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DiRT Rally 2.0 is a title that is constantly evolving based on your feedback and how people play the game.

This thread is an archive of our Patch Notes, so you can see what's been added over time.

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General Update Information:

  • Every few weeks the game is updated with new content, as well as several bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements.
  • Updates are simultaneous releases across all platforms.
  • Updates typically happen between 10.00 and 12.00 GMT.
  • While an update is in progress players may experience a drop in connection to RaceNet and other online services.

 

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Version 1.0

February 22, 2019

General Information:

  • This was the version available at launch and on-disc.

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Version 1.1

February 22, 2019

 

My Team:

  • Added several minor quality-of-life improvements.

 

Locations:

  • Improved visual quality of all locations.
  • Improved placement of reset lines across multiple locations.
  • Added multiple sponsors to trackside hoardings.

 

Cars:

  • Made multiple minor improvements to several cars.
  • Added multiple sponsors to vehicle liveries

 

AI:

  • Adjusted AI performance across title.
     

Audio:

  • Added multiple lines for non-English co-drivers.
     

Misc:

  • Refined UX in Custom game modes.
  • Made various improvements and corrections to text across title.
  • General stability improvements and minor bug fixes throughout title.

 

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Version 1.2

March 20, 2019

 

My Team:

  • Resolved issue where game would soft-lock when a player owned a large number of vehicles.
  • Eliminated exploit that allowed players to claim rewards multiple times.
  • Resolved issue where number of podiums earned would not track correctly.

 

Rallycross:

  • Added ability to skip Joker Lap cutscene.

 

Multiplayer:

  • Resolved issues where players would disconnect from Multiplayer Lobbies under specific conditions.

 

Graphics:

  • Adjusted brightness of interior camera views.

 

Audio:

  • Resolved multiple instances which would trigger audio cutting out mid-Stage.

 

Achievements:

  • Upgraded - Resolved issues where this Achievement was failing to unlock.

 

Cars:

  • Updated engine audio of Citroen C3 R5.
  • Updated engine audio of Ford Mustang GT4.

 

UI/UX:

  • Resolved multiple instances of players being able to post negative times to Leaderboards.
  • Enabled the ability to display rev counter dial when using interior camera views.
  • Added proximity indicators to display nearby cars in Rallycross Events.
  • Made various improvements and corrections to text (all languages).
  • Made various improvements to subtitles.
  • Resolved issue where accented characters would display incorrectly.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • General stability improvements and minor bug fixes throughout title.

 

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Version 1.3

April 16, 2019

 

 

Achievements:

  • New Achievement - On Thin Ice - Complete a clean stage in Monte Carlo.
  • New Achievement - Rock ‘n’ Roll - Drive 66km at Monte Carlo in the DS 21.
  • New Achievement - To all those who doubted... - Get a podium in the Citroën C4 Rally.
  • New Achievement - Kickin’ 80s Vibe.
  • Fire Up That Car... Again - Modified unlock criteria. 

 

Cars:

  • New Livery - Ford Fiesta R5 - Jon Armstrong / 2019 Galway International Rally.
  • Resolved issue where car would float on the starting line, preventing acceleration.
  • Updated engine audio of BMW M1 Procar.
  • Updated engine audio of Peugeot 208 T16 R5.
  • Made various visual improvements to car models.

 

Audio:

  • Resolved multiple causes of audio cutting out mid-Stage.

 

UI/UX:

  • Corrected multiple non-English translations.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved issue where retiring from an event would count towards Stage completion and Achievement unlocks.
  • Resolved issue where returning to the Service Area in Community Challenges (Rallycross) would send players to main menu.
  • Adjusted codriver callouts across multiple locations.
  • Added ability to view Leaderboards after events in modes other than Time Trial.
  • Adjusted track reset lines across some locations.
  • Add various stability improvements and minor bug fixes across title.

 

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Version 1.4

May 16, 2019

 

Multiplayer:

  • Added ability to restrict Multiplayer Lobbies to human players only.

 

My Team:

  • Resolved issue where Delta Daily Challenges were awarding incorrect CR amounts.

 

Cars:

  • Blank black & white liveries added to most cars.
  • Removed ability for AI to select unreleased cars.
  • Resolved issue where Speedcar Xtrem wheels would disappear.
  • Updated audio of Opel Manta 400.
  • Miscellaneous visual improvements to cars.

 

Rallycross:

  • Improved Joker Lap detection at Silverstone.
  • Improved track reset lines at Mettet.

