DiRT Rally Road Book – 25/11/16
G’day! This one’s going to be a quick one, as we have a lot of tidying up to do before we get some very special guests in next week… Over the past couple of weeks we’ve already had some familiar faces in and around Codemasters HQ, but next week will see a lot more of them in one place. ;) ANYWAY, less of that – here’s the latest DiRT Rally news!
Black Friday deals and discounts
In case you’ve been on another planet somewhere, you’ll have noticed that today is Black Friday! And not to be outdone, we’ve introduced some rally good offers for DiRT on PC, PS4 and Xbox. Depending on what you’re playing on and where you are in the world, you can make savings between 50-70% on DiRT Rally.
If by chance you’re reading this and still haven’t picked up a copy of the game, then here’s where to go…
DiRT on Xbox One: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p/dirt-rally/bzr9gx1mvhcg
DiRT on PlayStation 4: https://www.playstation.com/games/dirt-rally-ps4/
DiRT on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/310560/
Those of you who already have it, you’ll have some noobs hitting the Dailies and PvP lobbies – so make sure you show them how it’s done. ;)
Goodbye VW Steelbook competition
Last Road Book we asked you to send in your favourite VW screenshots from DiRT Rally as a celebration and a send-off to one of the WRC’s most dominant teams. We had hundreds of entries, but we’ve randomly selected our 5 Steelbook winners! Here are the screenshots in question – and if these are one of your images, check your inbox – you’re a winner! ;)
The Lionheart Special Event
Eleven years ago today, Richard Burns passed away – just four years after he won his WRC title. So to commemorate his passing and his victory, we’re running the Lionheart Event in his name. Fire up DiRT game and play the Special Event in the Subaru this weekend, and give it all you’ve got for one of Britain’s greatest rally drivers.
The Steam Awards
If you’re a PC gamer, you’ll have noticed that the Steam Award nominations are currently open! If you’d like to vote for us, you’re more than welcome to – after all, a few of you are debating what category to nominate us in over on reddit – but no pressure, we just want you to show some love to your favourite games and developers.
Our favourite nomination so far comes from this ‘justbiglee’ chap. Some of you might recognise the name…
I got u fam @dirtgame pic.twitter.com/1yStWB0uh3
— Pathfinder Williams (@justbiglee) November 24, 2016
The FIA World RX season finale
It’s not just F1’s season that ends this weekend! And while the title has already been decided for WRX, this race is still set to be an absolute stormer. The final round takes place in Argentina – if you fancy a look at what the racing’s like around there, have a gander at the Supercar final from last year. Bonkers stuff.
Tweets of the Week
15 years ago this man with Robert Reid became @OfficialWRC Champions. Gone but never forgotten. Richard Burns. A Great. A Legend. #WRGB #WRC pic.twitter.com/kgujl1ZrCA
— Wales Rally GB (@WalesRallyGB) November 25, 2016
@dirtgame @PlayStationEU at that price, I might buy it again just so I don’t have to load the dvd each time!
— Jamie (@Evilsmurf76) November 25, 2016
@dirtgame Dirt Rally Mannequin Challenge Crash https://t.co/vT5Y0FpoN9
— francisco naranjo (@frann37) November 24, 2016
@dirtgame Category : Best “don’t cut” simulator
— HEIDEVOLK (@Heidevolk97) November 24, 2016
@dirtgame Petter Solberg son Oliver know how to throw a car around. https://t.co/4KbdNLPjQH
— Ole-Martin Mørk (@olemartin) November 24, 2016
@dirtgame this is Richard Burns signature on a rock he hit as he crashed out on the Motu ’94. You can see the paint streak on it. pic.twitter.com/8HnkP7Rigr
— Scott Mayo (@toxaq) November 24, 2016
One of today’s @dirtgame daily challenges is Pike’s Peak, in the rain, in a Peugeot 208 T16 with 875bhp pic.twitter.com/t5C1fvgXaJ
— Mike Jennings (@mikejjennings) November 24, 2016
i sweat more playing @dirtgame than benching 225 pic.twitter.com/C5aAN467br
— Justin de Guzman (@fjustindg) November 22, 2016
Where do I sign up to be a rally driver? @dirtgame pic.twitter.com/1DLPcZiWX4
— Jack Buckley (@DolphinSpankerr) November 19, 2016
You’re telling me I was 10 when this came out? #HighTimeForAHipReplacementOldMan https://t.co/u3ZDOWtsfa
— Alex Brunt (@chuppachump) November 17, 2016
Screenshot of the Week
This week’s screenshot is of Colin’s Subaru in Greece, courtesy of Buchhalter [GER] on Steam. The striking blue and yellow livery looks awesome against the sun-bleached Mediterranean backdrop.
Video of the Week
Youtuber fehome reckons this is the perfect flip in DiRT Rally. We think it’s pretty good, but we’re sure there might be some more spectacular scenes out there… Send us your best if you think you’ve outperformed this guy’s car gymnastics!
Thanks all from our short and sweet update this weekend! Keep up the DiRTy work and we’ll catch up with you in December.