New Tesla Arcade Game Hands-On: Beach Buggy Racing 2

  • Published: 21 June 2019
  • A new wave of behind the wheel gameplay is coming to Tesla. The company announced that it has started rolling out Beach Buggy Racing 2 to vehicles today. A new, Tesla-compatible version of the mobile game by Vector Unit will be available on every vehicle with an over-the-air software update. And unlike the current selection of games in the Tesla Arcade, Beach Buggy Racing 2 has a twist: it has direct wiring to the car's brakes and steering wheel.

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Comments • 55

  • moofymoo
    moofymoo  2 weeks back

    doom! play doom on your tesla!

    • SharpSteelz
      SharpSteelz  2 weeks back

      Anyone else thinking of that scene in the first fast and furious where the guys playing need for speed in the car 😂

      • Kevin Smith
        Kevin Smith  3 weeks back

        Leave it to Engadget to make false claims such as "The Tesla is drive by wire" (hint: There's no such car that's drive by wire) while at the same time disproving themselves by showing that in fact the wheels turn when the steering wheel is turned because guess what? Like every car on the planet, the Tesla steers using a mechanical linkage.

        • Rowena Grinsam
          Rowena Grinsam  3 weeks back

          Formula E game will be great.

          • James Summers
            James Summers  3 weeks back

            If you have enough money to buy a Tesla you probably have enough money to replace the tires lol

            • BBR2 - Việt Nam
              BBR2 - Việt Nam  3 weeks back

              Beach Buggy Racing 2 Online 2019 by Chanel from Vietnam :D Thank for Love It Me !

              • Mike Davis
                Mike Davis  4 weeks back

                so tire wear in order to play a game? Thats gay

                • Julian Rae
                  Julian Rae  4 weeks back

                  Is that gonna wear out the tires more?

                  • dolphinsvsgoogle
                    dolphinsvsgoogle  4 weeks back

                    what music is that?

                    • Francesco Romano
                      Francesco Romano  4 weeks back

                      Tesla: engineering experts who can't figure out how to lock the wheels and enable electric power steering when game mode is activated and would rather a restless client damage the two front tires and potentially wheel axles of the car which already requires clients to swap tyres more often than fuel powered vehicles on account of the excessive torque found in electric power trains. Good one, dich-heads.

                      • Francesco Romano
                        Francesco Romano  3 weeks back

                        @Kevin Smith the only accurate things in this world come from people with two first names and a photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson as their DP

                      • Kevin Smith
                        Kevin Smith  3 weeks back

                        It's a good thing you aren't a Tesla engineer since nothing you said is accurate.

                    • Francesco Romano
                      Francesco Romano  4 weeks back

                      Far out man my girlfriend spends her life on twitter i need to tell her to calm the hell down its drivin me nuts as well

                      • Custom World
                        Custom World  4 weeks back

                        New rider spoiler? Starman?!

                        • CAK Nelson
                          CAK Nelson  4 weeks back

                          BALD TIRES IN 3.....2.....1...

                          • Justanotherguy
                            Justanotherguy  4 weeks back

                            Lets port a mobile game into our cars because that's not dangerous at all, this has to be the most "ludicrous" feature Tesla has added. A poor mans Mario kart at best.

                            • nZifnab
                              nZifnab  4 weeks back

                              What's dangerous about it?

                          • Hros Chen
                            Hros Chen  4 weeks back


                            • annu rajeev
                              annu rajeev  4 weeks back

                              but the tires gonna wear out, right?

                              • annu rajeev
                                annu rajeev  4 weeks back

                                @Brad Haines oh yeah i mean the spot not the entire tire ..

                              • Brad Haines
                                Brad Haines  4 weeks back

                                more likely flat spots making a bad noise. remember the rest of the tire isnt on the ground, just that spot

                            • Michael Lubek
                              Michael Lubek  4 weeks back

                              Change steering wheel sensitivities in settings for lower, it responds better.

