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DiRT Rally 2.0 receives its final update

Colin McRae Skoda Fabia WRC

It’s time to look back and reflect upon the greatness of DiRT Rally 2.0. An out-and-out simulator, the game features the official cars and tracks of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and some of the finest stage rallying experiences in video games.

After four rounds of DLC seasons, multiple tweaks, free cars and liveries for completing online challenges, superlative online clubs that kept rally fans going during lockdown and a thriving esports series, DiRT Rally 2.0 has received what Codemasters calls “the final scheduled update for DiRT Rally 2.0.”

So long, friend, it’s been emotional.

Well, it’s not quite goodbye yet, as the online servers are still live, making for plenty of competitive rally and rallycross gameplay still to come via the Daily/Weekly/Monthly challenges. Just don’t expect anything fresh in terms of new bug fixes or additional content.

Version 1.17 is a minor addition to the game, the full details of which are below:

Locations

  • Höljes, Sweden – Adjusted track limits to prevent significant corner-cutting in rare instances.

Miscellaneous

  • Adjusted performance of dynamic trackside signage.
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements (none notable enough to be highlighted).

What’s next for the fabled series then? We’ve seen of late the DiRT Rally games become focussed sims, while the numbered DIRT series in the form of DIRT 5 become an accessible racer. Codemasters has the official WRC licence for five years starting in 2023 and is currently in the process of being bought out by Electronic Arts. When it comes to new rallying and rallycross experiences from Codemasters, we can’t wait to see what’s next.

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