 

UI/UX:

  • Added indicator for when ghost cars are stopped on the road due to Time Penalties.
  • Added ability to select and auto-scroll to top Leaderboard time.
  • Added Costa Rica as a selecable flag and nationality.
  • Improved visibility of tyre warnings in Service Areas.
  • Disabling Personal Best ghosts will now disable them for the entirely of the current play session.
  • Disabled Proximity Warning markings when overtaking retired cars.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved issue where resuming a championship would damage previously damaged components.
  • Made several minor stability and performance improvements across title.

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Version 1.4.1

May 16, 2019

 

Force Feedback:

  • Adjusted Suspension setting based on community input.
  • Set default Suspension number to 100.

 

 

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Version 1.5

June 11, 2019

 

Clubs:

  • Added RaceNet Clubs to Freeplay.

 

Graphics:

  • Improved appearance of rain effects.

 

My Team:

  • Service Areas will appear correctly in Weekly and Monthly Challenges.
  • Monthly Challenge Leaderboards adjusted to show total Event times instead of individual Stage times.
  • Elite and Master AI difficulty adjusted in My Team Rally Events to provide a fairer transition upwards from Pro.
  • Notification added for when a player completes research on a car’s final engine upgrade in My Team.

 

Rallycross:

  • Start-line AI behaviour adjusted at Lohéac Bretagne circuit.
  • AI cars will now be washed after Rallycross races.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Chase cameras adjusted to reduce camera clipping into roadside objects.
  • Non-English language co-driver volume increased.
  • Corrections to some non-English language co-driver calls.
  • General stability improvements and minor bug fixes.

 

 

Version 1.5.1

June 12, 2019

 

Rallycross

  • Resolved issue where users were being prompted to delete their FIA World Rallycross Championship progress.

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Version 1.6

July 9, 2019

 

My Team:

  • Resolved issue whereby players were seeing blank entries above their current Leaderboard standing.
  • Removed potential exploit that allowed for unlimited restarts in My Team Events.
  • Widened AI performance capabilities across several difficulty levels, making the jump in challenge feel less dramatic.


Cars:

  • Updated engine audio for Lancia Delta S4, based on new real-world audio data.
  • Adjusted headlight glass texture on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI.
  • Added night time dashboard illumination to the Porsche 911 SC RS.
  • Miscellaneous fixes and adjustments to damage models of multiple cars.


AI:

  • Adjusted AI performance on Night Rally Stages.
  • Adjusted AI performance during Wet Rallycross Events.
  • Adjusted AI performance to better simulate tyre wear during Events with long distances between Service Areas.


Visuals:

  • Fixed issue regarding tyre marks not appearing on certain surfaces.
  • Adjusted rain effects for better visibility when using interior camera views.
  • Reduced excessive dirt kick-up at Biķernieki, Riga (Latvia RX).


Audio:

  • Resolved issue where rain audio would cut out on longer Stages.
  • Resolved issue where ambient sounds would cut out in Service Areas.
  • Fixed multiple issues with co-driver calls on Germany Rally Stages.


UI/UX:

  • Added support for “Manual H-Pattern or Manual Sequential” to transmission options.
  • Added support for “Manual H-Pattern with Clutch or Manual Sequential” to transmission options.
  • Improved animations of certain Engine Mapping Upgrade unlock notificiations.
  • Added subtitles to Biķernieki, Riga (Latvia RX) introductory video.
  • Minor fixes to Brazilian Portuguese translations during loading screens.


Miscellaneous:

  • Improvements to Location loading times (Steam version only).
  • Improvements to reset lines and collision areas on Germany Rally.
  • Improvements to reset lines and collision areas on Argentina Rally.
  • Improvements to reset lines and collision areas on Poland Rally.
  • Improvements to reset lines and collision areas on Hell, Lånkebanen (Norway RX).
  • Improvements to reset lines and collision areas on Biķernieki, Riga (Latvia RX).
  • General stability improvements and minor bug-fixes throughout the game.

 

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Version 1.7

August 8, 2019

 

VR:

  • Added support for OpenVR (Steam version only)

 

Content:

  • New Location: DirtFish (Test Drive only)
  • New Livery: DirtFish – SUBARU WRX STI NR4
  • New Livery: DirtFish – Opel Adam R2
  • New Livery: DirtFish – Ford Fiesta OMSE SuperCar Lites
  • New Livery: DirtFish – BMW E30 M3 Evo Rally
  • New Livery: Per-Inge Walfridsson – Lancia Stratos

 

Leaderboards:

  • Resolved issue where negative times were being displayed on Leaderboards.

