In the last 24 hours a new update for DiRT 2.0 has released - containing plenty of improvements and changes to the rapidly improving rally title.
Developed by Codemasters as a sequel to the 2015's popular DiRT Rally game, DiRT Rally 2.0 has been met with something of a mixed reaction from the sim racing community since it dropped back on February 26th - something the British development team have been at pains to address in recent months by way of a steady stream of post release updates for the title.
This month, build 1.8 has been deployed across the various platforms hosting the game, and with it comes a wide range of improvements and fixes - including a nice look at how VR is supported within the game.
DiRT 2.0 Update Notes:
- Added option allowing players to choose whether to launch the game in 2D Mode or VR Mode.
- Added support for separate graphics presets between 2D Mode and VR Mode.
- Added support for “-novr” launch command.
- Added ability to bind “Reset View” to a preferred button/key.
- Resolved issue where game would crash if no VR headset was plugged in.
- Improved readability of UI text in VR Mode.
- Added support for DiRT Rally 2.0 World Championship Qualifiers.
- New car: BMW M2 Competition
- Added files for Greece Rally in preparation of DLC release on September 10.
- Added files for the Seat Ibiza Kit Car in preparation of DLC release on September 24.
- Added files for the Peugeot 306 Maxi in preparation of DLC release on September 24.
- Adjusted performance of AI drivers across multiple routes and car classes, to provide a more balanced difficulty curve.
- (Update, September 3): This applies game-wide, and not just to My Team as previously mentioned)
- Resolved issue where tuning setups were being reset to default between Stages in Club Championships.
- Resolved issue where damage was resetting between Stages in Club Championships.
- Resolved issue where tyre punctures were automatically being repaired between Club Stages regardless of spare tyre availability.
- Resolved issue where cars were automatically being cleaned after every Stage in Club Championships.
- Resolved issue where too many cars would spawn on the starting grid.
- Resolved issue where AI drivers would skip Joker Laps if a player restarted a race or got disqualified.
- Resolved issue where players could avoid taking a Penalty Joker lap after receiving a penalty.
- Resolved issue where rear left tyre of the Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 was too narrow in comparison to rear right tyre.
- Resolved issue where the host of a Humans Only Custom Event would fall through the game world.
- Resolved issue where end of race countdown timer would not appear for players yet to complete a race.
- Resolved issue where players could gain access to DLC cars ahead of official release date.
- Resolved issue where players could not choose a DLC car if they were in a lobby with a host with Season Content access.
(Note: If a Lobby Host owns Season content, all players in the Lobby are given permission to use that DLC content regardless of entitlement status.)
- DirtFish added to Freeplay.
- New Zealand Rally – Corrected brightness setting for better visibility in darker areas.
- Mettet, Belgium – Resolved issue where start lights were not working.
- Updated Freeplay main menu tab to include DirtFish.
- Added World Championship tab to main menu.
- Added Uruguayan flag as a selectable option for driver profiles.
- “Adaptable” – Further improvements after Version 1.7 to make Achievement trigger properly.
- “Watch the Delta” – Adjusted triggers to assist users who weren’t able to unlock Achievement initially.
- “Living the Dream” – Adjusted triggers to assist users who weren’t able to unlock Achievement initially.
- Resolved issue where rev lights on Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel Base were displaying in the wrong direction.
- General stability improvements and minor bug fixes throughout title.
- We are currently investigating the possibility of supporting Oculus VR headsets natively, via Oculus SDK on Steam.
- We are currently investigating the ways of supporting post-launch content from other platforms on Oculus, and do not have a release date to announce at this time.
- The issues of audio cutting out mid-Stage are expected to be resolved in a future update.
- The ability to spectate in Multiplayer Lobbies is in development and could potentially appear in Version 1.9.
- The ability to use a “Dashboard” camera angle (similar to the one seen in DiRT Rally) is expected to be added in a future update, most likely Version 1.9.
DiRT 2.0 is available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC now.
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