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Dirt 5 Update 2.00 finally gives us Wheel Support, along with a lot of other improvements

Codemasters have released a pretty big update for their most recent racing game – Dirt 5. Today, they released update 2.00, and they’ve brought a lot of improvements to their game

A few of the bugs and FPS problems have now been fixed in the visual aspect while they’re investigating the others. Codemasters have also improved the matchmaking for Dirt 5 to increase the quality of the game’s multiplayer mode.

Other bugs occurring during Playgrounds and Career Mode have now been fixed, enhancing your single-player gameplay as well. This patch is filled with different kinds of updates, so we’ve left the patch notes here.

However, what really takes the cake is that Codemasters have finally added wheel support on their game.

Dirt 5 is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, and Google Stadia. It’s a pretty fun and entertaining racing game, a bit more on the casual side. Dirt 5 is also the fourteenth game in the Colin McRae Rally series and the eighth game to carry the Dirt title.

PATCH NOTES

Patch Notes for DIRT 5 Update 2.00 are below, which is available from December 15 on PC via Steam, followed by PlayStation and Xbox platforms in the coming days.

‘SNOW LIMITS’ FREE CONTENT PACK – New Playgrounds items, new liveries, new Ice Breaker circuit, new customisation items and the option for Snowy conditions in Playgrounds all added, for free to all players

WHEEL SUPPORT – Extensive selection of wheels supported for DIRT 5 across each platform, including Thrustmaster, Logitech and some Fanatec devices

VISUAL

• Further general visual and performance improvements across the board, including visual updates to the ‘Prioritise Frame Rate’/120hz mode on Xbox Series X
• Further FPS improvements when using Image Quality mode on Xbox One and PS4
• Fixed issues causing flickering lights during night-time events
• PC: Further fixes for reports of crashes and startup issues
• Fixed issue causing game freezes in the Career – Sponsors tab when selecting an Amplified Edition sponsor

CAREER

• Fixes for crashes occurring at the beginning of some Career events for some players
• Added option to listen back to previous podcast episodes from a playlist
• Fixed visual bug in Career mode that shows the player earning more than the maximum amount of Stamps after completing Throwdowns

ONLINE

• Technical changes made to the matchmaking process; search times for lobbies have been increased to improve the likelihood of live lobbies being found
• Friends lobby size increased to eight players
• Fixes for crashes occurring when exiting active multiplayer events

SPLIT-SCREEN

• Fixed multiple bugs causing crashes and performances issues in split-screen play
• Audio fixes for low volume in split-screen mode

PLAYGROUNDS

• Leaderboard display adjusted to show faster target times
• Resolves occurrences of objects being available for the wrong event type

GENERAL

• Amplified Edition entitlements fully unlocked for Amplified Edition pre-order players
• PS5: Fixed issue with Trophies not unlocking. Any Trophies earned during this issue should unlock for players after completing one event
• Further improvements made to AI behaviour, particularly in races with large grids
• Fixed instance of cars triggering a track reset incorrectly on Arizona – Merrick Butte location
• Fixed issues causing crashes in the post-race menus
• Sprint cars: changes made to handling model following community feedback
• Display fixes for PS4/PS5 Trophy images and text
• General stability and quality of life improvements across each platform to improve your experience

Luka Midoski

Luka Midoski is the latest addition to FGR's team, with vast knowledge in the MOBA genre. He loves multiplayer online battle arenas as he believes they have the right match time to organize your day. Most of the time, he founds himself trapped in the world of Smite, but sometimes he wants to dip into World of Warcraft too.

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