Brand new, stunning global locations. An incredible variety of off-road machines. More ways to play than ever before. This is DIRT 5. Get ready to Let Loose.
We’re incredibly excited to reveal the official features trailer for DIRT 5, taking you on a breathless tour of our amplified racing world. Brand new locations, modes and event types are all featured – keep reading this blog for full details on all of them.
More big news coming with our latest trailer is the confirmation of a FREE upgrade option for PlayStation 4 players of DIRT 5, if and when you make the switch to PlayStation 5. As with the Smart Delivery system for Xbox Series X, if you have DIRT 5 on PlayStation 4, either in digital or physical form, you get the game on PlayStation 5, free of charge! All live pre-orders and more are at dirtgame.com/dirt5.
STUNNING NEW LOCATIONS
The trailer kicks off with a new look at a handful of DIRT 5’s locations. All brand new, built from the ground up and featuring multiple events, these environments are spectacular in not just how they look, but also how they play. Here’s a full breakdown of all 10 of DIRT 5’s locations:
High-altitude driving, treacherous ice racing, and some seriously fun twisty routes – Nepal is a truly unique location for off-road racing that we’re bringing to the DIRT series for the very first time. We’ve carved out some unforgettable events in this idyllic setting for a fresh racing experience.
Ready to take on the harsh desert and awe-inspiring canyons of Arizona? One of our two American locations features a wide variety of events covering dirt and sand, including a purpose-built oval track for Sprint races.
Our second American location delivers an iconic area of New York like you’ve never experienced it before. Whether you’re racing on ice over the frozen East River, or blazing a trail through an urban jungle, Roosevelt Island hosts a slate of unforgettable events, all set between iconic landmarks.
The wintry tundra conditions of a Scandinavian paradise await you in DIRT 5’s Norway events. Race under the Northern Lights in Ultra Cross routes through a coastal town, turn steep snow routes into unique races and more in this region, rich in racing heritage.
Add some noise and action to this beautiful environment, weaving through paddy fields and under the shadow of the amazing Guilin mountains. Get air over ornate bridges and get to grips with muddy surfaces in these events that mix beauty and power.
The rocky, dusty routes of Morocco await you in these incredible events, which will require some supreme driving skill and heavy machinery to succeed in. Wind through villages and vibrant oases, carving your own path through miles of natural beauty.
Mountain passes, rocky trails, steep tracks. The calling cards of off-road racing in Greece are certainly here in DIRT 5, but amplified to a new level. Take in incredible vistas as you find your flow and race up and down some seriously spicy routes and circuits – perfect for rally and rallycross cars.
Ever wondered what it would be like to tear around a huge marble mine in all manner of off-road cars? Welcome to Italy, combining picturesque settings with unique, jagged terrain for unforgettable races. Look out for some of our most extreme events here, where success is less about speed and more about survival.
Come with us to the incredible Cape Town for a wide range of settings, conditions and event types in this incredible location. From racing at the base of Table Mountain, to twisty urban routes, to powering through familiar landmarks, prepare for South Africa to take your breath away in DIRT 5.
All taking place under the gaze of Christ the Redeemer, buckle up for Brazil’s classic mixture of beauty, hustle and bustle. Barrel through Favelas in Rio de Janeiro, find a path through lush vegetation, and race over mud, sand, tarmac and more in a huge variety of scenarios.
Every location comes equipped with dynamic extreme weather, which has the power to transform the look and feel of every race at any point. Brace yourself for blizzards, lightning strikes, sandstorms, thunderstorms and more to roll in as you’re racing, totally changing your experience.
DIVERSE CAR CLASSES
DIRT 5’s features trailer shows off an array of off-road cars that you’ll take the wheel of – from iconic rally and modern rallycross machines, to an awe-inspiring rock bouncer, to a frankly bonkers 900bhp sprint car! Earlier this month we gave full details on every car class in DIRT 5 – head here for our extreme showroom tour.
OFF-ROAD RACING VARIETY
That covers where you’ll be going and what you’ll be driving, but what kind of amplified racing is waiting for you in DIRT 5? Here’s a full breakdown of each event type available in offline play:
Ultra Cross — Mixing multiple terrains, unpredictable circuit design and challenging bends, Ultra Cross is your classic rallycross-style event, turned up to 11. Expect close pack racing, crossovers and incredible environments for these action-packed, circuit-based races.
Rally Raid —These point-to-point events are classic DIRT – thrilling routes through natural landscapes, where bravery and precision are key, as you’re behind the wheel of machines built for extreme off-road racing. High-speed sections, jumps, route splits and more keep you on your toes from start to finish in every Rally Raid event.
Landrush — Circuit-based events that are not for the faint of heart! Rough terrain, jolting jumps and technical sections are the order of the day for Landrush, taking place on either dirt or snow. Expect extreme weather and changing track conditions to mix things up big time in these pack racing events.
Ice Breaker – Minimal grip, maximum fun. Ice Breaker challenges you to master short circuits that take place entirely on ice, with flowing turns and idyllic environments. Throttle control, precise drifting and momentum are key to mastering this brand-new experience for the DIRT series. Better get your skates on!
Stampede — Hard, unforgiving natural landscapes, built for rough-and-ready machines with suspension and shock absorbers galore, Stampede circuits are tough, to say the least. Unmarked routes with major undulation over mud, sand and plenty more, buckle up for some serious pack racing fun with Stampede
Path Finder —You’ve never seen this kind of event before in a DIRT game. Path Finder lays down the gauntlet with some seriously hardcore off-road terrain, steep jumps and rock-strewn paths. Here, it’s not just about speed – it’s about strategy and survival. Use your rock bouncer to overcome these incredible single-car events against the clock.
Sprint — Here’s our event type built specifically for DIRT 5’s bonkers sprint car – 900bhp, huge wings, different sizes for all four wheels. Learn to tame this beast on our oval and circular tracks, with constant drift control required as you tear up the track in these unique multi-car races.
Gymkhana — It’s back! Jump, drift and donut your way to success in these high-octane stunt arenas, purpose-built for your automotive antics. Get sideways and airborne, and string together your moves to trigger multipliers and hit the target score within the time limit. Need we say more?
Time Trial — Feeling extra competitive? Time Trial lets you take any circuit or point-to-point event and make it just you against the track – oh, and everyone else who’s ever raced the same scenario. Lay down your best times in the single-car mode, and rise up that scenario’s global leaderboard.
We haven’t even talked about other features in the trailer, such as the livery editor and photo mode, which we’ll dive into more before launch. Then there’s the split-screen action, with local play for up to four players in offline modes, including Career! Make sure you’re caught up on all the details of DIRT 5’s star-studded, story-driven Career with our deep dive.
Finally, we have the official DIRT 5 box art to reveal, for both the Standard Edition and Amplified Edition, featuring the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4, modified for off-road antics and featuring a gorgeous unique livery…
Whilst we’ve jam-packed the DIRT 5 features trailer with content and details, don’t think for a second that we haven’t got more to reveal between now and October. Stand by for more news in September on multiplayer, showing off online game types and the return of fan-favourite modes.
Before that, there’s August, where we’re getting ready to reveal something huge, and completely fresh for the franchise. You’ve never seen this before from DIRT, and we can’t wait to show you.
DIRT 5 launches on October 9 for Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Steam, followed shortly by racing onto next-gen with Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Pre-orders on Xbox, Steam and selected retailers are live, with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 pre-orders coming very soon. Check out our website to stay up to date on all news and pre-orders.
Join the official DIRT 5 Discord to exclusive first looks at news and content, and chat with fellow fans and the Codemasters team. Follow DIRT on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for all the big news between now and October.