                              • Lv Jp
                                Lv Jp  4 weeks back

                                Pass the wheel

                                • TechhMann
                                  TechhMann  4 weeks back

                                  Imagine how confused people must be seeing someone doing this while parked

                                  • Cody Nguyen
                                    Cody Nguyen  4 weeks back

                                    The second player's controller is lame. I hope that Tesla can come up with a better solution.

                                    • rlshky
                                      rlshky  4 weeks back

                                      You’ll be able to plug Xbox or PS4 controllers into the USB ports.

                                    • Secret Profile
                                      Secret Profile  4 weeks back

                                      Maybe tesla should offer a second steering wheel. It will also help for cross compatibility in countries where driving is from left to right. Also a double redundancy against crashes, in scenarios where the driver is sleepy or drugged

                                    • Jiggle223
                                      Jiggle223  4 weeks back

                                      Maybe offer a wireless controller

                                  • Curtis Shaw
                                    Curtis Shaw  4 weeks back


                                    • Catandthefunk
                                      Catandthefunk  4 weeks back

                                      I have this in my pocket 😎

                                    • Dylan Rothstein
                                      Dylan Rothstein  4 weeks back

                                      Someone plz mod Mario Cart!!!

                                      • Everest
                                        Everest  4 weeks back

                                        Alternative: Video Call friends.
                                        Prerequisite: Spend time on making more friends.

                                        • Pg Gp
                                          Pg Gp  4 weeks back

                                          As a tesla owner let me just say this video is extremely misleading. The update is not out yet at all and it will be a considerable amount of time until it will actually be released.

                                          • Kevin Smith
                                            Kevin Smith  3 weeks back

                                            As a Tesla owner, I've been playing the game for the past 4 days.

                                          • Stefan
                                            Stefan  3 weeks back

                                            its out, got it this morning

                                          • Starship Driver
                                            Starship Driver  3 weeks back

                                            I got the update 2 days after with software on advanced.

                                          • nZifnab
                                            nZifnab  4 weeks back

                                            I literally got this update like 12 hours ago. So it's out *now* (maybe not when this video was posted, but it'd been available to play in stores for several days and now it's available for the general public). 2 days is hardly a "considerable amount of time".

                                        • 赤木秀一
                                          赤木秀一  4 weeks back

                                          this must be the most expensive controller in game history.

                                          • Steven C
                                            Steven C  4 weeks back

                                            great way to kill your tires in 3 months :D use a controller dawg

                                            • No ID
                                              No ID  3 weeks back

                                              @Max Ramos bad
                                              watching video good

                                            • MattUNI2005
                                              MattUNI2005  4 weeks back

                                              @Max Ramos Pretty sure you didn't actually watch this see you're clearly wrong

                                            • Davide Faggian
                                              Davide Faggian  4 weeks back

                                              @Max Ramos look at 2:42.

                                            • Max Ramos
                                              Max Ramos  4 weeks back

                                              Pretty sure the wheel electronically detached from the system so the tires don't move

                                          • 太郎びっくり
                                            太郎びっくり  4 weeks back

                                            I would want this available on smartphones

                                            • Darkling
                                              Darkling  4 weeks back

                                              @CALF whoosh

                                            • CALF
                                              CALF  4 weeks back

                                              It's a phone game tho. It was ported to Tesla, but it's originally an android game.

                                          • fermanog
                                            fermanog  4 weeks back

                                            I want this on my Nintendo Switch.

                                            • Joshua Paul Gaces
                                              Joshua Paul Gaces  4 weeks back

                                              wow imagine multiplayer in this

                                              • Chad Christman
                                                Chad Christman  4 weeks back

                                                All that tech and no force-fed back or rumble seat.

                                                • rccsrGaming
                                                  rccsrGaming  4 weeks back

                                                  The new Lewis Hamilton, this guy is

                                                • tech trends
                                                  tech trends  4 weeks back

                                                  This is a very interesting thing

                                                  • sysopkuoria
                                                    sysopkuoria  4 weeks back

                                                    Very interesting!

                                                    • Amirul Naim
                                                      Amirul Naim  4 weeks back