New to DiRT Rally 2.0? Patience is a virtue. Your best bet is to start with less powerful motors to get lots of practice in before moving on to the big leagues. If you want to improve at rally driving, driving slower cars at first helps you learn and get a good grip in the game. Go slow now to go fast later. A low-powered FWD (front-wheel drive) is a good idea to start with.
Once you can consistently finish races without crashing and get a few clean stages under your belt, you can then upgrade your car.
FWD (Front-wheel drive)
RWD (Rear-wheel drive)
4WD (Four-wheel drive)
You’ve got to ask yourself a few questions first:
Top tip: Remember that you can test-drive any car for sale before you buy it. That way you’re able to get a feel for the vehicle and decide if you can handle it.
Yes, but not that often. You can choose the car you want to use at the beginning of a championship. Each championship has a set of races you’ll need to do consistently well in to finish the championship on the podium. While you can’t switch cars between races, perform well in the championship and unlock the next one to choose a new car.
As you progress though the game and new championships unlock in Career mode, you’ll have to use different car classes. This means that while you’ll be able to try out new cars, you’ll have to earn it by doing consistently well throughout the stages of each championship so that you can unlock a new championship and get your pick of a new car again. Heads up that any damage that you don’t repair will carry over to your new car!
You have two options: wait until the next championship or start the one you’re currently playing over again.
Make sure you repair your car as soon as possible after damage as you have limited time. If you go over that time, you’ll face a penalty.
You can repair your car in the service area between stages (usually after every two).
Each car system needing repair will be highlighted with an exclamation mark (!) next to Repair Vehicle. You can choose between no fix, standard, quick fix, or replace - depending on the part damaged.
If your car is not in good shape and needs multiple repairs, knowing where to start can be tricky.
Go to the Repair tab and choose the Recommended Repairs option. Make sure to always prioritize mechanical fixes over cosmetic ones.
Minimize impact on rough roads
You can adjust your suspension and dampers for softer impact when driving on rough roads.
To do this:
Your default option should be on the firmer side. If you do decide to adjust the sliders, make sure you’re only fine-tuning slightly. Anything more than that and it might throw off your handle of the car.
Using a racing rig?
Tune the force feedback and wheel settings to make DiRT Rally 2.0 feel even more realistic.
Here’s how to do this:
Adjust gear ratios
From the Tune Vehicle menu, go to Gearing. You’ll then be able to adjust each gear on a sliding scale from short to long. A guide to each setting appears on the right side of the screen.