LEGO 2K Drive’s Awesome News Network Episode 4 is all about challenges

Since its announcement in March, LEGO 2K Drive has been revving up fans with a weekly episode on the Awesome News Network. Found on the LEGO 2K HUB YouTube Page, the Awesome News Network is a weekly show designed to inform fans all about the features of LEGO 2K Drive.

Four episodes in, the Awesome News Network has so far covered the different Biomes of Bricklandia, driving mechanics, drifting, boosting and challenges you can complete while racing. Challenges in LEGO 2K Drive include “defending against aliens and robots to a “relaxing” game of red brick green brick.”

There’s a tonne to cover for LEGO 2K Drive and the Awesome News Network is the best place to start.

LEGO 2K Drive Awesome News Network

Featuring the trademark LEGO humour and silliness, the Awesome News Network is a great way to get acquainted with LEGO 2K Drive.

LEGO 2K Drive will also include a collaboration with McLaren to bring both the McLaren Solus GT and McLaren F1 LM to the game. Both vehicles have just been released as a LEGO Champions double-pack set. As per 2K and Visual Concepts, key features of LEGO 2K Drive are;

  • A Story in a Vast Open World: Players will journey across Bricklandia’s multiple unique biome regions as they compete against a series of charismatic rivals with hopes of one day winning the coveted Sky Cup Trophy. In LEGO 2K Drive, players choose how they want to play, with a wide-open world to explore full of racing, minigames, challenges, collectibles, things to destroy, and well-known vehicles from LEGO themes like City, Creator, Speed Champions and more.
  • High-Octane LEGO Racing: Racing in LEGO 2K Drive is a fast-paced, off-the-wall experience as players battle across a broad range of tracks while taking advantage of unique power-up abilities that can transform a player’s standing in the race with the touch of a button.
  • Unique Customisation: LEGO 2K Drive introduces a diverse customisation system that allows players to build their own vehicles to suit their tastes, with over 1,000 unique LEGO pieces available over the course of their adventure, in addition to a wealth of colour designs, stickers, flairs, and more.
  • Play Solo or Together: LEGO 2K Drive offers robust co-op and thrilling competitive multiplayer to enjoy with others. Play with family and friends via local, 2-person split-screen or match online with other intrepid racers of similar skill levels.

LEGO 2K Drive will be available in three editions;

  • The Standard Edition will be available for $89.95 on PlayStation®4 (PS4™), Xbox One, PC and Nintendo SwitchTM and $99.95 on PlayStation®5 (PS5™) and Xbox Series X|S in both physical and digital formats.
  • The Awesome Edition will be available fo $149.95 and includes a new vehicle, vehicle flair, and an in-game LEGO minifigure. Players will also receive the Year 1 Drive Pass, which will introduce an all-new biome, in addition to four individual post-launch seasons of Drive Pass content, each with new vehicles and themes.
  • The Awesome Rivals Edition will be available for $179.90 and includes multiple new vehicles, a vehicle flair, and in-game LEGO minifigures. Players will also receive the Year 1 Drive Pass, which will introduce an all-new biome, in addition to four individual post-launch seasons of Drive Pass content, each with new vehicles and themes.

The Year 1 Drive Pass included with Awesome and Awesome Rivals editions is also available as a separate purchase.

LEGO 2K Drive is coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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