The final content-focused update for the official World Rally Championship video game – WRC 10 – is now live on PC and Xbox and includes a new Teams mode.
Teams Online is a brand-new game mode where you can compete against other squads in unique challenges each week. You can team up with your friends, create a team, complete challenges and earn points based upon your results. These then contribute towards your team’s global online ranking, reminiscent in some ways to DRIVECLUB’s online clubs, if you remember the heady days of the PS4-exclusive racer.
Points are awarded for quick stage times, for example, if you finish a stage within the top 10-20 per cent based upon the online leaderboard, you receive 10 points for your team. To draw another comparison, Wreckfest’s Tournament mode of The Crew 2’s Live Summits payout in a similar fashion based upon leaderboard positions.
A minimum of two players is required to take part in an event, and all events and leaderboards are reset at the end of each month, which is how long a season lasts. You must be Level 5 and above to create your own team.
This update also implements the 2022 WRC Esports series, which is open to all WRC 10 players. The first of 13 qualifying rounds start 14th January within the game, from the esports section of the main menu. Logos for the top-performing esports teams from the 2021 season, such as Race Clutch and Seventh Gear e-Sport Club are now also available within the livery editor.
Further tweaks have been made to the difficulty of the Anniversary Mode events and user-generated liveries are now visible within Spectator Mode of the online lobbies. For PC players, haptic feedback, but not adaptive triggers, for a PS5 DualSense controller is now supported.
Speaking of PlayStation, you will be able to use Hori steering wheels soon. While this update is out now for PC and Xbox, it will arrive on PS4 and PS5 next week.
“An announcement will be made on our channels once it’s available, please accept our apologies for this delay,” read a statement from game developer Kylotonn.
The full changelog is listed below, let us know in the comments if you’ve been playing WRC 10 of late.
WRC 10 January update changelog
All Platforms (PC+Consoles)
Online Multiplayer Championship Mode
- The esports WRC Championship will be available from January to August 2022
NEW: Teams Online
- In the Teams Online Mode, a player can only join or create a Team. To create a team you need to be at least Level 5.
- Each week, Teams are competing on a special challenge set up by the game
- Only a certain number of players from each Teams score points for the challenge, the number of players is set up in the challenge
- At the end of each week, points are distributed to the Teams according to the ranking of their legitimate leaderboard players
- Each season is four weeks long (and therefore are made of four challenges)
- The reference timing has been revised to make the events more accessible
- Custom liveries from other players are now visible in Spectator Mode
- Logos from certain esports teams of the 2021 esports WRC Championship have been added in the Livery Editor (esports section
- Fixed an issue in all rallies as some cars were sometimes not aligned with the starting line
- Fixed several localization issues
Controllers & Peripherals
- Fixed icons and prompts on the Thrustmaster T80
- The Haptic Feedback from the DualSense PS5 controller is now supported on PC*Note: The Adaptive Triggers are not supported
- Fixed the position of the Ford Fiesta 2017’s exhaust flame
- Fixed a missing texture on the door of several cars
Xbox Series Only
- Fixed Localization issues in Online Lobby
Xbox Series, Xbox One & PlayStation 4 Only
- Fixed an issue when completing a season in Career mode
PlayStation 5 Only
- Fixed a crash when joining a co-driver lobby
PlayStation consoles only
- Fixed loading issues after creating a full Multiplayer Lobby
- Fixed an issue after deploying a PS4 build on PS5
- Added Hori steering wheel support for PS4 and PS5