DiRT Rally Road Book – 06/05/16



May 6, 2016

It’s time for this week’s Road Book! And firstly, thanks for everyone’s feedback on DiRT Rally v1.1, and all of the feedback we’ve had from our console fans. Because we’ve been looking into different issues across all platforms, we’re being careful not to rush anything out. We don’t want to release a patch only to find that something else needs work too, but we’ve missed the boat on it – which is why we’re taking our time to ensure we’re pushing something out which will have a wholly positive impact.

Some of the fixes we’re looking atdo have big knock-on effects – so these take longer to fix and test, due to the scope of the problem or the frequency of the issue. Because of this, we can’t say when a patch will be ready – but one is coming, and we’re hoping it’ll be here soon.

We’re also aware that people have been experiencing issues using RaceNet, particularly if they’re playing on Xbox One. If you’ve been having the same issues, please head over to this reddit thread to help us identify what’s going on.

Special Event Reminder

Don’t forget, our first special event of the season arrives this weekend! Our Special Event tab has been lying dormant for a little while now, but it’s been kick-started back into action with Argolis event this weekend! From 11am today, the event’s been open – and it’ll be open until Monday 11am GMT. Make sure you hit it this weekend… in between watching the European Rally Championship round in Greece, of course. ;)


FIA World Rallycross Championship

Talking of things to watch, the FIA World Rallycross Championship returns this weekend! And this time, the action’s coming live from Hockenheimring. After a stunning season opener in Portugal, we’re hoping this race weekend’s going to bring us more of the same action we’ve come to know and love from World Rallycross. Catch up with April’s race right here:

While we’re on World Rallycross, their tyre partners put together an awesome video with some of the Arsenal FC squad. If you didn’t catch it earlier on in the week, don’t worry – we have it here for you! The RX drivers should probably keep their feet to pedals, rather than balls though…

Hangin’ with Hatward – sort of

Darren’s not been in this week – but luckily for you, he told me about what he wanted to talk about in this week’s studio update. Last week we updated RaceNet to make some changes to CREST, and those changes are now active – so here’s what’s new:

  • Players displayed on telemetry tool are now highlighted in the leaderboard.
  • Telemetry now displays use of the handbrake (black line on stage and flashing handbrake light in telemetry).
  • Telemetry has a proper model for the car.
  • It’s now easier to change playback speed (dropdown rather than toggle).

Head over to https://www.dirtgame.com/uk/telemetry/0 to check out the changes, and let us know what you think!

Your ace tweets

As always, your tweets have entertained us all week long. Here’s some of our favourite 140 character nuggets of joy from the DiRT community:

Screenshot of the week

Our favourite screenshot this week comes courtesy of Steam user Sebo! The wide shot of Pikes Peak is an absolute beaut.


Video of the week

You might remember a few weeks ago, we shared an awesome video from Dirt Central with some ace beginners tips. Well this week, we’re sharing another video of theirs – one which celebrates the classic cars of DiRT Rally:

Don’t forget, we’ll be back not next week, but the week after! As our Road Book updates will now be fortnightly while we work away on things we can’t talk about yet. But for now, have a great weekend!

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