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EA Sports WRC

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: Nov. 3, 2023

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'EA Sports WRC' Season 3 Begins Next Week, Adds New Challenges, Moments, Unique Liveries and More - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2024 @ 10:33 a.m. PST

EA Sports WRC, the official game of the FIA World Rally Championship, is the first truly next-generation rally game and the quintessential title for sim-racing enthusiasts.

Combining the power of the Unreal Engine with the DiRT Rally series physics, EA Sports WRC delivers longer, more detailed stages than previously possible, with 18* official FIA World Rally Championship locations and over 600km of unforgiving asphalt, gravel, and snow stages. The game also boasts 10 current WRC, WRC2, and Junior WRC vehicles and 68 of the most iconic rally cars spanning 60 years of the sport. Working together with official WRC teams and manufacturers, such as Ford, Toyota, and Hyundai, each vehicle is built to tackle every challenge they'll face throughout the season. The hybrid-powered 4WD Rally1 cars are some of the fastest in the sport's history, capable of incredible speeds while tackling gravity-defying jumps, deteriorating surfaces, and adverse weather.

The advanced Dynamic Handling System refines Codemasters’ original model and gives players the most realistic off-road experience to date. Taking feedback from drivers, including former FIA Junior WRC title contender and 2023 FIA European Rally Championship ERC3 champion, and game designer Jon Armstrong, players can choose a professional driver set-up mirroring the experience drivers encounter every race week. New players can personalise the handling, enabling them to make adjustments to help them master the ultimate player versus environment off-road challenge. The realism extends to audio, with each car intricately replicated, and new pace notes, including simplified commands for rookie drivers, give much-needed information to the player as they battle through each stage.

EA Sports WRC announces the launch of its Season 3 content update.

Set to release on February 13, this update brings an array of new challenges and opportunities for rally enthusiasts to get closer to the sport they love, including new Moments, 25 Rally Pass levels, and a variety of unique liveries and cosmetics for players to explore.

The new Season 3 Moments will not only follow the real-world 2024 season, but also celebrate the rich history of WRC. Daily in-game challenges inspired by rally legends like Paddy Hopkirk, Teemu Suninen and Erik Cais will put drivers’ skills to the test across a range of locations and vehicles.

In addition, players have the opportunity to win a 3-month subscription to Rally.TV, the official streaming service of the FIA World Rally Championship. To secure one of the 3000 available codes, players must participate in the virtual Rally Sweden event in-game.

The introduction of Builder fulfils the dream of those longing to build their very own modern-era rally car. Select the chassis, body shells, and all-important mechanical parts before customising the interior and exterior, finally personalising with the livery editor. Put the car through its paces and make any necessary adjustments before competing for the World Championship against the best competition WRC has to offer.

EA Sports WRC brings fans together with 32 player cross-platform multiplayer, allowing for competition between friends and the wider rally community. Using EA Racenet, EA’s racing companion app, Clubs serve as community-built hubs offering custom multi-surface tournaments with rallying at any location and time of year. Alongside personalised events, Moments, updated daily in-game, give players the chance to relive pivotal scenarios from the 2023 season alongside classic events from the sport’s archives.

Everyone who pre-orders† EA Sports WRC will receive each of the five VIP Rally Passes that contain additional post-launch content, as well as three vanity packs consisting of liveries and apparel, and up to three days of early access starting October 31, 2023.

EA Sports WRC is availalbe for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (EA App, Epic Store, and Steam).

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