 

My Team:

  • Tyre compound choice will no longer reset to Medium after every Stage.

 

Clubs:

  • Added support for more scheduling options when setting up Club Championships.

 

Cars:

  • Added Turbocharger audio to Lancia Delta S4 (Rally).
  • Resolved texture error on Ford Escort RS Cosworth.
  • Resolved texture error with bonnet underside on Citroën C3 R5.
  • Resolved issue with Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec’s brake lights not working.
  • Resolved issue with Snow Tyres not visually attaching to axles of Volkswagen Polo R5.
  • Improved appearance of ŠKODA Fabia Rally (Up to 2000cc) tail lights and spoiler.

 

Locations:

  • Bikernieki, Latvia – Corrected grid slot ordering for Rallycross Heats
  • Bikernieki, Latvia – Resolved issue where starting lights would not activate.
  • Bikernieki, Latvia – Resolved collision issue with specific rumble strip.
  • Łęczna County, Poland – Improved lighting effects on grass.
  • Łęczna County, Poland – Corrected time of sunset from 04:16 to 18:55.

 

UI/UX:

  • Resolved issue where Engine Upgrades 5 and 6 for Peugeot 205 T16 Rallycross were inverted.
  • Resolved issue where ghost targets were not tracking correctly on Stage progress bars.

 

Achievements/Trophies:

  • Added new Achievement – The Home Favourite – Win in Latvia in the Reinis Nitišs Ford Fiesta Rallycross (MK7)
  • Added new Achievement – Mr Rallycross – Win 3 Rallycross Events in the Ford RS200 Evolution
  • Added new Achievement – The Hills are Alive… – Complete an Event in Wales
  • Added new Achievement – SEND IT – Win at Estering in Kevin Eriksson’s Ford Fiesta Rallycross (MK8)
  • Made fixes to certain issues preventing “Adaptable” from unlocking.

 

Localisation:

  • Portuguese – Correction to text translation of “Hard Tyres”.
  • German – Correction to text message for when users load a Tuning Setup.
  • Spanish – Corrected co-driver callouts for certain turns on Polish stages.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Added official support for Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2 (AO) on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
  • General stability improvements and minor bug fixes throughout the game.

 

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Version 1.8

September 3, 2019

 

VR:

  • Added option allowing players to choose whether to launch the game in 2D Mode or VR Mode.
  • Added support for separate graphics presets between 2D Mode and VR Mode.
  • Added support for “-novr” launch command.
  • Added ability to bind “Reset View” to a preferred button/key.
  • Resolved issue where game would crash if no VR headset was plugged in.
  • Improved readability of UI text in VR Mode.

 

Esports:

  • Added support for DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series Qualifiers.

 

Content:

  • New car: BMW M2 Competition
  • Added files for Greece Rally in preparation of DLC release on September 10.
  • Added files for the Seat Ibiza Kit Car in preparation of DLC release on September 24.
  • Added files for the Peugeot 306 Maxi in preparation of DLC release on September 24.

 

AI:

  • Adjusted performance of AI drivers across multiple routes and car classes, to provide a more balanced difficulty curve.

 

Clubs:

  • Resolved issue where tuning setups were being reset to default between Stages in Club Championships.
  • Resolved issue where damage was resetting between Stages in Club Championships.
  • Resolved issue where tyre punctures were automatically being repaired between Club Stages regardless of spare tyre availability.
  • Resolved issue where cars were automatically being cleaned after every Stage in Club Championships.

 

Rallycross:

  • Resolved issue where too many cars would spawn on the starting grid.
  • Resolved issue where AI drivers would skip Joker Laps if a player restarted a race or got disqualified.
  • Resolved issue where players could avoid taking a Penalty Joker lap after receiving a penalty.

 

Cars:

  • Resolved issue where rear left tyre of the Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 was too narrow in comparison to rear right tyre.

 

Multiplayer:

  • Resolved issue where the host of a Humans Only Custom Event would fall through the game world.
  • Resolved issue where end of race countdown timer would not appear for players yet to complete a race.
  • Resolved issue where players could gain access to DLC cars ahead of official release date.
  • Resolved issue where players could not choose a DLC car if they were in a lobby with a host with Season Content access.
  • (Note: If a Lobby Host owns Season content, all players in the Lobby are given permission to use that DLC content regardless of entitlement status.)

