    maybe a stupid question, but how can i update my LiftOff game?
    In the Geme, i can’t find a button.
    For steam the same. Please help me 😉

    BTW: Ingame the button “community” not working. I’m not sure its ok or not.

    THX for help and greetings from Germany

    1. LuGusStudios

      Steam updates happen automaiitically, it’s all part of the Steam magic 😉

      As the game is still in development, some features like the “community” section are not available yet.

  4. Peter

    My Liftoff doesn’t update automatically! It’s still on v0.1.3 since November. And my computer is always connected with the internet.
    What can I do?
    Thanks in advance!

    1. LuGusStudios

      Go to your Steam preferences and check the “download” tab to see if you allow automatic updates.

  5. Florian

    I like to build higher constructions in the track builder.
    What for keys I need to fly in the track builder that I can build higher constructions?????

    Sorry my English is not so good but I hope you understand me 🙂