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DiRT Rally – Multiplayer Rallycross Update Out

Codemasters have introduced the second rallycross extension for their DiRT Rally early-access title.

Three weeks after releasing the first rallycross-themed update for their DiRT Rally title, Codemasters have introduced the second rallycross extension for the early-access title.

The version 0.7 update introduces multiplayer functionality for the rallycross part of DiRT Rally, allowing players to go head to head with each other on track.

Aside from the multiplayer functionality, the update also introduces three brand new rallycross cars as the Citroen DS3, MINI Countryman Rallycross, and Subaru WRX STI are now available.

Furthermore, the update also brings wet weather to all rallycross tracks as well as introduces a brand new Norwegian track named Hell.

V0.7 Changelog:

  • A new World RX track – Hell, Norway
  • New Rallycross drivers including, Liam Doran and Petter Solberg
  • Wet weather for all Rallycross tracks
  • Three new cars: DS3, MINI Countryman Rallycross, and Subaru WRX STI
  • Brand new Wager Daily Event
  • Some new advanced gamepad options
  • Added a “Very Early” option for your Co-Driver calls
  • A frankly amazing set of Hints and Tips for you to read during loading screens
  • Removed the additional time penalty when the Off Track Reset Countdown expires and upped the limit on the timer
  • We’ll now show you your ‘Fastest lap’ onscreen for an entire Rallycross Event
  • Clutch Override which will give you the ability to use your clutch to override the automatic gearbox clutch
  • *bleep bloop* new achievements
  • Added a toggle for ‘Clutch Override’, which allows you to override the automatic clutch (allowing for clutch kicking)‘
  • Advanced gamepad options’ are now available for joysticks… Yup somebody out there is playing DiRT Rally with a joystick
  • Message added indicating if you’ve missed the entrance or exit of the joker lap.
  • Optimised all routes for Lydden Hill so it chugs less
  • Graphical Improvements to all stages on the Holjes Circuit as well as the routes for Powys, Wales and Pikes Peak
  • Those excessive gravel surface sounds have been toned down – which should also help with stuttering audio
  • Fixed an issue where the Community delta time splits were being incorrectly shown in the Pant Mawr stage from Wales
  • Light pods no longer show on day routes when using the bonnet / interior cameras on certain vehicles
  • Direct Input slider axis enumeration has been fixed which is a fancy way of saying this should solve issues with pedal bindings, most frequently the clutch
  • Rallycross friend leaderboards now only show the players fastest lap time
  • Abandoning a Rallycross Daily Event now uploads the stage maximum, rather than the time the game was paused… oops
  • Jump starting certain Rallycross tracks no longer results in the players lap counter refusing to increment when passing the start/finish line
  • Fix for the Founder liveries disappearing after the player resets their profile
  • Community delta times are now displayed correctly in the standings before the event begins
  • The Community delta times that were invalid on some tracks have now been reset
  • Crossing a reset line will now always result in you receiving a penalty
  • The Rallycross AI will now find the correct gear at the start of the race and not comically reverse
  • Joker laps will now register even when exiting the joker sector backwards… Because sometimes it’s fun to show off
  • The AI will now take the Joker lap in a Rallycross event less than 4 laps
  • The AI should no longer accidently take a Joker lap when switching paths after losing control.
  • Did you ever see that bug where the Rallycross AI would drive into a barrier, reverse, then drive into again? It was pretty funny but we thought we better fix it
  • Used your data to improve our AI across all Rallycross routes. They’ll now put up much more of a challenge.

DiRT Rally is now available on Steam

  • e_r_n_i_e

    Quite funny to read. The Dirt Rally guys prove again that changelogs don’t have to be dead serious.

    • joe pineapples

      Think it shows how relaxed they must be, knowing they have a well received product on their hands, which can only get better. Exactly the opposite of how their Birmingham counterparts must be feeling.

  • melanieuk1

    Not had the time to try this since the last three updates, please include the International rally cross tracks, from toca race driver 3 Code masters.

  • http://batman-news.com Leeman

    Tried it last night. For some reason, the sim is now not recognizing my TM TX wheel any longer. Bummer.

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