has released the free update for its Early Access driving game DiRT Rally, adding the game’s first all-Tarmac rally at Baumholder, Germany, as well as five classic cars.
What's that? What exactly is the difference between tarmac rally and tarmac, apart from the fact one takes place on tarmac and the other... doesn't? I have absolutely no idea. Fortunately, the developers do.
“As a full Tarmac rally,” Codemasters handily explains, “Germany feels completely different to the other stages currently available in DiRT Rally and requires a different mindset to Greece, Wales or Monte Carlo. Stages are wider but conquering them is about fast sprints and picking braking point into junctions, with tight turns and chicanes through bails testing players’ concentration and skill.”
Players should expect more new rally surfaces and races over the course of the game's Early Access development. As for the new vehicles, they are the, and four F2 Kit Cars. Codemasters describes them as “iconic cars in the late ‘90s that were especially quick on Tarmac”, which is fitting. There's also an all-new car setup to maximise grip.
You can find the full patch notes for Version 0.5