Video Game Updates & Patch Notes

Dakar Desert Rally Introduces Classic Vehicle Pack and Performance Boost with Patch 1.9

Race across the desert in legendary vehicles and enjoy overall performance improvements in the latest update.

Dakar Desert Rally, the popular off-road rally game, has released a new Premium DLC called “Classics Vehicle Pack #1.” This exciting pack brings legendary classic vehicles from the Paris-Dakar Rally, including the all-wheel-drive Porsche 959 and the powerful six-wheel Tatra 815 truck. The DLC is free to Season Pass owners or can be purchased separately for $9.99.

Accompanying the DLC, Patch 1.9 brings significant performance improvements and new voice-over language support to the game. Here’s a rundown of the key changes in the patch notes:

April 13, 2023 – Patch Notes

Classics Vehicle Pack #1

  • Paris-Dakar classics arrive to Dakar Desert Rally!
  • Get ready for the new off-road rally experience with the classic champions from Paris-Dakar 1986!
    • Porsche 959 (1986):
      Drive the powerful all-wheel-drive Porsche 959, as René Metge + Dominique Lemoyne and Jacky Ickx + Claude Brasseur did in the 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally!
    • Tatra 815 (1986):
      Experience the amazing 6-wheel Tatra 815, with Karel Loprais, Krpec, and Stachura as in the original Paris-Dakar Rally.

New Features

  • Performance Improvements:
    • Improved overall framerate performance and stability across all platforms.
    • Performance mode added to Xbox One X and Xbox Series S.
  • Quality improvements:
    • Multiple visual improvements and tweaks, including headlight shadows, increased terrain texture resolution, improved cockpit mirror quality on next-gen consoles and PC, enhanced shadow quality and resolution scaling on consoles.
  • New Language Packs: This includes voice-overs for the following languages:
    • Italian.
    • German.
    • Portuguese.
    • Portuguese-Brazilian.


  • Fuel consumption has been adjusted in Trucks to give them a wider range of travel.


  • Resolved the issue of crashing in the garage.
  • Resolved issues with cloud save issues.
  • Improved Steering Wheel Wizard’s compatibility for brands without official support.


  • Trophies “We all stand together” and “Sheikh’en not stirred” can now be unlocked.

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