Dirt Rally 2.0 |OT| Prepare to DrIvE

Oct 25, 2017
6,957
Austin, TX
#1

THE THIRTEENTH TITLE IN THE COLIN MCRAE RALLY SERIES


Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: February 26th, 2019, February 22nd for Deluxe Edition
Platforms: PC, XB1, PS4
Price: $59.99 (Standard Edition), $79.99 (Deluxe Edition)




DESCRIPTION

Dirt Rally 2.0 is a racing video game focused on rallying and rallycross. Players compete in timed stage events on tarmac and off-road terrain in varying weather conditions. The game features stages in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and the U.S. (New England). Dirt Rally 2.0 lets players choose between a total of fifty cars, including World Rallycross Supercars and eight circuits from the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Every car can have its setup adjusted before a race.

These are definitely necessary, as the game now also features a new weather modelling system where changes in the weather will affect the relative level of grip and require players to take a more nuanced approach to driving. The weather will also affect visibility in stages. The surface of the stages is also subject to degradation; as more cars pass over a stage, more than 100 layers ensure that the road surface will start to shift and break up, affecting grip levels. The gameplay therefore demands maximum concentration, especially as some tracks take more than 10 minutes to complete. There is no rewind function and damages not only have a visual but also mechanical effect

Please note: this game requires an online connection to play career mode.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Official Minimum Requirements​

OS: 64bit versions of Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
Processor: AMD FX4300 or Intel Core i3 2130
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD HD7750 or NVIDIA GTX650Ti
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 50 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible soundcard

Official Recommended Requirements​

OS: 64bit versions of Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or Intel Core i5 8600K
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD RX Vega 56 or NVIDIA GTX 1070
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 50 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible soundcard

EDITIONS



DLC PLANS

MEDIA





LAST BITS

VR Support is coming to Oculus Rift this summer. No other VR platforms are confirmed yet



Track List
courtesy of Jamesways
Argentina, Catamarca:
Las Juntas - 8.25km
Valle de los puentes - 7.98km
Camino de acantilados y rocas - 5.30km
San Isidro - 4.48km
Miraflores - 3.35km
El Rodeo - 2.84 km
Reverse:
Camino a La Puerta - 8.25km
Valle de los puentes a la inversa - 7.98km
Camino de acantilados y rocas inverso- 5.30km
Camino a Coneta - 4.48km
Huillaprima - 3.35km
La Merced - 2.84km

Australia, Monaro:
Mount Kaye Pass - 12.50km
Chandlers Creek - 12.34km
Bondi Forest - 7.01km
Reckton Plains - 6.89km
Yambulla Mountain Ascent - 6.64km
Noorinbee Ridge Ascent - 5.28km
Reverse:
Mount Kaye Pass Reverse - 12.50km
Chandlers Creek Reverse - 12.34km
Taylor Farm Sprint - 7.01km
Reckton Plains Reverse - 6.89km
Yambulla Mountain Descent - 6.64km
Noorinbee Ridge Descent - 5.28km

New Zealand, Hawkes Bay:
Waimarama Point Forward - 16.06km
Te Awanga Forward - 11.48km
Waimarama Sprint Forward - 8.81km
Elsthorpe Sprint Forward - 7.32km
Ocean Beach Sprint - 6.61km
Te Awanga Sprint Forward - 4.79km
Reverse:
Waimarama Point Reverse - 16.06km
Ocean Beach - 11.48km
Waimarama Sprint Reverse - 8.81km
Elsthorpe Sprint Reverse - 7.32km
Ocean Beach Sprint Reverse - 6.61km
Te Awanga Sprint Reverse - 4.79km

Spain, Ribadelles:
Comienzo en Bellriu - 14.34km
Centenera - 10.57km
Ascenso por valle el Gualet - 7.00km
Vinedos dentro del valle Parra - 6.81km
Vinedos Dardenya - 6.55km
Descento por carretera - 4.58km
Reverse:
Final en Bellriu - 14.34km
Camino a Centenera - 10.57km
Salida desde Montverd - 7.00km
Ascenso bosque Montevard - 6.81km
Vinedos Dardenya inversa - 6.55km
Subida por Carretera - 4.58km

