Dirt 5 Reveals Game Modes and More

Dirt 5 Reveals Game Modes and More

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Dirt 5 launches this fall on current generation systems, though it will be a cross-generational title. We already knew Xbox players would get to use Smart Delivery, meaning they could buy it once and have it optimized for either Xbox One or Xbox Series X. 

Now it's confirmed that PlayStation players will benefit from a similar system. Those who buy Dirt 5 on PS4 will gain access to the PS5 version at no additional cost. Though the current-gen versions are due out on October 9, the next-gen versions are currently without a release date. This may be because the consoles themselves have no publicly known launch dates either.

In the meantime, the team at Codemasters has sought to tide fans over with a host of new game mode details. In Dirt 5, players can drive "the most diverse" selection of vehicles in the series, from "00bhp sprint cars, to rock bouncers, pre runners all the way through to traditional and modern rally vehicles." In total, there are 13 different classes of cars.

That sort of diversity allows for a similar spread in the different racing modes, which is confirmed by the list below straight from the team.

Landrush – Circuit-based, rough terrain with jolting jumps and technically challenging sections. Weather and track conditions change on-the-fly during the event to mix-up this pack race mode.

Rally Raid – Controlling machines built for extreme off-road, Rally Raid challenges are point to point with split routes, where drivers can grab some serious air.

Ice Breaker – As the name suggests, players battle short circuits that take place entirely on ice. Throttle control and precise drifting are crucial to master this mode.

Stampede – Hard, unforgiving natural landscape, built for rough-and-ready machines. The layout is unmarked with major undulations over mud and sand.

Path Finder – Another new game mode. Controlled speed and more strategy are the keys to success. Hardcore off-road terrain packed with steep jumps and rock-strewn paths.

Sprint – Amplified racing at its craziest. 900bhp, enormous wings and four different sized wheels. Left turns only on oval and circular tracks. One for the drifters.

Ultra Cross – Varied terrain and unpredictable circuit design. Classic rallycross amplified for the ultimate challenge. 

This selection of modes is also the most diverse the Dirt series has ever seen, said Codemasters. Development Director at Codemasters, Robert Karp, teased that the team still has more to reveal, including a feature never before seen in the series. 

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