Codemasters has confirmed that the Clubs feature has now gone live in Dirt Rally 2.0, meaning players can now set their own little community of players to take part in championships. To set up a club you’ll need to log in to your Racenet account on the Dirt 2 website, and from there you have the option to create a club or see which clubs you’re already a part of. The process to create a club is pretty straightforward.
Once you click on create a club, type in the club name and description, choose whether it will be an open club so anyone can join, a moderated club so the club owner has to approve applications, or it remains closed with members having to be invited by the club owner. You also have to choose if the club will be restricted to the platform your racenet account is connected to, or to make it a cross-platform club so friends on other platforms can join in. Clubs have three tiers with Owners having full control, Administrators can create championships and manage players, and players play in championships. Owners and Administrators can also promote or kick players out of a club.
When it comes the championships the only option is Rally Championship with Rallycross events not being available to choose as a championship option. Only one championship can be live at a time in a club. While creating a championship you’ll be able to pick the number of locations and how many stages there will be. You can search for Clubs on the site and decide which ones you want to join. Along with clubs update 1.5 has launched with following.
- Club support added to Freeplay.
- Visual improvements made to rain effects.
- 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.
- Start-line AI behaviour adjusted at Lohéac Bretagne circuit.
- AI cars will now be washed after Rallycross races.
- Notification added for when a player completes research on a car’s final engine upgrade in My Team.
- 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.