Nacon and KT Racing have revealed the content of the first free update for WRC 9. The update is out today, bringing with it more special stages, a new driver and the promise Photo Mode for the game.
The six new special stages have been added to the Neste Rally Finland rally, the fastest rally of the season and particularly challenging for the number of blind jumps that they feature. Be sure to listen to your co-driver!
Alongside that, you can tackle it with the new driver in the game, New Zealand’s Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard, who race in the Hyundai i20 WRC.
Lastly, there’s the new photo mode, which does exactly what you’d expect it would in this day and age.
A second free update will come soon, bringing with it the co-op Co-driver Mode. More details on that will be shared soon, as will the details of the timing surrounding the free upgrades to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, not to mention the Nintendo Switch release.
For now, WRC is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store.
We rather enjoyed the game at its release in September. Tom said in our WRC 9 review:
With driving that is now on par with the competition, WRC 9 will keep sucking rally fans back in for more. Elements around the core rallying action could still do with some added finesse, but when the basic premise is so solid, those issues fade into the background. At last, Kylotonn has delivered on the promise of authentic driving experience, and for a rallying game, I think that is the single most important element.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the jump from current to next-gen can further the game. At the very least, we can look forward to another set of additional stages for Rally Portugal.
Source: press release