An Epic Upgrade is a feature in Platform Racing 2 that gives a player a second color to edit on a part or hat they already own.
The upgrades were announced as the "Legendary Parts" as prizes for the epic campaign in a Motley Monday episode on 2013-05-20. They received their current name by the time the campaign was finalized, and only featured select sets at the time. Upgrades for the Classic set were released as random prizes two months later on 2013-07-15, with the remaining default parts following soon after.
While contests had been around for in the past, an increasing number of them began popping up shortly after the Epic Upgrades were created. This rising amount only continued after Jiggmin made upgrades for the remaining parts/hats and directly gave approved members the ability to award upgrades in August, with over 30 contests running at its peak.
These contests stirred minor controversy among some members as many of them had no relation whatsoever to Platform Racing 2 itself (such as Big Brother and Photographer of the Fortnight), thus appealing to mostly just members of Jiggmin's forum or those talented in specific, irrelevant areas, and were accused of adding them solely to increase their membership turnout.
Suddenly on 2014-06-20, in Platform Racing 2 's final update, Jiggmin added an option to purchase every Epic Upgrade in the Vault of Magics for 110 Kreds titled "Epic Everything". This received massive backlash from contest owners, who felt the option rendered their contests useless and would greatly reduce the amount of participants. Jiggmin himself received some criticism for poor communication, as he did not inform or consult any contest owners and staff for their input before releasing it.
Despite the controversy, "Epic Everything" wasn't removed and still remains today. As a result, however, contests gradually faded away over the next few months until they ended entirely once jiggmin.com shut down.
This image shows all parts and hats with a red-colored epic upgrade. Parts/hats with a red default color have been changed to blue.