It feels like no time at all since the release of Dirt Rally 2.0, but Codemasters are already gearing up to start their second season of post-launch content. This time, it’s all about rallycross and Group B cars, but there’s still a bit of love for rally purists out there.
As with the first season, the release schedule is designed to trickle out new content every fortnight, alternating between adding new cars and new tracks to rally on. It all kicks off on 4th June and rolls out a little like this:
- Week 1: Peugeot 205 T16 Rallycross, Ford RS200 Evolution, Special Livery
- Week 3: Latvia RX
- Week 5: Porsche 911 SC RS, Lancia 037 Evo 2, Special Livery
- Week 7: Wales Rally
- Week 9: Lancia Delta S4 Rallycross, MG Metro 6R4 Rallycross, Special Livery
- Week 11: Germany RX
The two new rallycross tracks take us to Bikernieki, Latvia and Estering, Germany and are freshly created circuits. The rest of the content will feel a little more familiar. All of the Rallycross Group B cars are in the game as standard rally cars, but have been given imprved handling and a graphical overhaul, while the Wales Rally has been spruced up from the first Dirt Rally with the new lighting and gameplay tweaks of this game.
Game Director Ross Gowing said, “Season Two is a perfect blend of new and old and there is something here for everyone. Fans will be thrilled at the return of the Group B rallycross cars and we’re excited to give our community two new circuits in Latvia and Germany.
“Although our primary focus for Season Two is on rallycross, we haven’t forgotten our rally purists, and we know from fan feedback how much they love taking on the tough Welsh terrain and what better way to do it than in Ryan Champion’s Porsche 911 SC RS.”
Even without the DLC, this game is near essential for a rallying fan. As Dom wrote it our Dirt Rally 2.0 review, it’s “Utterly convincing, enthralling and punishing, [and] an exquisite racing sim.”
Source: press release