DIRT 5 is set to receive its next major content expansion on Tuesday, March 30th. That’s only a few days away and it promises to bring a host of exciting new free goodies to all players, as well as some exclusive content for those who own the Amplified Edition and Year One Upgrade. Let’s dig into the paid additions first, which are all bundled into the Uproar Content Pack.
The Uproar Content Pack features four vehicles from Codemasters’ previous extreme off-road racing game, DiRT Showdown – check them out below in all their grit and glory.
Each of these extreme rally monsters will be featured across 25 new Career events, available in the “Uproar” section of the Career mode. These events take place either at night-time or utilize dynamic weather conditions that include nightfall. Locations include new scenarios in New York, Nepal, Italy, and South Africa.
Two sponsors have also been added into the Career mode in the Uproar Content Pack: PUMA and OffRoad Xtreme. Completing events when signed to these new sponsors will enable you to unlock new items, such as fresh liveries, player profile options including new lanyards and custom livery patterns.
Codemasters is also adding new Achievements and Trophies across all versions of DIRT 5. These will unlock for playing through both the Uproar Career thread and the recently released Energy Career thread. Those who have already completed the latter and meet the specific requirements for any new Achievement or Trophy will automatically have them unlocked upon the release of Update 4.00.
As a reminder, this content is available at no additional cost to those who own the DIRT 5 Amplified Edition or the Year One Upgrade. Otherwise, the all-new Uproar Content Pack costs £9.99/€11.49/$12.49 standalone and will be available on the Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store and Steam from March 30th. Those on Google Stadia will receive the update “at a later date.”
Free to everyone, the newest DIRT 5 content drop coincides with the After Dark Playgrounds Update. This extends the night-time theme with an additional 20+ items added to the custom arena creator, all of which are designed to shine bright in the absolute darkness of night. Codemasters says to expect “bold colour palettes, fireworks, new variants of checkpoints, loops and jumps, and even a multi-coloured disco floor for Gymkhana spin zones.” These items can be accessed from a new tab in “Create” mode while new community-created Playgrounds featuring these custom neon items will be found under the “Discover” tab.
Players will also discover that Italy and Arizona both now offer night-time options. Combined with the existing night conditions for Cape Town Stadium, these arenas will be able to make the most of the After Dark items. Codemasters will also begin verifying creators in the Playground community to reward the biggest and best designers. These will be hand-picked by the DIRT 5 team and Verified Creators will have a “tick” beside their name when their Playgrounds appear in the “Discover” mode.
Additional real-world liveries are being added for the BMW M1 Procar, the Subaru WRX STI RX Supercar, the Subaru Impreza S4 Rally and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI. These will be available to everyone.
Private lobbies for DIRT 5 have also been added to the game’s Online options, allowing players to create a custom race lobby and invite friends to join them! Hosts will be able to customize the race location, car class, race length, location and weather conditions. Private lobbies support up to eight players in total.
Players will also now be able to find their in-game stats attached to their profile, including total miles driven, total races completed and more.
Lastly, the newest DIRT 5 update also includes “various technical tweaks and fixes to further improve game performance on all platforms.” If you want to know more about the extreme rallying racing game, be sure to check out our review – as well as our impressions of it running on Xbox Series X. As a reminder, DIRT 5 is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC and recently launched on Stadia, the cloud streaming platform from Google. It’s also included in Xbox Game Pass for PC and console as part of the subscription service.
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