Dirt Rally Gets a Launch Trailer, Daily Events Explained

April 5, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Dirt Rally was given a launch trailer today, which you can watch above.

From Codemasters and Deep Silver, Dirt Rally is touted as “the most authentic and thrilling rally game ever made,” and you can read what we thought of it in our review.

Previously released on PC, Dirt Rally adds seven extra cars with the console launch: Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, Renault 5 Turbo, Renault Alpine A110, Opel Corsa Super 1600, Peugeot  207 S1600, Renault Clio S1600, and Mini Classic Rallycross. You’ll also find 21 advanced rally driving video guides, the Pikes Peak track, and three of Colin McRae’s most iconic liveries.

Here’s what else Codemasters says about Dirt Rally:

DiRT Rally includes officially licensed FIA World Rallycross content, allowing you to experience the breathless, high-speed thrills of some of the world’s fastest off-road cars as you trade paint with other drivers at some of the series’ best-loved circuits, in both single player and high-intensity multiplayer races. DiRT Rally also features online league support and daily, weekly and monthly challenges that allow players to test themselves against the best drivers in the world and claim bragging rights as well as in-game currency.

Senior Games Designer Darren Hayward then detailed the Daily Events:

We’ve tried to cater for all schedules with these events, whether you’re logging in for a quick 20-minute stage or an epic six-hour rally.

The Daily events are the former, giving you an opportunity to test drive cars in the game before you invest your hard-earned credits. Each day is a new car on a new stage, with just 24 hours to log your time. There’s no need to own the car, so there’s no excuse for not entering. If you stack it, like I said earlier, you can always come back tomorrow!

The Dirt Daily Live is a straightforward time-based rally featuring one car on one of the game’s 70+ stages. You’ll mostly be playing Rally, but RallyX and Hillclimb will both make an appearance once a week if you feel like dipping your toe in one of the other disciplines.

The Delta event is based on the community average time for the featured stage. You’ll need to beat that average to get the top rewards from this one, but barring a serious crash or spin you should be able to manage without too much trouble.

Wager Events are where we start toying with you a little bit. We won’t tell you the car or stage that you’re about to compete on, and we’ll ask for 100,000 CR up front as a stake. It’s then up to you to finish in one of the top tiers to make sure you get a return on your investment.

The Owner’s Club event is the only daily stage that requires you to own the featured vehicle. You’ll be rewarded for your trouble, with extra CR on offer. You’ll also be able to tune your car. You know, since it’s yours.

Additionally, there will be two Weekly rallies, both six stages long – one is a reasonably forgiving event with reasonable rewards, while the other is more taxing with generous CR rewards. As for Monthly events, they’re described as “an epic twenty-four stage rally that spans four countries around the globe.”

Back in February, Codemasters said they were targeting 1080p/60fps with Dirt Rally. According to Digital Foundry’s analysis, they hit that target:

Did you pick up Dirt Rally today?

[Source: PS Blog, Digital Foundry (YouTube)]