USA, New England:
Beaver Creek Trailer Forward - 12.86km
North Fork Pass - 12.50km
Hancock Creek Burst - 6.89km
Fuller Mountain Ascent - 6.64km
Tolt Valley Sprint Forward - 6.10km
Hancock Hill Sprint Forward - 6.01km
Reverse:
Beaver Creek Trail Reverse - 12.86km
North Fork Pass Reverse - 12.50km
Fury Lake Depart - 6.89km
Fuller Mountain Descent - 6.64km
Tolt Valley Sprint Reverse - 6.10km
Hancock Hill Sprint Reverse - 6.01km

Poland, Leczna County:
Zaróbka - 16.46km
Zienki - 13.42km
Marynka - 9.25km
Kopina - 7.03km
Lejno - 6.72km
Czarny Las - 6.62km
Reverse:
Zagorze - 16.46km
Jezioro Rotcze - 13.42km
Borysik - 9.25km
Józefin - 7.03km
Jagodno - 6.82km
Jezioro Lukie - 6.62km

Unique KM:
148.76km

Total competitive KM:
597.5km

Rallycross locations:
Barcalona, Catalunya
Montalegre, Portugal
Mettet, Belgium
Loheac, France
Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Hell, Norway
Holjes, Sweden
Silverstone, Britain

DLC:
Season 1:
Monaco, Monte Carlo:
Vallee Descendante - 10.6km
Pra d'Alart - 9.8km
Col de Turini - Depart en descente - 6.8km
Route de Turini Decente - 4.2km
Gordolon - Courte Montee - 5.1km
Col de Turini - Sprint en montee - 4.0km
Reverse
Route de Turini - 10.8km
Col de Turini Depart - 9,8km
Approache du Col de Turini Montee - 3.9km
Route de Turini Montee - 6.8km
Col de Turini - Sprint en descente - 4.7km
Col de Turini - Descente

Sweden, Varmland
Ransbysater - 11.9km
Hamra - 12.1km
Algsjon Sprint - 5.2km
Stor-Jangen Sprint - 6.6km
Elgsjon - 7km
Ostra Hinnsjon - 4.9km
Reverse
Norraskoga - 11.9km
Lysvik - 12.1km
Stor-Jangen sprint reverse - 6.6km
Skogsrallyt - 4.8km
Bjorklangen - 4.9km
Algsjon - 7km

Germany, Baumholder
Oberstein - 11.6km
Hammerstein - 10.8km
Waldaufsteig - 5.3km
Kreuzungsring - 6.3km
Verbundsring - 5.8km
Flugzeugring - 4.9km
Reverse
Frauenberg - 11.6km
Ruschberg - 10.7km
Kreuzungsring reverse - 5.6km
Waldabstieg - 6.0km
Flugzeugring reverse - 5.1km
Verbundsring reverse - 5.5km


Car List


Reviews:

PC Gamer: 8.7/10
Simply the best rally sim around, building on its predecessor’s already fine foundations.
A bit like the Normandy beach landings, but with pace notes
Eurogamer Italy: 8/10
The overall rating of Dirt Rally 2.0 is still positive considering the contents and modalities, even if we would have liked a couple more rallies and fewer Rallycross circuits.

metacritic
opencritic

shout out to HueyFreeman for the OT title suggestion
Cheers

 
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Oct 27, 2017
2,036
#3
Beautiful! Countdown to Thursday 10 PM (MST) begins

That PC Gamer review is exactly the kind of review I was hoping for. Also, "A bit like the Normandy beach landings, but with pace notes" should be the box quote.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,568
#4
Like in the first one, missing my Celicas ;/. I know that Toyota is stubborn lately in regards to licensing but my local WRC champion drove those.

Don't they plan to add the stages from the first game to this? It should require less work than creating new ones and due to the nature of the game no one would mind to see recycled content.
 
Mar 18, 2018
159
#5
Left 4 don't cut, be brave!


I worry about the visuals - need to see some additional footage on base PS4. I hope patch might fix any popup issues and blurryness.
 
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janusff
Oct 25, 2017
6,957
Austin, TX
#7
Beautiful! Countdown to Thursday 10 PM (MST) begins

That PC Gamer review is exactly the kind of review I was hoping for. Also, "A bit like the Normandy beach landings, but with pace notes" should be the box quote.
I’ll add this later today! Thanks for the suggestion :)
Like in the first one, missing my Celicas ;/. I know that Toyota is stubborn lately in regards to licensing but my local WRC champion drove those.

