With the release of the Indonesia update for PC players on Thursday (22nd September 2022), I think we can finally say that art of rally is back. It’s been more than a year since the last big update from Funselektor in the form of the Kenya update, and I’ve got to say that I’m excited to get back into it.
The new Indonesia update for the top-down rally racing title includes six new stages – mount kawi, semangka bay, satonda island, oreng valley, sangeang island and kalabakan valley – plus a new freeroam area called kabeana island. We’ll be taking a look at a selection of those stages which will take players through the various islands, jungles, and beachfronts recreated in the new content.
This art of rally Indonesia update and all the stages are free to download. It is available today (22nd September 2022) for PC players, and soon it will be available as well for all console platforms.
While many wouldn’t associate Indonesia with the Rally discipline of motorsport, there are a pair of official Indonesian rounds of the 1996 and 1997 World Rally Championship season, both won by Carlos Sainz. There was also that moment in the 1997 event where Colin McRae’s Subaru caught on fire and there was pandemonium. Fun times.
I’ve gone ahead and strapped into the Colin McRae look-alike rally car to take a look at some of the new stages and what else is included with the update. Off the bat, it’s evident how visually stunning this update is. The elevation changes are incredible and can throw you off if you’re not careful. Each level I’ve tried is different, each with their own feeling.
The mount kawi stage was more of a traditional, flowing rally stage. As for the other two at semangka bay and oreng valley, they were a little more technical, but each had their differences in the challenge and visualizations as well.
Plus, that view at the start of oreng valley is just absolutely perfect. You’ve got to check that out.
What do you think about the new update to art of rally? Where do you think the next update will be located in based on the hint of it being in the Southern Hemisphere? Let us know in the comments below. As always, like and subscribe for more racing game content, and also, keep it pinned!