The Racing Simulator Dirt Rally 2.0 Joins Xbox Game Pass On September 26

The Racing Simulator Dirt Rally 2.0 Joins Xbox Game Pass On September 26
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Xbox Game Pass continues to get some amazing games. The month of September has been a fun time if you’re a member of this monthly subscription service. Gears of War 5 is even on the platform, which just goes to show how great of value this service is.

If you’re into racing simulators, you’ll be happy to know that Dirt Rally 2.0 is heading to the platform on September 26. The Dirt Rally series is one of the most realistic off-roading experiences that currently exists, so it’s amazing to see it being offered on Xbox Game Pass. Codemasters did a good job at keeping some of the core driving mechanics that fans know and love, while elevating the series with new tracks, cars, and modes.

The tracks you’ll blast through are actually tracks that professional rally car drivers race on in real life. From New Zealand to the USA, you’ll go off-roading around some memorable destinations across the globe. Each track features surface degradation. So if you round a corner and leave an imprint, you’ll see it the next time you come around the track. Go around the same portions more than once and you’ll start noticing changes in the way your car handles. It’s such an authentic design for a racing simulator.

The elements also will put your rally driving skills to the test, whether you’re speeding through muddy waters or braving snow on a mountain. You’ll need to be on your A game the entire time to maintain control of your powerful rally car. There are over 50 authentic cars to choose from. Each one has different attributes that you’ll get to explore and fine-tune throughout your progression.

The tuning is another highlight of Dirt Rally 2.0. No race is the same. You’ll adjust your car’s suspension, braking, and torque depending on the type of driving you prefer and the tracks you’ll be on. It takes some time to perfect your car’s metrics, but after a while, you’ll get the hang of making proper adjustments.

Lastly, the game receives updates on a regular basis. You’ll have the chance to go head to head with other drivers online in daily, weekly, and monthly challenges. There’s never a shortage of things to do. Dirt Rally 2.0 is just one of the many great games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the month of September. If you don’t already have it, you can get a membership for just $9.99 a month.