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Last Updated: April 17th, 2013

After an iOS update a couple weeks back, Real Racing 3 for Android received its first big content pack update on Android yesterday, adding two new vehicles, over 100 new events, a new event type ('Hunter' mode), and cross-platform cloud saving.

This update is causing major issues for some people (myself included), and on multiple devices. If this happens to you, uninstall the game and then re-install. As long as your profile in the game is signed into Facebook, your progress should still be saved. If you never did the Facebook sign-in, you're out of luck for the time being, unless you don't mind having your profile erased.

The new vehicles are both Chevrolets - the Cobalt SS and the Camaro ZL1. I'm not exactly sure what Hunter mode is, but it likely comprises a chunk of the 100 new events FireMonkey is promising in the update, not that Real Racing 3 was lacking in that department to start with.

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What's really cool about this update, though, is the cross-platform cloud save feature. If you're signed in with Facebook (ugh, I know), your Real Racing 3 progress will sync across all your devices, no matter which platform you're using. That's pretty awesome, actually. So if you have an iPad and an Android phone or tablet, your progress will save across both.

The update also includes an improved tutorial, an update main menu UI, and a stats leaderboard. Head to the Play Store to get the update, which will finish installing the next time you launch the game.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    Lame about needing facebook, but cross-platform/-device synching is awesome. Dead Trigger has been doing this (with a standalone account) and it makes it so much easier to play for the many of us with both a smartphone and tablet.

  • Phill_S

    Not had chance to update yet, but if what Mr E says below is true about needing facebook then sigh at not getting to sync across devices. I dont use it, refuse to get it just for a mobile game of all reasons and I am tired of all these sites or apps that assume it is not an issue for some people to not have a standalone account system independent of one social network.

    • GraveUypo

      you're so right. i wouldn't have a facebook account if it wasn't for this kind of shit. but there was one game i couldn't ignore (can't even remeber which) so i ended up making one. :

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Seems some are getting issues so i won't bother, besides i kinda made it so i have a tons of gold coins, i'm not waiting for my stuff to be fixed and i ain't paying endless amounts to fill up my oil instantly.

  • primalxconvoy

    Is this one of those silly EA games, where all the comments at the Android Marketplace state that they lost their game profile and/or save game after updating? I wonder if the same people also go on to say EA customer service didn't reply to them, either?

    Nice one, EA.

  • bobbutts

    Update worked ok for me. I was signed into facebook inside the game. Thanks for the heads up though, did a nandroid prior to update just in case.

  • cameron charles

    the game is still terrible with a terrible ftp model, its still the same game nearly every android and mobile gaming site, even non gaming sites like the verge, covered as a big middle finger to gamers and a prime example of how not to do FTP i dont think we should be giving it any more coverage because they added some features that might be good, if they were in a decent app

  • Mike23

    this game blows with the "Freemium" model, BUT i edited my saved game to have an unlimited amount of coins and it's awesome after that, not having to wait to change oil or car repair. i wish i could do a one time buy of the game, and forget the extremely long wait time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasper.willows.1 Jasper Willows

    Update has made the game worse in several ways. I have already noticed that the winnings from a couple of races has gone down. R$ 9,700 for first now down to R$8,700. Guess they were feeling too generous. Also more repairs seem to arise at the end of the race without actually having hit anything, air filter and spark plug rubbish. So basically you are now winning less R$ and it's costing more to repair the car after each race. Pathetic,

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_BG Dave Bg

    Do not use EA games, they will delete the servers and your saves will be lost! EA did this to several games recently and was doing it in the past and will do it in the future.

  • Alex Pro

    My profile was signed in with facebook, and yet all my progress was deleted.
    i vow never to return to this game again, no matter what !!

  • iamnid

    The only issue I have since the update is that now, on my Nexus 10, the HUD doesn't display properly when doing endurance events. A little annoying but still playable.

    Initially, I was mad about the freemium nature of this game; however, it isn't a big deal at all. I can play for at least 30 mins at a time without having to wait for anything. Also, you naturally earn the currency as you level up and I've not had to spend a penny on this game. Seems like a bad decision for the developers as I happily paid $6.99 for real racing 2 and would have done the same

  • IamStuck

    Helpp meee! I saved money and kept racing again and again to buy a Camaro. Now I have it, I waited 30 min. for it so I played another game while waiting. When I came back it says it's delivered so I clicked "show me". Now i'm staring at my Camaro for a long time now, i can't do anything, it won't give me option to go back to main menu or what not. It's just sitting there with background music and everything. I keep tapping my ipad but it won't respond. What am I gonna do? Heeeelp I wanna play!:(

  • Rudhamstile

    Anybody else have mirror problem- I'm a rather disappointed about the performance of this game on my new quad core android compared to my old ipad2

  • Adnan

    I want to know How i do change my profile name From Guest to my name???

  • Adnan

    PLz any one tell me that How i can change my profile name ??

  • chico

    Hello! I installed rr3 on my android tablet but I am always accepted as guest. How can I get an username? I downloaded it from mobojenie. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.