 

Locations:

  • DirtFish added to Freeplay.
  • New Zealand Rally – Corrected brightness setting for better visibility in darker areas.
  • Mettet, Belgium – Resolved issue where start lights were not working.

 

UI/UX:

  • Updated Freeplay main menu tab to include DirtFish.
  • Added World Series tab to main menu.
  • Added Uruguayan flag as a selectable option for driver profiles.

 

Achievements/Trophies:

  • “Adaptable” – Further improvements after Version 1.7 to make Achievement trigger properly.
  • “Watch the Delta” – Adjusted triggers to assist users who weren’t able to unlock Achievement initially.
  • “Living the Dream” – Adjusted triggers to assist users who weren’t able to unlock Achievement initially.

 

Hardware:

  • Resolved issue where rev lights on Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel Base were displaying in the wrong direction.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • General stability improvements and minor bug fixes throughout title.

 

 

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Version 1.8.1

September 9, 2019

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Minor UI changes
  • General stability improvements and minor bug fixes throughout title.

 

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Version 1.10.1

November 5, 2019

Broadcast Mode:

  • Resolved issue where vehicles were flickering when using Trackside cameras.
  • Resolved issues where Trackside cameras were not accurately following cars in Rallycross Events.
  • Resolved issue where game would crash when switching cameras.
  • Made a number of minor updates and big fixes to feature.

 

Hardware:

  • Resolved issues where game would periodically stutter when USB input devices are connected, in some specific scenarios. 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Resolved issue where some trackside banners appeared as blank images. 

 

Version 1.11 is in development and is expected to release around December 9-14.

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Version 1.11.1

December 12, 2019

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Minor bug-fixes.

 

Version 1.12 is in development and is expected to release around January 21, 2020.

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Version 1.12.1

January 27, 2020

Steam & Oculus Versions Only

 

VR:

  • Resolved issue where visuals would appear blurred while driving.
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Version 1.15

August 18, 2020

Content:

  • New livery: Royal Air Force - Ford Fiesta R5


UI/UX:

  • Re-enabled World Series tab on main menu to accommodate for DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series Qualifiers.

    Note:
    Players who take part in World Series Qualifiers will earn a new car (Ford Fiesta R5 MKII), which is set to be released in version 1.16.
    Players who take part in Qualifiers using v1.15 will get the car when it releases. 


Rallycross:

  • Updated sponsor board branding on all FIA World Rallycross championship tracks to reflect real-world updates.
  • Adjusted performance of AI drivers in wet conditions (decreased pace by 1%).


Cars:

  • SUBARU Legacy RS - Added ability to upgrade brake durability in My Team, in line with other cars across the game.
  • SUBARU WRX STI (Rallycross) - Updated livery number which was previously difficult to see.
  • Peugeot 208 WRX (2019) - Adjusted position of gear indicator which was previously obscured by steering wheel.


Locations:

  • Perth and Kinross, Scotland - Adjusted collision detection for some log piles, which previously resulted in invisible collisions. 
  • Perth and Kinross, Scotland - Adjusted Pace Note timings for a small number of corners on Newhouse Bridge Stage (now come slightly earlier).
  • Perth and Kinross, Scotland - Resolved issue regarding notable FPS drop on South Morningside and Old Butterstone Muir Stages (narrow bridge section).


Colin McRae Scenarios:

  • Updated completion text in German, French, Italian and Spanish for consistency.

 

Version 1.16 is in development, release date to be confirmed (estimate: early October).

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Version 1.16

September 28, 2020

Content:

  • New car: Ford Fiesta R5 MKII

    Note:
    Car is available to all players in modes outside of My Team.
    To unlock the car for use in My Team, take part in a DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series Qualifier and you'll get it when the Event Week ends.

 

Cars:

  • Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 - Updated engine audio based on new recordings of real-world car.
  • Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 - Updated rear-view mirrors to show reflected images.
  • Ford Escort MK2 - Updated rear-view mirrors to show reflected images.
  • Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec - Updated rear-view mirrors to show reflected images.

 

FIA World Rallycross Championship:

  • Removed AI driver names which were mistakenly appearing when using 2019-spec cars.

 

Colin McRae Scenarios:

  • Resolved issue where Used tyres were displaying as New in Service Areas.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Added ability to select Paraguay as a driver nationality.
  • Made various minor (not notable) bugfixes across the game.

 

This is currently the final update planned for DiRT Rally 2.0.

The Ford Fiesta R5 MKII will be unlocked for all players to purchase in My Team Garage menu in early 2021, however this does not require a game update.

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