Don't they plan to add the stages from the first game to this? It should require less work than creating new ones and due to the nature of the game no one would mind to see recycled content.
According to the road map, they’re adding Monte Carlo, Sweden and Germany, which have been in previous games. Not sure whether they will be the same tracks or not.
 
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Ste

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Jun 8, 2018
389
England
#10
Curious if I'll be able to handle more than a minute in vr on this game as dirt rally 1 is the only game I can't handle in my full library.

No problem as my simulator with the 49inch chg90 is ready!
 
Oct 27, 2017
272
Turkey
#11
I hope they improved gamepad support first game was so cruel to gamepad users. I played about 40hrs even though I wanted to play more there were some stages almost undrivable.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,036
#12
Any possibility of them patching in PSVR support someday? Dirt Rally in VR was fantastic even though it took a hit visually.
I'd be pretty surprised if they didn't given (a) PSVR is the most successful VR platform and (b) they patched it in in the previous game.

BUT... as I recall the last one was a paid DLC. Someone else might need to confirm that, I don't have PSVR
 
Oct 27, 2017
879
#14
I'd be pretty surprised if they didn't given (a) PSVR is the most successful VR platform and (b) they patched it in in the previous game.

BUT... as I recall the last one was a paid DLC. Someone else might need to confirm that, I don't have PSVR
You are correct, there was a small fee for it. It was well worth it in my opinion.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#16
I'm not too happy with the support the first Dirt Rally got. And the grind needed to unlock cars was stupidly insane, if they don't fix that, i think i'll skip.
 
Oct 27, 2017
861
#18
The Dirt Rally series is like the rogue-lite of racing games.

Gonna have to deprioritize games this month, but I'll definitely check this out later.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,118
#24
Great OT, love the title!

Looking forward to reading impressions here. I'll be picking this one up a little down the line.
 
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janusff
Oct 25, 2017
6,957
Austin, TX
#26
thanks Angie! Nice avatar! ;)
Uh is the deluxe edition exclusive to a certain retailer? Amazon has no preorder option, its not listed at all on Gamestop or Best Buy
on the deluxe edition image above, it just says participating retailers. not sure who those may be. sorry. I know it's available digitally on all available stores.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,968
#29
For those of you who have it already, how are the physics compared to the previous game? I loved DR1.0 but there were some cars that felt almost uncontrollable.
 
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janusff
Oct 25, 2017
6,957
Austin, TX
#30
What are the new features or improvements in Dirt Rally 2.0 with respect the previous one?
I believe these are new features. Track degradation being a big one.
These are definitely necessary, as the game now also features a new weather modelling system where changes in the weather will affect the relative level of grip and require players to take a more nuanced approach to driving. The weather will also affect visibility in stages. The surface of the stages is also subject to degradation; as more cars pass over a stage, more than 100 layers ensure that the road surface will start to shift and break up, affecting grip levels.
 
Mar 1, 2018
106
#31
I'm most likely gonna get this but I'm on the fence as to whether or not I pay extra for the early access version. Anyone feel like tipping me over one way or another?
 
Oct 26, 2017
7,532
#37
Like in the first one, missing my Celicas ;/. I know that Toyota is stubborn lately in regards to licensing but my local WRC champion drove those.

Don't they plan to add the stages from the first game to this? It should require less work than creating new ones and due to the nature of the game no one would mind to see recycled content.
I thought I was the only one who cared about Celica. . _.
 
Oct 27, 2017
586
#44
So im looking at the Digital deluxe version and im not sure what the Season One Tokens and Season Two Tokens actually are?, are these extra rallies locked behind a paywall?. If these are nothing then the only thing id be interested in in the Deluxe version is the 5 car pack and im not sure thats worth the premium
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#46
So im looking at the Digital deluxe version and im not sure what the Season One Tokens and Season Two Tokens actually are?, are these extra rallies locked behind a paywall?. If these are nothing then the only thing id be interested in in the Deluxe version is the 5 car pack and im not sure thats worth the premium
s1 is detailed in the opening post. I expect s2 to be similar only focused on rallycross
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,036
#47