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DiRT Rally – New Content & Price Increase Coming

Codemasters will be releasing their “Tarmac Terror” addon pack for their Early-Access Dirt Rally title later this week.

Codemasters will be releasing their “Tarmac Terror” addon pack for their Early-Access Dirt Rally title later this week.

The new pack will introduce powerful Group B machinery and front-driven kit cars to the developing title. Furthermore, players also get access to new tarmac stages as Rally Germany’s iconic Baumholder stages are being added to the title as well.

While the update will be free for existing customers, the price for the title is being raised as more content is being added. DiRT Rally started being available for 29,99 Euros, the base price is now being risen to 32,99€ for new customers.

Until the Tarmac Terror pack is released, the title will still be available for the old price so sim racers looking for a bargain should head to Steam now.

  • Xteria

    It’s released….

    12 new rally stages based at Baumholder in Germany
    Owners Club Online Events – A second DiRT Daily where you compete in your own car
    A second weekly event where we’ll be experimenting and throwing new challenges at you
    7 new rally cars featuring new Group B RWD & Kit Car Classes
    Renault Alpine A110 1600S
    Opel Kadett GT/E 16v
    Renault 5 Turbo
    Opel Manta 400
    Lancia 037 Evo 2
    Seat Ibiza Kitcar
    Peugeot 306 Maxi
    New calibration and options screens in “Advanced Wheel Settings” (added in v.0.4.5)

    • F1Racer

      Only 7.6Gb 🙂

      Dunno why my Steam queued the update. Now I have to wait for it to download !

      Some great cars in the mix there and 12 new stages. Very nice.
      If only they would improve the r….aaaargghh, that thing. 🙂

      • HammerX

        Click play and it should update, Mine is.

      • F1Racer

        Yeah I know 🙂 But as it’s set to auto-update, I was wondering why it was queued and not auto updating.

      • HammerX

        I found that strange as well.

    • Roy Rki

      Are there only two long stages, each divided into two sections and everything reversable? Reverse is a cheap trick to increase the stage count, feels like GT.

      • timson72

        they do it in the WRC

      • Mario Strada

        There is just no way to make people happy. If they didn’t reverse the stages, you can bet there would be a bunch of people whining about that.

  • toyvonen

    Oh man, can’t wait to try this as soon as i get home!

    • Sloeri

      +1 🙂

  • Art J

    037, Manta, R5… Cars that neither developers nor RBR modders cared about, really. Up to that point! Very happy with the update, can’t wait until download is complete.

  • Alan Dallas

    If some of you have been sitting on the fence about this title. Stop it! Go get it right meow! 🙂

    • F1Racer

      Yep, Cat recommended it enough. Don’t paws, get it.

    • Sloeri

      +1, it really is shaping up to be more than awesome !

  • HammerX

    CM did this one well. A great start and a fair price. Lots of fun to be had here!

  • HammerX

    For those seeing it qued, just hit play and it will get the update going. Not sure whats included in it atm as I am still updating

  • koen

    Can’t believe this game is getting such positive feedback in simracing communities. Physics are beyond pathetic… Car has no mass, no inertia, and when you turn, there’s no feel of front wheels following a path. Instead, front end just sways left end right. As expected, the new high grip tarmac stages expose these issues even further.
    Think twice before buying. Watch some youtube videos. If you notice how unnatural car moves when turning/sliding, I assure you it feels 10x as wrong when actually playing…

    • Hanzales

      With old FFB I absolutely agree. It was very hard to feel the car. Now I think the opposite and probably will need to record a video pushing Stratos Hard ;o)

    • HammerX

      You realize it’s still an early access right?

    • Alan Dallas

      You really should try the latest patches with FFB fixes. Tweek the FFB a bit more and it feels really convincing in the modern Ford Fiesta. Or at least it does on my TM TX w/GTE RIM.

    • Mario Strada

      As far as I am concerned, I already got my money’s worth out of it.

      Of course everyone will have a different opinion based on expectation, abilities, attitude in messing around with their peripherals and whatever latest patches and mods are available.
      So my suggestion is to make up your mind on the worth of this game, considering that it is a very early access and things are bound to change (hopefully for the better).

      Is the experience identical to going out, buying your own Group B car and go rally it? No.

      Is it better than anything else that has been out since RBR? Hands down.

      For the price of entrance, it is worth it. As an owner of the game, anyone has a chance to at least influence the game, assuming that one can submit well thought out critiques, that it is technically and logistically possible and that you can generate some sort of critical mass with other players with similar ideas.

      Or, you can choose to ignore it, and go back to RBR. Either way there is no shame, but for a bit over $30 I am really, really happy I purchased it.

    • GamerMuscle

      Some of the cars seem a bit floppy and hard to control but others are reasonably consistent and controllable through the range of situations you get a car into.

      The FFB since last patch before this one is much better than in the past and communicates most of what the car is doing and why.

      I still think in many ways its not as consistent as RBR but then at the same time there are aspects of it that are more dynamic. I’m sure its physics are no where near as advanced as your average pure race sim like , RF2,AC,iRacing,GSC but its easily past the point that its the best rally game since RBR.

  • Hanzales

    Hurray! Downloading the update and can’t wait 🙂
    After Assetto Corsa my second favorite racing title for now.
    I liked RBR a lot and still playing RSRBR sometimes but I also liked DIRT series (it means I can enjoy both) ;o)
    And Dirt Rally is great balance in between I think. I can finish 1st-2nd on tarmac but to finish 2nd on gravel is very very challenging. I like how you must play with wheel and constantly pressing brake and gas pedal to keep car in balance. It’s easy to feel what the car is doing and for me it’s very easy to go trough hairpins (with no handbrake) too. I like how you must go very easy when co-driver says “slippery” etc.
    With the latest FFB update, unofficial tweaked tweak it feels really great with Fanatec Wheel and the rest is already almost perfect (graphic, sounds)
    And the damage system is nice as well. You can hear engine struggling with damaged shaft, you can damage your suspension, wheels, gearbox, radiator… everything have physical and sound/graphical impact.
    I love it!

    • kauff

      sounds wonderful! kicking myself for getting Arma3 during the steam sale instead of this!

      • Francesco Kasta

        Don’t. Content wise Arma 3 wins hands down. With mods and multiplayer alone you could easily clock hundreds of hours before getting tired.

        There will be other sales about DiRt Rally, hopefully when it will be in a more solid state.

      • kauff

        I am sure it would but it hates my AMD8350 / R9 270. Hours spent researching / optimizing.

  • Roy Rki

    I don’t like the stages, they are not ordinary roads closed for traffic as I was expecting.

  • Babis Rataplan

    Its Early Access and already far better Rally game than anything i have seen so far.

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